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QuietlyLaura

QuietlyLaura

Joined May 2016

I read for escape and entertainment. Classical music afficionado. Pro-Mental Health.
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An Unconventional Countess by Jenni Fletcher
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Blade and Rose by Miranda Honfleur
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Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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I listened to and loved the tagged book Sorcery and Cecelia which is the story of two cousins during a Regency era full of magic told in an epistolary style. It‘s a lot of fun and now a comforting listen for me.

#LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

mabell Sounds fun! It‘s in hoopla, so I‘ll give it a try! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻😊 3w
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1. Alternate History! I love history but I always think “what if?”
2. I tagged Rebel Mechanics which is a YA story exploring the American Revolution happening 100 years later and involving magic. Of course there is also the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde which is absolutely excellent.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3w
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The Spinster and the Spy | Margaret Bennett
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This was a fluffy Regency romance about a naive spinster and protective rogue trying to catch a traitor to the Crown. Despite the numerous typos and lack of editing, I did still enjoy the story.
#ebook #RegencyRomance

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I am quietly me. I‘m comfortable with who I am and don‘t need to shout about it to everyone. Some people mistake “quiet” for passive but that‘s not the case. I listen and then I speak/act when I deem it appropriate. Some people think I‘m boring because I choose to talk less and listen more. Those people will never know how unique I am. 💚

#LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

LittlePixels I love this! 💖 from one quiet person to another. 1mo
QuietlyLaura @LittlePixels Thank you! 💕 1mo
Deblovestoread 💜💜💜 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
BiblioLitten Love this❤️ 1mo
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1. I read for the escape and entertainment it provides as well as the information I can learn along the way.

2. No one I knew read when I was a kid nor was I read to. I struggled learning to read and was made fun of but once I got it I liked reading so much I didn‘t let anything stop me.

3. Whenever I can. Anxiety can be a real block to concentration.

#LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Thank you for the tag @JessClark78

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Ghost of a Chance | Simon R. Green
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These days, ghosts turn up in the damnedest places.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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The tagged book is a middle grade mystery series featuring a young Agatha Christie and her friend who is a Belgian refugee.

#AlphabetGame #LetterA
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Thanks for the tag @JessClark78

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Blade and Rose | Miranda Honfleur
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Out the fifth story-window, or not at all. It was her only chance to sneak out unnoticed.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

LoverOfLearning Ohh that's intriguing. 2mo
LoverOfLearning “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.” this one is terrifying yet intriguing. 2mo
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1. Only as far as books on bookshelves.
2. Anxiety/Depression are the big culprits. Stress and sadness over so many things.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence I hear you on #2. That distracts me from reading too. 💗 2mo
Tera66 💙 2mo
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I have to say that I didn‘t really like the unprotected female in this story. She went to Egypt and saw the pyramids among a group of people that she attempted to use to further her own goals. Meh.😑
#ebook #fiction

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1. At Bertram‘s Hotel had an aesthetically pleasing cover but was a bit vague to the story.
2. Only bad covers deter me from reading books. Plot is far more important to me. Covers can be the icing on the cake.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Would you like to play @JessClark78 @ShyBookOwl @xicanti ☺️📚

TheSpineView Agree with your answer to question 2. Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Another excellent mystery featuring Miss Marple! I especially love the audiobooks narrated by Stephanie Cole. I find her voice very soothing when discussing murder. 🙃
#audiobook #mystery

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This middle grade mystery was a lot of fun! Twelve year old Agatha (Aggie) meets a young Belgian refugee named Hector Perot and they become fast friends. I loved how imaginative Aggie was and how Hector was more logical. 🔍
#mystery #middlegrade

ShyBookOwl Is this a play on Agatha Christie and her Poirot character? If so, how fun! 4mo
QuietlyLaura @ShyBookOwl It is! 😊 4mo
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Saturday morning reading in bed. What a nice treat! I‘m really enjoying this book! Aggie is currently learning “How to Be Gracious at All Times, Even with Villains” from her Grannie Jane. 😊
#mystery #middlegrade

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1 and 2. I‘m reading the tagged book as a physical copy.
3. I just started it today but I‘m enjoying reading about the fictional escapades of young Agatha Christie.
4. I never mark in books. I will use a sticky flag if there is something I want to remember.

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
Thank you @JessClark78 for the tag!

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚 4mo
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Murder by the Cup | Abigail Lynn Thornton
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Wynona Le Doux set her pestle aside and leaned down to get a good whiff of the crushed herbs.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Sounds witchy! 5mo
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I haven‘t hid the fact that I have Depression and Anxiety. Here are the things that help me!

1. I have therapy every week, takes meds every day, and see a doctor for regular mental checkups.
1a. I make the time to do the things that I enjoy like reading, listening to music, and playing some games.
2. I replaced some of my skincare items.

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
#MentalHealth

MoonWitch94 I don‘t hide mine either. It‘s part of me, and I don‘t think it should be stigmatized. Thanks for playing & sharing ☺️🌸📖 5mo
QuietlyLaura @MoonWitch94 Same! ☺️💚 5mo
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Tycoon | Joanna Shupe
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Ted Harper never saw it coming. One minute, he was alone on the platform, and the next he‘d acquired a wife.
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

tpixie Lol 😂 5mo
BiblioLitten 😃😃 5mo
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1. Sometimes vague similarities end up in my dreams but it‘s mostly from movies not books.
2. A Bear Called Paddington. Surprised right? ☺️
3. Getting outside and enjoying the green of Spring.
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Thank you @EadieB for the tag. ☺️

Eggs Lovely! Thanks for playing 🥰 5mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 5mo
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1. As many as my kindle will hold! I never know what will sound appealing.
2. I used to before Kindle but not anymore. I remember one trip to visit relatives where the books I brought lost their appeal and I had nothing to read and nowhere to get something new. That sucked!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Thank you @JessClark78 for the tag!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 5mo
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Day Like This | Kelley McNeil
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Consuming stories really helped me through the last month. I picked up A Day Like This on a whim and was totally intrigued by the plot. I listened to Agatha Christie‘s The Body In The Library and so enjoyed Miss Marple‘s detecting skills. Listening to The Map of Knowledge took some time because there was so much to absorb. The Promise Of A Kiss was a delightful historical romance escapade set in Egypt.
#AprilReads #ebooks #audiobooks

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Hi everyone! I‘m still here! This is a somewhat accurate representation of me over the last month. I‘ve been basically a hermit for the last two years but Covid got me anyway. I was really scared but so glad that I‘m vaccinated. I still have some lingering issues like fatigue and a bit of a cough, but I‘m doing a lot better than I was. I‘ve really missed all of you and hope you are all well. 💕

Desha Hoping you feel all better soon! 💗 5mo
Leftcoastzen Hugs to you ! I‘m sorry you have to deal with this . A couple of friends that were double vaxxed but not boosted spent 5 days each in bed . 5mo
LauraBrook Nice to see you! I‘m sorry you got sick anyway, but glad you are taking good care of yourself. Sending you a big hug 🤗! 5mo
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sprainedbrain Sorry it got you, but so glad you‘re on the mend! ❤️ 5mo
CarolynM Get well soon💐 5mo
QuietlyLaura @Leftcoastzen @Desha @LauraBrook @sprainedbrain @CarolynM Thank you all for the kind words! They warm my heart. 💕💕💕💕💕 5mo
fredamans Glad you are feeling better! 5mo
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Murder at the Breakers | Alyssa Maxwell
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First book in A Gilded Newport Mystery series featuring Emma Vanderbilt Cross, an independent relation of the famous Vanderbilts. I hadn‘t planned on reading this right now but the historical setting sucked me in. I wish there had been more about Emma‘s job as a newspaper reporter.
#ebook #mystery #historical

emz711 Is it atmospheric? Or does it have a lot of the architecture of the Breakers? I loved seeing it! 6mo
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Jamie has been having fun playing and ultimately beating the new game Starfighter Training Academy. Turns out it‘s not a game when a hunky guy (who looks just like her in-game partner) shows up at Jamie‘s door in the middle of the night to recruit her to fight for an alien world in trouble. Steamy sci-fi romance.
#audiobook #romance #scifi

TheSpineView Love a good Sci-Fi romance. Stacked 6mo
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Murder at the Breakers | Alyssa Maxwell
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“She awoke that morning to an angry sea battering the edges of the promontory, and gusting winds that kicked up a spray to rattle against her bedroom windows.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Borrowed this from Hoopla. It‘s a super cute comic collection about a sloth and her puppy. 🐶
#ebook #comics #hoopla

QuietlyLaura @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay! The puppy Peanut is so cute. 7mo
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1. Unfortunately no.
2. I love reading romance almost as much as mystery! Hero as protector and soulmates. ❤️

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I love a hero and protector story! Thanks for playing! 🥰 8mo
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I will tell first about making a new friend and save the dead body for later.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Eros Element | Cecilia Dominic
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Steampunk adventures including airships, clockwork spies, and mystical rituals. A group of intellectual misfits travel from England to France and Italy on a expedition to uncover a potential new energy source. The ending felt a bit rushed but overall I enjoyed the book.
#ebook #fantasy #steampunk

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This was a fun middle-grade story set in Regency England where magic exists. Cousins Kate and Cecelia share their adventures in Society via letters. This epistolary style made me feel as if I was receiving the letters myself. I really enjoyed it!
#audiobook #middlegrade #historical #fantasy

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Another fun mystery in the Nancy Drew Diaries series. Nancy comes to the rescue of her boyfriend, Ned, who finds himself in trouble at a rare books library while researching it‘s resident ghost. I enjoyed the story but was a bit disappointed by Ned‘s impulsiveness. I guess there can only be one Nancy Drew! 🔍
#audiobook #mystery #NancyDrew

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Love's Nine Lives (Original) | Cara Colter, Cassidy Caron
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The 26 pound cat, Conan, made this book! While I enjoyed the romance between the town librarian and brawny contractor, it was the cat‘s shenanigans that kept me reading and laughing.
#ebook #romance

StayCurious Looks cute 9mo
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Chibird always cheers me up. ☺️
#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💙💙 9mo
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I quite enjoyed this short historical romance set in Gilded Age New York at Christmas time. I liked learning the bits about creating window displays for a department store. I could have done without the misunderstanding between the main couple. Still, it was a pleasant holiday read and introduced me to a new author.
#romance #historical #ebook

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A man was watching her from the other side of the glass.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Saturday! I hope everyone has a day full of reading, yummy food, and rest. 🎄📚❤️🎉

kspenmoll Merry Christmas to you! 9mo
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The Number of Love | Roseanna M. White
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The numbers marched across the page in a glory all their own.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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1. There is a particular piece of music by Canadian Brass called “The 12 Days of Christmas” featuring classical composers. Here‘s the link if anyone is interested: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GhGDslzJGGI

2. Christmas cookies. Cookies or potatoes are always the answer!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Thank you for the tag @JessClark78 ☺️

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 10mo
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Some encouragement from one of my favorite artists, Jacqueline Chen aka Chibird.
#ThinkPositiveBePositive #Chibird

Karisa 💗💗💗 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 💞 10mo
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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! Wishing a happy day to those that don‘t. Any day is a good day to have yummy food and be thankful for loved ones. ☺️💕

Billbar Hello how are you I liked the way you pictured yourself in your profile if you don‘t mind can we talk 💕 10mo
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1. I just want to spend more time reading and less time playing games.
2. Dressing/Stuffing. It‘s just another form of bread and I love bread (and cookies)!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Bklover 1. Me too. Good luck!! We‘ll both try! 10mo
Aims42 Yesssssssss to ‘less games, more reading‘ 🙄👏🏻 No, I don‘t want to play Scattergories for the 274th time, I‘d rather read my book that is getting realllllly good 👍🏻 And yes to stuffing, it checks all the boxes! 10mo
TheSpineView Good luck on #1. Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 10mo
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Cardinal Woolsey‘s knitting shop has appeared on postcards celebrating the quaint views of Oxford, of which there are many.
🧶— The Vampire Knitting Club: First in a Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series by Nancy Warren

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl I adore this series. It's like a warm hug lol 10mo
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“One of the things that happens when you take part in the Great British Baking Contest, a reality baking show that‘s taken the world by storm, is that you become a celebrity.”

— Gingerdead House: A Culinary Cozy Mystery (The Great Witches Baking Show) by Nancy Warren
@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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“Gabriel Derwent stared at his reflection in the opulently framed mirror of the lavish hotel room—just to make sure he hadn‘t inadvertently put his shirt on inside out or his boxers on his head.”
@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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I just wanted to share today‘s daily deal from Audible. I‘m looking forward to listening to this! Mexican folklore wrapped in an intriguing storyline.
#Audible #AudibleDailyDeal #MiddleGradeFiction

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Mission Impawsible | Krista Davis
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Book number 4 in the Paws & Claws series. I always enjoy the atmosphere of the Inn and all the various pets. Love is in the air during a matchmaking event at the Sugar Maple Inn in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail Virginia. I think there are more shenanigans going on in this book compared to the previous one! The mystery kept me turning the pages even when real life tried to distract me. I highly recommend this series!
#cozymystery

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Not book related. I always need a reminder that it‘s ok to be myself. Here‘s a pic of my ivy plant just doing it‘s best, imperfections and all. 💚
#BeYourself

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Murder Most Howl | Krista Davis
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This is the third book in the Paws & Claws mystery series featuring the Sugar Maple Inn in the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia. The town is holding a murder mystery weekend that goes sideways when an actual murder is committed! The Inn is charming as well as the staff and various pets. The cat, Leo, was so much fun! The mystery kept me turning the pages. This is one of my favorite series. On to the next!
#mystery #cozymystery

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Nute Yes! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! 💛💛💛 12mo
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Murder Most Howl | Krista Davis
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“These are the murder weapons.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl