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The Snowman
The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel (7) | Jo Nesbo
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbs antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity. Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mothers pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter hes received and the disappearance of Jonass motherand of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devisedand constantly revisedby the killer.Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.
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Traci1
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
I've enjoyed all the Harry Hole stories so far. They're gritty and dark, and this one was probably the best so far. And the audio was really well done.

Bonus: it gave me my first #bookspin bingo for the month.

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Jerdencon
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My book for next month #foodandlit #norway
Nordic Noir is one of my fav genres so excited for this. @Butterfinger @Texreader

Butterfinger I enjoy Nordic Noir too. 7mo
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Buchbeeg
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I was given the advice to read The Snowman as my first Jo Nesbo novel and if I liked it I could start the series at his third book as the first two apparently aren't any good. (More on that later)
This book follows a dectetive trying to solve what may or may not be a string of murders. It is scary, intense and the story moves quickly with several twists I really didn't forsee. Needless to say, I started his first novel the next day.

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ShelleyBooksie
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Pickpick

This book kept me guessing! Page-turning, spooky mystery!

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Buchbeeg
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"Did you know that darkness has a taste, Grandma?"

*shivers* Creeps me right the heck out! ⛄

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Pickpick

Not usually into detective type reads, but this one seemed seasonally appropriate. I liked it. It was a little bit overly complicated, but entertaining nonetheless. ⛄

vivastory I really liked this one, & have never been able to look at a snowman the same way since. I also don't think the adaptation with Fassbender is too bad. ⛄ 12mo
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amywithbooks
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This is the best of the Harry Hole series (so far!). Fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing to the end. If you are looking to try Nordic crime fiction to see what its like, I recommend starting with this one- it can be read as a standalone if you haven't read the earlier books in the series!
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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amywithbooks
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Decided to continue on with the Harry Hole series! This is supposed to be the best one! ⛄⛄

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CharlesSwann
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One of the best Harry Hole books. Creepy Norwegian serial killer.

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 116

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

TheBookStacker This is a really good book, it actually started my love of Scandinavian Crime noir. 14mo
BookwormAHN @TheBookStacker I agree, I also really enjoyed this book and a bunch of Nesbo's other books as well. 14mo
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Eva2
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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Pickpick

This book was SO good! I loved it even though I guessed who the Snowman was about half way through. It didn‘t bother me like it would normally because it was such a good read regardless. I love the Harry Hole character

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Eva2
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I‘ve ready a couple of books by this author. I‘m 100 pages into this one and, so far, I‘m not disappointed.

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Paus0312
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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Carlotta2
L'uomo di neve | Jo Nesb
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Sunday quarantine and relax☀️
Currently reading➡️The Snowman, Jo Nesbo .
Page 122 of 536.. for the moment pick🤘🏻
#currentlyreadind #jonesbo #thesnowman #thriller #giallo #harryhole

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Paus0312
The Snowman | Jo Nesb

“ The lovemaking was still in his body like a quiver of well-being , a mild intoxication”

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Paus0312
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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RamsFan1963
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1. I have The Snowman by Jo Nesbo on my TBR shelf.
2. Sadly, I can only read english.
Tag @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @bcncookbookclub

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 2y
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RamsFan1963
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1. Physical book
2. Books-a-Million, ebay, J&M Used Books
3. Yes
4. Audible and Libby
5. I got The Snowman and Creepers from Goodwill on Sunday for 2.50

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

blank Thanks for playing! 2y
Buechersuechtling “The Snowman ⛄️” was my first Jo Nesbø, really liked it. Hope, you will enjoy it. 2y
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maich
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Recommendations No.3 for January #ReadingWithMaja A book with snow on cover
Off course you can choose your own book!

#ReadingChallenge2020 #readingchallenge #litsybooks #litsylove

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Jadams1776
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Pickpick

I wanted this to be the final book of 2019, but instead it is the first book of 2020. +16 for a #TBRRead #WinterGames #MerryReaders

It also checks another box on #WinterBookBingo!

Clwojick 16 pt 2y
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Eggs
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A Harry Hole mystery with #snowicesetting

I love any story with a snowy setting!!!🥶❄️🥶

#deardecember

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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

My first Nesbo! Although I didn't read the previous Harry Holes, I enjoyed the twists and turns of this thriller. I definitely plan on reading more! Read this for December book club! #WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious #SlayBells #HolidayRead (21pts)

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EadieB
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Day 4 - #Snowman #HollyJollyReads #WinterGames #JingleBallers

This was my very first #JoNesbo read and it was pretty scary but I enjoyed it very much.

Building a snowman is a #SharedHolidayTradition

21 points

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 2y
bookaholic1 The redeemer is just as good 2y
EadieB @bookaholic1 I‘ve read that one too! 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻😱⛄️ 2y
FantasyChick This has been on my list for a while! 21pts 2y
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Cinsarly
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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Pickpick

Nothing says happy holidays like creepy snowmen and a hunt for a Norwegian serial killer. I listened to the audio so at first I didn't realize that some chapters were flashbacks, but it all made sense eventually. The main detective is a bit of a cliche, but the mystery itself was very enjoyable. The pacing was great and the climax was very well written. #WinterGames #HolidayRead #SlayBells @MidnightBookGirl @StayCurious @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl You also get 5 pts because there's a movie adaptation- so 20+5+1= 26! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Just call me Tinsel McSparkles everyone! 😅

#WinterGames
#TMSkellington
#TheSnowmanGame

⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️❄️☃️❄️⛄️

Clwojick Oh hello 👋 2y
coffees 6pts, That's a cute one! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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At 1 am it is officially day 2. Today‘s game is posted. Reply to my post for 5 points each if you are on my team. Anyone can join the fun but points are only awarded to my team.

#teamelectricsex #wintergames

My name for 5 pets is: Holly McSnowy or Holly McDnowflake

@MadameReadsAlot1
@Kappadeemom
@LaughterHP
@Jen_Reads
@Nessavamusic
@Kezzlou85
@Tdrosebud
@Marina_h
@BullBunny
@InsightsIntoBooks
@Suzie.Reads
@Sblbooks
@jessinikkip
@Marina_h

kezzlou85 My name is Joy McGlisten 2y
suzie.reads Rosie McSnowballs 🤣 2y
Marina_h Sparkle McSparkle 🎆🎇 😁 2y
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jessinikkip Tinsel McIcicles 2y
bullbunny Teddy McSnowballs lol! 2y
tdrosebud Twinkle McIcicles 2y
Nessavamusic Twinkle McSnowballs 😂🤣 2y
Jen_Reads Tinsel McFreeze 2y
madamereadsalot1 Rosie McFreeze 2y
Laughterhp Sparkle McChilly 2y
Kappadeemom Sparkle McSnowballs 2y
Insightsintobooks Holly mcfrosty 2y
LibrarianRyan Placeholder line. All points above have been counted. 2y
sblbooks Rosie McFrosty 2y
LibrarianRyan Place Holder line. 2y
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Andrea4
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My first in the Harry Hole series and I quite enjoyed this!! I've already got the movie lined up to watch haha!
Was it completely a surprise? No. Did I fall for every moment of "oh no, please not that/her/him" etc. 100%
On the verge of ??? at least one good time (anyone who has read this knows what I'm talking about!). Anyway, pretty sure I'll continue reading in series which is kind of impressive as I'm not one to do series.

vivastory I actually think the movie is better than a lot of people seem to 2y
Eggs Murder and Snow — what‘s not to like ?? 🔪❄️ 2y
Andrea4 @Eggs so timely right?! Clearly it works for a Christmas read 🤣 2y
Andrea4 @vivastory well I'm hopeful 😊 2y
Bklover I liked this one! 2y
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FountainOfWords
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The first for my scary-reads month!

FountainOfWords Half way through - this is quite a page turner! 2y
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Tiffiney
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Mehso-so

It was ok... I‘m not a huge fan of detective novels, but I chose to read this one to fulfill a category on the Popsugar challenge. There were a lot of characters in this book… So it got a little confusing. Wasn‘t terrible...wasn‘t great 🤷🏼‍♀️

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mydearwatson
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Me: I need to read my library books, read books for @LibrarianRyan ‘s challenge, read books for @GatheringBooks ‘ questions...

Also me: Read this new-to-you book instead.

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Samplergal
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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#translation. #BookishBingo.

I didn‘t do so great with April. This one looks more promising. 😂

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Samplergal
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My first May finish. ( which was almost finished yesterday) While this is really not my genre, I enjoyed this book to movie book. I may even try to watch the movie. #mayMadness #booked2019 #summer. #booktomovie #MayScavengerHunt

RadicalReader I watched the movie and enjoyed it definitely keeps you thinking 3y
BeansPage You go girl!!! Awesome pick! 👍😃👍 3y
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻that‘s awesome! You managed to cross of 7 things with one book 😱 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Schneemann: Kriminalroman | Jo Nesb, Gnther Frauenlob
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Pickpick

Turned out, the plot wasn‘t as complicated as I expected but it was still good to listen to it in as few sittings as possible.

I like the inspector and all his personal stuff: addiction and family ties. The more I came to know the personnel, the less the story felt plot-driven.

Nice to now know that the series consists of books that stand for their own so that I can read without taking care if it‘s the correct order.

#BookishGoal 50.

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Buechersuechtling
Schneemann: Kriminalroman | Jo Nesb, Gnther Frauenlob
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Seems, this one will get very complicated.

• Many, many characters that here and there do have similar names. (Or is it just me who thinks that because I am unfamiliar with Scandinavian names and languages❓🤔)

• Different time levels – if I‘m not completely wrong, I identified two or three of them.

So I decided to listen to this audiobook as much as I can to not lose the thread. Seems, the „Tapirtier“ has to wait a bit.

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Buechersuechtling
Schneemann: Kriminalroman | Jo Nesb, Gnther Frauenlob
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My next “audioread”. I chose it because I wanted to read something by this author for a long time.

Yes, it‘s the 7th part of a series (🙄), so I was inclined to put it away unread. But my internet researched found this review saying no previous knowledge needed because all that happened in the other books that is of importance in here will be explained.

So, 15 hours, here we go.

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Hestapleton
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I liked this book because it was gritty. The concept of a seasonal serial killer, who resumes killing once the first snow falls and stops when winter becomes spring, works really well. While the plot had slower moments (typical in the Nesbø I‘ve read), the concept kept me turning pages, eager to find the killer and discover his or her motivations. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://bit.ly/2X0mnIz #popsugarreadingchallenge

janeycanuck I made the terrible mistake of reading this right around when we had our first snow fall and there were snowmen popping up all over our neighbourhood 😳 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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📖The Snowman
🎞The Shining
🎙Let It Go
#manicmonday @JoScho

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The Shining for sure. 3y
JoScho 💙💙💙 3y
Stephuhhnieee I thought of the Shining, too 😂😬 3y
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DHill
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1. -9F but feels like -25F
2. 75F
3. 73F
4. 70F-80F sunny and breezy but I also love reading on a rainy day
5. Not my favorite Nesbo but I did enjoy this one
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 3y
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Hestapleton
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#WinterStormReadathon book 2! Getting a few more pages in before calling it a night.

BookishMarginalia Seems appropriate! 3y
Hestapleton @BookishMarginalia I love reading snowstorm books during snowstorms! I almost picked up THE SHINING! 3y
BookishMarginalia 😂 By the way, that cat tree in the corner looks amazing! 3y
catebutler Nesbø is such an amazing author! So happy to see him pop up in my feed! 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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1. Teleport! No more dealing with airports and long lines!
2. I have been breezing through the Harry Hole series.
3. I set intentions along with a word of the year. This year I have two: gratitude and intuition.
4. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. We needed some light fluff over the last rainy days of winter break!
5. 👌👌👌

#friyayintro

Cinfhen #3 ❤️ 3y
Krisjericho Yay! I do a word of the year, too. I have since 2011. Mine this year is connect 3y
LauraBytheBook Haha! I watched all of Marie Kondo also! 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Mehso-so

This may be an #unpopularopinion, but Nesbø‘s most popular book (at least in America) is my least favorite. I figured out who the serial killer was early on, and the convoluted storyline did not work as well as it has in some of his past books.

I am also not a big fan of serial killer books, so that could have something to do with it. They all seem to follow the same trope.

Fulfills the #pop19 prompt “read during season it is set #seriesread

LazyDays Im with you, a lot of mystery books are the same story. Just different characters. And I love mysteries! 3y
Martyn_J_Pass I felt exactly the same. Didn‘t they make this into a movie too? 3y
4thhouseontheleft @LazyDays The ⛄️ bit was definitely creepy. I go in and out with my love for mysteries! But this one felt too voyeuristic to me, it crossed the line a bit. @Martyn_J_Pass They did, with Michael Fassbender. 3y
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Bookgirl Yep. This book was so unbelievably stupid! 3y
4thhouseontheleft @Bookgirl I think he is a skilled writer despite the ridiculous plot, and I did fly through this book, which is the only reason why I didn‘t give it a 👎. 3y
Bookgirl @4thhouseontheleft The writing was def not the issue and I‘ve certainly enjoyed some books that I know are not even well written! I just found this plot so laughable which makes it hard to understand its popularity 🤷🏼‍♀️ But, as I just posted elsewhere, differing opinions show how books speak differently to us! 3y
melbeautyandbooks @Martyn_J_Pass @4thhouseontheleft The movie didn‘t follow the book at all. The same characters but not much else was the same. Not sure if that made the movie better or worse than the book. 3y
TheSpineView ❤😊 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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One of my reading buddies joined me on the front porch today. We were both getting some much needed Vitamin D! 🌞 ☀️ 📖 🐈 #catsofLitsy #Isabel

Hoping to finish this book tonight!

sblbooks What a beautiful kitty🐈🐾 3y
DGRachel I‘m so grateful to finally see some sun. I think we‘re supposed to be dry the whole week! Be still my heart! 😍😎🌞 3y
TheLibrarian I agree with @sblbooks - such a beautiful cat! 3y
TiredLibrarian Pretty kitty! 😻😺😻 3y
BookNerd9906 So jealous! We have a blizzard coming this week. 👎 3y
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I‘m starting to get used to how Jo Nesbø writes his villains, and my hunch is that Mathias is the serial killer in this one. just not sure if his age and the flashback chapters match up.

Putting this behind a spoiler warning on the off chance I‘m right...I‘m only 50 pages in.

If I‘m right, Jo better not kill off Rakel. ?

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4thhouseontheleft
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First regular day since winter break, and here I am crashing into bed before 8pm.😂😂😂

Well, just as soon as hubby gets out of the way. He‘s blocking my ability to stretch out. I‘m wiped out, so who knows I‘d much reading will happen tonight. 😴😴😴

Angitron I feel exactly the same! Eating a bit of dinner, then heading straight to bed (with a book of course! 😊) 3y
MallenNC Yes! The first day back is exhausting. 3y
Kshakal I was also in bed before 8... it was like my students forgot what rules are... today was exhausting! 3y
4thhouseontheleft @Angitron Enjoy! @MallenNC I work from home, but it was go, go, go all day! @Kshakal I have so much respect and empathy for teachers this week! (and every week!) 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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1. My sis and her boyfriend (see 3)
2. #booked2019 #pop19 #GRchallenge #nonfiction2019 and catching up on a few series.
3. Best: I made a major change, transitioning from sahm to starting a life coaching business and don‘t regret it yet! 😂 Worst: losing my sister‘s long-term boyfriend. After 7 yrs clean, he died of an opiate overdose last spring. No one knew he had relapsed. 😢
4. Intention: Gratitude
5. First one started in 2019

#humpdaypost

BlameJennyJane I‘m so sorry to hear of your family‘s loss. 💗 3y
Susanita I‘m so sorry. Opiates are a B. 3y
Leftcoastzen That‘s just heartbreaking.I‘m so sorry. 3y
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4thhouseontheleft @BlameJennyJane @Susanita @Leftcoastzen Thank you. Addiction impacts so many families. 😞 3y
EllieDottie I‘m so sorry for your family‘s loss 3y
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss... 3y
Pamwurtzler That‘s so hard. I‘m so sorry for your loss 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh Alisia, that‘s so sad. I‘m so sorry your sister lost her sweetie. 😰 3y
CareBear How heartbreaking. I‘m so sorry. Sending love. 💕 3y
Bookwormjillk How sad 😞 3y
BookishTrish That‘s tragic. I‘m sorry for your loss❤️ 3y
LeahBergen Oh, that is so tragic. 💔 3y
youneverarrived Heartbreaking 💔 so sorry. 3y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Tea time with my next book! #currentlyreading

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tessavi
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Pickpick

Not amazing but entertaining. Jo Nesbo will be another go-to-author for when I'm in the mood for a murder mystery.

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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

You know what was a bad idea? Starting this book about women being murdered during the first snowfall with a snowman left behind exactly when we had our first snowfall and snowmen were popping up around the neighbourhood.

Melissa_J Oh my!! 😂 3y
janeycanuck @Melissa_J yeah, I had to put it down for a few days 😳 3y
gradcat 😂😂😂 3y
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Reggie
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#WinterWonderland #FrostytheSnowman Funny story, I had this crush on Michael Fassbender (who doesn‘t?) and saw the trailer for The Snowman. Then I found out it was based on a book. Then I found out it was the 6th in a series. So 2 summers ago I read the series up until the 6th book and just couldn‘t take the what I feel is very in your face male chauvinism. And then, after all that reading, I didn‘t see the movie. Boooo Lol.

TrishB Love the story! I couldn‘t get into these- maybe you‘ve summarised why and I hadn‘t realised🤷‍♀️ 3y
JennyM Lol 😆 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Oops 😄 3y
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Cinfhen Hahaha great story 😆 3y
Cathythoughts Great post ... I read the book to see the movie, but missed it. But the word on Litsy is that the movie is not too good ... 3y
Centique The things we do for Fassbender... 😂 He is glorious. Have you seen him on the Graham Norton show? I love, love, love that show. 3y
batsy Hahaha! That's kind of my story too except I skipped the books ahead of this one in the series. But I also didn't end up watching the movie 😂 3y
Reggie @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm 😂😂😂@TrishB @Cinfhen Thanks!! @Cathythoughts @batsy That‘s what I had heard also but @vivastory said it wasn‘t all that bad so now I‘m curious. @Centique no, I haven‘t seen him on that show. I‘ve watched other celebrities on there but not him. I just remember seeing him in an X-men movie where he‘s wearing these khakis and a white shirt and he‘s in Argentina hunting down Nazis. Sigh. 3y
Rissreads That‘s a great story! 3y
Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆 I admire your tenacity. 3y
melbeautyandbooks The movie has almost nothing to do with the book. They changed the beginning, middle, and end. I mean from the opening minute to the final ending. They used the same characters and a few aspects of the book‘s story and that‘s about it. The movie was pretty good if you haven‘t read the book. 3y
Bookzombie I sort of feel like you have just released me from reading this series. It‘s been on my TBR for a while, but maybe it‘s just not worth it and I can just watch the movie sometime. Great review! 3y
Reggie @Rissreads @Reviewsbylola Thanks!!! @melbeautyandbooks you and a few other people now make me want to go watch it. 3y
Reggie @Bookzombie if you ever get curious about him read the 3rd in the series called The Redbreast. It was voted the best Norwegian crime novel EVER. Maybe they know the world ends soon. Lol. It‘s the best of the six I‘ve read and it was the one I felt best about...... 3y
Reggie @Bookzombie I‘m not gonna tell you which one it is but one of the books has a woman kill herself to make it look like her 3 exbfs killed her because she was bitter about them breaking up with her. Like really? I had never missed Lisbeth Salander as much as I did reading that novel. She‘s from the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series if you haven‘t read those they‘re soooo good. Dark and intense but sooo good. 3y
Bookzombie @Reggie Yes, I‘m going to skip this series. There are plenty of others to read. I loved the Lisbeth Salander trilogy. I can‘t convince myself to read the ones not written by Larsson. 3y
Reggie @Bookzombie I‘m totally with you on that. I would think they would lack a certain continuity. Who knows, maybe we‘re missing out. 3y
Suet624 😂😂😂 3y
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