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jenniferw88

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James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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I picked up the book on Monday, & finished it on Wednesday! 😂

This is my second Percival Everett (after Dr. No), & I'm searching out the backlist (luckily, I have a few on Kindle already). Considering I don't like Huckleberry Finn, I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this retelling! It's not quite 5 stars, as there were a couple of bits that were hard to read.

#camplitsy #52bookclub #abruptending #waterpolo #pop24 #recommendedbylibrarian

TheKidUpstairs I'm glad it's a quick read! My hold finally came in today, I'm going to try to get through as much as I can before #CampLitsy24 discussions this weekend. Since you're getting into his backlist, this one from a couple years ago was fantastic: 1w
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The Staycation | Cressida McLaughlin
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It's arrived!

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Deblovestoread I follow her on Instagram but haven‘t read her book yet. I really like her science based approach but got a little turned off when she started selling her “anti-spike” product. 2w
jenniferw88 @Deblovestoread I'm diabetic, and I'm going to start some of the hacks, as I found them fascinating. There were also a couple of pudding recipes that I wanted to try—especially the Eton Mess with Cacao Nibs one, as I thought meringues would be a no-no for me. She wears a CGM, and I've just started wearing one myself, so I'm learning what works for me, and it's provided some ideas. 2w
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The Staycation | Cressida McLaughlin
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There is no photo of the parcel, but the #staycationintime swap is coming!

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1979 | Val McDermid
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June's best book of the month!

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Not as good as the first, but still important issues discussed (in comments). I didn't get the culprit this time.

#52bookclub24 #publishedbyhachette
#aty24 #bookwithsimilarcoversbook2

jenniferw88 HIV/AIDS epidemic, Lockerbie, Hillsborough disaster. 1mo
kspenmoll Just added both to audible- they are free to members! 1mo
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1979 | Val McDermid
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I did manage to work out the baddie in this one (which is very rare for me to do), and yes, I like this series too!

#52bookclub24 #partofaduology #nevergonnaletyoudown #aprilminichallenge (Val is one of my favourite authors, so I knew she wouldn't let me down with a new series)
#aty24 #bookwithsimilarcoversbook1
#ukroadtrip #lanarkshire

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Another series started, and I loved it! I didn't get the culprits in this one, and looking forward to reading the next one.

#52bookclub24 #roadcycling #arevengestory
#pop24 #abookthatwasturnedintoamusical (well, it may have helped write Six!)
#aty24 #abookbyanauthorknownbytheirinitials

dabbe Yay! I can't believe how much I didn't remember; it's like I'm reading it for the first time! Discussion in 10 days! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Thank you, @AlldeBooks, for everything in my #litsolacemidsummerswap #naturalitsymidsummerswap package. I love everything, and the sweet pea seeds made me smile, as everyone in the card swap knows why I love them so much! I'm looking forward to reading the books too!

TheBookHippie Wow this looks amazing!!! I didn‘t get your card yet but I love them too! 1mo
monalyisha Might need to get my hands on that floral folklore! 1mo
julieclair So lovely! 1mo
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Randomize | Andy Weir
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Librarybelle Another prompt checked off! 1mo
BarbaraBB You‘re doing well with the challenges! 1mo
Crazeedi Great job! 1mo
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Librarybelle On my to read list! 1mo
mcctrish I‘ve got this on hold 1mo
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Librarybelle I‘m seeing so much love for this one. I think I‘ll have to stack it! (edited) 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I posted my review yesterday. So good! 1mo
Megabooks So glad you loved it!! 1mo
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Glad you‘re a fan too! 1mo
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Best book of the month for May.

Chrissyreadit Checking in to see if you received your match for the staycationintimeswap? 1mo
jenniferw88 @Chrissyreadit Yes - I did reply to the email. Sorry I have been on holiday and my Litsy app isn't working, so I've only just logged on to see this. 1mo
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The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Librarybelle Hooray!! 2mo
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I sent all #naturalitsymidsummerswap matches on Tuesday. I have received replies from 6 of you, but can the tagged people please confirm via email (in the comments, as my Litsy app isn't working correctly)?

jenniferw88 email: irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk (edited) 2mo
AllDebooks Sorry, I had a lot going on. I thought I had replied. I've received my match, thank you @jenniferw88 2mo
dabbe I got it! Sorry you had to tag me! Thanks for all your hard work in setting this up! 💙💚💙 2mo
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Librarybelle It sounds like this could be pretty dense 3mo
Hooked_on_books Uh-oh! I just got this one from the library. We‘ll see how I do with it. 3mo
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Birthday haul so far... I have more vouchers to spend!

TheBookHippie 🎉🎂🥳 HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS your card is enroute over the pond 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🥳 3mo
Bookwormjillk Happy birthday 🎉 3mo
squirrelbrain Brotherless Night is so good! ❤️ 3mo
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AmyG Happy Birthday!🎂 3mo
Tamra Happy BookBirthday! 3mo
BarbaraJean Happy Birthday!!🎂📚🎉 3mo
DHill Happy birthday! 🎉 3mo
RohitSawant Happy Birthday! 🎂 3mo
Sace Happy Birthday!🎂 3mo
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 3mo
AnnCrystal 👏🍰📚🎂🥳👍. 3mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
BarbaraBB Happy birthday Jenny 🤍 3mo
Bookbuyingaddict Happy birthday 🥳 3mo
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War Among Ladies | Eleanor Scott
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Thank you @Oryx and @TrishB for my birthday books - I'm looking forward to both of them!

Soubhiville Happy Birthday! They both look good. 😊 3mo
Sace Happy birthday! 3mo
Amor4Libros Happy Birthday! 3mo
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TrishB Have a great day Jenny 😁 3mo
SconsinBookyBadger Happy birthday! 🥳 3mo
Oryx You're welcome! I recently finished Ladies, and really enjoyed it. Hope you like! 3mo
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1. Brain scan results have come back - no change, and it's stable.
2. Following on from #1, I don't have to have another scan for another 2 years.
3. Jaffa has sat on my lap several times (he's only just becoming a lap cat!)
4. I've had an email from the diabetes team saying that I can finally get a sensor fitted to track my blood sugars better.
5. I've finally managed to get some #litsylove out!

#5joysfriday @DebinHawaii @dabbe @Mrs_B

wanderinglynn Yay! What wonderful news. 💛 3mo
julieclair These are 5 joys, indeed! Wonderful news. 💙 3mo
AmyG #1 🙌🏻 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wonderful news!!! 3mo
AnnCrystal 👏🙏💝. 3mo
TieDyeDude 👏💪 3mo
dabbe Well, those are 5 of the best joys of the week! #yahooyou! Thanks for the tag, too! 🤩😀😘 3mo
Tamra Woot! 👏🏾 3mo
Mrs_B That‘s wonderful news! 3mo
DebinHawaii What a wonderful list of joys & such great news on the medical! 💛💛💛 Also, pets to Jaffa from me! 🐈 Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 3mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I'm very pleased to announce the #naturalitsy #litsolace #summerswap!

Sign ups close 20TH MAY 2024.
Matches will be sent by 24th May.
Shipping should occur by 20TH JUNE 2024 (OPENING DAY!)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMUmkwQe8WRes5N4We8GiK3SGvzXi2AxlAW6Jq...

@AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

@LitsyEvents can you share please?

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A Calamity of Souls | David Baldacci
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squirrelbrain 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for posting, inspiring to see your choices! 3mo
Megabooks Thank you!! 3mo
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First, they saw a lobster pushing Mesolithic worked-stone tools out of its burrow - 'the first known Mesolithic archaeological excavation carried out by a member of the lobster community', as the Isle of Wight's county archaeologist David Tomalin put it wryly in the report he wrote up later.

😂😂😂

Aimeesue 😂😂😂 3mo
Sace 😆 🦞 3mo
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Here are my 4 nominations for #camplitsy24 @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain

(The Last Boat Home is really local to me, so I may be slightly biased in nominating this one!)

BarbaraBB You created a shortlist of your longlist fast 🤣🤣! Thanks for participating 💕 3mo
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB, haha! One wasn't even on it! 3mo
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jenniferw88 This is giving me Jane Eyre vibes! 3mo
squirrelbrain Great list! 3mo
Megabooks Nice choices!! 3mo
TheBookHippie These look good. 3mo
Caroline2 Great selection 😃 3mo
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Librarybelle Looks very interesting! 3mo
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Librarybelle Lots of prompts covered! 3mo
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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen, Liliuokalani | Liliuokalani (Queen of Hawaii)
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Congratulations, @DebinHawaii, on reaching 500K!

My 5 things:
1. JAFFA!
2. Coffee & chocolate
3. Books and Litsy
4. My parents
5. Knowing that I'm going to Gladstone's Library in 6 months' time!

#500kgiveaway

RaeLovesToRead 5/ 💃💃💃💃💃 4mo
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Paperback
Both
Historical
Both
Coffee
Both
Print

Tagging anyone who wants to play!

Eggs 🩷💜🩷 4mo
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Bookbuyingaddict Oh please 🙄 no more about j k Rowling the poor woman has been hounded and she‘s given millions of children so much joy over the years she‘s a genius . I happen to agree with her points of view , she was standing up for US her sex “women “ who‘s rights - confirmed by the UN - look it up ! Are going backwards . She‘s not denying anyone their rights just protecting womens rights - definition a woman DOES NOT have a penis! Book talk only please 🙏 4mo
5feet.of.fury ⬆️🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️trans women are women, people‘s gender expression does not negatively impact women‘s right in the slightest no matter what *check notes* Robert Galbraith has to say about it. 4mo
Amiable Great ideas for prompts, @jenniferw88 ! And amen, @5feet.of.fury . 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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Deblovestoread Fantastic, Jenny! 💜 4mo
BookmarkTavern @5feet.of.fury Hear, hear! 🙌🏻 4mo
jenniferw88 @5feet.of.fury I just used her as an example - I might read Lethal White, but I couldn't think of another 'problematic' author. 4mo
5feet.of.fury @jenniferw88 HP Lovecraft is another potential! 4mo
Amiable @jenniferw88 Orson Scott Card is another one 4mo
slategreyskies @5feet.of.fury well said! Thank you! 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 4mo
Bookbuyingaddict @5feet.of.fury @Amiable @slategreyskies anyone can be anyone but not at the expense of another group. What‘s wrong with saying women menstruate rather than calling us menstruators? And why people with a cervix ? People don‘t have a cervix a woman does and why is everyone so angry ??every person is also entitled to an opinion and freedom of speech. 3mo
slategreyskies @Karons1 Don‘t tag me just to argue. 3mo
slategreyskies ^^^the comment above was directed to the user who made the comment above me and then changed their screen name after I commented. Just FYI to anyone else who was tagged. 3mo
Amiable @Bookbuyingaddict Freedom of speech doesn't come without consequences. Go ahead and express your opinion. The rest of us have the right to express ours in response. @slategreyskies Totally agree! 3mo
Bookbuyingaddict Hold on what is going on here ? Is everyone beating me up because i made a comment just an opinion and no @slategreyskies I changed my username to fit in with another account so do not make assumptions or bully me, why would you make that assumption? You don‘t know me you know nothing about me at all. Why do women turn on women when we should be supporting each other against misogyny. @amiable yes your right & freedom is extremely important in (edited) 3mo
Bookbuyingaddict Everything, speech , movement , opinions. Sometimes anger is a good thing as it starts a dialogue and change (women‘s right to vote etc ) as the wonderful novelist marian Keyes said in an interview at the weekend , anger is good bitterness is not. I do not like to see anyone being hounded on either side of this debate. The trans community Iv interacted with in the uk are all lovely people , there are however a small minority of mostly men taking 3mo
Bookbuyingaddict Advantage in gaps in the law in the uk , maybe in the rest of the world who knows , for their own evil gains. For example convicted rapist deciding to identify as a woman with no checks , he was moved to a female prison where he then raped 7 inmates and a prison guard. Another - man using female changing rooms pretending to identify as a woman, sexual assaulted 2 girls. So that was my point ,about keeping some spaces safe and exclusive for women. (edited) 3mo
Bookbuyingaddict @slategreyskies id be grateful if you‘d kindly remove your comments about me in your message above 👆 above and changing my user name you‘ve made it very personal and rather nasty and I‘m very upset 3mo
Bookbuyingaddict We are like books. Most people only see our cover, the minority read only the introduction, many people believe the critics. Ps im also changing my profile photo but nothing to do with this 👆 3mo
Bookbuyingaddict No Personal Attacks

As of April 2019, Litsy has adopted LibraryThing's rule prohibiting personal attacks against other Litsy members. If you must criticize, criticize words and ideas, not people. Name-calling is included within personal attacks. We know people get angry and make mistakes. Egregious and repeat offenders will be barred from Litsy. Please note that one violation of this policy does not excuse another.
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TheBookHippie People feel this way about Shel Silverstein, Ronald Dahl, some children‘s classics and many books written 1800/1900 . Sometimes you read along and go WOE. I love Hemingway‘s writings but 😵‍💫😝 he is problematic too. Interesting challenge lots to think about. 3mo
TheBookHippie @5feet.of.fury I‘m lost now as I have no cervix… couldn‘t resist. People … it‘s NOT PIE. Rights for one does NOT take away rights for all. Could take away your privilege of being the only one with rights and if that‘s a problem the issue is you. ✌🏼☮️ peace love and light from the resident hippie 😊 (edited) 3mo
5feet.of.fury @TheBookHippie heyyy idk if I got tagged by mistake. Xoxo 😘 I couldn‘t agree with you more. ♥️🏳️‍🌈 3mo
5feet.of.fury No one personally attacked karons (I didn‘t even tag, I just wanted the first comment to not be the last) this whole @im being persecuted bc someone slightly disagreed with me is so funny 3mo
TheBookHippie @5feet.of.fury right?! Yes I meant you because you just were stating a fact and whew…. 3mo
5feet.of.fury @TheBookHippie 😂 ♥️ I didn‘t read a lot of the comments because she said she didn‘t want to fight… whoops 😅 3mo
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Best book for March!

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BarkingMadRead I love these books! I found the first 9 in 3 anthologies at a used book store! 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Amazing series. Harry and friends are awesome. 4mo
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kwmg40 I love this series. The characters are great, especially Bob the skull. 4mo
Librarybelle Always fun to find a new series! 4mo
julesG I really liked this series. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I LOVED this author's Codex Alera and have had this series on my radar foreverrrrr 4mo
BookBr This happened to me when I read this book! 4mo
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Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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#roll100 pick for April. @PuddleJumper

LiteraryinLawrence I really liked this book back when I read it! 4mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good. Stacked. 4mo
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 4mo
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How to Say Babylon | Safiya Sinclair
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Librarybelle Good to know…I have this on my list yo read for the women‘s prize NF. 4mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve heard this is an amazing book. But the abuse bit is why I won‘t be reading it. But I‘m really glad so many people are appreciating it! 4mo
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BarbaraBB You finished it! 👍🏽 4mo
Kristy_K Good to know about the content warnings. I‘m on the fence about this one b/c sometimes that becomes too much for me. (edited) 4mo
jenniferw88 @Kristy_K, it's probably not for you then, as although I wasn't triggered, it definitely could for some people - I did find myself pausing it just after the tougher parts. I'm also pretty sure I've missed some triggers, but I think I've got the majority of the main ones listed here. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Librarybelle I need to read this one! 4mo
5feet.of.fury So good! 4mo
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"In eighteenth-century North America, Benjamin Franklin - who owned a firm that printed money for the colonies - hit on the idea of misspelling Pennsylvania on official currency on the grounds that forgers would spell it correctly and the notes could easily be spotted as counterfeit, but that only went so far."

Aimeesue 😂 4mo
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Selected Poems and Songs | Robert R Burns
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TheBookHippie Wow!!! Brava!!! 🌸🪻🌺🌷🌻🌼🌹 5mo
Captivatedbybooks Ooo i missed this one! 5mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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Chrissyreadit you are fast! 5mo
AllDebooks So pretty 😍 5mo
jenniferw88 @Chrissyreadit to be fair, I'd already bought the cards, stickers, and washi tape - I only had to print the poem out. 5mo
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛 5mo
kspenmoll Mine arrived today! Thank you for the poem! When we read/taught Of Mice & Men we started with this poem…” The best laid schemes o‘ Mice an‘Men…” 😀 4mo
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Selected Poems and Songs | Robert R Burns
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Do you think this is spring-y enough?! 🤣🤣🤣 #naturalitsyspringeequinox @TheBookHippie @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit

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Selected Poems and Songs | Robert R Burns
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Spending the day writing #naturalitsyspringequinox cards. Already had to rewrite one as I forgot to enclose the poem 🤦🏻‍♀️

@TheBookHippie @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit

TheBookHippie 🙃🙂🙃 5mo
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 5mo
AllDebooks ❤️🌷❤️ 5mo
kspenmoll So pretty! 4mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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The best book for February is Some People Need Killing by Patricia Evangelista, but Matrix is using a bonus space, as it was very close between them.

#readingbracket2024

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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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#roll100 @PuddleJumper

Decided to just post the book I hope to get to this month.

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Contents page!

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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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#bookreport Started and finished the top 3.

#weeklyforecast Finish Storm Front, Continue Restoration Britain, Start The Dictionary People, and maybe How to Say Babylon.

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