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NovelGirl82

NovelGirl82

Joined April 2016

www.thenovelgirlreads.com
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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?” 3w
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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! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs Gorgeous. Love the colours! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! 2mo
Bklover Wow! That‘s incredible!❤️ 2mo
GondorGirl Stunning! 2mo
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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!!! 2mo
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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 💗 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!! 💙🌊 2mo
Tamra Woot! I‘m with you in spirit. 2mo
wanderinglynn Enjoy! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Have an amazing time!! 2mo
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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 ❤️ 3mo
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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!!! 3mo
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!! 3mo
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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! 3mo
SamAnne Congratulations! 3mo
LeahBergen Congrats! 👏👏 3mo
Megabooks Yay!! Congrats! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Congratulations! 🙌 3mo
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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 ❤️❤️ 3mo
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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! 3mo
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. 3mo
tpixie Oh wow! The USA one is ugly! But is more recognizable as nonfiction 3mo
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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! 💚🤍💚🤍 4mo
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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 4mo
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! 4mo
bookaholic1 I hear you!! 4mo
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After 2 days, the decorations are done! (And Scout says hi!)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 come and decorate for me!! 4mo
NovelGirl82 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, friend! I‘d love to!! Wish we weren‘t so far away!! 4mo
JamieArc Oh wow! You are on top of things! 4mo
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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!!! 📚🙌🏻❤️ 5mo
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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 5mo
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CBee It looks great! 5mo
NovelGirl82 @CBee Thank you! Awful migraine timing. 5mo
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. ❤️ 5mo
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! 5mo
EvieBee Red is always a yes! 5mo
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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 🥰 5mo
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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. 😁 5mo
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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) 5mo
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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! 5mo
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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 🍁🍂♥️🫶🏽 6mo
NovelGirl82 @Avanders Thanks so much for hosting!! This was so much fun!! 💚💚💚 6mo
Avanders 😘😘😘 6mo
LeahBergen That wrap! 😍 6mo
kspenmoll I am so happy you love your gifts- it was such fun putting the box together! 6mo
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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 💜 6mo
StayCurious It's a fun book! 6mo
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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. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it!! 6mo
EvieBee Wow! 😍😍 6mo
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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.

QuietlyLaura I hope you feel better soon. 💕 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are feeling better love ❤️ 7mo
NovelGirl82 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Feeling much better- still don‘t have all of my energy back, but much better! 7mo
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Covid finally got me and my head is killing me, so no reading for me. 😕

Megabooks Oh no! 7mo
bookaholic1 Feel better soon 7mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel much better soon! 7mo
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I managed to get “summer sick” (I don‘t think it‘s covid, but I definitely feel like crap), so I‘m finally off work and trying to make myself feel better with my gossip book and a vapo-bath.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 7mo
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The hubs and I decided to escape the west TX heat for the weekend and take the pups and the camper to the mountains. We just got back from dinner and I‘m chilling in the bedroom while he watches some tv before we call it a night and head home tomorrow. I hope you‘re all having a great weekend!

EvieBee I feel you! I moved to MO to beat the El Paso heat 😂😂 6mo
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Day 4 of the new job: I‘m still making my way through Wil‘s audiobook. I think the job is going well, so far.

Bookwomble I hope you're feeling more settled in at work now 🙂 6mo
NovelGirl82 @bookwomble Much better now, thank you! I‘m really enjoying it. 6mo
Bookwomble @NovelGirl82 😊👍🏻 6mo
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Harleen | Stjepan Sejic
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We have a friend over and my husband is grilling, but I‘m exhausted and have a bit of a headache. They‘re working the very last out of me in my last week at my current job. So, I‘m being a bit antisocial and reading some brain candy.

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Fall is Here! I Love It! | Elaine W Good
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I just signed up for my first swap in… I‘m not even sure how long and I‘m so glad it‘s this one! Fall is my absolute favorite season!! So excited for this!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So fun, you're going to be hooked! 🍂🍁 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo!! 🎊🎉 8mo
Avanders Yay!! Thanks for the repost! ♥️😘🍂🎃🍁 8mo
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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Loved this!! So glad I added it in to end Dewey‘s for me and can‘t wait for volume 2!!

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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Moving on to book 3 of Dewey‘s…. I‘ve had this one sitting on my shelf for a while, too.