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Entry Island | Peter May
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Here are my July #Roll100 books!

I‘ve been totally failing at this challenge, but I‘m trying to get back into my reading challenges.

PuddleJumper Looks great! There is no failing this challenge 😂 12h
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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My favorite read of June was the tagged book! I read some decent books this month, but this was the only one I have 5 stars to!

However, it doesn‘t quite beat Sea of Tranquility, because I‘m still thinking about that one.

As you can kind of see, my reading is all over the place and it‘s hard to compare some books!

SilversReviews LOVE this!! (edited) 1d
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Murder at Mallowan Hall | Colleen Cambridge
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This is a fictional book from the point of view of the staff working at Agatha Christie‘s home with her 2nd husband.

A stranger shows up and the next morning is found murdered. The housekeeper decides to solve the murder because she doesn‘t believe the police can.

This gives Agatha some “ideas” for her books.

It was a fun read. The story is complete fiction, just has Agatha and Max in it.

It‘s the first in a series. Next one comes out Oct.

kspenmoll Sounds like fun! 1d
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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This book was very different from the first book! The gang goes on a road trip through America. I like how they thought Chicago was near San Diego and they‘re like, but it‘s the same country!

This was interesting. They meet and fight a lot of different magical creatures. I don‘t think I liked it as much as the first one, but it was still enjoyable.

I like these on audio.

peanutnine This one has so much more angst than the first. Definitely whole different vibe 19h
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Got this in the mail today! I‘ll try to get to it in the next couple of weeks, so I can get it back to you Ashley!

#LMPBC

BookwormAHN No worries 😺 3d
TheAromaofBooks Yay! Sorry I flaked out about mailing it on time! 😂 2d
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Picked my July #BOTM books! I skipped June because I was away on vacation. So I added on The Stardust Thief.

I‘ve already pre-ordered the new Ruth Ware, so didn‘t need to grab that one.

So many books I want to read this summer!

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Here‘s my July #BookSpin list!

Not sure if I‘ll do the bingo, because I haven‘t really been reading a lot lately. I also haven‘t been sticking to lists or keeping good track of my reading. 🤷🏻‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Summertime means a break from paperwork of all kinds, right? 😂 3d
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I love people telling me what to read! Sometimes I can accept it and sometimes I can‘t. 🤣

Here‘s my shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5318191?shelf=trapped-on-an-island&sort=da...

#trappedonanisland

aperfectmjk Awesome, thanks for participating. Looks like you have some good ones on there. 4d
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This book was a lot of fun! I listened to it on audio and it was great. This is only the 2nd or 3rd book by Rainbow Rowell that I‘ve read.

I needed a fun, light fantasy, so I picked this up. I really liked Simon and Baz‘s story. I really like Penelope too. Love all the magical creatures and adventures.

I immediately picked up the next book on audio after I finished this one!

AbigailJaneBlog I wrote about this series for my MA! The second book is reeeally different to the first, and the third is reeeally different to the second. I love the series, but the first book still holds my heart. 4d
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Hmm, this book was interesting. There was books, murder, mystery, magic and sex. This book was a bit surreal. It had a lot of stuff going on and I‘m not sure I actually liked it.

Lily used to be an author but her husband got sick and she needed to support him 24/7. She ends up becoming a rare book seller and she gets a commission to get a super rare book, only 4 copies ever. And meets a bunch of unique people in her journey to find it.

Laughterhp Using for #doublespin for June (ebook) @TheAromaofBooks 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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Murder at Mallowan Hall | Colleen Cambridge
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Received my Book Riot #GetTBR recommendations. I‘m a little annoyed because they didn‘t send me a reminder email to update my requests and I was on vacation, so I didn‘t update what I was looking for.

I‘m not disappointed with these recs and the 2 bonus recs! It‘s just going to make me already miss Hawaii. They look like they‘ll be good summer reads though.

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The Love Connection | Denise Williams
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Last review! Finished this novella today. Interesting job, having a pet grooming store in an airport. I put this on my TBR because of the Summer Reading Guide. 2 different narrators. They meet at the airport and Ollie becomes Benny‘s muse to his latest romance novel.

#pop22 using for starts with last letter of last read (The Paris Apartment)

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Finished this one last night. I may have read it in a day, because I‘m still really jet lagged and couldn‘t do much of anything else.

This mystery was interesting, even though I guessed most of the twists. I‘m not sure how I did, but I did. It doesn‘t happen often, so I don‘t actually like when I do. Makes me think it‘s too simple. 🤷🏻‍♀️

But this was a quick read, not too many characters to have to remember which was nice.

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Using this one for a book about sisters for #Booked2022

This one was a low pick for me. It just seemed like a weird premise. Even though it was a romance, it felt like the story was more about the 2 sisters connecting and talking to each other. Nora was just so overprotective and wouldn‘t let her sister do things for herself. Charlie was fine. I have some spoilery comments below.

Laughterhp Like, Nora can‘t have a personality for herself? I get that she started being a vegetarian because her sister was one when they were younger and she just stuck with it. And then all of her sudden, her sister says, I eat meat and they‘re all totally okay with eating meat.. just weird to completely change your lifestyle. Also, I don‘t get why she was so devastated her sister was moving, like they‘ll still see each other… 2w
Kayla.Adriena @Laughterhp I completely agree! I thought it was gonna get juicy when the one sister kept dashing off and her husband was randomly texting Nora, but it was like "no I've secretly been getting Whoppers " ?. I thought it was a let down. And who would care about a person eating whatever they wanted pregnant or not ? 2w
wanderinglynn I think what Henry was trying to convey is that Nora was completely living for her sister and had lost herself. She was like Maggie Carpenter in Runaway Bride who‘s “favorite” eggs depended on who she was with. When you live your life for others, you don‘t know yourself. 2w
Laughterhp @wanderinglynn Hmm gotcha. I don‘t know what Runaway Bride is, but I get what you are saying. 1w
wanderinglynn I‘m dating myself 😆 Runaway Bride was a 1999 Julia Roberts/Richard Gere movie. 1w
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Mehso-so

This one was a bit exhausting… It was a little funny, but not really. It was just too silly and unbelievable. I like Meddy and Nathan and how much she loves her family. However, the “mystery” was just so ridiculous.. 🤷🏻‍♀️ not sure if I‘ll read the next book in the series if there is one.

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This one was interesting.. It‘s supposed to be a romance but didn‘t always feel like one. I also feel like I need to do research into Emma Watson marrying herself 🤷🏻‍♀️. I liked the story about self love and figuring yourself out before you hop into another relationship. However, I don‘t understand the stress about turning 30.. I really liked the island setting of this book.

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The Shadow in the Glass | J. J. A. Harwood
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Okay #LMPBC #groupF, here are some of the books I had in mind.

A few are mostly just fantasy, but the rest are fantasy romance!

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peanutnine I've already read Paladin's Grace (it was great) but I wouldn't mind reading City of Thorns or The Shadows Between Us 2w
BethM The only one that doesn‘t really pull@me is Bone Orchard 2w
Chrissyreadit Im very interested in City of Thorns or The Shadows Between Us or Promise of Darkness 2w
Laughterhp @peanutnine @BethM @Chrissyreadit Let‘s do City of Thorns then! 2w
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I LOVED this book! This might be a top contender for my favorite book of June.

(Yay! I finished a book on vacation!)

I learned some sign language in 3rd grade and I still remember it. It‘s mostly the alphabet and some kid stuff (playground, cookie). So I really appreciated all the deaf history facts, sign language tutorials and background information.

I really liked this story as well. I liked all the different characters and 👇🏻

Laughterhp Need to read more by this author. Girl at War used to be on my TBR but I took it off when doing a cleanse. I need to definitely check out her other books. Thanks to #CampLitsy for making me read this book. I may have skipped it or waited too long to read it otherwise! @squirrelbrain @Megabooks @BarbaraBB 3w
BarbaraBB Great review. I am about to start this one too. 3w
squirrelbrain Great review! I‘m not quite halfway through yet, but loving it also! And I‘m learning so much too…. 3w
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Megabooks Awesome!! Glad you loved it! Excited to discuss it next week. 3w
marleed I think it might be my favorite of the year so far. I‘m fascinated that ASL is closer to French than British Sign language, that Black ASL is its own thing - and racism exists even there. 3w
Laughterhp @marleed Yes! I found that all so fascinating too! Who knew. 3w
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Good thing about currently being on island time! Got to sign up for #LMPBC Round 15 super early.

Looking for a summery fantasy/romance read!

#GroupF

peanutnine Just signed up for your group! Love this idea ☺️ 3w
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My current view this morning. Currently in Maui and it‘s amazing.

MoonWitch94 Ohhhhh how beautiful 🤩 Enjoy!!!! 3w
RaeLovesToRead 😍😍 3w
batsy That is a view 😍💙 3w
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Quick question!

Am I missing signs here? By reading it ebook? Or is it formatted the same in print?

#camplitsy

Kimberlone This is the same formatting as the print book. It‘s supposed to help differentiate between spoken dialogue and signed dialogue and when there are multiple characters in a conversation. It takes a bit to get used to it but I didn‘t mind the unique formatting once I got the hang of it. 4w
Laughterhp @Kimberlone okay good to know! Just wanted to make sure I wasn‘t missing anything. 4w
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First full day in Hawaii! Landed yesterday 230 their time. 830pm our time. Made it until about 7ish, until I had to go to bed and woke up at 530am.

Hoping to get acclimated relatively quickly, but we‘ll see.

Hanging out by the pool this morning, currently 9am. And going to Pearl Harbor in the afternoon.

#vacation #vacationreads #camplitsy

TheLibrarian Have fun!! 4w
Megabooks Enjoy! What a fantastic trip! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!!! 💛 4w
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Lucky you! 3w
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Mehso-so

This might be an #unpopularopinion but I was kind of exhausted by this book. I skimmed the last 20% and found it very repetitive.

I‘ll give the next one a try, but I definitely liked the first book a lot better.

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Olympus, Texas | Stacey Swann
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I‘m not sure what mythology story this is supposed to be retelling, but I really liked the story.

Its basically set over a week period. A murder happens, a lot of family drama and a lot of cheating.

Overall, it was an entertaining read and a nice listen on audio.

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I thought I was going to have to buy this ebook full price or find it in the airport bookstore! But today was my lucky day and was able to skip the line!

Can‘t wait to dive into this one! #CampLitsy

BarbaraBB I am so looking forward to this one but I am still waiting for my copy to arrive. 1mo
Megabooks Yay! I really enjoyed this one and am happy to be rereading it. 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m really looking forward to this one too! 1mo
BkClubCare Just picked this up at the library! 1mo
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My June #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin should be pretty easy to complete this month.

I can choose which ebook and audiobook counts for these!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Just signed up for an adult summer reading program with the Boston Public Library!

The prompts look pretty interesting and I like that it‘s not just reading challenges.

And I‘m using this for the prompt, tell someone about BPL bingo! 😁

vlwelser Are there prizes or is it just for fun? I was in there today and didn't even see anything about this. Of course I was with a friend and just picking up a hold so that might be a user error. 😂 1mo
Laughterhp @vlwelser I got an email about today. Yes, there are prizes! You get entered into a giveaway for $20 gift card to indie bookstore of your choice. You submit the bingo sheet with 1 bingo, you get a tote bag. If you get a blackout, you get entered for $200 gift card. 1mo
vlwelser Are you going for the blackout? I feel like I'd be totally pumped to just receive a tote bag. 1mo
Laughterhp @vlwelser I‘m going to try for a blackout! I just saw you have to go to the library to pick up the tote bag and I probably won‘t go to Boston just for that! 🤣 1mo
vlwelser That might be a little much for a tote bag. I work in the Back Bay so it's probably slightly more reasonable for me. I may just go for the bingo and turn it in. 1mo
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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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This was okay. I‘m not sure if I actually really liked this one. I liked the other book I‘ve read by the author but I don‘t know if this one worked for me. Usually I love fighting nun books. This one just felt very long and was a bit confusing sometimes.

I‘ll get it out this week before I leave on my trip. Just FYI, my mail will be on hold, so I don‘t know when I‘ll get the next book. #LMPBC

TheAromaofBooks I had mixed feelings about this one as well. I'm still about halfway through Nevernight, so that one will hopefully be waiting for you when you get back, as I probably won't end up mailing it until Friday or Monday. Would it be better for me to wait and mail it when you get back? 1mo
Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks Probably better to wait. But like I said, my mail will be on hold for 2 weeks, so when we get back, the post office should automatically deliver it. 1mo
BookwormAHN I'll watch for it. Have fun on your trip 😺 1mo
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Chrissyreadit Yay for vacation! Where are you going? 1mo
Chrissyreadit OMG 🙌❤️🙌❤️ 1mo
BookwormAHN Vespertine came in today 😺 3w
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Finally finished up my June #BookSpin list!

Not sure why I‘m bothering because I‘ll be on vacation half of June. But will have two 13hr flights! Definitely won‘t be doing bingo this month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! That's a lot of flying!!! Where are you headed?? 1mo
Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks Going to Hawaii! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooooo that's so exciting!!! I have never been but have heard that it's so beautiful!!! I hope you have a fabulous time!! 1mo
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Fevered Star | Rebecca Roanhorse
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What a great email to wake up to this morning!

Let‘s see if I actually get this book in the mail though!

The one other goodreads giveaway I won, I never got the book!

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I just read this book, it's awesome!! 1mo
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this one more than I did. I get that the princess is supposed to save herself, I‘m totally cool with that. I didn‘t like how most of it happened off screen because it‘s a novella. She just listed off the monsters but you didn‘t see Floralinda interact with them. Overall, okay because it was short.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey! We send you a little happy 😊 just checking to see if it made it! 1mo
Laughterhp @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No, I don‘t think I‘ve seen anything yet! My mail info says I have something coming today though! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Laughterhp it may be lost 🙀 4w
Laughterhp @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No! I got it earlier last week! I haven‘t had time to post a thanks yet! 4w
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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Hoping to finish this book this week, so I can mail it out before we leave for vacation. Countdown 5 days away! 🎉🎉

So far, I think I‘m liking this book. I feel like I should know by now. I love me a fighting nun story.

#LMPBC

BookwormAHN 😺 1mo
mdm139 You have my dream dog 1mo
Laughterhp @mdm139 Haha, we are dog sitting for a friend. She‘s not mine but she‘s an awesome dog! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit Happy pre vacation 1mo
marleed You live in safe ch a beautiful space! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I had some mixed feelings as well. I'm reading the next #LMPBC book, Nevernight, which ironically is also a book involving murder and religion haha 1mo
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I got this book from the library both in print and audio. I ended up listening to it all on audio. Each story was narrated by a different person and it was great.

A year or 2 ago, I definitely wouldn‘t have been able to get through this.

The writing was great and each story made you feel something and think.

I am really glad I read this one. I never would have picked it up if not for #CampLitsy

Laughterhp I‘m not sure how much I‘ll be able to participate in the first discussion. I‘ll be on a 13 hour flight that day 😬😬😬 1mo
squirrelbrain I don‘t think I‘d have read this either if it wasn‘t for #camplitsy (and I‘m the host!) Interesting to hear your review and at least you should be able to participate in the second-half discussion. 1mo
Megabooks Oh fantastic! So glad you loved it. I read it the first time on audio as well and also felt it was incredibly well produced. I look forward to your thoughts during the second week. 👍🏻🏕 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘m happy #CampLitsy made you read the book. I love it when I read a book out of my comfort zone and end up loving it! 1mo
Cinfhen I actually bailed and then because of #CampLitsy started again and it blew me away!!! Some stories were really powerful 1mo
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I really enjoyed this book! It was one my #GetTBR book recs! The fantasy elements, world building, characters and story were all great. My only issue, which I didn‘t realize was a YA novel was the “love triangle” and that she seemed to rely on everyone else so much. It just irked me.

#Booked2022 - mythology retelling (says based on ancient Chinese mythology)
#pop22 - I might use this for duology (2nd book not out yet though)

BarbaraTheBibliophage Ooff. I dislike the YA romance angle in a solid fantasy tale. 1mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous cover!! Glad you enjoyed 💚💚 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs

🦋 Tagged for #CampLitsy, it‘s currently a 4⭐️. Have about 2 hours left.

🦋Oo tough. An Impossible Imposter

🦋 I am grateful for being able to provide myself with self care. Got a pedicure today and it was lovely.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs #3-how fun 🤩 1mo
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Finished book 4 in the Lane Winslow series!

I really liked this one. Lane and Darling‘s relationship is growing more and I‘m really liking it.

This mystery seemed a little bit more low stakes than the others. Lane was never really in danger, so it was nice and cozy.

#SeriesRead

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The Hookup Plan | Farrah Rochon
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I started up my NetGalley again, just so I could read this book! I really enjoyed this romance series of 3 badass women becoming besties because they were all unknowingly dating the same dude. This is London‘s story, who is a doctor and Drew who is a consultant. The story ended a bit weird for me. It had the romance ending but it was a bit abrupt.

This is out in August 2022, and could be used for Romance by a BIPOC author #pop22

Laughterhp #MarvelousMay #Readathon - Book 3 finished 1mo
Megabooks I‘ve read good things about her books! 1mo
Cinfhen Oh no!!! You‘ve gone down that slippery slope #NetGalley 😂😂glad you were able to get an ARC for a book you were looking forward too!!! 1mo
Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!!! Sounds great! 1mo
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Tagged!

Physical book! (Picked it up because my kindle was dead)

⭐️⭐️ I guess. I‘m currently 90 pages in and I have no idea what‘s going on or what the point of all these different storylines are.

I only write or mark up books if it‘s a #LMPBC book!

Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 !

#ThoughtfulThursday

MoonWitch94 You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing ☺️📚 1mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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This was a second try book for me. I originally tried in print when it first came out. I listened to it on audio and man did it get dark. Especially when hearing it out loud. It started out as a boarding school book and then turns into a war story. I‘m interested to see where this series is going.

I‘m using it for #ownvoices #sff #pop22 prompt
#marvelousmay #readathon

RedxoHearts I may have to find the audio of this one to try. 1mo
Laughterhp @RedxoHearts You should! The audio narrator was great! It was on Hoopla at my library. (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen I heard good things about this book/author!!! 1mo
squirrelbrain I need a book for this prompt, so may try this one. 1mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Okay, this is the first pandemic novel I‘ve read with Covid-19 mentioned and I was okay with it. We can‘t watch movies set during the pandemic, so I thought it would be the same.

However, at this point, I‘ll read anything by Emily St John Mandel. I loved this book. I dropped everything as soon as my library hold came in.

I loved seeing the connection with The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven. Starts in 1912 and goes to 2100+ with time travel.

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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I am surprised with how much I liked this book. Though it did creep me out with the bees. And now I see bees and get freaked out even more.

I liked both timelines and I think Audrey was my favorite. I thought I was going to be annoyed about reading a book set in RI, but I didn‘t know this area too well, so it was fine.

This would work for sapphic novel for #pop22

Cinfhen Definitely freak me out too🐝 2mo
Cinfhen Love your pillows 😍 2mo
Megabooks Beautiful pillows! Glad you enjoyed the book! 2mo
squirrelbrain Great choice! 2mo
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Finished book 15! Of the Dresden Files. This might be the longest series I‘ve ever read.

In this one, Harry has to help his enemy break into Hades vault. So a lot of it is heist planning and not as much action as the other books.

It was still good and onto the next one!

#SeriesRead2022

TheSpineView Excellant! 👍📖📚 2mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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#BookMail - bought the tagged book last week so I could get free shipping. I‘m thinking it‘s going to be my Hawaii vacation book (I can only bring 1 and my kindle)

And received the next #LMPBC book! I‘m really looking forward to this one.

Alfoster It‘s so good!❤️👍 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad it arrived safely!! I really enjoyed Beach Read but was a bit ambivalent towards People We Meet on Vacation, so I'm interested to see how Book Lovers pans out haha 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read it!! Have fun!! 2mo
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Ugh. Bailing at 46%, I‘m just not feeling it. This was recommended to me (and now makes me nervous for the other books this person recommended). I honestly don‘t care about seeing them get together. I‘m also so distracted about where this is set… set in a city, but they need a car and the country is far enough for a flight.

This was my #bookspin book 🤷🏻‍♀️

I was reading this so I could watch the movie on Hulu. Maybe I‘ll watch it anyway.

Kimberlone I think the movie is actually better! The book didn‘t really impress me when I read it originally. 2mo
HeyT I forgot they made a movie. I read this a few years ago in audio as background during a gaming grind fest. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just doesn't match!! 2mo
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I had no idea this was narrated by 5 people. I thought it was narrated by 3 🤦‍♀️.

I really enjoyed this book. I got it from #BOTM but decided to listen to the audio. I wasn‘t sure where the story was going but I was riveted. I didn‘t expect the twist but loved it.

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I might have read this one a little close to the first one. This one also had a lot more zombies and I don‘t like zombies lol. Overall, I‘ll continue listening to these books for now.

PuddleJumper This was the only zombie heavy book I remember in the series 2mo
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Started the Anita Blake series. When were these originally written?! She‘s talking about pagers and having her answering machine for only a short period of time 🤣

These were definitely what I was looking for. A bit like the female version of Harry Dresden but a bit sexier. Also all the creatures are known and not hidden.

This was definitely a quick read and I have about 20+ more I can read 🤪.

HeyT If I remember this series correctly it jumps the shark when she went through her divorce and suddenly hated the character she modeled on her husband but it‘s been a looooooong time since I‘ve read this series 2mo
PuddleJumper These get really bad, really quickly. The first few are pretty good then they become badly written porn 2mo
HeatherBlue I felt the same way @PuddleJumper !! Another good paranormal romance series I read after I had to leave this one was the Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur ❤️ 2mo
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Laughterhp @HeyT @PuddleJumper Oh no! Well I guess that‘s good to know. I‘m on book 2 right now and it‘s been good so far! We‘ll see when I change my mind. 2mo
Laughterhp @HeatherBlue I‘ll check that series out!! 2mo
Bookishlie It‘s amazing until about book 11 or 12 then it starts to go by 12 it was pushing it. I gave up by 14. I keep thinking I‘ll restart it. But the first dozen I loved. 2mo
Bookzombie I still pick these up on occasion. They definitely aren‘t as good as the earlier ones, but I enjoy them. I have book 16 on my TBR for hopefully this month. I sometimes think about just going back to the beginning though. ☺️ @HeatherBlue I also enjoyed the Riley Jenson series. (edited) 2mo
Laughterhp @Bookishlie Oh that‘s good to know it starts to get bad at book 11 or 12. I was thinking it would be a waste of my time to continue the series if it got bad at book 4 or 5. 2mo
Laughterhp @Bookzombie I will be sure to lower my expectations as I move on and if I continue past like book 10. 2mo
HeyT Looking at goodreads I think the divorce was around book seven and eight but I gave up at book ten. 2mo
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The Damned | Rene Ahdieh
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I listened and read a lot of cozy mysteries and romances in April, so I was in the mood for something a bit darker. Cue vampires.

I read the first book around Halloween last year, so I didn‘t exactly remember how the last book ended. But I was able to catch up with this one and really enjoy it.

Not sure if I‘ll read or listen to the next book because I didn‘t love this narration. However, I‘m really enjoying all the magical creatures and world

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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I‘m enjoying my reread of this series. I‘m starting to like it more on audio. I had mixed feelings when listening to the first one.

I like seeing the beginning of Stoker and Veronica‘s relationship again.

I‘ll continue with my reread of these books. So relaxing to listen to.

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Saw this very sad little free library today. I didn‘t have my books on me, otherwise I would have filled it up!

In its defense, there is no bookstore at Patriot Place and I don‘t think a lot of people go there for reading.

On another note, was there to see the Dumbledore movie. What a dumpster fire. You will never change my mind that these are good movies. So disappointed in what they did with these.

Kayla.Adriena I feel ya on the movie. Even the title is just ridiculous. I refuse to pay money to see it, will wait until it shows up on HBO. It's sad too because I love Newt. Just a mess 2mo
Readergrrl I am in sad agreement with you about the last Creatures movie. I had high hopes that it might reanimate the trilogy, but alas….no. So unsatisfying and with no closure on so many storylines. 2mo
TheRiehlDeal Awe, really?! I didn‘t care for The Crimes of Grindelwald and I hoped this movie would be better than it. I loved the first movie! Thanks for the heads up. 2mo
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Linsy I wish I'd liked it more! I took my nephew -- Fantastic Beasts has been our thing -- but even he felt confused by the plot and he was so gung-ho to love everything about it. I get that they had to confuse what's his face to get anything done, but does that mean they also had to confuse the audience?? 2mo
Laughterhp @Kayla.Adriena That was my plan too, but a couple of my friends wanted to see it. Otherwise I would have waited. 2mo
Laughterhp @TheRiehlDeal I liked the first one. I hated the 2nd one, so I had low expectations going into this one. It was just so confusing and so ridiculous at some points. It bothers me how they changed the rules of magic. And it ended weird, so I‘m not sure if there is a plan for a 4th movie. 2mo
Laughterhp @Readergrrl It almost makes me think they want to make another one, with the way it ended. But I thought it was only supposed to be a trilogy. 2mo
Laughterhp @Linsy Yeah, the storyline was really all over the place. And I didn‘t get what political position they were fighting over. We were all confused by that. I also don‘t love who they replaced Johnny Depp with. They couldn‘t have gotten someone that looked a bit more similar or had the same mannerisms. 2mo
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