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BethM

BethM

Joined August 2016

LibraryThing member BethM6

Book hoarder,tea/coffee/chocolate lover, dog and boy mom, proud Ravenclaw. Fav genres are SFF, cozies, historical fiction, romance, and YA.
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Murder with Darjeeling Tea | Karen Rose Smith
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Got my free book already from Kensington Cozy Club!

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The Cider Shop Rules | Julie Anne Lindsey
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Not my favorite of the series but still very good. These books are great at making you feel completely entrenched in the world and season!

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Munchkin and I are down with head colds- I seem to have it worse so maybe I was patient zero this time lol. Between the head congestion and the sadness in my soul I‘ve spent a lot of time doom scrolling the last few days. But at bed it‘s Potter. Potter always helps.

Jas16 I hope you both feel better soon!💐 6d
Avanders 🥰🥰 Potter‘s good for that. Hope you both feel better soon!! ♥️ 5d
LiteraryinLawrence It‘s a hard time. Be nice to yourself! 5d
Chrissyreadit Oh no! I hope you both feel better!!! These days are hard sending you hugs and love! 5d
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I know I‘m late to the party. This was crazy good! Completely enthralling!

Chrissyreadit My librarian just recommended this to me! 5d
BethM @Chrissyreadit you will love it. I thought it was sooo good! 5d
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. Umbridge
2. Dobby.
3. I think Patrick Rothfuss is ours. I‘m pretty sure (wi)
#wonderouswednesday

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@Callemarie thanks friend! The maple candies were melty so those went in the fridge. #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

Callemarie Ah boo I‘m sorry about the candies. I was hoping they‘d get to you before that happened. Looks like usps wasn‘t the gentlest with the package—- sorry for the crushed tea box too 😩😩😩 5d
BethM @Callemarie it was 90 for over a week here so no worries! Plus I usually toss the tea boxes anyway. Im@drinking it now as this cold tries to creep lower 🙄 5d
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Finding Elizabeth | Taylor Fenner
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After some good advice about there being too many good books in the world, I‘m bailing. This is a total train wreck. I had better writing skills in the 6th grade. So many unbelievable plot points even 5 chapters in: you go to the same school and have never seen each other when you‘re in the same French club?! Astral projection is just no big deal? And a mob boyfriend at 16 in WISCONSIN?! Ummm no.

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Finding Elizabeth | Taylor Fenner
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This book is so bad I‘m not sure if I should DNF it or continue watching the train wreck ?!

Chrissyreadit Life is too short, and there are too many good books to read a bad book (IMHO) 2w
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Autobiography of a Yogi | Paramahansa Yogan Paramahansa Yogananda
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#bfc2022 my fave app is Down Dog- really great yoga practice, very guided if you need it, ability to choose levels and type and a TON of access in the free version!

wanderinglynn 👍🏻 I‘ll have to check that one out. 2w
Soubhiville I use Down Dog too! I love that I can set the time, focus, and level based on mood and how my body is feeling, as well as the variety of styles of yoga available here. 2w
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Yoga and yoga journal reading at lunch!

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Coffee Cup Cozies | Vicki Becker
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Finally filled a card!

Avanders 😯😯😯 2w
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Finding Elizabeth | Taylor Fenner
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#lmpbc #groupf top row is all romance fantasy combined, bottom row will lean more fantasy I think.

BethM 👆correct book different published name 2w
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peanutnine I would be fine reading any of these, but Ink and Sigil and Soulless are standing out to me 2w
Chrissyreadit Ive read Souless and Garden Spells. Garden Spells is a favorite- read the year it came out so I am ok with a reread - As Old As Time is on my litsy TBR and the others sound good too. 2w
BethM @Laughterhp you‘re the tie breaker 😜 2w
cwarnier The Disney fractured fairy tales are amazing.
As Old as Time was the first one I read, and in my opinion the best so far.
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Laughterhp I‘ve read soulless and garden spells. I‘d be okay with Ink & Spells or As Old As Time. 2w
BethM We will go with Ink and Sigil bc everyone agreed to that one! @peanutnine @Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp 1w
Chrissyreadit 🙌❤️ 1w
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Book Clubbed | Lorna Barrett
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I always say I‘m not going to do it and then I do 🤷‍♀️ one more spot in the fantasy or romance group! #lmpbc

Avanders Lol it is so hard to resist! 🫢 3w
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Llama Glamarama | Simon James Green
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Another library book for the win. Also contemplating buying this one at some point. This was actually an accidental reserve as I was looking for Llama Llama (we love those!) books. Larry is a llama who like glam and dance. The lesson was subtle in the words less so in the pictures and made my heart smile. So so good! Perfect Pride Month read! #pridemonth #ally #teachthemyoung

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On the Trapline | David A. Robertson
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When we came home from Canada I just put Canada in the children‘s book search at the library and came up with this. It‘s about the Norway House Cree and was a wonderful story. I will likely buy it at some point so Wes can have some teaching moments when he‘s old enough to understand.

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The Love Con | Seressia Glass
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3.25/5 this was good, if predictable. The pacing was a bit weird in places, but there was some true laugh out loud moments. The main characters were utterly relatable too.

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The Love Con | Seressia Glass
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1- ❤️❤️❤️🙃
2-maybe The Fold or that Blake crouch ant book- I can‘t remember the name.
3- ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
#wonderouswednesday thanks for the tag @Avanders
@Chrissyreadit @Chelleo

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤩📚👍🏼 3w
Avanders Wait are you talking about this one? It actually happens to be book 2, and there‘s a book 1… 3w
BethM @Avanders yes! It‘s the one I picked for my first #lmpbc I thought it was a standalone?! 3w
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Avanders I think it can stand alone, but I think it‘s loosely tied to other(s), and happens to be the second. I think the first is 3w
Avanders I just looked on Goodreads - that‘s right, but it looks like there are just the 2. I‘ve got Zeroes on the shelves, so after I read it… 🤓☺️ 3w
BethM @Avanders that would be awesome thank you! 3w
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The New Normal | Tracy Brogan
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Sooo good! Funny, engaging, and warm!

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Anyone like this? I‘m not for several reasons, one of which is that if the series is already 8 plus books deep I find it overwhelming and am less likely to start. I find it frustrating bc some of my favorite series have ended prematurely bc there wasn‘t enough interest at the time of publication for the series to be “lucrative” enough to continue publishing.
Do you worry about series ending early for lack of interest? Genuinely curious.

Avanders Same! I definitely don‘t need a series to be done before diving in… but yes, I also worry, esp when it‘s really good, about it not continuing!! Glad that‘s not true for Sanderson 😁😁 3w
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The New Normal | Tracy Brogan
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Since I haven‘t worked out in like 15 days and my mh is taking a dive from going back to work (😂funny/not funny right?) I decided to not berate myself over not working out. BUT I did do 10 mins of yoga bc my #bfc goals said so! Then I ate on my deck and read :)

LiteraryinLawrence Good idea! It‘s all about balance and listening to what you need. Reading outside might be just what the doctor ordered! 3w
Avanders ♥️🌈☀️🌳 3w
JenReadsAlot Self care! 3w
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Library trip for the munchkin and I yesterday!

Avanders I sent you & little man a couple books #justbecause — if you‘re wondering why they‘re wrapped or what all those stickers are doing on the box, let me just refer you to my overly enthusiastic son…. 😜 3w
BethM @Avanders you are too sweet! And I love that he helped decorate! 3w
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If you‘re a romance lover go grab this new novella today! Kelly Moran is one of my favorite authors, and she‘s indie! Her stories leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. This novella kicks off a new series about friends saving a library/bookstore and I‘m so excited to see where it goes!

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Celestial Magic | T. M. Cromer
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Still a good book but not my favorite out of the series. The love portion felt too quick and easy. I definitely want to read more about Damian and Sabrina though.

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1. Celestial Magic
2. No- part of an ongoing series.
#twofortuesday @Bklover @Jas16

Bklover Thanks for the tag!!❤️❤️ 3w
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Vacation has shown me that I am quite literally making my digestive issues worse bc of stress. So I want to manage that.
2 physical books- not counting audio
Daily mediation and or breathing
Daily yoga- even 10 mins

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Hot Stuff | Janet Evanovich, Leanne Banks
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I found a little free library at the bait shop 25 mins north of our fishing camp. My husband said only I go to the wilderness and find books.

AmyG Ha! 4w
Avanders Ooh fun! 😄 4w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Finished this while fishing in Canada! I quite enjoyed it. Just what I needed.

Tianarose Looks like a cute book, but the cover bothers me, book lovers would not treat books like that ! 4w
Kshakal I am starting this one this afternoon and can‘t wait! 4w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Thanks for the tags @JenReadsAlot @hannah-leeloo
Physical
3.5/4 so far- it‘s not as good as The love hypothesis but it‘s growing on me!
No- I take pictures or post on here.

Bklover Thanks for the tag Beth! 1mo
Avanders Thanks for the tag! 😘 I‘ve been Mia for a couple weeks…. 😳 1mo
BethM @Avanders I hope all is well! 4w
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Tuesday's Child | Louise Bagshawe
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#two4tuesday
1. Bibliophile
2. The need to be surrounded by all things bookish. I have the shirts, mugs, etc. I have one fancy (and almost too full) bookcase for my collector editions.

This has been an interesting one! More voracious readers here than I thought!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 👍📗❤📖📚 1mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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Such a great swap! See @Chrissyreadit or @DinoMom for more info! I have a feeling I‘m break my only fall and Christmas swap rule 🤷‍♀️😂🤦‍♀️

DinoMom I break my swap rules all the time 😂😂😂 1mo
BethM @DinoMom I can usually hang onto them from Jan-may 😂 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘😘 1mo
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@BookwormAHN I‘ll be sending June early today! I‘ve read it already and I‘ll be on vacay from 5/24-6/4 so this works out perfectly! #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

BookwormAHN Okay. Have fun on vacation 😺 2mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Favorite book of the year so far! Gosh this was exactly what I needed. All my favorite tropes! Or most of them. Nerdy love, fake relationship, snarky humor- this had it all!

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Family day today but getting to spend some time on the deck while the kiddo naps!

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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This book is crazy good! “Carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣I‘m dying

julesG Great advice! 2mo
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@Callemarie thank you so much for this cool #cbbc box! I love it! Super excited to try the pretzels. Keep hanging in there mama! #coffeebeanbookclub @Mommamanzi

BethM @Callemarie if you need extra time this month too don‘t rush! We won‘t be back from vacation until the afternoon of June 6 anyway. 2mo
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#thoughtfulthursday thanks for the tag @JenReadsAlot !
1. Yoga, reading, being outside
2. Dedicated time to read

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌸☺️📖 2mo
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A fun, light sports and millionaire romance. Two of my favorite tropes- just what I needed!

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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I decided to buy myself Mother‘s Day presents … 🤷‍♀️

Jas16 Well deserved. My library hold on Book Lovers just came in and I cannot wait to start it. 2mo
BethM @Jas16 I‘d never heard of either of these- but between the reading funk and the lack of Mother‘s Day recognition (🤦‍♀️) I said what the hell 😂 I‘m one chapter into love hypothesis and it‘s already grabbed me! 2mo
Jas16 @BethM I loved that one! It was one of my favorite reads last year. 2mo
JenReadsAlot The Love Hypothesis was so good! 2mo
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The Vanishing Type | Ellery Adams
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1- the tagged book just came out and im excited for that.
2. Sometimes

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Been in a bit of a slump so I‘ve been relistening to Harry Potter of course. Need to work on taking time for myself as that‘s flown out the window the last few weeks. Sometimes I don‘t know how all you moms do it! Going to try some good old feel good romance and tea!

Avanders That‘s the toughest part, hands down. But it really is important you find that time. Romance & tea sounds good, but try to schedule it in - make sure you get it. I did not manage that part well and it has directly impacted my health. Let people help! Ask people to help! Whatever it takes. You matter too! ♥️♥️ 2mo
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Sometime you just need an audio hug from Harry. Also trying to forcibly manifest spring with my iced coffee. Come on Mother Nature it‘s almost may!

Sleepswithbooks Your travel mug 🥰 2mo
JenReadsAlot Mother nature hates us this year 😔 2mo
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@KateReadsYA is doing a giveaway! I‘d love to see T.M. Corner‘s Throne Witch series turned into tv/movies!

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Apple Cider Slaying | Julie Anne Lindsey
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So good! I didn‘t guess the killer or the motive. This was like a hug in a book: fall, apples, cider, and a Granny ❤️ definitely going to read or listen to more!

Avanders Oooh a cozy hug sounds perfect 🍎🔪 2mo
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Just nope. Way too much casual HARD drug use. I will never be ok with that. Lack of storyline with respect to the magic. Vulgar references to sex- im a romance loving, Hallmarkie for a reason. Dirty is fine, even good sometimes, but not without the romance. #lmpbc

BethM The drug use legit pissed me off😂 #jobhazard 2mo
LibrarianRyan I agree. I had a hard time with the drug use as well. Mainly that it was so free and accepted. I get this was a party book, but I think you can party without the drugs. 2mo
BethM @LibrarianRyan totally agree. And it wasn‘t like it was “just marijuana” it was drugs that will legitimately kill you. What kind of messaging is that?! Come on. 2mo
Moonprismpower Ah man this is bummin me out! I was looking forward to this one! 2mo
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Brian's Hunt | Gary Paulsen
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Not my cup of tea. A sloooow continuation.

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Brian's Return | Gary Paulsen
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Good, but nowhere near as a good as Hatchet or Brian‘s Winter.

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Status Update | Annabeth Albert
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Get ready for a bunch of posts! I was single mom for 8 days and munchkin got sent home with a fever 🤦‍♀️ (I think it was teeth or a low grade virus?- he‘s still pretty cranky but otherwise ok) Hubs got home Friday night and tonight is the first night im not exhausted!

Missing my #bfc2022 goals this month but doing more cardio so it‘s a win! @wanderinglynn im not seeing mid month questions?

Pic of nova who has claimed the Dino as hers 😂

wanderinglynn You are correct that you have not seen a mid-month question. I‘ve been traveling this month & it‘s thrown me off. I plan to post it soon. 🙃 2mo
Bklover Put your feet up, my friend! ❤️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen 🐶so cute! 2mo
Avanders Ooooh man. That‘s rough!! I‘m glad you got some rest after your ordeal!! 🛌 2mo
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Status Update | Annabeth Albert
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Get ready for a bunch of posts! I was single mom for 8 days and munchkin got sent home with a fever 🤦‍♀️ (I think it was teeth or a low grade virus?- he‘s still pretty cranky but otherwise ok) Hubs got home Friday night and tonight is the first night im not exhausted!

Missing my #bfc2022 goals this month but doing more cardio so it‘s a win! @wanderinglynn im not seeing mid month questions?

Pic of nova who has claimed the Dino as hers 😂

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Double dose of Potter for story time today bc mom gets to see Secrets of Dumbledore tonight!!!

Avanders Ooooooh hope it‘s wonderful!! ETA: also, double adorable pic! 🥰 (edited) 2mo
BethM @Avanders not my favorite of the series so far, but still worth being up past my bedtime 😂 2mo
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The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Of course the Easter bunny brought books! Happy Easter!

Roary47 Happy Easter! 🐰🐇🐣 2mo
Avanders Of course. 😁 2mo
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