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Ashley_Nicoletto

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Joined March 2016

Book lover. 📚 Dog mom. 🐶 Coffee addict. ☕️ Regular user of adult language. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Believer in girlfriends. 👭
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Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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I pulled this off my shelf last night after it came in as a Get TBR rec and oh ‘em gee it‘s adorable. I read the first 65 pages grinning ear to ear.

GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one! They boys are freaking adorable. 🧡🧡 8mo
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Never | Ken Follett
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Just popping in to say hello. 👋🏼

MicheleinPhilly Hi Bailey! Oh and you, Ashley. ☺️ 8mo
vivastory 👋 👋 8mo
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It‘s #24in48 this weekend! Is anyone else playing along? This is my “hopefuls” list that I want to pull from, but knowing myself I might read zero of these. 🤷🏻‍♀️

candority I am! And I feel the same way about my tentative TBR 😂 We‘ll see what happens! 2y
MicheleinPhilly I‘ve never participated officially but I always seem to find myself reading a ton during them. 2y
Soubhiville I love this readathon! I always set the entire weekend aside for it. Good luck! 2y
vivastory Hi, Ashley 👋 9mo
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Hiiii, welcome to the only book I‘ve read this week. I got married on Saturday and quickly learned there‘s a lot of things no one tells you about getting married.

Such as, it‘s extremely stressful. Even more stressful when you‘re trying to get married during a pandemic, the guest list is only 17 (masks required) and the grooms family has been exposed to COVID and can‘t attend. These are wild times friends. Wild. Times.

Laughterhp Congrats! I can‘t even imagine having to deal with getting married right now! 2y
Soubhiville Congrats! I hope you can relax now. 2y
Traci1 Congratulations! Just imagine the story you'll get to share with your grandkids one day. 😊 2y
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JenReadsAlot Congratulations!!! 2y
LeahBergen Oh my! Congratulations!! 2y
Texreader Congratulations!! And ditto what @traci1 said! 2y
CocoReads Congrats! 2y
BookNAround Congratulations! 2y
ravenlee Congratulations on your marriage, and for leveling up on the difficulty!😆 2y
Bookzombie Congratulations! 💓 2y
batsy Congratulations! 💕 2y
vivastory Congratulations!! I can't even fathom how stressful getting married right now would be... 2y
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I saved the ACOTAR series for the week of the election here in the US and I regret that 0%. Anyone else breathing a tiny bit easier this morning? 💙

slategreyskies 💙💙💙 2y
JenReadsAlot 🙋‍♀️ 2y
Chrissyreadit 💙🥳🙌🎉🙌🥳💙 2y
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DrexEdit Definitely! 🙋‍♀️ 2y
SaturnDoo No, I am actually more anxious and scared than I have ever been over an election. 😥❤😥❤😭 2y
BarbaraBB So happy to see you back here! 2y
BarbaraBB @SaturnDoo I am sorry to hear that. I take it you‘re not too happy with the outcome? (edited) 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @BarbaraBB Thank you! It‘s been a hard year. I‘ve missed this space. 2y
SaturnDoo @BarbaraBB correct. Just a scary situation that I wish I could just close my eyes and it would magically disappear. Time to hope for the best and expect and prepare for the worst. 😭😥❤❤❤ 2y
BarbaraBB I hope things will be better for you personally and that you‘ll have time to relax and read and be here 💚 2y
BarbaraBB @SaturnDoo I‘m sorry to hear that. I‘m not in the US but I hope good times are ahead of you, based on kindness and respect for one another. 💚 2y
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Day light savings really gets the best of me. I‘m like a tiny child in an adults body. So up early on this Sunday morning trying to finish The Exorcist.

JenReadsAlot I feel ya! 2y
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Book 15. This was my work book club pick this month and it received poor reviews from everyone but me 🤣 This would have been perfect for a long plane ride or a beach vacay but COVID. *sighhhh

vivastory You have a work book club? That's awesome! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I have one too. But we‘re still reading our first book because people only want to commit to 100 pages every 2 weeks so it is taking FOREVER! 😂 2y
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly I don't think I'd even remember what I read if I took that long... 😂 2y
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MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I basically wait until the day before the meeting to do the reading. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly @vivastory We have the same problem. We read one book every like two or three months so people have plenty of time. This is also the first one I‘ve read because all of the previous choices were ones I‘d read before. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory @Ashley_Nicoletto Oh we meet every 2 weeks to discuss the 100 pages so I have to be very cognizant of spoilers if I read ahead. But we‘ve seriously been discussing Empire Falls (which I read at least a decade ago) since April. 😩 2y
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Book 15. This one came to me highly recommended from my middle brother and it didn‘t disappoint. I enjoyed it over my coffee this morning.

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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Book 14 of 30 books in 30 days. This book starts out so ridiculously. It begins with the sexual awakening of a recently divorced white dude. Thankfully, the further I got into this the more the idea of having it all was discussed and I very much enjoyed it.

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The Other's Gold | Elizabeth Ames
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Book 13. What‘s the worst thing you‘ve ever done? This book follows four best friends from college into adulthood and we see their joys and sorrows, but we also witness the worst thing each of them has ever done. I almost DNFed this one until we hit part 3 and the biggest “oh no she didn‘t” moment and then I was hooked.

Flaneurette I‘ve been wondering about this one..I waited forever to get it on overdrive and by that time I had moved on to other things so I never did read it. Interested to see what you think in the end 2y
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Book 12. This is a really great book about being a teenager. There‘s so much here. Sex, the way men treat women, religion, social media. Lamar Giles is one of the founders of We Need Diverse books and I will continue to seek out his work.

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Book 11. I spent the majority of Saturday with take out coffee and this gorgeous book. I didn‘t know anything about American Airlines flight 857 and had to do some educating after the first few chapters. This book mixes up grief and family and learning about your parents after their death. I immediately started looking for Acevedo‘s backlist.

Suet624 Poet X is a favorite of mine. I loved both reading it and later listening to it. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Suet624 I purchased that one on Saturday! I am excited to start it! 2y
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Book 10 of 30 books in 30 days. This is my July book club pick and I got ahead of myself. I was disappointed to learn after reading the book and being fascinated by the culture in Iran that this author isn‘t from there and has never been. Otherwise, this was an enjoyable read.

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Book 9 of 30 books in 30 days. This is a forensic accounting thriller mixed up with an MMA thriller. Stick with me here. I know. It‘s compulsively readable, but also forensic accounting is my personal catnip. 🤓 Its a tiny bit cheesy, but it made me want to fight white collar crime and kickbox. 🙅🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

MicheleinPhilly Bailey living her best life. 😍 (edited) 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly Always. She just loves to soak up that sunshine. 2y
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Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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Book 8 of 30 books in 30 days is this gem. This book is like the friend who tells dirty jokes in bars and cusses a little to loudly (my personal favorite kind of friend).

Joanne1 I‘ve just recently read We are never meeting in real life by Irby and felt similar. 2y
readordierachel Love her! 2y
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Book 7 of 30 books in 30 days. I wanted to love this one, but I‘ve never been to NYC and I felt that I needed to have seen it to understand some of the references here. Jemisin is an expert world builder though and while this book feels like it‘s mostly set up - I hope it‘s set up for something incredible.

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Book 6 of 30 books in 30 days is my current book club pick. It was my turn to choose selections and I offered four Tor novellas because honestly why would I choose anything else. 🤣 This was a reread for me and I loved it just as much as the first time. The worlds in these books are weird. So very strange.

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Book 5 of 30 books in 30 days. I think if people go into this expecting Station Eleven they‘ll be deeply disappointed. This isn‘t that story. What you will find here is gorgeous writing and Mandel expertly manipulates time and place to tell her story. She‘s currently an auto buy author for me after this one.

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This was book 4 of 30 books in 30 days. A friend and I agreed to read this before George Floyd‘s murder but then it felt even more necessary. This book made me uncomfortable. It made me ask questions of my friends, and parents, and significant other. Know better. Do better.

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Race to the Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Book 3 of 30 books in 30 days. I stumbled across this gem by accident in the “available audiobooks” section on Libby. What delightful middle grade.

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The End of October: A novel | Lawrence Wright
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My second book for 30 books in 30 days was this plague novel.

Plague novels are my catnip. I will read as many pages as you write about a plague any day. Tell me about how people will hoard essentials, food will be in short supply, governments will act badly. This book was eerily similar in some aspects to what we‘ve seen lately.

AmyG Ha...I JUST posted about this book. I really enjoyed it. 2y
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Deathless Divide | Justina Ireland
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I had a goal of reading 30 books in 30 days in June and Deathless Divide was my first book finished. I felt fairly meh about the first book in this series, but I enjoyed this one exceptionally more. I‘ll leave out the details because spoilers but this is a great follow up.

8little_paws oh that's good to know! I felt meh about the first book too. 2y
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Last night was the perfect night to finish this beautiful book outside In my soft clothes While the sun went down. 😍

Lucy officially makes my “favorite character ever” list with his twisted dark jokes and his supposed preference for dead things.

This is a beautiful book about hard things, family, what makes a home. ❤️

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Pretty Things: A Novel | Janelle Brown
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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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I finished Donny Q friends and now I‘m in the biggest reading slump ever. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen Oh no!!! We‘ve all been there 😞I found I needed a mindless read to break the slump/ something that made me laugh but didn‘t require too much concentration 2y
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Finishing up the newest Peter Swanson with some audio-coloring this morning. Peter Swanson continues to be a personal favorite of mine and I was pleasantly surprised to find this one on hoopla.

JenReadsAlot I really like him as well. And coloring! 2y
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The Return | Rachel Harrison
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Book 2 of the #deweysreadathon. WTF was this. 😩🙈

The women in this book are very unlikeable, but also I was skittish the entire time and couldn‘t stop reading. I have mixed feelings.

vivastory I really did not like this one. It seemed like wasted potential. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @vivastory Every single character was awful. The first 250 pages were truly terrible. I appreciated the horror aspect at the end, but that beginning. 😬 2y
IamIamIam I don't really understand this kind of female friendship so I'm only 12% in and having a crazy hard time. 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto @IamIamIam I struggled with that too. They don‘t even seem to all like each other. 🤷🏻‍♀️ And the main characters insecurities over her friends not liking her was weird. 2y
IamIamIam @Ashley_Nicoletto I just finished it and managed to put aside how much I didn't love the characters. It felt like Sex & the City, The Shining and An American Werewolf in London had a baby... 😂😂😂 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @IamIamIam This is the most perfect description of this book ever. They should blurb that for the cover. 🤣🤣 2y
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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I was awake from 2-4 am reading The Return last night so slow starting this #deweysreadathon by finishing my current audiobook.

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Lunch time sunshine reads. ☀️

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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I had heard conflicting feelings about this one, but I breezed through the audiobook in 2 days. I loved watching the lives of these two sisters change in way unimaginable.

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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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Sunshine and Don Q this morning. ☀️

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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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This morning we picked up a voodoo chai from our favorite local coffee shop (I dumped it into my favorite reusable mug myself, because it keeps it HOT for hours) and then I settled in for a little Middlemarch reading.

readordierachel Sounds perfect 💕 2y
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Weather: A novel | Jenny Offill
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This is more or less a book full of anxieties and I deeply understand that feeling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

GingerAntics This looks like a lovely cover!!! 2y
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Last night as I was finishing this audiobook the water in my bathroom started running. It took a significant amount of time to convince me there wasn‘t a serial killer in our house. 🤣😩🙈

Cathythoughts I hear you !! 😳I read this one too , so good 2y
CatAndKindle I read this on holiday and spent every night wide-eyed with fear watching the hotel room door instead of sleeping. 😱 2y
Chelsea.Poole Love this one. 2y
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swishandflick I read this a few months before they caught him and spent many a sleepless night thinking about this case! There are several interesting documentary series about it too, so I went way down the rabbit hole. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @CatAndKindle I recently had a similar experience where I was nervous about getting murdered on a vacay. 🤣 It feels safer to read them on holiday. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @swishandflick I‘ll have to look into the documentaries. The fact that they caught him is the only reason I tried to read this again. The first time I lived alone and he was still out there. It was to much. 🤣 2y
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Easter this morning looked very different in our house, but there was a healthy dog, over-medium eggs, and new library loans. Finding all the things to be grateful for every day currently. ❤️

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Bailey and I were both a little grumbly so we decided to roast a chicken and get some fresh air. ❤️ I quit keeping time on #24B4Monday but this will be my second book finished shortly.

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This is one of the weirdest books I‘ve ever read. I have so many questions about the brain that put this together. It was delightful and strange and unique and perfect for this weird time we‘re living in. I‘m 9ish hours into #24B4Monday and this is my first book finished.

Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 3y
Amandajoy If you loved that, there are others in the series. I loved 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Amandajoy I‘ve been wanting to read that one! 3y
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This was my day 1 total for #24B4Monday. I finished about 16% of the tagged audiobook and read a good chunk of my current read.

Andrew65 A good start 👍 3y
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Kicking off #24B4Monday with a giant mug of coffee and 3.5 hours left in my current read.

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In case you missed it- this sweet girl was completely and totally paralyzed two months ago. It‘s been a long two months. Today is her first bed snuggle since January. My book might be open, but I‘m mostly admiring her.

Lindy 😎 3y
merelybookish ♥️♥️ 3y
Soubhiville Aw, I‘m glad she‘s getting snuggles. 3y
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kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 3y
Crazeedi Oh no, so sorry to hear , but so happy she has you to care for her, sending a big squeeze to your precious kitty❤😻❤ 3y
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Bookzombie 💕🐶 3y
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I am entirely mentally unable to choose a TBR currently. So my #24B4Monday goal is to finish this book, make progress in Roots, and the rest shall remain a surprise.

AshleyHoss820 Put your TBR titles in a jar and let fate choose for you!! That‘s what I have to do! 😂😄 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @AshleyHoss820 this is a great idea! I‘m such a moody reader regularly so it‘s extra bad currently. 3y
AshleyHoss820 @Ashley_Nicoletto Yes!! Me too! I‘m a terrible, chaotic mood reader. When I get like that, I just pull titles, read a chapter, repeat until I settle on one that grabs me. In this case, it‘s never the book. It‘s me. 😂🤣 3y
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I‘m a big fan of Laura Vanderkam and the way she discusses how people use their time. This wasn‘t my favorite of hers (I think that would be I Know How She Does It), but I enjoyed her not so gentle reminders that we all have the same number of hours in a day and many of us waste them on things like scrolling Facebook and then claim we‘re to busy to exercise. 🤭

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Current status: chunksters

AlaMich ❤️ Middlemarch!! 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @AlaMich I‘m enjoying that one more that I thought I would! It‘s definitely a slow but steady though. 3y
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We made it home and there‘s plenty of coffee and food. We will be reading and snuggling for the foreseeable future. ❤️

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I was on vacation with my family (still am) when things started to get truly nasty with COVID-19 here in the US. I haven‘t handled the stress well so I‘ve wrapped myself into books. This is the 5th book I‘ve read in as many days. I will say we‘re staying in individual villas and cooking food so my risk of exposure is slim.

QuietlyLaura Glad you and your family are safe. Wrapping yourself in books sounds like a good way to deal. I need to try that! 💕📚💕 3y
AlaMich Will you be able to get home? 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @AlaMich Yep, we have a flight out on Saturday morning! 3y
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Magpie Lord | KJ Charles
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What a delightful romance full of attempted murder and magic.

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vivastory I hope you are doing well, Ashley. I've missed your posts. 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @vivastory Thank you! I‘m doing OK. I‘ve stepped back from social media since I find all of the craziness in the world super overwhelming. I‘ll make a slow return eventually. ❤️ 3y
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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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We currently have a paralyzed puppy. She‘s being treated at The University of Missouri because Iowa State doesn‘t have a neurology department. It‘s a 5 hour drive from our house - so yesterday we spent 10 hours in the car to snuggle her for 45 minutes. 😩 Thankfully, I had Kiley Reid to keep me company. This fantastic novel sucks you in halfway and you must finish it immediately. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

MicheleinPhilly What happened??? 3y
Soubhiville I‘m sorry about your fur baby. What happened? I hope there is a quick and full recovery. 3y
emtobiasz I‘m so sorry for your pup. Thinking p of you and hoping for a full recovery! ❤️ 3y
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Redwritinghood Oh no! I hope the pup recovers quickly. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Hope your fur baby recovery well! 3y
QuietlyLaura Poor pupper! I hope she recovers soon. 3y
TrishB Hope puppy is better soon 🐶❤️ 3y
BookNAround I hope your fur baby makes a full recovery. My BIL used to teach at Mizzou and my sister worked there as well (both are vets) and I know it‘s a good place to have your pup. 3y
batsy Oh no. Here's hoping for a full recovery for pupper ❤️ 3y
Megabooks I‘m so sorry!! 💜💜💜 3y
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry! I hope Bailey has a full recovery. 💕🐶 3y
kspenmoll So sorry for you & your pup! 💕💕💕 3y
sprainedbrain Oh no... I‘m so sorry about your puppy! Hope the recovery is fast and complete. 3y
DaveGreen7777 Sending healing energy to your puppy! 😢🐶 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Soubhiville Long story, but she became paralyzed last Sunday night. She‘d been falling down a lot (our regular vet was looking into it) but it was progressively getting worse and she ruptured a disk in her neck. It paralyzed her completely. 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Soubhiville @emtobiasz @Redwritinghood @erzascarletbookgasm @QuietlyLaura @TrishB @BookNAround @batsy @Megabooks @Bookzombie @kspenmoll @sprainedbrain @DaveGreen7777 Thank you all! It we can get her permanently off her ventilator she‘d be on the mend. 🤞🏼🤞🏼 We see her getting better soon. 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @BookNAround Missouri has been absolutely incredible to us. I am floored by the kindness they‘ve shown. We‘re so thankful for them. 3y
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I‘m into chapter 5 and I can already tell I‘ll be thinking about these characters long after I finish this one. ❤️

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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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My final read of 2019 was one of my favorites of the year. I loved this spy novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory I hope your holidays were pleasant! 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @vivastory They were fantastic! Thank you! How were yours? 3y
vivastory They were great. I was a bit spoiled in terms of books 😂 It's been hard readjusting to work, next week will be rough since it'll be my first full week since the middle of December. 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto @vivastory Oh my gosh! Yay for you! That would be amazing. Hopefully the adjustment is easier than you think it‘ll be. 🤣 3y
vivastory Did you get time off? 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @vivastory In theory, but not really. I‘m an accountant so we end up working holidays and weekends to close year end. I‘ll be excited for February. 😬 3y
vivastory Boo! I'm sorry to hear that! Hopefully you'll be able to take a nice break in February. 3y
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