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EclecticBookLover

EclecticBookLover

Joined October 2016

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6964028-ashley Storygraph: eclecticbooklover
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The Queen's Price | Anne Bishop
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I love to revisit a favorite series. Even though the stories may not be amazing, I enjoy spending more time with the characters and in the world the author created.

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Panpan

Last book of the year and boy was it a slog! I loved the setting, and the quaint English village at Christmas was picturesque, but the story lost me. The 12 dates just seemed to drag on and on. I did read another book by this author earlier this year, and I loved it. This one was just not working for me.

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The Christmas Guest | Peter Swanson
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Reading another 2023 holiday release. Nevermind the holiday books I own that have been on my TBR for years 👀

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Dropped these off at the post office today! #holidaycardswap @LibrarianRyan Thanks again for hosting!

LibrarianRyan Yeahh. im mailing mine today too. 2mo
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One of my favorite holiday traditions! I love doing this each year. Thanks @LibrarianRyan for hosting!

#holidaycardswap

LibrarianRyan Thank you! 3mo
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Something About You | Julie James
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No guilt here! But, I love the FBI/US Attorney series by Julie James, and I've been dying to reread some of them. So I'm going with the first one. I'm a child of the 90s and love my 90s pop. I'm going with Say You'll Be Tgere by the Spice Girls. #titlesandtunes #guiltypleasure @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen We all love our “teen” year pop!!! I‘m a total 80‘s girl 🤪 9mo
BethM I‘ve not heard of these books! 8mo
EclecticBookLover @BethM oh they're so good! I've read everything she's released but the FBI/US Attorney series is my favorite. Highly recommend them! 8mo
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Factory Girls | Michelle Gallen
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This was #53 for #Roll100. I finished it about a week ago. I really enjoyed it, especially after reading Trespasses so recently. It reminded me of Derry Girls because of the ages of the main characters, but that's probably the only similarity. The language was much more coarse, and the everyday difficulties of these girls were more difficult.

@PuddleJumper

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Two of my March #roll100 titles. My first TJR books. Loved Evelyn Hugo. Daisy Jones, however, did not work for me. Great concept, but it lacked in authenticity.

Working on my last one for the month, Factory Girls.

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 11mo
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Here are my April #roll100 @PuddleJumper . Looking forward to getting some of these off my TBR.

PuddleJumper I keep avoiding Blood of the Elves 😅 11mo
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Certain Dark Things | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I finished this, but I haven't had a chance to get to the post office. I will this weekend! I think some of the author's ideas were really good, but they never became as fleshed out as I had hoped. I did enjoy reading it, and the cover is spot-on for the neon noir concept, which I enjoyed. Thanks for sharing, Kristin!

I really enjoyed this round and everyone's picks! Thanks @Johanna414 @kellyann28 @Readergrrl

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A big improvement over the Bareknuckle Bastards series. Not my favorite MacLean, but enjoyable. Listened to this for February #Roll100. @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 12mo
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Factory Girls | Michelle Gallen
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So some how when I did my #Roll100 I skipped over numbers 36, 42, and 43 🤪. So I'm picking some other books that are close to the numbers. It works out well since I really want to read Daisy Jones before I see the series. My February list isn't going so well, but I think I may be able to knock off just one, for now. Thanks @PuddleJumper for the new numbers!

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 12mo
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It's hard to find two things I love more in pop culture than The Beatles and James Bond, so imagine my excitement when I come across thos book that bri gs the both together. I can't wait to dive in.

TheDaysGoBy Sounds intriguing! Can‘t wait to see your thoughts 🙂 12mo
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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@Readergrrl mailed this yesterday. I think it should arrive by Monday or so. #lmpbc

Readergrrl Yay! 13mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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99% of the time, I dont like the movie version of book covers. I think they should leave well enough alone. I'm not even crazy about the "stickers" they put on that say "Soon to be a movie" etc. ? Anybody else feel the same? ?

TrishB Exactly! 13mo
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Certain Dark Things | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Starting this one today! I still have to mail mine out, hopefully I'll get it in the mail on Friday. Dies the bookmark belong to anyone or does it stay with the book? @Johanna414 @Readergrrl @kellyann28 #lmpbc

Johanna414 It was with the book when I got it from @Readergrrl so I passed it along 13mo
EclecticBookLover Thanks, @Johanna414. That's what I thought, but I just wanted to be sure 😊 13mo
Readergrrl Oh dear, that bookmark was part of gift sent to me. I was using it when I was reading. I‘m so sorry that I forgot it. Do you mind sending it along? 🤦🏼‍♀️ (edited) 13mo
EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl Of course! I can send when I mail the next book tomorrow. 😊 13mo
Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover Thank you so much! I‘ll be sending my book off shortly!! 13mo
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Here are me #Roll100 picks. I'll be doing Heartbreaker as an audio. I'll be glad to get PT-109 off my physical shelf and Practical Magic is on my Kindle, so I've got a nice mix of formats this month.

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper That's great! 13mo
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And with Bombshells finished, I've completed #Roll100 for January. Looking forward to February's numbers!

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Amazing! 13mo
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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A lovely book. I think it's interesting how each of the books I've read for #lmpbc so far have involved found families to one extent or another. Looking forward to the last one! I'll send this off this week @Johanna414 @kellyann28 @Readergrrl

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My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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#Roll100 #96 I gave this a pick because the stories were fun and a nice diversion. However, I'm a little disappointed because I expected a book with a bonus story but essentially got two novellas. Oh well, off my list! @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper That's great! 13mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Well, that's one way to kick off #Roll100. I absolutely devoured this book. Just an incredible roller coaster of a story. @PuddleJumper

elisebarker Ugh. One of my favorite reads of last year!!! 14mo
PuddleJumper Brilliant! 14mo
ETALTON I just finished this as well and roller coaster is a great way to describe it. I have a feeling this will stay on my top ten list for 2023. 14mo
EclecticBookLover @ETALTON This one will definitely stay with me for a while. A very powerful read. 14mo
KCofKaysville @EclecticBookLover I was totally absorbed in it as well. 14mo
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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms | Charlie N. Holmberg
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@Readergrrl this is on its way to you! Mailed it on Friday and should arrive on Thursday or so.

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My Last Duchess | Eloisa James
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Trying to work on my #TBR this year. I think #Roll100 will be a big help. My first three books are the tagged one, Educated, and Bombshells. Good variety for me. Looking forward to upcoming rolls @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Yay! Good luck! 14mo
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Mission accomplished! Last book of the year, and it was fantastic. Very pleased with my reading this year, too ☺️ I don't think I've ever read this many books.

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Trying to squeeze in the tagged book as my final book for 2022. My app says I've got 2 1/2 hours left.

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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A day late, but wrapped up #acaroladay before the end of Christmas. So glad I got to read this this year! Thanks @Linsy for hosting! 😊❄️🎄

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A Story a Day 'til Christmas | Nan Roloff (editor.)
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Not from the version I'm reading, but from Volume Two of the tagged book which I've had for over 30 years 😳. But the scene is from today's stave. I watched A Muppet Christmas Carol, too. #Caroladay

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The two versions of A Christmas Carol I have. I love beautiful looking books like these. Looking forward the #acaroladay buddy read @Linsy 😊

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More lovely cards to hang up 😊 #holidaycardswap

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💌 1y
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All the Christmas cards so far!

BookmarkTavern Wow! 🤩🤩🤩 1y
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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Apparently, it's International Tea Day today. Enjoying some Irish Breakfast in my newest Christmas mug with one of my current reads.😊🫖

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Sending these out today! I'm a bit late, and I need a few more stamps, but I'll be sending the rest out soon! #holidaycardswap

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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Look what came today! Perfect timing, as I just finished up my book and I will send it on Monday hopefully. #lmpbc @Readergrrl @kellyann28 @Johanna414

kellyann28 Yay! 🎉 1y
Johanna414 Nice! I need to finish mine in the next day or two 1y
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My plans for the day. Books, comics, and lots of tea. #lmpbc #sundaybuddyread

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This was awesome! New twists on old origins, a twist in practically every issue. Great artwork. Overall a really fun concept and I can't wait to read more.

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Christmas Cards from the Edge | Jennifer Ashley, Lisa Cach, Naomi Neale
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One of my favorite holiday traditions! Can't wait to start sending out cards. @LibrarianRyan #cardswap

LibrarianRyan Yeahh. thank you for sharing. 1y
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Work is getting in the way of my reading time 🙄. Enjoying this so far, especially Mika. #LMPBC #GroupJ

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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Absolutely loved this! ? Even better than The Ex Hex. I love Sterling's writing. Even though the story is predictable she tends to skirt around annoying tropes making and avoiding "the big miss" in a fresh way. I definitely see myself re-reading these books. Love Graves Glen and especially love Sir Purrcival! Can't wait to read more.

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Among Thieves | M. J. Kuhn
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@kellyann28 @Johanna414 @Readergrrl
Here are the books I'm thinking about.

Johanna414 I've already read Blood of Elves, but the rest sound fun! 1y
kellyann28 I'll read any of the three others also! Secret Society would be my top choice as I've heard nothing but good things about it! 1y
Readergrrl I‘m not familiar with any of them, so I‘m open to whatever you all like best! 1y
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EclecticBookLover @Johanna414 @kellyann28 @Readergrrl I think I'm going to choose The Very Secret Society of Very Irregular Witches. 😊 1y
Johanna414 Can't wait!! 1y
kellyann28 Yay! Very excited for this one! 1y
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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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????? "...an android who runs on tea and disdain" what a great insult! I love this series.

NovelGirl82 This is on my list for this month! I‘m so excited to read it! 1y
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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Been awhile since I did #LMPBC. Looking forward to this round! @suvata

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Settling in for a rainy weekend. Bring it on.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome mug 🖤🧡 1y
EclecticBookLover @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! The Cady appears when you add a hot drink 😊 1y
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@ShyBookOwl thanks for the tag!

1. Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit and Glamour of an Icon
2. Tagged! I love Seven Games. It was a fascinating history of popular games and AI.
3. Shennandoah Calley, VA; Daytona Beach, FL; Sanibel/Captiva, FL.

@aroc tag!

@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

peaKnit Sanibel/Captiva is a favorite for me also. Did you check out Gene‘s Books? It‘s packed! 2y
EclecticBookLover @peaknit yes! Last time I was there they were in the process of opening another building across the street. Such a great place! 2y
Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻📚🗺 2y
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Best start to the weekend.

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Thos weekend's book haul! Lots of books for the beach and some others that have been on my list to own. #bookhaul

tokorowilliamwallace Nice, a Barbara Stanwick bio! In November I found a large print edition of an Old Golden Hollywood bio, too! 13mo
EclecticBookLover @tokorowilliamwallace I was so surprised to find that bio. It's supposed to be part one of two. Hopefully, part two will be published someday. 13mo
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And now for something completely different...

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Enjoying the morning even if I'm not enjoying my book. I'm too far along to stop, but the romance in this really bothers me. It's just not done well. 😕

Linsy This one wasn't my favorite either. I've been curious about the tv show tho... 2y
EclecticBookLover @Linsy I think I might enjoy the show more than the look. The romance seems so juvenile. 2y
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Even though I finished the book today, I'm still considering #marvelousmarch a success for me. Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 ! Looking for to ne t month.

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 2y
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Tagged was a soft pick. Fun moments but somethings started to bother me by the end. Continuing my romance binge with th pictured.

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Late to posting, but I hope to finish 2 books for the #marvelousmarch #redaction.

Loving the tagged one right now.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2y
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