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Girl Waits with Gun
Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nations first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesnt quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness. Elizabeth Gilbert
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I will get to this! 😬🤞
#MOvember A #Revolver on the cover.

Ruthiella Perfect background for a that cover!😍 8h
merelybookish Nice! (And me too.. someday) 7h
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Cathythoughts Great pic 👍🏻❤️ 6h
JennyM Clever pick! 5h
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Howseldomtheydo
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Enjoying some #audiowalking The last few days have been spectacular. Almost done with this book, I think I‘m in the minority, as I‘m not loving it. #bookfitnesschallenge

Scochrane26 My trees still haven‘t turned color here in ky. 1mo
Howseldomtheydo @Scochrane26 Maybe I should start driving south to follow the leaves as they change! 🍁 1mo
JenReadsAlot So pretty! 1mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous! 4w
jillrhudy I also audiowalked to this same book a few years ago. 2w
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Ncostell
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Day 3 #7days7covers. I love all of the covers in the Kopp Sisters series!

Daisey Me too! 2mo
Jas16 Agreed! 2mo
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sarahjane1077
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Up next, one of my Mr. K‘s finds! #amreading #tbr #amystewart #girlwaitswithgun

Aims42 Hope you like it! I love this series ❤️ 3mo
sarahjane1077 I‘m enjoying it so far. Read about half of it today. So happy there are more waiting for me when this is finished. 3mo
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Alicepondpoe
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Such a good read, I love books set in the early 1900s. Amy Stewart's use of sensory imagery plops you right down into 1914, I can almost touch the painted bread box, run my hand over the home made doilies, smell the factories. Thanks to Litsey and all they wonderful reviews I read on my timeline for this book! Oh yeah, also this cat 🐱 who can't seem to keep her nose out of a book either!!
#catsoflitsy #Cecilthecreasel

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Jas16
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This book was a lot of fun to read. I loved that it is based on a true story and had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to see what Constance would do next in order to protect her sisters and stand up to a viscous local bully. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.

shanaqui I really need to get on and read the next book, because I was really eager to when I finished this one. So many books, so little time... 4mo
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Carolyn11215
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Well, we‘ve gone full circle with #groupS #lmpbc Glad everyone enjoyed this book! Can‘t wait to read the next in the series. And thank you for the lovely Tazo chocolates that accompanied return of the book @minkyb I‘m sad that I missed the signups for the next round! I was traveling when post went up. Hopefully I‘ll get in on the next one!

minkyb I missed them too! So sad. Maybe we can remind each other for the next sign-up! Enjoy the chocolate. Just happy it did not melt! 5mo
Carolyn11215 @minkyb, okay if I see signups I‘ll tag you and vice versa? 5mo
minkyb Absolutely! 5mo
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AmyStewart
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Hi Litsy friends--Just a quick note to let you know that the first three Kopp novels are $2.99 everywhere ebooks are sold--grab 'em while you can!

erzascarletbookgasm I have these 🙂 Looking for the fourth book! 5mo
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kstadt929
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I really enjoyed the #lmpbc book this round!!! I had not heard of this series prior to these book picks and I‘m so glad to have come across them - I now need to read the whole series! The book is based on the true story of Constance Kopp - I enjoyed following her crime solving adventures 😁 Sending to @minkyb soon! @Carolyn11215 @Kappadeemom

Kappadeemom I mailed out the #LMPBC book to you today so be on the lookout! 5mo
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kstadt929
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I am really enjoying this book so far...right now it is even better because I can read it outside while enjoying Garrett‘s caramel and cheese mix popcorn ❤️

Meaw_catlady That‘s the best way to have popcorn !!! Besides with butter and a pickle on top. 6mo
Kayla.Adriena Oh yum I just had Garrett's last weekend and it was DIVINE 6mo
kstadt929 @Kayla.Adriena My husband goes to Chicago once a month for work and he almost always finds time to get to Garrett‘s and bring some goodies home for me...this time they stayed in a different hotel and he walked 15 minutes between his meetings to get it ❤️ What kind did you have? The caramel and cheese mix is my favorite 6mo
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hes7 That mix of popcorn is the best! 😋 6mo
Kayla.Adriena Carmel and cheese ! The best! 6mo
Catsandbooks Love Garrett's!! The smell in their stores is heavenly 🤤 6mo
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tpixie
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Congrats to @AmyStewart a TV show is in the works starring the Kopp sisters!
https://deadline.com/2018/04/amazon-developing-girl-waits-with-gun-book-12023748...

rabbitprincess Yaaay! 6mo
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TripleS
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I think I‘ll stay here all day! #rainysunday

umbrellagirl Love the mug! 7mo
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Kappadeemom
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Kappadeemom
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Nice outside so I am going to try and finish my #LMPBC pick by tomorrow! @suvata @minkyb @Carolyn11215 @kstadt929

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TheKidUpstairs
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A fun, adventurous story. I enjoyed it even more learning that Constance Kopp was a real woman and much of the story is true!

Theaelizabet I liked this one, too and will likely try the next one. 8mo
JazzFeathers I've read the forth in the series and really enjoyed it. Was surprised to learn how much of the story was true. 8mo
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deirdrebeecher
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All I can think is that this must be a case of wrong time wrong place. Because this is a fantastic book that for some weird reason I just don't feel motivated to read.

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Carolyn11215
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This was an incredible historical fiction novel based on the real life experiences of Constance Kopp, a female deputy sheriff in the early 1900‘s. The character development was amazing, the interactions and descriptions of the 3 very different sisters was very amusing and the way the author wove real letters and newspaper articles into the book was truly outstanding. Can‘t wait to read the next books in the series!

Carolyn11215 In addition to #lmpbc Group S read, this also works for #readingwomenchallenge2019 historical fiction book prompt. 8mo
Carolyn11215 Mailing out to @Kappadeemom early next week! 8mo
tpixie These are great books! And @AmyStewart is a Litten!! 8mo
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Carolyn11215 @tpixie thanks for letting me know about @AmyStewart, who I‘m following now! Amy, I thought this book was just brilliant!!! 8mo
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
AmyStewart Thanks everybody! I‘m working on #6 now. I give away books every month in my newsletter if you‘re interested... 8mo
Carolyn11215 @amystewart link to your newsletter please? 8mo
Carolyn11215 @Kappadeemom book going to mail to you today!! 8mo
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Carolyn11215
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@kstadt929 @Kappadeemom @minkyb I hope you all love this book as much as I do. I‘ve never marked up a book (other than text books in college) so I‘m finding that I have to overcome my hesitancy about this “forbidden” way of reading a book. I‘m also reading more carefully and noticing things that I might not have if I wasn‘t notating in book so happy to be participating in #lmpbc #groupS!

zsuzsanna_reads I loved this too! 8mo
kspenmoll Great reds! This sounds like a fun read. 8mo
kstadt929 I am excited for this one! 8mo
minkyb I was thinking exactly the same thoughts while reading this morning! 8mo
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LeslieO
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Used book #bookhaul. Didn't find anything I was looking for but did find some I wasn't looking for!

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jmtrivera
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1. Fiction, mostly. I'm still building my nonfiction muscles.
2. The tagged book is not only a fun book based on real events, but the IRL #EclecticReaders had such a blast discussing it!
3. Probably History or Science, but I enjoy them so much now!
4. I tend to enjoy reading romances from Regency England, and historical fiction from the WWII period.
5. @Merethebookgal @Nitpickyabouttrains @NAM99

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JackOBotts
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1. This is what we woke up to this morning...maybe close to 2 inches...I‘m not a snow person.
2. We live in a quiet townhome community but are starting to house hunt.
3. Loved this...my first @AmyStewart definitely not my last!
4. At night, once the kiddos are asleep and the aftermath of dinner is tidied.
5. Last night was pizza, Yum! 🍕
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Carolyn11215
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First 3 TBR for March. Tagged book is #lmpbc book, which I plan to start soon. The other two are already in process. Fixing the Fates is for #nonfiction2019, the HP is for #mounttbr2019 and the #HBbuddyread. (I‘m a little behind.)

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Follow.my.read
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Beautiful collection

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JackOBotts
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Entertaining & fascinating. Inspired by real people and events, Stewart reveals the story of the Kopp sisters; 3 early 20th Century women living on their own (gasp!) and holding their own against a local gang of hooligans (gasp!). Thoroughly enjoyed this novel and am so glad I picked up the second in the series last night. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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craftysilicate
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I thought some of the structure was a little strange--a lot of the chapters are very short and end in places that seem arbitrary--but it was an excellent read and I look forward to reading more of the series.

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craftysilicate
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A mystery whose protagonist shares my first name: how could I not read this?

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JackOBotts
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My #BookClubs next selection! I‘m excited that we went with my recommendation (with thanks to my #LitsyPenPal, @BekahPat who gifted me this book)! I‘m so excited to dive in, but I also don‘t want to read it too quickly, since we‘re not meeting until March. #timingiseverything 📖

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allisontshannon
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couldn't put this down. such an interesting mystery with fascinating characters.

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LaceyDoesLit
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AmyStewart
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Last day! Enter to win all 4 (so far!) Kopp Sisters novels—this giveaway is just for Litsy! Ends tonight

https://mailchi.mp/amystewart/litsy

Jdav9613 Woohoo! 11mo
ephemeralwaltz How cool is that, Litsy-only giveaways! I'm not eligible to enter but good luck everyone 🎉 11mo
BookaholicNatty Thanks so much for sharing!!!! These look absolutely ahhhhmazing!!!!!!❤️❤️ 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m loving the covers! I was gifted the first book, got myself books two and three recently, now looking for book four! 11mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Here‘s my line up for season 1 of #booked2019.

Female Detective - Girl Waits With Gun. This has been on my TBR forever.

Fairy Tale Retelling - Court of Mist and Fury

Happy Place - Into the Drowning Deep. (Anywhere that there‘s killer mermaids... duh)

Podcast - Lore

Irish Author - A Ladder to the Sky

New to Me Author - Laurie Forest

britt_brooke Hope you enjoy A Ladder to the Sky! I loved it. One of my best of the year. 😉 11mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @britt_brooke I lovedddd The Hearts Invisible Furies so I have high hopes. 11mo
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britt_brooke @Ashley_Nicoletto Same here! Expectations were high. It‘s very different, but so clever and darkly humorous. 5⭐️ 11mo
eriedoodle A Court of Mist and Fury is one of my all time faves! Lore is on my tbr for this month. I love the podcast and so far it seems like a more in-depth version of that so I'm loving it! 11mo
valeriegeary Did you see @AmyStewart is holding a litsy giveaway right now for her Kopp sisters series? All these are great choices for booked! 11mo
Cinfhen Every time I see someone‘s choices I get #readersEnvy and WANT to read what they are reading!!! Great choices👍🏻 l really liked the Boyne book too @britt_brooke 😊 11mo
JazzFeathers Sounds really good 😊 11mo
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silentrequiem
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Amy Stewart is hosting an amazing giveaway for these amazing books! I love Constance Kopp and I'm sure you will too! See @AmyStewart for more details.

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Our super book sleuth @jmtrivera noticed something quite interesting related to Girl Waits With Gun while reading The Drunk Botanist (also by Stewart) so she tweeted her a question & she answered, how cool! It‘s always interesting to see the rabbit hole authors sometimes go down that leads to a book. Here‘s our episode discussing this book: eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/33 & we‘ll be releasing an episode discussing The Drunk Botanist on 12/15!

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julesG
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#Gunshot #NoFemmeber

@Billypar @Cinfhen

Since it's #YesFemmeberInNovember I chose Amy Stewart's book, but my first thought was Hugh Laurie's The Gun Seller.

DivineDiana Chose this one too! 😉 12mo
CarolynM I loved The Gun Seller. Pity he hasn't published any others. (edited) 12mo
Billypar Looks like a Stewart vs. Laurie shootout! I didn't know he wrote a book: if there is an audio version, I think his House accent would be perfect 😀 12mo
julesG @Billypar I don't know about an audiobook of his book, but since the MC is a Brit, his American accent wouldn't work. BTW, the first time I watched House, MD in the OV I was confused, I needed to get used to the American accent. 12mo
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DivineDiana
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Based on a true story, a young woman decides to join law enforcement after her family is threatened. Saw the author discuss her research at a local bookstore when it was released. #gunshot #nofemmeber

LisaJo Our book club Skyped with Amy Stewart after we read her second novel about the Koop sisters. I hope she was a delightful when you saw her as she was during our Skype session. 12mo
Cinfhen Still on my TBR 12mo
DivineDiana @LisaJo She was delightful! And we talked about Litsy! 😉 12mo
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen So many books! 🙂 12mo
Billypar What a cool story! She had to have encountered so much resistance to making a decision like that- it amazes me how women with stories like hers find the determination to push forward. 12mo
DivineDiana @Billypar I also find it amazing! Love learning about fierce women! Particularly during the time periods when their voices hardly mattered. 12mo
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AmyStewart
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Hey, just popping in to let you know that for twelve bucks, you can buy four novels into which I poured my heart, soul, and every waking moment for the last eight years, or you can have this cinnamon-scented Hot Buns candle. You choose. Available everywhere ebooks are sold

BookishMarginalia The books, of course! 💜💜💜 12mo
MamaGina I already had the first three (and loved reading them all) and was thrilled to pick up the fourth today! 🤓 12mo
Aimeesue Will the last two books make me hungry? Because I'm afraid the candle will, and we just had Thankgiving, so I probably need to stick with the things that don't inspire carb binging. 12mo
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LMJenkins
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I received this fantastic “Kopp in a box” yesterday filled with goodies about this series by Amy Stewart. I‘ve read the first one and really liked it.

AmyStewart Hey, congrats! So festive! 12mo
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VictoriaB
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Based on the true story of Constance Kopp, one of America‘s first female deputies, this was a fun, quick read. I think that I might see if my 12 year old daughter would like to have a go at it. Too bad she already picked her “Influential Person” for her Language Arts class paper, this could have been an interesting one! Definitely going to look at continuing the series.

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AmyStewart
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Hey, just a heads-up that there‘s a “start a series” promotion going on everywhere ebooks are sold. Get #1 for $2.99. (Give it as a gift! All you need to gift an ebook is the recipient‘s email address.)

AlaMich That‘s cool....thanks! 13mo
Tyree I actually have an ebook out now. “Penitentiary Rich” it‘s on amazon 13mo
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Meaw_catlady What a cutie!! 14mo
laytonwoman3rd Those whiskers! 14mo
Lcsmcat 😻 14mo
Crazeedi Awwwww, soooo cute!!!!❤️🐱🐱 14mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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9-25-18: 41st finished book of 2018! 👍🏼📖#️⃣4️⃣1️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
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9-22-18: Yes that is a Lego dragon coming out of the water in the background. Reading at Disney Springs is probably not the norm but it‘s the only way I could survive it. 📖🐉☀️

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zsuzsanna_reads
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I seem to be the last one on Litsy to have read this really enjoyable book. I love that the novel is based on meticulously researched real events, but as Any Stewart puts it, she took the public record and invented the rest of the story, including "dialogue, personalities, backstories and scenes that helped piece the stories together".

And yes, you can download Kopp sisters paper dolls from the author's website!

Mdargusch I love this! 1y
tpixie Loved this book. Did you know the author is a Litten?! 1y
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Mc_cart_ny
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I spy an old #EclecticReaders pick on the staff picks table at the #library!

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Jerdencon
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Candle, water bottle and my book for #makemereadit
Have finally picked up my reading again after a few weeks of no reading.
May end up watching a movie soon, but for now am enjoying this.

TheBookAddict Love this series!!! Can‘t wait for the 4th book to come out. My least favorite so far was the 3rd book, but I still enjoyed it. 1y
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Jerdencon
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So I haven't read much at all this month (only finished 3 books and I usually read 9 or 10) but it's summer and we are busy being out and about and vacationing with friends that reading has just been pushed aside. But I need to read a couple of ARCs I've had for months, as well as my #lmpbc for this month and want to finish my #makemereaditlist
Time to start cracking!

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Constance Kopp and her sisters aren't going to let a rich thug get away with crimes against their family. Constance fights for the few rights and independence she and her sisters have, investigates the mystery of a missing child, and in the end receives a job offer from the local sheriff after winning her case against the local thug.
Based on the true story of one of the nation's first female deputies, this is a book full of fierce females.

Reviewsbylola This series looks so fun! 1y
jillrhudy I can attest that I gobble up every title in this series by @AmyStewart the week it‘s released. It‘s really fun. 1y
kyraleseberg @Reviewsbylola This book was sooo fun, I'm definitely hooked already! 1y
kyraleseberg @jillrhudy I can understand why; I'm already diving in to book 2! 1y
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Jerdencon
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1. Probably Grease - didn't understand 3/4 of the references until I was an adult! 😂
2. French fries 🍟
3. Liking Imagine Dragons
4. See tagged
5. 👍🏼#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

bookandcat Girl Waits with Gun is so good! 1y
Alfrazier21 Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling 🎶
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Alfrazier21 I watched that movie on repeat one summer! I kept convincing my granny to rent it over and over. She bought me the soundtrack on cassette and I would sing and dance in her basement 🤣😂🤣 I was obsessed!! Haha 1y
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tammysue Loved that movie! We used to put on “Grease” neighborhood plays.. is so funny remembering that! 😁 1y
Cinfhen Soooo good ❤️Grease!!! 1y
TheBookHippie Yes!!!!! Grease🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
merelybookish Grease is why I argue parents shouldn't worry too much about "inappropriate" content because it goes WAY over a kid's head. I was shocked when I saw it as an adult! I just cared about Sandy singing! ? 1y
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