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RedxoHearts

Joined July 2018

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If you enjoy a cute and sweet romantic read I recommend you check out Love Letters on Hazel Lane by Jennifer Page. I didn't realize it is actually book 2 but it still worked well as a standalone. I will be reading the book 1 tjough soon. I loved the premise of the story being built up around the character's passion for Scrabble. I also appreciate how relatable and "normal" the characters are.

RavenclawOwlCat What a happy little book cover! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 🩷💙 3w
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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I was looking forward to reading this book from the same author as The Age Of Miracles. The premise of an unknown sleeping sickness racing through a college campus sounded interesting. Unfortunately it just didn't click for me so I'm bailing on it.

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It's late but I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas

RedxoHearts @SheReadsAndWrites here's my boy Chase I was talking about. :) 2mo
vonnie862 Love the smile! 2mo
AmyG That smile! 🙌🏻❤️ 2mo
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Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
SheReadsAndWrites OH MY GOODNESS! Love! 🥰 2mo
ElizaMarie I could just picture how much this one wants to wiggle! Gorgeous! 2mo
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Beyond Dead | Jordaina Sydney Robinson
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I came across the paranormal mystery series Afterlife Adventures and thought the premise was interesting. In Beyond Dead Bridget dies and finds out that the afterlife is a lot different than she anticipated it would be. She learns it's a lot of work and having to follow a lot of rules. She also is struggling alot with her new PO and housemates. If that wasn't bad enough someone is killing ghosts and blaming her by stuffing them in her locker.

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The Age of Miracles | Karen Thompson Walker
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If you liked the book Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer I think you would like this one as well. It's about how life goes on even in the midst of all these scary events and the slowing down of the Earth's rotation. It was creepy in a way because it reminded me a lot of the events of the last few years that we have all gone through. *Review continues in a comment.*
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#RestingGrinchFace #WinterGames @Julsmarshall

RedxoHearts It's interesting to see how it all plays out from the viewpoint of a young girl. Though I would have thought older teen if it wasn't for the training bra comment and later in the book is Julia's 12th birthday. Also another important unfortunate fact shown in this story is that often uncertain times can either bring people together or turn them all against one another. 2mo
RedxoHearts Thats where some of the real danger lies that you don't consider at first. Then it ended kind of suddenly with the epilogue where Julia is an adult and the slowing has continued. I wish there was explanation of what actually happened to start it all. 2mo
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Christmas Carol | Benjamin Harper
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I saw this graphic novel version of A Christmas Carol and had to read it. It's created more for the younger crowd but all ages would enjoy it. It's short and to the point. The Ghost of Christmas Future may be a bit scary to younger kids. I plan on sharing the book with my nephews this Christmas though

#RestingGrinchFace #wintergames @Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall So cool! 2mo
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Officially bailing on this series and putting it on my DNF list. It wasn't great but ok entertainment in audiobook form. However the characters and their relationships just continue to get worse for me. I was hoping by the 2nd or 3rd book there would be more substance in the world building and character building. Also that they would address things that have happened. This is book 5 and it just isn't happening.

Julsmarshall It is a bummer when that happens but better to cut your losses 😀 2mo
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If the Broom Fits | Sara Bourgeois
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Just finished up with If The Broom Fits. Honestly it was just ok. Quick and entertaining enough but not something I'd recommend. I read a lot of cozy paranormal mysteries so i know that they can get repetitive sometimes. I just didn't find anything creative or interesting in this one. Another negative is double the insta love within days of moving to town.

##RestingGrinchFace #wintergames @Julsmarshall

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I've been busy reading this month! Mostly paranormal cozies which aren't too long. I've read more this year than ever.

#RestingGrinchFace #wintergames @Julsmarshall
@Airykah13 @katiekat311 @Bookworm54 @AmandaBlaze @tdrosebud @Coueriamb @Sarahreadstoomuch

Julsmarshall Amazing! 2mo
AmandaBlaze Great! 2mo
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Julsmarshall Amazing! Well done! 2mo
AmandaBlaze Nice work! 2mo
Airykah13 Wow, awesome job! 2mo
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I'd love to see everyone's answer! Feel free to repost tag and share.

This question was inspired by the audiobook of The Coldest Girl I'm Coldtown by Holly Black. It has random spooky sounding music that makes it sound like something is coming. It just doesn't seem to make sense where it's placed. I think it would be really cool if it is saved and used at just the right moment.

#BookishAnswers

#RestingGrinchFace #wintergames @Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall I like music or sounds when it makes sense. In Bono‘s autobiography (which he reads himself) there are times that he sings and it really added to the experience. Sometimes, though, it pulls me out of the story. 2mo
RedxoHearts @Julsmarshall I agree. This one has "thriller" sounds but all of the times it's just a little off in timing. You're right it really can pull you out of the story 2mo
Sarahreadstoomuch The times it‘s done well is in between chapters (like Grapes of Wrath) or between essays (David Sedaris‘ Calypso). Otherwise it can take me out of a story. 2mo
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Whispers the Blood | Danielle Renino
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Taking advantage of the perfect weather outside

#RestingGrinchFace #WinterGames

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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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I tried to read this in the past but just couldn't get into it. I tried the audiobook version this time and found it easier to understand. I liked the different voices and interview style of the book. Fantasticland is about what could happen to a group of mostly young people get stranded and lose hope as well as their humanity along the way. A hurricane is scary enough but when rescue seems nowhere in sight paranoia and chaos ensues

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Happy to report I liked the 2nd book of the Winter Witches of Holiday Haven better. I'm glad I gave it a shot because I love Danielle Garrett's books already. The series has a different author for each book. So they are all their own little stories that exist in the same world. I'm interested to see if the characters cross over later. *continued in comments*

#RestingGrinchFace #WinterGames @Julsmarshall

RedxoHearts Reindeer Runes follows a witch named Lume who lives at the Reindeer sanctuary farm near the North Pole. They take in Santa's reindeer when they retire. She has a special type of magic that calls to the pixie helpers. She's quickly sucked in to an investigation when Jack Frost goes missing. Oh and her familiar is an artic hare named Sugarplum. I thought the characters were interesting 3mo
Julsmarshall Great review! 3mo
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I've been saving this festive paranormal cozy mystery series to read for Christmas time. It's a longer series with each book written by a different author. It caught my attention because I'm a fan of some of the authors already. Unfortunately I added this 1st one to my DNF list. I'm going to try at least one of the other authors contribution to the series though.

#RestingGrinchFace #wintergames @Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall It happens! 3mo
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I just saw my book goal for the year. I thought 75 would be a stretch but I've been burning through the books this year.

##RestingGrinchFace #WinterGames @Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall Woohoo! 3mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! 👏👏👏 3mo
Meshell1313 Ah maz ing! 🙌🎉📚 3mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!!🎊🎉 3mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
Deblovestoread 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
Roary47 Wow! Awesome job! 3mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎉🎊📚😮 3mo
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Murder's a Witch | Danielle Garrett
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This one wasn't listed on here yet so I just tagged the 1st book of the series. I loved them all. Usually novellas aren't as interesting to me but I really enjoyed how this one was set up. All the stories were set up around the same event but each story followed a different character as they work together to solve the mystery involving Santa.

#RestingGrinchFace #WinterGames @Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall Sounds like fun! 3mo
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I was on the fence to share this one because I don't know what happened to the book/author. I don't know if it was pulled out of pub and they just didn't tell Everand. You can't find info anywhere and can't find the author in general. Nonetheless I read it and maybe will save you valuable time if you stumble across it like i did. Just pass on by.

#WinterGames #RestingGrinchFace @Julsmarshall

RedxoHearts Pt 1 - I have a hard time writing negative reviews but this was a doozy. I love cozy mysteries especially crafty/book related. This one has a book store that is the main focus. It's mostly just a side note that the MC owns a handmade shop where she dyes fabrics and creates custom clothes. So the knitting stuff on the cover is a odd. 3mo
RedxoHearts Pt 2 - The title of the book is weird too in my opinion. There was nothing light hearted or funny related anything in the story and the dyeing part really wasn't related either. None of the characters including the MC are very likeable at all. Some things just didn't make sense even by the end. 3mo
Bookwormjillk Bizarre! 3mo
Julsmarshall So strange! But thanks for the review! 3mo
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Danielle Garrett has quickly become one of my new favorite authors for cozy paranormal mysteries. These are all the first books of her series I've read so far. They all take place in the same world and the familiar characters pop up everywhere. Now I'm reading her Nine Lives Magic series

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If you like an interesting mystery book I'd recommend this one. It goes between two timelines in the life of Edie. Edie in her 80s with Alzeheimers and 1950s Edie with her friend Lucy. She's held on to many secrets for her friend that went missing and her family for many years. She forgets a lot now but is determined to find what really happened to Lucy. It follows the timelines as she has moments of clarity that help her to put pieces together.

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1. Definitely! I used to make one under the kitchen table. Though more often I made a cozy little cave in my moms big walk-in closet growing up. She always knew where to find me.

2. I can think of a bunch of options for this question. I reread the Little House series often growing up

@Thespineview #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 4mo
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For the second half of the month i got 619 points. Just finished my last book just in time! I think I read more than I ever have this month

#scarathlon @BookwormAHN #blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN Congratulations 🐈‍⬛️ 4mo
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The cold front is coming through here and very windy. So I decided to come out on the porch to read some more. I have missed being able to do that! Of course reading ghost stories in the dark probably wasn't the smartest choice 🤣

#scarathlon #blackcatcrew

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I ended up reading 7 hours throughout today for #20in4. I may actually hit 20 this time if I'm not too busy. I finished Witch Way Home. Started the next book Lucky Witch and also the author's collection of novellas from the series. I've also been reading Spooky Texas

#blackcatcrew #scarathlon @BookwormAHN @Andrew65

BookwormAHN Yay 🐈‍⬛️ 4mo
Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 4mo
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Currently reading this collection of short creepy stories of Texas. I love these sort of books and the author has published quite a few.

#blackcatcrew #scarathlon @BookwormAHN #20in4 @Andrew65

BookwormAHN Nice 🐈‍⬛ 4mo
Andrew65 Hope you enjoyed it. 4mo
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I'm loving this series except for one little detail. The MC's boyfriend calling her "gorgeous" over and over again in every one of their interactions. Hey gorgeous. It'll be okay gorgeous. Don't worry gorgeous. Let's eat marshmallow fluff gorgeous. Ok well maybe not that last one but it's mentioned several times too. ?

#blackcatcrew #scarathlon

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Murder's a Witch | Danielle Garrett
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Great start to another one of Danielle Garrett's series set in Beechwood Harbor. If you like cozy paranormal mysteries I would recommend you check hers out. With a witch, her familiar, a shifter, a vampire and a ghost landlord what could go wrong. My main downside was that the character of the vampire Lacey sucks for the most part in this 1st book. No pun intended. In the book I read last that focused on her life she was a much better character.

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I finished this book today and enjoyed it. I thought it was a series but the only book so far. I've been reading through Danielle Garrett's series. I love that they are all set in the same world and mentions characters from the others series.

I also finally finished painting this dog piece and sealed it.

#litsycrafters @Catsandbooks #blackcatcrew #scarathlon @BookwormAHN

Catsandbooks I love your calavera dog! So cute! 🐶🧡 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice and I love the dog 🖤 4mo
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Just the right amount of creepy for kids that like spooky stories. I know I would have loved it growing up even though dolls have always freaked me out.

#blackcatcrew #scarathlon @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Nice 🐈‍⬛ 4mo
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I did a ghost painting while I watched a few episodes of Fear The Walking Dead. Painting is not my talent but I think it turned out cute.

#scarathlon #blackcatcrew #litsycrafters @BookwormAHN @Catsandbooks

BookwormAHN Love it 👻 4mo
Catsandbooks Your ghosts are so cute!! And I love the color choices! 💜👻 4mo
peanutnine Super cute! 👻💜 4mo
Roary47 I love this! 😻 4mo
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I spent my day reading the book Ghosts Just Wanna Have Fun (Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery 6) by Danielle Garrett. As well as the graphic novel Unfamiliar Vol 1 by Haley Newsome. Also finally got to watch the new Haunted Mansion movie.

#blackcatcrew #scarathlon @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Nice 🐈‍⬛ 4mo
Velvetfur I love that cover artwork! 4mo
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Sorry I've still been sick this month. Dealing with having bronchitis and my migraines. I've still been reading plenty but haven't been online much. I've got quite a few reviews to post tomorrow though of what I've read this month. Currently I'm making it through the Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery series by Danielle Garrett. I love paranormal cozy mysteries so perfect reads for this month.

@BookwormAHN #blackcatcrew #scarathlon

BookwormAHN I hope you start feeling better. I get migraines so I know how much they suck. The book looks gorgeous though 🐈‍⬛️ 4mo
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This last week I listened to Newly Wed and Slightly Dead. I made festive Halloween/Fall envelopes for some letters to #LitsyLove friends. Also thank you to @Eggs I loved the card. Also thank you to @TieDyeDude for the fun Moose PC I received awhile ago. Be on the lookout for a Texas one :)

#Litsylove #LitsyCrafters @Catsandbooks #scarathlon #blackcatcrew @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Cute 🐈‍⬛️ 4mo
Catsandbooks So cute and festive! 🧡🖤 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️ 4mo
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"In my experience if Google doesn't even know what you are talking about you were really up a creek."

So true ?
#blackcatcrew #scarathlon

BookwormAHN Nice 🐈‍⬛ 4mo
Maxx77 🐱the kitten is so cute
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Check In- 6,644 points
So sorry for the awful haphazard writing in advance. I've not been feeling well so thats why I've been quiet. I've been busy reading though! 10 books so far including the team read Practical Magic. I'll post a review as soon as I can. I read for 10 hours during @BookwormAHN Friday the 13th readathon.

@BookwormAHN #BlackCatCrew #scarathlon

BookwormAHN Fantastic 🐈‍⬛️ 4mo
dabbe 🧡🖤🧡 4mo
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This is definitely my favorite Graphic Novel adaptation so far. I remember the movie and book growing up so it was a nice little trip down memory lane. The artwork is fun and bright. The grandma was especially cute. It also told the story just as well as the original book.

#blackcatcrew #scarathlon

Clwojick oh my gosh! yes!!!! 5mo
BookwormAHN Cute 👻 5mo
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It's actually cooler and has been pouring down rain all day here. So I've been outside reading the graphic novel version of The Witches and listening to the rain

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The Twisted Dead | Darcy Coates
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I decorated a cute little notebook to keep up with my points and activities this month. Also got a Halloween diamond painting to work on this month. I love all the purples

#scarathlon2023 #blackcatcrew @BookwormAHN #litsycrafters @catsandbooks

Clwojick I love both of them! Love the pastel goth vibes it‘s giving! 🖤💜 5mo
Catsandbooks I love your journal and that diamond painting is super cool!! 💕 💜🎃 5mo
BookwormAHN Those are gorgeous 💜 5mo
TheQuietQuill So pretty! 🐈‍⬛😍 5mo
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I thought I'd post an update on Chase for anyone that remembers my post when I adopted him. It's been 4 months and he's gotten so big. He's grown into his ears but those paws say he's not done just yet 🐾

#dogsoflitsy

GondorGirl He's just beautiful! What a sweet face. 🥰 5mo
Roary47 Dawww what a cutie! 😍 5mo
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 5mo
TheSpineView So darn cute!❤️🐾 5mo
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I spent Day 1 reading the next book in the Library Witch Series by Elle Adams. I ran out of borrows for Hoopla last month so I had to wait. Also loved my festive Halloween town tshirt and pumpkin & bat shoes.

#blackcatcrew #scarathlon

GondorGirl Those shoes are amazing! 5mo
LibrarianRyan love the shoes
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BookwormAHN Love the shoes 🐈‍⬛ 5mo
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I forgot all about this this year. I am doing a few now though to some #LitsyLove friends

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The Ravenous Dead | Darcy Coates
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I liked book 2 of the Gravekeeper series better. Overall it's just a more cohesive story. I also liked the bigger role that the graveyard ghosts play in this one. Also enjoyed the addition of a ghost gone evil or the shade. The shady men chasing Kiera were briefly mentioned again this book but no answers yet. I've got to know who they are and who Kiera really is.

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Whispering Dead | Darcy Coates
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I've been going back and forth on my thoughts and what I'd rate The Whispering Dead. I'm going to say middle of the road read. I thought it was going to be kind of scary but it wasn't. It does involve ghosts in the graveyard and a MC that has amnesia. I wish a couple of things brought up were explained more in the book. It almost felt like the first 1/4 was a different book then the rest of it. Of course now I'll have to continue the series

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I have been looking forward to reading the newest spinoff series from The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren. I've loved all of her books. This new series follows Lucy's friend Jennifer as she starts a knitting shop at a new location. There are some old friends and new characters. I have to admit though this one didn't quite draw me in yet as much as other books by author. It was a nice relaxing read though.

Roary47 That looks and sounds super cute! 5mo
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Where are my fellow book sample hoarders? Would anyone want to join in a new challenge? I want to start it for myself at least to finally go through some of them. How many do you have currently?

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There is always wisdom to be learned from our pets and animals in general. ❤️
The series isn't available to be tagged yet but the quote is from

Broken Bones and Botany (Midlife Medicine #3) by Amorette Anderson

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Spells & Shelves | Elle Adams
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I'm really loving the Library Witch Mystery series by Elle Adams lately. It follows Rory as her whole life changes when vampires show up to take her dad's journal after his death. She learns that she has some interesting witchy aunts that own a magical library in a magical town. If you liked the Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren I recommend giving this series a try. Also if you are into audiobooks these are read by Hollis McCarthy.

Cazxxx I‘ve read the first two books in this series and liked them. I absolutely LOVE the vampire knitting club, I hope she writes some more! 6mo
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Blaze of Fury | Annabel Chase
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Part Two of my reads for August. Of course I loved Blaze of Fury by Annabel Chase. I can't wait to read the final book soon. My next favorite was A Mile In My Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson

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Part One of my books read in August. I had a pretty good month of reading. My favorite of this part was Luck of the Iris by Nancy Warren.

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I started this graphic novel version of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children last night. I never considered checking Prime and Kindle Unlimited before for graphic novels until last night. I was excited there were several that's been on my TBR list.