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Jemgirl2014

Jemgirl2014

Joined December 2017

Romance novels and psychological suspense books are what keep me going in this crazy world!
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When Sparks Fly | Helena Hunting
Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this one. The romance between Declan and Avery seems forced which only makes the intimate scenes between them super awkward. I found myself rushing through this book just to get to the end. I already preordered the sequel but I‘m going to cancel it since the book centers around Avery‘s sister London, whom I find very annoying.

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Bailedbailed

Life is too short to waste my time with a boring book. I just couldn‘t get into this one. I bailed after 100 pages.

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So it‘s King cake season in New Orleans. I didn‘t let the fact that I live in Los Angeles stop me from getting one lol. I can‘t wait to try Brennan‘s famous Bananas Foster King cake. 😋

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
Pickpick

I‘d say this is. between a “pick” and a “so so”. I like that it kept my interest. Thankfully I have a high tolerance for unlikeable characters because all of them are a hot mess. Unfortunately, the plot becomes extremely predictable towards the end. Also, the reason behind the killings is kind of lame. Lastly, I feel like the ending is pretty lazy. I kind of felt cheated once I was done reading it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

ICantImReading I completely agree with this!! 1w
Jemgirl2014 @ICantImReading LOL Yeah, Paula Hawkins totally ran away with this and then she got lost 1w
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The Perfect Escape | Leah Konen
Mehso-so

I had such high hopes for this book and unfortunately, it let me down. I went in expecting a thriller and got a quasi domestic suspense featuring boring characters with boring secrets. By the time I got to the big reveal and the twist, which is pretty lame, I was pretty much over it. The only reason why I‘m not completely panning it is because one of the characters experiences a romance in the book, which I found kind of cute.

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Wow, can this author write! I like this one even better than her first one and that‘s saying a lot because “Pretty Little Wife” is a top shelf thriller. I practically inhaled this book; I read it in two days. Darby Kane is so great with pacing and building suspense that it‘s always “just one more chapter” with her. I totally blame her for my lack of sleep last weekend lol. I‘m already biding my time for Kane‘s next one!

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Had a lot of fun during the 2021 Winter games. Thanks @Clwojick for hosting!

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Just found this today! This app is so great for readers and writers! I just found out about it today but from what I‘ve gathered so far it is an online community of readers and writers. You get to read published stories for free (any genre) and if you happen to be a writer you get to post your stories and get feedback from your community. Also, for the serious writers, publishers are constantly trolling the site. Pretty neat!

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Oh my God! I didn‘t know about this! I was aimlessly searching through Netflix and this popped up! Today is my lucky night! 😆

LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, me neither!! 3w
Jemgirl2014 @LiteraryinLawrence So exciting! Guess you find the best stuff when you aren‘t really looking haha! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading Exactly the same thing happened to me! I haven‘t read the book yet and now I‘m debating which one first. 3w
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Jemgirl2014 @Prairiegirl_reading Hmm…. Good question. Well, I will say that so far the series is excellent and and it is staying very close to the book‘s storyline. 😊 3w
Prairiegirl_reading @Jemgirl2014 i wish I would have known it was coming so I could have moved the book up on my tbr! 3w
Jemgirl2014 @Prairiegirl_reading I know! How did this slip under our radar? lol You‘re in for a real treat! One of my favorite books. 😊 3w
WJCintron I need to read it!!!! 2w
Jemgirl2014 @WJCintron You really do! Fantastic book and my mom and I loved the movie! 😀 2w
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It came! What kind of voodoo magic is this??? 😂

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Okay...lol Am I being punked? This has to be a mistake. I've never gotten my box this early! 😯

LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, that would be crazy fast! 3w
Jemgirl2014 @LiteraryinLawrence Right?! We shall see if they really deliver lol 3w
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
Pickpick

I love this book. I like how the author educates readers about how the US colonized Puerto Rico. I don‘t remember learning about this is in school so it was quite an eye opener for me. Aside from the politics that heavily characterize this novel, Gonzalez tells a family saga that is ripe with drama and explosive secrets. Olga and Prieto are very likable and it really pained me to see how they are manipulated by their mother. Anyway, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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That was easy. Wish the add ons were more interesting. Oh well. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Photo Challenge: A Snowman #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ⛄️ 3w
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Clwojick Amazing! Great job! 3w
Jemgirl2014 Thanks! 😀 3w
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6 hours read #WrapitUpRwadathon #EndofYearReadathon 6×10×2= 120 points Word search: 20×10=200 Total = 321 points #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

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Photo Challenge: Favorite Christmas gift. Collecting high end fashion dolls is a hobby of mine. I bought her as a gift to myself. She's one of my Holy Grails as we say in the doll collecting world. Designed by fashion designer Jason Wu circa 2009. I'm going to treasure her for many years to come. 😊 #2021WinterGames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 11 points

FelinesAndFelonies Gorgeous!! I have a Monet Water Lily (?) Barbie and the Gone with the Wind Barbie dolls. They're in my closet but I still love to take the boxes out and look at them. 3w
Jemgirl2014 @FelinesAndFelonies Thank you! Pho, a Monet Water Lily Barbie sounds lovely. 😊 I have quite a few of mine on display but now I‘m running out of space so I have to streamline lol 3w
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BOTM's January main picks.

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Festive recipe: Eggnog cookies #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 20 points Merry Christmas!

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"Olga Dies Dreaming" Five hours read #WrapitupReadathon #EndofYearReadathon 2×10×5= 100 Word Search 34×10= 340 Total=440 points #2021WinterGames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

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"When Elves Attack" Impulse Read=10 points Holiday/Wintry Reads=25 points 5 hours read #ComfortandJoyReadathon #JingleBellathon #TistheReadson #Seasonthon 5×35×5=875 Word Search: 117×10=1170 Total= 2,046 points #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

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Pickpick

Wow! I wasn't expecting the title of this book to be so literal. That bathroom scene at the mall is bonkers as hell! 😂 If you read this book you know what I'm talking about. Serge Storms and his sidekick Coleman bring their own brand of holiday cheer in this raunchy yet strangely endearing Christmas tale. Now that I know that this is a series, I plan to pick up more by this author. He sure knows how to bring out the laughs!

Texreader Excellent review. I just bought it 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Texreader Thanks! I hope you like it! 😀 1mo
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BOTM has left a clue on their site. This picture reminds me of "The Reckless Girls" cover by Rachel Hawkins. I hope this book is a pick. I love the way she writes!

BrittanyReads Totally agree with you on Reckless Girls! The pinkish purple flowers look like 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads You‘re right. Those flowers do look like “The Magnolia Place”. Still keeping my fingers crossed for “Reckless Girls” though lol! 1mo
BrittanyReads Maybe it will be both!! 😆 1mo
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Jemgirl2014 @BrittanyReads Maybe! I have a feeling we‘re in for some real good picks! 😃 1mo
marleed Last night I googled the new releases for January 2022 just so I could compare flowers on the covers to the flowers in the botm pic! 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @marleed LOL I hope they keep this up throughout the year. It‘s really fun to make guesses. 😀 1mo
marleed @Jemgirl2014 Me too, I was sure I would find a tulip on a cover but no! Then I saw a cover with poppies, and kept eyeing the botm pic to see if I could turn any of those flowers into a poppy - nope! 1mo
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Clwojick Way to go! Woohoo! ❤️💚❤️💚 1mo
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Photo challenge: Festive lights on the ornament tree. #2021WinterGa #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick Sorry for the position of the picture. Litsy's fault lol

Clwojick My manager has a wire tree like this, but the branches don‘t start until like 3 feet up. She calls it her cat proof Christmas tree, since they finally stopped breaking her ornaments! 😂 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Clwojick LOL! Smart lady! Cats are so funny! 😅 We just decided to get one because real trees are so darn expensive now. Honestly, I love this one more than the more traditional Christmas tree.😊 1mo
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Saw this cute holiday last night. Its being marketed as the black British Love Actually. Never seen Love Actually but I really loved this one. The Afro Caribbean culture that is displayed is so fun and festive. The story line is achingly lovely too. 😊 6 points #2021WinterGames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Is it set in London?
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Jemgirl2014 @Clwojick Yes, it is! 😊 1mo
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Completed the Team Read “ In a Holidaze” 76 points 4 hours read #ComfortandJoyReadathon #JingleBellathon #TistheReadson #Seasonthon =160 points Word Search= 107*10= 1070 points Total= 1307 #201Wintergames #TeamMistetoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! Woohoo! ❤️💚❤️💚 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Clwojick Thanks! 😄 1mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
Mehso-so

A million kudos to the authors for creating such a fun and atmospheric Christmas themed book. I really enjoyed spending time with this blended family. I wish my own holiday traditions are half as fun! So why is this a “so so” to me? Well, I feel like the authors took the easy way out when it came to the romance element. Even though I dislike love triangles I wish it had been a part of the plot. The romance story is very boring. 😕

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Photo Challenge: Festive drink: Philz Coffee's Winter Bliss. They don't have seasonal decorative cups like my beloved Coffee Bean but that's okay because this drink is delicious! #2021Wintergames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 11 points

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Louise Hahaha! 1mo
Texreader This is priceless 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Texreader It really is. I lover this comic lol! 1mo
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This is a gunt punch right here because I paid full price for this book about a couple of weeks ago. Ugh! Oh well, sharing this great deal with you all. Found it on Amazon.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Photo challenge: A festive read. Loving this book so far! 😄 #2021WinterGames #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

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Reading the team book " In a Holidaze" 199 words found so far. 199×10= 1,990 points 4 hours read last night. One hour read tonight. #ComfortandJoyReadathon #JingleBellathon #TistheReadson #Seasonthon 4×5×10=200 Total points: 2,191 #2021WinterGames #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome job! 1mo
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An ornament that is from a family member. My cousin/godmother gave me this about three Christmases ago. We both love Winnie the Pooh. 😊 #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

Clwojick ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Clwojick 😊❤😊❤ 1mo
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An ornament that is from a family member. My cousin/godmother gave me this about three Christmases ago. We both love Winnie the Pooh. 😊 #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

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Photo challenge. Fireplace. #Wintergames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points

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Panpan

I've been hoodwinked. This book is being marketed as a romance that will give you the warm and fuzzies. Honestly, I just felt depressed while reading this. Noelle's life is so sad and she's such a doormat that I had a hard time liking her. Lastly, the ending and the explanation of how Noelle and Sam's destinies become aligned? Freaking depressing. This has nothing on "One Day in December". ☹

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Clwojick Amazing! ❤️💚❤️ 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Clwojick Thanks! 😄 1mo
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Photo challenge: Mistletoe #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistketoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox

"The Holiday Swap" 4 hours read #ComfortandJoyMarathon #JingleBellathon #TistheReadson #Seasonthon 4×10×4= 160 points Word Search: 165×10=1,650 points+25 points Total: 1,836 #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistleToeManiacs @Clwojick

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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This is cute. "The Holiday Swap" definitely puts you in the mood for Christmas. Even though I enjoyed both sisters' stories, I liked Charlie's small town romance better. One small complaint: the last chapter is way too cheesy. I was totally rolling my eyes as I was reading it lol.

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Photo challenge: Santa's Helper #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 11 points

Texreader That‘s so cute 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Texreader LOL I love his little smile. 😊 1mo
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Another homemade ornament. Also made by my cousin's mom. This one was made for my sister. #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 11 points

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Oldest ornament on the tree. Made by my cousin's husband's mother. My favorite ornament. #Wintergames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 11 points

Texreader So cute!! 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @Texreader Thank you! She was an incredibly talented woman. 😊 1mo
marleed So sweet! 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @marleed Thank you! 🤗 1mo
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Ornament that is bookish. #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistetoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

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Ornament that represents a special occasion. The year my family went on a cruise together for a reunion. We went to Ensanada, Mexico and one of the ports was Catalina Island. #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

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Ornament with a picture fame on it. It's a picture of my dream dog. I'm getting one soon. 😊 #Wintergames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs @Clwojick 11 points

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Ornament that looks good enough to eat. A chocolate covered strawberry. #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs 11 points @Clwojick

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This was OK. I started out strong but then it kind of fizzled out at the end. #WinterGames2021 #TeamMistletoeManiacs 6 points @Clwojick