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RenePenn

RenePenn

Joined July 2018

www.PennandPaper.store
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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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Some marriages can weather a Category 5 hurricane… some can‘t!

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Overkill | Sandra Brown
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Maybe it‘s just me… but this wasn‘t my favorite of her books. From the beginning I felt like it was a little off. The storyline was good, but it lacked the can‘t-put-down factor that her books normally have. I usually finish her books in a day or two - I read this one over the whole week. 3.5 ⭐️

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Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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This was just a sweet story. ♥️

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Overkill | Sandra Brown
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This is my birthday weekend read! Starting it today!🖤

JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 2w
RenePenn @JessClark78 thank you so much!! 2w
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The Love of My Life | Rosie Walsh
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A love story and mystery all in one. Emma and Leo‘s relationship is built on lies and dark secrets of Emma‘s past.

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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A whole lot like The Love Hypothesis. Still an enjoyable listen.

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Mehso-so

This would make a cute movie, but in my opinion the book was unnecessarily wordy and long.

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Fix Her Up: A Novel | Tessa Bailey
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Two words: spicy 🌶 RomCom 😆

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Something Wilder (Export) | Christina Lauren
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3.5 - this was a fun romantic adventure story. There was a hidden treasure hunt, horseback riding, betrayal and love.

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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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I love this cover! It took me a little bit to get adjusted to the narrators voices in this audio - for some reason they didn‘t seem to fit my vision. Lol. CoHo sure knows how to tug on your heart and sting your eyes.

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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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A fun audiobook. Mostly humorous and light, with a few emotional punches thrown in to balance it out. #funsummerread

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐️

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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3/5 ⭐️ I saw so many wonderful reviews on this book. My review reflects the fact that I am not a lover of Greek mythology. There were also so many names that I couldn‘t keep up with who was who so I got bogged down in that a little bit. The story of the main characters was great and sad. All the emotions. This book reminds me of the Proverbs about pride coming before the fall 😞

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I‘ve been on a kick with books about books/authors/book lovers. This one switched it up a little and it was refreshing but still had the happily ever after that we all want in this kind of book! 💜

CogsOfEncouragement I just started the audiobook of this today. Really like the beginning being a twist of the norm. 2mo
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FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY! Find us on Facebook at pennpaperbooks (Penn & Paper) to enter! Giving away items shown and e-gift card

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Yesterday I had a half day in-person shopping event at my (mostly online) bookish boutique and this was the “Blind Date With a Book” display I made to add a little fun! It was a hit!

wanderinglynn How fun! 2mo
RenePenn @wanderinglynn It really was!🖤 (edited) 2mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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This was mostly about her relationship with her mom and the immense loss she felt after she was gone, and she coped.

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Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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Book 2 of the Bellinger Sisters. I liked this one better than the first one. If you like a good spicy 🌶 RomCom that will tug at your heartstrings… this should do it!

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The Roughest Draft | Austin Siegemund-Broka, Emily Wibberley
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Mehso-so

Meh. I thought I‘d like this one more. It was good, but not great.

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Read this on kindle - now I want the book!💖

Victoriahoperose LOVED this one so much!! 3mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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This is a fun #romcom in audio.

britt_brooke So fun! 3mo
TheSpineView Yes!❤️ 3mo
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First book I‘ve read by this author. I don‘t generally pick time travel books but I enjoyed this one.

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The chemistry and banter made this one a fun read!

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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I finally finished this one today. I never felt vested nor bonded with the characters. I was curious how things were going to pan out but in parts it was really slow and felt like the author was just trying to put a bunch of scientific and research information in there without really rounding it out. It just didn‘t flow well to me. I‘d never heard of black cake before so that part was interesting. This one was just a miss for me.

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I love this cover! It is so pretty and summery. My next kindle read!

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Next up in audio…

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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On the agenda to finish up this one today! I have about 2 hours left in the audio.

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Got this one as a freebie #Bookbub - it‘s ok but not great.

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I would love feedback from my Litsy friends on my new online bookish store. My husband @BobbyPenn is my support system and partner in this new venture. We are still loading inventory, but have a good base. What do you like to see in a bookstore? You can find me on fb and instagram @ pennpaperbooks or my website www.pennandpaper.store

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great!! 5mo
BobbyPenn Very excited to be on this journey with you. 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Unique stationery, book sleeves, bookish candles… 5mo
RenePenn @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks for your suggestions. We have some pens and notepads coming very soon! Candles will be in the near future as well. Have a great weekend! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RenePenn thank you!! You too! ❤️ 5mo
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Flowers from my garden for Mother‘s Day 💖 Happy Mother‘s day to every special lady who has mothered a child in any capacity! It truly does take the love of a village. So this is for aunts, teachers, friends, mentors, and strangers that have ever made a positive impact on a child. And of course furbaby mamas! 💕🐾

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💐 Happy Mother‘s Day! 5mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Seems like I rarely have time to pick up a book lately. so Audiobooks are my go-to right now. Started this one a couple days ago.

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We‘ll I did something I‘ve been thinking about for a while. I launched Penn & Paper - a bookish boutique. It‘s still a work in progress and still putting in inventory, but I‘m excited about taking the plunge. lots of used books, some new and other gift/accessories. Visit me at www.PennandPaper.store

ErinSueMreads CONGRATULATIONS! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! How exciting!!! 5mo
EvieBee Yay! You‘ve got some nice things. I‘m eyeing that dog mug. 5mo
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RenePenn @ErinSueMreads thank you! It‘s exciting and a learning experience! 5mo
RenePenn @TheAromaofBooks yes! I am so excited! It‘s keeping me super busy! 5mo
RenePenn @EvieBee thank you! I love that mug too - so cute 5mo
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It started out a little slow, but the pace picked up as it went along. I liked the way the dual timelines alternately came together to solve the mystery.

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My reading companion💕💕💕

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My first book by this author. I‘m only a few chapters in but I‘m liking it so far.

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Mehso-so

Not exactly what I expected but the audiobook was enjoyable.

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This book was surprisingly informative for a children‘s book. What a classy lady.

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4stars

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Yellow Wife: A Novel | Sadeqa Johnson
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This historical fiction was inspired by true events and people. Parts of it was really hard to read/listen to because of the violence and inhumanity, but it was well written and worth the read.

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Hidden Fires | Sandra Brown
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Classic Sandra Brown… hot and steamy 🔥

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Funny and full of emotion. Loved the chemistry between the characters and their sense of humor. Has the fear of losing something kept you from ever having it?? The fear of rejection is real in both characters for different reasons…

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The President's Daughter: A Thriller | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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This book was well written and action packed. If you enjoy special operations rescues and all the behind the scenes intel, you will enjoy this book. This is not my normal genre but I won this book in a #Goodreadsgiveaway and I‘ve been trying to branch out into genres that aren‘t my norm. For those of you who love thrillers this will be a “pick”. The audio version is well presented with the different character narrators.

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Double Dare | Rhonda Nelson
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Short and sweet. Cute and witty. Light reading. Great little breakaway read #chicklit ❤️ I‘ve had this in my kindle for years. Decided to go back and find some of my oldest and start reading them.

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This is her debut novel and in my opinion she knocked it out of the park! I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version of this book and the family dynamics of the two sisters working through their relationships with each of their parents and grandfather and trying to reconcile the hurt caused and received, with the love they felt for each. I ain‘t gonna lie- I teared up a few times.

ArniesMom Oh I read the sample and have been trying to find an available copy! Excited to read this one! 7mo
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Mehso-so

While this didn‘t start out being a favorite, and I put it down a couple of times and came back, after I switched to audio about a third of the way in, it became more interesting. 3 ⭐️

Aims42 I love his other books so much, but this one never clicked with me. Not sure why 😕 7mo
RenePenn @Aims42 I totally agree! 7mo
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1. Sandra Brown - I have been reading her books for many years. Barbara Cartland would probably be a close second. Her books were my favorite in my teenage years.
2. At home in my recliner.
3. No
#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗📚🙏🏻 7mo
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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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Picked this one up at a local bookstore yesterday. Needed to see what all the fuss was about. Will be my first read by Colleen Hoover.

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I am struggling with this one so I switched to audio to try and finish it up. I loved A Gentleman in Moscow and The Lincoln Highway was good too (just not AS good). This one can‘t hold my attention. It has its moments but then I‘m back to mind wandering. 😶‍🌫️

Aims42 I almost bailed on this one too! I‘m so thankful I read “A Gentleman in Moscow” before this one. I loooooooooved Gentleman and had I read this first, I don‘t know if I would‘ve given it a shot. This book was a total “meh” for me too. But I love Gentleman and Lincoln Highway, so every book can‘t be a winner I guess 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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Majesty | Katharine McGee
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Book 2 of this series. #audio

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Valentines‘s date ♥️ with my honey at one of my favorite date spots. The tagged book was $5 with cafe purchase! Win-win! #barnesandnoble #caramellatte #blueberrymuffin

EvieBee You‘re kidding?! What a steal. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome ❤️ 8mo
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