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KatieDid927

KatieDid927

Joined June 2018

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It | Stephen King
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1. I think Krampus is really fascinating. I also love ghost stories and witchy stories.
2. I love the 2015 Krampus movie. Both funny and scary. I also love Psycho and Cabin in the Woods.
3. 🎈🤡
4. American Horror Story, but I haven‘t seen the latest season yet. Buffy is my fave TV show of all time. Original Twilight Zone.
5. Gore isn‘t my fave but also isn‘t a dealbreaker.
6. Fave ghost story?

#CreepyChristmas @teebe

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Thank you @4thhouseontheleft !! I love everything! I‘m dressed as Sally for Halloween this year! I may post a pic on here, not sure yet haha. The books were perfect choices too and the plaque is so cute and so me. You‘re awesome. And thanks for organizing such a fun swap @sprainedbrain & @Meaw_catlady !

#BasicWitchSwap #BWS

Meaw_catlady Ooh so many great treasures!please post a pic of your costume! 🖤 3w
4thhouseontheleft I'm glad you like it! Happy Halloween! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 3w
lele1432 Those Tazo teas sound amazing! 3w
sprainedbrain Wonderful gifts! Happy Halloween! 🎃 3w
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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It‘s heeeeere!!! Thanks @4thhouseontheleft ! I can‘t wait!! #BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

4thhouseontheleft 🥳👻🎃 3w
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I love Shirley Jackson‘s short fiction and this was my first foray into her longer works. I went in completely blind, which I liked. It amped up the creepy factor.

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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I really dig this world! I like Lila! And Kell! I‘m excited to see what happens next!

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

#SeriesRead @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 4w
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Just sent this out via owl post (aka USPS) to a very special witch! 🧙🏼‍♀️ #BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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I loved this story! I‘ve always been fascinated by cemeteries and I wonder if it‘s partially because our town‘s main cemetery was next door to my elementary school. Growing up in New England there were plenty of old cemeteries to explore and those are my favorite spots to visit when in Boston. They‘re special places. Thanks to @madamereadsalot1 for gifting this to me in a swap! 🤗

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

madamereadsalot1 Yay! I'm glad you liked it! 🙌 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I love exploring old cemeteries too! But only in daylight. 👻 (edited) 1mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I haven‘t seen the movie and I read The Rules of Magic first. I liked this, but not nearly as much as it‘s prequel. I think my expectations were really high and the story wasn‘t as compelling. I wasn‘t as invested in Sally and Gillian as characters as I was in Frances and Jet. However, this was the book that introduced the Owens family to the world, so it has my respect. I have to check out the movie now.

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

Linsy It is very different from the prequel. I read it in the order you did and, maybe because of that, it took me a bit to get into the original. 1mo
KatieDid927 @Linsy Yeah exactly. I like it, just wasn‘t totally what I expected. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I liked the prequel better too, and I read them in the order they were published. 1mo
KatieDid927 @4thhouseontheleft Oh wow good to know. Wasn‘t sure if a different reading order would change the enjoyment level. I tried watching the movie last night and liked that even less. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @KatieDid927 The movie I did like! But mainly for the Midnight Margaritas scene. 😆 (edited) 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ve seen some mixed reviews but I really liked this follow-up. It doesn‘t pack the same punch as the original but I still really enjoyed returning to Gilead. I think it‘s as simple as tempering expectations. Mine weren‘t that high going in so I was along for the journey.

Started this in Sept but still counting it as a #Screamathon read because there were def some horror and thriller elements.

4thhouseontheleft 👍 🙌 1mo
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October is here! I love themed reading in October! This is my slightly ambitious TBR pile for #Screamathon. We‘ll see how far I get, plus I have to finish The Testaments first! Happy Spooktober reading! #AllHallowsRead

cathipink Oooh, some good ones in there! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft So many good books in that stack! Great idea to read Stiff in October. 2mo
britt_brooke Love the magnets, especially Vonnegut! (edited) 2mo
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LaurenELovesToRead Do you suggest The Chestnut Man? 2mo
KatieDid927 @LaurenELovesToRead Dunno, haven't read it yet! This is my TBR for October. Will post a review once I do. 2mo
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Smoke and Mirrors | Neil Gaiman
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Thanks so much for my festively fun #ScreamathonSwap package @bullbunny ! I love the zombie finger wine stopper and the Buffy postcard!! (Hard to see in the pic, but still.) Perfect to get me in the holiday spirit! Smoke and Mirrors is def going on my Screamathon tbr for this year! 🤗

@4thhouseontheleft #Screamathon

bullbunny I am so glad you like everything! I wish I did more, I wanted to make sure it got to you. Before my trip. What I forgot to say in the card was, I included the funko to add to your villain collection. Not sure how broad it goes. Dumb me 🤦‍♀️ 😄 2mo
KatieDid927 @bullbunny Haha no worries, and thanks again! 🤗 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Ahh, that wine stopper! So cool! 2mo
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Day 7 - 🤷🏻‍♀️

#7days7covers #covercrush

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Crazeedi Nice!❤ 2mo
bullbunny That's a pretty cover!! 2mo
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Day 5 - The books glow in the dark!

#7days7covers #covercrush

SauerPatch 😮😮 That makes it so much cooler! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Excellent choice! I didn‘t know that the cover glowed and I woke up in the middle of the night and was like “what the hell is that??!” 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, it‘s so cool! 2mo
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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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Day 4 - Beautiful cover for a beautiful book.

#7days7covers #covercrush

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Day 3 - I may have purchased this book based on the cover alone. Worth it.

#7days7covers #covercrush

wanderinglynn It is a beautiful cover. And the story is good too! 👍🏻 2mo
KatieDid927 @wanderinglynn It is, I love it. 2mo
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Day 2 - 🍬🍫🍕🍭🍪🍩🍟🍰

#7days7covers #covercrush

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Coming at ya @bullbunny ! Should arrive in a couple days!

#ScreamathonSwap #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

bullbunny Awesome you should get yours today! I misplaced the receipt with tracking, via ups *facepalm 2mo
KatieDid927 @bullbunny lol all good! 2mo
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Little Weirds | Jenny Slate
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If I‘m tagged by two different people for the same challenge, by Litsy law that means I‘m required to participate. Right?

Day 1 - This book isn‘t even out yet and I‘m beyond obsessed with this cover.

#7days7covers #covercrush

Owlizabeth I looooove Jenny Slate 2mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Finally finished my reread last night. This took me a lot longer than I anticipated, it was a lot more difficult and emotional this time around given how prescient the story is. It‘s not an easy read, but it‘s so worth it.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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1. I think 10? Had to count my shot glasses. Mostly Europe, a couple island nations and Canada. I should find a better way to keep track. 🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Coastline if forced to choose.
3. South Africa 🇿🇦 and the UK 🇬🇧
4. Hmm 🤔 I am having an impossible time answering this. Hogwarts? I guess?

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗📚👏🏻🤗 2mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Look what arrived @LibrarianRyan @Smarkies !! Thanks so much, I love them! I‘m so glad they weren‘t lost! #BookmarkSwap

Smarkies Oh yay! They finally got to you!!!! 🥰 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 2mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Happy pub day to The Testaments! Currently re-reading Handmaid‘s Tale in anticipation. Here‘s a glance at my first edition!

Hoopiefoot I decided this AM that I need a reread too😀 2mo
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Beautiful story about family and what we pass down. The story itself was a little sparse but I loved the style and the characters were vivid. #ARC

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1. I was genuinely shocked at how bad this book was. I don‘t understand how it‘s popular.
2. Parks & Rec, Bob‘s Burgers, Rick & Morty
3. Not sure yet? Prob something involving eggs.
4. EST
5. Blue Bone

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Avanders I love all those shows.. and also did not understand the hype over the tagged book 😁😘 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Parks and Rec is one of my favorites. 💜 2mo
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Mehso-so

I waffled between a pick and so-so. I really enjoyed the premise and some of the characters. Pearl is an amazing little girl and I loved how she was developed, but unfortunately the story fell flat for me overall. Many of the coincidences were a little too convenient, there were a lot of cliches and the MC's inner dialogue was repetitive and tedious. By the last 50 pages I was skimming to find out what happens. ⬇️

KatieDid927 This is also the book that made me realize stories based in boats or on the water bore me. It was an issue for me with Moby Dick, some of Davos' POV chapters in Song of Ice and Fire and even movies like Master and Commander. Maybe it's that I grew up near Mystic, CT and visiting the seaport often but I think another part of it is the descriptions of the sea and managing a ship ultimately all blend together. It just doesn't keep my interest. #ARC 3mo
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PLUS @BarkingMadRun sent me this awesome throw pillow cover! Thanks again!!! (The Alice in Wonderland pillow cover was a previous gift from my mom.) 2/2

#HighFivetoSummerSwap #HFTSS @JoScho

BarkingMadRun I‘m glad you like it! I agonized over sending a second book or this cool pillow! 3mo
KatieDid927 @BarkingMadRun All good! And I read your card, no worries about the pillow. I knew it was a cover when I added it to my list. ☺️ 3mo
JoScho Love love love this pillow! 3mo
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Thanks so much @BarkingMadRun for my awesome #HighFivetoSummerSwap package!! I‘ve been wanting to read this book so badly. 1/2

#HFTSS @JoScho

JoScho 💜💜💜 3mo
monalyisha The feathers are great! 😍 (edited) 3mo
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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💙 Blue

🃏 I don‘t know enough to have a fave!

🔮 Celestite right now but I‘m still learning

📖 Harry Potter is still my fave witchy book

🌱 Lilacs, lavender, sage

🍬 Dark chocolate, fruity candy, salted caramel

💧 Eucalyptus, patchouli

#BasicWitchSwap 🧙🏼‍♀️ @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Love Celestite! 🖤🖤 3mo
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Both, iced
Fiction, but I like both
Light
Cats when it‘s for witchy purposes
Tarot
Story
Crystals
East

#BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Received this from a mystery sender the other day! #HighFivetoSummerSwap #HFTSS @JoScho

JoScho Yay!!! 3mo
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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1. 🌊🛶
2. Chillin‘ 😎
3. Cookie dough 🍨
4. I played piano for a few years as a kid. I‘d love to brush up on it. 🎹
5. 👍🏼

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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This story is ultimately about trauma and the pervasive ways it impacts our lives. It also explores sexuality, violence, family and race. I really liked the book but it might be a difficult read for some. #ARC

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This hit the post office this afternoon! Whoo! #HighFivetoSummerSwap #HFTSS @JoScho

JoScho Yay! One week until opening day! 3mo
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Last Ones Left Alive | Sarah Davis-Goff
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A solid zombie tale. Took me about half the book to get into it and I‘m not huge on zombies but I did like it overall. #ARC

Book_Fairy_Mary Enjoyed this one as well! 3mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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1. I‘m picky about them. The Walking Dead is such a huge part of the zeitgeist I‘m a little fatigued on zombies 🧟‍♀️
2. Vampires 🧛🏼‍♀️
3. Psychological thrillers for sure 🧠
4. Psycho, The Birds, 28 Days Later, Cabin in the Woods 🔪
5. I don‘t like regular ol‘ Reese‘s cups. Smaller, bigger, differently shaped, with other stuff in them... all great. The plain, normal sized ones don‘t work for me. It‘s weird 🤷🏻‍♀️

@bullbunny #ScreamathonSwap

bullbunny So not feeling the walking dead zombies? Do you like wine? 3mo
KatieDid927 @bullbunny Yeah Walking Deaded out. The book I‘m reading now actually does have zombies and I like it but I can‘t help but compare. I do really like post-apocalyptic stories though. That‘s my fave part of zombie stories. And yes I love wine! Dry over sweet. 3mo
KatieDid927 @bullbunny Oh and my honorable mention answer for #5 is I love any and all red licorice EXCEPT Red Vines. 3mo
bullbunny Good to know! And wine not sure, haven't really had much to see if I like it or not. I love all red licorice I can't stand black and if we're talking licorice. 3mo
kamoorephoto Good picks for your scary movies!!!! 3mo
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t enjoy this book as much as I expected. It‘s incredibly pretentious and overwritten, easily 150-200 pages too long. Some of the characters are interesting but others are underdeveloped, especially the only female character of the story. The author tries very hard to write a profound and great American novel, but fails because he‘s trying so damn hard. I hated one part of the ending quite a lot. At least the kitty is cute! #catsoflitsy

DrawingSustenance Look at that cute face! 😺 3mo
cathipink Oh man 😑 I've been saving this one for a non-baseball time of year, so that I don't miss baseball season as much. I'm sorry it wasn't good. 3mo
KatieDid927 @cathipink I'm a big baseball fan and the baseball was far and away the best part of the novel. It was interesting enough that it held my attention and I got through all 500+ pages in four days, but, I ultimately didn't enjoy it. Other people do so maybe you will! 3mo
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KatieDid927 @JulietBooks Thanks! 😍 3mo
wanderinglynn Cute kitty! ❤️🐱 3mo
j9brown A perfect little kitty face 🤩 3mo
8little_paws the kitty is very cute! 3mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown Aww, thanks! She just wishes Auntie Nene could pet her! 3mo
Amiable I love your kitty! 😻 (I also loved the book, but let‘s not talk about that. 😀) 3mo
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“What other sport not only kept a stat as cruel as the error but posted it on the scoreboard for everyone to see?” ⚾️

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Ayiti | Roxane Gay
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My first ever Litsy #bookhaul post! This was a haul from @strandbookstore from a little over a year ago. My third Litsy post ever! Sadly I‘ve only read the top book thus far, although Gourmet Rhapsody and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo have both moved up in priority on the TBR list. Thanks for the fun challenge @Lcsmcat ! #bookhaulchallenge

Lcsmcat Thanks for playing! 3mo
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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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This was a wonderful exploration of self, womanhood, sexuality and race. It was a challenging read at times, in good and necessary ways. Worth it even for readers like me who aren‘t that into YA. #ARC

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1. I‘m normally not big on milk chocolate BUT I do like fun size candy bars like Snickers, Twix and Butterfinger.
2. Oh man, both!
3. Shot glasses from travels and Funko Pops.
4. Sanderson sisters, Oogie Boogie, Pennywise. I‘m big into ghost stories too. Oh and scariest monster villains ever are the Skeksis from Dark Crystal and The Gentlemen from Buffy.

#ScreamathonSwap @4thhouseontheleft

bullbunny What kind of funko pops you got? 3mo
KatieDid927 @bullbunny Lotsa Disney ones, a few Harry Potter, Buffy and Rick & Morty plus some randos like Dorothy from Golden Girls, Dean from Supernatural, etc. I have a villains shelf that I love. Some I've been wanting for it are the B&W Norman Bates variant, the new Madame Leota from Haunted Mansion, Ursula and Yzma. I've had my eye on the Rupert Giles pop too. I also don't have any Hocus Pocus or Nightmare Before Xmas ones yet! 3mo
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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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Thank you so so much for my beautiful handmade bookmarks @Butterflyamore ! I love them!! 🤗

#BookmarkSwap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 3mo
Butterflyamore I‘m glad you love them! 3mo
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The Identicals | Elin Hilderbrand
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This was my first Hilderbrand! I really enjoyed it as a light summer read. Which of her books should I add to my TBR next? She‘s written so many it‘s overwhelming!

Mariposa_Bookworm I just finished listening to this one. It was so good. 3mo
KatieDid927 @Mariposa_Bookworm Awesome, thanks! 3mo
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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I enjoyed Volume 1. I‘m interested to see where the story goes.

#SeriesRead @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤩🤩 3mo
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Unpopular opinion time! This was only okay. There were some spooky elements, but overall I found it to be highly predictable and uneven. Some plot developments didn‘t make a lot of sense, or were overly manipulative. The writing itself felt disjointed. Hopping from first to third person narratives can sometimes work, but it didn‘t for me here. Clearly some people love it, but for me it was a pile o‘ meh. #BotM

lele1432 Oh shoot! I got this as one of my picks lol. I'm leery of shifting perspectives as well. Hope I like it better lol 3mo
KatieDid927 @lele1432 I have really high standards when it comes to thrillers, so you might! Most other people seem to. 3mo
lele1432 I have some pretty high standards too lol! 😂 Maybe the spookiness will draw me in. 3mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife I‘m about 100 pages and find the writing good, but it being slow. 3mo
Mowen036 I figured everything out! I was highly disappointed. 3mo
KatieDid927 @Mowen036 Yeeeeeep. The only thing I didn‘t see coming what who Tom‘s dad was then I felt silly for not seeing it. I knew Frank‘s son was the new killer the second I found out he had one. The fact that the cops didn‘t investigate that from the get-go is a HUGE plot hole. 3mo
Mowen036 @KatieDid927 yup! So many plot holes. I didn‘t see the whole toms dad coming. It was like almost unneeded because a lot of the plot points weren‘t resolved. 3mo
KatieDid927 @Mowen036 I definitely agree with that. 3mo
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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1. This is a harder question for me than it should be, but I guess I‘d land on indoor because I like the outdoors but can be picky about it.
2. Unsweetened iced tea
3. Moorland in England. Or just England, period. Still have never been.
4. Gray and blue.
5. Yes, I remembered which pair I chose this morning! 😂

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Carnegie Hill: A Novel | Jonathan Vatner
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Mehso-so

I liked the author's use of complex and flawed characters. Most of the people in this book are terrible, but that's not a dealbreaker for me. I like experiencing the imperfections of humanity through fiction. My hang-up is the story itself. It felt like he had developed these characters but wasn't quite sure where to take them. As a result most of the story arcs felt clichéd and forced. It kept my attention, but, meh. #ARC

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Carnegie Hill: A Novel | Jonathan Vatner
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Got these puppies out the door today! #BookmarkSwap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yrahhhh 4mo
KatieDid927 @LibrarianRyan One is going to Canada and it should arrive on time. I didn't have a handle for that recipient, hoping it's not held up too long at customs! 4mo
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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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Imperative. #ARC

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Bailedbailed

Oh I hated this book. I‘m 200 pages in and I can‘t keep going. NOTHING happens. Nothing. The romance storyline is forced and doesn‘t feel remotely organic. Neither MC is very well-developed and that‘s probably a major reason why. The author‘s take on supernatural beings is interesting, too bad she didn‘t actually have much of a plot to develop around it.

Not sure if it counts as a #SeriesRead if I bailed 😂 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Any attempt counts! 😊 4mo
Amiable I totally agree with your thoughts about this book. 4mo
KatieDid927 @Amiable Thanks! I felt kind of bad because it‘s one of my mom‘s favorites but she wasn‘t offended by opinions; thankfully she just laughed haha. 4mo
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