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Rissa1

Rissa1

Joined June 2017

So many books, so little time
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I loved this narrator!!!
The story was good, it does take you back to a more youthful time.
#20in4 #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Andrew65 @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! 🖤 2d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1d
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Maybe Now (Maybe, #2) | Colleen Hoover
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Not as good as Maybe Someday, but still enjoyable. I think it was lacking the tension that Maybe Someday had. #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3d
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Mehso-so

This book was incredibly interesting is some areas and felt incredibly slow in others. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. I do love #SirSherlock and his one exposed fang, while posing in his sleep.

Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 4d
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This is my #TeamSlaughter #Scarathon2022 TBR. Here is to seeing how much of this I can actually get through. I do warn my family that October is all about this challenge, but my kids love being involved with the movie part. My Daughter for the less intense (Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice), my teen son for the more intense. @Clwojick

5feet.of.fury Girl With All The Gifts is one of my favorites of all time. I have Paul Holes on my TBR too! 1w
Clwojick Great stack! You have some awesome choices! 1w
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Maybe Someday | Colleen Hoover
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I love the music aspect of this. I know this is a book about love but there was a bit of a love triangle in this story and it all played out very calmly. I am wondering if this is how mature adults handle love triangles? If I am a mature adult? Does my husband realize I am not a mature adult and will never be this calm if he falls in love with someone else, even if nothing physical has occurred?
#SuperSeptember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 an author i keep seeing. 2w
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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I absolutely loved this. Both Fallon and and Ben are very likeable.
#SuperSeptember #LibraryHold @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 An author I‘ve never read. 2w
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This one is aways fun! Join us before it is too late. @Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This one kept me distracted from the monotony of dishes and laundry. It also ended with just enough of a cliff hanger that I need to leave Litsy and go find the next book.

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Pickpick

I enjoyed reading this. That is all I will say about it. Saying what I enjoyed may spoil it for others. I will say the author's choice of character names gave me joy. I love the names Juniper, Sullivan, Willa, and Indigo.

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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1. Ghost. Masks and painted/ covered faces terrify me. Clowns are my greatest enemy.
2. Halloween
3. Spiderweb, ot already happens often here in the Midwest.
4. Scary
5. Pumpkin Patch
6. Pumpkin Pie
7. Make a costume
8. Save and eat slowly
#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🦇🖤🙌🏻 1mo
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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Halloween vibes. Some are my pictures some are borrowed.
#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🖤🙌🏻🧡 1mo
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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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1. Owl. I call the one that randomly visits my house, Lorna.
2. I love sharing Coraline with my kids. The Shining is probably my go to scary book re-read.
3. I definitely yell at people.
4. I still get excited to hear The Monster Mash for the First time every year
5. My daughter is already starting our list. Beetlejuice and Hocus Pocus always top the list. My favorite scary movie is Rob Zombies Halloween.
@wanderinglynn #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn Love Beetlejuice! 🖤🙌🏻🦇 1mo
MatchlessMarie I love that you have an owl visitor! 🦉 3w
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#20in4 recap
1. Finished Embers in The Wind.
2. Finished Small Angels
3. Finished Confess
4. Started Everything We Didn't Say

Total of 17:23:50

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Confess: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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I know I flew through this, and I liked it, but I am having trouble justifying why. I guess that makes Ms. Hoover a great storyteller.

#20in4 @Andrew65
I have 17:03:50. I wish I could have done more. 4 days of being sick put a small glitch in my plan. There is a chance I could get a little more time in before midnight, I will post my final time and recap tomorrow.

Andrew65 Fantastic, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 Hope you are feeling better. 1mo
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Small Angels | Lauren Owen
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This was one of those books that I hated to put down. When I would pick it back up it would take me a bit to get back into the story, but I think that is the magic of the story. The magic that wraps itself around you just like the forest. #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
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Embers on the Wind | Lisa Williamson Rosenberg
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The Book drew me in because of the cover, but was worth the read. 4.5⭐️ #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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Embers on the Wind | Lisa Williamson Rosenberg
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So happy to see this!!

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My #AwewomeAugust #Readathon tally. I think I made it out of the slump I was in. @Andrew65

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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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Hannah is a very relatable character. Someone with scars so thick it is easier to just not care. #AwesomeAugust #Readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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You're Invited | Amanda Jayatissa
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Panpan

I wanted to like this and was excited to read it. The story seemed to drag on and on. I finished it only because I wanted to know how all the side stories would tie together. #AwesomeAugust #Readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 I think I‘ll refuse the invite 😂 2mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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I liked the thought of this story. The need to keep climbing the ladder of gore is where it lost me. To me the mind games were scarier than the gore. #AwesomeAugust #Readathon @Andrew65

5feet.of.fury This is such a weird one 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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You're Invited | Amanda Jayatissa
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A gloomy day is great for reading, Especially with these guys napping next to me. #AwesomeAugust

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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I have never hated a villain so strongly!

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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I cannot stress enough how much I need this. This slump is killing me. I want to read, I just cannot seem to find the book to get moving again. Although the tagged read is an audiobook that is helping. Thanks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck, sometimes i find re-reading a favourite book gets me going again. 2mo
Rissa1 @Andrew65 I have The Giver on standbys for this very reason. 2mo
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You're Invited | Amanda Jayatissa
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Thank you @alexus_sb the are great, Really loving the Rosie bookmark.
#SummerBookmarkSwap @cwarnier

cwarnier Van gogh bookmark is so pretty. 2mo
alexus_sb I'm glad you like them! 2mo
alexus_sb I'm glad you like them! 2mo
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You're Invited | Amanda Jayatissa
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#20in4 goals have been met
1. Finish Written In My Own Heart's Blood ✔️
2. Start and finish Black Bird✔️
3. Start You're Invited✔️
Picture of new decor so you could enjoy like I get to.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 2mo
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This is a super quick read. Now onto watching the show. Why do I do this to myself? Why do I need to read the book before watch shows based on books? I will probably be disappointed but I cannot help myself. #CarReading #WaitingRoomReading #20in4

jlhammar I haven't read this book, but the Apple TV+ show is so good. I am hooked and am eagerly awaiting the sixth (& final?) episode, out Friday. 2mo
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I have finished it.
Of course, this book like the others, ended by leaving me wanting more. This book had me falling in love with Ian and Rachel, and crying over the loss too much.
#SirWatson #CatsOfLitsy #20in4

kspenmoll Oh my what a sweet kitty! 2mo
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#20in4 Goals
1. Finish Written in My Own Heart's Blood
2. Start and Finish Blackbird
3. Go with my gut in choosing the Sager or Jayatissa to start next

My kids and I are alone this weekend as my husband is traveling with family for a bachelor party. The amount of reading I get done will heavily weigh on the attitudes of my children.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck with the reading and the attitudes of your children. 2mo
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It is 4:30am. This is why I cannot read before bed. I really enjoyed reading this, even if I spent the majority of the time want to smack the male charactes.. 4⭐️

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Today's plans

mandarchy I'm waiting for it to get warm enough to go on the porch, but I'll be reading the same thing. I'm on chapter 81. 🌝🌞 3mo
Rissa1 @mandarchy I have just started, only on chapter 8. 3mo
mandarchy @Rissa1 William just had his tantrum? He's not over it yet 🤣. 3mo
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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This was an incredibly sad read. So much hardship, so much loss. 😫

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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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My heart is breaking for the characters in this story. They are fighting for their lives on so many levels. 💔💀🌳🦌

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Heart Bones | Colleen Hoover
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Colleen Hoover wins again, she had my reading in bed, trying not to wake my husband. Always so much love and the Rollercoaster makes me cry.🎢

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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This book was a slow burn, but in the way that I wanted to read faster. Such a great Gothic scary story. The Author did a great job of making the house a character.
This meme felt appropriate for the books subject.

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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Trying to finish this book and Atticus doesn't care. He just wants all the love for himself. #Atticus #DogsofLitsy #Mydaughtertookthepic

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I have loved every minute of reading this series, especially when I get to read with a cuddly dog in a quiet room. #Atticus

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My snuggle buddy #SirWatson kept me company while I finished this today.
Maisey Yates did a great job of writing the feeling grief can have. Definitely has it's steamy moments, but the feeling were deep in this book.

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Life is good. So was #20in4 . My goal was 13 hours of reading I hit 15:04. I am happy with that. Now, of my 10 and 13 yr old could find a way to get along the chances of me reaching 20 hours would be phenomenal. #HappyReading Litsy friends.
P.S. The Keepers of Metsan Valo was not what I expected but it is a solid 4⭐️

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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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Happiness in book form.
#20in4

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This was heavy but great. It makes me a bit sad that I didn't read it years ago. #20in4

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I plan to keep track of hours read. If I make it to 20 hours, great, but a more realistic for me would be 12 hours. #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
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I met 3 of the 6 #JoysOfJune goals. I am happy though. Life got in the way but all were good reasons. My best friend came to town. My teenager actually wanted to have conversations with me. So I am considering this readathon a success. @Andrew65

Megabooks Great photo of you two! 3mo
Andrew65 Well done, a great success! 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 3mo
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I don't know what to say. There are so many books about the Holocaust but the Maus series just hits differently. 4⭐️
#JoysOfJune

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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I am in a bookish Dilemma. Do I stay the course I planned for #JoysOfJune or Do I go borrow book 3 in this series ASAP? 4⭐️

BethM I‘m a total mood reader so I say follow your heart! 4mo
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The Lifestyle | Taylor Hahn
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This was a fun read. It feels weird to say a book involving sex clubs and swingers was classy, but the book was written with class. It could have gone it an incredibly raunchy direction, it did not. It gave us glimpses into a scandalous world, without shaming.

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The Lifestyle | Taylor Hahn
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My goals for #JoysOfJune.
Finish Tunnel of Bones
Start and finish Maus II
Finish The Lifestyle
Start and Finish Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Start Tough
Start Part Of Your World
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 4mo
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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This was just "ehhh" for me until the end. I think the concept was great but it was drawn out too long.

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While We Were Dating | Jasmine Guillory
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Sleeping, like #SirWatson , is what I should be doing, instead. It is 2:30am and I have just finished a book.
This book was an incredibly quick read, but a read that made me happy. I love that the relationship in this book showed that accepting a person at their worst is a big part of loving someone.