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CaitZ

CaitZ

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member CaitZ

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I got a little distracted from reading last weekend. I spent Fri., Sat., and Sun. on Navy Pier watching SailGP Chicago and then slept most of Monday. I did manage to finish Dogged By Death. Veterinarian Ally Winter returns to her small Wisconsin town after her fiance‘ leaves her. She reunites with her grandfather, discovers a dead man, and becomes entangled in the mystery. Plus, it has a boxer on the cover. #JoysOfJune @Andrew65

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The Summer Cottage | Viola Shipman
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Today was cool and rainy, so I sat all day and finished this. Newly divorced and looking for a change, Adie Lou returns to the cottage she inherited from her parents in Saugatuck, MI. As she starts to covert it into an inn, she reconnects with the important things in her life. I love Viola Shipman's books!! It gets all the stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My first book finished for #JoysOfJune and my #BookSpin book for June. @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 This sounds an excellent read. Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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A little late, but here's my plan for the week. I want to finish The Summer Cottage, keep up with the NaturaLitsy book Islands of Abandonment, and then see how much of the other two I can finish. #JoysOfJune @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 9mo
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Anna and Faye rode their bikes 5500 miles from La Paz, Bolivia, through Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina, along the Andes Mountains. Their adventure took them from big cities to tiny rural outputs. Anna narrated the audio and described the people, animals, and landscape beautifully and didn't skip the problems that occurred along the way. This was a delightful story. #ReadingTheAmericas2023 #Bolivia #Chile @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Stacking! 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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My plans for the weekend changed, and I couldn't read for 20 hours. But I did find two books and got 60% through another. Maybe some month, I'll reach that elusive 20-hour mark. #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s excellent, well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 9mo
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Chee and Manuelito visit Bears Ears National Park for a mix of vacation and work, but when mysterious things start happening, they become involved. I liked it more than her last one and learned much about Bears Ears.

Mshookquilts I liked this one so much more than the previous too! 9mo
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Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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Eggs Perfect 🖤👼🩶 9mo
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The #20in4 #Readathon starts tomorrow! Since it's a holiday weekend, I will try for 20 hours of reading. I'm partway through the top two books, and the bottom two are my #BookSpin books that I haven't touched. Maybe I can read one. @Andrew65

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Thanks, @Eggs, for the tag.

I think mine would be a medium-sized cozy store and have new and used books in a small rural town. It would have a basic coffee area with some pastries, nothing fancy. There would have to be some music, I need to have background noise. I'd probably named it whatever town it's in and tomes. I'd also sell notebooks and pens, bookmarks and tote bags.

@kwmg40 @AlaMich @Coffeymuse Want to play? #WondrousWednesday

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I think I need to read this because I had never heard of #VictoriaDay When I looked it up, I learned it celebrates Queen Victoria's impact on the establishment of Canada. #MayMontage @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We accidentally got the date wrong 😩 we try!!! 9mo
Eggs 🖤💛❤️ 9mo
kwmg40 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Close enough. We Canadians are used to celebrating Victoria Day on a different day each year, anywhere from May 18 to 24! 🍁❤ 9mo
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Puri and her husband travel from Spain to #Ecuador after the death of her estranged father to claim her part of the family chocolate estate. When her husband is murdered on the trip, she assumes his identity to find the truth. This was a wonderful tale of secrets, love, and family drama. #ReadingTheAmericas2023 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle I enjoyed this one too! 9mo
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One Lonely Night | Mickey Spillane
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A classic noir story. This time Mike Hammer becomes involved with communists. It is very much of its time.

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Pritzker Military Library | Chicago, IL (Library)
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The Pritzker Military Museum and Library is in Chicago in a historic building on Michigan Ave. They do have an admission fee, but it is filled with books, rare books, and exhibits, and they hold events, sponsor a literature prize and host a tv show. If you're interested in military history, this is a great place to check out. #MayMontage #ArmedForcesDay @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Sounds amazing! 9mo
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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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#MayMontage This is written as #Letters between an English farmwife and a Danish museum curator. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Love this one 💌💕✍🏻 9mo
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Island Queen | Vanessa Riley
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 😍 9mo
Eggs Gorgeous 💜🤍🧡 9mo
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Chicago River Bridges | Patrick T. McBriarty
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The Michigan Ave. Bridge in Chicago turned 103 years old over the weekend. The photo was taken by a great Chicago photographer Barry Butler. #MayMontage #Bridge @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌉❤️ 9mo
Eggs Awesome photos 👍🏼👍🏼 9mo
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Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem | Steve Niles, Matt Santoro
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A Jewish town in Poland becomes endangered when a British plane crashes nearby. As Nazis swarm, Noah and his grandfather create a Golem for protection. I'm using this for #Booked2023 #AboutAMonster for now. I'm interested in finding other golem stories. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae

Cinfhen I love golem stories!! The BEST BEST one ever is 9mo
Cinfhen Also alice Hoffman wrote a golem story - not as good as I was hoping for but decent 9mo
CaitZ @Cinfhen Thank you for the recommendations. I read Golem and the Djinn, that's the one that got me interested, but not the other two. I've added them to my ever-growing TBR pile 9mo
Cinfhen LMK if you pick up the Hoffman book or the sequel to Golem 🤓 9mo
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A montage for #MayMontage of #Authors2ndbooks from some of my favorite series. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done 👌🏼👌🏼 9mo
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A unique story. I enjoyed reading it. #MayMontage #150-225Pages @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Gorgeous cover 💙💜🤍🩶 9mo
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Murder in G Major | Alexia Gordon
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Ireland, music, a ghost, and unsolved murders all combine to make this a good story.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💜🖤 9mo
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I've not been feeling well for the past week and missed these two when I was tagged. I'm better now, so I thought I'd answer both in the same post
#TwoForTuesday : 1. No plans for this summer, but I'm thinking about either Washington, DC, or Glacier National Park next year. 2. In summer, I like light, fluffy stories.

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#WondrousWednesday : 1. I don't watch that much tv. This time of year it would be Chicago Cubs baseball. 2. A lake. Sitting and reading by the water is calming. 3. Design Home
Thanks, @Eggs, for the tags. @TheSpineView
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing along and I hope you get to feeling better soon @ 9mo
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Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 🤩 10mo
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#MayMontage #PublishedInMay This was just published yesterday. I read an ARC last month and enjoyed it. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Wow what a cover! I‘m very attracted to it. Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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Wrap up for #ThingsInCommon More mysteries than I originally planned because a library hold came in sooner than I thought it would. I didn't read either of my #BookSpinBingo books. @Clwojick

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This was the first person I thought of for #MayMontage #AuthorHas3Names When I worked in a library; he used to get mixed up with James Patterson all the time. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done!! 10mo
Itchyfeetreader Oh I loved some of his books! 10mo
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JamieArc I enjoyed The Tumbling Turner Sisters earlier this year! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!! 10mo
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Lemon Curd Killer | Laura Childs
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The 25th in the series and I've read them all. At this point, Theodosia and Drayton feel like old friends and I love the setting in South Carolina. They are drawn into another murder investigation when the sister of their friend Delanie is killed at a fashion show that Theo and Drayton were catering. Also #MayMontage #YellowColor @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 💛💛💛 10mo
Eggs Love the cosy mysteries 💛💛 10mo
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Made it with three hours to spare - My May List. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Eggs That‘s me - if it‘s noisy and ultra-peopley, I just can‘t 😣 10mo
wildwoodreads Yesss. I‘m a introverted soul and for some reason I decided to work a customer service job. 10mo
Eggs @wildwoodreads Well i can totally see that - for me, it‘s much more pleasant dealing with 1 or 2 people at a time. I‘m sure you‘re very good at it👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Quiet Women 4ever 😂🧡🤣 10mo
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Eggs Clever 🐐 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool 👌🏻📚 10mo
Eggs Love this 🌞💚🌿 10mo
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Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 10mo
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Eggs I‘m sure she‘s a Litten 🤩👍🏼 10mo
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The Boy who Drew Cats | Lafcadio Hearn
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Eggs Excellent choice 🐱🐱 10mo
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Up next from one of my favorite series - Lemon Curd Killer. #ThingsInCommon - They are both mysteries @Clwojick

Clwojick Well done! 10mo
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Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life | Blair Braverman, Quince Mountain
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I love this book about Blair Braverman's sled dogs. #TemptingTitles #WithDog @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Excellent choice 🤗🐕🧡 10mo
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In this 2nd book in the series set in 1950s New York, Viviana is now a PI working with Tommy. Their new secretary asks them to help a friend upstate discover where the strange noises in his mansion are coming from. This is a well-written story with interesting characters and I kept changing my mind about the culprit. I hope there are more in this series. It will be published on May 2.

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Death of a Dude | Rex Stout
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻📚🖤 10mo
Eggs Perfect! 10mo
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Still Life with Crows | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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About as close as I get to reading any horror stories. These are scary enough for me. #TemptingTitles #WithLife @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect 🖤🦅💙 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 10mo
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Turn a Blind Eye | Jeffrey Archer
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I haven't read this yet, but I do like Jeffrey Archer so another one to add to my list. #TemptingTitles #WithBlind @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🧡👍🏻 10mo
JamieArc My brother‘s name is Jeffrey Archer - so I *really* need to read one of his books 😂😂 10mo
Eggs 🧡🤍🧡 10mo
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Another book on my humongous TBR list. I loved the first one. #TemptingTitles #WithHeart @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

CarrieStavish This is my next read! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 💛 10mo
Eggs Gorgeous 🧡💛💗 10mo
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Next up my only ARC - Viviana Valentine Goes Up The River. #ThingsInCommon - They are both mysteries. @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
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The Big Chili | Julia Buckley
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This is the first in a new-to-me series and it's good. Lilla works in her parent's real estate office and is an undercover caterer. When one of her pots of chili is poisoned and mysterious deaths start happening, she becomes involved in unraveling the case. It's the first book I finished for #AwesomeApril. @Andrew65

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I've always been fascinated by the old west. I visited Dodge City a few years ago but have yet to read this. #TemptingTitles #WithATown @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs It is fascinating, the little bit I know about! 10mo
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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I've been listening to the Willie Nelson album a lot lately. #TemptingTitles #WithSong @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 🤍🎶💙 11mo
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Eggs LOL 😂 11mo
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Knit One, Kill Two | Maggie Sefton
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Eggs 😂😂😂 11mo
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The Big Chili | Julia Buckley
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I got a chance to walk over to my favorite place to read in warm weather. It wasn't quite warm enough to sit so I just listened to my book while walking. #EasterOMC @Clwojick @LadyKatrina

Clwojick Perfect way to enjoy the weather! 💙 11mo
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It's that time of the year. Hope everyone has a joy filled day.

Tamra 🤣🤣 11mo
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