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Mollyanna

Mollyanna

Joined July 2017

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I have not met any authors that I can remember, but I would have loved to have met Elizabeth Peters (a/k/a Barbara Mertz, Barbara Michaels). Not only did she write fabulous tales, but she received her Ph.D. In Egyptology in 1952. I‘m sure she would have been a delight to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee with on a sunny afternoon.

BookmarkTavern I‘ve got a bunch of her books on my TBR! Thanks for sharing! 24h
Mollyanna @BookmarkTavern I love her Amelia Peabody series! 21h
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Fairest of All | Sarah Mlynowski
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A quick MG re-telling of the Snow White story. It was cute, and I‘ll likely read more in the series (Book 1 of the series #SeriesLove2024). The main character is a spunky, logical pre-teen girl, going on 30. 🤣.

TheSpineView 👍📖🤩📚 3d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Happy readathon day to all those participating in #deweysreadathon. I‘ve got a couple hours under my belt and am finally getting onto social media to see what everyone else is reading. Here is my tentative TBR.

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The 2nd book in the Gaslight Mystery series (#SeriesLove2024). This time Sarah gets involved in the world of the “Charity Girls”, trying to help a client determine who murdered her sister. The mystery was good, but what is wonderful about these novels is the evolution of Sarah and Frank‘s relationship. I look forward to the next in the series.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1w
kspenmoll Love this series! 4d
Mollyanna @kspenmoll Me too! I love the characters and the setting. They are great reads. 3d
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The Chase: A Novel | Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
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The second installment in the Fox and O‘Hare series (#SeriesLove2024). This was another fun romp. This time they are after a former high powered politician who runs a private security firm.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3w
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#WondrousWednesday

Here we go:
Paperback
Both Fiction and NF
Historical
Both Recent and Classic
Coffee
Physical (although digital is growing on me)
Both Audiobooks and Print

Eggs 🩷💜🩷 3w
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It‘s #bookspin day! 🙌🏻

TieDyeDude Yay, the Ravenmaster is a cute book! 3w
Mollyanna @TieDyeDude That‘s good to know! I‘m looking forward to it. (edited) 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 3w
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I didn‘t make any progress on #readyourebooks so the list stays the same 🤞🏻 I get to one or two this month.

CBee 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 3w
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My April #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Another great topic @dabbe for #TLT

1. A Tale of Two Cities
2. The Narnia series (okay I cheated a bit there 😜)
3. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

dabbe 1: Kudos to you! Once was enough for me, though my Dickens' rereads are A CHRISTMAS CAROL & GREAT EX. 2: Cheating is a-okay! I only read LION, WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE ... must read all! 3: I bet I would love reading these, too. Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 4w
Mollyanna @dabbe I know I‘m odd man out on Tale. For some reason it is my favorite Dickens. Although I do listen to a different narration of A Christmas Carol each year. It‘s interesting to see how each narrator interprets the text. I saw that you had Peanuts on your list. I need to read those. I think you would like Calvin and Hobbes. 4w
dabbe @Mollyanna It is interesting how people see Dickens, and luckily, there are enough books for all of us! 🤩 I've read C&H as a once-a-day comic, but never in order. I know I'd love them, too! Another one I read all the way through each year is MUTTS. 💚 4w
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#WondrousWednesday on Thursday

1. Erik Larson, Steve Berry, Victoria Thompson
2. And Then There Were None - Mystery
3. That‘s tough… Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series, probably (but there are so many others… Agatha Christie, Victoria Thompson, Louise Penny, I could go on)

Eggs Oh of course Erik Larson 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Mollyanna @Eggs one of my faves 😊 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I am joining in #marvellousmarch hosted by @Andrew65

My goals are:

🔹 read 300 pages
🔹 finish 2 books

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#WondrousWednesday on Thursday. Thanks for the tag @Eggs

1. Probably Thanksgiving. It‘s a chance to share a meal and just enjoy each other‘s company.
2. Definitely my mom. I‘m so grateful for that.
3. I loved playing cribbage with my grandpa and our family loved board games when I was young. I have fond memories of game nights.

Eggs Lovely memories ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Book 9 in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series (#SeriesLove2024). Another fun escapade with Gemma and Jane, this time involving spiritualism and seances.

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
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Iliad | Homer
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Probably The Iliad. From what I can find it was published in the late 1400s.

Another great question, thanks for hosting @BookmarkTavern

#SundayFunday

Awk_Word_Smith Beowulf most likely. 1mo
BookmarkTavern An excellent choice! And one I still need to read! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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Great choice of topic @dabbe #TLT

1. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin - showed the political prowess of Lincoln and how he was able to work with those he disliked/disagreed with for the good of the nation

2. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom - a tale of perseverance, love and kindness. A tale of the innate kindness in humans.

3. The Storyteller by Dave Grohl - heartwarming and insightful. Felt like being with a good friend.

Librarybelle The Storyteller is so good! 1mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle It is! And the audiobook is the way to go…. Grohl does a wonderful job. 1mo
Librarybelle Yes! I‘ve read it and listened to it…he does indeed do a wonderful job! 1mo
dabbe #1 has been on my shelf for years! Time to read it! I read #2 years ago--excellent! And #3: I need some DG in my life! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 1mo
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The Horse Goddess | Morgan Llywelyn
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Thank you for the tag @Eggs

1. From Legends & Lattes: Thune (a land with amazing inhabitants and a wonderful coffee shop 😊)
2. From the tagged: Ancient Ireland - I‘ve been to modern day Ireland and enjoyed it very much, looking forward to going back someday.

Eggs Thanks for joining in🙏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Open and Shut | David Rosenfelt
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1st book in the Andy Carpenter series (#SeriesLive2024). This was a bit of a wild ride. I look forward to reading more in this series. Reminds me a bit of the old McBride movies starring John Larroquette.

TheSpineView Love finding a new series to read. Great job!📖📚📚 2mo
Mollyanna @TheSpineView Me too! Unfortunately I‘m better at finding new series than finishing ones I‘ve started 🤣 2mo
Andrew65 @Mollyanna Aren‘t we all 🤣 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💜💚 2mo
CBee Lots of witchy, murder-y picks 😂😊 2mo
Mollyanna @CBee seems to be what Amazon sends in its emails to me as free or discounted. Wonder what that says… 🤣 2mo
CBee @Mollyanna I think it‘s great! I love both types of books. As long as we‘re not murderous witches, I think we‘re good 🤷‍♀️😂🤪 2mo
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Here‘s my March list for #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I am joining #FabulousFebruary hosted by @Andrew65

My goals are to get through 2-3 of my many already started reads (there are way to many, I need to finish some…)

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The Mystery at Lilac Inn | Carolyn Keene
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The fourth Nancy Drew book (#SeriesLove2024). Nancy really puts herself in the thick of things this time, but manages to solve the mystery.

I am enjoying slowly going through these and look forward to more.

Librarybelle Nancy Drew can do just about anything! 2mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle Absolutely! I saw your buddy read for the Nancy Drew books. I may try and join in next month. I‘ve got it queued up… we‘ll see if I get to it in time. 2mo
Librarybelle That‘s wonderful! I hope you‘re able to join!!! 2mo
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I love Valerie, loved One Day at a Time, loved her cooking show… but this just didn‘t work. There were parts that were really engaging and parts that just felt off. Loved the recipes!

UwannaPublishme Loved One Day At a Time too 🙌🏻 2mo
Mollyanna @UwannaPublishme A great show! 2mo
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The first in the Gaslight Mystery series (#SeriesLove2024) featuring midwife Sarah Bryant and police detective Frank Malloy. Set in the gaslight era, Thompson did a great job evoking the era, it was a great first in the series. I look forward to reading more.

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Here is my #bookspin list for February.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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I‘m really bad at paying attention to what is coming out, but I am looking forward to the tagged book and Billy Dee Williams‘s book.

#SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern Billy Dee Williams?! How exciting! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
Mollyanna @BookmarkTavern Williams‘s book publishes next month…. Already have a hold on it at the library 😊 3mo
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Meet Your Baker | Ellie Alexander
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The first book in a new series set at a bakery/coffeehouse in the upper NW (#SeriesLove2024). This was a fun cozy mystery about Jules, who returns home after learning her husband had been keeping a secret from her. It was fun and I look forward to reading more in the series.

TheSpineView Great job! 3mo
Mollyanna @TheSpineView Thank you. 3mo
Librarybelle I liked this one and have the next two on my stack to read very soon! 3mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle I have book 2 on my stack for February. I liked all the Shakespeare references and the supporting cast is fun, especially Lance. He cracks me up 😊. 3mo
Librarybelle Yes! 3mo
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The second Agatha Raisin book (#SeriesLove2024). Agatha is quite the character and continues her pursuit of James. I do enjoy Agatha‘s relationship with Bill Wong. He is her friend and as direct with her as she is with everyone.

TheSpineView Fantastic!💜📖📚 3mo
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The Heist: A Novel | Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
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I love a good long con/heist storyline. This was fun and quick. Great narrator on the audio.

My first finish of the year (took a bit… been a slow reading start to the year)

First book in the Fox and O‘Hare series (#SeriesLove2024)

TheSpineView Fantastic!📚📚📚 3mo
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For me it is non-fiction… especially about lesser known people, places and events.

#SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern That sounds like it‘ll be fun! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I am joining @Andrew65 for #JoyousJanuary a low key 9 day readathon.

My goals are:
🔹 Read 750 pages
🔹 Finish 2-3 books
🔹 Get my reading challenges organized for 2024

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No finishes yet, but I am so close on two…. Hopefully within the next few days. #SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern Good luck! Thanks for posting! 3mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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My December pick for #12Booksof2023 narrated by Patrick Stewart.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 This was a fun look back at my reading year.

Andrew65 Thanks for playing long, a great way to review 2023. See you for #12Booksof2024 on Christmas Day. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 I look forward to it! 😊 4mo
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Murder in Black Tie | Sara Rosett
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My pick for November #12Booksof2023. My November is really for this fun light-hearted series. Olive is a high society detective in the 1920s/1930s, and these short novels are just a treat.

Andrew65 Love these style of books. 4mo
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Light of the Jedi | Charles Soule
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My October pick for #12Booksof2023. Another great Star Wars audiobook.

Andrew65 Yay! Another Star Wars book. 4mo
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IQ | Joe Ide
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My September pick for #12Booksof2023

Andrew65 Looks a good choice. 4mo
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I am in for #serieslove2024. Here are the series that I‘m going to focus on this year.

Andrew65 Some excellent series. The InDeath Series must be one of the biggest out there. Good luck 😁 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 thanks. Yes, I think she‘s well into 50+ and I‘m on 22! Hopefully I can get to 30 this year. 4mo
Andrew65 @Mollyanna That would be a great achievement! 4mo
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tpixie In Death- I do love Eve & Peabody- and of course Roarke! 4mo
Mollyanna @tpixie They are a great group of characters. Roarke is just dreamy… 4mo
tpixie @Mollyanna yes- a great ensemble!! Dreamy 🩵 4mo
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My August pick for #12Booksof2023. This was excellent on audio!

Andrew65 Can‘t beat a good Audio Star Wars book. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 True! The production quality on them is phenomenal. 4mo
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And that‘s a wrap for 2023… squeezed in my last two books today to reach my GR goal of 71. Here‘s to a great reading year in 2024!

rubyslippersreads 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
robinb Woo hoo!!! 👏 4mo
Reggie Way to go! And Happy New Year! 4mo
Mollyanna @Reggie Thank you Reggie! Happy New Year to you as well. May it be filled with great books and laughter. 4mo
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I think I‘ll make my Goodreads goal of 71 books (2 books left), and I completed several reading challenges. #SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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My July pick for #12Booksof2023. Such a great series.

Andrew65 Another series I need to get to. 4mo
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Outrun the Moon | Stacey Lee
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My June pick for #12Booksof2023

Andrew65 Not the first pick for this book. 4mo
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My May pick for #12Booksof2023. This was a cute start to a new series.

Andrew65 I enjoyed that short series, shame there weren‘t more of them. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 agreed. I‘m sad that I only have two more. 4mo
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Miss Benson's Beetle | Rachel Joyce
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My April pick for #12Booksfor2023. I‘m not sure what prompted me to pick up this book, but I‘m glad I did. It was probably my favorite of the year!

Andrew65 This is one log her books I still need to get to. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 it was my first by the author. It‘s a wonderful story. 4mo
janeycanuck Oh, I read this a few years ago and loved it. I need to see about her other books. 4mo
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My March pick for #12Booksof2023 - Three Pines is such a great setting.

Andrew65 Love visits to Three Pines. 4mo
dabbe Just finished this one yesterday! Loved it! 💙❄️💙 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Me too! 😊 4mo
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Mollyanna @dabbe Woohoo! It‘s a great book. Isn‘t Three Pines quite the village? Such character. 4mo
dabbe @Mollyanna It's like Hogwarts! I wish it really existed! Just ordered the 1st one to read. I read this one now because it fit in with #WinterGames. Now I want to read 'em all! 🤩😍😃 4mo
Mollyanna @dabbe I wish it existed as well! I‘d be there in a heartbeat. Although I‘ve heard that Penny based it loosely on a town in Quebec. I hope you enjoy the first as well. 4mo
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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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My February pick for #12Booksof2023 is a classic

Andrew65 An excellent book. 4mo
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My January choice for #12Booksof2023

Andrew65 This looks a good book! Stacked. 4mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 It was fascinating! 4mo
julieclair This book was so good! 4mo
Mollyanna @julieclair I was a little surprised how good it was! Not a topic I would normally pick up. 4mo
julieclair @Mollyanna I probably wouldn‘t have picked it up either. It was a gift from my daughter-in-law, and I was so glad! 4mo
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We do Jolabokaflod (our variation on it anyway…) on Christmas Eve. Something to eat in the crockpot, holiday lights on, fake fireplace on TV, a book exchange and some solid reading time.

BookmarkTavern Sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I am in for #DashingDecember hosted by @Andrew65

My goals are simple:

🔹 Read 700 pages
🔹 Read 2-3 books

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 4mo
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December #bookspin list

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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