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Irisheyz77

Irisheyz77

Joined February 2016

i live in MA, travel, & blog books at TicketToAnywhere.net
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Just for Clicks | Kara Mcdowell
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Ever wonder about the kids on those mom blogs you read? Well, JFC a crack at what it might be like to be the child of a successful blog & a YouTube star. JFC is told from POV of Claire -17, & not as into the success her moms blog & the YouTube channel she shares with her twin. She just wants to be normal. But what is normal in a world that lives on the internet? JFC tackles SOME tough subjects while also a fun, relatable story.

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Tight Quarters | Annabeth Albert
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Really enjoyed this installment in series. It‘s a May/Dec romance that, for once, doesn‘t have crazy angst over the age gap! The two MCs are totally open & honest with their feelings though their relationship isn‘t without its issues. Which puts them at odds at times but things are resolved nicely & not too quickly to make it seem unrealistic. Strong writing & great chemistry fill this story & I had a hard time putting it down.

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Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I love how Hoang tackles romance & how she writes such vivid, heart-felt characters. I devoured this book and loved Khai and Esme‘s story. It also left me wanting Quan‘s story even more as he was such an amazing brother and friend to Khai & Esme both. It‘s similar but also different from TKQ so if you loved that book you are sure to like this one as well. The Bride Test left me wanting more and has sealed Helen Hoang as a must read author for me!

Sarahreadstoomuch I thought of you today & this book when I saw TKQ on the shelf. 11mo
Irisheyz77 @Sarahreadstoomuch you need to read TKQ! And The Bride Test 💖 11mo
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Squared Away | Annabeth Albert
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Anyone else get wary of books with kids in them? I sure do. It‘s so hard to capture that crazy spontaneous mindset of a child but I should have known better than to doubt #annabethalbert! Her books are always so real & filled with amazing characters. I found it so hard to put this one down!! Loved the push/pull of the two MCs as they juggled unexpected parenthood and dealing with so many feelings...love, loss, regret. It was all there in spades.

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Blind Goddess | Anne Holt
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This was an enjoyable mystery set in Norway & I really liked the looked into a police procedural that was different from the US or UK. The characters were likeable but where this one fell short for me was that it was unnecessarily burdened things down. Overall I did enjoy it and will read more in this series.

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Irreplaceable | Kate Hawthorne, E. M. Denning
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FUTURE FAKE HUSBAND. This bk contains 2 of my favorite tropes, fake relationship & falling for a best friends sibling. I loved the story of Rhett and Cole and it gave me all the happy feels. best of all there is no major angst or pointless breakups just two people who never thought to look at each other until necessity made it hard for them to look away. I hated for this one to end and recommend to all who are looking for a bk to make them smile

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The Resolutions | Mia Garcia
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect when I picked this one up but I adored it! Told from multiple POV from 4 best friends who make resolutions for each other. The story takes place over the course of a year and each friend is at a #crossroads and facing some difficult situations. The Resolutions was a heartwarming story of friendship filled with a diverse cast. I loved how this story played out and how all the characters interacted with each other.

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It‘s been forever since I‘ve been on Litsy and I hope to change that in 2019. Starting with logging my first read of 2019 - Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis. It‘s not my favorite of series but I loved Sadie even if Caleb was a bit flat and 2D. The plotting was a bit of mess as well and hopefully that gets evened out in the fina copy.

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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A fitting dedication for our times. It‘s warmed my heart seeing the teenagers of Parkland, Florida stand up for what they believe in and create a movement that I hope will see some real change in the world.

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In the final section...of the final book...anything can happen...no one is safe. I‘m so worried for my favorite characters!!!

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State of the Union | Brad Thor
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My plans for the State if the Union - reading a romance with a Winter Olympics backdrop

MCYmermaid That‘s a great cover! 2y
ReadingSusan That cover is terrific 🤣🤣 2y
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Book 7 of 2018: The Cuckoo‘s Calling by Robert Gilbraith 🌟🌟🌟1/2 (3.5 Stars) Three Thoughts 1) really great old school style detective novel that moved just a little too slowly for my tastes 2) enjoyed the characters and the mystery and will keep up with the series 3) a little predictable at times but was a good audiobook Robert Glensteir was a perfect Cormoran Strike though his accent/styling of Robin seemed to change every time she spoke

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Book 6 of 2018: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 Stars) Three Thoughts 1) a little darker at times than I was expecting but a quick and powerful read 2) so many words resonated with me as I read I couldn‘t jot down quotes fast enough 3) perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur and a total must read

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Starting a new audio today. Not the happy book I was seeking but the sample drew me in

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I am in love with this dedication!

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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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Book 5 of 2018: Geekerella by Ashley Poston 🌟🌟🌟 Three Thoughts 1) I loved Elle, Darian and Sage but wish the rest of cast was tossed in a volcano - such terrible people!!! 2) kind of hated how Elle could be so strong at times that didn‘t matter and so passive when they did 3) thought the ending was wrapped up too fast and didn‘t fault by the grand romantic gesture at end - a solid 3 Stars bonus: kind of wish show mention in book was real

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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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All these characters are so awful! Well...all of them but like 3, 4 if you count the dog. Makes it hard to enjoy the story as the whole when there is so much sadness and dislike happening from so many secondary characters

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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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Progress is slow on this one - it‘s a lot sadder than I was expecting

Missusb Yes, that step mother... 2y
Irisheyz77 @Missusb she is the absolute worst!! 2y
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Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
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Book 4 of 2018: Age of Myth by Michael J Sullivan 🌟🌟🌟🌟(4 Stars) Three Thoughts 1) started off a little slow but wow that ending!! 2) I don‘t love these characters as much as Royce from the Riyria books but they are growing on me 3) well crafted world and storytelling and I‘m looking forward to seeing where this series goes

BethFishReads Who can compete w/ Royce and Hayden? 2y
Irisheyz77 @BethFishReads there really is no competing with them. Oh how I miss those boys!! 2y
BethFishReads Did you listen to Daughter of winter (or some such), which came out in Dec? 2y
Irisheyz77 @BethFishReads Disappearance of Winter‘s Daughter! And I devoured it! Every book makes me adore Royce more. I‘m gonna cry when there are no more Royce & Hadrian stories. Im also excited for new series announcement too. More Ezraharden & fall of Perseplocis 2y
BethFishReads Yes yes!!!! 2y
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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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Hoping this one is as good as I‘ve heard

chlolovesbooks It definitely is you‘ll love it😊💜 2y
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Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
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When the dead betray the living, the victims are memories.

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Bookish Boyfriends | Tiffany Schmidt
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Book 3 of 2018: Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Three Thoughts 1) the smiles I smiled while reading this book could not be contained! Super cute story with some lol lines 2) loved how the classics were woven into the modern day and the homage this was to book lovers everywhere 3) super excited for the companion sequel - totally want more of these characters especially Eliza as I totally identify with her in so many ways 😍😍😍

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Bookish Boyfriends | Tiffany Schmidt
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“You are going to be my favorite adventure,” he whispered, bringing his mouth close to mine.

Hashtag melts

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Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
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Oh Nephron - I think I‘m going to like you

BethFishReads You WILL 2y
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Bookish Boyfriends | Tiffany Schmidt
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Leaves crunched under my sneakers. Fall was just getting started, so these were the quitters—the leaves that had let go early and changed directly from green to brown without pausing on the gorgeous colors in between.

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Bookish Boyfriends | Tiffany Schmidt
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I am totally an Eliza - not sure I‘ve ever been a Merri though I like to imagine my younger self may have been - if I wasn‘t such an Eliza of course 😂

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Bookish Boyfriends | Tiffany Schmidt
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Not far in yet but so far this is wicked cute

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Starry Eyes | Jenn Bennett
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Love this dedication 😂

MarriedtoMrT I‘m super excited for this one! I hope it lives up. 2y
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Prince in Disguise | Stephanie Kate Strohm
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Book 2 of 2018: Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 Stars)
Three Thoughts 1) im@not always a fan of this author but I really enjoyed this book 2) really enjoyed the banter between all of the characters but especially between Dylan & Jaime 3) Some of the secondary characters could have been fleshed out better but overall a cute read

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The Art of Lainey | Paula Stokes
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Book 1 of 2018: New Music by Paula Stokes 🌟🌟🌟 (3 Stars) Three Thoughts 1) a quick free fickit that was just perfect for kicking off a new year of reading 2) far too short but loved this extended epilogue of sorts to spend more time with Micah and Lainey 3) I miss these characters and think I need to rework a reread of The Art of Lainey into 2018

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Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
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New year.New audiobook. Not far in and not entirely sure of this one. I miss Royce and Hadrian.

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The Wedding Bargain | Victoria Alexander
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This book was delightful...I smiled the entire time I was reading this one.

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The Next Together | Lauren James
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Love this epigraph 💖

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Excited for the Winter Bingo card from prettydeadlyblog.com

Let me know if you have any suggestions for books to fit the squares 😊

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November | Georges Simenon
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What I read in November - 17 books in total - which makes me happy 😊
My favorite reads were: Creeping Shadow, Made You Up, Accidentally on Purpose & Midnight Alias

What were your favorite reads of the month?

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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Can someone maybe remind the GOP of this? Because seriously...

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Edinburgh is such a lovely city...been having lots of fun exploring this magical place

eanderson So pretty! 2y
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I enjoyed this but didn't super love it. Felt it predictable and a bit slow in beginning. I also wasn't a fan of the shifting POV and would have preferred this solely from Diana's POV. Alia annoyed me though she did grow on my by end. I liked how this was an adventure story and didn't have much romance. It also had a good narrator that captures Diana well.

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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This book was delightful and I can't believe I almost didn't read it. Has a few hiccups near the end but overall a good story and I'm sad that it's over. I want to know more about Eliza and Wallace and all the characters. I'd especially love to read Monstrous Sea because it sounds like an amazing story.

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Flunked | Jen Calonita
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Another cute MG read - this one based on fairy tales. Lots of set up in this book as it's the first in a series so the plot seemed a bit rushed at end. Liked the characters and premise and believe this is a series that can only improve as it goes and the characters/world all become more developed.

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Dream Magic | Joshua Khan
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I really enjoy this MG series by Joshua Khan - filled with magic & mystery...adventures & snark...cool arts...bats, ghosts & zombies! Can't wait to see what happens next for Thorn & Lili!

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Anyone have good recommendations for things to do in Copenhagen? I may have just booked a trip there...

BethFishReads You can skip Tivoli -- see the dragon spire, the church with the outdoor spiral staircase, there's a cool botanical garden, the royal castle was worth it. Good food. Just wander around. You can see Karen Blixen's house (a train ride away—I didn't get there). 2y
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The Helper | David Jackson
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I a serial book starter...but need to focus on one...what should it be??

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Bingo | Rita Mae Brown
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A little late to party but joining the #tbrbingo as first seen on @Laalaleighh litsy and created by @WhatDeeReads - I made two cards as I need options. This one is for ARCs I need to read. When I get a BINGO I'll add some money to my travel fund. 😊 I reserve the right to make changes if any of these books don't click with me. I'm also a mood reader so not sure how well this will stick but I'm going to try.

Laalaleighh Looks awesome!!! 2y
WhatDeeReads Looks great! That an awesome reward for yourself. 2y
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A little late to party but joining the #tbrbingo as first seen on @Laalaleighh litsy and created by @WhatDeeReads - I made two cards as I need options. This one is for books I've purchased. When I get a BINGO I can buy a new book. I reserve the right to make changes if any of these books don't click with me. I'm also a mood reader so not sure how well this will stick but I'm going to try.

Laalaleighh Eliza and her monsters was so good! 2y
Irisheyz77 @Laalaleighh your review is what made me put it on my list. got it in an OwlCrate but didn't think much of it until I saw your blurb 😊 2y
Laalaleighh @Irisheyz77 awww that makes me happy! Granted I loved it bc it really spoke to me on a personal level but other people's milage may vary- still I think it was a super fun book and I really wish I had it at 17 haha. 2y
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Two words & so much tension. Those three dots and the long wait for someone to type out a text message *bites nails*

Laalaleighh I need to read this. 2y
Irisheyz77 @Laalaleighh I liked it but not as much as Simon Vs 2y
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What a creepy #firstline 😖

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Hello Forever | Sarina Bowen
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Ugh - I really dislike this form of foreshadowing in books. If a book is told in present tense stay that way don't pull this whole but maybe I'm telling my story and this is the past so let me tease what's to come 🙄

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Doppleganger | Stephan M Arleaux
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A friend of mine was on the internet & came across a painting with a girl in it that looks a lot like me. It's crazy weird and cool at same time. Painting is called In a Roman Osteria by Carl Bloch and was painted in 1866. It resides in Copenhagen & now i want to go there more to see this piece. Wish the descriptions I've found said more about who she was. Do you know your doppelgänger?

Irisheyz77 It's eerie because I make that same expression a lot 😂 2y
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In 27 Days | Alison Gervais
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Started this on audio today and while I liked the narrator she reads way too fast. I tried to slow down the narration but that made things too robotic. In the end I ended up returning to audible and buying the eBook instead. I'm interested in the story but just can't with this narrator since I have to keep rewinding to catch things I've missed