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Scochrane26

Joined December 2018

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In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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First book for #wintergames finished. A very good Christie, with Poirot being called in after a patriarch is murdered on Christmas Eve when all his family is home. Great suspects. I agree, @tdrosebud , this is a really good one. #mistletoemaniacs 26 pts @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! 11h
Scochrane26 Forgot to post that this is my #doublespin for December. @TheAromaofBooks 10h
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I didn‘t know that Wilson had published a book until I saw it on Litsy, but I love Happy Endings, so it was an immediate choice for my next audiobook. I enjoyed most of her essays, but I started feeling like all her essays were really just about her mother. It‘s still a pick because she‘s very heartfelt about her mom, but I didn‘t love it as much as I wanted to. Good book on audio, kept me interested on commutes.

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Finally finished my #bookspin for November. This is the 2nd novel by Martin, pictured here a few weeks ago at the KY Book Fair.
This is the story of Jonah & Georgia and revolves around the fight to medically treat LGBTQ, specifically transgender patients. Best part of the story is the friendship between the MC‘s, from Jonah micromanaging Georgia‘s love life to how they take care of each other. G has a romance with another character. TW in comment

Scochrane26 TW—suicide attempt, drug & alcohol use 6d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress! 6d
Megabooks Stacking! 5d
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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This is my planned #tbr (subject to change) for December. The Christmas ones are for the buddy read & #wintergames. I started both the Kiss Quotient & Electric Kingdom earlier this year & really want to go back & reread/finish them. The other 2 are new releases TBR from the library. @Clwojick #mistletoemaniacs

kezzlou85 The twelve dates of Christmas is really good and I'm looking forward to starting in a holidaze. 6d
Scochrane26 @kezzlou85 I read 12 Dates last year but am going to reread. It‘s such a cute book—worth revisiting. 6d
kezzlou85 @Scochrane26 I'm tempted to do the same thing actually. 6d
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TheDaysGoBy Looks great! Still trying to figure out what I should read for December 6d
Karisa I read In a Holidaze last year for wintergames and loved it. It‘s a fun, sweet rom-com 6d
Clwojick Awesome list! 6d
tdrosebud Hercule Poirot's Christmas has always been one of my favorite Christie's. I hope you like it! 4d
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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My #bookspin list for December. I had to think about #wintergames & my library holds before writing my list. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6d
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I knew I‘d get around to this book sometime after seeing Litsy reviews. I definitely don‘t know enough about Ireland‘s history & have always been confused about the IRA. Watching Derry Girls & listening to Empire of Pain made me finally check it out. If I‘d known the narrator had a lovely Irish accent, I would have listened a long time ago. Really interesting, well-researched. I now understand references in Derry Girls much better.

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Tuesday's Choice | Henry Romel Guy
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1. Read as much as I can
2. Broccoli casserole
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

Megabooks I think broccoli casserole has got to be a Kentucky thing because we‘ve always had that and never green bean. And it‘s my favorite too! 1w
Scochrane26 @Megabooks my mom has always made it. I‘ve never enjoyed green bean casserole much. Maybe it is a KY thing. 1w
TheSpineView @Megabooks I make broccoli casserole all the time but never make green bean casserole. 1w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 1w
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I reread the 5th book in this series by audio, love the narrator. The tagged is the 6th book, & as usual, I loved it. The romance makes progress, but the other events are very serious. Moriarty is directly involved this time. Not sure I loved the mystery as much as previous books but interested to see where Thomas goes with it.

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Well Matched | Jen DeLuca
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Enjoyed Mitch & April‘s love story more than the previous book. Mitch is a fun, lovable character. Some steamy scenes. Tropes of pretending to date & the one bed, which is always fun, IMO. Characters from the previous 2 books are involved. Used this for my library‘s book challenge prompt of a comfort book.

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4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Finished this during last weekend. I love Miss Marple. An interesting premise, a lot of focus on red herrings. The only concern is the amount of statements about how old Miss Marple is, including from her. I hope Christie doesn‘t kill her off at the end of her series.

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I saw this at my bookstore over the weekend & hinted to my sister that it would be a good gift for Christmas. Thought some of you all would be interested, too.

HollyBolly I must look for this for my dad! He loves Bob Ross! 3w
TheSpineView Stacked for my middle granddaughter. 3w
Smrloomis Oh wow that is AWESOME looking! 🤩 3w
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When Stars Rain Down | Angela Jackson-Brown
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3/3 The tagged & Body of Stars have pretty covers. I‘ve read Clay‘s Quilt but didn‘t own it. This is the new-ish 20th anniversary cover. I had just bought The Antidote to Everything about a month ago, so Kimmery Martin signed a card for me instead.

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Drowned Town | Jayne Moore Waldrop
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2/3 Along a Storied Trail is about the book women of Ky. Drowned Town is a historical fiction about the communities that were relocated in order to make the Land Between the Lakes in western KY. Wanting Radiance is a fantasy/mystery, sounded interesting.

Megabooks I think I read about Drowned Town in our newspaper. Sounds interesting. 4w
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Allegiance: Stories | Gurney Norman
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1/3 As I posted earlier, I went a little overboard today at our KY book fair. Got 14 books total—one is for my dad. A lot of new authors to me, but I also enjoyed seeing favorites like David Arnold & Silas House. I finally met Gwenda Bond (Stranger Things).

Megabooks Kin was so good! 4w
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I recognized it from your review, so I knew it should be good. 4w
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My favorite day of the year is happening. I may have gone a little overboard—I‘m blaming it on covid since they couldn‘t do the fair last year 😬🙂
I‘ll post my large stack later.
@Megabooks Are there any books you want? You can look on the kybookfestival site for the list.

Megabooks I have not looked yet, but I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it!! 4w
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I did enjoy it. And I just realized I should have gotten you Drowned Town. I didn‘t have a long time to shop, so I mostly just shopped for myself! 4w
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Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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This one was told in a different format than other Christie novels. Starts out with people‘s remembrances of Rosemary and the day she died. Then, it gets into a mystery of whether she died by suicide or maybe murder. Hints are dropped about who, but it‘s harder to figure out how events happened. Colonel Race is investigating.

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Crooked Numbers | Tim O'Mara
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This is the closest I‘ve ever been to a blackout of #bookspinbingo. 21 books during October due to #scarathlon. #teamslaughter @TheAromaofBooks
I kept getting distracted from posting my weekly numbers. I posted the first week, so here are weeks 2-4 & my total.
Week 2— 788
Week 3– 904
Week 4— 1099
Total— 3,625 pts @Clwojick

wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 1mo
Clwojick Fantastic job! You killed it this month!🔪 It‘s always so satisfying when you almost clear a board! Thank you for joining us! 🖤 1mo
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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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My November #bookspin & #bookspinbingo list. Will post my October board later @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Over the last 2 weeks, I‘ve watched 3 Halloween episodes of Parks and Recreation & a few of Psych. My 2 favorite eps of Psych are the one when they are searching for a vampire & when Gus messes up the crime scene (when boss is murdered). I also watched Ghosts!, the high school reunion ep, Bianca‘s toast (the sorority), & American Duos. Didn‘t get a pic of 2 eps. 46 pts #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Took me a bit to get into this one, probably due to some distraction yesterday while listening. Very imaginative story and interesting history about Halloween. Last book for #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 26 pts

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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I had to reread this one today. Like many Littens, it‘s becoming a Halloween tradition. I find new things in each reread, such a cute story. My favorite parts are the punny signs. #scarathlon @Clwojick #teamslaughter 26 pts

JenReadsAlot This was my 3rd year in a row reading this! It's great. 1mo
Scochrane26 @JenReadsAlot Mine, too. Think it will be an yearly reread. 1mo
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I have mixed feelings about this story. It was interesting, & I loved the NYC Public Library setting. I‘m just not always into the dual timeline, uncovering-family secrets stories. Both timelines were compelling, one more tragic than the other. I know a lot of Littens have read this one. #scarathlon @Clwojick #teamslaughter 16 pts

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This is the 2nd book in the Oscar Wilde/Sherlock series. I read the 1st last year, it‘s a good series to continue during #scarathlon. Oscar Wilde leads his friend, Robert, & other characters during an investigation after they play a game & those people start dying. Author includes Arthur Conan Doyle & Bram Stoker as characters. I like the audiobook but not sure I like the series enough to read the print version. @Clwojick #teamslaughter 16 pts

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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Thank you, Katy, for my #HHS gifts! I wore the hat today at a band contest & love the tea towels. The books look great! I love that you have an official tag on your hat with the instructions for washing. @katy4peas @wanderinglynn

AmyG Good book. 1mo
StaceGhost Wow! What a cool hat 🎩 1mo
katy4peas Yay! I‘m glad the hat fits! 😊 the warrior heir series is good and there are about 5 books in the series. I loved them! They are all different characters but they all connect in some way. I hope you enjoy them! 1mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 And that hat is so cool! 1mo
Scochrane26 @katy4peas The hat is awesome, but I did take the pompom off last night while sitting in drizzling rain at a band contest. The Warrior Heir sounds like a book I‘ll really like. I didn‘t know about this series before. 1mo
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It‘s taken me awhile to read this one because I wanted to have times where I could immerse myself in it. I loved all the characters, laughed several times, & cried once. This takes the top spot as my favorite fiction book of the year, just like Cerulean Sea last year. It‘s so good, I want to buy a copy for all my friends & may buy hardback for myself. 5 ⭐️ despite the use of the phrase “it is what it is” 3 times. #teamslaughter @Clwojick 6 pts

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I realized after I checked this out that I‘ve read the stories in various collections already. I love Miss Marple though, so it was fun to read them again & be reminded of the outcome of each mystery. Unlike some of Christie‘s collections, I enjoyed all of these stories & getting to revisit the fun side characters in Miss Marple‘s world. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 20 stories-301 pts

JazzFeathers It's been such a long time since last l read Miss Marple. But l remember liking her far more than Poirot 😁 1mo
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#teamslaughter Book, listened on my commute for work. Didn‘t matter that I haven‘t read the previous 22 books in the series. I found most of the book interesting, but sometimes it was a little tedious. #scarathlon 51 pts @Clwojick

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Little Witch (Anniversary) | Anna Elizabeth Bennett
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I don‘t remember ever reading the tagged book as a kid. It was a cute story with a happy ending.
I never posted my goals for #outstandingoctober
So far, I have finished a book & an audiobook, plus read Little Witch. My goals for this week are to read at least 1 audiobook, 1 book, & finish my current book (Under the Whispering Door). @Andrew65 #scarathlon #teamslaughter 6 pts @Clwojick

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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I read a cozy by this author several years ago, but my library doesn‘t have that series. So, I tried a new one by the author. A woman moves with her grandmother to a small town in Oregon to renovate & open a B&B. A skeleton is found & they start trying to solve mystery. A few too many repetitions about how they can‘t open w/ investigation going on & not hard to guess the murderer. Will prob still read the next one. #scarathlon @Clwojick 16 pts

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This is almost a so-so rating because 1) still has a cute cat but not the usual amount of kittens & antics 2) set during the beginning of the pandemic & lockdown 3) the mystery has no suspense at the end. Still a cute story & all the characters are fun. Just didn‘t enjoy as much as the previous three. I‘m impressed that the author managed to set a mystery during lockdown though. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 16 pts —book not in database

DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie I feel like you need to read this series. 🐈🐈‍⬛ 2mo
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I love Miss Marple! She wasn‘t in this enough IMO, but I still enjoyed the mystery. Lots of red herrings as usual. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 16pts

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Lykoi Larceny | Katherine Hayton
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Another good audiobook in this cozy mystery series. This one spent less time investigating the mystery & more time with new & old characters. Christmas presents for foster kids are stolen, & the community works together. The kittens featured always get a happily ever after. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 16 pts

Clwojick Ahhh! I haven‘t read this one in the series yet! Just the first four. Glad the series holds up! 2mo
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I‘ve watched Halloween episodes of some favorite shows. One from Happy Endings, 2 from New Girl, 2 from Scrubs. Also, not pictured, was an episode of Psych about a mummy. 31 pts #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Laughterhp I love that Psych episode! I‘m hoping to watch the Psych Halloween episodes this month! 2mo
Clwojick Awesome job! 🧡👻🎉 2mo
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Giving this slight pick but definitely not my favorite of Christie‘s. Maybe because I didn‘t really like the last 3 stories. Several stories are a little spooky, fitting the theme for this month. None have her usual characters. The last one has a death of a beloved pet, so some may want to skip it. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 180 pts

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Chartreux Shock | Katherine Hayton
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This series is really cute—I have been enjoying the cats‘ antics on my way to & from work. Narrator is good, & the short length is just enough for a cozy mystery & learning more about the main characters. #scarathlon #teamslaughter 16 pts @Clwojick

SomedayAlmost My rescue kittens are taking over the house, so I should listen to this one! 2mo
Scochrane26 @SomedayAlmost The first in the series is Calico Confusion. They‘re all about 3 hours long. Just finished the 3rd one. There‘s a 4th I‘m going to listen to, but it‘s set during the pandemic so not sure about it yet. 2mo
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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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Mailed out my #HHS package today. Supposed to get there Saturday. @shortsarahrose @wanderinglynn

shortsarahrose Yay 👻🎃 2mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
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Brownie Points | Jennifer Coburn
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Cute Halloween Cabbage Patch dolls. Some late-night posts coming.
I have been trying to keep track of my reading times for 2 month-long & last weekend‘s readathons. My points for this last week are 834. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome! Thanks. 2mo
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Calico Confusion | Katherine Hayton
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My #bookspin for October is from a series I found on hoopla. Short audiobooks about an owner of a small town cat cafe and her involvement in solving a murder. Adorable cats, small town characters, baked goods, cozy mystery. Going to continue with the series (each is about 3 hrs long). #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 16pts
Finished my #doublespin at the beginning of October & have already reviewed it. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Clwojick I read the first three in this series last year! I enjoyed them 😆 2mo
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Another Poirot mystery, this one involving a boarding house of mostly students. A lot of red herrings & the plot gets harder to unravel as you read. Some comments from characters about the foreigners & race. Not my favorite Christie but still a good one. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 16 pts

Clwojick I love the covers on these editions. 2mo
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Finger Lickin' Fifteen | Janet Evanovich
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I have finally found an audiobook my sister likes! Last year, we listened to the 26th Stephanie Plum while traveling but she didn‘t get to finish it. This time, I made sure to pick one that has a lot of Lula & Grandma because my sister loves them. This was a reread for me, but I think I enjoyed it more on audio than in print. #scarathlon @Clwojick #teamslaughter 16pts

Clwojick I found the physical books to be a little too slow and repetitive, but I did enjoy the last audio I listened to! 2mo
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I just got back from traveling, it was mostly dark outside, so I didn‘t think to check my porch for a package. Luckily, my neighbor knocked on my door & told me because it might have gotten rained on. Can‘t wait to open it! Thanks @katy4peas @wanderinglynn #HHS

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
katy4peas Whew! Glad it made it to you!!😊 2mo
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Another book finished while on vacation. Interesting Poirot mystery. The characters aren‘t all likeable, which made it seem it could be anyone. A family drama with an inheritance involved. #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick 16pts

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I really enjoyed this mystery/romance. Lady Katherine is a feminist who runs a newspaper, & Eversham is a detective with Scotland Yard. They get together pretty quickly while investigating a serial killer case. Fun, light read. If you don‘t enjoy romance, you prob won‘t like this one. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick 16 pts

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Encyclopedia of Cabbage Patch Kids: The 1980s | Jan Lindenberger, Judy Morris
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Scary or cute? You decide. At Babyland (Cabbage Patch Doll Hospital/Museum. #scarathlon #teamslaughter

wildwoodreads I‘ve loved Cabbage Patch Kids for forever. So I‘ve been conditioned to the story since childhood. However, if I had been introduced to this as an adult I would probably find it very scary. 😂 2mo
katy4peas Hmm. I had cabbage patch dolls, but never knew the story or put it together with them growing in cabbage. This is kinda creepy. 😟 😂 2mo
Scochrane26 @megzlynn I was a kid during the cabbage patch doll craze, but I think the patch is both creepy & cute, depending which way you look. Saw a Cabbage patch birth while here. (edited) 2mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘ve been wanting to re-read this book but just saw that the audiobook is read by Jim Dale! Will have to do audio version. Erin Morgenstern posted this on IG.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Now I want to re-listen it as well 🤩 2mo
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Mrs McGinty's Dead | Agatha Christie
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I have plenty of other things I should be doing, but instead I‘ve been reading another Christie book. This one might be the most complicated plot of the ones I‘ve read, but I enjoyed it. Good characters, & Poirot is involved the whole time. And a good ending. #scarathlon @Clwojick 16 pts #teamslaughter

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Taken At The Flood (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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My first book done for #scarathlon #teamslaughter
This is one of Christie‘s stories where you get to know the characters in the first half & Poirot shows up halfway through. I thought the mystery was good, but the last chapter after the murder is solved sucked. @Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤 2mo
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Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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I think that any book of short stories will have a few that you don‘t like as much. That‘s how I feel about these stories. Enjoyed most of them. A good narrator but also wished they changed narrators some so every story didn‘t sound the same. YA, some serious subjects like DV & sexual assault (not detailed), & the power of women. 3.5/5 ⭐️

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These are the only physical books I plan to read for October. Most of my list is audio or ebooks from the library. I‘m hoping to get to these. Under the Whispering Door doesn‘t go along with our #teamslaughter theme, but I‘m the first to get it from my library & cant wait to read! @Clwojick
Fell asleep last night before I could post my TBR

Clwojick I‘ve been waiting to read The House on the Cerulean Sea FOREVER but my library hasn‘t ordered a copy yet! I have the second one on audio that‘s to NetGalley, but I‘m still patiently waiting to read or listen to the first one. Lol I hope it‘s fantastic! Happy reading! 2mo
Scochrane26 @Clwojick I can‘t believe your library doesn‘t have Cerulean Sea! I‘d be happy to send you my copy for borrowing—if you want to read instead of listen. 2mo
Clwojick Wow! Thank you, but you don‘t have to do that! I‘ll wait until I can find a copy or I‘ll cave and buy a copy. Lol 2mo
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