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EvieBee

EvieBee

Joined September 2016

INFj. Dog Mom.📍MO
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EvieBee
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“My baby‘s bothering you?” 🤣🤣

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Pickpick

This was such a cute graphic novel! The author inserts his family into a fictional mystery investigation lead by his wife, an amateur private eye. It‘s “a maternity leave mystery that centers on a new mother in all her post-partum glory.”

Thank you for putting this in my path, @jlhammar ! My library had a copy and it was a delight. #graphicnovel #canada #french

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Tamra Looks adorable! 3d
jlhammar Yay! That's wonderful to hear. Can't wait to dive in! 3d
EvieBee @Tamra It really is! You‘ll love it. 3d
EvieBee @jlhammar Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 3d
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Catherine's War | Julia Billet
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Struggling to hold up my haul for a picture. It‘s a doozy! I‘ve read two of the books pictured. This was part of bookoutlet‘s bogo 50% off on all books. #bookhaul

vivastory 💪📚💪 4d
Tamra I can see why! That‘s a stack! 4d
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EvieBee @vivastory @tamra 10 lbs for sure lol! 4d
LeahBergen Nice! 4d
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Mehso-so

This is totally readable, but I feel like the title is misleading. It‘s more like the “history” of violent faith. I‘m a history buff, but theology is not an area that I care about at all.

I was shaken to the core about all of the crimes committed in this book. It‘s sickening. It‘s rampant. It‘s wrong. If you read, there are triggers for everything you can think of. That being said, I will def be finishing the show! #truecrime #hulu

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rubyslippersreads I read the book years ago, and am really enjoying the series. 4d
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads It is so well done! I can‘t wait for the rest of the episodes. 4d
MicheleinPhilly I‘m reading this now and struggling to stay engaged with the history bits. 3d
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Megabooks This was interesting and sad. 3d
EvieBee @Megabooks Definitely! Are you watching the show? 3d
EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly I know! And it‘s not a small section either—it‘s the whole book! I did those sections on audio with the speed bumped way up! 3d
Megabooks I am not. I am terrible about watching tv! 3d
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EvieBee
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The Hulu show based on this book is amazing! But! I can‘t be waiting around each week for new episodes so I bought the book. It‘s so good!

When the new episodes air tomorrow, I don‘t want to be bothered about anything, so I made this pork chop casserole in advance. 😆😉
#truecrime #currentlyreading

vivastory That casserole looks amazing! 7d
JamieArc I like your line of thinking! 🤣📚 7d
Leftcoastzen That looks Yummy! 7d
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Mel I need to know what you put in that casserole - looks delightful! 7d
sarahbarnes 😂😂😂 7d
EvieBee @vivastory Thank you, Scott! 7d
EvieBee @JamieArc All things bookish, right?! 😂 7d
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 💕 7d
EvieBee @Mel It‘s really easy! I‘m linking the recipe. I added my own extra spices (poultry seasoning, chicken bouillon powder, paprika, onion and garlic powders) and I sautéed some sweet onions in apple cider vinegar. https://40aprons.com/pork-chop-casserole/ 7d
EvieBee @sarahbarnes You agree! 🤣💕 7d
merelybookish I'm impressed! I would resort to frozen pizza.🙂 7d
Bklover Did you put the sautéed onions in the casserole? (This looks yummy!) 7d
EvieBee @merelybookish aww, thanks! I have to be in the mood to cook on the regular. It‘s exhausting! 7d
EvieBee @Bklover Thank you! 💕 I spread them onto the chops before I spread the cream mixture over it. 7d
batsy Excellent and delicious planning! Is this the show starring Andrew Garfield? I'm really keen to watch it but ofc I have to read the book first 😆 7d
Christyco125 A woman after my own ♥️ My patience for episodes has been ruined by Netflix and the book is always better. 6d
Amiable How closely does the show follow the book? I read it a while ago but remembered it as being more nonfiction than a story with a plot. I might have to read it again! 5d
EvieBee @Christyco125 It‘s ruined me too! Even Netflix will release a few Kdrama episodes per week. All I got was one this week. Sigh! 4d
EvieBee @Amiable There are some glaring inconsistencies but I guess it made it more tidy. There is just sooo much info in the book and mostly history of the Mormon faith. 4d
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Mehso-so

I really didn‘t like any of the characters in this book, which made getting through the first half incredibly difficult. But things took a VERY interesting turn, and I was there for it. A little forgettable but very entertaining. #hoopla

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Cathythoughts I agree ! Very entertaining 👍🏻 1w
TheAromaofBooks Pretty much every time I read a Swanson book I wish there was a “WTF“ button for Litsy reviews - books that are compulsively readable but also kind of ridiculous in retrospect 😂 1w
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Yes! Can‘t wait to explore his other stuff. 1w
EvieBee @TheAromaofBooks LOL! Seriously! 1w
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No Title | None
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Can you ever have too many literary mugs? #mugshot

LeahBergen Nope! And this one‘s lovely. 😊 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Definitely not! 1w
Lesliereads Of course not - what a silly question!! 😂🥰 1w
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sarahbarnes Nope! 1w
LKK526 @EvieBee never. 1w
LoverOfLearning Uhm I have none! Definitely a must have! 1w
merelybookish So pretty with all those lovely volumes! 1w
kspenmoll Never ever! 1w
Ruthiella No. It‘s a scientific fact! 😆 1w
youneverarrived Never 😍 1w
EvieBee @LoverOfLearning Oh no! You need at least one, for sure. I‘ve found some nice ones at the Hallmark Store. 1w
LKK526 @EvieBee 👍😀 1w
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Otto‘s first tulips! He loves to stroll the small town garden with me and whatever I‘m reading at that moment.

UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 2w
EvieBee @UwannaPublishme 😊🫶🏼 2w
Tamra Love that neon! 2w
EvieBee @Tamra Thank you, Tamra! 💕 1w
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“Our country, despite concerted efforts from strong and vocal people, continues to suffer from an even larger collective problem of overlooking, excusing, or otherwise dehumanizing violence against women and marginalized people.” —Kathryn Miles, Trailed

A chilling look into violence against women who dare to explore the outdoors alone. As a lover of hiking and camping, it does give cause for concern about my next excursion. #truecrime

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Amiable As an aside—I love your bookshelves! They look so deep. Where did you get them? 2w
EvieBee @Amiable Thank you! They can fit three rows of books. I got them at IKEA. They will last you forever! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome shelves!! 2w
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EvieBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, Misty! 2w
LKK526 @EvieBee love my ikea bookshelves. Want more. Your look 👍 2w
EvieBee @LKK526 They‘re great! I first had them in espresso 15 years ago! 😊 2w
LKK526 @EvieBee I have so many books I need a second house! 2w
EvieBee @LKK526 For sure!! Mine are fit to bust right now even after a huge cull. 1w
LKK526 @EvieBee same here. A blessing and a curse! 1w
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I am all set to start this highly anticipated collection of #essays . I loved YOU‘LL GROW OUT OF IT so much! #currentlyreading

mcipher I‘ve heard such good things about this and loved the excerpt I read! 2w
Megabooks Great picture! 2w
EvieBee @mcipher I was already laughing at Ali Wong‘s blurb on the back. Should mean I‘ll be in for howling laughs. (edited) 2w
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EvieBee @Megabooks Thanks, Meg! 2w
DivineDiana Agree with @Megabooks! And howling laughs sounds wonderful! ❤️ 2w
EvieBee @DivineDiana Thank you, Diana! 2w
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Pickpick

I really, really enjoyed this book; now I have a whole new series to get wrapped up in. I‘ve only read Hill‘s literary memoir, HOWARD‘S END IS ON THE LANDING. She is a gifted writer!
This translates into a very literary police procedural that is more about each of the characters, including the victims, than it is about the actual murders. More please! Thank you @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader for recommending! #hoopla

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Glad you liked it! 2w
EvieBee @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Already checked out the next book in the series! 🤓 2w
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader @EvieBee haha, watch out, it's quite a long series ;) You'll be booked for quite a while! 2w
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Found a bookstore in the town we vacay‘d in. I laughed when asked if I wanted a box instead of a bag. #bookhaul

Ruthiella Nice haul! 👍 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 Perfect! 2w
EvieBee @LeahBergen That‘s my biggest in store haul of new books! Can‘t resist a buy 3 for $20 sale! 😂 2w
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EvieBee @Ruthiella Thank you! After I got home I realized it was all nonfiction! I‘ve grown lol 😂 2w
MaGoose 🤣 Such a nice, big book haul 👌 2w
EvieBee @MaGoose Thank you, Jane! 🫶🏼 2w
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I thought this would be perfect for a weekend cabin retreat.

“They must have been followed. That‘s the thought I return to after all these years…”

#currentlyreading #truecrime

Soubhiville Yikes! You‘re braver than me, I could tread that while staying in the woods! 3w
LeahBergen Eek! That‘s perfect. 😆 3w
EvieBee @Soubhiville The only reason I can is because it‘s a cute little cabin community. If it was isolated, no way lol! 3w
EvieBee @LeahBergen Ultra creep factor! Lol! 3w
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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I treated myself to another #folio edition after finishing Miss Marple‘s story collection. This was my first and favorite Pym novel. #bookmail

jlhammar Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love this book! My first Pym too. I've since read and also loved Quartet in Autumn and Jane & Prudence. Need to decide which Pym to read next. 3w
batsy Oh, lovely! 😍 I love this book. 3w
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squirrelbrain Lovely cover! ❤️ 3w
LeahBergen I have this edition, too. I love the little tea service on the cover! 😊 3w
EvieBee @jlhammar I have quite a few to go! I remember randomly picking this up at the library off the “librarian recommendations” shelf wondering hmmm. Not my usual fare but I‘ll see. Lol! (edited) 3w
EvieBee @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Thank you 😊💕 3w
EvieBee @batsy Thank you! It‘s so good, right? 3w
EvieBee @squirrelbrain Thank you 💕 3w
EvieBee @LeahBergen One of my favorite things about it! Oh, and the color is stunning. 3w
quietjenn Oh, that's just lovely! I really think I need to revisit this one. 3w
EvieBee @quietjenn Thank you! I love Mildred so much in it. She‘s really funny. 3w
Ruthiella Beautiful edition! 😍 3w
CarolynM Lovely😍 I think I need to get this edition too. 3w
EvieBee @Ruthiella Thank you! ☺️❤️ 3w
EvieBee @CarolynM I think you need a copy, too! The illustrations are lovely. 💕💕 3w
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His and Hers | Alice Feeney
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“We rarely deserve the lives we lead. We pay for them however we can, be it with money, guilt, or regret.”

Ugh. So good. That plot twist came out of nowhere! My heart rate is still elevated. ?

*I didn‘t want to stop listening to the audiobook so I took out my coloring books. I really missed #audiocoloring ! #hoopla

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Nute Fun! So bright and colorful. Nice set of colored pencils. 4w
EvieBee @Nute Thank you, Kimberly! 💙💚 4w
ladym30 Love your coloring! Such beautiful colors!❤️ 3w
EvieBee @ladym30 Thank you, Maryanne! Hoping to finish it up soon. 💙 3w
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“There is a great deal of wickedness in village life. I hope you dear young people will never realize how very wicked the world is.” —Miss Marple

Finally finished this book of mystery stories and I loved it! I adore Miss Marple even more. I think I‘m ready to go through her books in chronological order now.

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Leftcoastzen Awww , pretty photo! 1mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Thank you, Linda! 🫶🏼 1mo
batsy Love the photo! I had the urge to watch some of the Marple TV episodes starring Geraldine McEwan and had the luck of finding them on YouTube. Now I feel like reading all of the Marple books at once 😆 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely edition! 💖 1mo
EvieBee @batsy That is awesome, Batsy! She‘s so cozy, right? If you get the chance, try watching the ones with Joan Hickson. They‘re so nostalgic I could scream! 😩🤣 1mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, Jessie! 💕🫶🏼 (edited) 1mo
Linsy Love that cover!! 🧡 1mo
batsy @EvieBee Oh, yes! I love Joan Hickson in the role so much and the show was really well done 💖 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @EvieBee I‘ve been watching a lot of the Poirot series recently, starring David Suchet. I‘m surprised I was still baffled by the murders even though I‘ve read the books, but that was a long time ago 😄. Maybe now I should continue with the Marple series..☺️ (edited) 1mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @EvieBee Aaah yes to David Suchet's Poirot! So good! 🤩 I'm glad there's so many episodes, it feels like I'll never run out even though I've probably watched them all over the years lol (and yes, continually surprised by the solutions though I've read it before 😂) 1mo
EvieBee @Linsy Thank you, Linsy! 🥰 1mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I started watching Poirot too last year. It was sooo much better than I remembered. I allowed myself an episode daily for anxiety lol! Because there are way more Poirot stories and novels I decided to start with Miss Marple and complete the whole lot. (edited) 1mo
StaceGhost Yes to all of this! We received the Poirot box set as a wedding gift and it‘s our favorite comfort watch ❤️ we also just finished the McEwan and just started the Hickson series! 1mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost That is an awesome wedding present! I‘m hoping someone will make a series of the Marple short stories like they did for Poirot. 🫶🏼❤️ 1mo
StaceGhost @EvieBee that would be so good! Or at least, I hope it would lol I did not like the new poirot movies at all 1mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost So I resisted watching them because I‘m a purist but I did watch The Nile. Not a huge fan but I loved the attention to detail with clothing and surroundings. Not sure if I‘ll watch the others. 1mo
Bookzombie I haven‘t watched read all of her books, but I have watched the Geraldine McEwan/Julia McKenzie series and enjoyed it. Not a Marple, but I just finished Hugh Laurie‘s new Why Didn‘t They Ask Evans? production and really enjoyed it too. 4w
EvieBee @Bookzombie Those are good! And I just saw that pop up on Amazon or Hulu, can‘t remember but I might have to watch that! I enjoyed the 80s version so I imagine it should be good! 4w
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Pickpick

Will you cry your eyes out? Probably. Is it worth it? Yes.

Bloom writes about the love of her life, and having to say goodbye to him after thirteen years of marriage. Unconventional because she‘s decided to support his decision for assisted suicide in Zurich before Alzheimer‘s claims his ability to choose.

Beautifully written. Thank you, @Amiable for the recommendation!

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Amiable I‘m so glad you liked it! It was definitely an emotional read. (edited) 1mo
EvieBee @Amiable Definitely! Although she made me laugh quite a few times. I did audio and ebook and she read it so well. (edited) 1mo
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Today‘s #bookmail makes me so happy! This booksleeve arrived with it, and it actually fits inside! All 700 pages of it!

purple_takkies That is gorgeous 1mo
EvieBee @purple_takkies Thank you! It‘s a bookbeau sleeve, in case you‘d like one for your collection. 🥰😉 1mo
JazzFeathers What s beautiful booksleeve!!!! 1mo
EvieBee @JazzFeathers Thank you, Sarah! 💕 1mo
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This was excellent! Although this is about a private investigator revisiting her past via a case, it reminded me a lot of THE FACT OF A BODY. I loved this one more because it was so literary but still down-to-earth. I learned so much; it was also expertly edited. #truecrime

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Christine Ooh! You're making me even more eager to get to this one. 1mo
EvieBee @Christine It was so good! I did both audio and ebook. I hope you like it. ☺️ 1mo
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Pickpick

Yes! This is what I was craving! Perfect for mystery thriller week.

“Why does everything need to be a list? What compels us to do that? It was something I‘d been doing ever since I became an obsessed reader…”

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kspenmoll 💕 1mo
Andrea313 Swoon! Looks perfect! 1mo
StaceGhost Yes! This! 1mo
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Suet624 I can only imagine green grass right now. 💕 1mo
EvieBee @Andrea313 Thank you! An unexpectedly warm day after a cold front. 1mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost 🤗❤️ 1mo
EvieBee @Suet624 I can only imagine! We‘ve had crazy weather lately. 1mo
kremi Such a wonderful setting! Book, green grass and only the sounds of nature! A real joy! 💚📚🌸 1mo
EvieBee @kremi I definitely got my vitamin D in for the day! 🤣 1mo
LKK526 I loved this book. His latest”Nine Lives” is just as good (edited) 1mo
EvieBee @LKK526 I‘m looking forward to reading that soon! I won an advanced readers copy a few months ago and really need to get to it! 1mo
LKK526 @eviebee😃📚 (edited) 1mo
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scoun·drel /ˈskoundrəl/ : a dishonest or unscrupulous person; a rogue.

“This is a man with extraordinary intelligence, sensitivity and perceptive capacity, and he uses all of this to get around people. And if there are three things that we know about Mr. Smith, he‘s antisocial, he‘s manipulative, and he‘s extremely dangerous.” —Richard Neely, San Diego Prosecutor

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jlhammar Such a crazy story! Great read. 1mo
EvieBee @jlhammar So crazy! Had never heard of him before this. 1mo
aa_guer2021 🙃🙃🫣🫣😧😮💀 (reaction to premise) 1mo
EvieBee @aa_guer2021 I know, right?!? 1mo
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“The world is peaceful only when everyone has enough to eat.” —Momofuku Ando

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#picturebook

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I don‘t know why it took me so long to finally read this! A delightful read that touched on the sweet and bittersweet moments in life. I appreciated the smallness of the towns and characters and the big heart of it all.
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StaceGhost Oh man! I loved this book too! It made me want to cook all my favorites & then eat them all lol 2mo
jlhammar Loved this one! Had to make some peanut butter bars after reading it. Also loved The Lager Queen of Minnesota. Hope we get a new book from him soon! 2mo
kspenmoll I read this while I was visiting my sister in Omaha & loved it! Perfect for NE although not technically “midwest.” 2mo
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EvieBee @StaceGhost Yes! I wanted comfort food after this. 2mo
EvieBee @jlhammar I really want to make those! 2mo
EvieBee @kspenmoll I know exactly what you mean! I think it‘s perfect. 2mo
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Meet the newest member of our family. This is little Otto from Indiana! He plays percussion. The family band is all together now. #otto

Oryx Otto ❤️❤️ 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Awwww puppy! Hi Otto 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
Christine Awww!! 😍 Congrats! 2mo
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Tamra Cutie!! 💗 2mo
squirrelbrain So cute! ❤️❤️ 2mo
Gissy Beautiful Otto! Hi!🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
jlhammar What a sweetheart! Congratulations! 2mo
Darklunarose What an adorable little Baby 2mo
TheBookHippie How darling! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Oh my goodness! So cute! 2mo
zezeki So much cuteness! ❤️❤️ 2mo
Jas16 So adorable! 2mo
BiblioLitten Ahhdorable!! 🥺🥺💕 2mo
quietjenn Adorbs! 😍 2mo
Daisey So cute! 2mo
kspenmoll Adorable! 2mo
MaureenMc 🥰 2mo
LeahBergen Ohhhh! Hello, Otto. 🥰 2mo
BarbaraBB Cute 🥰 2mo
batsy Hi, Otto! 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh my god ! What a darling ❤️ 2mo
Megabooks So sweet!! 🤩🤩 2mo
BookwormM What a cutie 2mo
MamaGina Adorable! 🐾 2mo
readordierachel Aww, yay! 2mo
Simona 😍😍😍 2mo
EvieBee ******Thank you, everyone! For whatever reason, unable to tag everyone!***** 2mo
DivineDiana Congratulations! So sweet! ❤️ 2mo
rubyslippersreads Even my cats think he‘s adorable. 😽 2mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 My heart!!! 😍 2mo
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Besties: Work It Out | Kayla Miller, Jeffrey Canino
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I always have way too much fun with the Click series, featuring Olive. But guess what? Now I don‘t have to wait a year for a new graphic novel! Miller‘s started a new series within the Click world that feature some of Olive‘s other classmates. This one was a real treat! I got to know more about Beth and Chanda. Can‘t wait for the next installment!
#graphicnovel #middlegrade

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readordierachel The art looks really cute! 2mo
EvieBee @readordierachel It is! I think you‘d like the series. 2mo
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This is definitely a pick, but with caveats. If you‘re okay with an ending that can‘t be proven then this is the book for you.

It‘s incredibly heartbreaking. I slowly tandem read and listened to this for THREE weeks because it‘s intense. Many people say…what could you do? It was wartime. But is that enough? Is self-preservation ever justification for betrayal? I think nots. ? #truecrime

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Tamra Raises all kinds of thought provoking questions! 2mo
EvieBee @Tamra It does! I enjoyed it immensely but my husband, who was listening to my rants throughout, said he couldn‘t handle all the leads fizzling out. That‘s what I liked most! It‘s a puzzle. 2mo
Tamra @EvieBee indeed, that‘s the hook! 2mo
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Living with Viola | Rosena Fung
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This was an insightful #middlegrade #graphicnovel about mental illness (anxiety and panic disorder). It was handled so well by the author and was semi autobiographical. I remember feeling the same way at 11! Will resonate with readers of all ages. Like the author, I‘m STILL a big fan of plushies and other “toys.”

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LRC8xNy-HeI

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This book has consumed me for the past week. It‘s a beautiful story that touches on the many difficulties women endured to participate in the Olympics. It sent me down so many rabbit holes. I was incensed a lot of the time, but so happy to learn about these often forgotten trailblazers. I definitely need to watch the documentaries the author recommended. Can‘t wait to read more of her work! #hoopla

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kspenmoll Perfect timing with the Winter Olympics ending today. I love watching them. 3mo
EvieBee @kspenmoll I had a goal this year to read at least one of her backlist titles before her new one comes out in spring. But you‘re so right, the timing was perfect! I had more of an appreciation for the games. (edited) 3mo
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“Living people turned up quickly. Dead people took their time...“
I really liked this historical read; I love going into a book knowing absolutely nothing about it. If you're looking for a fast-paced thriller, this is definitely not it. Makes me wonder at its being a Reese pick. It hit the right notes for me, as I've been especially nit-picky about what I'm in the mood for. Great narrator on the audio edition!
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Cinfhen Pretty pic 💖 3mo
EvieBee @Cinfhen Thanks, Cindy! 3mo
Cinfhen And I also really enjoyed this book. I thought the author captured the right spirit/ tone for the era 🥰 3mo
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EvieBee @Cinfhen I agree! It really transported me. 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely post 💫 3mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Thank you, Cathy! 3mo
janeycanuck I just started this last night. Have you read the Marie Benedict? 3mo
BiblioLitten Not reading the blurb or description about a book before reading it gives it a whole new dimension! I discovered that I actually enjoyed books more this way. 🙂 3mo
EvieBee @janeycanuck It‘s sitting on my shelf! An impulse buy from a Sam‘s run, lol! I just love Agatha so I will read anything about her. I think I‘ll try to get to it this month while this book is fresh in my mind. 💕 3mo
EvieBee @BiblioLitten Right?! It‘s a really satisfying experience. I saw this on the new books on order at the library and without knowing what it was about placed a hold on the audio and physical copies. 3mo
kspenmoll Love your photo & review! 3mo
EvieBee @kspenmoll Thank you, Katherine! 💕 3mo
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Humphrey sends his TGIF greetings!

SRWCF Gorgeous pup AND bookcase! 3mo
Soubhiville Everything about this photo is beautiful! I could see this in a magazine. Hi Humphrey! 3mo
keithmalek I love Great Danes and wish I had one! 3mo
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readordierachel Hello Humphrey! Lovely picture 😍 3mo
kspenmoll Beautiful dog & beautiful room! 3mo
squirrelbrain Hi Humphrey! Loving the shelves too! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Happy Friday, Humphrey!!! 🥰 3mo
AmyG Humphrey looks like a very good boy! 3mo
JamieArc Wow! What a handsome fella! 3mo
sarahbarnes SO handsome! 😍 3mo
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶 3mo
AlaMich He‘s very regal in that photo! 3mo
wanderinglynn How handsome he is! ❤️🐶 3mo
Tamra Sweet pic! I hear Danes are couch potatoes? 3mo
GondorGirl Humphrey is PERFECT! 🥰 3mo
DivineDiana I love everything about this picture! ❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen Hello, Humphrey! 3mo
Sapphire Gorgeous pup, gorgeous shelves! 3mo
ladym30 Humphrey is stunning!❤️ 3mo
batsy Hello, Humphrey! 😍 Gorgeous photo! 3mo
Megabooks Handsome!! 3mo
Simona Humphrey is very handsome❣️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous photo! Love everything in this photo! 3mo
Leftcoastzen 👏🐶 3mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful space filled with beautiful things ♥️ 3mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen @BiblioLitten Thank you! 🤗💕 3mo
Nute Humphrey is a beautiful dog! I love this photo!🐶💜 3mo
EvieBee @Nute Thank you so much, Kim! 🤗💕 3mo
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I finally finished a book! It's been a long, flu fueled couple of weeks but this book and puzzle were good company. I love #truecrime books about poison, and this one didn't get too bogged down in the science aspect of it. Lots of Agatha Christie quotes!

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#audiopuzzling

AmyG Hope you are feeling better. 3mo
EvieBee @AmyG Thank you, Amy! I'm feeling much better. I forgot how awful the flu can be. 3mo
RaeLovesToRead I've got this puzzle 💕 It's amazing! 3mo
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EvieBee @RaeLovesToRead It was so fun to work on! I ended up ordered three more in this series. I have a problem, lol! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Glad you are feeling better 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @EvieBee Ooh which did you order??? I'm a huge puzzle fan - especially Ravensburger & Gibsons 😊 3mo
janeycanuck Gorgeous puzzle! 3mo
EvieBee @Chrissyreadit Thank you, Chrissy! 💕 3mo
EvieBee @RaeLovesToRead Those are fab brands! I got the rest of Masterpieces‘s Inside Out series: Fields Department Store, City Living, Sophia‘s Dollhouse, Medieval Castle. I‘m still looking for B&T Brewery 🤓 3mo
EvieBee @janeycanuck Thank you, Janey! 💕 It‘s called Waldon ‘s Manor House in case you‘re interested. (edited) 3mo
DivineDiana I love this puzzle! Just added to my Wishlist! ❤️ 3mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Yay! It was a delight to work on! 3mo
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“In the end, we can never know everything about our families or the mystery of how we got here. It might just be enough to linger over the photographs and letters, to remember the stories we‘ve heard and pass them on. And one day…we will find in ourselves, a gift we hadn‘t noticed before, bestowed by our mishpocheh, those tenacious, loving people who knew we were worthy from the very beginning.”
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#ya #graphicnovel #WWII

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“It‘s funny about photography, isn‘t it? The entire medium is founded on the instant. If you allow the shutter to be open for even a few seconds, the image goes black. We think of our lives as a sequence of actions, an accumulation of accomplishments, a fluid articulation of style and opinion. And yet, in that one sixteenth of a second, a photograph can wreak such havoc.”

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catebutler I have had this book sitting on my shelf for ages! I need to get to it, ASAP!! 4mo
Cathythoughts @catebutler I‘m the same ...on my shelf for ages. 🙈 4mo
jlhammar One of my favorites! 4mo
EvieBee @catebutler @Cathythoughts It was the same for me, but I decided to just try one chapter and I couldn‘t stop! The language is so rich and the world he created so vivid. 4mo
EvieBee @jlhammar Ugh, it‘s so good! I had no idea. I can definitely see myself rereading this next year. 4mo
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The hubs asked for pancakes after same day surgery this morning. These lemon ricotta variety didn‘t disappoint! I‘m in-between books at the moment but had the trusty #kindle on the table.

Kappadeemom 😋 4mo
EvieBee @Kappadeemom They were 😩 so good! 4mo
Librariana Lemon ricotta pancakes sound *divine*! 4mo
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EvieBee @Librariana They were! I‘m looking for a recipe as we speak. 🙃 4mo
Megabooks Ah yeah. Great choice after all that fasting! I hope he‘s okay. 4mo
BookwormM They look so good lucky hubs 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace With the ricotta sounds so good! I top my protein pancakes with cottage cheese, dried coconut shavings, hemp seeds, and then whatever else is available that week (also for multi-grain oatmeal mix-ins). 4mo
EvieBee @Megabooks That fasting is killer! 🤗 4mo
EvieBee @tokorowilliamwallace That sounds fabulous! 4mo
tpixie Yummy! So pretty 4mo
tpixie Hope he is dining well! 4mo
EvieBee @tpixie Thank you! He is healing up nicely. ♥️ 4mo
tpixie @EvieBee oh good! ❤️‍🩹 4mo
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This is my second Goenawan book; I love the slow, reflective quality of her writing. Like RAINBIRDS, this book also revolves around a central character whose suicide or murder leaves a mystery for loved ones to piece together.

The 80s Tokyo setting was great, and the rich characters were a delight. Although we know how the story ends, it still managed to surprise. Looking forward to her next book, WATERSONG. #japan #hoopla

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quietjenn Sounds really interesting! 4mo
EvieBee @quietjenn I just love her writing! 4mo
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Silent Parade | Keigo Higashino
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This book was so good and worth the wait! As always, I would have never guessed the ending. I started the book and this puzzle last night and here I am. Book finished and puzzle nearly done. This is addicting. Also David Shih is one of my all time favorite narrators. Swoon. #japan #audiopuzzling

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BarbaraBB Love both! 5mo
EvieBee @BarbaraBB It‘s the best combination! 😄♥️ 5mo
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Black Dahlia | Rick Geary
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I discovered Geary in 2008 and I went through all of his graphic #truecrime books. They‘re so unique and I love his illustrations. Didn‘t realize he was still adding to this series.
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What a weird, delightful little book of stories! I can‘t remember the last time I read a book chockful of magical realism. Kawakami wrote these interlinking stories with such a straight face that by the end I was halfway convinced that this town and its folk really did exist! Also, incredibly funny! Laugh out loud funny. #japan

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BarbaraBB Just bought this one too. #coverlove 5mo
sarahbarnes Oooh, I‘ll have to check this one out! 5mo
EvieBee @BarbaraBB That cover is amazing! 5mo
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EvieBee @sarahbarnes I hope you like it! 5mo
Megabooks I saw this on Instagram but was on the fence. Stacking now. 5mo
EvieBee @Megabooks I hope you like it! I saw it on YouTube last year and have been patiently waiting for its release here. 5mo
ju.ca.no Oooh I need to read this!! 5mo
EvieBee @ju.ca.no These stories are great and less than 3 pages a piece. 5mo
ju.ca.no @EvieBee Sounds good! I love her books!💙 5mo
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I loved this book. I wish everyone could read it! It‘s a very funny but touching #memoir about growing up in #Russia during the Cold War. Lots of drawings and doodles that touch on the Soviet experience from a Jewish angle. I‘ve already ordered a copy to keep. Reminds me a lot of the book tagged ⬇️. #middlegrade

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EvieBee @Suet624 I saw your review of A Backpack, a Bear…and I think this is a must-read for you. Definitely. 5mo
Suet624 Oh, thank you for the recommendation! I‘ll start hunting for it. 5mo
EvieBee @Suet624 You‘re welcome! I can‘t wait until you two meet. 💕 5mo
Suet624 😍😍😍 5mo
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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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“If you want to be a successful con artist like me, you‘ve got to listen to your hunches. Follow those hunches as far as they‘ll take you.” —Lucky

Lucky is definitely a plucky, lovable grifter fallen on hard times. This reminded me of Curly Sue with a twist of Sidney Sheldon‘s IF TOMORROW COMES. Also, she‘s well read. I‘ll be checking out Lucia Berlin and Joan Didion thanks to her.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Liz_M Lucia Berlin writes some amazing, gritty short stories. I loved the tagged. 5mo
EvieBee @Liz_M I‘ll be checking that out of the library. Thank you! ♥️ For some reason I thought those were new stories. Didn‘t realize the anthology was put together posthumously. 5mo
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I completed my 2021 challenge today! I didn‘t really have the mental clarity to read regularly until June of this year. We had so many major life changes! But it‘s thanks to my library and jumping fully back into mysteries and thrillers that I love reading again!

kplovesbooks This is a fantastic achievement!! I met mine as well but it was only set at 25. 5mo
EvieBee @kplovesbooks Yay!! Twenty-five is fabulous! 🎉🙌🏼 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
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Suet624 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
kplovesbooks @EvieBee Thank you! And some were chunksters so there's that. 😂😂 5mo
fredthemoose Congrats!! 5mo
Ms_Ashley Congratulations!!! 5mo
BiblioLitten 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
Ruthiella Congratulations! 🥳🥂🍾 5mo
Reggie Congrats!!! 5mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! Books are the best medicine! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 5mo
BarbaraBB I am happy for you - and us! 5mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 5mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
EvieBee @Megabooks @bookbabe 🤗♥️ (edited) 5mo
BookBabe Great job, congratulations! 🙌🏻😃 5mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 5mo
EvieBee @Bookzombie Thank you, Margie! 💕 5mo
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This started off as a sleepy, domestic mystery. It gradually picked up
so much speed that I had to finish it in two sittings. It wasn't sloppy,
overly dramatic, or hollow in its depictions. Surprisingly very PG rated,
which I found refreshing after some heavier reads. Highly recommend.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

Aims42 I was amazed to learn this was a debut for the author! Outstanding!! 5mo
EvieBee @Aims42 It really was! And the plot twists were believable. 5mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Yes, totally believable 👍🏻 Hope she continues writing 5mo
Cathythoughts Great review! Im going to investigate this one 👍🏻 5mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Thank you, Cathy! 5mo
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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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I saw the new JULIA documentary
at an independent theater last week.
It was soooo good! The material is
gleaned from all the biographies written in
the last 15 years.
Highly recommend! And now to get to
all those books! The tagged book is
the only one I‘ve read thus far.

https://youtu.be/aon49topYHo

tpixie Sounds so good! Can‘t find it near me 😒 5mo
EvieBee @tpixie I keep checking to see when it will be for sale, but nothing thus far. 5mo
tpixie @EvieBee I will too ( adorable puppy 🐶) 5mo
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EvieBee @tpixie Thank you! ♥️ 5mo
EvieBee @tpixie Julia‘s available to rent! I added it to my watchlist because I have a feeling it‘ll be for sale in another month or so. https://www.amazon.com/Julia-Jos%C3%A9-Andr%C3%A9s/dp/B09MZPRTSW (edited) 5mo
tpixie @EvieBee awesomeness thanks 😊 5mo
tpixie I started listening to the book today!! I‘m going to tell my sister to read it and then when I visit her at the end of January we can watch the movie 🎥! 5mo
EvieBee @tpixie That sounds like a perfect plan! I know you‘ll enjoy this book. I also took it in on audio and it was great! 5mo
tpixie @EvieBee 🥳😊♥️ 5mo
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This book was so thoroughly researched, but still easy to read. I enjoyed it immensely (as much as one can with books like this). I found it incredibly informative, but dark and depressing. Creeped me out!

In hindsight, so many lives could have been spared had police forces not botched the investigation. What‘s worse is that to this day, they fail to acknowledge it. #truecrime #hoopla

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

LeahBergen I have a different book on this case that I‘ve been meaning to get to for ages! 5mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen Yes! That one comes highly recommended. And it‘s a chunkster, too! Nice. 5mo
LeahBergen I know! I ordered it without looking at the page count and gasped when it arrived. 🤣 5mo
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At 50%, I was really annoyed. I hate repetition. It makes me feel like the author doesn‘t trust me to put things together on my own. But! I was invested enough to find out if I was right about the ending. I actually guessed most of the plot twists, but the ones I didn‘t gave me whiplash. I think we‘ve all had that toxic friendship (or several) that we desperately wanted to end, but then found filled some unidentified need. Spot on!

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My little stack of goodness from a #littlefreelibrary yesterday. #bookhaul

LeslieO I just finished the Osman, it‘s soooo good. 💜❤️🧡 6mo
EvieBee @leslieo I can‘t believe it but I found both books in the series in the same Free Little Library in pristine condition! I‘ve been saving them for a perfect day but I need to seriously read them now. Is that a sign or what? I just know they‘re going to be perfect. (edited) 6mo
BrittanyReads Great finds!!! 6mo
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Magpiegem That is an excellent book haul!! 6mo
LeahBergen You‘re so lucky! 😮 6mo
Cathythoughts Very nice finds 👍🏻💫 6mo
BiblioLitten 😍😍 6mo
EvieBee @BiblioLitten ♥️♥️ 6mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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This book is amazing! I understand why it has received so many awards and is recommended for fans of WONDER. Funny, touching and anger inducing.
I‘ve had this in my Kindle library since July of 2014! I was prompted to move on it when I saw that a long awaited sequel was released this month. Great on audio as well! Sequel tagged ⬇️. #middlegrade

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Definitely a slow burn, even for Higashino who is loveably long winded. This was my second attempt to get through this one, and I was mostly motivated to finish because book 4 in the series comes out in December. Five years is a long time to wait! I recommend reading until the end because everything, everything comes together on the last page. Book 4 tagged ⬇️. #hoopla #japan

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erzascarletbookgasm I am looking forward to read the new book 👍 6mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm Me too! It sounds like it takes a darker turn from the previous books. 6mo
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The Black Echo: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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After finishing the latest Bosch and Ballard novel, I figured I should get to know Bosch from the beginning.
I ♥️ him, and his experiences in the Vietnam War really came to the fore when he‘s called to the scene of a suspicious death. Connelly lead me down a rabbit hole about “tunnel rats” and the LAPD in the early 90s. Quite a read! Lots to be said about PTSD and its debilitating effects.

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TrishB You have treats in store! 6mo
EvieBee @TrishB I can‘t wait! 6mo
DivineDiana I have always loved this David Hopper painting, but had never noticed “Phillies” painted at the top of the building. This has sparked my curiosity! Also decided that I should try a Harry Bosch book too! (edited) 6mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana I‘ve never known the name of this painting until I read this book. It‘s a lovely painting. I‘m so glad you‘re going to try Bosch. It‘s a bit heavy but the payoff seems worthwhile. 6mo
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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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This was an insane trip! The ending blew me away. Wow.

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OriginalCyn620 I hope I can make a really good dent in this tomorrow. And now I can‘t wait to see how it ends! 6mo
EvieBee @OriginalCyn620 I‘m so excited for you! Also, I have no nails left to bite lol! 6mo
Ms_Ashley Interested! 6mo
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EvieBee @Ms_Ashley So good! 6mo
Ms_Ashley I think I‘ll pick it up today…it will be my vacation read 🤔 6mo
EvieBee @Ms_Ashley I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 6mo
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