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KristiAhlers

KristiAhlers

Joined February 2020

Publisher author, former flight attendant,flower arranger, and total lover of books. All the books!
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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For the year 1997 I selected to read this memoir. This author experienced a massive stroke at the age of 43 and suffered from what is called “Locked In” syndrome. He dictated this book by blinking his left eye. The only movement the man had left after the stroke. This is heartbreaking but worth the read #19822022 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle This does sound a heartbreaking read 1d
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This is part of my 1982-2022 reading challenge. Published in 2007. First in a series. Overall it was a good set up for the coming books mixing witch lore with vampire. So yeah hadn‘t read that yet. I wasn‘t comfortable with some of the vocabulary such as “Fag” and “Retard” but otherwise solid PN read with a dash of romance #19822022 #romantsy @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Nice! 2d
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Drink, Slay, Love | Sarah Beth Durst
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Vampires, were-unicorns (because why not I mean really!) and a little romance, a few giggles and some dark bits with evil family and voila! A fast weekend read! #100readschallenge #romantsy

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Witches | Roald Dahl
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Part of the 1982-2022 reading challenge I give you The Witches by Roald Dahl published in 1983. It was a cute read and apparently it‘s being turned into movie soon. #19822022 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Good choice! 2d
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I LOVED everything about this book. It has it all. Slow burn romance (if you don‘t like romance don‘t worry it‘s not the main theme of the story), murder suspense, ballet, great storyline and characters. Picked this one on a lark. I‘m not sorry about it #romantsy #ballethemedreads #100readschallenge #19822022 published 2014 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Great job! And I love your ballet challenge! 3d
KristiAhlers @Librarybelle I‘m having a lot of fun with it. And I‘m always down to hunt out gems to read! 3d
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Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel | Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
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This is the second book in the duet centered around a ballet school. Bette, June, Gigi are all back and it picks up where book one left off. I have to say I loved this series, the characters and storyline. #balletreads #100bookchallenge #balletthemedreads

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This author does have a lyrical way of telling a story. I enjoyed this one and would recommend her to those who enjoy Greek mythology stories

CoverToCoverGirl It was a wonderful telling. 3d
StayCurious Love your bookmark! 3d
KristiAhlers @StayCurious thank you! I got this one and an Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from Barnes & Noble. I collect bookmarks so I‘m always looking for new ones. 3d
StayCurious I love Audrey as well! I‘m always on the lookout for Audrey art 3d
KristiAhlers @StayCurious me too! Breakfast at Tiffany‘s and Roman Holiday are my favorites. But I also love Sabrina and my Fair Lady. My phone cover is a Breakfast at Tiffany‘s art. 3d
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Not one of her best. Felt a little repetitive from previous titles by this author. Slow burn romance and a pleasant read. #romantsy #100bookreadchallenge

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Ugly Dark Truth | Sapphire Knight
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Book 2 in a duet. I have to say this felt rushed. I would have liked a lot more development between the various relationships. Still over all a quick read ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 #romantsy

StayCurious Pretty cover 3d
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Little White Lies | Sapphire Knight
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First in a duet. Solid character development and a slow burn romance. I look forward to seeing how she ties up loose ends. This does end in a cliffhanger #romantsy #100readschallenge

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Another January book club win! This was a charming debut. I loved Molly and her way of looking at the world. Super fast paced read. Managed to inhale in one sitting. #bookclubreads #wintercosy @PuddleJumper

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I quite fancied this book. Strong historical fiction and Ms. Ferguson knows how the aristocracy works. Loved the characters and storyline. #100readschallenge #wintercosy @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 1w
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Anthem | Noah Hawley
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This is a solid book club read. It‘s a read that will really make you think about how we currently live life. Truly enjoyed it from the characters developmentand even the authors interaction with the reader. #bookclubreads

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A very good and comprehensive biography of George Balanchine who is the creator of New York City Ballet. This is book 1 in my ballet themed reading challenge #balletthemedreads #ballet #100reads #19822022 published 2012 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Woohoo! 3d
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It Ain't Me, Babe | Tillie Cole
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This was such a good read. Loved the characters. There are some dark moments and they may be triggering to some. Off to download the rest of the series. #romantsy #100reads

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s a great series and very dark. 1w
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I inhaled this one. Such a sweet and funny and yes, sad at times. I love everything about this one. Truly one sitting read. #romantsy #100reads #YA

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This is book 2 in the series and although the storyline didn‘t move forward a whole lot (ok not at all) there was a lot of character development and relationship development. I love these characters so I was okay with that. I do hope book three though does move the storyline along and that we don‘t have to wait too long for it. #romantsy #100reads

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The Shadow Between Us | Tricia Levenseller
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Yeah probably in the minority here but that‘s fine. This book has been hyped to the point of ridiculous. The heroine is supposed to “know her mind” and be the poster child for “female empowerment.” What she is is an unlikable brat and I had to stop myself from rolling my eyes more than I should while reading. Hard pass on this one. Guess there is a reason I put off reading it. #100reads

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The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz | Thomas Geve, Charlie Inglefield
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This is without a doubt one of the best narratives from a person who experience this horror I‘ve read. Heartbreaking in its horror and detailed drawings and narrative. This book should be read by everyone.

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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs points total is 1,822. Had a great time doing this @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! 2w
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This is an amazing tragic and heartbreaking and lovely book. Yes, it‘s all that and more really. If you read only a little bit this should make that TBR pile for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fragile Eternity | Melissa Marr
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#49 in #rollthedice challenge. I really enjoyed the continuation of this series. This book 3 in the fae series and I‘m intrigued by the twists and turns this one took. You should really read book 1 first before reading this one as it will help you understand what‘s going on. Definitely not a stand alone #romantsy #100bookchallenge @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 2w
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This Is Falling | Ginger Scott
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This was truly a sweet book with endearing characters. Highly recommend this one. Slow burn romance and 1st in a series but HEA here. So no cliffhanger #romatsy #wintercosy #100reads @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Yay! Sounds like a cute read 2w
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Risen | Cole Gibsen
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The first in my #rollthedice challenge. This was #24 on my list. Soild PNR, enemies to lovers, slow burn and apparently the first book in a series. Enjoyable few hours read #rollthedice #romantsy @PuddleJumper

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Priest | Sierra Simone
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I know I‘m going against the grain here but I enjoyed it. Read it for what it is a spicy romance that‘s not there to change the world. I love this authors writing style. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy #romantsy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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American King | Sierra Simone
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Book 3 in this Camelot retelling. Super spicy, have Kleenex handy! Love this series! Great characters and storyline. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Make It Sweet | Kristen Callihan
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I really enjoyed this book. This author is very good at crafting characters the reader will want to take the journey with to the end. Highly recommend! #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Book 1 in her new series. I have to confess I love NR and read just about all over her stories. Great way to pass the holiday with #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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Book 1 in a trilogy. I thought it was a decent enough read slow to start to be honest but when the writer found her stride it was good. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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American Prince | Sierra Simone
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Book 2 in the series. Super steamy. Interesting take on the Camelot myth. I liked the back story we got with this one between Ash and Embrey. Helped to knit together that part of the story. This one is super steamy, y‘all so be aware if that isn‘t your cuppa #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Meet Me Under the Mistletoe | Claire Contreras, Katee Robert, M. Robinson, Skye Warren, Jenika Snow, Pam Godwin, M. O'Keefe, Jade West, Giana Darling, Theodora Taylor, Sienna Snow, Sam Mariano, Maria Luis, Alta Hensley, Amelia Wilde
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I‘m giving this a pick due to the fact some of my favorite authors have participated. Fun collection of spicy holiday reads. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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The Enchanted Sonata | Heather Dixon Wallwork
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Another Nutcracker retelling. And another pick! Super creative and loved how the author still managed to keep the Nutcracker elements #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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This was an interesting fantasy read. I truly enjoyed the world building and story line 10pts #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Winter Games: A Mystery | John Feinstein
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Week 3. I know I‘m late and I‘m so sorry. Had some family health issues non Covid. Playing catch up now. My week 3 holiday points are 370. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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Winter Games: A Mystery | John Feinstein
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I‘m in my reading/hanging out room and painting with diamonds and watching one of my favorite Christmas movies ever! #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

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If you‘re looking for a cute and sweet holiday read here you go! Very light read. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy 40 pts @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Slightly obsessed with these blooms.

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Winter Games: A Mystery | John Feinstein
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One of my favorite things to do is to do floral arrangements. Just finished doing my holiday arrangement! Flowers also make me very happy. My reading room is now officially festive.

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Still With Me | Jessica Cunsolo
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This series was an impulse buy at the beginning and I‘ve enjoyed all three books in the series. Great characters and storyline (at times you‘ll need to suspense disbelief but it‘s fiction for a reason). 10pts #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Book 3 and the final in the vampire RH romance series. Great ending. Love the characters! 10 pts #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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American Queen | Sierra Simone
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I was going to start this at the new year but I couldn‘t wait. And I‘m glad I didn‘t. I inhaled this one. So freaking good. Super spicy so if that‘s not your cuppa you probably won‘t like this one. Off to get the next book in the series. 10 impulse pts #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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19th Christmas | James Patterson
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Nothing says Holiday Cheer than a murder mystery read. This one felt a little flat for me. Super fast read as most Patterson books are. Part of the Woman‘s Murder Club series #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy 10pts impulse read @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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You can‘t go wrong with this author. And add the holidays, yummy alpha males. One happy romance reader #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy 40 pts total @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Window Shopping | Tessa Bailey
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I‘m so glad I put this on my TBR List. I did it as a fluke and it was a fun steamy read sure to put you in the holiday spirit. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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This is a super sweet friends to lover holiday romance read. It would be a perfect Hallmark movie to be honest. What I didn‘t always love was Amber but otherwise a good read #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 #wintercosy 40 pts holiday read + TBR List @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Dava Shastri's Last Day | Kirthana Ramisetti
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Family drama is the name of the game in this debut novel. It‘s actually more than that but I‘ll let the read discover this for themselves. Have Kleenex handy, be prepared to chuckle a few times. #wintergames2021 #wintercosy 10 pts impulse read @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Cry for Me | R. Sullins
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Truly enjoyed this one. Make sure you have Kleenex handy. This story touched on bullying so if this is a trigger for you proceed with caution. Well rounded story #wintergames #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy 10 pts impulse read @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Another Nutcracker retelling. This one those follows the original story very closely. A fun holiday read. #wintergames #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper I've been legit staring at that cover trying to figure out what it is. I keep thinking it's a bug, I don't even know 1mo
HollyBolly Is this romanceish? I am trying to find more Christmas books without romance. 1mo
KristiAhlers @HollyBolly there is romance 1mo
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Winter Games: A Mystery | John Feinstein
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Week 2 points for #wintergames #mistletoemaniacs for reading 396 pts word game 222 for a total of 618 @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome ❤️💚❤️ 1mo
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I‘m so unbelievably sad that she passed away last night. I‘ve been a long time fan for years. Rest In Peace Ms Rice. You will be missed

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so sad … now trying to decide on a reread or two … 1mo
KristiAhlers @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m totally going to pull down her books I have and re-read them in honor of her passing. She was the Queen of the gothic vampire story. No one does it better 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Agreed. She was masterful. 1mo
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