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The New Husband | D.J. Palmer
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Start out w/a cliff hanging mystery, what happened to Glen? Forward to an interesting new family dynamic Nina (Glen‘s wife) moves to a new house w/ her kids, & Simon. Simon is not only Nina‘ s new beau, also a history teacher in Maggie‘s school, awkward much?A bit of a slow burn, makes the build up well worth the investment. The story gets going things get crazy good, you'll devour the pages. Fans of domestic fiction & thrillers will equally enjoy

SilversReviews Great review....this is a slow burn with an ending that had me “yelling” at the characters. 😊 2y
GripLitGrl @SilversReviews thank you. I definitely hear ya about wanting to yell at the characters 😄 2y
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CarolynM Hello👋 I've missed seeing you around here. Hope all is well. 2y
robinb Hope all is well, Marianne! 💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you are ok!!! Miss you! 2y
CrowCAH As I write this on 10/30/2020, it‘s you‘re birthday; hope it‘s a great one! 📚 2y
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A wonderful emotional story about an unbreakable bond & life journey between a boy & his dog.
No family story is complete without its share of troubles and/or drama. The narration of a teenager Toby & his dog Buddy. The story flows back & forth between the past & present.
It‘s a touching story that I found to be a great quick read definitely worth reading.
I recieved a copy of this book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Happy Pub Day🎉. While this is not my favorite book by the authors it's definitely great read nonetheless. It wasn't a non stop page turner for me but once the pace of the story picked up it was hard to put down until all the pieces of this twisted tale made sense.
Full review: https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2020/03/02/you-are-not-alone-by-greer-hendricks...

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each chapter is in essay form, a great read I ended up reading the whole book over a weekend.
This book has various chapters on topics varying from the #MeToo movement to Adam Sandler movies. Lindy West manages to take on serious topics while adding humor in them. She Has a voice that I that I find relatable & universal.
My full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/the-witches-are-coming-by-lindy-west...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! How are you?! ❤️ 3y
GripLitGrl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey I've been doing ok. Hope you've been doing good❤ 3y
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Fix Her Up: A Novel | Tessa Bailey
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Happy Valentine's Day!💘
See any of your fave romcom reads here?

No matter if your going out to celebrate tonight, staying in for a low key date night at home like my hubby & I, or if it's just another Friday for you I hope it's the start of a great weekend for you!

#ValentinesDay #romcomreads

InBooksILive I love Meg Cabot's and Helen Hoang's books. I read Waiting for Tom Hanks recently too and enjoyed it as well. 3y
GripLitGrl @InBooksILive 🙌Glad you enjoyed them. I've been getting more into this genre lately & I've been happy with my reads so far 3y
wanderinglynn I read Don‘t You Forget About Me & enjoyed it. 👍🏻 3y
Crazeedi Happy Valentine's day!!💕💕 3y
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Horror genre but it‘s not horrifying rather dark & twisted with a balance of humor & wit. I had quite a book hangover after reading this one, btwn supernatural elements, Christmasland, and terminology of inscapes, strong creatives, & a knife all are quite fascinating. Hill writes seriously creepy kids, a great villain, some bad ass female characters. I was hooked all the way till the last sentence.

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 3y
GripLitGrl @TrishB 🙌for sure! 3y
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The Poison Garden | A. J. Banner
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The Poison Garden was my final read in 2019. It was a perfect length at 194 pages

Fans of the unreliable narrator will really enjoy this one. It's a real page turner full of twist that keeps the suspense building throughout the story. I found myself trusting none of the characters almost everyone is a suspect.

The ending leaves the reader satisfied all the loose ends tied up nicely in under 200 pages.

MrBook Great review and fabulous pic!!! 3y
GripLitGrl @MrBook Thank you☺ 3y
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It's New Year's Day! | Richard Sebra
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Wishing You A Happy & Healthy, Book Filled New Year! Cheers to 2020🎉

#happynewyear2020 #newdecade
#newyearsday #neilgaimanquote

MoonWitch94 Happy New Year! 3y
umbrellagirl Lovely sentiment. Happy new year! 3y
Crazeedi Happy 2020!!🎉🎉 3y
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Holiday!❄⛄🎁
Merry Christmas Eve🎄🎅

Thought I'd share a photo of my Charlie Manx Ornament that I recieved from BookCon this year.

✌❤📚

CoffeeAndABook Merry Christmas Eve to you 🌟🎄💫 3y
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The Dead Girls Club | Damien Walters
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This one started out great and fast paced. The middle slowed down a bit for me but then about 70% through the book it really started to pick up again to when I couldn‘t put it down. The ending was just great! It had such a twist that I didn‘t see it coming. Glad I stuck with it definitely was worth the read📚FULL REVIEW:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/12/12/the-dead-girls-club-by-damien-angeli...

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Challenges | Serge Lang
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@BarbaraTheBibliophage has a fun Bingo challenge ☝for 2020 join the fun with #MandMChallenge2020 #MemoirsMysteries

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! 😘 3y
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Took a day trip into the city stopped by the library to visit Winnie The Pooh, Eeyore, Kanga, Piglet & Tigger too. Also the holiday shops at Bryant Park a fun day out with my family.

j9brown Love it there 😃 3y
Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤ 3y
squirrelbrain Awww! So cute! I love the Library and Bryant Park. We stayed at the Bryant Park Hotel just before Xmas one year... 3y
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GripLitGrl @j9brown me too😁 3y
GripLitGrl @Crazeedi 😊💕 3y
GripLitGrl @squirrelbrain 🤗me too it's my fave one in all of NYC.That must've been a fun trip the city is extra pretty during the holidays🤶🎄🎅 3y
squirrelbrain @GripLitGrl - it‘s my favourite too! Yes, it was a great trip but soooo packed with people; even more so than usual! 3y
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Challenges | Ben Bova
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A fun new challenge for the new year ☝ #ReadWithMrBook be sure to follow & check in with @MrBook for more details.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻☺️🤗 3y
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Meg and Jo | Virginia Kantra
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If you love a good modern day retelling & if you're a fan of Little Women you're gonna love Meg & Jo.
A wonderful book about family & navigating adulthood. The author puts her own spin on the March sisters but wonderfully writes various nods and character traits of the March sisters fans of the original book will appreciate & love.

Check out my full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/11/22/meg-and-jo-by-virginia-kantra/?previ...

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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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I went to see Doctor Sleep with my brother yesturday & we both loved it! It was such well done movie for an incredible book. The acting bringing the characters to life & the effects especially the recreation of The Overlook Hotel are all brilliantly executed👏👏👏 I loved the book & the movie! #booktoscreen

Bookish.SAM I just finished the book and then watched the movie tonight! Such an interesting mix to appease readers of the Doctor Sleep book and watchers of The Shining movie. (edited) 3y
ElizaMarie Love that bookmark! 3y
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1 Great place to share love of books with great people. Photo challenges are my fave give you the opportunity to post & interact daily.
2 Can't think of anything
3 The option to follow a hastag & option to opt out of follow a hashtag
4 I've been slacking recently only posting a few times a month when i have time to.
5 yes to all listed
6 can't think of anything at the moment
Thanks for the tag @MrBook #Litsyquestionaire

ljuliel Thanks for participating. 💕 3y
GripLitGrl @ljuliel you're welcome😀 3y
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The Missing Season | Gillian French
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Check out at this awesome 🎃👻Halloween fun👻🎃 #bookmail
This book sounds like the perfect Halloween read! Have you read this one yet?

MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday Marianne! 3y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 (edited) 3y
GripLitGrl @MicheleinPhilly thank you💕 3y
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GypsyKat Happy birthday!🎊🎂🎉 3y
GripLitGrl @GypsyKat thank you 💕 3y
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Big 💗THANK YOU to @penguinrandomhouse randomhouse for this amazing #BookMail📚📮 I am totally fangirling out here with this stunning autographed copy of The Making Of Outlander The Series The Official Guide to Seasons Three & Four by Tara Bennett. 😍📚😍📚😍 Thank you so much to the amazing cast of The Outlander series for signing this copy, & for bringing the wonderful characters from Diana Gabaldon books to life each wonderful season.

BookNAround Wow! Lucky you for sure. I started reading the Outlander books almost 23 years ago now. They got me through some sleepless nights with a newborn. 3y
GripLitGrl @BookNAround That's awesome! I love how she keeps writting more 3y
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Thank You Book | Mo Willems
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Thank you for the sweet card Misty! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish you another fabulous fun filled year ahead for you as well birthday twin! 👯
🎂🎉🎈📚💐❤

Cinfhen Awwww!!!! Happy early birthday greetings 💐💜🎂 3y
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen thank you❤ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🎊🎉😘 3y
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CarolynM Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎉 3y
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂🎈 3y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎊🎈🎉🎂🎁 🥳📖😋 3y
GripLitGrl @CarolynM thank you💕 3y
GripLitGrl @Tanisha_A thank you💕 3y
GripLitGrl @Ddzmini Thank you💕 3y
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A book that inspires women not to give up on thier dreams and/or passions in life, you never know where they can lead you. Jessica's story takes you from her childhood growing up in NJ to becoming a successful entrepreneur, who continues to gives back to her community. Jessica has an interesting story to share, one that will inspire you to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

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Fix Her Up: A Novel | Tessa Bailey
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Had a blast at The Morristown Book Festival in NJ yesturday. Meg Cabot & Tessa Bailey were my fave session. Both wonderful, funny women I was glad to meet. Looking forward to reading thier books.

ScientistSam Awesome! Didn't realize it was this weekend 3y
GripLitGrl @ScientistSam Next year it will be October 9-10th Mark your calendar ☺ 3y
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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My hubby got me a surprise today❤ He said it was in the new release section of the store & the cover looked like a perfect book for me. He knows me so well😉🖤🐍 Who else is excited to read this one?

batsy I haven't read her other books but I'm keen to read this one! Sounds a bit like a dark magic version of The Secret History. 3y
Cathythoughts Havnt heard of this .... but YES ! Stacking 3y
GripLitGrl @batsy haven't read that one but I'll have to check it out 3y
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Jane Defosse doesn‘t write your typical teenage romance here. She writes a unique layered story filled with a magical realism aspect which is quite interesting. A wonderful debut book, I look forward to reading more by Jane Defosse in the future. If you‘re a fan of YA Romance, Magical Realism, Suspense books this is for you!
Full review & limited time kindle deal:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/know-me-by-jane-desfosse/?preview=tr...

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📚 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
🎬 Dirty Dancing
🎤 I've had the time of my life
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👗 3y
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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This was a gripping crime thriller that kept me turning the pages quickly from start to finish.
It's a brilliant creepy read!
If you leave a door half open, Soon you‘ll hear the whispers spoken
If you‘re lonely, sad, and blue, The Whisper Man will come for you.
Check out my full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/09/22/the-whisper-man-by-alex-north/?previ...

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Atwood wrote the book exactly as she promised her fans. Praise Be! 💚
Wonderful characters you‘ll love & love to hate it‘s Gilead after all. We get to see the inner workings on how marriage is arranged. History of the aunts, the inner politics of Gilead. What school is like for teen girls. Imagine growing up in Gilead. Check out my full spoiler free review: https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/the-testaments-by-margaret-atwood/?p...

Trashcanman That's a nice picture 3y
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Mall | Megan McCafferty
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Cassie has her summer all figured out she & her BF Troy work at the Mall before they head off to college in N.Y. After starting her job late after mono she shows up to work & finds out the hard way that life doesn‘t always end up as planned.
I really loved the characters! My inner teenage self had great memories of my own friends & myself within them.
A fun & hilarious read with hella good 90's vibes!
Keep a look out for this one in 2020. 👀📖

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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So excited to come home from work to have this treasure waiting for me! 🤔I wonder how the boss would feel about me taking the rest of the week off to read?
💚Happy Pub Day The Testaments 💚

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I'm excited for today's #bookmail
Looking forward to reading this #YA book!
I'll be participating in a Blog tour 10/1-10/8

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From Dark to Light | Isabella Murphy
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Congratulations @cobwebmoth you're the winner of #childrensbookgiveaway 🎉📚🎈📚🎉
When you have a moment email me your address for mailing. Let me know if you prefer your copy in English or Spanish.

cobwebmoth Thank you so much! I'll email you momentarily. 3y
AmyG Congrats! 3y
GripLitGrl @cobwebmoth You're welcome! Hope you enjoy this perfect for fall read 🍁🎃 3y
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Last weeks #bnbookhaul any of your faves here?

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JoScho I loved Final Girls and just started The Whisper Man. 3y
Lovesbooks87 I loved Final Girls. I have an ARC of The Whisper Man but haven't read it yet. 3y
Suelizbeth Loved Final Girls and The Whisper Man. 3y
Slajaunie They all sound intriguing. 3y
GripLitGrl @JoScho I'm so excited to read them! hope you're enjoying The whisper man😁 3y
GripLitGrl @Lovesbooks87 both of those have gotten great reviews looking forward to reading them 😊 3y
GripLitGrl @Suelizbeth so many good reviews for them both 🤔 where to begin LOL 3y
GripLitGrl @Slajaunie thanks can't wait to get through them😄 3y
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From Dark to Light | Isabella Murphy
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I'm hosting an international giveaway it's been open all week. I'm extending the opportunity through the rest of the holiday weekend.

To win a copy of this great children's book that's perfect for fall story time simply
comment below with your favorite fall emoji.

Winner will be announced Tuesday 9/3

Enter #childrensbookgiveaway you will have the option of selecting an English or Spanish version of the book mailed to you by the author.

cobwebmoth 🍁 Thanks! 3y
Millesent 👻.
When I think of fall, I think Of Halloween!
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GripLitGrl @cobwebmoth thanks for entering🍀 3y
GripLitGrl @Millesent thanks for entering🍀 i love fall & halloween also 😊 3y
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Each story is unique and different from Christmas elves to child stealing demons. There are 12 short stories in total. I love how Lantgen put together these short stories with great balance the stories transition between dark and light magical fantasy. Each time one story ends you‘ll be looking forward to reading the next one.
My full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/08/31/saints-and-curses-by-alexis-lantgen/...

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From Dark to Light | Isabella Murphy
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This is a delightful children‘s book. It‘s a fun read about the life of a pumpkin seed named Pumpker & his sisters journey. They are planted as seeds, grow into a pumpkins while waiting & wondering if they will be adopted into a family of their own.
To win a copy see my previous post #childrensbookgiveaway
Full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/from-dark-to-light-by-isabella-murph...

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From Dark to Light | Isabella Murphy
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Win a copy of from DARK to LIGHT by Isabella Murphy. This CHILDREN'S BOOK GIVEAWAY is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.

To enter simply:
🎃Repost this photo
🍁Use #ChildrensBookGiveaway
📚Tag me @GripLitGrl

WINNER will be drawn & contacted Sunday 9/1
Winner will have the option of choosing their book to arrive in either English or Spanish.

#LitsyHappenings @LitsyHappenings #GIVEAWAY

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The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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A group of Wall Street coworkers participate in an escape room challenge as a team building exercise. This team has quite a few skeletons in their closets. The nepotism, greed, self interest, and layers of secrets that are revealed make this quite a page turning read.
Check out my full review: https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/08/21/the-escape-room-by-megan-goldin/

Pruzy Would you say this book is literary or more like a thriller? 3y
GripLitGrl @Pruzy it's under the psychological thriller genre 3y
Pruzy @GripLitGrl Cool, thanks! 3y
ephemeralwaltz Sounds fun! I hadn't heard of any books with escape rooms as settings. 3y
GripLitGrl @ephemeralwaltz it was a good read. I've had fun participating in an escape room. This would be the first book I've read about the concept . 3y
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Thoughts from the inner circle [by J.A. Langford, W. Harris and H. Latham. In verse]. | John Alfred Langford, William Harris, William Harris (of Halesowen.)
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"The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense."
-J.A. Langford
Happy National Book Day! ?❤?

#nationalbookday

Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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I adored this book! The characters are wonderful. The small town setting a great place to get lost within the pages.
As Honey Howell gets settled back in town & into the family bourbon business the body count rises & the murder mystery plot thickens the suspect pool widens and things really get interesting.
Full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/murder-on-the-bluegrass-bourbon-trai...

Crazeedi Following you!! 3y
GripLitGrl @Crazeedi thank you😁 3y
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A great read giving us a look at being single again in the city after age 50. Written from Candace‘s POV in short chapters each one is a short story about Candace & her friends Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia,& Marilyn.
A perfect quick read that I finished in 1 day, it made me laugh, and even cry. On sale Aug 6th My full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/is-there-still-sex-in-the-city-by-ca...

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This is a pulse racing, addictive, must read! Sager grabs a hold of you from the first paragraph where we meet Jules in the hospital panicked, scared, & leading us to what got her there. The chapters go back & forth from current hospital time to what led Jules to answer an ad for an apartment sitter in the exclusive Bartholomew.
Check out my full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/lock-every-door-by-riley-sager/?prev...

vivastory I picked this for my July BOTM selection 3y
GripLitGrl @vivastory Great pick👍hope you enjoy it as much as i did! 3y
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Fact about me... #truth 💯

Lovesbooks87 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 3y
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OriginalCyn620 Nice! I used this series for this prompt too! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve had that once ❤️ 3y
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TheSpineView Love Dickinson! 💜💜💜 3y
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Evita: Don't Cry for Me Argentina: Piano, Vocal, Guitar | Tim Rice, Andrew (COP) Lloyd Webber
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Cinfhen 🎶The truth is I never left you 🎶 (edited) 3y
gradcat @Cinfhen Gosh—do you know every word? 😂 3y
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems | William Shakespeare
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Cathythoughts Perfect choice ♥️ 3y
TheSpineView I have always loved this poem! 😍😍😍 3y
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Cinfhen I LOVE the Sting song 🎵 3y
BarbaraBB Great images 💕 3y
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OriginalCyn620 🎶😎❤️ 3y
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It | Stephen King
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#QuotsyJune19 #float @TK-421
I mean this quote just sticks with you forever after the first time you read/watch IT🎈😉