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CocoReads

Joined September 2016

Books, Music, Books, Live Music, have I mentioned books? Find me on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/cocoreads70
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Bound For Eden | Tess Lesue
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Who doesn‘t love a good girl-disguised-as-a-boy falling in love with the wagon train leader story? I didn‘t expect to like this one as much as I did even though clearly everyone guessed that Alexandra was a girl except for Luke. Then he battles his feelings, but there was a happy ending for this historical #saveahorse book. #joyousjanuary book 1

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 18h
CoverToCoverGirl You have saved SO many horses.. 🤣😂🙂 18h
CocoReads It‘s a tough job but someone‘s got to do it. (edited) 16h
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Heart Bones | Colleen Hoover
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Finished my first pick for #NewYearWhoDis 2022! A big old ugly cry at the end but I really loved it! Thanks to @CharityBlee for picking it for me and thanks to @monalyisha for all her hard work setting this challenge up!

monalyisha You‘re welcome! Getting all of the #NYWD notifications is always my favorite part of a long, cold January. 🥶 1w
CocoReads I‘m planning on reading the other 4 on my list but I‘m going to spread them out over the year. 7d
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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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Made a triumphant return to the library, after not going for over a year. Now I‘m curled up in my fuzzy blanket and considering what to start. Or whether or not to continue with my current reads. I also don‘t feel super spiffy so I‘m totally taking a lazy day.

robinb Hope you feel better soon! A trip to the library is always good for what ails you. 😊 1w
CocoReads @robinb thanks! I think it‘s just a little tummy bug. I came home and took a nap and I‘m may go find some crackers to nibble on, hopefully that will help. 1w
robinb @CocoReads my mom always swore by crackers and Sprite for tummy issues. 1w
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CocoReads I‘ve one of my previous few diet 7ups and some saltines at the ready. Hubs tried to find me some diet 7up or sprite this morning but no one has any right now. I‘ve got some propels and a couple Gatorade zeros too so hopefully that will suffice. 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Hope you feeling better! It must have felt wonderful to visit the library, a year is a long time. 1w
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl I‘m feeling mostly better and actually ate some real food for dinner. The library‘s always been there, just work has been so heinous that I haven‘t had the time to go or the desire. It was nice although I didn‘t spend too much time today. 1w
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#20in4 And I‘m done! First book for 2022 and a 5 ⭐️ read for me. I enjoyed the contemporary storyline but not nearly as much as I enjoyed the story of Britta, who grew up in Denmark during WW2. I didn‘t know anything about the history of the Danes during the war, they lit occupation by nazi troops and the acts of heroism practiced by the Danes, particularly when the order was given to round up the Jews. 👇

CocoReads While fiction, it was based partially on true events. And it turns out this is the 6th in a series, so now I‘ve found a new to me author. #20in4 @Andrew65 2w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2w
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Still working on Britta. Taking a break to watch so@e UFC with the hubs. He went to the trouble of cooking dinner so I figured I‘d spend some time with him. My daughter made me the gloves and keeping my hands warm seem to help with my joint pain. My thumbs, especially snap, crackle, and pop more than a bowl of Rice Krispies. #20in4

CoverToCoverGirl Happy New Year! 🙂 2w
Andrew65 Think I need gloves for my right shoulder! Happy New Year. (edited) 2w
CocoReads Lol @Andrew65 I use heat and lidocaine patches for my shoulders. So far, I‘m not a fan of getting older. 🤣🤣 2w
Andrew65 @CocoReads Me either, can be an agony in bed. Really need to go to the doctors but not easy in these times. 2w
CocoReads I feel that. I have an appointment with my dr for so@e time this month, I think. I really need to call and find out when. Or find my log in info so I can look when I think about it (always after hours when I think about it) 2w
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Do t mind the background mess. My reading room is in shambles (as is the rest of the house) but I‘m off until Monday snd I‘m desperate to get my read on for #20in4 first up is Defending Brittany Stein for my it‘ll book group on Monday (providing we all stay Covid free). I picked it, so I definitely need to read it but it‘s pretty good so far and I‘ve got a great cup of tea to go with.

Andrew65 This looks good, will be interested to see the review. 2w
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Spending an uneventful day at work (we do t use the “Q” work or the word that‘s the opposite of fast for good reasons. My sister got me this adorable reading journal for Christmas so I‘ve already gone through and marked the books I‘ve already read off all of the lists. She actually got this for me, her, my 2 girls, and her daughter. I‘ll post my actual book haul later when I get home from work.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That looks great! 3w
CocoReads @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m enjoying it so far, she‘s got space for journaling your reads and short articles about reading goals, ways to get more out of your reading, etc. and book lists (I love lists!). I already have a much bigger planner/book journal but this one is very portable. It has space for 100 reads, which is ambitious for me these days but it‘s undated so it seems perfect. 3w
Crazeedi I love journals like this!! I may have to look for it 3w
CocoReads She has a podcast too. 3w
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Christmas cookies | Katherine M. Eakin
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I‘m off for a couple days before I go back snd work the weekend. So it‘s time to get my bake on! Happy Holidays Littens, wishing you all peace and health!

AmyG Happy Holidays to you! 4w
Suet624 Happy holidays. Enjoy! 4w
CoverToCoverGirl Wishing you all the best. 🎄🍪 4w
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New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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Finally posting about my #newyearwhodis list from @CharityBlee I haven‘t read any of these and it‘s tough to pick a starting point because I‘m a big mood reader but I‘m leaning towards Carry On because I loved Fangirl. Thanks for including me @monalyisha

Scochrane26 I love the Carry On series, although I haven‘t read the 3rd yet. I wasn‘t sure about it until about halfway through Carry On, then it gets good. 2mo
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A Favor for a Favor | Helena Hunting
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First nook finished for #24in4 Readathon. 2nd in series of hockey romances. I seriously loved this one between Bishop, who is a grumpy gives no clucks forward and RJ‘s little siste, Stevie. RJ and Bishop also don‘t like each other and there were issues between Stevie and Bishop in the beginning. I don‘t want to give any spoilers away but it all turns out great in the end! @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 2mo
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Finished my first read of #OutstandingOctober earlier today. So glad I‘m on vacation this week so I can participate! I feel like I‘ve dropped off the face of the earth as work has really exploded and I‘m often too tired to even read when I get home. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl What!, no cowboy? Lol 😆 3mo
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl not this time. 🤣🤣 3mo
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First book done for #20in4Readathon I actually finished it last night before I went to bed so today will be spent either with the Bridgertons, or Obama. Unless I decide to read something totally different. It happens because I‘m all about the mood! ##saveahorse this wasn‘t a bad read, I gave it a pick although there were a few things that bothered me. Still I liked it enough to continue.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl I vote for the Bridgetons! 🙂 6mo
CocoReads Obama is for my book group next week so I really need to get on that but I‘m also listening g to it so that should help. Bridgerton s it is! 6mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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These are the three physical books I‘ve chosen for the #20in4Readathon. I‘ve also got a couple of ebooks going but these are the ones I want to finish/make a dent in. Happy Reafing everyone e! @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m still making my way towards the Bridgerton series.. soon 🤞I have them all.🙂 6mo
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl I only have the first 3 but eventually I‘ll have them all! I‘m currently saving a horse! 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl #SaveAHorse you are so awesome for putting up with all those cowboys! 😉 6mo
CocoReads It‘s tough but someone has to do it! 🤠🐴 6mo
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I was finally able to clear the space to bring in my great grandmas desk from my parents house. We estimate that it‘s from the 40s. I can‘t wait to create new stories here. Also, and #LitsyWriters doing #CampNano this July?

llwheeler Gorgeous desk! I forgot about July camp... Maybe! 7mo
CocoReads @llwheeler I just today finally went on and declared my goals. July is shaping up to be a busy busy month! 7mo
AmyG What a wonderful desk to have. It‘s beautiful. 7mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! 7mo
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 7mo
Tamra Maker would have never guessed at the laptop! 7mo
BookishMarginalia Lovely! 7mo
Tera66 Wow! So beautiful!😍 7mo
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My Book Box | Will Hillenbrand
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I treated myself to the Parker‘s bring on the heat big box snd it arrived Wednesday of last week. Such a long week so I loved seeing it on my doorstep. There are a lot of summer goodies in it but also 10 signed books (4 from Weston, 4 from Ali, and 2 from C. Morgan). So happy I splurged on the big size. I don‘t think I‘ll get all these read anytime soon but I‘ll probably start one this weekend. #20in4readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Plenty to choose from. 8mo
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Made some muffins and eggs with my fancy new stove this morning. So refreshing to have a working oven and burners I do t have to light myself again. Now I‘m ready to settle into some #20in4readathon time! Started Stolen Prey by John Samdford (because the man doesn‘t write anything bad and I‘m a Lucas girl). I need to make significant progress on The Lost Queen and I have a huge stack of romances from a book box I got earlier in the week. 👇

CocoReads Luckily I have 3.5 days off and the house mostly to myself. 8mo
Crazeedi Love your new stove! I too have to light my old Tappan deluxe gas range!!😉 8mo
CocoReads @Crazeedi so far it‘s wonderful but I‘ve only had one meal to work on it. I‘ve got plenty of time to learn it‘s new features. 8mo
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Tamra Enjoy! 8mo
Crazeedi @CocoReads you'll have fun learning it 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it!!! 8mo
Andrew65 Love the stove! Hoping to get to Sudden Prey this week. 8mo
CocoReads @Andrew65 it‘s so good. 8mo
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I needed to #SaveAHorse and although this was a reread (because I also wanted comfort and familiarity) it did not disappoint the second time around. @CoverToCoverGirl

CoverToCoverGirl Lol- comfort reads are the BEST... I named last year “The Year Of Re-Reads- it helps us to recharge and then power forward. ❤️❤️ 8mo
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Cooking For Dummies | Alison Yates, Bryan Miller
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Bought a fancy new stove today. For no more than I actually cook, I maybe could have gone more basic but I was seduced by the bells and whistles. Plus, it was only $100 more than the basic one I was looking at. It doesn‘t come until Friday and I‘m working 10 that day so I won‘t really get to mess with it until Saturday but it‘ll be refreshing to have a functioning oven and burners I do t have to manually light.

Tamra 👏🏾 That deserves a new cookbook! 😆 8mo
CocoReads @Tamra if only a new cookbook will make me want to cook.....🤣🤣 8mo
Suet624 A great place to store books if you need the extra room. 8mo
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Tamra @Suet624 😆 8mo
CocoReads @Suet624 I did think about storing my pots and pans in it so I can use the cupboards for books. 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
Suet624 I store my pots and pans in the oven. I just have no room. I store all my Lyme Disease meds and supplements in my dishwasher. 🥴😳😝 8mo
Suet624 Congrats on the stove, by the way. 💖 8mo
Avanders Woo boo congrats! 💃🏽💃🏽 8mo
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#NutsinMay readathon results. I couldn‘t get the pic exactly how I wanted it, but I finished the first 5 books, almost finished the 6th and started the final one for my til book group (I have til the first Monday in June for it). I did no actual writing but feel pretty good about my reads! @Andrew65

Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌😍🥂🍾🥂🍾🥳 8mo
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Ok-I know it‘s only the 14th but I have 3 glorious days off and after the last 6 working days, I‘m starting readathon early. My goals are simple: start my book group book (it‘s a chunkster so I‘m going to need some time), finish 2 of my current reads, actually work on my writing and just enjoy whatever time I have to read. The weather is supposed to be glorious (70s and sun) so I plan on doing some of this outside! @Andrew65

Andrew65 Enjoy your time off and the readathon. Good luck 😊👍 8mo
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Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance | Cathy Taylor, Rachel K. Thomas, Elize Richards
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It doesn‘t matter how cool my mug is, plain broth still tastes like sadness. I am enjoying my jello though. Don‘t get older kids, you have to do all sorts of “fun” screenings. 🤣🤣 Yes, I‘m being a wee bit dramatic-I haven‘t even started the true prep part yet. But working all day while not being able to eat solid food? I‘m not impressed.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good luck!! 🍀👍🏻 9mo
CocoReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks. And thanks to my coworkers, I‘ve had lots of advice for the prep part. Also, because we are who we are, there‘s been a good amount of razzing too 9mo
AmyG Colonoscopy? Ugh, not fun. Hope all is good. 9mo
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CoverToCoverGirl I hate jello! Hoping all goes well! 💜 9mo
CocoReads @AmyG yep, first one and so far I‘m not a fan. 9mo
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl I don‘t mind jello. But I don‘t eat it often snd after tonight it‘ll be awhile before I have it again. 9mo
AkashaVampie Love the mug 9mo
MaureenMc Good luck! 9mo
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#AwesomeApril wrap up. I didn‘t really post all week but I spent the majority of it knocking out 22/24 books in the Men of Valor MC series. I‘d read the first 2 previously. They were super short and some were definitely better than others. I also started A Splendid Ruin for my IRL book group at the end of the month. Thanks for hosting, @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🎉🥳😊 Thanks for playing long. 9mo
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Scrolling around on Amazon video I saw that The Morganville books are now a series. Watched the first episode. It was ok but the books are definitely better. I also never finished reading them, can‘t even remember where I left off. Might be time for a re-read.

CocoReads Update. I can only watch the first episode unless I want to pay for the rest. It‘s pretty bad and I‘m cheap when it comes to paying for tv so I‘m going to pass.... 9mo
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Y‘all know I‘m not an audio girl but one of the nurses at work told me this one was worth it, and she was right! I mean, I checked it out from the library via Libby but if I was to buy an audio book, this would be a good one. He‘s led an interesting life and his stories about growing up, lessors learned, and acting and worth the listen. Plus I want to buy it and read it with my eyes as well. #20in4teadathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl Loved this one— I listened too but I‘m with you, I need a copy on hand. 10mo
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In lieu of an actual adult beverage because I‘m at work, pharmacy settled for root beer. 🤣🤣

CoverToCoverGirl Great choice 🤩 10mo
Tera66 I love that stuff!😋 10mo
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Anyone else prepping for April‘s #CampNano? I don‘t know that I‘ll need this book for what I‘m planning on working on (need to make progress on November‘s unfinished work) but I‘ve been watching A LOT of UFC lately a d I‘ve got a new idea brewing. #LitsyWriters

TK-421 Stacked! I always struggle with fight scenes. I‘m planning on doing Camp in April but haven‘t decided what I‘m working on yet. It‘ll most likely be revision. I have two in-progress second draft projects to choose from 10mo
CocoReads @TK-421 good luck to you! I thought about working on revision but if I finish my current WIP, I can work on revision in July. That‘s my current plan anyway.. we‘ll see how it goes. 10mo
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Insomnia | Stephen King
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Gotta get those CEs in for my license. At least this one is more interesting than my last one. I‘ve stayed awake so far. Which is a nifty trick since according to Fitbit, I only slept 4 hours last night. 🤣🤣

Suet624 Got any sleep tips for us? 10mo
CocoReads @Suet624 eh, not really. Nothing beyond the obvious. I did stay awake, but I can‘t say I was paying a whole lot of attention either. I do better with the ones where you read an article and answer questions but I have to do 5 “live” ones and sadly, they‘re like audio books to me—I either fall asleep, or get distracted and lose focus. 10mo
Suet624 Totally with you on audiobooks. 💤 10mo
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Bianca What's your license in? 10mo
CocoReads @Bianca Pharmacy technician—I‘ve only been doing it for 3 years, it was a midlife career change. 10mo
Bianca @CocoReads That‘s really cool. Congratulations on doing that! 10mo
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@DieAReader here‘s the complete Heaven Hill box set (10 books plus 2 novellas) for .99 today. The novellas are only so so in my opinion but the full length books are good. I just started book 8 today.

DieAReader Thanks so much! I‘ll go take a look!!! 10mo
CocoReads I‘ve been enjoying it. I‘d read the first 5 a few years ago but it‘s been nice to revisit and continue on. 10mo
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Just an update for the kittens that know about my friend. Her husband was arrested today. She won‘t be in to work tomorrow but fingers crossed that this is the first step in her healing process!

Crazeedi I read one of your previous posts, so good to hear this, I hope she has support and can heal. Such a horrific thing she must have had to live with 11mo
CocoReads @Crazeedi thank you. She does not really have much family support but we, at work, are a small department with a family feel, so we‘re trying to be her support. 11mo
Lynnsoprano So glad that you are there for her. It sounds awful, but his having been arrested will hopefully put them both on better paths, preferably separate. 11mo
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CoverToCoverGirl So sorry your co- worker is going through such a horrible situation. She‘s lucky to have your support. 11mo
marleed I‘m so glad you are there for her. It‘s so important to know that those who live you still love and support you even (or especially) when the trajectory of your life takes a dramatic change. 11mo
CocoReads Thanks Littens. Here‘s an update: he‘s probably getting out today. I don‘t get how they can let a violent felon out (yep, this isn‘t his first party) knowing that he‘s going to go after her. His family has already showed up to threaten her. She‘s a basket case snd so are we. I‘m angry, disappointed and out of ideas. Other than her going into hiding 11mo
CoffeeK8 I‘m so sorry for your friend, so glad you are there for her and I‘m hopeful for you all. 11mo
Crazeedi @CocoReads can she go to a womans shelter for protection? Or stay somewhere he doesnt know? Hopefully has a PFA 11mo
Crazeedi @CocoReads what state is this?? 11mo
CocoReads @Crazeedi Michigan. She called victims services and she‘s in a hotel with her kids for at least a week. He has a court hearing sometime next week so I‘m hoping something good happens there (for her-he can have something unpleasant happen to him) 11mo
Crazeedi @CocoReads that's good. I'll keep her in my prayers 11mo
CocoReads Thank you. 11mo
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The Wrap-Up List | Steven Arntson
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My #FabulousFebruary wrap up. I managed 6 books. All romance but the middle 4 were a reverse harem rabbit hole that I fell down. Guilty pleasure books for sure but there was a intriguing, over the top suspenseful storyline to go with them. I can thank @BayouGirl85 and #NewYearWhoDis for that. I‘ll be starting the next shadow grove series soon. @Andrew65 thanks for hosting-it was definitely one of my more productive readathons!

BayouGirl85 😍😍 11mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏🙌🙌🥳🍾🥂🍾🥂🚀 11mo
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The current view from my window. I have to leave for work in an hour. I can honestly say, I‘ve never looked forward to anything less. My BIL texted me this morning that our parking lot at work hadn‘t been plowed. But that was around 6-I‘m hoping they‘ve gotten to it by now. Pretty sure the snow is deeper than my boots.

MittenGirlPeach Ughhhhh. Sending strength and warm thoughts! 11mo
JacqMac Yuck! Good luck. I‘m very ready for winter to be over. 11mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh ugh! Good luck!! ❤️❤️ 11mo
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TheSpineView Yikes! 11mo
CocoReads Parking lot plowed mostly. The aisles, not the actual parking spots. Snow I‘d definitely deeper than my boots. And our technology isn‘t working at work again so the only way to fill the meds is by going to each station snd manually looking to see what needs to be filled. 🙄 it‘s been a week now and it‘s only worked a couple of times in that week. I‘m over everything. The cold, the snow, work. 11mo
CoverToCoverGirl Hope your day got better! We‘re getting freezing rain here and it‘s still going. 11mo
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl freezing rain is the worst! Hope it‘s over now! 11mo
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I‘ve done it. I‘ve fallen down the reverse harem rabbit hole thanks to #NewYearWhoDis and @BayouGirl85 . Not going to lie, reverse harem is probably my guilty pleasure but this one also has a nice juicy mystery attached to it. While it was plenty steamy, MK doesn‘t even sleep with one of the guys until 80% in. At 30%, I bought the rest of the series. On book 2 now-I‘ve really killed my day off and I don‘t feel guilty at all! #FabulousFebruary

monalyisha Well, that‘s a win! 🙌🏻 11mo
HOTPock3tt Reverse harem!!😍🎉🙌🏽 11mo
BayouGirl85 The series hooked me bad. I have moved to the next series. 11mo
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CocoReads @BayouGirl85 I‘m pretty sure I‘ll be doing the same! I‘m already 20 % in on Liar. But I probably need to go feed the people and talk to my husband so I may not finish it tonight. Or, I may stay up too late to finish! #sleepisfortheweak 11mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 11mo
BayouGirl85 @CocoReads 😆😆😆 11mo
MeganAnn 😍😍😍 reverse harem is one of my guilty pleasure too! 🎉 11mo
Tera66 This sounds so fun! Im in. 11mo
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Wheels of Fire | Autumn Jones Lake
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#FabulousFebruary I can‘t believe I waited so long to finish this trilogy! Separate from her LOKI MC series, yet still connected, this was a fun trip back to my 80s high school days as we see how Chaser and Mallory meet and fall in love. Tied to LOKI through Chasers MC background but he‘s an aspiring rock star, Mallory‘s an aspiring actress from a mob family. Sure, it might be a little over the top but that was the 80s. @Andrew65

CocoReads This is the 3rd in a trilogy—read in order if you want to start. 1. Kickstart My Heart 2. Blow My Fuse 3. Wheels of Fire. Now, I should get back to LOKI, I left off at book 16. It‘s an immersive experience, to be drawn into AJLs world. 11mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 11mo
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The cover was definitely better than the book. I‘m into the overarching storyline enough to eventually read the next book in the series but the heroine in this one annoyed me to no end. Now, I‘ve not been in her shoes, but I‘d like to think that if I was fleeing from my abusive, drug dealing ex boyfriend and I go home where my brother and his friend run a PI business out of their body shop, I would trust them to take care of me.

CocoReads But she does none of that. I think if the book had been a bit longer and the characters more developed, I‘d have liked it better. The storyline itself is good though as there‘s a bigger bad guy out there, so eventually I‘ll read the next one, but I‘m not in a hurry to do so. 11mo
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The Fitness Mindset | Sheba Blake
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Almost forgot to post my February goals for #BFC21. I hope to workout 3-5 times a week, stretch before bed, read 10 books this month and have a dedicated writing time 2-3 days a week, even if it‘s just 15 minutes! @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 12mo
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Loved it! At first I wasn‘t sure. A bunch of clueless guys reading romance novels to help them figure out how to save their marriages? But the more I dug into Gavin snd Thea‘s story, the more that I loved it. Yes, the novel was a springboard but there was more going on under the surface and I was cheering for them in the end. Looking forward to the next book as it features Thea‘s sister, Liv and Mack, who‘s kind of a tool but kind of not.

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏 12mo
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Sorry @BayouGirl85 , this ones definitely not for me. I did get about 100 pages in so I gave it a good try. I can see the appeal of it, and why people might like it. It‘s an interesting concept and the actually writing is good, and maybe at another point in my life I‘ll be willing to give it another go, but it just wasn‘t working for me right now. #NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha

Erinreadsthebooks I felt the same way about this one 12mo
CocoReads @Erinreadsthebooks I‘m glad to know I‘m not alone in my #unpopularopinion ! 12mo
NikkiRobson73 I also bailed i felt like in a way it was a retelling of its a wonderful life...same premise 11mo
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@sebrittainclark sent this to me as part of my #bestof2020 box and I just finished it. I loved it! I‘ve been out of the dating game for a really long time but the relationship between Rhi and Samson was fantastic. There was romance, yes, but there was a lot of other things going on. Business, trust issues, standing up for yourself, speaking out, etc. I‘ve read a couple of Rai‘s other books but this one is my favorite so far!

candority So glad you enjoyed it! The first success (that I‘ve heard of) from the #Bestof2020Swap! 💖 12mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 12mo
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#notbookrelated as most of you know, I‘ve been getting my vaccine for Covid. I received my second dose last night and although I feel ok, I definitely feel worse than after the first one. This time in addition to my arm being sore, I woke up with a headache and upset stomach, and my joints were a little achy. Honestly I cannot say that‘s all vaccine related but I can‘t say it‘s not either. 👇

CocoReads I am prone to headaches and my stomach always gets queasy when my sinuses are draining. I‘m going to guess it‘s a mild reaction to the vaccine or maybe a combo of the two. The headache and stomach ache were gone by lunch though. I‘m still a little achy though but if that‘s the worst, I‘ll take it. I did pregame with 1000 mg of Tylenol though. It may not have helped, but it definitely didn‘t hurt. 12mo
CocoReads One of my coworkers however, did have a more significant reaction and called off. All the same symptoms as me plus a fever. I texted her at lunchtime and the fever was down but she was still feeling pretty icky. 12mo
AmyG I have heard, with the second Pfizer dose, it‘s 24 hours of feeling crappy. Hang in and hope you feel better tomorrow. (edited) 12mo
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CocoReads @AmyG I‘ve heard that too. I‘m feeling lucky that I only feel a little bit off, and hoping it‘s no worse than that. 12mo
vivastory I've heard that if you get the vaccine in your dominant arm that helps with the pain. I received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine last Thr & didn't have any issues with it. I know a couple of people in the vaccine clinic I was assisting with last Thr & Fri had minor side effects, but these issues passed within 10-15 minutes. 12mo
AmyG @vivastory I was told that, too. I got mine 12/30. My arm was a little bit sore. I had the Moderna vaccine and had one day of being very tired. (edited) 12mo
CocoReads @vivastory excellent. I did my non dominant arm (which is my right one), that‘s where I always get my flu shot too. Most I know aren‘t having too many issues either so I think it‘ll all be fine. Glad you had a good experience! (edited) 12mo
dariazeoli Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for sharing your experience, it helps anxious folks like me! 12mo
CocoReads @dariazeoli that is why I shared. There‘s so much info and rumors swirling around, it‘s hard to know what to do or believe. 12mo
Scochrane26 I just had a friend tell me that the 2nd dose made him sick for about a day. He didn‘t have a problem w/ the first, so now I‘m expecting to be sick for my next one. 12mo
CocoReads @Scochrane26 I definitely expected so@e side effects from this second one, the only problem I had with the first was a sore arm. I‘m hoping to see my friend Justin because I think he got his second one last week but he said the first one made him sick too. So I wonder how the second made him feel. 12mo
Scochrane26 @CocoReads my friend & I got ours the same day. She got a little sick, but I was fine. I‘m interested to see how we both react to the 2nd dose. 12mo
Elizabeth2 Glad you‘ve gotten the second dose! A friend of mine was told when she scheduled her second dose to make sure she takes off work the following day and to expect to not feel well. My brother has had the first dose and had no issues other than a sore arm. He has his appointment for the second dose and was not told to take off the day after - they didn‘t mention anything like that to him. 12mo
The_Penniless_Author Thanks for sharing! This tracks with my friend's experience as well - first shot, nothing but a sore arm, but after the second shot he got a really nasty headache, like migraine-level bad, along with an upset stomach. Then after a few hours it just went away, all of a sudden. 12mo
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Spending time today with this treasure from my #Bestof2020 swap! I‘m not too far in but I‘m loving it so far! @sebrittainclark @candority

candority I hope you continue loving it! 💕 12mo
kimmypete1 Loved this one! 12mo
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I totally could have finished this last night, but the ugly cry was getting to me so I very patiently waited until after work to finish the last 2 chapters. So glad I did and between The Friend Zone snd this one, Jimenez is going on my auto buy list. Thanks for the suggestion for #NewYearWhoDis @BayouGirl85 ! @monalyisha #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 #Slumpathon @Hestapleton

CocoReads Also meets prompt #6 (authors first name starts with a, b, or c) for #winter in #Booked2021 @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 12mo
4thhouseontheleft I have this coming up next as an 🎧 📖! 12mo
CocoReads @4thhouseontheleft I bet it‘s great as an audio. 12mo
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BayouGirl85 It is a great audiobook. I am so happy you enjoyed it. I met Abby Jimenez at the Louisiana Book Festival two years ago. She is awesome. 12mo
CocoReads I remember her from Cupcake Wars on the Food Network! 12mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏👏 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl Good to know, I have this from audible. 🙂 12mo
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl it was so good. Since next to books, music is my other love. And I found the playlist on Spotify so was an added bonus. 12mo
Cinfhen This sounds good!{ thanks for sharing ♥️ 12mo
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While looking for something to do at work other than CE for my license (that I desperately need to do but don‘t want to), I found an earlier version of my current WIP. I abandoned it halfway through Nov and thought maybe I‘d blow the dust off it and try to finish it. 🤣🤣🤣 #amwriting #sortof

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Stopped at the store to buy a new lamp the other day and also came away with these treasures. Had a lovely conversation with my cashier about how much we miss the Obama‘s and our shared dismay over last weeks distressing attack on the capitol. It had been a long bad day at work and I had totally wanted to go home because I hate shopping, but i came away just a little bit happier. She made my day and I hope I helped brighten hers a bit too.

CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve been following the news and it is very distressing.... so much going on but after next week I‘m sure better days are ahead. I‘m sure you brightened her day. Hugs from Canada! 🇨🇦 (edited) 12mo
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Time to get this #slumpatjon going. I‘m really enjoying this pick from @BayouGirl85 for #NewYearWhoDis

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I was determined to finish this today and I did! Overall I really liked it. Parts of it made me mad (as racism tends to do) but I was fascinated by the pack horse librarians and I had to google the blue skinned people and methemogloinemia. I didn‘t realize they used methylene blue to treat it or that it came in pills (we carry the injectable at work but not for that). #AnyWayYouReadathin is underway!

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Love on Beach Avenue | Jennifer Probst
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Bailing on my first book of 2021. At almost 40 % in, I still feel no chemistry between the main characters. I know it‘s an enemies to lovers, which I normally like, but I don‘t like either character and so I‘m just calling it quits. Luckily it was a KU book, so I‘m not out any money, just time. Maybe I‘ll try again someday, but probably I won‘t, there‘s just too many other books on my TBR.

Crazeedi I've been there, but a bummer it's your first book of year 12mo
CocoReads I worded that wrong. It‘s the first book I‘ve bailed on this year. But yeah, I‘ve only finished 1 or 2 so far. It‘s been a rough start. 12mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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@sebrittainclark OMG, this tea smells amazing! I came home “not” sick from work (I feel fine but I have a pulled muscle in my back) and decided to finally dig out my Manatea and try this tea while I try to madly finish my book group book (although we‘re meeting via Facebook these days so no rush).

tracey38 I am so sorry about your back. I have been home all week from work with a strained muscle and possible pinched nerve in my back. Back pain is awful. Hoping you feel better soon. ❤ 12mo
tracey38 Also, your manatee tea steamer is adorable! 12mo
CocoReads @tracey38 it‘s feeling much better. Down to where it only hurts if I twist a certain way. I‘m glad it was today, while everyone was there instead of tomorrow or Friday, when we‘re down a couple of people. 12mo
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CocoReads Manny (my manatea) says thanks! I was shopping for more and saw a baby Nessie that might have to come live here. 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon I LOVE this book so much. 12mo
CocoReads @MaleficentBookDragon it‘s so good but it‘s taking me a long time to read because I‘m savoring every word! 12mo
sebrittainclark I love this tea. It just feels so warm and cozy. 12mo
tracey38 @CocoReads yeah, I have a hard time when I move a certain way, too. Glad it's feeling better! 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl I hope your self care day has helped your back and spirit.🤗 12mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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#WinterGames2020 final check in for #TeamReadNosedReindeer I only impulsively read 2 books this last week for 2 readathons. Marrying His Best Friend by Jennifer Gracen and Beyond Control by Kat Martin. I netted 110 points for each so I guess 220 points @StayCurious #ReadYourWay @TheSpineView #ShutdownReadathon @Squidget I‘m reading the tagged book as my first 2021 read.

DieAReader Great job!👏🏻🥳🎉 12mo
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 12mo
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Estimated time of power restoration is Monday by 3 pm. In the meantime I‘ll be hanging at my mom and dads.

BookishMarginalia That sucks! I‘m glad you have refuge nearby! Stay safe and warm 💜 12mo
CocoReads Luckily for me my parents never lost theirs. I‘m betting because it‘s the one house in our family that‘s got a whole house generator. If we had been prepared, we probably would have been fine. 🤣🤣 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl Yikes! You‘ll have time to play cards! We‘re getting this throughout today and overnight. Our first major snowfall of the season. 12mo
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CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl we had a foot of snow on Christmas Eve then it melted and then it rained. Yesterday the freezing rain came, then the snow. At one point we had 32k without power. It‘s down to about 24k now. 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wow! Just what you all needed.. not! Hope power is restored ASAP.. what a miserable mess.. be safe, if you need to get out to work drive safe. I hope we‘re not in for the same mess, it‘s coming pretty hard right now but no freezing rain yet. 12mo
CocoReads I don‘t work til Monday so I‘m in good shape. Oldest has to work tomorrow but it warmed up just enough that we‘re slush 12mo
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My current look. Not pictured: my feet in both socks snd slippers under the blanket. 🤣🤣

Susanita This looks like me the winter I spent at my mom‘s in Oklahoma. The wind really does come sweeping down the plain, right into my bedroom, despite my stepfather‘s valiant attempts at mitigation. 12mo
CocoReads @Susanita it‘s unpleasant. I‘ll be heading to my parents around lunchtime because they still have power plus a whole house generator if they lose power. Plus they have actual food-I had peanut butter for breakfast. Because I haven‘t been to the store yet. As it turns out, that‘s probably a good thing. 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hate it when the power goes out! Head to your parents early if you can. 12mo
CocoReads @RivetedReaderMelissa I‘m getting ready to head over now. 12mo
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