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DoonTheGoon

DoonTheGoon

Joined March 2018

"Don't dream it, be it." | Tattoos, tea, art, and books! ♡
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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
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Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
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Oooohhh I can't resist this one! #CreepyChristmas #swap #LitsySwap @teebe 🦇🎄🎃

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While not entirely relatable to my personal experiences in life, these poems had a stunning power to them... often evoking strange and beautiful images in my mind's eye.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy to see you posting more again. Always enjoy your posts. ❤ 1w
DoonTheGoon @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awh! Thank you for saying so ♡ 1w
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Pickpick

Simply divine... at times painful, but always beautiful.

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Nursing a cold. 🤧🤒 Poetry is always a pretty effective medicine.

ShyBookOwl I feel one coming on too! Tis the season. I hope you get well soon! 2w
DoonTheGoon @ShyBookOwl Oh no! You as well - feel better soon!!! 2w
MeganAnn Hope you feel better soon!! I‘m just getting over one😕 2w
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Megabooks Feel better soon! 2w
Jas16 I hope you get well soon. 2w
hannah-leeloo I'm reading through my cold too. Not fun. Hope you feel better soon hun 2w
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Bedtime reading... starting something new. ♡

Jenken1998 ❤😍 that cover is stunning 4w
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Life of the Party: Poems | Olivia Gatwood
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Poems that speak to that little primal voice found deep inside every female-identifying person... horrifying, potent, and timely.

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Life of the Party: Poems | Olivia Gatwood
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Cottage in the Maine woods ✔
Best friend ✔
Tea ✔
Books ✔
I cherish these traditions.

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Bitter Sweet Love | Michael Faudet
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Dog Symphony | Sam Munson
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Day 7 of #7days7covers - yet another one in my TBR that was purchased because I found it visually stunning.

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Looker | Laura Sims
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Day six of #7days7covers - also TBR... but look at this gorgeous cover!!!

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Life of the Party: Poems | Olivia Gatwood
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That moment when you finish reading for the night and your metallic bookmark catches the light juuuust right. ♡

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Life of the Party: Poems | Olivia Gatwood
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Current obsession: poetry books, amazing covers, and indie bookstores owned by impeccable humans. ♡
@Megpyre

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Bitter Sweet Love | Michael Faudet
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Day five of the #7days7covers challenge... Faudet's work speaks to my soul... and the covers of his collections speak to my eyes. 😍 It was hard to pick my favorite.

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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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Day four of #7days7covers - this is a TBR but WOW look at that optical illusion of a cover!!!

Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! 😍😍😍 2mo
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Day three of #7days7covers - one of the most cherished books I own. So so so good! If you haven't read these stories, I cant recommend them enough! And that cover! 😍

ephemeralwaltz Same!!! 1mo
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Date & Time | Phil Kaye
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Day two of #7days7covers - this gem featuring artwork by the ever incredible Jeremy Geddes. This one made the list because it's a book I bought solely because of the cover.

Eyelit That is a great cover! 2mo
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Foe | Iain Reid
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Both @Erofan and @CareBear tagged me for the #7days7covers challenge... here's day one!
This book was amazing!!! And the cover drew me in right away - something about the slightly disjointed typography really brought the intrigue!

Erofan Wow! Beautiful 😍 2mo
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Always insightful, always relatable, always a pleasure. This collection was not my favorite from Leav, but still absolutely earns a "pick".

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Next up. Love me some Leav!

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Didn't love this one. Two or three moments of brilliance (in this reader's opinion at least) saved this one from being a "pan".

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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As stated in my last post... reading has been a real challenge for me since my breakup. I've barely turned any pages in months... and that in and of itself is heartbreaking to me. I realized, though, that it's actually a good thing. Reading used to be my escape from my life... now that I'm free and truly happy, I don't need it the way I used to.
Tonight, I read for pleasure... not for escaping pain.
xx

EH2018 💕📚 2mo
LibrarianRyan You got this. 🌞🍭 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so glad you‘re happy now! Reading will find a place in your new life! 💜📚 2mo
ephemeralwaltz ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Life is starting to settle into a new normal... but sometimes I still get swept into the void. I can't seem to read these days... but I still am trying hard to follow the wisdom on my mug.

Meaw_catlady I feel these feels ! Sending you positive and happy vibes 🖤💕 3mo
Amiable Love your mug! 3mo
Ddzmini Love it 😍 🥰😋📖☕️ (edited) 3mo
CarolynM Nice to see you back🙂 3mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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My BOTM came yesterday... And this one might jump to the top of the TBR pile. Anyone else reading this?

TheSpineView I got a copy from the author when I was at BookExpo but I have not gotten to it yet. Looking forward to what you think. 4mo
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Lullabies | Lang Leav
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Just a little pre-bedtime reading. Lang Leav has been an incredible source of strength for me these days.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Hope you're feeling better! You got this! 💪 Sending you strength, love and positive thoughts! ❤️ 5mo
DoonTheGoon @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you ♡ Every day is different but I'm trying to keep my chin up! 5mo
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Vacation done right - although I didn't stay out of the forest (oops!).
I miss my Litsy folks - sorry I've continued to be M.I.A.
Special apology goes to the #JB group - I intend to write a BUNCH of letters while I'm here on vacay.

Crazeedi Enjoy the vacay!!! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Lol I thought you were burning that book! 😂 enjoy your vacation! 5mo
Chrissyreadit I was wondering if you were ok! I‘ve missed your posts. 5mo
DoonTheGoon @Chrissyreadit Yes I'm "okay". Just trying to pick up the pieces. I've missed you, and all my Litsy friends - hoping to post more frequently again soon! 5mo
Chrissyreadit Yes, new beginnings are hard. Hope you are feeling energized and filled from your vacation. 5mo
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Oh Litsy! Oh books! How I miss you!
My move is nearly complete... but there's still so much to do. I've managed to at least shelve my TBR pile though!

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! I‘m so happy to see you! And your Beautiful shelves. Hoping all is getting better! 🥰🥰🥰🥳❤️ 6mo
DoonTheGoon @Chrissyreadit Thank you! Every day gets a little bit better. 😊 6mo
SkeletonKey That looks gorgeous. Moving is so tough! 6mo
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DoonTheGoon @SkeletonKey Thanks! Yeah - someday soon I won't be living in a sea of boxes anymore!!! 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yayyyy! You're back! Welcome back! ❤️❤️ Hope you're doing better! ❤️ ❤️ 6mo
DoonTheGoon @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you!!! I'm taking it one day at a time - glad to be getting back to normal. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @DoonTheGoon I'm so so happy for you! ❤️👍🏼💕 🕺🕺 6mo
TheLudicReader Book shelves are the most important part of any move! 6mo
BookwormAHN Looks great 💙 6mo
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MOVE UPDATE: All my books are here!!! They're not organized (which makes me kinda crazy), but they're here!!! The left bookcase and the stacks on top are my TBR... everything else has been read or started!

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Florida | Lauren Groff
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And so the move begins. This is about a quarter of my TBR pile - and my TBR is only about a quarter of my books owned. Lord have mercy.

Lindy 🍀 7mo
vumblereads I don‘t even want to count how many books are on my TBR pile. 😂 7mo
DoonTheGoon @vumblereads I haven't counted either - but carrying them in this move really puts things in perspective! 7mo
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vumblereads Oh my! Good luck with the move! 7mo
wanderinglynn Good luck with your move! I hope everything goes smoothly. 7mo
Sharpeipup Good luck! 7mo
BookwormAHN Good luck with the move 🍀 7mo
TheLudicReader Moving books is the worst. But the alternative...not taking them...is unthinkable. Good luck. 7mo
TheBookHippie Good luck!!! I‘ve been thinking of you! Hope you got my card ❤️ 7mo
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I found a poem by Leav on the day of the breakup that brought me so much clarity... I've been compulsively consuming the rest of her poetry (at least what I can get my hands on) since. I'm a bit more on the "misadventure" side of things, but her writing truly strikes a chord in my broken heart.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Glad this is bringing you some comfort - a good find at the right time ❤️ (edited) 7mo
TheBookHippie She‘s a favorite of mine !! 7mo
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Hi Litsy friends.
I'm not usually one to post off-topic things on Litsy... But in case anyone was wondering why my account has been so quiet, it's because I'm going through the process of ending an 8.5 year relationship with my partner.
To say I am devastated is a severe understatement. I am so incredibly sad beyond measure, and don't know how to be a person anymore. I know there are brighter days ahead. But right now, I can't see the light. 💔

BookwormAHN My deepest sympathies and hugs 💔 7mo
BookwormAHN If you need to talk or vent you have my email through #jb 7mo
TrishB Sorry to hear 💔 and sending hugs. It does eventually feel better. 7mo
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youneverarrived Sending love ♥️ 7mo
zezeki Sorry to hear that, sending hugs your way 💚💚 7mo
daena So sorry. It gets better. Hugs to you. 💚 7mo
MelissaSue81 Good thoughts to you. 💗 7mo
Kaye So sorry, Dana. 💔. Those kinds of hurts are some of the worst and longest lasting. I understand, even though it‘s been many decades since I went through this. You‘ll get through it too. This sharp hurt will become duller over time . Someday, you‘ll be ready to move on from this and be happy again. 7mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you are sharing and reaching out. I‘m glad you have a community of caring people here. ❤️ 7mo
NHLibrarian 💜 7mo
Trashcanman I hope today is kind to you, how brave and honest of you to share. Hugs. 7mo
DoonTheGoon Waking up to all of these kind words is really lovely. The community here on Litsy is absolutely one of a kind. Thank you all so very much. 7mo
mdhughes72 I‘ve been there. In my mind I‘m standing with you. 7mo
bullbunny Man I feel like such a horrible person! I have been meaning to right for forever and keep failing *honk I wish I had written to you sooner. Maybe I could have been some sort of comfort through this 😔 7mo
Crazeedi I'm so sad to hear you are heart sick. Sending you a hug across the miles, be good to yourself and know this community is there for You!😍❤💞 7mo
DoonTheGoon @bullbunny Please don't feel bad my dear, that's how life goes sometimes. One day at a time. I will be moving at some point in the near future - so I'll keep you (and the #JB group) up to speed as I figure that out. 7mo
bullbunny @DoonTheGoon I wish I wasn't such a procrastinator. Sending warm vibes your way 7mo
CarolynM I'm so sorry. Wishing you strength to get through this difficult time to the happiness ahead.🤗 7mo
Meaw_catlady Sending good vibes and warm hugs 🤗 7mo
Branwen I'm so sorry to hear this 💕 Sending tons of love and well wishes your way. Your litsy family is always here for you 💕 7mo
Jas16 Sending you lots of love. 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear that. Breakups are awful. Your Litsy family is always here when you need us though. 💕 7mo
IndoorDame It‘s nice to see your name. Sending strength and love your way 💕We‘ll be here whenever you need us! 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im so sorry. We‘re all here for you. Lots of love 💕 7mo
Mimi28 I‘m coming off of a breakup too so I definitely know how you feel. Allow yourself to grieve and feel your feelings and grow. It hurts now but I promise it gets better each day. I promise!! Email me if you need to talk ❤️❤️ 7mo
IamIamIam I was thinking about you the other day! I'm so sorry things didn't work out and I truly wish you all the peace I can. I hope the hurt is temporary as you get back to finding yourself during this process. 💜 7mo
TheBookHippie Sending light. So sorry. 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Was just thinking about you when I realized I haven't been seeing your posts lately... So sorry 😢💔 You know we're all here for you. I know it hurts... You got this, Dana! Send positive vibes and lots of love your way... 7mo
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Sea of Strangers | Lang Leav
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File under: books I didn't know existed until I needed them most.

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A couple pieces of #JB mail going out today. ♥️📫✉

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Words kind of escape me on this one... what a strange, humorous, experimental, bizarre little book. You can sense the connective tissue between this and the lyrics of various songs recorded by The Beatles - a funky little glimpse into the mind of John Lennon! ✌

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Winter of Summers | Michael Faudet
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Another strong set of poetry and short prose from Faudet. There's not a lot of Litsy love for this one - but I actually liked it more than his last one. I suppose his works aren't for everyone - they're raw, sometimes graphic, and often quite erotic. What can I say? I'm a Faudet fan!

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Winter of Summers | Michael Faudet
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Sunday afternoon feels. ♡

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Wow! What a seriously entertaining, delightfully twisted set of short stories! Roupenian has a knack for creating very interesting character relationships and then dissecting them down to their parts. I blazed through this one - and I cannot wait for her upcoming novel. Love love love!

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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New in - particularly excited about the two poetry additions to my TBR.

Eyelit I love that cover of pillow thoughts! 8mo
DoonTheGoon @Eyelit So pretty!!! It's a Barnes & Noble exclusive! 8mo
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Date & Time | Phil Kaye
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The cover drew me in (I'm a huge Geddes fan), and the poems inside did not disappoint. Quite different from my normal poetry fare; I found the perspective refreshing and strangely intimate. I could really feel the writer's sensation of the world and the way it has shaped him as a person.

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So, this is only the first five chapters (albeit still being edited/finalized) of this dual memoir - but I'm already calling this one a PICK. It's funny, it's raw, and it's unapologetic in it's life lessons. I can't wait for this release in full-length!!!

EleniKara I love this podcast and am so excited for this book! Really happy to see parts of it already well received! 😊 8mo
DoonTheGoon @EleniKara It's amazing, and I know that the rest will be too. My BFF is a bookseller who got to interview Karen and Georgia about the book (as well as read it in full), and the hype surrounding this one is huge!!! 8mo
ferskner My most anticipated book of the year! 8mo
DoonTheGoon @ferskner You won't be disappointed!!! 8mo
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Came home from vacation to find this piece of surprise #JB mail from the lovely @Jas16 !!! Thank you!!! 💙

Jas16 I have a copy as well that I am excited to read. I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
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"Travel light", I said. "Don't buy books on vacation", I said.
Whoops. ?
(Two were gifted to me... but still...)

catebutler I always fail at this too! 8mo
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Headed home today after a whirlwind trip to East Texas - trying to sneak in a bit of reading during the trip. I haven't had cell service in 7 full days - I missed you Litsy!!! ♡

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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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My #BoTM pick! I'm a sucker for short stories - and I'm intrigued by them all being tied together by a common character's perspective.

I've been M.I.A. from Litsy for a bit... not necessarily by choice. My winter depression has hit me hard and work is hectic and I just can't bring myself to read lately (which makes me even more sad). I'm on vacation next week in a warmer state so hopefully that will kick me out of this funk.

jmofo 🖤 8mo
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Elevation | Stephen King
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Things that happen when you come from a family of readers: you bring your mother 5 books to read, hoping to free up a bit of shelf space - and she gives you 5 books from hers with the same intent! 😂 TBR pile it is!!!

GloVerdino I have this same problem with my sisters! 9mo
catebutler I love that you come from a family of readers. My Mom and I are the same way with books. I treasure all the reading memories with her. 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Whahahahahahahaua that's hilarious!! Just like me and my dad!! I get books from his shelf and he vice versa, or we'll recommend books to each other, and my mom will start nagging that we have waaaay too many books 😅 9mo
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Crazeedi My oldest daughter and I do this all the time too😊 9mo
DoonTheGoon @GloVerdino It sure is a "problem" huh? ? 9mo
DoonTheGoon @catebutler Same! We see each other in person only a few times a year - so it's always nice to have those phone calls to talk about what we read!!! 9mo
DoonTheGoon @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hah! My partner (jokingly) gives me a hard time about how many books I have - but then always encourages me to buy more!!! 😂 9mo
DoonTheGoon @Crazeedi It's a great way to bond!!! ♡ I feel lucky to do this with my momma. 9mo
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The perks of being best friends with a bookseller!
#arc #autographedcopy #ssdgm #mfm

Chrissyreadit Nice! 9mo
DarcysMom Jealous! 🙃 9mo
Stephaniereads1 So jealous! 9mo
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wordzie 😎 9mo
Craftylikefox 😮😍 Jealous!! 9mo
TheRomantiCate So so jealous!!! 😭😭😭😭 6mo
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SO EXCITED to have this partial ARC - I love the podcast and I cannot wait to read this (and the full book!) when it's released!
#ssdgm #mfm

wordzie 😎 9mo
Craftylikefox That‘s very awesome! I hope you enjoy 😊 The podcast makes my commute for work more interesting 9mo
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Hilarious! 😂

Sharpeipup 😂 9mo
Craftylikefox 😂 I would fail 9mo
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Wow. This was one intense little novel... so taut with suspense and ratcheting tension - I couldn't will my eyes across the page fast enough. I'll be surprised if this isn't one of the best books I read this year.

scowler1 I loved this book, couldn't read it quick enough. 9mo
DoonTheGoon @scowler1 Same. And - as soon as I was finished, I felt compelled to read it again! 9mo
scowler1 He has a new novel! Foe. TBR. 9mo
DoonTheGoon @scowler1 I've read that one - also excellent!!! 9mo
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To my lovely #JB friends... Work has me nearly insane, and so I'm a bit behind on my responses! Please know that I WILL replay as soon as I can! ♡

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Something tells me that my Litsy friends might appreciate my new pin. 😉

ReadingRover I need this in my life! 9mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 9mo
Chrissyreadit Love it! 9mo
Wife Oh! That would just get me in heaps of trouble! 😉 But oh! If I could just have a free pass for one day, I‘d use it at work. I‘d get the most use out of it there. 🙄 (edited) 9mo
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