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BridgetteM

BridgetteM

Joined March 2018

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Finished The Fountains of Silence yesterday. It‘s my least favorite of Ruta Sepetys‘s books. To be fair, I have given her other books 5 stars, and I still liked this one. It made me want to learn more about Spain under Franco.

robinb Bridgette, hope all is OK with you. 💚We‘ve missed you in #LMPBC . 😕 11mo
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Do Rivers Ever End?: Planet Earth | Southwestern Publishing Group, Inc
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The sweetest Texas A&M student just delivered the 27 book series I ordered for my preschooler at the beginning of the summer. Seeing her walk down my driveway with a box full of books was so exciting. As you can see, my little one zeroed right in on the sticker book. 💕💕💕

AmyG Awwww ❤️ 14mo
readingjedi That's a sweet & happy face right there 😀 14mo
robinb Such a cutie!! :) 14mo
WJCintron So adorable! 😃
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I devoured Cultish. I thought it was a cool concept for a book: how cult-like organizations use language to influence their followers. It starts with the dangerous, violent cults everyone automatically thinks of when they hear the word. Gradually the author starts examining less and less dangerous businesses, like boutique fitness studios and MLMs. I give this 👍🏻👍🏻.

KathyWheeler I just got this and am looking forward to reading it. I loved Wordslut. 14mo
BridgetteM @KathyWheeler I need to read that one. I love reading about words and language usage and there really aren‘t many books for non-linguists like that (that I have found at least). 14mo
KathyWheeler @BridgetteM That‘s true. I‘d read some about women and speech years ago but all the linguistic stuff was way over my head. 14mo
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Just finished listening to this book by a retired FBI agent. Some of the details are quite harrowing; the author investigated child murders and child sexual abuse cases. However, it was heartening to see the author‘s abundance of empathy and emotional intelligence, something law enforcement isn‘t really known for.

Tove_Reads Sounds good! 14mo
BridgetteM @Tove_Reads I thought it was! 14mo
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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56 Days was riveting and difficult to read at the same time. It‘s a murder mystery set during the pandemic. While I absolutely loved Lee and Karl, the Guardaí, it was really hard for me read about the pandemic. And a lot of words are spent on the pandemic and the characters‘ reactions to all the changes. I didn‘t think I was that traumatized by the past year, but maybe I was wrong. I think 56 Days should have a COVID19 trigger warning.

LiteraryinLawrence That‘s really interesting. I had thought I wanted to read this, but I wonder if I‘m ready? Especially with restrictions being put back in place again. Hmm. 1y
BridgetteM @LiteraryinLawrence You might want to wait if reading a lot about the pandemic restrictions and the characters‘ musings about them sounds like too much right now. It was too much for me. (edited) 1y
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I got this lovely book in the mail last week for #LMPBC #GroupI! 💕💕💕 My book will go in the mail tomorrow.

robinb Yay!!! Glad it arrived safely...enjoy! 1y
BeaG I love this one. 1y
BridgetteM @BeaG I‘m about to dive in! :) 1y
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This was a #blameitonlitsy purchase. Someone, I don‘t remember who, posted about this book recently and I immediately downloaded the audiobook not knowing anything else about the book except that it‘s going to be a Netflix show/movie soon and the audio is read by Bahni Turpin. I was not disappointed!

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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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I couldn‘t put this one down. It‘s helped pull me out of an epic reading slump. It‘s set in South Dakota on a Lakota reservation and written by an indigenous author. Honestly, I hope they make a movie out of this. 🎥🍿

Suet624 South Dakota, reservation, and indigenous author? Definitely stacked. 1y
BridgetteM @Suet624 Awesome! It‘s a great thriller with a lot of Lakota culture and S. Dakota landscape. Hope you like it! 1y
BookNAround I‘m not a thriller reader in general but his one was soooo good. 1y
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BridgetteM @BookNAround I know, right?! I am definitely going to read this author‘s next book. 1y
Nute I‘ve been in a reading slump for awhile. I have finally connected to a book that I think might provide the ‘cure.‘ This book also sounds like a remedy. Stacking! 1y
BridgetteM @Nute hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 1y
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Caleb's Crossing: A Novel | Geraldine Brooks
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Here are a few options I was thinking about for #lmpbc #round12 #groupi

What do you think, @Susanita @robinb @megnews

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Susanita All of these look good, especially Caleb‘s Crossing 1y
robinb These all sound great to me. Haven't ready any, so I'm open for anything. 😊 1y
megnews The Orphan‘s Tale has been on my TBR for awhile. Ive read Caleb‘s Crossing but would read again. Love Brooks. I be fine with either of the other 2 as well. 1y
BridgetteM @Susanita @robinb @megnews How about The Orphan‘s Tale? I‘m pretty open to feedback, so if that book doesn‘t seem like it‘s up your alley, let me know. :) 1y
megnews @BridgetteM I‘m happy with it. I‘ve wanted to read it for awhile 1y
Susanita It‘s fine with me. 1y
robinb Works for me too! 1y
johncadams Great selection! 1y
BridgetteM @johncadams Thank you! 1y
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The Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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Wow! Kate Morton outdid herself in The Secret Keeper. It had her classic intricate plot with alternating timelines, which I always love. This one was set partially in World War II London, but it‘s not a WWII book. It focuses much more on the relationships between the characters than on the war. And there‘s a huge twist at the end. I‘ve still got a few more of hers to read, but this one is my favorite so far.

BiblioLitten I have Kate Morton on my radar. Now that I‘m over my WW slump I should pick it up. ☺️ 1y
BridgetteM @BiblioLitten She‘s one of my favorite authors. Hope you enjoy! 1y
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Woke up in the middle of the night not feeling that well, so I decided to read this. I‘m on a true crime kick and this book offers a much different perspective than the usual. I just want to give this woman a hug and tell her it‘s not her fault. (Also, I feel much better now.)

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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It‘s finally Friday and I‘m curling up with this book. It‘s... interesting, to say the least. I‘m about 100 pages in and the fog of confusion is slowly starting to lift.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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It was really difficult to choose my #botm this month because I wanted all of them! I finally settled on Malibu Rising. Hoping it‘s more like Daisy Jones & The Six than The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

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The Crown of Gilded Bones | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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My current view. Listening to Crown of Gilded Bones. 🌊🏖

TrishB Beautiful ♥️ 1y
TheSpineView Looks lovely! 💙🏖 1y
BridgetteM @TrishB & @TheSpineView Thank you! It was very relaxing. 1y
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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This cozy mystery is just the escape I need right now. #botm

BeaG I‘m about to start it. 1y
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Jane Harper has quickly become one of my auto-buy authors. Loving this so far. #currentread

LeslieO Love her books. She kind of reminds me of Tana French, slow burn, character driven mysteries. My kind of book! 2y
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This wasn‘t on my radar at all until it won the Goodreads Choice Award for fiction. It was ok, kind of like a darker, present day version of A Christmas Carol.

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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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Wow! This is one of my favorite books of the year. So, so good. I am going to read everything Kiley Reid publishes from here on out.

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Hello fellow Littens! It‘s been a while since I‘ve posted, but I‘m back. :) it‘s been a tough few months, but I couldn‘t stay away from the best place on the Internet.

cathysaid Good to see you! 👀 2y
Megabooks Welcome back! 2y
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BookNAround Welcome back. 2y
Lauram Me either! Welcome back. 😊 2y
BridgetteM @BookNAround & @Lauram Thanks! 💁‍♀️ 2y
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The Half Sister | Sandie Jones
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Happy book birthday to The Half Sister by Sandie Jones! I‘ve read all of her novels and this one is my favorite. It‘s a great domestic thriller that shocked me more than once with unexpected twists.

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Thanks for the tag, @EadieB

1. Tallahassee, Florida
2. Where‘d You Go, Bernadette?
3. Depends on my mood, but I‘m general about 350 pages.
4. @Pogue @Bookgirl

#LcokdownLowdown @veritysalter

BiblioLitten 2. I really enjoyed that book. Made me want to visit Antarctica. ☺️🥶 2y
Sace 1. My hometown! 2y
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BridgetteM @Sace No way! Hello, fellow Tallahassean! 2y
Sace Hi! 2y
veritysalter Thank you for playing 📚♥️ 2y
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Thanks for the tag, @Mrs_B

1. Books all the way. No competition.
2. Tea. I never developed a taste for coffee.
3. Savory snacks most of the time. Unless I really want chocolate.
4. @DarcysMom

#WhatWouldYouDo

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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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Had a socially- distanced beach day yesterday. It was so nice to get out of the house and spend some time in the sun with a good book.

Centique And it looks so pretty against the sand! 😍 2y
BridgetteM @Centique Thank you! 2y
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A Bad Day for Sunshine | Darynda Jones
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My first Darynda Jones book and I didn‘t like it. Sunshine Vikram is the newly elected sheriff of Del Sol, NM. She hits the ground running when a teenage girl goes missing. I did not connect with any of the characters and the mystery was uninspired. I‘m disappointed because I was really looking forward to this one.

Nebklvr Try her graves series. It is great. This was a dud 2y
BridgetteM @Nebklvr I will! Thanks for the tip. :) 2y
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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“Take your clothes off.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Megabooks 😲 2y
Sace 😳 2y
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Finished this one just in time for #flaviabuddyread questions tomorrow! I am really starting to love Flavia. I‘ve found myself thinking, when I have a bad day, that I just need to read the next Flavia book. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

Smarkies Me too! These books keep me entertained. 2y
BridgetteM @Smarkies Yes! Me too! :) 2y
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Gone by Midnight | Candice Fox
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Fabulous! I honestly don‘t know why more people aren‘t reading this Australian murder mystery series. Gone by Midnight is the third installment. The first is called Crimson Lake. If you like mysteries, I guarantee you will love this series!

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I got a lovely surprise in my email inbox today. I won an audio download of this new book from Brad Meltzer! 🎉

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BridgetteM You‘re Welcome! 2y
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Finished this the other day. I really enjoyed it! It was faithful to the original and a nice, quick read. It‘s in the mail to you now, @sblbooks #LMPBC

@dwRavenPuff @jeannasser

ozma.of.oz There‘s a graphic novel?!? 😍😍😍 2y
BridgetteM @ozma.of.oz It‘s really well done! 2y
sblbooks Great, I'm looking forward to it. 2y
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TheBookHippie I loved this. I actually got it the day it came out!! Students love it! 2y
BridgetteM @sblbooks I hope you like it as much as I did. I read it almost in one sitting! 2y
BridgetteM @TheBookHippie Cool! I can see students enjoying it. I‘m a graphic novel newbie. 2y
cozypunk My 10yo wasn't into it, but I dug it! 2y
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Here are my #BOTM picks for May! I love it when the new picks are posted a bit early!

Megabooks The St. James is great!! 2y
BridgetteM @Megabooks I can‘t wait to read it! It‘s gotten such great reviews. :) 2y
JackOBotts Agreed! @Megabooks is right: I really enjoyed my time at The Sun Down Motel! 2y
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Thanks for the tag, @JaclynW

1. I should, but I usually don‘t. If needed, I‘ll look up a synopsis online.

2. I just started the new Cassandra Clare series. Also doing a buddy read of the Flavia de Luce series with some fellow littens.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩 2y
JaclynW Good idea to refresh your memory with a synopsis! I've heard good things about those two series you mentioned. I haven't read either. 2y
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“Two years into a twenty-three-year prison sentence, on a day pushing 100 degrees, Ronnie Jones had his first visitor.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Suet624 Such a good/sad book. 2y
SamAnne Agreed. 2y
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The New Husband | D.J. Palmer
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This was the psychological thriller I NEEDED to read right now. It‘s a nice counterpoint to other novels of the same genre that I‘ve read recently.

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Here is my #Winter #booked2020 list. I read some good ones this quarter!

#covercrush - Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

Millennial Author - Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

#liveandlearn - Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Set in Hollywood - The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Finish in a day - Winter‘s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Headcovering/Hat on cover - The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3y
Cinfhen Awesomeness 🏅congrats on completing #Winter #booked2020☃️🎉📚this is your “official” entry for #FirstQuarterDrawing 😊 3y
ReadingisMyPassion I am eager to read the Lisa See book. I love her books. 2y
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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Disappearing Toilet Paper. 🤣

How apropos.

AmyG Gone With the Toilet Paper. Staying with your theme. 🤣 (edited) 3y
BridgetteM @AmyG 😂 I love it! 3y
OrangeMooseReads Harry Potter and the Deathly Toilet Paper 3y
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BridgetteM @OrangeMooseReads Oh that sounds ominous! Moaning Myrtle better watch out! 3y
Chab256 The Toilet Paper Upstairs 3y
BridgetteM @Chab256 oh good one! 😆 (edited) 3y
BookNAround Girl Waits with Toilet Paper or conversely Toilet Paper Waits with Gun. 3y
BiblioLitten An American Toilet Paper😆😆 #muchindemand 3y
BiblioLitten @OrangeMooseReads I would love to read that😆😆 3y
BridgetteM @BiblioLitten That sounds like it would be a memoir or biography. I would totally read it, LOL. 😂 3y
BiblioLitten The Monk Who Sold His Toilet Paper and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Toilet Paper sounds so funny too🤣🤣 3y
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IMHO, this book is the perfect book to read while social distancing. It‘s very comforting to read about Churchill‘s first year as PM. I also learned that even the king of England had trouble getting toilet paper during WWII. Apparently hoarding TP in times of crisis is nothing new. 😂

Crazeedi I'm halfway done, very well written 3y
BridgetteM @Crazeedi Agreed! I could practically see Churchill. 3y
RamsFan1963 I'm almost finished with this, but I keep catching myself slowing down, savoring the book. I want to finish it before this weekend's #24B4Monday readathon. 3y
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BridgetteM @RamsFan1963 I know exactly what you mean. I didn‘t want it to end! 3y
Suet624 Somehow Larson manages to make everything he writes about so interesting. 3y
BridgetteM @Suet624 Yes! One of my reading goals is to read all of his work. 3y
Suet624 Sounds like a great idea. 3y
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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So glad I stuck with this one. I wasn‘t feeling it until I got about a third of the way thru. Queenie was in all out self destruct mode and was in complete denial. It was difficult to read, but entirely realistic. Don‘t, worry: it has a good ending.

#booked2020 #millenialauthor #botmbacklog

Cinfhen I‘m glad it ended well 😊 3y
BridgetteM @Cinfhen Me too! 🙂 3y
Bookpearl Queenie drove me crazy!! 3y
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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So I‘m about 100 pages into this and I have to ask my fellow Littens a question: does this get any better?

Cinfhen Uh oh 😬 I bought this recently because I saw so many positive reviews 3y
KarenUK I loved it. But I feel like you have to love Queenie as a character (which I did).... @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen Yours was one of the positive reviews I‘m referring to @KarenUK 💛😜 3y
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JamieArc I agree with @KarenUK I really enjoyed it, but I didn‘t get irritated with Queenie like others seem to. 3y
TrishB I enjoyed it too 👍🏻 3y
TheEllieMo The first half isn‘t easy to read, but it‘s a very real portrayal of a woman in self-destruct mode. Keep reading, I believe it‘s worth it. 3y
BridgetteM You all have convinced me to keep going and to change my attitude toward the book! Thank you, @KarenUK @Cinfhen @JamieArc @TrishB @TheEllieMo 3y
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The June Boys | Court Stevens
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The June Boys is my second 5 star read this year! It‘s a fantastic YA mystery. Every few years The Gemini Thief abducts a few young boys in Tennessee on June 1 and returns them on June 30 the following year. Thea is determined to find her cousin, Aulus, after he becomes one of the thief‘s June Boys. Thanks to @ThomasNelson for the ARC! #TheJuneBoys

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“To the best of Lord John Grey‘s knowledge, stepmothers in fiction tended to be venal, evil, cunning, homicidal, and occasionally cannibalistic.”

Gotta love Diana Gabaldon 🤣
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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#FriYAYintro @howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft

Thanks for the tag, @sblbooks

1. Yep. I totally do.
2. How to Talk do Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk
3. Local TV news
4. I set three alarms every morning because I don‘t trust myself to hit snooze instead of just turning the alarm off.
5. @jeannasser

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Thanks for the tag, @Ddzmini 🤗

1. I usually give away or donate the books I‘ve read. The books on my shelves are mostly ones I haven‘t read yet.

2. It depends on how much I like it. If it‘s really good, it‘ll take a day or two. If it‘s not that interesting it could take me weeks.

3. The Farm by Joanne Ramos

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs You have inspired me to cull and give!! 3y
BridgetteM @Eggs I get rid of the books I‘ve read out of necessity. My shelves are overflowing! Plus it makes me happy to think of someone else enjoying a boom I liked. :) 3y
Eggs Agreed!! 3y
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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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My three year old is sick and whiny tonight. Thank goodness I have this book to distract me. 📚 📖 📚

Bookwomble I hope they're feeling better soon 💖 3y
BridgetteM @Bookwomble Thank you! 3y
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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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It‘s an #unpopularopinion but this way too YA for my taste. Otherwise, it was a very good romance.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Very good book! It follows Ifemelu and Obinze, high school sweethearts in Nigeria, as they become expatriates in the US and the U.K., respectively, and eventually find their way back to Nigeria. It was a little long and I got bored at the end. Other than that, it was a five star read. Side note: audiobook narrator‘s American accent was laughably bad!

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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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This is another home run from Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks! You Are Not Alone is a fast-paced thriller with some unexpected plot twists thrown in as well. It was a treat to read!

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Saw this Eleanor Oliphant-inspired Valentine posted on Facebook by the publisher. I just had to share. 😂

GripLitGrl Love Eleanor💞 3y
CrystalLovesBooks hehe too funny! thanks for sharing! Just read this book recently for a book club meeting this week- so I'll have to share it :)
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BridgetteM @CrystalLovesBooks Hope your book club finds it as amusing as I do! :) 3y
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Starting the second book in the Flavia de Luce series for the #flaviabuddyread! This is my first time through the series, and I am really looking forward to it.

KarouBlue Same!! I was delighted by book one! @janeycanuck 3y
janeycanuck @MellieAntoinette @BridgetteM Yay! So pleased you‘re both enjoying it. It‘s one of my all-time favourite series 😊 3y
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I forgot to take a picture of it, but I put the next #LMPBC book in the mail to you yesterday, @HerDarkHuntress1 . It should arrive on Monday.

HerDarkHuntress1 I so look forward to it!! I‘m almost done with the black blade blues. @MeganAnn I will have it out in Thursday‘s mail! (edited) 3y
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The Holdout: A Novel | Graham Moore
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Picked my #BOTM books! The Holdout wasn‘t on my radar, but the blurb hooked me.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Weird ... I can‘t get into the site. Says “we need a few more hours to be ready ...” 3y
BridgetteM @BarbaraTheBibliophage I used the app. I didn‘t even know they had an app until a few days ago! 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife Mine won‘t let me in the app or the website. 3y
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BridgetteM @The_Heeler_Booklife @BarbaraTheBibliophage I just re-checked the app and the website and I‘m getting the same message now too. They must be having technical issues. :( 3y
Aubgurl That‘s strange. I just got an email saying my book had shipped. But now none of it‘s working. 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Aubgurl that‘s super strange. Hopefully they‘ll be back up soon. 3y
LiteraryinLawrence I liked 2 other books by Pekkanen and Hendricks so I bet this one will be good too! 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife Btw You‘re Not Alone is super good. I had an arc. 3y
BridgetteM @LiteraryinLititz @the_heeler_booklife I enjoyed An Anonymous Girl, so I have high hopes! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 (edited) 3y
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