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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Book mail is the best mail! #botm #coverlove #tbr

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I also checked out 12 library books 📚. I ran out of letters so couldn‘t put it on the sign. #october2019 #wrapup

Cinfhen Great graphics 1mo
Loreen @Cinfhen thanks! 1mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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It‘s day seven of #bannedbooksweek2019 and I thought I‘d finish it with Beloved. The crimes that got this book challenged are slavery & violence. So I guess someone thought that the depiction of slavery is not positive enough? WTF?

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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It‘s day six of #bannedbooksweek2019. Today I thought I‘d go with two nonfiction books from my TBR. #InColdBlood has been challenged due to #violence, #sexualcontent, and #obscenelanguage. #NickelandDimed crimes are #drugs, #inaccurate, #offensivelanguage, #politicalviewpoint, and #religiousviewpoint . #standforthebanned

P.S. Why, yes! That is indeed my #bannedbooks mug from #theunemployedphilosophersguild. I love their bookish goodies. 😬😁😎

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The Hunger Games Trilogy | Suzanne Collins
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It‘s day five of #bannedbooksweek2019. And here is yet another series that gets people worked up. This series has been challenged due to #religiousviewpoint, #darkthemes&violence, and #unsuitedtoagegroup. #bannedbooks #bannedbooksweek #standforthebanned

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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It‘s day four of #bannedbooksweek2019. This is a YA novel that I read for a reading challenge a few years ago. (I 💓 reading challenges because they do push me out of my reading comfort zone and that‘s a good thing!) This book has been challenged due to #offensivelanguage. 🙄🙄🙄.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had no idea this one was banned! Beautiful photo 💗 3mo
Loreen It‘s surprising the books that get challenged these days. 3mo
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It‘s day three of #bannedbooksweek2019. #FunHome has been challenged due to #violence & #othergraphicimages. #lgbtq

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The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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It‘s day two of #bannedbooksweek2019. This book has been challenged due to #religiousthemes. What that all means I don‘t know. What I do know is this book makes me cry. #TheLovelyBones #AliceSebold #bannedbooks

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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It‘s #bannedbooksweek2019. Can you believe that Harry Potter is still being challenged? #bannedbooks

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I‘ve not posted her for a while. I need to get back in the habit! Here‘s my #fridayread. #weekendreading #readmyowndamnbooks #readingalfresco

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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One of my favorite books in 2018. So, so good.

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Mehso-so

Another novel I read a while ago and never got around to reviewing anywhere. I have to admit this left me feeling meh about it. I liked it, but yeah, I‘m just not loving it. #botm #bookofthemonth

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I read this a while ago, but for reasons never got around to posting my review here or on my blog. I loved this book and am so glad that I‘m reading this series.

julesG The fountain pen lover in me admires the pen, and the notebook. 😉 7mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney

But there it is: literature moves him. One of his professors calls it “the pleasure of being touched by great art.” In those words it almost sounds sexual.

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Mehso-so

So many books that came out in the early years of this decade tried to capture magic and delve into magical worlds like Harry Potter‘s. But in my experience most just didn‘t get there. Every one that I read I wanted it to be as good as or better than Harry Potter. And it‘s the same for this one. I love the basic idea of this story, but it doesn‘t quite meet the potential I think this story has.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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1. Normal People by Sally Rooney #botm #bookofthemonth
2. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
3. Purple.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I‘m starting this tonight. #botm #bookofthemonth

Tadams4 Very artsy photo! 8mo
Loreen @Tadams4 thank you. I do like playing with the filters% 8mo
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99% Mine | Sally Thorne
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I just finished after being on a waiting list at my local library for 4 months. And that was for the eBook. So, was it worth the wait? Yes, but. But it‘s a good slow burn romance and I don‘t regret the hours I spent reading it.

And I‘m looking forward to her next novel. Read this and her first novel The Hating Game.

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl

There were no street signs along Benton Hollow Road, no house numbers, no streetlights, not even any lines—-just my car‘s faded headlights, which didn‘t so much push back the advancing dark as nervously rummage through it.

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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I hate how people who really get you are the ones you can never hold on to for very long. And the ones who don't understand you at all stick around.

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I've really gotten out of the habit of posting here. I really want to get back to it on a more regular basis. #readinfebruary #February2019 #romantsy

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Almost Moon | Alice Sebold
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These are 4 of my 5 lowest rated books according to Goodreads. I plan on reading and discussing why I agree or disagree with the ratings. Here's a link to my blog post if you are interested: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/the-5-lowest-rated-books-on-m...

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I finally read this book this week. I 💖 it. It is now one of my favorite books of the year. #romantsy #romance . And it works on two different reading challenges I‘m doing this year. Yay! #popsugarreadingchallenge (debut novel) & #readingwomenchallenge (a book bought or borrowed in 2019).
***Edited to add I‘ve just discovered a new reading challenge for romances. #HBReadingEmbrace. This book meets the #consentboner category.

Dragon A very fun romantsy! 11mo
Loreen @Dragon I agree. 11mo
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar

Sukie‘s secret ambition is to marry a gentleman in possession of a good trade but poor health, who will die very shortly after the children are born and leave her be. In such circumstances no body could blame her for entering into business herself, and thus thriving.
#1785 #shehasaplan

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My first #bookmail of the year. I love the cover.
#bookofthemonth #botm.

MeganAnn This was my #botm choice also. The cover is stunning!! ❤️ 11mo
Loreen I'm such a sucker for a pretty cover. 11mo
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One of the books I'm really looking forward to reading. #bookofthemonth #BOTM

Cinfhen Pretty photo 11mo
BookBabe I really enjoyed this book. Nice photo too. 👌🏻 11mo
Loreen Thank you @Cinfhen & @BookBabe. I‘m always working on my pic skills. 😬 I think this will be my next read. 11mo
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1. 100 books
2. No, but after the awesome fondue I made for this New Year‘s Eve that may change! #newyearscheese
3. Another Litten reminded me of my favorite super hero. UNDERDOG! thanks @kaye
4. May
5. 👏🙌🏼🤜🏻

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Last week I got the sad news that two book box subscriptions I had were no more. So I immediately signed up for the #bookofthemonth box. It arrived today! #bookmailisthebestmail #botm

Puredragonstar Was one of them pagehabit? I found the same thing when I went to see where this months box was.... so sad! 1y
Loreen @Puredragonstar one was indeed #pagehabit. It would have been nice to get an email from them. Like you I had to go searching to find out. And I found a lot of dissatisfied subscribers while searching. 1y
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July #bookhaul
The Real Michael Swann by Bryan Reardon #pagehabit. Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry

Lately I‘ve thought not even knowledge takes all the strangeness from the world.

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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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I loved this book. #magicalrealism #YA #audiobook

readordierachel I loved this one too! 2y
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🌶🌶🌶🌶 & 💕💕💕

#romantsy
#diversity

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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby

Because we don‘t have your typical gaps around here. Not gaps made of rocks or mountains. We have gaps in the world. In the space of things. So many places to lose yourself, if you believe that they‘re there. You can slip into the gap and never find your way out. Or maybe you don‘t want to find your way out.

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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby

There will be boys who will tell you you‘re beautiful, but only a few will see you.

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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby

Scarecrows weren‘t meant to scare the crows, they were meant to scare the corn. It was enough to give a person nightmares. Otherwise, why would so many horror movies have cornfields in them?

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All Through the Night | Connie Brockway
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🌶🌶🌶🌶+💕💕💕💕

#romantsy #regencyromance

CoverToCoverGirl Awesome review! 😍😂 2y
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The Lost Plot | Genevieve Cogman
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book. But. Visit my blog for a longer review.
##https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/quickie-book-review-wonder-valley/

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A Devil of a Duke | Madeline Hunter
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Madeline Hunter is a hit or miss romance author for me. When I like one of her books I really like it. When I don‘t.... This one is a hit for me. And it gets 🌶🌶🌶🌶 too!

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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April #bookhaul

RaimeyGallant How cool would book-themed planters be? This almost looks like one. 2y
Loreen @RaimeyGallant It would! I'd better get crafty and figure out how to do it. 😁👍🏼🤔 2y
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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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I'm starting book 4. #deweysreadathon #readathon

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd

Stories are the wildest things of all, the monster rumbled. Stories chase and bite and hunt.

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I‘m starting book three of the #readathon. It also will work for #popsugarreadingchallenge. I‘m killing two birds with one stone. 😬

Readergrrl I loved this book even though it ripped my still beating heart right out of my body. 😭💔 2y
Loreen @Readergrrl oh no! It‘s that sort of story? 🙀 2y
GatheringBooks one of my absolute faves. intense and powerful. 2y
Readergrrl @Loreen Yes, but so wonderful! I love the artwork!!! 2y
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Margaret the First: A Novel | Danielle Dutton
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Second book is finished. Now on to book three.

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Margaret the First: A Novel | Danielle Dutton
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I didn‘t get to this book for the last #readathon. So to make up for it, it‘s my second book of the day. #deweys24hourreadathon #thiscover

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The Black Hawk | Joanna Bourne
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I just finished my first book of the#readathon. I like to start with a good HR. #romancy #deweysreadathon
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ & 🌶🌶
I‘m not including a pic because it‘s an ebook with a crappy cover. I don‘t know who designs this authors covers, but she needs to insist they hire someone else. 🙄

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The Black Hawk | Joanna Bourne

Starting my #readathon with a romance. #deweysreadathon and coffee. Lots of coffee.

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The Sins of Lord Lockwood | Meredith Duran
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ & 🌶🌶🌶

CoverToCoverGirl I love your review. 🤣😊 2y
Loreen @CoverToCoverGirl thanks. I was feeling sort of lazy when I “wrote” it. 😂😂😂 2y
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