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Melli

Melli

Joined April 2016

Give me a good book, some coffee,tea or wine, and possible my knitting/crochet and a quiet space I'm in heaven.
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The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
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Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
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Blanca & Roja | Anna-Marie McLemore
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I tried but maybe it‘s not the right time. Will try again later and if I still can‘t get into it then I know it‘s not me

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I love when a book throws me a curveball and I think I know or have guesses but I was so wrong..

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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Thank you for my lovely gift.. British chocolate the best #lcs #littlechristmasswap @bookish_wookish

Kdgordon88 Glad you like it. 2w
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Why I found this among two other books I had hidden from hubby on the dresser behind the tv.. forget that I bought it, sometimes I put things places and forget about it till I go organizing stuff.. must have been meant for me to find it and have it as my first read of the year, but o do remember why I bought it while I was in target, it was the cover that caught my eye.

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Curse and Consequence | Savannah Jezowski

Well I did not get to finish reading this at all this weekend I got called into work.. ain‘t that lovely.. I wasn‘t feeling this book anyway so maybe it‘s a sign, so my 20 hours was a bust but if you count the book before this that I read then I did 20 chapters and I‘ll call that a win #20 in 4

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Curse and Consequence | Savannah Jezowski

My next book to read

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4 hours and 44 minutes of my #20in4 done. I‘m doing ebooks and counting 20 hours

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Started my #20in4 earlier just to see if this book was gonna be the one I started with. So far I‘m liking it

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Christmas by the Book | Anne Marie Ryan
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Such a sweet story just what I needed

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Christmas by the Book | Anne Marie Ryan

Yes I‘m reading it after Christmas but… I saw it didn‘t but it before Christmas then couldn‘t find it the other day was in the target and saw it and it was the last one so I grabbed it.. just about halfway threw and so far I love it

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On to book two I think I like this one more the way it‘s written

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Perfect read for spooky season.. pulled me in from the start..

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Rebecca [movie Tie-In] | Daphne Du Maurier

Its spooky month and for it means reading creepy atmospheric books..

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Limelight | Emily Organ

I‘m in a Victorian mystery mood lately

BookishMarginalia I hear you. 6mo
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This was such a great book, I loved the different story lines and the little blurbs at the top of the chapters..

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Dark Witch | Nora Roberts

I may have to reread this one, I don‘t know why but I feel like reading the vibe this book gives off, I never really looked but does she have other series similar to this one? Or any other series from other authors similar to this one .. to me this book was very atmospheric old world and that‘s what I‘m in the mood for I guess..

ValerieAndBooks My mom is a big fan. I think Nora Roberts also writes mysteries under a different pen name. 7mo
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After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes

Thought I had donated this in a pile of books but I found it in my closet so it‘s time I read it.

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The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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Well what can I said it was a crazy thrilling ride. I quite enjoyed it,

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The Tenant | Katrine Engberg

Taking. Break from my Victorian cozy mysteries on page 62 and so far it‘s ok..

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Not the best photo but today I found I. The used book store the next 4 books in the series so I thought it was time to pick up and continue the series

Edit :I took a better photo and changed from the original

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I kinda got in to a slum dead in the middle of the book, I felt like it‘s not going anywhere it‘s becoming kinda repetitive but what I didn‘t realize was that‘s the point she needed to hit rock bottom and maybe have someone tell her cut the crap I know your better then this and in my opinion that‘s what Camilla did. She knew how daisy felt about billy she knew and she laid it out for her. And daisy respected that.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

I didn‘t think I was gonna like this one boy was I wrong I feel bad for daisy I think all she wants is someone to care about her wants and the drugs and stuff started as a way for her to fit in but it got to a point where it became her. I think the person she shows to others the tough as nails take no shit getting high and all that is also a protective shell. She can‘t get hurt if she doesn‘t feel things since most of the time she is high

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

Starting a new reading challenge for myself. Read books I wouldn‘t normally read starting now. #outofyourreadingcomfortzone

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

Thought I would take a chance on it, trying to read outside of my comfort zone of mystery‘s thrillers and historical fiction..

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The Night Women | Sara Blaedel

Just bought the first 3 books in the series so I can start from the beginning.. didn‘t realize when looking threw the books I had read the forgotten girls a few years ago and to think I almost bought it

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The Night Women | Sara Blaedel

I have had this book for quite a while it was one of the few from my bookshelf at my desk I did t donate when I was thinning unread books. Thought it was about time I read it

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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman

I read it because I needed to know the ending but it was so slow, although we know what happened to her husband I didn‘t see it happening in that way so the ending made up for the slow build in the story

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Respect the Spindle | Abby Franquemont
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I can knit and crochet. I‘m learning embroidery so why not learn to spin.. I bought this one to start and a nicer one spindle for when I‘m better, both came today. Hubby said umm 2 I said yeah your work us as only as good as your tools.

julesG Good luck! Spinning is rather soothing, once you get the hang of it. And I agree, your work is only as good as your tools. Learned that the hard way. 😉 11mo
Melli I did a little bit and yes I have thick and thin bits but it‘s ok I‘ll get it I enjoyed itb 11mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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What I‘m the.. the ending was ok but that epilogue tells me this may be the start of a series or duology

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70% Acrylic 30% Wool | Viola Di Grado

Has anyone read this and enjoyed it I‘m not finding many positive reviews I got it from a library sale many moons ago and want to read it now

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I have found a new author to love..

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So as cleaned out my books of anything I knew I really was never going to read I found this one I found in the used book store a while back so I figured het light a candle sit at my kitchen table while everyone is upstairs for the night and read by said candle light play some rain ASMR on YouTube on the tablet and relax.. well I‘m definitely have the right mood going so much so I kinda blanked out and forgot I was in my kitchen. Back to reading

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All I gotta say is. Go read this book

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The Transatlantic Book Club | Felicity Hayes-McCoy

I like it but I don‘t, I‘m almost half way threw the book and so far ithe book club was mentioned once and the first meeting like I get it‘s not just about the book club but I feel like there‘s a lot of filler when there doesn‘t need to be

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Pickpick

Well it‘s a page turner finished it in one day. I thought I knew the who and the why then I started thinking nope it‘s some one else then when the reveal came I was totally wrong but there where hints in the beginning that maybe I should have picked up on but just thought it was back story

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Ok so I follow a YouTube called Kayla or if you follow her BooksandLaLa. We have similar tastes in mystery thriller so whenever I‘m stumped or feeling like I‘m going into a reading slump I go and look at her list on good reads and pick a book this one has been on my TBR for a while.. let‘s see if I like it.. so far I have like most books I have picked and found a few new authors I like that I didn‘t think I would

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Help! I have fallen into a reading slump, instead I‘m watching Midsomer Murders on Amazon..

slategreyskies I know this feeling so well. Hope you pull out of it soon! 💕 1y
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Strange Weather in Tokyo | Hiromi Kawakami
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Book recommendation from Book Riot Newsletter loved it

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Have you ever received a book from a publisher but that you were excited to read but when you tried it just didn‘t seem like the right time, this is what happened to me I received this as an arc from a bookish first contest that I won when I received it I tried to read it but I couldn‘t get into it.. finally picked it up 2 weekends ago and dived in and it was the right time.. I loved it. But I knew I would!

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I forgot to post it earlier but I made mince pies!! I took a idea from different cultures for Christmas Eve food.. this was one of them..

Bklover Those are beautiful! I haven‘t had mince pie in years. Merry Christmas!🎄 2y
Melli I wasn‘t sure how I would feel about them since I have never had them but I liked them 2y
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The Christmas jammies I‘m wearing and these books were my Christmas Eve present to myself!! Gave my girls jammies and books as well and we just finished making cookies it‘s about time for them to head upstairs

Bklover Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we give ourselves. Yours is a perfect gift! Pajamas and books are the best! 2y
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Aunt Dimity's Christmas | Nancy Atherton

This is just what I needed to get back into my reading groove I think light and cozy and maybe romance is what I need this holiday season to finish out the year

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Christmastime | Alison Jay

Does anyone know if we are doing the Santa goes postal this year..

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Heartwood Box | Ann Aguirre

So I started this in the beginning of October as a spooky read while on the bus taking my son to school.. I am more then half way threw but now I‘m not feeling it.. it‘s not the book it‘s literally me.. I like it but my brain has switched from spooky to cozy romance holidays even mystery but like cozy mystery.. should I put down or push threw..

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I have been in a reading slump but I have been listening to to the series on audio so it still counts right!! I love it

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So I stumbled across what the original ending to the film was suppose to be on YouTube my childhood has been ruined.. I love the ending they actually have where Seymour saves the day!! But now I won‘t be able to watch it without knowing the original uhh.. if you love this movie and don‘t know please don‘t look for it you will be sad after.. I only came across after watching an interview with the actress who plays Audrey

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The Furies | Katie Lowe

Arc from netgalley So far it‘s ok kinda confusing but I‘m only 30% so maybe it will get better

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I had it all wrong.. that is the result of some good writing.. found a new favorite author

rather_be_reading definitely! 2y
JeansBookshelf Definitely recommend his other two books also! 😊 2y
Melli I‘m waiting for his last book from the library then I‘ll be caught up with all 3 2y
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I‘m not sure how many of you are on YouTube and follow book tubers but I follow a booktuber called books and LaLa and she has similar reading tastes so I decided to challenge myself and read some of the books off her goodreads that she has read and rates high and did recommendation video on.. this is my second book and so far I‘m not disappointed

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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All I can say is wow!! It was a crazy reading experience and kept me guessing until the end.. definitely want to read more by this author I‘m so glad I‘m following books and lala reading recommendations