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NovelGirl82

NovelGirl82

Joined April 2016

www.thenovelgirlreads.com
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I‘m so happy! I had to share with people who‘d understand (and not think I‘m crazy)- I ordered this copy from the UK because I wanted this edition and not the edition that was released in the US and it just came!

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Hi all!! Just checking in to let everyone know I‘m alive! After spending most of the long weekend (and very cold weather!) buried in research I am taking a couple of hours for self-care in the form of a book, drink, and a hot bath. I miss you all terribly and hope you‘re all doing well!! The end of this doctoral program can‘t come soon enough!

Suet624 Yay for self-care 1mo
Tamra Stay strong! 💪🏾 1mo
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Winter break is finally is session and I can finally read for fun!!!

AmyG Enjoy! 2mo
jlhammar Yay! That looks heavenly. 2mo
Tamra Ahhhhhh break. 2mo
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Hi friends!!
I‘m getting ready to go on a cruise the first week of November and I want to load up my kindle with some holiday cozy mysteries (brain candy!) since I‘ll be out of school and not reading research for the week! Send me your best recs, please!!

shortsarahrose It‘s part of a series, but I‘ve read them all out of order and been fine 4mo
AmandaBlaze Twelve Slays of Christmas By Jacqueline Frost was pretty good. There are three more in the series. 4mo
Susanita My book club is looking at this for December. 4mo
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I‘ve been waiting for this since it was announced forever ago!!! I‘m so excited!!!

New Kid on the Book I hope you enjoy it 😊! 5mo
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31 Days of Halloween | Matthew Hutton
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This looks like fun! Thanks for this @Catsandbooks It looks like a great way for me to make myself fit in some fun reading with all my school reading 😊 I‘ll definitely at least try for 31 hours!

Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! 🎃 5mo
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Off to Dallas to see Baylor Neurology again…
Hi friends! It‘s been a while! Life has been busy and stressful. School has been insane and I‘ve changed jobs (gone back to my old company in a new position). Hopefully, things are settling down a bit and I can check in more often. Hope you‘re all doing well!! 💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Are you ok?? 🩷 5mo
NovelGirl82 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey! Yes, I‘m good. That‘s where my migraine specialist is. We changed my preventative, so fingers crossed this one works better! The last one was helping until I got Covid again in March. 5mo
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EBOOK: How To Survive Your Doctorate | Jane Matthiesen, Mario Binder
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Hi all!! Just dropping in to say hello. I haven‘t been around for a while and, well, this is why. My fun reading time is sparse these days, as most of my spare time is spent on research for my doctorate. Hopefully, everyone is doing well! I miss you all!!

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An early birthday book haul from my wonderful husband 💚 (My big gift is tickets to see the Chili Peppers at the Alamodome in May!)

dabbe The macabre in me can't help but read the last three books in this order:
1. How to Kill Your Family.
2. Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone.
3. Well.., this is Exhausting! 🤣❣️😊
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NovelGirl82 @dabbe 🤣🤣🤣 I actually thought whoever got that Amazon order had to think “What is wrong with this chick?” 12mo
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Hanging out with my nephew this week while his mom is out of town & finally have a night off of school, so getting some fun reading in.

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I got my Alice piece finished last night! She did such a good job bringing my muddled vision to life with her artists eye!

wanderinglynn Very cool! 13mo
TheKidUpstairs Gorgeous. Love the colours! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! 13mo
Bklover Wow! That‘s incredible!❤️ 13mo
GondorGirl Stunning! 13mo
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Twelve Sharp | Janet Evanovich
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Last day on the cruise! It‘s super bright and I‘m facing the sun, so listening to an audiobook that I‘ve read/heard many times, so it doesn‘t matter if I fall asleep💚

Suet624 Okay. Officially jealous. Enjoy!!! 13mo
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Hi from the middle of the ocean, Litsy fam!! I‘m taking a needed vacation this week on the cruise that I bought my mom for Christmas. I hope you‘re all having a great start to your week!

Cinfhen Looks heavenly 😇Enjoy 💗 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!! 💙🌊 14mo
Tamra Woot! I‘m with you in spirit. 14mo
wanderinglynn Enjoy! 14mo
LiteraryinLawrence Have an amazing time!! 14mo
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Happy Merry Christmas | Amy Tasukada
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Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! I hope that everyone is having a nice, relaxing break- wherever you are and whatever you‘re doing 💚

Eggs Merry Christmas ❤️ 1y
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The Ivory Key | Akshaya Raman
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Thank you so much, Sarah!!! @TheAromaofBooks I love all of this! I‘ve had this book on my list since it came out and am really looking forward to diving in to it and the chocolate looks divine! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

Thanks @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this swap!

#jolabokaflodswap

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! So glad everything arrived safely. I was honestly really excited when I saw it on sale on OwlCrate because I thought it was such a pretty edition. It's on my shelf, too! 😂 Merry Christmas!!! 1y
NovelGirl82 @TheAromaofBooks It‘s beautiful! I‘m so excited to read it! Glad you got yourself one too! 😄 Merry Christmas to you too and a wonderful new year!! 1y
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As I posted in my Jolabokaflod swap post, I‘ve been a little distracted this past week. The holiday came a bit early for me, and I was accepted into one of the two post-grad programs that I applied to, so back to school I go! My fun reading life is going to diminish a bit for a few years (again), but worth the sacrifice😊 Now to get through the week of my family crap talking me going back to school….

Soubhiville Congratulations! 1y
SamAnne Congratulations! 1y
LeahBergen Congrats! 👏👏 1y
Megabooks Yay!! Congrats! 1y
DaveGreen7777 Congratulations! 🙌 1y
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Daddy's Girl | J J Massa
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I stopped by to visit with my daddy on the way in for the holiday today. #daddysgirl

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 1y
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Thanks Book Depository! It got here from the UK just in time for me to take it with me on my trip tomorrow! Freaking late releases in the US…. (The UK cover is better anyway)

LeahBergen I just got this one, too! 1y
tpixie I seem to like UK covers better than USA. I wonder what that means? And how it‘s decided what‘s more appropriate for each country. 1y
tpixie Oh wow! The USA one is ugly! But is more recognizable as nonfiction 1y
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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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So- I‘m the worst swap partner ever this #jolabokaflodswap 🤦🏼‍♀️ I sent the package to UPS with my husband without taking a picture first and just realized that the card that was supposed to go inside of it is still sitting on my desk because I didn‘t finish writing it. It‘s been a hectic few days, y‘all. (I‘ll say why in another post) So- if you receive a package from Lubbock, TX with no card saying who it‘s from… 🙋🏼‍♀️ya girl! #isuck #sorry

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you so, so much, my friend! It got here just in time for me to pack it for my work trip to Toronto! You‘re the best!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! I hope that you enjoy it!! Be safe! 💚🤍💚🤍 1y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I didn‘t get as much as usual at the B&N Black Friday sale, but I did get this gorgeous signed edition of Song of Achilles, a signed edition of Beyond the Wand, and Ink Black Heart for 50% off. They were also giving away this little reading journal, so I have a nice little journal for the new year. I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving!

bookaholic1 Looking forward to reading The Ink Black Heart 1y
NovelGirl82 @bookaholic1 Me too! I swear she‘s trying to outdo Order of the Phoenix. They keep getting longer and longer. Not that I‘m complaining! 1y
bookaholic1 I hear you!! 1y
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After 2 days, the decorations are done! (And Scout says hi!)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 come and decorate for me!! 1y
NovelGirl82 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, friend! I‘d love to!! Wish we weren‘t so far away!! 1y
JamieArc Oh wow! You are on top of things! 1y
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I have a long weekend this weekend, so I‘m listening to a holiday cozy and slowly getting my holiday decorations up. I like to have the house decorated when we have everyone over for Friendsgiving (next weekend). I hope you‘re all having a Good Friday!

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I got my second covid booster (4th vaccine) yesterday (making sure that I have it and my flu vaccine before I fly to Canada in a couple of weeks) and I‘m having symptoms from it so no reading for me tonight. Instead, I‘m lying here watching Great British Baking Show so I don‘t have to think.

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A Cup of Holiday Fear | Ellie Alexander
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Continuing with my cozies- I‘m starting the next Bakeshop Mystery on my list. As an incentive to get through these, I have a galley of the new one that releases the end of December! (Also Cletus says hi to his Litsy family!)

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Louisiana Longshot | Jana DeLeon
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November is my “cozy mystery” reading month and I‘m super excited about it! So far I‘ve read/listened to a couple of Stephanie Plum books, an Agatha Raisin, and now I‘m listening to a Jana DeLeon while I work. I do love cozy mysteries!

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Bookshelves and Books | Alfred H. Wall
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I made it back home yesterday and am just now putting up my books from my trip to Half-Price Books. This was my little haul- a few books to fill out collections, a couple I‘ve been wanting, and a couple of fun holiday books for this year.

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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This is how I will get through the family visit… This and trips to the gym.

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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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On a trip to see the family and stopped at my sister in law‘s for the weekend. One good thing- the have a Half Price books here!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 📚🙌🏻❤️ 1y
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The Hexorcist | Lily Harper Hart
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Midweek break to get my hair done, so I‘m catching up on my spooky season reading!

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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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This long week is over and I‘m finally where I want to be! Happy Friday, friends!!

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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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It‘s been a rough couple of days with a rebounding migraine and a boxer with a pancreatitis flare. I‘m curling up with this anticipated read and trying to pretend none of it exists for the evening! (Said boxer is making himself shown in this picture…)

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Help! I‘m getting ready to be on a panel via zoom and I‘ve had to alter the light in my office because I woke up with a migraine. 🙄 Does this lipstick work? It seems a little off to me, but I have an aura so my eyes aren‘t working well this morning. What a mess.

Susanita Yes 1y
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CBee It looks great! 1y
NovelGirl82 @CBee Thank you! Awful migraine timing. 1y
Caroline2 Migraines are the worst. You look fab! I love the lippy. I hope your zoom session ends quickly so you can have a lie down after. ❤️ 1y
CBee @NovelGirl82 I had horrible migraines as a kid. I am SO thankful I don‘t have them now but always commiserate with those who do! 1y
EvieBee Red is always a yes! 1y
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Hex Appeal | Kate Johnson
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This was a really cute book! A lot of fun for spooky season! 3.5/5

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Cooking | Lynne Peebles
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When your husband‘s ICU staff has had a rough couple of nights and you decide to make dinner for him to take to feed all of them…. It takes a lot of pasta!

Sleepswithbooks So kind 🥰 1y
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Hex Appeal | Kate Johnson
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Husband: What are you doing?
Me: Grabbing my kindle.
Husband: ?
Me: It‘s going to take a while for them to put new tires on my car. What else am I going to do?
Husband: *shakes head* Gotcha….
Now I sit at Discount Tire starting a new book…

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I have several seasonal books that I‘m hoping to get through and I‘m still re-reading my HP illustrated editions to work my way back up to the new OOP edition that I just got this week, so I should have plenty to get me through this readathon! Looking forward to indulging in some me time! #outstandingoctober

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁 1y
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I stayed up until 12:30 this morning finishing this book and I loved it! This line resonated with me so much!

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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Hubby went to work and I‘m spending my evening working on this. It has been a long week. Happy almost Friday!

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Hacked | Tracy Alexander

My instagram that I‘ve had for…I don‘t even know how many years….was hacked yesterday and I can‘t get it back. I was just disgusted at the lack of ability to report it appropriately and their lack of help, so I deactivated my Facebook as well, so I‘m down to my Litsy as my only real form of social media (I do have Twitter, but not on it much) and I‘m really not sad about it. At least there‘s not drama here. 💚 you Litsy fam!

EvieBee So sorry. It stinks big time. This is my only social media atm and it‘s great! (edited) 1y
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Go Hex Yourself | Jessica Clare
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This was the first of the three books that I finished on my working vacation last week and it was so fun! I didn‘t wasn‘t it to end!! Misty- Thank you so much for sending this to me! It was just the pick-me-up that I needed!

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It‘s here!! (And heavy!!)

bookandbedandtea Yes! Really heavy! 1y
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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On to my 4th full book of my working/mini-vacation in the mountains (aka my little hometown)- so far I‘ve made my way through Go Hex yourself, Crumbs, & Mooncakes (and I finished up Revenge by Tom Bowers this morning). I have the rest of this afternoon, I work tomorrow, and I head home after I finish working tomorrow.

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Not feeling my best tonight, so I‘m curled up early with a comfort read. I‘m wanting to re-read the illustrateds anyway since OOF illustrated comes out 10/11.

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Autumn's Books | Bland, Virginia (Bookstore)
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@kspenmoll Oh my goodness! You spoiled me!! All of these cozies😍😍😍 And H&S Japanese Sencha is one of my favorite teas! The wrap is gorgeous and so, so soft. I just love everything! Thank you sooo much!! #fffs

Avanders 🍁🍂♥️🫶🏽 1y
NovelGirl82 @Avanders Thanks so much for hosting!! This was so much fun!! 💚💚💚 1y
Avanders 😘😘😘 1y
LeahBergen That wrap! 😍 1y
kspenmoll I am so happy you love your gifts- it was such fun putting the box together! 1y
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Go Hex Yourself | Jessica Clare
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Misty! You‘re the best!! This was an amazing surprise! Thank you so much!!! Happy Halloween!!! 💚💚💚 #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I hope you enjoy it 💜 1y
StayCurious It's a fun book! 1y
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Went to brunch with my hubby and dropped by the bookstore to pick up a couple of books I‘ve been wanting to grab. Happy Sunday!

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Rest In Peace, Beloved Queen. Good luck to the new King and Queen Consort.

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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It‘s going to take one more session to finish it up, but my Alice in Wonderland piece is coming along nicely.

julesG 😍😍😍 Definitely coming along nicely. 1y
EvieBee Wow! 😍😍 1y
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It has been a looong couple of weeks working and fighting covid, and I am so glad the weekend is here! Time for some self care in the form of my book & bath.

Lreads I hope you feel better soon. 💕 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are feeling better love ❤️ 1y
NovelGirl82 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Feeling much better- still don‘t have all of my energy back, but much better! 1y
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