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MaleficentBookDragon

MaleficentBookDragon

Joined October 2016

Bookish, Bad Gamer, Baker, Dabbler, Photographer, Cat Woman, High Tea Lover, Somewhat Crafty, AGWAG, Chelle Rydz on IG. ISFP/INFP
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Even a trip to Sam‘s Club for massive a@pints of paper towels and oatmeal packets (😆) can net you some books off your #tbr. #bookhaul

Ddzmini Let me know how you like the books they look interesting 🧐 2d
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The Children on the Hill | Jennifer McMahon
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Finished this fun monster hunt today. Another solid McMahon novel. I loved the dual story lines and am a sucker for the science gone wrong trope. I figured out the first twist early on, but it let me read the book from a different angle and did not take away from my enjoyment of the story. The ending was unexpected and satisfying, like most of her books.
Thanks to #netgalley and the publisher for an #arc in exchange for an honest review.⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

Alfoster Yes, this one was creepy good!❤️😱 4d
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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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#LibrarySale #Bookhaul
All for $6.50. You can‘t beat that.

Leftcoastzen Nice haul! 6d
Leftcoastzen I‘m sure if I knitted , there would be 😭 tears.😁 6d
BethM Knitting without tears 😂 4d
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Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
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LOVED this April #bookspin pick.

I'm doing pretty well reading this year's #bookspin and #doublespin picks. 6/10 so far.

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking fabulous!! 1w
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Hench | Natalie Zina Walschots
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Any book that references Farscape is a winner for me.

julesG There are not enough books referencing Farscape! 1w
LiseWorks Is that the TV series? I loved Farscape. 1w
MaleficentBookDragon @LiseWorks Yes! I loved that series so much. 1w
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Hench | Natalie Zina Walschots
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I e always preferred most villains.
So much ❤️ for this book!
This is a new favorite.
I hope there is sequel coming. 🤞
I also ❤️ The Boys and I couldn‘t get Homelander out of my head as Supercollider. I wonder if that was intentional.
I highly recommend this for a fun read.
This was also my February #Doublespin pick.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
Avanders Oooooh.I also loved the Boys so maybe I need to read this! 🧐😄 1w
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders Yes you should. Darn, I should have put it in the box today. 1w
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They‘re heeeeeere!
#BOTM
What was in your blue box this month?

Avanders I‘m so excited for all 3 of these!! (Tho my BOTM was Darling Girl and I‘m getting Hacienda from the Fantastic Strangelings 😁☺️🎡) 2w
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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My May #bookspin and #doublespin picks.
Both are categories, so I can mood read a little. 🙂
@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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#Goodreads winner!!!!
😃

Twainy I‘ve entered hundreds of GR giveaways and have won zero 😆 congratulations 🎉 2w
MaleficentBookDragon @Twainy thanks. I sign up for any that come up that are on my TBR. This is the second one I‘ve won. The other was six years ago. 2w
Twainy Since they add the book to your TBR I only enter books I‘d actually read 😁 6 years? I may need to wait a bit 😢 (edited) 2w
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TheKidUpstairs Congrats! I loved this one! 2w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🎉 2w
Ruthiella Congrats! 👏👏👏 2w
marleed Congrats. Someday I‘m convinced I‘ll be a winner of a Goodreads print book, too! 2w
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For someone who really dislikes The Great Gatsby, I keep buying retellings.

Twainy I know!! I recently put another one on my Amazon book wishlist & I‘m not a huge fan. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
Twainy Here‘s one that isn‘t even a retelling LOL it‘s just a pretty version of the original & I wasn‘t a huge fan of it so why? LOL … THE GREAT GATSBY: An Illuminated Edition 2w
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Gallows Hill | Darcy Coates
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I‘m super excited for these two #arcs I received yesterday.
I‘ve liked every Coates I‘ve read so far.

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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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I was going to skip #BOTM again this month but I really wanted these two add ons.
I already have Breathless as a #netgalley #arc or I would have picked that.
I was hoping for Elektra and Book Lovers.

GondorGirl I'm reading Lessons in Chemistry right now and it's phenomenal. 3w
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I couldn‘t stop myself and went back to reading the book. I‘m pretty sure that wasn‘t a good idea.
There was sobbing in my office.
I‘d recommend this book if you can handle the spoilers in my comments.
#BOTM

MaleficentBookDragon Killing animals, rape, bullying, domestic violence, KILLING OF ANIMALS 😭 3w
StaceGhost Thanks for the warning! I was considering picking this up and now I know it‘s not the time 3w
AmyG Oh, there is sobbing. 3w
Readergrrl I‘ve avoided looking at your spoilers, but your review helped me decided my next book!! 🐺🖤🐺🖤🐺🖤🐺🖤 2w
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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Nope. I‘m out. I‘m crying like a baby on page 67. I am not in the right headspace for this one right now.
#BOTM

UPDATE HOURS LATER: I tried to pick it up again at work. Now I'm sobbing in my office. I'm not emotionally equipped for this.
It's probably best I dropped out of vet school since I'm such a big baby.

Avanders Aww your heart for animals may make being a vet difficult, but it also means you‘re the right person for the job! ♥️ 3w
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The Book Woman's Daughter | Kim Michele Richardson
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Well, I l‘d fallen off the map for a while.
Short version -
Depression hitting really hard
Sick for over 2 weeks
Snowstorm - power out for days
Sick again
Not much reading, or crafting, or anything. Mostly sleeping.

I‘ve finally ventured back out yesterday.
Before seeing a movie I did a quick run through of BN (it must be Friday 😆).
I can‘t believe I did not know there was a sequel to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek!
So I‘m back baby!😂

Grrlbrarian Glad you‘re feeling better ❤️ 4w
LiteraryinLawrence Sending you strength with the depression and sickness. 💗💗 4w
Avanders Aww sorry to hear you‘ve been having a shite time 🤗💙 Glad to hear you‘re starting to feel better! ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
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AmyG I hope things get even better for you. Nice to see you back. 4w
Ruthiella Glad you are back and things are looking up. ❤️ 4w
Kdgordon88 Glad you‘re back and wishing you better days! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you are feeling better ❤️ 4w
CarolynM Glad to have you back 💕 4w
BarbaraBB Glad you are back and feeling better! 4w
BethM Hang in there! The grey suck if winter doesn‘t help depression or illnesses. We‘re almost to spring! 3w
smjohns Hope you‘re feeling better. I got my copy of the sequel today!!! 2w
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Take Me Apart | Sara Sligar
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I left work early and hit the movies,JoAnn Fabric, and B&N. Ahhhh…….

peanutnine Sounds like a great afternoon ☺️ 1mo
Avanders Wow that sounds amazing! 🧘🏽‍♀️ 1mo
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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My April #bookspin and #doublespin books.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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Just under the wire is my April #Bookspin and #Doublespin list.
@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Last night I did some #audioknitting to finish up my March #yearofgnomes Gnicki.under the wire for submission.
He looks like Spring just exploded. 😬
#LitsyCrafters

AutumnRLS I love him! ❤️ 2mo
Scochrane26 I love gnomes! The hat is adorable 2mo
DGRachel So cute!!!! 2mo
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curiouserandcurioser @MaleficentBookDragon these guys get more adorable each month:) beautiful job💜 2mo
StaceGhost I loved this book & I love your gnomies 🍄🐸 2mo
Catsandbooks I love these gnomes! 🌸 2mo
BethM The gnomes are fabulous! 1mo
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Well….
That was supremely disappointing.
😞
#BOTM

candc320 Yeah, I skipped too ☹️ 2mo
AmyG Agree 2mo
carlthecattt I skipped too :( 2mo
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Twainy I have free socks coming … I hope I can get them next month. This is the 1st time in years that I‘ve reallly wanted to skip. It‘s also the month I wanted to cancel due to the addition of other subscription book boxes. 😫 2mo
Avanders Oh I was totally sold on 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders oh, that does sound good. 4w
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But I want it now!!!!
#BOTM

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Devotion of Suspect X | Keigo Higashino
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Hades is enjoying my March #doublespin and #LMPBC #ROUND14 #GROUPW selection.

This is how I woke up this morning. 😆
He‘s so talented he can read upside down.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Not leaving the couch today.

And yes the other day it was 65 degrees. 🤷‍♂️

#audiokniiting
#litsycrafters
#all4seasonsatonce

suvata Yikes! Stay warm. ❄️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen Wow 2mo
Bklover Cozy cozy! Enjoy! 2mo
LiseWorks Wow! 2mo
Pageturner1 same issue ☹️ 2mo
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Devotion of Suspect X | Keigo Higashino
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The weather is hitting 65 today! So, after some parking lot reading I may go read in the park. Yes I just did that. 😝. I just started this #LMPBC #ROUND14 #GROUPW pick. I‘m trying to be early with mailings this round. 🤞

CaitZ Enjoy the great weather! 2mo
Avanders 🌳🌈☀️ 2mo
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The Last Laugh | Mindy McGinnis
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Well… that was 🦇 💩 crazy!!!
And I loved every minute of it.
If you haven‘t read this book and it‘s predecessor, The Initial Insult, I suggest you do. You‘ll be in for a bananas good time. Thank you to #netgalley for an advance copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹💔❤️‍🔥💔
I‘ll post a more thorough review on #Goodreads soon.

BethM That chocolate looks 😱 2mo
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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FINALLY HERE! #BOTM
Love the tote for becoming a BFF.

Jemgirl2014 Congrats! 2mo
Gissy Congratulations, I will become a BOM BFF this month too! But my books always arrive at the end of the month😕 2mo
Avanders 💃🏽💃🏽 man I love that book pocket! 😁 2mo
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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Here are my March #BOOKSPIN and #DOUBLESPIN selections.
@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
myellenbee The Devotion of Suspect X is on my wish list! 2mo
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St. Patrick's Day | Anne Rockwell
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Month two of #yearofgnomes
#knittersoflitsy #hookersoflitsy
#LitsyCrafters
I apologize, I have not sent my bookmarks out yet.

curiouserandcurioser @MaleficentBookDragon so adorable-youre so talented💜 3mo
BethM This is delightful! 3mo
Catsandbooks Such a cute little gnome! 🍀 3mo
AmyK1 So cute! 3mo
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The Last Laugh | Mindy McGinnis
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My March #Bookspin list. There are a lot of books coming out this month that I want to read, plus my GIGANTIC backlog. I am definitely reading the tagged book though. I LOVED the first one.
@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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There were so many good choices for #BOTM this month. Great since I skipped last month. Here‘s what I picked (and put a few more on the list for next month).
I also made BFF this month.
I didn‘t get The Paris Apartment only because I am next on my library‘s hold list. The Unsinkable Greta James looks interesting but I‘m waiting to see if I get it from #netgalley. If not, it will be an add on next month.
What did you all get?

BrittanyReads Same! Cartographers & Cold Cases! Already own Ariadne but have yet to read it! Congrats on BFF! 🎉 3mo
Avanders Yep, got those 2, but my extra add-on was Vladimir. 🤭 I had to. (edited) 3mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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So many #netgalley books, so little time.
A great problem to have.

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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#FirstLineFridays
“The road curves and twists unexpectedly as it leads higher and deeper into the
Catskill Mountains, as if the farther you get from civilization, the more uncertain the path.”
@ShyBookOwl

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Sundial | Catriona Ward
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A big squeal of delight happened when I opened my email to see I was approved for Sundial. #netgalley

TheSpineView 👍🤩📖 3mo
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Does anyone use the Friendspire app?
I‘m giving it a try. I am Chelle Rydz on there.

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curiouserandcurioser @MaleficentBookDragon oh, this is beautiful and looks like something i would like to try:) 3mo
Catsandbooks oh that's really cool! 3mo
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sprainedbrain Omg 😂 3mo
JackOBotts Just shared this with my book club! 📚 This was great! 3mo
Leftcoastzen So funny! 3mo
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LiseWorks I love these guys, I am watching them on amazing race and they are doing quite well 3mo
Avanders Closest to: Patty Planner. But way more chill 😜 3mo
EvieBee I‘m Nancy lol! I do show up but grudgingly lol! 2mo
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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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Even though it‘s starting to warm up here I think I can get one more winter locked room mystery/thriller read. In fact, I‘m stealth reading at work 🤫
And yes, my desk IS a mess. 😬

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#librarybooksalehaul
All for $5.00
A few for me and some for my sister-in-law. I‘m so happy she is into Grafton. I ❤️ Kinsey.

Ruthiella Score! 🤩 3mo
rwmg 😭 for the tagged book 3mo
ElizaMarie Kinsey is the best! 3mo
Avanders Oooh and one of my favorites (but very controversial and love-hate for people!): 3mo
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Some may say I have too many cocktail books; maybe because I have not made very many of the drinks in them. But I could…if my introverted self had a party. 😹
I say you can never have too many books of any kind. I love my collection of cocktail books, especially the kitschy and vintage ones.
Here‘s a #shelfie of my collection minus the three that wouldn‘t fit on the shelf.
Pardon the dust; too many books to read to actually dust! 😁

Leftcoastzen 🍸🥂🍹🥃🍷cheers! 3mo
wanderinglynn Love this stack! ❤️🥃🥂 3mo
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#bookmail!
I‘m be been obsessed with trying to make homemade pork dumplings. This book looked like a good place to start. Has anyone tried any of the recipes or know of a better one?

Tamra I‘ve paged through the book and the recipes look so yummy! I wish I could try whatever you come up. 😋 3mo
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Finished my February #BookSpin pick. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did I couldn‘t put it down. Most of the twists were somewhat believable, with a few big plot holes. However, this was a lot of fun and I recommend it.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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This goes out to all the hobby enthusiasts.

https://youtu.be/ytK6dQGKr30

You've got to smell your books.

#LitsyCrafters #CraftersofLitsy
@curiouserandcurioser @catsandbooks

Avanders Lol love it 3mo
Catsandbooks Yes! All the hobbies! 😂 3mo
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Happy Valentines Day my lovely Littens.
The #manpanion did good. He made me tacos for dinner and some chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. I‘m a woman of simple tastes. These are two of my favorite things since childhood.
I hope you all got a special treat today as well.

Johanna414 Apparently we are twins, because that‘s exactly what I am getting for Valentine‘s Day tomorrow- my husband had to work tonight. Chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Those look sooooo good! 3mo
Avanders Ooh fun! 😄 3mo
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Devotion of Suspect X | Keigo Higashino
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I think we have some great selections for #LMPBC #ROUND14 #GROUPW
I think I‘m most looking forward to The Memory Police.

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Kayla.Adriena Yay! Also I'd like to go with dark blue for my pen color if that's good with everyone @MaleficentBookDragon @MeganAnn @phantomx 3mo
phantomx Fine by me 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Kayla.Adriena @MeganAnn @phantomx I'll go with a purple/lavender ink color. (edited) 3mo
MeganAnn Great lineup! I think I‘m going use a pink pen. @MaleficentBookDragon @Kayla.Adriena @phantomx 3mo
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What are you all up to this morning(or evening depending on where you live)? I'm #readinginbed
This started off slow for me (I thought I might have thriller burn out) but now I can‘t put it down.

Bookishgal71 Reading Hex. 3mo
JillR It‘s been a very rainy day here and is now early evening in the UK. I‘ve spent much of the day reading The First Woman - I quite like a rainy day! (edited) 3mo
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Devotion of Suspect X | Keigo Higashino
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Hello #LMPBC #GroupW #Round14!!!
I‘m excited to discover some new authors with you.
Here are a few books from my shelves that are by Japanese authors as well as an introduction to Haiku. Do any of them tickle your fancy? I am leaning towards the tagged book (which has been on my shelf for YEARS, or There‘s No Such Thing As An Easy Job (which is new), OR Before The Coffee Gets Cold (which I just finished but would go through again and make notes).

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Kayla.Adriena Devotion of Suspect X , works for me ! The Traveling Cat Chronicles was going to be one of my offered choices too (on my unread shelf) , I'll make a post soon! 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Kayla.Adriena great! I took the Cat Chronicles off my list so you can put it on yours. (edited) 3mo
MeganAnn Devotion of Suspect X and There‘s no such thing as an easy job both sound interesting to me! Before the coffee gets cold was going to be one of my choices as well. And @Kayla.Adriena so was the Traveling Cat Chronicles but I‘ll take that off since it‘s on yours. Great choices!! (edited) 3mo
Avanders Ooh I loved the tagged book! And Before the Coffee Gets Cold 😁 3mo
phantomx The Devotion of Suspect X has been on my mind since last year. I wouldn't mind reading There's such thing as an easy job--peaked my interest when it came out 3mo
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Secrets in the Dark | Darcy Coates
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I enjoyed @Avanders ‘s selection for #Round13 #GroupW of #LMPBC so much I went ahead and ordered the next in the series. #bookmail

carlthecattt It‘s a really good series! 3mo
Avanders Yay I‘m so happy I picked a decent one this time! 😂😅🤭 Just remembering 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders 😹 I had blocked that one from my mind. Though I do have a pretty bad track record of picks myself. 3mo
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Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon 😂 so bad… It never bothers me if I didn‘t like a book, though… I‘m just happy to have read it 😁 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @carlthecattt @Avanders It‘s very visual and I‘d love to see it as a 🎥, especially the creature work for Dorran‘s mom and the maids. 3mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon ooooooh me too!! 3mo
carlthecattt @MaleficentBookDragon it would make a great movie! I have a visual of them in my head and it‘s creepy. This was my favorite book pick so far from this round. 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders me too; except for An Apple for Zoe. That book made me so mad that I actually paid for it and read it. It is the worst book I‘ve ever read., and that includes Ethan Frome. 🤬 3mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon 😂😂 I get that too — being mad to have “supported” a bad book 😏 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @carlthecattt I agree, hands down the best book this round. I am a Coates fan. My favorite one of hers (so far) is a short one- 3mo
carlthecattt @MaleficentBookDragon oh that looks good! Just added it to my TBR. 3mo
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“My husband doesn‘t recognize my face.”
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

Also my February #bookspin selection.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Strange Weather in Tokyo | Hiromi Kawakami
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I just can't stay away from @suvata 's #LMPBC. I love this book club. And I am partial to #GroupW.
I started a new Round 14 group for books by a Japanese author and/or set in Japan.
Is anyone interested in joining me?

Details and sign up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD2CA0FF2-litsy14

Soubhiville @alysonimagines would you be interested in this? 3mo
LibrarianRyan Nice concept! 3mo
Kayla.Adriena I love it too! I signed up for your group if that's okay! I've never gone with a "theme" before, exciting! 3mo
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Avanders Ooh sounds like a great round!! Imma sit out a round again… life‘s ebbs and flows, you know…. 😰😘 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Kayla.Adriena YAY! 3mo
MeganAnn Love this idea!! I signed up 😍 3mo
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