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Panic70

Panic70

Joined January 2020

ADHD hyper focused on books.
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Thank you to @BeckyMerilatt for recommending this book. I enjoyed Liesel and Po a bit more, but this was just as cute. A single dad and his daughter Cordelia care for Monsters. One day her dad and all the monsters disappear, leaving Cordelia on her own. She sets off on an epic adventure to bring them home. My 9 year old was not as interested in this book, but I would recommend giving this a try as she still enjoyed listening to bits and pieces.

BeckyMerilatt Glad you liked it! 6d
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Author Jenny Lawson is having Booksgiving on her blog. (Thebloggess) I‘ve gifted a couple books today to people that shared their amazon wishlist on today‘s blog post. (Addresses are hidden) Just sharing in case someone was in need of a book and wanted to comment on the blog. Or for anyone that would enjoy sending a book to a stranger. Happy #Booksgiving

Texreader You‘re awesome 1w
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Spellslinger | Sebastien de Castell
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Sorry I‘ve been MIA with migraines. This week I‘ve re-listened to the Spellslinger series. I‘ve enjoyed it more this time around. Still haven‘t listen to the final book in the series that was released in December. I thought book 5 Queenslayer was the final book.

wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope you‘re feeling better. Migraines suck! 💚 1w
Panic70 Thank you @wanderinglynn I‘m used to getting them often but I‘ve only had a few good days the last two months. At this point I‘m trying anything. I should find an old potions books. 😂 1w
Texreader So sorry you‘ve been feeling so badly. I‘ve not had a great year myself with my chronic back problems and newly diagnosed thyroid problems. So so difficult. I look forward to meeting you and commiserating! 1w
Panic70 @Texreader Sorry you‘ve not had a great year either. Thank goodness for books! I would lose my ever loving mind if I couldn‘t listen to books right now. Limiting my screen time, and very light sensitive. I can‘t wait to meet up! We can have a going Nowhere Litsy secret club. 😁 1w
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#potteraday The Polyjuice Potion. It‘s Christmas time at Hogwarts. Harry receives another Weasley jumper. The US version describes his present as a hand-knitted sweater from Mrs. Weasley and a large plum cake. Hermione‘s talent as a witch is highlighted in this chapter, but something goes horribly wrong for her by the end. The trio also end up with more questions than answers about the Chamber of Secrets.

Eggbeater Is a "jumper" the same thing as a sweater? I'm in the US and I have no idea what a jumper is. 3w
Panic70 @eggbeater Yes a jumper is the same as a sweater. I‘ve found most knitters from other countries call it a jumper too. And in one of the movies Ginny asks her mom where her jumper is, and the reply is it‘s on the cat. I originally thought it was like overalls. 😂 3w
Linsy @Panic70 So did I!! Or like my skirt overalls I had growing up, lol. 2w
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Another listen to Jenny Lawson‘s audiobook Furiously Happy. This one deals with her mental health and other health issues a bit more than Let‘s Pretend this Never Happened. Today her blog theblogness was about depression and finding delight in everyday life. Jenny swears like a sailor and is beautifully weird and humorous. Can‘t wait for her bookstore to open! The photo is from her blog of Rory and Rory2. Today I found delight by knitting.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Ignore my comment on GR 😜. This is one of my favourites. I like listening to it when I feel low. Her issues and the way she deals with them always makes me lol 3w
Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile When she opens up her bookstore I can pick something up for you. I can relate to so much that she talks about and she‘s just so delightful and funny. I should post some excerpts from her books. 😂 3w
Enchanted_Bibliophile Did even know she'd be opening one. 3w
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Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile It will be the Nowhere bookstore and it‘s in my city. And we have very few independent bookstores. So it‘s even more of an event. I found out from another Litten or I would have missed it! 3w
Enchanted_Bibliophile That is awesome! I feel your pain about the independent bookstore. Here where I live is only a small useless little chain store that over-charged us for everything. So I mostly do online purchases, or I need to drive 100 km to find a proper bookstore. 3w
K.Wielechowski I LOVE Jenny Lawson! I got her coloring book and it is so amazing. 3w
Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile I‘ll be sure to put together something to send you. They‘re still doing construction on the building but it should open this year. 3w
Panic70 @K.Wielechowski I was looking at that. I need it in my life. 😁 3w
K.Wielechowski @Panic70 you do indeed! 🤪 3w
Mandigolightly I‘ve read Let‘s Pretend This Never Happened by her and LOVED it 3w
Panic70 @Mandigolightly I enjoyed book of her books equally. If you have a chance check out her blog. Today‘s post is an argument with Victor and it‘s hilarious. 3w
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And.....we are already at the half way mark and 50% done with HPCoS. November 7th 1992 and Dobby makes another appearance. #potteraday With every reread I tend to waver on my feelings for Dobby in this book. At the beginning I‘m frustrated with him, by the end I love him. I also remember very little about Nov 1992. (Book timeline not publishing date) I think I had just returned from vacation in Hawaii. Where were you or what were you doing in 92?

WomanistBibliophile Nursery school 😁 3w
Literary_Siren I was in Kindergarten. 3w
AmyK1 Freshman in college 😁 3w
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Eggbeater I was in High School, I had just turned 15. I was living with my grandparents. 3w
MissAimz_55 I was 5 years old. I don‘t remember anything haah 3w
Panic70 @WomanistBibliophile @Literary_Siren @MissAimz_55 It‘s so cool you are all about the age Harry was when the book was published! 3w
Panic70 @AmyK1 I‘m glad the series is now for everyone. I remember secretly reading it. 😁 @Eggbeater were you able to go to the book releases? 3w
WomanistBibliophile Yes, I was 10 when I read Philosopher‘s Stone in ‘97 and definitely one of those kids harbouring a secret wish for a letter addressed to me in green ink promising to whisk me away into a world of magic 😂 3w
Panic70 @WomanistBibliophile How fun! My oldest two were born in 88 and 89, but refused to read the books. As did my third child born in 95. Guess I just had to keep having kids until I had one that enjoys HP. 😂 She‘s almost 10 and is a Gryffinpuff. 3w
Clare-Dragonfly I had recently turned six years old. So I guess I was in first grade. I remember my teachers‘ and best friend‘s names, and the class guinea pigs, but not a lot of detail. 3w
Panic70 @Clare-Dragonfly That‘s amazing you remember the guinea pigs. Looks like you were the perfect age when the books were released. ❤️ 3w
Linsy Lol, I might be the youngest one here. I was turning 1! 😄 A teacher introduced me in 5th grade. I honestly had no idea there were such things as release parties. I do remember when the 5th book came out though. My dad said that we could each get a Christmas present from something called Amazon and I pre-ordered Order of the Phoenix. I got it the day it came out! I was twelve and I felt very cool. (edited) 3w
Panic70 @Linsy lol on the Amazon gift. Smart dad move though. And great memory. My youngest loves the series and she was born in 2010. I think it‘s interesting how everyone has a different experience, but it‘s enjoyed by all ages. 3w
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Staying on top of #potteraday even with a migraine.I could use one of Madam Pomfrey‘s cures. I got a muggle injection in the butt cheeks instead. 😂 The Writing on the Wall has so much squeezed in one chapter. Prof Binns tells the students about the chamber while mispronouncing names. Hermione reads up on polyjuice potion. The trio discovers spiders leaving the castle. And Ron delivers one of his classic lines.

GHABI4ROSES Love me my #potteraday and wishing you well🙏🏾 3w
Panic70 @GHABI4ROSES I really look forward to that part of my day. And I‘m excited we have 5 more books after this one! Thank you for the well wishes. 3w
GHABI4ROSES @Panic70 I had zero exposure to the Potter story until encountering you all! Just thrilled. 3w
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Panic70 @GHABI4ROSES I hope I don‘t add any accidental spoilers. The first time you read it, it‘s just magical. And I never tire of rereading and constantly listening to the audiobooks. I can‘t wait to see what you think of the ending of this book! 3w
Megabooks I‘m sorry about the migraine! 💙 3w
Texreader Hoping you feel better soon!! 3w
Panic70 Thank you @Megabooks and @Texreader Thank goodness for audiobooks. And I‘m of to listen to HPHBP. 😄 3w
Texreader @Panic70 I‘m a big audiobook fan too! 3w
LiteraryinLititz Hope you feel better soon! Glad the book is helping! 3w
Panic70 @Texreader When we meet up we can talk about our favorites. 😁 3w
Panic70 @LiteraryinLititz thank you 😁 3w
Eggbeater I hope the muggle shot works for you! 3w
Linsy @Eggbeater Me too!! Migraines can be so debilitating. I'm so sorry to hear you're suffering. Glad Potter can bring a tiny ray of sunshine. 3w
Panic70 @Eggbeater and @Linsy My migraine broke in the middle of the night and I didn‘t wake up with one, so crossing my fingers. Thank you! 3w
Linsy Yay for small miracles! 💖 3w
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Harry ends up in Filch‘s office after getting muddy footprints on the floor. Nearly Headless Nick convinces Peeves to make a distraction so Harry doesn‘t get in trouble. I‘m fairly certain the vanishing cabinet that is damaged is the one Draco must fix in HPHBP. Always amazes me how long J.K. waited to connect things from previous books. HPCoS was published in 1998. HPHBP was published in 2005. I can‘t even remember yesterday. #potteraday

reading_rainbow amazing 3w
Enchanted_Bibliophile Her attention to detail is really impressive, especially with the smaller things 3w
Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile I know sometimes people are very critical about mistakes she makes in her novels. But I‘m always impressed with her memory and world building ability. 3w
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Kristy_K I noticed this this time reading too! I agree, it amazes me how detailed and nuanced her books are. One sentence from book two ends up playing a huge role in book 6. 3w
Enchanted_Bibliophile I don't get the critics. If you don't like something move on and find something you like and is happy with. I'd much rather look for the awesome stuff like @Kristy_K said a sentence in book2 has a huge impact in book6. Why not just enjoy the adventure? 3w
Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile I know, right? There are so many books out there. It‘s ok to not enjoy a book, but I could do without the armchair quarterbacks. 3w
Panic70 @Kristy_K I love discovering new details. The series just never gets old for me. 3w
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Every Breath You Take | Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
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I thought it would be fitting to binge listen to a Mary Higgins Clark audiobook. Short running time at just over 7 hours. Sad to say goodbye to the Queen of Suspense.

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For my #januarywrapup I am not counting the number of books I‘ve read this month. It caused a bit of stress last year to have a goal. Even though I surpassed it I was fixated on the number. So this year I am figuring out the value I receive from my public library. I only counted books I finished, and books I‘ve borrowed from either of my two public libraries. Most were audiobooks and some ebooks. $454.48

ljuliel Wow, very good ! 4w
lele1432 Holy cow, that‘s a great way to summarize your reading month!! I ❤️ San Antonio btw. If our careers ever lead us there I‘d love to experience it as a resident. 4w
Panic70 @ljulie Thought of you today. I hope February is an easier month! 4w
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Panic70 @lele1432 I was born in raised in Washington state. I‘ve been in San Anton for 9 years and I really do love it. The cost of living here is fantastic. And we have some amazing greenway trails. I live half a block from one. If you ever make it here there are a few Littens that live here. We are planing a meet up when Jenny Lawson opens her bookstore. 4w
lele1432 Oohhh I‘m not far! I currently live in Houston. 😊 I could potentially still make it for the opening lol! Can make it a family weekend getaway.☺️ 4w
Panic70 @Texreader Can you please make sure @lele1432 knows when you plan a meet up when we go to Nowhere? 4w
lele1432 Thanks!! 4w
Texreader Yea I‘m starting a list. 😘 @lele1432 4w
lele1432 Thank you! @Texreader 4w
Sumi What a cool idea!! 4w
Panic70 @Sumi Thank you! I‘ve always been grateful for my library, but this puts it in a new light. 4w
Trashcanman That's awesome 3w
Nute Wow! That is a really cool idea! 2w
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The Elephant of Surprise | Joe R. Lansdale
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With a 4hr and 47 minute audiobook running time,this was a quick mystery. Interesting characters and perhaps more humor or triller than mystery. Borrowed from the library, but it‘s list price is very expensive for the run time. Most books over $25 have a 24 hr running time. So it‘s pick only if it‘s the price of a novella or less.

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I found out from fellow litten @Texreader that Jenny Lawson is opening Nowhere Bookstore in our town. So I relistened to this one to celebrate. In my house we embrace weird. This book is delightfully weird. Also lots of swearing, odd taxidermy, and mental health issues. This book was the bright light in a trying week. I‘m the caregiver for my husband and today we are switching to a new dr. I also embrace the positive. Sometimes change is good.

runswithscissors007 New dr‘s can be exhausting. Take care 4w
Panic70 @runswithscissors007 Thank you for your thoughtfulness. We are switching to a family friend and he‘s already been amazing. My husband has an ultrasound this am and an appointment this afternoon. And he messaged last night to check up on him. 4w
runswithscissors007 @Panic70 well that sounds like you have a real gem! Also, I will look up this book. We are all about the weird here too 🤓🤪 4w
Panic70 @runswithscissors007 I also enjoyed her book Furiously Happy. She has a book club on her blog but I think it might be sold out at 2,000 books. However her January pick was a weird one. I read a sample. It‘s Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford. It‘s a whole new level of weird. 4w
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January 31 The Whomping Willow #potteraday I‘ve read HPCoS 30+ times and I still notice details I‘ve missed. When Ginny is waiting to be sorted I realize she‘s ridden on the Hogwarts Express knowing Ron and Harry are missing. I can‘t imagine how nervous and worried she must be at that moment. I would guess she sat next to Hermione on the train. Imagine Hermione ‘They‘re going to be expelled!‘ ‘What do they think they‘re doing?‘

Linsy Ohmygosh, you're right! Ginny would have been extra freaked starting there knowing they were missing. 3w
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Another read for #authoramonth2020 Another short book by Backman. Perhaps now I‘ll finally give A Man Called Ove a chance. I had a hard time following along with this audiobook, but for this book it‘s fitting.

Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 2📚 3w
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This one was between so-so and a pick. I decided on pick after I continued to think about it after the ending. My audiobook has a Christmas tree on the cover. This cover matches the story more. Also it‘s a novella. So it was a super quick read. My first book by Backman for #authoramonth2020

Soubhiville Logged📚 (be sure to tag me in your reviews so I see them 😊) 3w
Panic70 @Soubhiville I‘ll make sure I do that going forward! Need to look up this months author. 😁 3w
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Undying: An Unearthed Novel | Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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#readwithmrbook #onewordtitle Second and final in this series. The ending was unexpected.

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#readwithmrbook #onewordbook Another series by Amie Kaufman. Houston Public library has this one and my local one did not. You can get a library card from Houston Public library for a fee outside of Texas, or free for Texas residents. $20 for six months.

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#readwithmrbook #onewordbook Favorite book from 2019 and a relisten this month.

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Floors: | Patrick Carman
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This is my #1wordtitle for #readwithMrBook This author visits elementary schools and will be at my daughters school in February. He was nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet award. Floors includes ducks that live in a hotel and use the elevator.

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January 28 HPCoS Chapter Two Dobby‘s warning. It took me a long time to realize that Mafalda Hopkirk from the Improper use of magic office was the same witch Hermione impersonated in DH to break into the ministry. I‘ve also always wonder how Dobby has all of Harry‘s letters. Owls are pretty persistent on delivering letters to the right person, how did they not wait to hand them to Harry? This chapter ends on a cliff hanger too! #potteraday

Linsy Oh my gosh, you're right! I hadn't connected Mafalda Hopkirk to the last book. And it's a good point about the letters. I think it just shows us how strong and unknown elf magic really is. 1mo
Panic70 @Linsy I never thought about elf magic. Now it makes sense. For a long time my memory thought it was Susan Bone‘s aunt that sent the letter. 1mo
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Most people that know me know I like Harry Potter. Only my family knows I listen to the audiobooks on repeat. 😬 I started tracking a little over two years ago. Deathly Hallows must be one of my favorites.

Enchanted_Bibliophile 32 times 🙀 I am not worthy 1mo
Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile I‘m retired. So I have plenty of time for audiobooks. 😁 I just never tire of listening to the series. I also sleep like rubbish. So extra time for books. 😂 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile I'm dreaming of the day I can just read / listen to audio books. But I am a grumpy person if I don't sleep enough so that can't change 🙄😜 Currently I read only after work and before bed and listen to audios on my commute. But you're living my dream 1mo
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Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile I‘m living my dream. 😂 After my kiddo went to school I had a lot of free time to burn. Being retired this early wasn‘t planned. My husband is disabled and medically retired. Hopefully you can enjoy a staycation soon and be able to just stay home and read! 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Not the ideal (for anyone)But if the early retirement life chooses me I will not complain 😉 Sorry to hear about your husband, it's not a easy life you live. 1mo
Bookwormjillk I listen to them a lot too. They‘re very soothing. 1mo
Panic70 @Bookwormjillk I put one on to go to sleep sometimes. Better than white noise. 😁 1mo
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A Dog's Purpose | W. Bruce Cameron
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It took me a bit to get through this one. My daughter loves the puppy‘s purpose series. Written from the dog‘s perspective, the writing is a bit simple. It just made it difficult for me to listen to it for long stretches. Glad I finished it, but I couldn‘t imagine diving into the next one any time soon. My daughter did mention that Bailey‘s story and Ellie‘s story were similar to this book.

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Insomnia means extra reading time. Got an early start on HPCoS day 1 for #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter This is my favorite quote from chapter one The Worst Birthday. Poor Harry really does have an awful day.

Yoshi-and-a-book 😂❤️ 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile I also love Harry's snarky comments 🤣💕 1mo
Linsy They are the best!! I didn't know Kindle made quote things. Fun! 1mo
Panic70 @Linsy If you highlight a section there‘s an option to share. And you can pick from several backgrounds and texts. Then I just pick save photo. Super quick. 😁 1mo
Linsy @Panic70 Fun! I've seen the share button, but never tried it. I may have to! They're nice looking 1mo
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#audibleoriginal January free pick from audible. Thanks to a recommendation from @wanderinglynn I enjoyed the book. The MC is 12, and this seemed best for the preteen crowd. My 9 year old daughter absolutely loved it. It‘s pretty rare a book for elementary aged readers has such a good twist.

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One of Us Is Next | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Another bail on a popular book. I enjoyed One of Us is Lying, but pretty early on I‘m throwing this one onto the DNF list due to teenaged sex scenes. Just not a world I want to create in my head. 😂

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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This book is highly rated and I‘m just not feeling it. No spoilers, but at this point of the book it feels like it isn‘t tackling race issues, but drama over a guy. The wait list is so long at my library I‘m done feeling guilty about not enjoying this one. I know someone will be happy to be getting this one earlier than expected. 😁

squirrelbrain I felt like that at one point... I did finish it though and it did pick up, but certainly wasn‘t the stand-out book of the year it‘s being touted as. 1mo
Panic70 Thank you @squirrelbrain for some hindsight perspective. I think I could have continued, but with 122 people waiting I thought it best to pass for now. I might give it a chance after the hype dies down. 1mo
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Fifth time giving this audiobook a listen. James Marsters (aka Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as narrator is why I enjoy this book so much. One book in the series has a different narrator and I struggled through it. Also, not a fan of the author‘s description of female characters. Pros: Wizard for hire in Chicago, a mob boss, and vampires... plus side kicks a plenty. A fairy that loves pizza and a talking skull that likes romance books? Yes!

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Year of the Rat | Grace Lin
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Happy New Year! Actually listening to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin with my kiddo. One of my daughter‘s favorite books. She has her red envelope under her pillow. As a child I was told the money would grow over night, so I couldn‘t peak. For dinner we will be having dumplings for good fortune and long noodles for longevity.

Butterfinger I hope you and your family have a great day. 1mo
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I don‘t remember any beaches, bungalows or more than one burglary. I listened to the audiobook, and reading reviews I would skip the ebook. ....Up most instead of utmost, your and you‘re type errors. #cozymystery so I overlooked several problems with the plot.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thank you for the tag @LauraJ 1️⃣ My go to remedy when I‘m sick is cuddling with my dogs. 🐾 And local honey. Any self care is good when I‘m sad. 2️⃣ I saw Puget Sound the last time I went home to the PNW. 3️⃣ After last year and the stress of hitting 365, I have zero goals. I‘m skipping this weekends read along for a Harry Potter Watch a long. Plus Sundays I volunteer at Church with the production team.

MoonWitch94 Sometimes reading goals takes all the fun out of reading. I‘m totally in agreement with less stress, lol. Thanks for playing ☺️ 1mo
LauraJ Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
Panic70 @MoonWitch94 and @LauraJ thank you for making Litsy a welcoming place. 1mo
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MoonWitch94 💕💕📚📚☺️ 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Welcome! 🐶❤️ 1mo
Panic70 @NeedsMoreBooks Thank you! 🐾 1mo
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1️⃣ Usually audiobooks. I have ADHD and just do better if I multitask. 2️⃣ I have two library cards and I use both daily. 3️⃣ Daily. 4️⃣ Mostly Overdrive, but also Audible, Libby, and Sora. 5️⃣ I tagged the last audiobook I borrowed from the library. The last books I bought were a few of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series books, and a couple A dog‘s journey books. (For my daughter, I have a hard time saying no when she asks for books)

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How to Train Your Dragon | Cressida Cowell
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Listened to this one again, this time with my daughter. David Tennent is such a fun narrator. I‘ve never watched the movie, but I‘m 100% sure the book is better.

lover.of.the.classics David Tennent did an AMAZING job reading that book! And the movies are nothing like the books, but they are still good. David Tennent actually voices Spite-Lout, Snot-Lout‘s dad. 1mo
Panic70 @lover.of.the.classics I might have to watch it then. Thanks for the tip! 1mo
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Third and final book in this series. I just had a hard time sticking with this one. Others describe it as fast paced, but it dragged several times for me. Also I didn‘t realize this was from MacMillan publishers until I was almost done with it. 😩 It was a loan from my library.

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January 21 Through the trap door. I‘ve been battling migraines lately, so just a quick update. The trio finish their exams and discover Hagrid must have let slip how to get past Fluffy. I‘ve always liked how all three characters are important to get through the tasks. #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter

AkashaVampie Hey... I know this is nothing to do with ur post, but what is ur screen name about? 1mo
Panic70 @AkashaVampie I‘ve had depression and anxiety for my entire life. And I also really like panic at the disco. Just my way of embracing my anxiety. It‘s been my user name for everything for about a decade. The 70... that‘s a bit more confusing. I was born in 1969. But didn‘t want to use 69. 😂 So 70 it is! 1mo
AkashaVampie @Panic70 that's what I kinda thought when I saw ur name.... I'm a Panic at the Disco lover too. I also have had depression for over half my life. 1mo
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Panic70 @AkashaVampie I know it‘s why I love the HP series so much. I love how there isn‘t exactly a happy ending at the end of Sorcerer‘s Stone. Harry has to return to the Dursley‘s. But his friendship with Ron and Hermione make it better. 1mo
Linsy Me too!! I especially enjoyed this rhyme about the potions puzzle this time. I wish it included a diagram of the exact bottles as well so we could play along! Sorry to hear about your migraines. I struggle with those too. When it gets so bad that light bothers me, I turn out all the lights, lay in bed and listen to Harry Potter. ❤ (edited) 1mo
Panic70 @Linsy I remember when Pottermore had this as a game. I believe that picture matches the book descriptions. I don‘t want to spoil it but if you follow along you can pick out two bottles. It‘s not that easy though! Sorry you have migraines too. The Stephen Fry version is relaxing. I still enjoy Jim Dale, but he‘s more dramatic. 1mo
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No Rest for the Dead | Jeffery Deaver
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This is a single story written by 26 authors for charity. It‘s a quick read (9 hr audiobook)and the audiobook includes the author‘s name at the beginning of a chapter. I‘m not disappointed I read it, but I‘m glad it didn‘t stretch out any longer.

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Listened to the full cast audio again. Plus read a few of my favorite parts. Stand out book from 2019 thanks to @Enchanted_Bibliophile The format is a bit different and includes things like this drunken email. Evil company with a warship on its way, out of control zombie type virus, and an AI that can‘t be trusted.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did ☺️ 1mo
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Undying: An Unearthed Novel | Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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This is book two from the Unearthed series. I would recommend reading these in order. Although this book wasn‘t as much of a thrill ride as Unearthed, it answered the important questions and wrapped up everything nicely. Nice to see a bit of diversity from minor characters in couples from this author.

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Decent patterns by various designers. Oddly written as it‘s for beginner knitters, but includes complex projects like a brioche hat and several sweaters or jumpers. Also includes directions on how to take a bath and how to make tea. Still shocked over the directions to add fruit jelly to tea. Is this an actual thing? Worth noting, there is a pattern for a hat that was made for baby Harry Potter but wasn‘t used due to the warm weather.

julesG Fruit jelly in tea is a thing in Russia. Not my thing, by the way. Just know about it from visiting Russian born friends. 1mo
Panic70 @julesG Thank you! Probably far from the overly sweet artificial American fruit jelly. 1mo
julesG Homemade, most often. Blackberry or black currants, I think. It's for sweetening, but I'd definitely prefer honey. BTW, I share your thoughts on the book. 1mo
Panic70 @julesG I just can‘t imagine a world where a knitter that can make sweaters and socks needs advice on how to take a bath. 😂 If you find a knitting book you enjoy feel free to tag me. 😁 1mo
julesG Will do. 1mo
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A Raisin in the Sun | Lorraine Hansberry
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My kind of girls day. Skipped school. 😬 Bought some books. Enjoyed a 50/50 burger. (beef and bacon mince) Now we are hanging out at the pool. This book (play) starts with a Langston Hughes poem. Looks promising.

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Took my 9 year old to a used book store and she made quick work of picking out some books from a couple series she enjoys.

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Unearthed | Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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Not usually a fan of romance, however I really enjoyed the relationship between Amelia and Jules. I discovered Amie Kauffman late last year and have enjoyed every book and series she has written. YA book with mild language and violence.

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Undying (An Unearthed Novel) | Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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Thank you @LibrarianRyan for the tag. 🔸I found HPPS on CD narrated by Stephen Fry. 🔸We are out of town for a meeting. Hoping to finish a knit hat and visit some bookstores. 🔸I just started Undying by Amie Kauffman. 🔸Still new so everyone I know has already played along. #thoughtfulthursday

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 1mo
Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
Panic70 Thank you @Bklover 1mo
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Jan 16: Quidditch #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter My favorite part of this chapter is Lee Jordan‘s Quidditch commentary.

Eggbeater I love Lee Jordan's commentary. 1mo
Linsy It is so fantastic! ❤ 1mo
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The Cutting Edge | Jeffery Deaver
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Mehso-so

I finished, although the last 50% was a bit of a chore. Deserves a solid so-so as I could not guess what the twist would be, as there‘s always a twist in Deaver‘s books. The picture is of the Hope Diamond. The cutting edge title refers to diamonds.

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Chapter ten Halloween for today‘s #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter This is the point in the book when Harry and Ron become friends with Hermione. I love the end of the chapter when it explains a shared experience made them friends. It goes along with my Bible study on friendship. This week is all about being vulnerable. “The shortest distance between strangers and friends is a shared awkward story.” Lisa-Jo Baker. Troll bogeys=friendship

Linsy So true! 1mo
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#currently listening/reading Just added Unearthed to my already overreaching list. I‘m currently reading HPPS in paperback, kindle, and listening on overdrive and on CD. Such a Fun Age I have to limit when I listen due to language.

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Chapter 9: The midnight Duel Spoilers without context #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter

DebinHawaii Great Harry Potter collage! 😍 1mo
Panic70 Thank you @DebinHawaii It was a fun way to add a bit more enjoyment to my reading. ❤️ 1mo
Linsy Love it! Did you ever listen to Pottercast? That quote from Hermione about going to bed always reminds me of their opening. 1mo
Panic70 @Linsy I missed Pottercast. 😩 For a long time I kept my obsession to myself. When HP first came out it was considered only for kids. 1mo
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Found a used copy of HP and the Philosopher‘s Stone read by Stephen Fry on CD. My 9 year old asked “What are those?” when she saw the CDs. 🤣 Ready for #potteraday now.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Welcome to Litsy! Happy listening 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Check out @Linsy. She's the #PotterADay host. 1mo
Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile Thank you! Still getting used to Litsy, but I‘ve already found some books to add to my want to read list. 1mo
Linsy Hahaha, that's awesome! 😂 1mo
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The Burial Hour | Jeffery Deaver
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Mehso-so

Picking though the Lincoln Rhyme series that I haven‘t already read. The last 4 or 5 in this series are meh. This was book number 13. Bit disappointed really that book number 13 was underwhelming. Creepy bad guy that leaves a noose made of cello strings as a calling card.

DebinHawaii I haven‘t read any of the books but I just caught the first episode of the television series the other night & enjoyed it. 1mo
Panic70 @DebinHawaii I highly recommend the first 4 or 5 in the series. The later ones are fine, but the developing relationship between Lincoln and Amelia is not to be missed. 1mo
DebinHawaii Good to know! I‘ll try to squeeze some in. 📚📚📚📚😬📚📚📚 1mo
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Mehso-so

American girl gets shipped off to an English boarding school. I feel like I should have enjoyed this book more. This will be another #readalsoin2020 I will forget entirely what this book is about soon. A secret society, mysterious messages from an anonymous “friend” and the disappearance or death of her father years earlier. This should have been a gloriously dark MG book. Still worth reading.