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Hope Rides Again
Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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Obama and Biden return in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times best-selling bromance-mystery HOPE RIDES AGAIN, this time in Chicago. Following a successful but exhausting first leg of his book tour--a trial run for the 2020 campaign, if he's being honest, and he always is--Joe Biden is looking forward to catching up with his friend, President Barack Obama. By a stroke of luck, they're both in Chicago on St. Patrick's Day weekend. Joe has just finished giving a speech at a local university, and the former president is in town with his wife for a weekend economic summit sponsored by the Obama Foundation. No sooner are the two governing mates reunited than another mystery lands in their laps: Obama's wallet is stolen. The credit cards can be canceled and the driver's license replaced, but the wallet itself was a gift from Michelle. Joe decides to track it down as a favor to a friend. He quickly locates the thief, an ex-con with ties to Obama from his community-organizing days. Unfortunately, the thief has been shot. The Chicago police treat it as just another homicide, one of many in a city with an escalating body count. Joe, however, knows that every attempted homicide is really an unfinished homicide. In a race to find the shooter, Joe and Barack butt heads with their former compadre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They follow a trail of clues to a burlesque show inside a Prohibition-era speakeasy; deep into Chicago's South Side, where the steel mills once reigned and where poverty and crime have taken over; and, finally, to the Sears Tower for a Die Hard worthy climax.
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OrangeMooseReads
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I‘m officially DNF/Bailing on this book. I haven‘t read any of it in months. I will come back to it though because I do want to read it right now isn‘t the time though.

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OrangeMooseReads
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1. The tagged physical book.
2. By genre, then topic. I try to keep some authors together no matter the genre.
3. I don‘t currently have any 😢

@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

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OrangeMooseReads
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This made me smirk 😏

mrp27 😂😂 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Love it! 2y
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Patchshank
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Panpan

I was just as bored with this one as the first one. There are some humorous parts that made me chuckle, but overall I've found the books rather dull. I like the concept of the series and I wanted to like them, but they're not for me. It was my #BookSpin for this month so I wanted to finish it. I read the first half of the book then kind of half assed speed read the other half because I wanted to know how it ended.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Show me the lie?
#queen

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OrangeMooseReads
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This feels like a logical next read.
#theshitshowisover

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Leftcoastzen I need to read this one! Enjoyed the first one. 2y
Aswenson Now we need a Joe and Kamala novel! 2y
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Scochrane26
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I love that Shaffer always draws in the books he signs (in person). And I‘ve had the Biden decal on the side of my fridge since Shaffer gave it to me after the first book came out. I didn‘t think at the time that Biden would be president, but I‘m sure the White House freezer will be stocked with ice cream today. I‘m really excited to watch Kamala shatter the glass ceiling—I took off work to watch.

JenReadsAlot I really wish I would have taken off work! 2y
Scochrane26 I wouldn‘t have thought of it, but my friend reminded me. Her bday was yesterday, & she was going to plan something, so she wanted me to take off. @JenReadsAlot (edited) 2y
TheBookHippie 💙💙💙💙💙 2y
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Sleepswithbooks 💙💙💙💙💙 2y
AmyG Are we going to reply to all these? 🤣🎉🎉🎉 @TheBookHippie @Sleepswithbooks 👊🏻 2y
TheBookHippie @AmyG yes 💙💙✊🏼✌🏻🤍🕯 2y
Scochrane26 @AmyG @Sleepswithbooks @TheBookHippie Thanks for replying! I‘m trying to put a comment on other posts. An exciting day! 2y
CBee Happy Inauguration Day! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Sleepswithbooks Such a fantastic day!!!!!! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Stopped at my favorite indie bookstore today and spent some Christmas money. I got one other mask as well but it is in the car. I‘m excited to read these.
#bookobsessed #bookhoarder #givemeallthebooks

LeahBergen I liked Member of the Family. 👍🏻 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Need a fun, snarky, and a legit mystery? Yes, we can. I picked this up in a celebratory mood on 11/4. I also needed a balance to the history/ politics book about strongmen leaders. And it was a perfect fit. These two going rogue can only exist in the imagination of Shaffer. And he does it with style ... including the infamous tan suit and Chicago St. Patrick‘s Day mayhem.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2020

8little_paws I have got to read this series LOL 2y
crhealey Good to know that the mystery is solid! I‘ve been hesitant to pick these books up for that reason. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @crhealey They‘re fun and quick but not vapid. 😎 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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This came through the return chute the day before we knew the election results...

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Holy Moly! FOX just called it for Biden too!

Lcsmcat 🥂 2y
Leftcoastzen Wow , really!?! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa They are calling him the “projected winner” but yes. 2y
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TheBookHippie 💙💙💙 2y
readordierachel 😭💙😭💙 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Leftcoastzen They are now calling him the 46th President! 2y
KVanRead Yes!!! Woke. up by my whole city cheering! Having champagne in bed! 🥂😭 2y
vivastory @KVanRead Cheers, friend! My plans for reading today happily went out the window as I will be celebrating!! 🍷 2y
Prairiegirl_reading That‘s awesome!!! I was wondering what they were saying but I don‘t get Fox News. 2y
UwannaPublishme 🥳💙💙💙 2y
KVanRead @vivastory it‘s a lovely day today so whatever you‘re gonna do, you got a beautiful day to do it in that‘s true 🎶😂 2y
GingerAntics The fat lady has sung, apparently. I thought they‘d hold out. 2y
Bette 💙👍 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics Don‘t worry....I‘m sure there will be lawsuits and recounts yet, plus whatever he does between now and Jan 20, and his supporters saying it was rigged forever. 2y
GingerAntics They‘re still lying about 2016. I‘m sure 2020 will live on in their rhetoric forever!!! Yeah, the lawsuits are coming and we all know it. Hopefully the Supreme Court doesn‘t go and reverse it so our democracy can survive to see 2021 and beyond. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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They‘ve called it! President Elect Biden!

Traci1 💙💙💙 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yahoooooo!!!💙💙💙 2y
Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💙💙💙 2y
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Reggie 💙💙💙 2y
Prairiegirl_reading 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💙💙💙🎉🎉🎉 2y
SamAnne 💙💙💙💙💙 2y
Megabooks 🎉💙🎉💙🎉💙 2y
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derr.liz
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Hanging on and holding hope! ☑️ 🗳️ 🚆

#2020election

Chrissyreadit 💙💙💙 2y
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Scochrane26
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Just a recommendation for the #creepychristmas & horror fans. Shaffer wrote the Obama/Biden mysteries & other humorous books. This one comes out November 10th. It‘s horror but will probably have some humor, too.

LibrarianRyan I am so looking forward to this book. 2y
Scochrane26 @LibrarianRyan I don‘t like horror much, but I love his humor, so I‘m not sure about reading it. Will prob wait to see reviews about how scary it is first. 2y
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Brewychock48
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My birthday book run, to Barnes and Nobles..sponsored by my husband😊♥️📚😎

alisonrose THAT BOOKMARK!!! They don‘t have it online 😭 2y
Reecaspieces That book mark!! I need that! 2y
Brewychock48 @alisonrose ,oh no. Hope they will get them. My store only had one left,they went like hotcakes 2y
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ShelleyBooksie A Deadly Grind looks great. Love the cover! 2y
allureofbeauty Oh I want that bookmark so much. 2y
allureofbeauty Also happy birthday. Mine is in a few days 🖤 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy Eleanor! I did. I‘m also a cozy mystery fan too. 2y
MsMelissa Happy Birthday 🎉🥳🎂 2y
Palimpsest Happy birthday! 🥳🎈 2y
Rissa1 Happy birthday! That bookmark is EVERYTHING! 2y
magyklyXdelish That bookmark is amazing 2y
Brewychock48 Thank you everyone for he birthday wishes♥️ 2y
Brewychock48 @allureofbeauty ,happy birthday to u. I hope you have a beautiful day♥️🎂🍾 2y
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BookishTrish
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The one liners were great. The bromance was heartwarming. The mystery was so so.

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waybean
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Pickpick

A bit of fun. 😄

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Sharpeipup
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When your book & your breakfast match accidentally.

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Sharpeipup
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My library just delivered me “hope”.

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vlwelser
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I love this book. It's a funny, irreverent read. And I found another book quote. 😍📚 Sorry it's a bit blurry.

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vlwelser
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These books are really funny. This is the 2nd in the series. I love this quote. That has to be some lead foot. 😂📚

BookishMe I was tickled by the references to real-life... Definitely fun read! 2y
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Jen2
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Cute

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Blueberry
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#WonderousWednesday

1. @NataliePatalie and me
2. The creeping creeper paused.
3. WINDY and high 68ish.

@Eggs

Eggs What a great pic ❤️🤗👏🏻🥳! Thanks for joining in! 3y
NataliePatalie Awe 🤩 Lol I don't see what the questions are!! 3y
Blueberry Oops. 1. Selfie. 2.sentence from pg 26 of book you are reading. 3. Your weather 3y
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Blueberry
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Reads like noir 💙

myellenbee I lived Hope Never Dies, I'm looking forward to this one! 3y
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Booksnchill
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So it‘s been an expensive week- water heater failed so exchanged the tank heater for a tankless and rear brakes, roters and ball bearings needed. Today spent 3 hour at auto body shop while they blared the impeachment hearings but I brought my book- Obama Biden ride again and I was insulated and felt warm and fuzzy in my bubble of nostalgia- this brought me joy in the midst of the debacle- highly recommend this -inject hope into your life!🇺🇸👍💖

Bookzombie I hope you have a great weekend. I‘m sorry it was a rough week. 3y
Booksnchill @Bookzombie How sweet, thanks! all is well! 3y
MidnightBookGirl We've has the author at the store and he is a delight! 3y
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Booksnchill @MidnightBookGirl i was unfortunate and missed him when he was in Nashville but I heard he was great! Hope he writes another one! 3y
mom2bugnbee Ack! Here's to a better week next week! 🥂 3y
Booksnchill @mom2bugnbee No kidding!🤣😱 3y
Scochrane26 I‘ve met him a few times since he‘s local for me. I‘ll see him & his wife, Tiffany Reisz tomorrow at the book fair. I think her books are usually erotica. I‘ll ask him if he‘s going to write another, but it seems to depend on Biden‘s campaign outcome. 3y
MidnightBookGirl I hope he does! Tiffany has also signed at our bookstore. I imagine their dinner table talk is pretty fascinating! 3y
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KathyWheeler
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That was a fun read. Not as novel as the first one because we‘re used to the concept now but still fun. We went to the Mississippi coast today instead of the Alabama/Florida side.

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KathyWheeler
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Chilling at the beach.

Tera66 😍😍 I have the first one but haven't gotten to it! Im excited about a second one! 3y
KathyWheeler @Tera66 I‘m enjoying this one too. 3y
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KathyWheeler
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I left the book I was reading in my office at work, so I‘m settling in to read this for the night instead. I will probably alternate between the tagged book, reading The Grapes of Wrath, and listening to Due or Die.

Bklover The thought of hopping between Hope Rides Again and The Grapes of Wrath made me actually laugh out loud! 3y
KathyWheeler @Bklover Now that I think about it, it is funny! 😄 3y
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Booksnchill
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My Happy Place! Bromance for the ages!

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ferskner
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It's always a pleasure to visit my favorite bookstore in #Nashville, and even better to visit when someone as entertaining as Andrew Shaffer is promoting his new book. #TheBookshop

mom2bugnbee @ferskner I don't know this store! (To be fair, I live in Mboro, not N'ville, but still!) 3y
GatheringBooks oooh! i was in nashville a few weeks ago but didn‘t know about this place! i just went to ann patchett‘s 3y
ferskner @mom2bugnbee weren't you at the meetup when we went to this shop? We went to the tea place and then here and then for pizza? 3y
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ferskner @GatheringBooks Parnassus is very worth your time! This place is on the other side of town and tiny, but it has the most beautiful stuff and you always find something amazing. 3y
mom2bugnbee @ferskner Yes, yes, yes. Brain fart on my part. I had the names mixed up. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
ferskner @mom2bugnbee - they did change the name from Her Bookshop to The Bookshop at some point, but I don't know when that happened. Blame that! :) 3y
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booklover76
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When you spot a research error in a book...
Minimum wage in Illinois is 8.25 an hour. Close but no cigar.

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booklover76
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Hahaha! Now Rahm Emanuel has made an appearance. 😂😂😂😂

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I am dying!! W, Uncle Joe and Barack skiing. 😂😂😂

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booklover76
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Time to dive into this jewel.
I have to say I love Uncle Joe but in this election Mayor Pete has my vote.

MelissaSue81 Yay Mayor Pete! Joe is a nice enough guy, but I was actually really concerned with how poorly he did in the debates. He seems perpetually confused.
3y
booklover76 Yes! Like how he messed up his website the other night. I also don't think he gets that his behavior around women is unacceptable. But if he gets the nomination I will vote for him. I will vote for whoever the democratic nominee is even if it's a tree stump. 3y
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Scochrane26
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I usually set my GR goal on the low side because there might be a time during the year when I can‘t read as much. It just helps me keep track of what I‘ve read. I counted, & I have read more books this summer than last—& hit goal a month earlier. Probably because I haven‘t traveled as much & because it‘s been an escape from worrying about jobs. I read more books from library than bought & actually read some that were on my tbr (about half).

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Scochrane26
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As a Kentuckian, I would also like to apologize for Mitch McConnell. 😂😂

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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

They probably should have left good enough alone with Hope Never Dies and not done a sequel. The campy crime detective duo thing was okay, but it felt like they were forcing jokes into about every other line and it just got old to me.

marleed Good to know! 3y
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Scochrane26
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Two authors I love because they draw in my books—Andrew Shaffer & David Arnold. Both living in Kentucky. Both are great supporters of our local independent bookstore, esp David Arnold (author of Mosquitoland, kids of appetite, etc). David often helps promote authors at our bookstore & was there tonight to support his friend. Andrew Shaffer was hilarious. If you get a chance, go see him. I‘m very fortunate to have so many great authors in Ky.

Megabooks I love David. I used to interact with him on Twitter a lot. I‘m a KYian as well! 👍🏻 3y
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I know you said you‘re 3 hrs from cincy but thought you were in OH. Where in Ky? 3y
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Scochrane26
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You know a book signing is going to be entertaining when the author starts off with a trump baby balloon bouncing around.
— I already have decals from a previous signing (Biden w/ ice cream, “vote you f...ers”) but was going to get a few more to give out. Unfortunately, he forgot them. I think if you go on his website & send an email request, he will send one.

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Eggbeater
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Signed book and swag from @FountainBookstore . These are going to be collector's items someday. I swear it! No matter who gets the nomination, I agree with the sentiment of the bumper sticker. Can't wait to read this, need some comic relief. 😂

@MidnightBookGirl

SW-T That bumper sticker! 😂😂😂 3y
AnansiGirl One awesome bumper sticker! 💙❤️❤️ 3y
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MelissaSue81
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Saturday Morning Reading. ☺️

booklover76 I didn't know the next book was out! Just put a hold on it at my library 3y
MelissaSue81 @booklover76 - yep came out a week or so ago. 3y
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janeycanuck
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First book finished for #24in48!

Much less ice cream in this one but equally over the top with the Americana similes and crazy antics. Perfect start to my day.

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janeycanuck
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With an expected high of 34 and how muggy it‘s already feeling at 6:30, I think this‘ll be my only chance for some outdoor reading today...

#24in48

TheShaggyShepherd I really wanted to read outside this weekend but the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s today and I‘d rather stay inside for that haha 3y
janeycanuck @IvoryLunatic 24, feels like 31 here already... Brutal temps but I can feel completely justified in lazing around reading all day instead of weeding the garden! 3y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shaffer‘s Biden and Obama caricatures reignite their bromance while solving a south Chicago gang-related crime. Entertaining and witty. Biden‘s first person narration tickles me. Plus, like Hope Never Dies, this second installment has a glorious cover. The tan suit is a character all it‘s own. Good, campy fun! I hope there are more Obama Biden Mysteries to come!

Scochrane26 I‘ll see the author on Monday in Lexington. Will ask whether he‘s doing more. In nov, he had told me it depended on whether Biden ran for pres, I don‘t know how that will affect the books now. 3y
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I was wondering about the election affecting it. “Biden” references the bid in this book. Have fun meeting him! He seems awesome. I want to go to his event in Nashville but it‘s not going to work out. 🙁 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love these covers so much! 3y
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britt_brooke @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego They‘re just so perfect! 3y
CallMeIshmael Omg this is amazing I didn‘t know it existed 3y
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael This is the second Obama Biden Mystery, so you gotta read the first one, too. They‘re super entertaining! 3y
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 these crack me up. 3y
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke went to signing tonight & of course, someone asked whether there will be a 3rd book. He said he‘s unsure, depends on how election goes. He did say he‘s thought of writing a Hillary detective book. (edited) 3y
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Thanks so much for the info! That makes sense. Either way, I‘d read a Hilary series, too. I think he‘s found a niche and he‘s good at it. 3y
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janeycanuck
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Two library holds coming in right before #24in48?! Yahoo!! Looking forward to both of these ☺️

Booknerd2 I'm waiting for Lock Every Door from my library. It can't come soon enough. 3y
janeycanuck @Booknerd2 I can‘t wait for the weekend when I‘ll have the time to sit with it for more than 20 minutes. 3y
kamoorephoto Good picks!! 3y
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britt_brooke
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📚💌 #bookmail #bookhaul

Happy Pub Day to Andrew Shaffer! I‘m sure this one will be as ridiculous as the first. The cover is just as amazing. 🤩

Also, New Teen Titans (from the 80s).

mydearwatson I forgot a sequel was coming out! I need to finish the first one 🤦🏻‍♀️. 3y
Scochrane26 Shaffer is going to be in Lexington (thinks he lives here) & Cincinnati in a couple of weeks signing books. I‘m going to see him, hoping he has fun decals of Biden like he gave me last time. 3y
Libby1 Check out the tan suit! 🤣 3y
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britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I‘m hoping to see him in Nashville next month, but I‘m not sure. 🤞🏻 Wish it wasn‘t on a Monday night. I saw on IG that he might have some Obama and Biden scented candles. 😆 3y
britt_brooke @Libby1 😆 I thought that was an amazing touch! Love it. 3y
britt_brooke @mydearwatson I thought the first one was fun. Hoping to crack this one open soon. 3y
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke he gave out 2 candles at the signing but not any for sale. ☹️ 3y
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Bummer! ☹️ 3y
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke I just found the candles on amazon. Author said the candle company was helping sponsor his tour, so I looked it up. Look up joe Biden scented (orange Gatorade scent). Obama‘s is pina colada scent (Hawaii). 3y
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Oh, those scents are too funny! I might have to order one (or both). 3y
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Tex2Flo
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June Reads.
2 non-fiction
1 from another century
1 DNF
1 gave me hope for a better future (tagged)
Mostly medium to pretty good reads

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month of reading! 💖📖💖 3y
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