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BethM

BethM

Joined August 2016

LibraryThing member BethM6

Book hoarder, tea lover, chocolate enthusiast, dog mom, proud Ravenclaw. Fav genres are sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, urban fantasy, romance, and YA.
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A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson
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The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
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Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
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Merry and Bright: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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I never sleep well at a hotel so I stayed up late reading this from the lending library. Quick and fun holiday story that kept me engaged.

tracey38 I'm currently reading a book with the same name but by a different author. 😁 3d
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Merry and Bright: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Apparently Country Inn and Suites now has lending libraries in all US/Canada locations. There were some really quality, brand new books in there!

AlaMich One wonders why it took hotels so long to have this brainwave. 💡 4d
Reviewsbylola Seriously! @AlaMich It makes so much sense. 4d
Avanders So cool! And phew 😅 all caught up 😄 4d
Soubhiville That‘s such a great idea! 4d
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Thank you sooo much @Avanders ! This looks wonderful!

Avanders 😘😘😘♥️ 4d
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The Santa Thing | Robert Freese
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I haven‘t been around much bc of my best friends list her job on Tuesday. There‘s been a lot of tears and late nights. This week I‘ll be in Cottage Grove, MN for work so anyone who is sending me stuff, I think it‘s just @Bklover , know that I‘m not home until Friday.

Watch for this ebook exchange partnered with Library Thing- I enjoyed it last year!

sprainedbrain I‘m glad you could be there for your friend. That‘s so hard. 😕 4d
Bklover I‘m so sorry about your friend! I‘m glad she has you to help her feel better. 4d
BethM @sprainedbrain @Bklover thanks! It‘s been a weird week for both of us. 4d
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Avanders I‘m so excited for this.... I even updated my 2 year behind catalog 😳😉 I think they made a great graphic too 😍 @TimSpalding 4d
Avanders Also, hope your friend is feeling okay. That‘s such a sucky life experience. 🥺🥺 4d
BethM @Avanders thanks. 3d
TimSpalding @Avanders I tossed that off in five minutes, and it's proven quite divisive! I even asked on Twitter if people knew what it was, and 1/4 of people find the whole Christmas/figgy/plum pudding thing completely alien! 😁 3d
BethM @TimSpalding I like it! But I also thought it was a truffle 😂 3d
Avanders @TimSpalding oh people find the craziest things to get all up in arms about 😂 it‘s a perfect little figgy pudding, and your colors are 💯 spot on. 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ @Bethm lol well.. I could see that too 😉 3d
BethM @Avanders @TimSpalding I‘ve never seen figgy pudding so that‘s my excuse 🤷‍♀️ but I still really like the graphic! 3d
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Book adjacent post. I went to Berres Brothers headquarters yesterday and they gave me three free sample bags for being a first timer. So of course I spent more money lol- in fairness most of these flavors I don‘t see in the store. All this plus 2 hidden bags of coffee for Dec book boxes, and a to go coffee and biscotti was only $30. I plan to take a tour at some point !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉📚awesome!!! 1w
Chrissyreadit That was a great deal! 1w
Avanders This is soooo exciting! And Berre‘s is so good!! ♥️♥️ 4d
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The Last Hours | Minette Walters

Is it wrong of me to root for Eleanor‘s death?

Chrissyreadit Ha! She‘s such a lovely young girl. 1w
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Happy Holidays | Janet Dailey
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Today‘s afternoon reading was supplanted by football and Christmas movies. Total time is 5hrs 15mins. I‘m going to keep snuggling with my fur baby and watching one more Christmas movie! #tmskellington I‘m getting in practice laps! This readathon has been a blast! Congrats again to the irreplaceable @MrBook #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 1w
Crimson613 awesome! we're still stuck on scary movies LOL but need to make the switch soon ;) also your fur baby is cute! 1w
MrBook Awww 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! 1w
Andrew65 Well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏😊👍 1w
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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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Did some audio baking before football. @Librarybelle I‘m really enjoying this book! This is also snack round 1 for #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Librarybelle That looks delicious! So glad you‘re enjoying the book so far! 2w
Lynnsoprano Oh, yum! 2w
BethM @Librarybelle @Lynnsoprano thanks! There‘s a little cinnamon and cardamom in there too. 2w
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Andrew65 @Librarybelle That is definitely delicious looking. 2w
Andrew65 A book I want to read. 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks Pretty! 🍰 2w
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader Lol I‘m about to make cupcakes. 2w
MrBook I‘m coming over for some snack! 😳🤤 2w
BethM @MrBook come on over 😂 I just made brats and chili cheese dip! 2w
MrBook *runs to car and fires up the engine...screeches onto the street in reverse...puts car into OVERdrive* 2w
BethM @MrBook 😂 2w
Avanders This looks so fun. 😍 Ooooh and brats and chili cheese dip too?! 🤤🤤 4d
BethM @Avanders a typical WI Sunday! 😂 3d
Avanders Lol totally!! 😂 3d
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Crime Rib | Leslie Budewitz
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Reading and green mint tea while Nova licks a peanut butter bone. The green mint is from@the only tea plantation in the US- Charleston Tea. It is one of the very few green teas I enjoy. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Andrew65 I‘m trying to improve health and drink green tea. 2w
BethM @Andrew65 I‘ve found it‘s important to find a kind you like but to also have an electric teapot that can heat the water to the appropriate temp. Over steeping green tea is easy to do and makes it taste awful. 2w
Andrew65 @BethM Yes I‘m still in the exploring stage. Thanks for the advice. 2w
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Sharpeipup I enjoy the Charleston tea too! Dragged all my inlaws there for a tour once. 2w
Lynnsoprano An electric teapot is so great. Any tea tastes better when I use it. 2w
Kaila-ann I keep meaning to visit Charleston Tea but I may just have to go by myself, no one else ever seems to want to go with me 🤷🏻‍♀️ lol. 2w
BethM @Kaila-ann I‘m not local or I‘d go. It‘s super cool! 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Tagged book is book 1. Review for the new book -8 The Guardian our 11/15. This is a thrill ride from the beginning to the end. I‘m emotionally spent- each new book is the best one yet. The world building is so great you feel like you‘re there. Favorite paranormal series ever.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I love cocoa! Mid afternoon s‘mores cocoa, Xmas movie in the background, and an ARC on my phone💕

rubyslippersreads Great mug! 🦖☄️ 2w
Freespirit Perfect! 2w
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Butterfinger Aah. It is Hygge season. 2w
BethM @rubyslippersreads I think it‘s hilarious! @Butterfinger best time of the year :) 2w
Avanders Sounds perfect. I can‘t believe how much I‘ve missed here! 🤭🤭 4d
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Doing a little research for my yoga and meditation practice in between laundry and dishes. Once the house chores are finished I can settle in with a novel. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

MrBook Neat! 😳 2w
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader I‘m obsessed with crystals, crystal bible is very helpful 2w
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Winter World | A. G. Riddle
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Just signed up! Super excited for this! I‘m putting myself on a swap ban because I need to save up for my yoga teacher training this summer so this will be a great replacement! See @StayCurious for details! And someone else but I can‘t remember who- sorry!

ChasingOm Hooray for Yoga Teacher Training!! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️ 2w
StayCurious Yay! Glad you‘ll be joining us! 2w
BethM @ChasingOm I‘m really excited! 2w
ChasingOm I graduated last year and I really enjoy the classes I‘ve taught since. I only recently took on a weekly class, but it‘s a great way to make sure you stick to your own practice. 😄 2w
BethM @ChasingOm that‘s awesome! 2w
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Woke up with an awful headache bc of my chiropractic adjustment. Going to watch the movie so I can return it to the library. Once the movie is watch I‘ll be taking a bath and reading to alleviate the tension before my day of errands. Here are my snacks for this am! Jasmine tea and a protein bar lol. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Lynnsoprano Hope you feel better and the day goes well. 2w
LiteraryinLititz Ouch! Hope you feel better! 2w
kspenmoll Love your litsy mug 2w
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LauraBeth Hope you feel better! 2w
MrBook Awww, I hope you feel better soon 🥺. How‘d you get your Litsy mug?! 2w
BethM @Lynnsoprano @LiteraryinLititz @kspenmoll @LauraBeth thanks! I‘m already feeling some better. I think once the muscles fully release I‘ll be good. @MrBook Library Thing does Santa Thing at Xmas which is an ebook exchange. Last year they offered the mugs for the first 20-25 Littens who signed up to do the cross over exchange. Not sure if it‘s happening again this year and im not sure who to ask. Maybe @kgriffith or @TimSpalding ? 2w
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻😁 2w
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Benediction | Kelly Moran
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My weekend TBR! From the top- my in office background story, my commute home, a thrilling ARC ebook, and my when my ARC is finished read! #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Lynnsoprano They all look interesting 😄 2w
MrBook Ahhh, you‘ve got such an eclectic taste in reading, I love it!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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The Funnyman | Sophia Whittemore
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Y‘all- I haven‘t been super active on scrolling Litsy and so I missed this! Totally participating- this may be just what I needed to get out of my funk. Congrats Jason- you lovely bibliophile! #mrbook1inamillion

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Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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In an audiobook slump- send help and recs!

Avanders Hmm did you try the Forward collection? Or... that‘s audible only, so that may not work. For non-audible... I can‘t remember which ones I‘ve recommended that you‘ve listened to 😉 But I loooved the audio of the trilogy: 2w
Avanders His voice is so rich. 2w
ljuliel I just looked at your profile to see what type books you like. That‘ll be a tough call for me since we read different things. For YA , there‘s a really good series of 3, the newest one just out a couple weeks ago. By Deborah Wiles. Countdown , Revolution and Anthem. All take place in the 50s-60s. 2w
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sherryvdh A few I've enjoyed are 2w
Bookwormjillk I‘m listening to Elton John‘s autobiography now and loving it. I also like Louise Penny‘s books on audio. 2w
Chrissyreadit For a litsy readalong I just downloaded 2w
Chrissyreadit My daughter and I thought this was fun 2w
Chrissyreadit I loved this on audio 2w
Chrissyreadit I also enjoyed 2w
Chrissyreadit I have many I haven‘t listened to yet Dune, Lies of Lock Lamora and Six of Crows - that have good reviews. Also I bet this one would be good on audio (I loved the book) (edited) 2w
rachelm This was a fab cast recording 2w
xicanti Pierce Brown and Sally Green are both fabulous on audio. I also highly recommend CHIME by Franny Billingsley, STARDUST by Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisin‘s Broken Earth Trilogy, BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE by Andrea Warner, and any of the Star Wars books (they‘ve got scores and sound effects, and they hire narrators who excel at different voices so the whole thing sounds like a radio play). 2w
sprainedbrain I‘m going to tag a couple I have loved on audio this year. 2w
BethM Thanks everyone! @sprainedbrain The Highland Witch sounds super interesting 2w
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Sugarplum Way | Debbie Mason
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I‘m emotional for no good reason so snuggling in with a Christmas read and eggnog to try to snap out of it.

kspenmoll I hope it helped. Sometimes we just feel. ❤️ 2w
4thhouseontheleft 💞💞 2w
Sharpeipup Eggnog works wonders 2w
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Chrissyreadit Just stopping by your page to say Hi! 2w
BethM @Chrissyreadit hi friend! That made me smile :) 2w
Avanders Christmas reads always help ☺️🥰 2w
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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#unpopularopinion I didn‘t love this- at all. Rules of Magic is so incredibly better and almost reads like a different story. Needless to say I‘m disappointed. I‘ll be watching the movie to see how it stacks up on Saturday.

LeeRHarry I think I liked the movie more, which doesn‘t happen very often 😊 2w
Hooked_on_books I always thought the movie was fun, so I read the book a while back. I found it sexist and the wannabe rapist near the end gave me serious anger. 2w
Avanders Interesting.. I loved the movie way back when but never read the book... I can‘t imagine seeing the movie for the first time now.... does it age well? I‘ve heard the book is very different... 2w
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BethM @Avanders I‘m watching it Saturday when my husband is at work and I finally have remote control 😂 2w
Avanders Lol fair! 😂 Oh yeah, I see that in your post now.. I jumped the gun 😁 2w
BethM @Hooked_on_books by the end I was skimming so I missed that. But I agree it just wasn‘t good. I really enjoyed Rules of Magic. But they seemed like they were written by different authors. 2w
BethM @Avanders the verdict is ... gasp... the movie is much better than the book. I also think it ages really well- I liked it a lot. 2w
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#lmpbc and #cbbc mailed!

Chrissyreadit Yay! 😍😍😍 2w
Avanders 🥳🤩 2w
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#historicalhussies 😂 here are my options. The tagged book is the correct one- but I put 1921 in the pic bc I couldn‘t find the 1916 copy readily. The two starred ones are alternate history fiction. Are we targeting January for the initial mailing? We still have one more month in this mailing.

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Avanders Fun! These all look interesting, but my top 3 choices would be the 2 star‘d ones or the Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. 📚📚 2w
Avanders Ps now there are 2 litsy posts with the #historicalhussies 😂😂 2w
JenlovesJT47 The only one I‘ve read is The Paris Wife. I‘m cool with any of these but I‘ve been wanting to read My Lady Jane for awhile now 🤓 2w
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A delightful romp, if not a creature feature. I imagine this is similar to how Quentin Tarntino would write a book. Ruby was easily my favorite. I was hoping that after Taste if Marrow the stories would be a continuation, but were instead background. They were still good though. One more book to go #lmpbc group V:)

Avanders Yay I can‘t wait to read this one! 👏🏽👏🏽☺️ 2w
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Doctor Who: The Vault | Marcus Hearn
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Here‘s the back- hand painted!

Cinfhen I love your floor tile 3w
Soubhiville Oh wow that‘s pretty! 3w
BethM @Cinfhen thanks! @Soubhiville she does amazing work! 3w
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Doctor Who: The Vault | Marcus Hearn
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Not book related but I the only place I know other Whovians is here 😂 Check out my new coffee mug I purchased when getting Christmas presents for others! I‘m in love💕💕💕

hermyknee 😍😍😍 3w
Chrissyreadit It‘s perfect! 😍 3w
JacqMac Love! 😍 3w
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Meaw_catlady Oooh so timey wimey! 3w
BookwormAHN Gorgeous 💙 3w
Avanders Wow that is soooo pretty!! 😍😍 3w
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@Avanders I am speechless. I was in a weird, emotional mood last night and totally needed this. This is such a great #coffeebeanbookclub box! I can‘t wait to read the books you included- they‘re exactly what I need right now. That print is perfection and going in my office. Love the local coffee again. You, my friend, are such a blessing.

BethM @Avanders this caramel corn tastes like pancakes! It‘s amazing! 3w
Avanders Oh yay I‘m so glad!! 😘😘 Also, the packer “bowl” is for your microwave bowls... so you don‘t burn your fingers! I think you can microwave the thing too, or just use it to hold a hot bowl ☺️ And I know, that caramel corn is crazy 🤤 It takes a second to get used to the texture, but yumm. Glad you like too!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ (edited) 3w
BethM @Avanders it‘s soup and chili season so it will go to good use! 3w
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@AlizaApp thank you so much for the #basicwitchswap ! The socks are on my feet as we speak!

Meaw_catlady Adorable socks! Look cozy! Happy Halloween! 🖤 3w
Chrissyreadit That book sounds like fun! 3w
sprainedbrain Oh that Kitchen Witchery book is going on my wishlist. Great package! 3w
AlizaApp Yay, happy reading! 🖤🧙‍♀️📚 3w
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The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds | Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
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Woke up to this annoying site.... listened to the tagged book on my commute .

JenReadsAlot Right... ugh 3w
AmyG Winter has arrived where I live. Ugh...to say the least. 3w
vivastory Same here. The past two years it's snowed by the beginning of November. I should move to Texas. Or Arizona. 3w
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Avanders ❄️🥺🥶 3w
BethM @Avanders it‘s been snowing all day and last night today. The roads were January level terrible this am. 3w
Avanders Oh my gosh! Terrible for shoveling and driving and being cold... though I do still miss the cozy inside and the {siiiigh} scenery 😍❄️❄️ 3w
BethM @Avanders the first snow struggle is real! It‘s like Awww this is gorgeous and then 🤬🤬🤬🤬 it‘s October and the roads are terrible 😂 3w
Avanders Lol yeah that sounds awful 🥶🥺😁 3w
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Witches | Roald Dahl
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AlizaApp Yay so glad it arrived! 3w
monalyisha Cute little ghost, @AlizaApp! 3w
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My body decided I was going to sleep all day, but as a result I am feeling a little bit better. Hopefully getting some reading in tonight. I love Kevin Hearne so his quote gives me so much hope for this!

Pogue I loved the first book. I am waiting for a hold for the second one. 4w
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Review for Book 4- perhaps the most charming yet. I enjoyed Vanessa, the ghost, perhaps more than any previous ghost. I also liked what the author did with the relationship subplot. Home sick from work with bronchitis 😖

BethM No clue why this posted 3 times- but it was definitely a pick! 4w
Avanders Oh no bronchitis!! 😷 Hope you‘re feeling better today! ♥️ 4w
AuthorErinHuss So glad you enjoyed it❤️❤️ (edited) 3w
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Medium Things | Erin Huss
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My favorite of the series so far! Quite a few unexpected twists and turns in this one. I‘m excited now to see where it goes

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Sick with a cold that hopefully doesn‘t turn into bronchitis- not thrilled about it.

Callemarie Oh no! Feel better friend! 1mo
TheDaysGoBy Feel better! 1mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 💐 1mo
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JenReadsAlot Hope you feel better soon! 1mo
DaveGreen7777 😢 Hope you feel much better soon! 1mo
britt_brooke Feel better soon! PS. I have that same mug. 💚💚 1mo
BethM @Callemarie @TheDaysGoBy @Jas16 @Jenreads @DaveGreen7777 thanks. Hoping this is short lived. @britt_brooke thanks- I got mine from a litten :) 1mo
Chrissyreadit Feel better!!! I love your cup. 1mo
Avanders Oh no — hope you feel better already!! ♥️ 1mo
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Doing this for my new #lmpbc group!
1. Wisconsin
2. 32
3. Working in criminal justice.
4. Married 6 years to the man I‘ve been with 11.5.
5. She/her
6. I joined Litsy within the first 3 months or so therefore it‘s a cool story!....... it‘s my name 😂

Avanders 😂 my username is equally cool 😁 1mo
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The author comes off as a touch classist but the story was engrossing. I didn‘t figure out the killer until about half way through. Trying to binge cozies and witch books this month for Halloween! Now if life would cooperate that would be excellent!

Avanders Maybe it was “more okay” in the mid-90s to be a touch classist? 😬😜 1mo
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Review for book 2. Litsy is oddly missing books 2 and 4 but has 1 and 3 🤷‍♀️A fun cozy mystery which starts moment after book 1 ends. A little different twist this time which was appreciate. I do hope that her awareness abates some more in book 3 as it‘s painful at times. Thoroughly enjoyable though! 3.75⭐️

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A fun romantic book. 3.5⭐️ Confession- her books are never quite as awesome as I think they‘re going to be. Still a fun read.

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The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds | Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
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Audicooking and baking tonight. Made these healthy granola bars and they are to die for! Be prepared for some catch up reviews now!

Avanders Mmm look yummy! 🤤 1mo
BethM @Avanders I had to stop myself from eating them all. 1mo
JenReadsAlot Those look good! 1mo
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JenReadsAlot I might try those! 1mo
Avanders Lol they look addictive! I might have to check out that recipe myself... 🧐😁 1mo
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Thanks for all the extras @Bklover ! Thinking good thoughts for your life 😘 #lmpbc

Avanders Wow that is a beautiful copy of Moriarty! 1mo
BethM @Avanders I agree- and am just now seeing the face 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
Bklover Oh I‘m glad you got it! And thanks for the kind thoughts. I bought that book because I loved the cover. There‘s a whole series of them. 1mo
Avanders Lol sometimes it takes distance to see those subtle things 😆 1mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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#lmpbc #groupA ok ladies here‘s 4 off my TBR, I‘ll go with the most votes :) from top left- sci-fi,humorous fantasy, historical fairytale, fiction. @n

marleed I loved Recursion! 1mo
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cwarnier I have not read any. But Kill the Farm Boy or Cinderella would be right up my alley for reading. 1mo
Sharpeipup Kill the Farm Boy or Cinderella‘s Dress get my top votes then Recursion. 1mo
BethM @nelehelen you‘re the tie breaker! 1mo
nelehelen @bethm Hmmm If i have to pick between the two, then i will vote for kill the farm boy 1mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Ok Litsy- I want to listen to this because of my commute. BUT I‘m concerned that it says abridged. Thoughts?

sprainedbrain I‘ve not listened to this one, but I‘ve never met an abridged book I liked... I feel like I‘m missing too much. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
BethM @sprainedbrain that‘s what I was thinking. I don‘t know why anyone would do that. 1mo
Avanders I‘d be concerned ... it‘s supposed to be 9 hours.... that cuts a *lot*!! I can understand when they abridge old books that wrote in a different style or toward a different end, but this is just confusing 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
BethM @Avanders 9 hours?! How do you cut 2/3 of a story?! 1mo
Avanders Lol. Exactly... 1mo
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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Wow. What an excellent book. I fell in love with the characters and the world. I can‘t believe I‘ve never read Alice Hoffman before. On to Practical Magic!

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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I‘m not crying, you‘re crying.

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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I‘ve never read Hoffman and I‘m loving this book! I wish I had the physical copy so I could read at home and not just on my commute.

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I broke and turned on the heat- windchill of 29. On my second mug of teA with puppy snuggles, a book, and the early football game in London.

JenReadsAlot I had to turn mine on this morning too 😣 1mo
cathysaid That face! Perfect 💕 1mo
BethM @JenReadsAlot like a true Wisconsinite I was shivering under blankets last night because I refuse to turn it on this early lol. The hubs pulled the trigger 😂 1mo
Avanders Lol I am all for delayed heat... but unfortunately we had to turn it on when it got to 29 (drastic nighttime temperature swings courtesy of the desert) last week because of the bubs... 😁 1mo
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CoffeeTree Books | Morehead, KY (Bookstore)
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Orange hot coco and my #coffeebeanbookclub read.

Avanders Love the mug! How was the cocoa?? 1mo
BethM @Avanders pretty cool looking! Taste not so much. 1mo
Avanders @BethM well yay for cool looking.... but boo re the taste... I saved one for me, but hadn‘t tried it yet. Will still do... with managed expectations 😁😁 1mo
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BethM @Avanders I always make mine with milk because Wisconsin. If you are a water gal I‘m curious to see if that makes a difference. 1mo
Avanders @BethM lol I also use milk... but if you recommend me trying something lighter for this, I‘m up for it.. ☺️ 1mo
BethM @Avanders might be worth a shot. Also I notice that in your book you‘ve written in it like an #lmpbc selection. Did you want us to write in it too? 1mo
Avanders @BethM totally up to you — you‘re certainly welcome to! 😁 1mo
Avanders So. I checked the instructions to see what they recommend and did use water ... I can see that milk would have been even worse.. but I‘m pretty sure that‘s a white chocolate base and... yeah, it def didn‘t work. 🤢 At least the color was fun! 🤭😁 On an unrelated note, have you read Sophie Kinsella? 1mo
BethM @Avanders haha I‘m glad it wasn‘t just me! And I have not. 1mo
Callemarie @Avanders @BethM oh em gee sophie kinsella is one of my favvvvvvvv authors from my high school days. I finished an arc of hers this year called I owe you one. She is a great one where you can fly through the book and not have to put much thought into it. 3w
Avanders @Callemarie my friend introduced me to her... I love her light, fluffy, feel-good writing ☺️ 3w
Callemarie @Avanders for sure light and fluffy. Read all of her books. I love them all haha 3w
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BethM
The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Audio baking this am for my sister‘s baby shower. So glad it‘s over, emotionally done in.

BridgetteM Beautiful! 1mo
BethM @BridgetteM thank you! 1mo
JenReadsAlot Awesome!! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Nice! 1mo
Avanders Oh wow this is awesome!! 👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Cute! 🦊 1mo
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BethM
7 Shakespeares | Harold Sakuishi
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The poem on the inside of my ginger chocolate :) A lovely way to start the morning!

GlassAsDiamonds I love that chocolate!!! 😂😂😂😂 1mo
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BethM
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Wow @Avanders thank you soo soooo much for this fantabulous #coffeebeanbookclub box- I love it all! It‘s coming at a perfect time as I have what will be, and has been up through planning- a very toxic family event on Saturday. All the hugs and good karma to you my friend!

Avanders Yay!! 😘😘 And good luck tomorrow 🤭🍀♥️ 1mo
SamHeartCoffee @Avanders where did you get that coffee??😋 1mo
BethM @SamHeartCoffee it‘s looks like it‘s local to her. 1mo
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SamHeartCoffee @BethM funnily, that‘s what I am hoping. (We live in the same city.)😉 1mo
Avanders Lol @SamHeartCoffee and I have known each other long before Litsy! For, ohmygosh, 16 years! 🤯 I *think* I found it at Whole Foods in the local coffees section, but it could have been Albertson‘s ... or Smith‘s... 😬🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
SamHeartCoffee @Avanders it is pretty mind blowing! 😘 Thanks! I will keep my eye out for it! 1mo
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BethM
Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Trying to do Halloween reads this month so started this today. I‘m really enjoying it. But I have a hard time with an plot device, no matter how small, that has a married woman sleeping with a 14yo boy 🤦‍♀️

Avanders Ish.. yeah that‘s a rough one. 😟 1mo
Slajaunie Ugh! I have this one but have not read it. Sounds as if I should just donate it. 1mo
BethM @Avanders @Slajaunie it consisted of about a paragraph in total and I‘m enjoying the book overall so I‘d say give it a chance if it‘s on your TBR. Still- that was a ridiculous and needless plot point AND given that this book was just written in the last few years shouldn‘t have made it through edits in my opinion. 1mo
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Avanders 🤔 yeah, it certainly seems like too minor to take it off the list, but I agree edits should have just cut it, esp since it‘s only about a paragraph and, I‘m assuming, doesn‘t otherwise impact the story... 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
BethM @Avanders it doesn‘t impact the story otherwise. At least not so far and I can‘t see it impacting it further down the road either. 1mo
Avanders Weird. Maybe they didn‘t want to cut it bc it‘s Hoffman? 😳😁 1mo
Slajaunie Good to know. Thanks. @Avanders @BethM 1mo
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BethM
Coffeehouse Angel | Suzanne Selfors
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AlizaApp Yay can‘t wait! 1mo
Avanders Hey — I went to the po to drop off your cbbc3 package this morning, but the package-drawer-thingy was jammed shut 😖 I couldn‘t make it back today, but it will be on its way tomorrow! 1mo
BethM @Avanders no worries! 1mo
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