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Fire and Rain | Diane Chamberlain
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I actually finished listening to this one yesterday! I love Chamberlain‘s books, but this older title isn‘t my favorite one of hers. I just had a hard time liking the characters- but it still captured my attention from start to finish. And it‘s one that has been on my TBR for a while! Great for #AudioColoring though! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer 16 points

StayCurious Way to go! Love that psychedelic picture! +16 2d
TorieStorieS @StayCurious Thanks!!! 🦌🦌🦌 2d
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All-American Muslim Girl | Nadine Jolie Courtney
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👎Bailed on “Dread Nation,” might return to it later

📘Started “Da Vinci‘s Tiger” today, currently on chapter 3

🎧I followed @Cinfhen‘s advice and started an audiobook. I usually have a hard time getting into audiobooks, but “All-American Muslim Girl” pulled me in from the first chapter. I‘ve been listening while cleaning, #audiocoloring and catching up on Stardew Valley. (Is #audiogaming a thing?) I‘m currently at 49%.

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Well I wanted to like this one... but I‘m not too surprised that I didn‘t since comic bookish heroes and villains aren‘t really my thing. But I have read a few exceptions to that, so I was willing to give this a try. Between clueless parents and not enough world building and an oversized cast of characters, I struggled to connect with any of the characters despite the action-packed plot! #AudioColoring

Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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Some #audiocoloring this afternoon! 🎧

Crazeedi Love your picture, I do enjoy doing this too! 2w
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Listening to Dracula, sipping coffee and doing some Happy Color coloring. Somehow I'm going to have to talk myself into going to work 🤣

LaurenReads I love audio booking and happy coloring 😀 3w
Sace @LaurenReads Happy Color is my happy place 😊 3w
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LibrarianRyan It‘s too cold to go to work but I too must talk myself into it. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! How‘s the audiobook holding up? 3w
Jess_Read_This I‘m such a dork. My first thought after seeing you were listening to Dracula on audio was “I wonder if the narrator has a Transylvanian accent?” Beautiful artwork! 3w
Sace @LibrarianRyan WORD. I have the added struggle of figuring out what to wear because they blast the heat at school. Even the students complain. So I pretty much wear short sleeves to work and freeze between my car and the front door. 3w
Sace @erzascarletbookgasm It *is* more compelling than reading. @Cinfhen was right 🤣 3w
Sace @Jess_Read_This The narrator did actually do a Transylvanian accent. This is my first full cast audiobook and I'm loving it. 3w
Jess_Read_This @Sace Full cast readings of a book are the absolute best. The entire reading experience gets elevated for me when a full cast ensemble narrates! It sounds like a terrific read. 3w
LibrarianRyan @Sace omg! Our building is always cold but there can be a 10 degree swing between room s. 3w
Sace @LibrarianRyan they control our temp remotely 😑 3w
Sace @Jess_Read_This agreed! I'm going to start seeking them out from now on. 3w
Cinfhen Pretty #audiocoloring 🤩and there are some great accents @Jess_Read_This 3w
JacqMac I‘m so addicted to Happy Color. It‘s just so satisfying. lol 3w
Megabooks Lovely!! 3w
Sace @JacqMac I know! I love to color but I have such a bad sense of color. I love that Happy color just picks the colors for me! 3w
Sace @Megabooks hee hee... Thanks! (even though I really owe every bit of loveliness to the app 😂 3w
Sace @Cinfhen I just got to Mina's interview notes with Van Helsing. I was fine with accents up to this point. He sounds more Russian than Dutch 🤣 3w
Cinfhen Yeah; his accent was sort of eye roll inducing but it still adds to the overall production 3w
AnansiGirl Bookworm problem no. 99: Pep talk to leave book behind, walk out of house and get to work. 😂😟😩 3w
Sace @Cinfhen I work with a Russian lady so it felt like having her with me on my drive to work 🤣 3w
Sace @AnansiGirl the struggle is real! 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha!! That‘s really funny 3w
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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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Wow!! I have loved Chamberlain‘s writing for years, but I have been trying to repress my binge-reading ways by going through her extensive backlog since my 2013 discovery of her more slowly... This one, last year‘s release, totally blew me away!! It‘s a different direction in some ways and had me totally hooked! I certainly didn‘t plan on listening to this whole book in a day!! But I loved it!! I laughed; I cried... wonderful!! #Audiocoloring

Crazeedi Gorgeous as usual my friend!❤❤❤❤ 4w
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Crazeedi !!! ☺️☺️☺️ 4w
Cinfhen Great review 4w
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TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thanks!!! 🤗🤗🤗 4w
Soubhiville Wow pretty! 4w
TorieStorieS @Soubhiville Thank you!! 😊😊😊 4w
Sace Just beautiful! 3w
TorieStorieS @Sace Thanks!! ☺️☺️☺️ 3w
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I chose this #NonFiction book about the Thula Thula game reserve in #SouthAfrica for this month‘s #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge. While the introduction and rehabilitation of a group of elephants is the focus here- all kinds of other wildlife is included as well as some of the social and political pressures involved with the reserve. This is fascinating- but I definitely didn‘t plan on sobbing through the end on my #AudioColoring!

k.reads.5 Wow, this sounds incredibly interesting! And gorgeous coloring! 4w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!!! I definitely recommend this one!! 4w
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1922 | Stephen King
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This one was probably a mix between a pick and so-so for me... I listened to it, but I‘m sure this novella is #Under200Pages. If you are skeeved out by rats, skip this one! If rats don‘t bother you, then it may not be the creepiest King story... I hear there‘s a film adaptation so I may check that out next time I am home alone!! #GratefulReads #AudioColoring

OriginalCyn620 Then I think I‘ll be skipping this one! 😝 (edited) 1mo
Bookish.SAM I keep seeing the adaptation on Netflix (I think)... wasn‘t aware of the 🐀 thing... I‘m not a fan! Might have to reconsider it. 1mo
MrBook Great film! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll be skipping 😱 🐁 🤣 1mo
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 @Alwayscoolwb @Bookish.SAM I haven‘t seen the movie, but the rats are a big part of the audiobook!! Happy to have warned you!! 🤣 1mo
TorieStorieS @MrBook Thanks- my husband hates scary movies so I‘m adding it to my watch list for the next time he‘s away! 😂 1mo
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The Haunting of Maddy Clare | Simone St. James
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I think I had too high of expectations for this one... I was looking for a creepy audiobook for some October chills, and though this was certainly entertaining from start to finish, the plot‘s a bit predictable and I never felt frightened... Still, the time period of post WWI England shines here and I can see many being satisfied with this ghost story! #Purple #AudioColoring #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 11pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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The Valley of Fear | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Finished off the last of the Sherlock novels with some #audiocoloring! I enjoyed it immensely, if not the second half as much, but the ending was worth it!! 💀

That gives me just 8 hours for #DeweysReadathon. For #24b4Monday, I‘m up to 16! Good night, Littens!!

#teamtheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon

Andrew65 Great time 👏👏👏 1mo
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