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DebinHawaii
Lost Coast Literary | Ellie Alexander
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A sweet little book for people who love books & magical realism & quirky towns on California‘s Lost Coast. Emily is just starting her dream career on her way to being a book editor in NYC when her estranged grandmother dies, leaving her a large Victorian in quirky Cascata. A stipulation of the will is that she must edit a trunk of “forsaken” manuscripts & she is shocked when the changes she makes in the books, play out in the lives of real⬇️

DebinHawaii … people she meets. A quick & charming read. I found myself wanting the story to go on past the ending. A stand-alone, it is a slight departure from the author‘s cozy mysteries but has the same heart & flavor. I received this #ARC from NetGalley & it publishes at the end of March. (edited) 1d
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you liked her first book, you‘ll love this just as much, maybe more. Philpott is a local-to-me author, and though I don‘t know her personally, her writing makes me feel like a friend. When she said she‘s always “waiting for worry to materialize,” that hit hard. These stories carry the common thread of parenthood, anxiety, and inevitable change. Heavy, but Philpott is a funny storyteller, so it‘s a good vibe. Very relatable collection!

KathyWheeler I liked her first book so I‘ll definitely read this one. 1d
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler I think you‘ll really enjoy! 1d
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Cinfhen WOW!!! That sums me up in 5 words “waiting for worry to materialize” I still have blink on my list but adding this one too!! 1d
Megabooks Stacking this! Thanks for the tag. 💜 19h
Megabooks And you know I‘m here for all champ-related content! 19h
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Right?! Same here. I‘ve never seen it articulate so perfectly. I think you‘ll enjoy her books. I recommend following her on Instagram, too. She‘s funny! 18h
britt_brooke @Megabooks I think you‘re gonna love this one! 🐾 18h
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mhillis
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#BookReport
Finished four books this week!
📚 The Inugami Curse #JanuaryinJapan
📚 The Beadworkers
📚 Ida B. the Queen
📚 Avidly Reads Poetry #NetGalley #arc

I like short story collections lately—I‘ve already read two this year: Terminal Boredom and The Beadworkers. Every story in The Beadworkers was great, and I especially liked Beading Lesson.

slategreyskies I really liked Strange Weather in Tokyo. :) 2d
Cinfhen Nice mix of genres 🥰 2d
shawnmooney I have the Piatote collection on ebook - great to hear that you enjoyed it! 2d
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julesG
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#WeekendReading #JoyousJanuary #readathon #ARC Edition

@Andrew65

Second Marion Lane historical UF mystery - the one with the pub that's open past 1am.

Seven Mercies - second in Seven Devils duology - not as gripping as I had hoped

A Coin for the Ferryman - 🎧 Time-Travel - Caesar has been transported from the Ides of March to a remote site, there's an attempt to kidnap him, but he must be returned to keep History/the timeline intact.

Andrew65 Look good choices. Have a good weekend of reading. 2d
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vlwelser
Stay Awake: A Novel | Megan Goldin
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I devoured this one. It's like a cross between 50 First Dates and Gaslighting. Without the dates. This is a thriller and a mystery. A woman wakes up in a cab and doesn't remember how she got there. The last thing she remembers is answering the phone at her desk at work. This book is awesome and certainly my new fav from this author.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Pub date is 8/9/2022
#ARC #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks Ooooo sounds creepy!!! Stacked!! 2d
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DebinHawaii
The Artist Colony: A Novel | Joanna FitzPatrick
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Crashed when I got home from a long week at work & woke at up 2 AM so I figured it was a good time to set my #JoyousJanuary #readathon goals. I‘m going to read my sections for #SundayBuddyRead & #Pemberlittens & finish up The House in the Cerulean Sea for #NewYearWhoDis & my #ARC of Lost CoastLiterary. I‘m hoping to get a chunk of the tagged book read for a book tour review & finish & decide on a recipe from Midnight Chicken for virtual foodie ⬇️

DebinHawaii … book club. Finally, I‘d like to start Dark Night as I love this Alaska set series. And then who knows as I remain always a moody reader. 🤷🏻‍♀️📚 (edited) 3d
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3d
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DebinHawaii
Lost Coast Literary | Ellie Alexander
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I was able to sneak in a quick 20 minutes reading time early this morning over my desk breakfast of fried rice with over-easy egg & an Iced Caramel Macchiato.

Started the tagged book, an #ARC from one of my favorite cozy mystery authors (Bakeshop Mysteries, Sloan Krause Mysteries) who is branching out into this book/literary inspired, magical realism stand-alone novel & her own publishing imprint. It‘s fun so far—I 💛 books about books.🤗📚

Aims42 A sign of the times…. That mask style is my favorite!! My mom makes them that way and I can‘t say enough good things about the style. No slip and no claustrophobic feeling 😷 4d
DebinHawaii @Aims42 My favorite style too. Even though I spend my first hour of work mostly alone, my mask needs to be quick to grab when anyone comes in to comply with work policies. 4d
SamanthaMarie Wow! I like how you breakfast, yum 😋 I love Ellie Alexander! I'm glad to hear you are enjoying the new book. 4d
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EKonrad
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Still stunned by how good this one was! It actually made me cry several times - a true sign of a good writer in my opinion. Such an interesting commentary on the pressure to be a perfect mother. Can‘t wait for people to read this one! #arc ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full review at ErinKonrad.com

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DebinHawaii
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I meant to post my #January TBR last week & life was completely out of control. I feel a bit silly posting it now as it‘s the 9th & I have made only small inroads on some of these. The tagged book is part of my #NewYearWhoDis list from @Chrissyreadit & I just started it & plan to finish. 🤗There are some buddy reads in here that may or may not happen although the #sundaybuddyread Simone St. James pick I‘m tracking on, i‘m already behind on my ⬇️

DebinHawaii #PemberLittens books & just 2 chapters completed in Wuthering Heights on Serial Reader & already remembering how much I dislike this book! 🤬 I have a book tour review of Artist Colony at the end of the month + a couple of #ARC commitments & my virtual foodie bookclub selection (Midnight 🐔), the rest are library books that came in, an audiobook & my #jolabokaflod book from @MidnightBookGirl that I started & want to finish. Let‘s see what happens! 1w
monalyisha Wow! 1w
Chrissyreadit That‘s a lot of reading! 1w
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sprainedbrain I‘m struggling with WH this time too! 😂 1w
ravenlee I‘m struggling some with WH, too. I don‘t remember much (it‘s been close to 20 years since I read it), but I remember disliking it. I‘m trying to give it a fair shake now, but I think there‘s going to be some hate-reading eventually. 😆 1w
DebinHawaii @Chrissyreadit I am loving THITCS so far even if I am only about 25% into it! 🤗 1w
Lollymya Hey y‘all…is it too late to join the #buddyread inquiring minds to know???? 7d
DebinHawaii @Lollymya I‘m not sure which one you are interested in but think any of the 3 here you can jump in on: The Other Side of Midnight #sundaybuddyread is hosted by @TheBookHippie Wuthering Heights with #PemberLittens is hosted by @Crinoline_Laphroaig & A Truth Universally Acknowledged also with #PemberLittens is hosted by @jenniferw88 You can find more details on their feeds. 5d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee 😂😅 look at it as a study in generational dysfunction 😅🤣 5d
TheBookHippie @Lollymya You can join us anytime! #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD 5d
TheBookHippie I still think it‘s December if that helps 😂 5d
Lollymya @TheBookHippie how? Do you have a specific time to discuss the book? 5d
Lollymya @TheBookHippie I am taking about Wuthering heights 5d
TheBookHippie @Lollymya oh follow #wanderingthroughwutheringheights it‘s a chapter a day we started Jan 3 I do my #sundaybuddyread every Sunday we discuss according to the posted scheduled reading. @Crinoline_Laphroaig is hosting Wuthering Heights 💜 5d
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vlwelser
The Fields | Erin Young
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I didn't love this. There are too many names / characters and the plot is overly complicated for something that's actually trying to be a fairly basic detective novel. Because this is supposed to be the first in a series. And a series should be entertaining so you feel compelled to read the next.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Pub date is 1/25/2022
#ARC #Goodreads #Flatiron

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it feels like authors spend way too much time setting up the series and not enough time actually telling THIS story. 1w
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