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Rissa1
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What a beautiful morning. Reading on the adults only, Serenity Deck. Really starting to get involved with these characters and wondering how it will all play out.

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The Last Letter | Rebecca Yarros
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Sitting on a cruise ship, sobbing. Thank God I finished this on our balcony instead of a public space, I would look like a mess. 5⭐️

Reggie lol, glad you‘re having a good time? 2mo
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Annie Bot | Sierra Greer
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I devoured this. I couldn't stop reading it, but I am having trouble processing how I feel about it. I think I am struggling with how much I liked the book when I saw so much wrong within it.

Reggie Ughhhhh. I‘m #11 on the waitlist for this!!! lol great review. 3mo
keys_on_fire Me too! I can‘t wait for someone in my friend group to read this because I want to talk to someone about it all! 3mo
Rissa1 @keys_on_fire YES! I just told a good friend about it yesterday so she could put it on her list. I have ao many feelings to work through. 3mo
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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I don't even know of I can write a review through these tears. I closed this book and the flood gates opened. I don't know why it hit me so hard, but it did. This is a book I will recommend for a long time, one I won't forget, and one,when it inevitably made into a movie, will not quite hit the mark. Bravo Ms. Hannah!
5⭐️

LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 3mo
Reggie Awwww. I‘ve never read her but want to someday. 3mo
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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And I am crying in the waiting room of my kids' dentist.
#waitingroomreading

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5⭐️
It has been a while since a book had me crying both sad and happy tears.

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Kin: A Memoir | Shawna Kay Rodenberg
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Panpan

I found this book hard to follow.
#FabulousFebruary #20in4
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Oh no 😣 4mo
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Pickpick

I cannot put into word how much I love this series.

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Mercury: A Novel | Amy Jo Burns
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At first, I thought the pace was slow, but now I think it needed to be. I think if it was paced faster, you wouldn't be able to build relationships with all the characters. 4⭐️

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What Happens Next | Christina Suzann Nelson
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January reading.

Reggie Woohoo! 5mo
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Never Lie | Freida McFadden
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4⭐️ A book club pick. Twisty. Book 3 of the year!

Texreader ❤️❤️❤️🐈‍⬛ 5mo
BookmarkTavern What a sweetheart! 💖 5mo
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Pickpick

Great read. A question I have had about faith in difficult times was answered while reading this.

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Since June 1, 2011, the day my grief journey started, I am incredibly interested in how people get through their loss. This was an incredibly moving read.

marleed Oh, I‘m sorry. I also read a pile of books on grief but for reasons a bit easier to come to terms with than yours. 6mo
Rissa1 @marleed I am learning that grief, for whatever reason, is still a terribly hard thing to deal with. 6mo
Rissa1 I feel like I should clarify. Why? Who knows, but I do. I held a baby for 1 hour and 19 minutes when he passed. Someone will say, " How can you grieve so long for someone who was here so little?" Someone else will say," I don't know how you go on." A mother said to me while she was grieving her miscarriage, " I am sorry it is nothing like what you went through." It is we both lost. I cannot understand every aspect of someones journey, but it is. 6mo
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Rissa1 We both lost. I know the feeling of loss. I cannot understand what it was like to miscarry. I cannot understand what it is like to lose your dream job, or a million other scenarios. But I know the feeling of loss. Now I am curious of how so many others got through. 6mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve been here, where you are. Grief is a journey. You are forever changed. It‘s like the waves of an ocean, sometimes you‘re okay, sometimes you ride the wave, sometimes the wave pummels you onto shore and throws you hard. Those times lessen as time goes. But it never leaves. Sending light. Tangible things help. Some ppl get little statues, some tattoo, some free journal. It‘s one moment at a time . ♥️ 5mo
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You, Again | Kate Goldbeck
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Goals met 20 pages each day. Going to keep going with 20 pages a day until the end of the year. This feels attainable when a lot of things feel overwhelming. @Andrew65 #20in4

Reggie Hang in there! 7mo
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, keep going 🎄🎄🎄🎊🎉🍾🥂 7mo
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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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This left me sad. I feel like if she had someone who cared about her and not about what they could get out of her, her life could have been something so different.

Kappadeemom So true. She is so lost 7mo
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Hello Stranger: A Novel | Katherine Center
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#NovelNovember Started and finished. Hopefully, this is the breakthrough, and my reading slump is over. I enjoyed this even though I saw the ending coming. Sadie's family story was able to keep me checked in because I wasn't sure how that would play out.

LiteraryinLawrence I liked this one a lot! My husband did point out that he misread the cover as Hello Strangler, though, and now I can‘t unsee it… 7mo
Rissa1 @LiteraryinLawrence That is hilarious. I think I would read that, too. 7mo
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If He Had Been with Me | Laura Nowlin
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The build-up of this book was great. Always waiting, for Jamie to be the bad guy, for Finn to be the hero. That ending. A pregnancy? That is what saves her? Ugh.

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Fear Has a Name | Creston Mapes
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2,620 pts for #TeamCryptKeepers @LiseWorks . This was tough for me this year. I had more on my plate than past #Scarathlon . I enjoyed the time that I put into this I kust wish there was more of it.
@LiseWorks thanks you for all your time and effort.

LiseWorks Thanks for being part of the team. God job on those points 🤩 8mo
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the concept but it felt a bit long. #Scarathlon #TeamCryptKeepers

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I could not find premade gingerbread. So, I took liberties. I bought cookies decorated them with my daughter while my son baked a cake. We set up a haunted pumpkin patch instead of a haunted gingerbread house. #scarathlon #TeamCryptKeepers @LiseWorks @Catsandbooks

Reggie Very awesome and delicious looking! 8mo
Catsandbooks Very cute and creative! 🙌🏼🧡🖤 8mo
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I swear this has been the busiest October of my life!! I will keep going. hopefully, #TeamCryptKeepers had some heavy hitters this round. @LiseWorks #Sarathlon

LiseWorks Don't feel bad it has been busy for me too, my point are not that great either. 🙃 Hopefully week 3 and 4 will be better for us. 8mo
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Twisted.

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I have had the busiest week. I need to be cleaning my home, but all I want to do is read!! #31by31 #OutstandingOctober #Scarathlon #TeamCryptKeepers @LiseWorks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy whatever you do. 😁 8mo
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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Sorry, #TeamCryptKeepers, I couldn't stop. I cannot wait to hear all of your thoughts. I will not post mine but wait to discuss them with you. @LiseWorks #Scarathlon

LiseWorks Ooh you bad girls. I am restraining myself here 🤣 8mo
Reggie I loved this book. Take away the horror and I was still interested in the group drama. I wanted that guy to ditch April. 8mo
Rissa1 @Reggie 100% in agreement! 8mo
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I have held on to this book for an entire year in order to have it for #Scarathlon . I laughed, I read parts outloud to my husband, and loved the nostalgia. #31in31 total is 5:40:23 #TeamCryptKeepers @LiseWorks

Reggie This is my 2nd favorite of his right behind We Sold Our Souls. I really cared for Gretchen and Abby. 9mo
Rissa1 @Reggie I will have to add, We Sold Our Souls, to my list. 9mo
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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Well, #20in4 did not go as planned. Reading a total of 4:25m. Usually, I am ok with how things work out. I have never hit the 24-hour goal, but this was disappointing. I think because other people's poor planning interfered it frustated me. 2:25 is the total for #scarathlon tally. @Andrew65 @LiseWorks #TeamCryptKeepers

LiseWorks It's OK, sometimes life gets in the way. I always go for the amount of chapters. 9mo
Andrew65 Well done on what you did achieve, sometimes things get in the way. 👏👏👏🙌 9mo
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Panpan

I really did not enjoy this at all. I finished because it is who I am, but this was not for me.

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Georgie, All Along | Kate Clayborn
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I cried a lot! Sad tears, happy tears, so many tears. I didn't expect to love this book but I did.

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Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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1. Childhood nickname. 2. Thriller. 3. Summer is my favorite season 4. I believe in spirit entities 5. USA 6. Wife, Mom and everything that entails. Library volunteer. #Scarathlon #TeamCryptKeepers @LiseWorks

LiseWorks Got to love the Thrillers, thanks for playing. 9mo
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LiseWorks Cool list 9mo
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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LiseWorks I read some of these Good choices 9mo
5feet.of.fury I want to read those Mayfair Witches. Someday I‘m gonna prioritize them 9mo
Rissa1 @5feet.of.fury I read the first years ago, and it took me forever to find these in stock, anywhere. 9mo
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Rissa1
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Thought provoking.

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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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Amazing!

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Rissa1
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A roller coaster ride of emotion. 4⭐️

BookwormM Love that cover 10mo
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"Life is made of so many goodbyes welded together. So dread the endings. Cry and rage and curse them. Just don't forget to cherish the beginnings and all that comes in between. "

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Time Will Tell | Courtney Peppernell
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Reading this felt like reading someones journal.

TheIntrovertedDodoBird Wow! That cover is stunning 🤩. 10mo
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Rissa1
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Gritty. Lonely. Sad.

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"Blood's thicker than water, and I am drowning in it. I was sinking down in that blood and once I hit bottom, no one would find me."

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The Five-Star Weekend | Elin Hilderbrand
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A perfect beach read. I am sad that my vacation and the book are over.

Arvena Perfect picture! 10mo
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Role Playing | Cathy Yardley
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Enjoyable vacation read. 3⭐️

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Forever, Interrupted (Original) | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This got me! Just sitting in my VRBO rental crying. Honestly, I love a book that makes me feel something. This book had me feeling multiple emotions.

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The Soulmate: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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My 3rd book of vacation is done. A 4 ⭐️ read.

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Finished this while my husband drove through Nashville.
This book was incredible! I laughed, I cried, I loved it!!!

Reggie Are you in the states? 11mo
Reggie Have fun! 11mo
Rissa1 @Reggie, yes, in the States. 11mo
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Rissa1
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I should be packing for our family vacation, but this book has sucked me in.

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I never know what to say when I have read one of the Outlander series. I am so invested, the stories feel like part of me. I laugh, I cry, this book, like the others, is an emotional journey.

#JubilantJuly
I met my goal by finishing this! 🤩

Andrew65 A series I need to get back to! 11mo
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We Are Light | Gerda Blees
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I have not processed how I feel about the story as I finished it seconds ago. However, the writing style was incredible. Writing from the perspective of everything around the story ( inanimate objects included) was genius.
#JubilantJuly

Andrew65 Sounds interesting, well done 👏👏👏 11mo
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Rissa1
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Intense. Dark. Brutal.

#20in4
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Excellent. 👏👏👏 12mo
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The House Next Door | Anne Rivers Siddons
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I wouldn't say this book was scary but it is definitely eerie. I am not sure how I feel about the ending. don't hate it, don't love it.

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Yours Truly | Abby Jimenez
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My goal for #JoysOfJune was simply to enjoy what I am reading. This was the first boon of the #readathon, and it met the requirement. Both my husband and son commented about me laughing out loud while reading. I always love the development of this authors characters.