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Twelve Slays of Christmas
Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery | Jacqueline Frost
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When Holly Whites fianc cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastimeexactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Hollys family tree farm. When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Hollys father, Bud, and the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesnt help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him.The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn't watch out, she'll end up on Santa's naughty list in Twelve Slays of Christmas, Jacqueline Frosts jolly series debut.
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AmandaBlaze
12 SLAYS OF XMAS | Jacqueline Frost
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Andrew65 I really enjoyed this one too. 1mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Festive cozy. I plan to listen to the second book in the series next year.

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Andrew65
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This was a very enjoyable read. A woman heads home days before she was meant to be married. At the same time a murder is committed on the eve of The Annual Reindeer Games. She decides to investigate and help the local sheriff. Loved the characters and feel of this book. A good Christmas read.

29th book finished for #WinterReadathon

@DieAReadet @Ghabi4Roses

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Andrew65
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My current read has a murder set against the backdrop of the #Reindeer Games.

#DivineDecember

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs Love the title!! 1mo
Andrew65 @Eggs A great play on words, as are the other two books in the series. 1mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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I‘m an hour and a half in and enjoying this cozy murder mystery. Thought I‘d pop on here to mention it in case you are looking for something like this to listen to while driving or wrapping this week. Included with an audible subscription.

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Andrew65
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Starting the first book in the Christmas Tree Farm Mystery Series. I read the second book last year (🤷‍♂️) and really enjoyed it.

It‘s free to download on Audible if you are a member, as is the second one.

#WinterReadathon

@DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses

DieAReader 🤓🎄📚♥️ 1mo
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Librarybelle
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I am not typically one for holiday-themed books (except Halloween), but I am so glad I listened to this one! You know a book is good when you find excuses to listen to a book! Cozy mystery with a snarky female lead, a handsome sheriff, and a murder leading up to Christmas. I laughed out loud several times and am now contemplating how quickly I can begin book 2. The voice narration was perfect. #2017 #192025

Bookzombie I have this one on deck this month and was a little iffy. Thanks for the great review. It might be my next listen. 🙂 2mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @Bookzombie ! I hope you like it! I really enjoy cozy mysteries as a way to escape from real life, and when the main character has a sense of humor, I devour the book as quickly as I can! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Finished this last night but was too lazy to post. 🤣 A perfectly cozy holiday mystery! I‘d definitely read more in the series.

#bookspinbingo
#holidaybookbingo
#adventathon
#wintercosy
#winterreadathon

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🎄♥️ 2mo
Andrew65 An enjoyable book. Well done 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
ozma.of.oz Love the title! 2mo
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AmandaBlaze
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This was a perfectly cozy mystery. The only thing that felt a little like a cheat was the title as there was only one murder. The MC Holly had appropriate emotions throughout the book for her character.This book also almost completely filled my #WinterReadathon Word Bingo board. I'm just missing nativity, stocking, and mince pie.
@Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
#midwintersolace @AllDebooks
#wintercozy @PuddleJumper

KathyWheeler For some reason, her referring to her stomach as her tummy really got on my nerves. 😄. But otherwise, it‘s a decent Christmas mystery. 2mo
DieAReader 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
AllDebooks Sounds fun! 2mo
Andrew65 I liked this book too. Nativity was the last word I got for my bingo board. Well done 🎅🎅🎅 (edited) 2mo
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CaitZ
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I finished listening to this, this afternoon. It's the kind of cozy mystery I like. Looks like I've just added another series to read to my long list. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #NewYearSpecial @StayCurious @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 13mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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In honor of a new book, I re-read the first two in this series and I'm glad I did. I just wish I could really visit this town and take part in the Reindeer Games... assuming I didn't end up a victim. o.O

#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick
Word Search points: 3570!

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aperfectmjk
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TheSpineView Excellant! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
Jadams1776 🥳🎉📚🎄 13mo
StayCurious I'm impressed that you got that many! 13mo
aperfectmjk @Jadams1776 using prompt 2 13mo
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5feet.of.fury
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I don‘t typically do cozy mysteries but this was delightful.

Holly White‘s engagement falls through but she has a warm homecoming returning to Mistletoe, ME. Until one of the locals turn up murdered at her parents‘ Christmastree Farm.

She alternates searching for clues, serving hot chocolate and playing “reindeer games”, but finds more than she asked Santa for.

🎧 narration was great but the Boston accent was more of a New Jersey thing 🤣

Emilymdxn I felt the same! Not a big cosy mystery reader but this was so delightful I had to love it. I also felt the accent was a bit off but couldn‘t say how as an English person, I did hear a but of Sopranos in it tho haha 13mo
5feet.of.fury @Emilymdxn yessss definitely a “wise guy” accent! 13mo
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TamTracy
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This story had me bought in from the beginning! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Twainy
12 SLAYS OF XMAS | Jacqueline Frost
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Mehso-so

🎧 I feel bad. I have to give this a so-so. I thought it was going to be a Christmas murder mystery. It seems to be more of a bad romance. I was not impressed but I was expecting a different book. If you‘re looking for a romance where the man saves the damsel in distress with sidecar of light mystery … this could be the book for you?

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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KathyWheeler
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This was a perfectly fine Christmas cozy mystery. I kept forgetting the main character‘s name, but she was fine too. One nitpicky thing bothered me — she kept referring to her stomach as her “tummy,” and it seemed to happen a lot. I don‘t think I‘ve heard any grown adult call their stomach a “tummy” in a long time. I don‘t know why that bothered me so much, but it did. #audiowalk

BethM I occasionally call it my tummy…. It annoys the hell out of my husband 😂 14mo
KathyWheeler @BethM I truly think it‘s a weird thing to be annoyed at, but here I am being annoyed! 😄 14mo
5feet.of.fury I started reading this today and I was also annoyed by the “tummy” talk lol 13mo
KathyWheeler @5feet.of.fury 😄 13mo
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Emilymdxn
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For todays #festivephotochallenge and #reindeer my first thought was the delightful and bizarre setting of this cosy mystery - a Christmas tree farm that hosts an annual Reindeer Games attended by the whole population of the town and half the planet!

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick +16

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RedxoHearts
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December Readathons Update
#WinterGames2021

#AVeryMerryBingo @Jadams1776 I completed 2 prompts. Prompt 5 - Number in the Title with Twelve Slays of Christmas. Prompt 11 - Someone has Gifts or Santa Suit with Twas The Knife Before Christmas

#LittenListen @aperfectmjk completed prompt 8 - part of a series with Monument 14

Jadams1776 🎉🎄🎁 1y
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RedxoHearts
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Loved this book and can't wait to read the rest of the Christmas Tree Farm Mystery series. I randomly came across this browsing on Libby and it easily became my favorite cozy mystery read of the year. The town of Mistletoe sounds so lovely and I loved the idea of all the Christmas games there. If you are looking for a sweet festive read with a side of murder mystery I recommend it!

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RedxoHearts
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Here's my week 1 total points - 7,913
@Clwojick #TeamMistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021

This week I finished reading:
Ghosted in L.A Vol 2
Monument 14
Twelve Slays of Christmas
Twas The Knife Before Christmas

It was fun counting the words in the last two for #WGWordSearch between the two there was 754 of the words. 🤣

Clwojick Woohoo! 💚🥳🤩 You‘re doing awesome! 1y
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JenlovesJT47
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I grabbed this on Audible Plus and really enjoyed it. It‘s a light and fluffy cozy Christmas mystery and really puts you in the Christmas mood. 4⭐️

#Christmas
#WinterGames
#MistletoeManiacs

+26 points for a Holiday Read

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Emilymdxn
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I‘m not a big cosy mystery reader but the Christmas spirit won me over. I couldn‘t resist reading this one early for #wintergames - it‘s free on the audible plus catalogue if you have access to that 🥰

Nicely written, delightfully sweet and small-town-charming, this felt like it could really be a Netflix series which I would absolutely watch

Booksnchill Thanks for the post- been looking for a Christmas fun mystery 1y
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Inkblotsandcoffeestains
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8 hours dedicated to complete this one 🤗

+26 for #MerryReaders #WinterGames

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Bookgoil
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I did it! I filled my bingo! Woot! I still have one more to listen to but I don‘t think I‘ll be able to manage more bingos 😂😂 #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

#readnosedreindeer #wintergames2020 @StayCurious

Texreader Way to go!!! 2y
aperfectmjk Awesome job! 🥳 2y
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rjsthumbelina
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#royalpurple #12coloursofdecember #wintergames #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer @StayCurious December 19
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This looks so fun to me! Got lucky and bought it while the ebook was $1.99

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kimmypete1
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It‘s been awhile since I‘ve truly enjoyed a cozy mystery. Can‘t wait to read the second one. #WinterGames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer

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bthegood
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I'm not a fan of Hallmark movies, but I did love this book even though it reads like a Hallmark movie. Maybe I need to re-examine Hallmark movies or maybe I was just in the mood for something fun and light. #WinterGames2020 #ReadYourWay #CrushTheRush #TeamReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheSpineView

TheSpineView ❤📖🎄 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Some are better than others, but when in the mood for light and fluffy, they usually fit the bill. 2y
bthegood @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick exactly, and I'm ending the year in the mood for light and fluffy😊⛄🌲 2y
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bthegood
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Taking a day to finish some work for spring semester, then reading. Tagged book is a cute read so far. Make a great day for yourselves #TeamReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames2020 @StayCurious #CrushTheRush #ReadYourWay @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 📚🤩📖😍🎄 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick ⛄Sounds like a good day! ⛄ 2y
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bthegood
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Cleaned out home office, replacing old furniture, decided to do it on trash day so people would take the furniture, which they did. Wasn't thinking though, now no furniture for a week in my home office. I guess I'll just have to read this week!😄
#WinterGames2020
#TeamReadNosedReindeer
@StayCurious
#ReadYourWay #CrushTheRush @TheSpineView @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

TheSpineView A week to read is awesome! 🤩 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😱Oh no! You'll have to read!!!😱🤣🤣🤣 2y
bthegood @TheSpineView @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I know...best problem ever,! 😊 2y
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PathfinderNicole
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Finished the tagged TBR holiday read today and read for 3.5 hours for #ReadYourWay readathon!
This brings my grand point total for week 1 of #WinterGames2020 to 194 points for #TeamReadNosedReindeer! @StayCurious

TheSpineView ❤📚📖😊 2y
StayCurious Great Job! 2y
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ElizaMarie
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AkashaVampie That is totally fine. If u find a connection, use it. 2y
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie haha yes. I am kinda loose with my topics at times but yeah! 2y
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ElizaMarie
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So I spent the majority of my day waiting at the dealership for my snow tires and then the drive to and from was bout an hour and ... well this morning listened to it while showing, addressing letters and some general audio-cleaning. So.. .I finished it! 8 hrs, Holiday Read :)

#WinterGames2020
#MerryReaders
@clwojick
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#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Clwojick ⭐ ❤Way to go! 🌲 🎉 2y
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ElizaMarie
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Starting this one this morning while I address some very overdue #LitsyLove

#WinterGames2020
#MerryReaders
@Clwojick

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TEArificbooks
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Book 6 #cozyinthesun @Librarybelle @ferskner A little Christmas in July cozy. It was very fun, whimsical and filled with holiday spirit. Made me crave hot chocolate and candy canes. I even set the mood with Christmas music and candle. I loved the banter between the MC and the sheriff. I laughed out loud many times. This should definitely be made into a Hallmark Christmas movie on their mystery channel.

Cupcake12 Love this..I‘m reading a Christmas book too 😂 3y
Librarybelle Love your photo! 3y
SamanthaMarie Awww how very fun!!! Christmas in July sounds perfect 🥰 3y
ferskner Eeeeeee I love this picture! 3y
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JesseConley
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Just started this cozy mystery. Loving it. So far. ❤️📚
Love the main character Holly. She's a strong independent woman who is sassy. I am definitely a character driven books. And Holly and Sheriff Evan Grey, 😍.

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Cinsarly
12 SLAYS OF XMAS | Jacqueline Frost
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Super fun cozy mystery set on a christmas tree farm up north. Lots of typical elements (daughter returning home from a big city after a personal crisis, small town with quirky people, newcomer to town as a love interest, etc). Still, I liked the characters. There was one character choice that was utterly stupid at the end but nothing's perfect. Lol #WinterGames #SlayBells #HolidayRead 20 pts @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl 21 pts! Glad you liked it! 3y
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DGRachel
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Based on the title, I expected Buffy, or at least vampires. Nope. Listening to this audiobook was like listening to a Hallmark Mystery Channel movie. It‘s a cute cozy mystery where a young woman, fresh from being dumped by her fiancé, heads to her parents in her small hometown of Mistletoe, Maine, and discovers a dead body and a handsome outsider sheriff, because it‘s not a Hallmark movie without romance. It was the perfect listen for the season.

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Airykah13
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I really enjoyed this one and it helped me get more into the Christmas spirit. One of my favorite characters was Cookie because she was sweet and sassy. Even though I usually read more explicit books when it comes to mystery, it‘s nice to take a break from that once in a while. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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emtobiasz
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#audiosouping with the tagged mystery and a creamy tortellini soup. The soup was better than the book, honestly— I think this one might be a little too cozy for my tastes. #audiobook

readordierachel That looks delicious! 3y
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Laughterhp
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#WeeklyForecast and #BookReport

I finished 3 books this week. All Christmas themed. My favorite was obviously How The Dukes Stole Christmas 🎄

I currently have The Last Hours in progress in print and The Man in the Brown Suit in progress on Audio.

Once I finish those, I will start Hogfather and The Book Charmer

I‘m going to DC for work this week, so honestly don‘t know how much reading I‘ll get done.

squirrelbrain Have a good work trip! 3y
Laughterhp @squirrelbrain Thanks!! 😊 3y
Sace Safe travels! And excellent reading... 3 books! 👏👏👏 3y
Cinfhen Have a good week/ hope you get to squeeze in some reading time 🤞🏼 3y
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fakesteph
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I loved everything about this mystery, even the cats. The killer surprised me! I thought I had it figured out and was blind to the clues because I was so in love with my theory. The characters were great, the town charming, and romance perfect. I can't wait to start the sequel. The only thing I'm upset about is that there are only two books.

#wintergames #slaybells #HOLIDAY @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl We will have to talk about your theory! I'm listening to the second book now! 21 points! 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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This was so much fun! Sometimes I have trouble with cozy mysteries, but this one is pretty perfect- plus a heroine I genuinely liked! And there's a sequel, so yay! Totally recommending this one for #WinterGames! #SlayBells Thanks, @FakeSteph for the recommendation! @Clwojick @StayCurious (21pts)

Laughterhp I just finished this one today as well! 3y
fakesteph I will finish this one tomorrow. I am LOVING it so far. 3y
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Laughterhp
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Finished this audiobook today! It definitely helped to pass 2 hours of shoveling today. I really enjoyed this cozy holiday mystery! I liked the town and all the characters in Mistletoe. And the mystery and romance was good. The one thing I couldn‘t stand, was her Boston accent. The sheriff was from Boston and her accent for him was just awful! I want to listen to more but dunno if I can stand it

#HolidayReads #WinterGames #TeamElectricSex 21pts

Laughterhp #ReadingUSA2019 - the author is from OH so I actually get to color in another state on my map! @Librarybelle 3y
Librarybelle Yay! 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Some mornings I like to listen to audiobooks and sip coffee while I do online jigsaw puzzles. This is what I just completed while I'm finishing up the tagged book. #WinterGames #SlayBells @Clwojick @StayCurious (1pt)

fakesteph I LOVE online jigsaws. 3y
fakesteph Im in a Yahtzee phase ATM tho 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Doing some crafting with a book sampler while listening to the tagged book and spending time at the hospital. #WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious #SlayBells

maich Hope everything is ok. Sending a hug and warm wishes. 3y
MidnightBookGirl @maich Thank you! My sister in law's aunt had a major stroke and things are not going well. She'll most likely be starting hospice soon, but that's a good thing in this case. It's sad, of course, but I'm grateful for the time to say goodbye. 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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This is so good so far! I usually struggle with the first in a series for cozy mysteries, but this one is exceeding expectations! Thanks for the suggestion, @fakesteph! Makes for a great #WinterGames read, Team #SlayBells! @Clwojick @StayCurious

emtobiasz Glad it‘s a good one! I put it on hold at the library yesterday 🎄 3y
fakesteph So excited to start this tomorrow. 3y
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Laughterhp
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Finished 2 books this week. So now I can dive into Christmas books!

I only currently have 1 audiobook in progress.

I‘ll probably get back into The Last Hours because it‘s really good!
I haven‘t started One Day in December yet, but need to get into it soon.
I need to read a Wedding in December because it‘s due back 12/7.
And I just really want to read How the Dukes Stole Christmas

#WeeklyForecast #BookReport

Cinfhen Nice way to get into the Holiday spirit 💚❤️ 3y
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fakesteph
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I'm going to have a cozy Christmas murder--I mean mystery--fest for #wintergames. I'll need to start with the Twelve Slays of Christmas for team #Slaybells. #teamslaybells? @MidnightBookGirl

MidnightBookGirl Yessssss!
Is that on Hoopla?
(edited) 3y
fakesteph I got it on Libby. SO MANY cozy Christmas murders. :) 3y
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tracey38
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Thank you @Traci1 for this #kindlitsy book! I remember seeing your review, and I think someone else I follow read it, too, and it sounded good. I'm looking forward to reading it! 💜💜💜

Traci1 I hope you like it! 4y
tracey38 @Traci1 thanks. I'm sure I will! 4y
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Traci1
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Audio-knitting today. I didn't make much progress, and I hadn't planned for the scarf to be so pumpkin-like, but it was nice to get some knitting done. The book was cute, and I really liked the narrator.

litmuggle1 I've toyed with buying this I'm glad to here it was a pick. 4y
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