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Hope Never Dies
Hope Never Dies: An Obama/Biden Mystery | Andrew Shaffer
For everyone nostalgic for the Obama/Biden administration, HOPE NEVER DIES re-casts the president and vice-president as amateur sleuths in a quirky mystery-adventure. He's an honest man in a city of thieves. He has no patience for guff, foolishness, or malarkey. He is United States Vice President Joe Biden. And when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident--leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues--"Amtrak Joe" unwittingly finds himself in the role of a private investigator. To crack the case (and uncover a drug-smuggling ring hiding in plain sight), he'll team up with the only man he's ever fully trusted--the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Together they'll plumb the darkest corners of Wilmington, Delaware, where enemies lurk around every corner. And if they're not careful, the blood on the tracks may be their own. This quirky, comic mystery begins six months after the 2016 presidential election, as Obama and Biden are struggling to define their post-White House identities--and question what truly remains of their legendary bromance. Published as a trade paperback original and designed to echo tough-guy thrillers (think JACK REACHER, LETHAL WEAPON, TRUE DETECTIVE), HOPE NEVER DIES is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction--and a terrific beach read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs in Washington, DC.
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kyraleseberg
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Finished this in car line today 😆
It's a cozy mystery that has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with bromance.
And just look at this epic cover 🤣

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is my fave cover ever. The sequal has an amazing cover as well. 1mo
Leftcoastzen I really enjoyed this book! 1mo
Scochrane26 The sequel is fun & cover is great. Andrew Shaffer is hilarious in person. Unfortunately, Biden‘s pres run may have derailed plans for more mysteries atm, according to the author. 1mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Mehso-so

The book was okay, but this wine glass from my friend is awesome!

GypsyKat That wine glass IS awesome! 😍🦈 3mo
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ClairesReads
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A more joyful read than my 3 stars suggest. If you want an easy, breezy, holiday read this is the kind of fun you need in your life. Who doesn‘t want to read about Joe Biden head-butting a bikie?

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ClairesReads
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#readharder2019 a cozy mystery, because everyone needs this kind of joy in their lives

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Shaines07
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A fun light read. Just what i was looking for.

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Shaines07
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Looking for a fun, light read. Excited to start this one!

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Louise
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Day Two. #covercrush #7days7covers Share 7 covers that you like over 7 days, no explanation needed, and tag someone to play along. I would like to invite @Sarah83 to play along.

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britt_brooke
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vivastory It never gets old 😄 5mo
LauraJ Yes! 5mo
marleed Oh yea, this one needs to be here. 5mo
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lele1432 Lol I do love this cover 😆 5mo
Leftcoastzen Always makes me smile! 5mo
Bklover Perfect Choice!!!!! 5mo
ValerieAndBooks Great choice 😂!! 5mo
KarenUK You win! 🙌🙌 5mo
britt_brooke @KarenUK 🤣🤣 5mo
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍 5mo
Reviewsbylola These covers are amazing. 😆 5mo
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Shibbyfruitfly
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A new month means another book tracker. I haven‘t really felt like reading much but thanks to audiobooks I was able to finish 8 books this month.

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Littlestbookshelf
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Finally getting around to this one! Needing a good laugh and something not so serious.

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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#10 of my #14Books14Weeks, This was such a fun summer read! Funny and clever, this book really captures the bromance and humor between the former president and vice president that many of us came to enjoy ? I would categorize this as a cozy mystery. The book touches on some important and current subjects which are balanced with a little bit of "This could never happen" ? A bit of humor and a few jabs at current politicians...

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ValerieAndBooks
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I snuck into the used bookstore today hoping to find more Shirley Jackson but no luck 😭. I did get lucky with these ($9 plus tax!). I had just been telling @Leftcoastzen that I was having a hard time finding the tagged book used, and guess what 😊!

McEwan is for #1001Books (someday); had been wanting to read The Great Santini; and the like-new HP is to replace the paperback edition my son has. Now all of his HPs are hardbacks 👍

BookwormM I enjoyed Amsterdam 7mo
Leftcoastzen Yay! Love the Great Santini! 7mo
Blueberry Hope Never Dies is a fun book. 7mo
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ValerieAndBooks @BookwormM that‘s good to know— there‘s 8 of his books on the #1001Books list and I‘ve only read one so far 😅 7mo
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen it‘s weird— I have a couple others of Conroy in my TBR but somehow felt I should get to The Great Santini first! 7mo
ValerieAndBooks @Blueberry no doubt, based on that cover alone 😂 ! 7mo
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QueenJen
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Leftcoastzen
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Yay!I‘m a little mad at myself,I‘m stalled on my #booked2019 challenge , reading serious books and #chunksters that I am enjoying but...what a breath of fresh air this Biden/Obama bromance mystery was!Just needed something lighter and this book did the trick.I know there is a second one out, looking forward to reading more of this series.Clever and fun.🥰

Bklover I bought this quite a while back but haven‘t read it yet- it does look fun! 7mo
ValerieAndBooks I keep hoping to come across this in the used bookstores but no luck yet! Which is kind of odd, considering that I live only 7 miles from the Delaware border 😂! 7mo
Leftcoastzen @ValerieAndBooks So funny , there was so much Litsy love for this book and I found it cheap, I think you will too! 7mo
Leftcoastzen @Bklover it‘s a great palette cleanse, jump when the moment is right! 7mo
Suet624 Especially now this book is a great cleanse all the way around. 7mo
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Brithomas17
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Reading Hope Never Dies by Andrew Schaffer as a recommendation by my local bookstore since the author was coming to our town to do a signing. I did not get to go to the author signing but overall has been a fairly good book. If you were really into their bromance memes that came out after their time in office, you will probably love this book.

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Samplergal
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#readingUsa2019.

Delaware : Hope Never Dies. ( forgot to check off the map. 😳)
Oregon: The Child Finder
South Dakota: Finding Dorothy

It gets harder to find books that I‘m willing to read based on the setting. Suggestions welcome for Arkansas and Kentucky.

Soubhiville Wow! You‘re down to just a few left! 7mo
TuesdayReviews Winter‘s Bone by Daniel Woodrell for Arkansas and Raylan by Elmore Leonard for Kentucky. 7mo
rjsthumbelina @TuesdayReviews I haven't gotten to Winters Bone yet, so I might be wrong, but I thought that took place in the Ozarks in Missouri... 7mo
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TuesdayReviews You‘re right! Sorry! 7mo
Ncostell I recommend Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry for Kentucky 7mo
Librarybelle Wow! Great job on the map! 7mo
emtobiasz I think a lot of Maya Angelou‘s first memoir takes place in Arkansas 7mo
Samplergal @emtobiasz I‘ve already read that one. 7mo
megnews @Samplergal have you read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek? That‘s set in Kentucky. I‘m reading it now and enjoying it. 7mo
megnews I‘ve not read A Painted House by John Grisham but it sounds good and it‘s set in Arkansas. Says it‘s based on his childhood there. 7mo
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niftytiffd
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It‘s been forever since I‘ve posted an actual book review on here (I‘m not reading as much, I guess). But I couldn‘t be quiet about this book. -I devoured it! Interesting storyline and hilarious, yet sometimes profound, dynamic between one of my favorite duos, Biden and Obama. I‘m looking forward to starting the sequel, hopefully, next week. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MidnightBookGirl
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Making some real progress with my #diamondpainting and preparing for Andrew Shaffer's visit to our bookstore for Hope Rides Again.

Karkar Where do you get you diamond paintings from? 8mo
LibrarianRyan @Karkar michaels has stopped carrying them (at least here) but I have seen a different brand of them at Hobby Lobby. 8mo
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Samplergal
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This book is simply a fun little mystery with joe Biden as the main character and Obama as his sidekick. What is amazing, the author captures how these two men talk. A fun summer read! ( I miss normal).

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Samplergal
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This is really a fun read. I haven‘t had much time to read the last few days, but it‘s quite fun. #bromance. #mystery

OrangeMooseReads I saw that there is second book coming out 8mo
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Samplergal
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LA_Mead I‘m SO excited for this book! 8mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy This one is on my #14Books14Weeks pile! And I just saw that a second book in this series came out or is coming out soon 😁 8mo
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StephanieGeiser
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I came home to such a wonderful surprised from @Kdgordon88 earlier this week! Thank you for the birthday surprise! I think this will be the perfect book to bring with me on vacation next month! 😊

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TheBookAddict
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Enjoyed this book. I gave this 5 stars on goodreads and on audible because I knew that it was going to be a light mystery with humor, what I consider a cozy. It made me laugh and I enjoyed the mystery as well as the Obama/Biden relationship. It also touched upon important topics but they didn‘t overshadow the mystery. A gets a bit rushed at the end, but it‘s still enjoyable. The narrator did a great job. Oh, and a late #BFC check-in.

TheBookAddict @wanderinglynn I didn‘t think I was going to meet my goal this past week, but I actually surpassed it. I need to make out a plan for this week because I‘m not moving as much since school is out. I don‘t have preschoolers to run around with. 9mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 9mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 9mo
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Megabooks Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏👏 9mo
dariazeoli Nice work! 9mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 9mo
DivineDiana Love your wristband! 9mo
TheBookAddict @DivineDiana thanks! Once in a while I treat myself to a new band for my Fitbit. It‘s always like Christmas morning when it arrives in the mail 😁. I order them from amazon because the off brand ones are cheaper than the Fitbit ones. 😅 9mo
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krissylovesbooks75
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When you just want to take a pic of your #bookhaul and your cat needs you to know she doesn't approve 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️😂😂

SarahHarts_books Cat bombed! 😹😸😹 9mo
krissylovesbooks75 She's very nosy 😂😂 9mo
TheSpineView 💜🐾 9mo
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CouronneDhiver Oh, kitty, be a good sport. Book shopping is the best kind of shopping 🛒 9mo
krissylovesbooks75 😂😂 that's what I tried to tell her! She said kitty treats are always better 🙄😂 9mo
QuietlyLaura She doesn't want you to forget that it's all about her. 😂😻 9mo
krissylovesbooks75 😂 that is so accurate! 9mo
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Thndrstd
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Mehso-so

The setup of the former pres and veep as bromantic detectives is obviously one ripe for a good story and the best moments of this book are the repartee between the characters. The mystery itself is not very good or interesting with way too many coincidences and contrivances. I did enjoy it despite myself because of the characters and hope the next story is stronger.

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TheRomantiCate
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The writer liked my tweet!! THE WRITER LIKED MY TWEET!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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TheRomantiCate
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What a delightful read!! I LOVE the Biden/Obama combo and they‘re just as great in this book! It drags a bit in the middle but the characterization is so incredible, it totally makes up for it!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chelleo This is on my TBR and I literally had it in my hand but chose something else. 😕will need to get to this soon. 9mo
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TheBookAddict
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Thanks @wanderinglynn for creating the #BFC! I struggle to stay active during the weekends, because I just want to relax and be lazy after a trying week at work. I didn‘t do so well on Friday either. My goals are to reach 85,000/week and 1 book/week. The goal is to reach 14,000steps/day m-f and 7,500 steps/day Saturday and Sunday. I have some catching up to do tomorrow.

AprilMae Weekends can be hard, we work hard all week so we wanna relax! I think the #bfc is a great way to get us moving and grooving!! You got this! 10mo
UwannaPublishme You can do it! 😊💪🏻 10mo
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wanderinglynn Weekends can be hard. But you got this! 🙌🏻 10mo
julesG Weekends can be tough, but I'm sure we can all do it together! 10mo
BookwormAHN You can make it 🍀 10mo
Kaye 💚 10mo
Bookwormjillk Weekends are tough for me too. Good luck today! 10mo
4thhouseontheleft You can do it! 💜 10mo
OrangeMooseReads We all struggle on the weekends, you got this! 10mo
Caterina You can do it! ❤ How's the book? I've been tempted to read it but haven't heard it talked about much. 10mo
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Amandajoy
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Thoroughly enjoying this one. 🤓

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GlitterGirl
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Managed just over fours hours on the first leg of this month's 24B4Monday challenge. Read this in pretty much one sitting. So much fun. 😎😉😃
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 It does look a fun book. Good time reading. 👏 10mo
Scochrane26 When I met the author in nov, he said he was doing a sequel but it depended on whether Biden runs for pres. Now I‘m afraid he won‘t publish it. 10mo
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GlitterGirl
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Oh yeah oh yeah!!!! So happy for this again! Going to put a huge dent in my May reading pile...yes yes I know it is still April, but somehow I am ahead of schedule, as in I have read 2 additional unplanned books books (busy with the 3rd one), on-top of the reading pile for April. 😎😎😎🤗🤗🤗

@TheReadingMermaid & @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck with your May reading in April. 😊👍😂 10mo
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chuckstar158
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A delightful brain scrub/beach read centered around Joe and Barack's post WH days. I smiled a lot.

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Smrloomis
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After much loud complaining, I was able to borrow this ebook from the library again rather quickly and finally finished it. No matter that it was my third time borrowing it. I enjoyed this but I was not expecting that much. If you‘re cool with the silliness of the premise and a not very mysterious mystery, then this will probably be a fun read for you like it was for me.

GondorGirl We met him a few months ago at an event. He's a really cool guy. Apparently he had the opportunity to meet Biden once and was a little disappointed that he was so serious. He said he'd much rather the Uncle Joe in his head, even if that wouldn't work well for politics. 😁 10mo
Smrloomis @GondorGirl awesome 😂 I definitely enjoyed the version in his book although he‘s right - it wouldn‘t work in real life. But I liked this action-y silly version! 10mo
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Smrloomis
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WHAT???! Nooooo, I‘ve been outsmarted 😱🙄. I have to put in another request 🤦🏻‍♀️. Apparently my brilliant move of setting it up on an iPad on airplane mode didn‘t work. Oh well, at least I have 500+ other books to read 😆. @baes @Andrew65

Andrew65 Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.... 😡😡😡 They Keep outthinking us! (edited) 10mo
Andrew65 Strip Jack is a good book. 10mo
baes Oh no. ☹️ Has to be regular Kindle device (not even a Fire), I‘ve seen others say. Not sure what the difference is? Sorry it didn‘t work out. 10mo
baes And that‘s with it in Kindle format too. Reading it on Libby might not work? I‘m not sure. 10mo
Smrloomis @baes @Andrew65 thanks for feeling my pain 😂 it‘s disappointing but I‘ll survive. 😣😀 10mo
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Smrloomis
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Am I the only person who both loves and hates the precision of the Libby app? I mean yes, that‘s helpful, but also, no, I can‘t finish that quickly! I want to yell at it, GIVE ME MORE TIME. I AM A SLOW READER! I wish it had a setting where it would just let you finish if you were a certain % of the way through.

Andrew65 Yes it should allow you a three day extension! 11mo
baes Do you read it on a regular Kindle (not Fire)? I‘m guilty of turning my Kindle on airplane mode and it lets me keep it past its due date. The bad part is it can‘t sync to other devices (if you read on multiple devices). 11mo
Smrloomis @Andrew65 YES! Maybe if we all ask for the same feature. Hmm, I may have to start a campaign for this 😂 11mo
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Andrew65 @baes What a great idea! 11mo
Smrloomis @baes unfortunately I read on my phone and now I may have to find an older device to add the app to, read on it, and then set it on airplane mode 🤨. According to the app I have 9 hours to figure this out. 11mo
Smrloomis @Andrew65 I am happy to report that I‘ve found an old device and I‘m now reading on it 😆 Thanks for the suggestion @baes since I finally realized how to make it work without keeping my phone on airplane mode. Why didn‘t I think of this earlier??? 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 (edited) 11mo
Andrew65 @Smrloomis Yey! 🙌🙌🙌 11mo
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ManyWordsLater
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Biden‘s imminent presidential run and all the women alleging inappropriate touching has changed how much I feel I can escape with this book.

#politics #escapism

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RiaWritten
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I freaking love the library.

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Smrloomis
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I really like this: “like Christ on a bike!” 😂

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Laurenprice98
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One of the greatest books ever written

RaimeyGallant All right. You've sold me.
And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 11mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This was exactly what I needed right now. I found myself laughing a ton. Can‘t wait for the next one.

alanacristin Me too! Just saw the cover for the sequel and laughed with delight 😍 12mo
SleepyDragon There's going to be a sequel? Sweet! 12mo
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Lauren.Archer
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I need this right now....so bad!

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Skyrimir
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This boy is holding me hostage! I can‘t finish my book for book club tomorrow!

Meaw_catlady Awwww cuddly bb 12mo
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rachelk
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A fast read with a ridiculous premise and questionable characterizations...in a word, it‘s absurd. But fun. With that in mind, I wrote my review to the tune of ‘Escape‘ (the Piña Colada song):

“If you like Barack Obama, and suspense with a train
If you‘re not into George Bush, if you think Trump is insane
If you like a bromance with Joe Biden, and some silly scrapes
I´m the book that you´ve looked for, check out me, and escape" ?

C.Perone Best review I've ever read!! Brava!👏👏 12mo
Bookzombie Awesome review! Now I‘m going to have that song in my head the rest of the day. 🙂 12mo
Lauram I love this. Well done. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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Branwen You rock! Love this! 👏👏👏💕 12mo
Traci1 😆 Love the review. 12mo
rachelk @C.Perone @Bookzombie @Lauram @Branwen @Tracy1 Awww, thank you! You made my day. 🥰 12mo
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rachelk
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When they have every newish book you‘re interested in, just sitting there waiting for you.... I ❤️ my #library #LibraryLove

Do you love your library too?

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My library haul plus the new book pages!

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kristincatastrophic
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"That's what happens when you bring a sandal to a stiletto fight"
I loved this book. It was so funny.
It made me laugh twice on one page! I had to share both quotes.

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kristincatastrophic
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Coffee and #currentlyreading
This is going to be a quick read. I need a quick read to get back on target for my goals.

britt_brooke This is a fun palate cleanser. Enjoy! 12mo
GingerAntics Keep and eye out for Bernie. 😂 12mo
kristincatastrophic @GingerAntics I'm on that page! That's too funny. 12mo
GingerAntics Oh that‘s one of my favourites!!! You almost miss it with the high speed chase and all, but there it is!!! 🤣😂🤣 12mo
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Lauram
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I read this because of the fantastic cover. I like imagining that Biden misses his friend Obama and that they‘re now working together to solve murders. #LitsyAtoZ

SexyCajun Yasssssss! 12mo
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