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Shannon_McKinney

Shannon_McKinney

Joined September 2016

Mom & wife. Book hoarder/reader, board gamer, Chicago Cubs fan, geocacher.lover of tacos. Library-thing shannon2708 goodreads shannon_mckinney.
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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
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Love You S'More | Melinda Lee Rathjen
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We borrowed this gem from the library, and I utterly love it! I may actually purchase it. ♥️
We just finished rereading it after an hour of making snowmen. ⛄️ ❄️

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Mehso-so

A lot about his addictions to smoking, alcohol, and drugs. 3 🌟

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Interesting comparisons throughout the book. However it ebbed on the longer side. 3.5 stars

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Interesting comparisons thought out the book however I do wish they‘d edited down a bit. It was definitely on the longer side. 3.5 stars

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Lovelight Farms | B. K. Borison
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Wow. Wow. Wow! Beautifully written holiday romance comedy. I am so impressed with the authors ability to dangle you over the edge of “almost”. 5 🌟 🎄 ♥️ #romcom #holidays

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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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Good one to finish at the temperatures are dropping and the rain turns to snow. ❄️ Somewhat a holiday romance (not entirely). Love at first sight turns into a love triangle situation.

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The Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
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It made my heart happy to revisit this book. I remember the first time I read it was in my middle school library - MANY moons ago. It brought just as much joy and laughter as an adult.

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I‘m on a non-fiction kick right now. I‘ve always been a fan of Steve Martin so this was an interesting read about how he became the Steve Martin we know today.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Wow, it‘s crazy to think that a child who was in the public eye went through this. Great, informative read. I‘m glad you told your truth Jeanette.

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Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler | Simon Dunstan, Gerrard Williams
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Highly interesting theory that Hitler escaped to Argentina after WWII. There seems to be some pretty damming evidence of such. Good read if you‘re interested in WWII.

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Super cute, cozy, slightly witchy Christmas mystery! When Rudolph and Jack Frost go missing Lumi - a reindeer keeper and Corbin Frost - Jacks bother paths cross. Their disappearances have them searching all over the Arctic for the famous reindeer and the king to be. 5 🌟🎄 #christmasread #rudolph #jackfrost #witchy #cozymystery

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🎄 when it‘s over
🎄 All I want for Christmas is to have my kids and go to the beach with them. 😆 (I guess my phone knows me well?)
🎄 none really. I need to purge before I can add again.
#wondrousWednesday

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Practical Hexes | Kim Richardson
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I can‘t believe this series isn‘t more popular! This is #5 in WHC series. (I read 4, but for some reason it isn‘t on Litsy.) The books give you all the witchy vibes and yet somehow they‘re cozy. 4.5 ⭐️

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Mehso-so

Quick audiobook while playing a few rounds of Herbaceous solo. I was hoping for a laugh out loud funny funny book. Unfortunately, I didn‘t find the writing particularly funny. The book was fine. 2.5 ⭐️

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Through Gates of Splendor | Elisabeth Elliot
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Incredible story of sacrifice.

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Enjoyed this book, because who isn‘t drowning? The book encourages you to separate care task from moral obligations.

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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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🧬 Wow I was certainly not expecting some of the plot twist in this one. I also didn‘t think I‘d be crying at the end of it, but here I am crying! 🧬 4.5/5 🌟

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Snow Puppy | Marcus Pfister
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Very cute read on this chilly Ohio evening. It was one of my 5 year olds picks from fed library this week. She loved it. ❄️

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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This book was right up my alley with time travel & simulation theory being main themes. However in general I‘m not a huge fan of back and forth writing. I felt the beginning was slow, and the ending predictably. 3/5 💫

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📚 Little House
✍️ Laura Ingalls Wilder
🎥 Little Fockers
🎤 Lauren Daigel
#manicmonday #letterL @CBee

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I quite enjoyed this cozy mystery set in a Scottish bookshop. Delaney leaves her midwestern roots in search of an adventure, after loosing her job. She arrives but suddenly finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation amongst a colorful array of characters. 4/5 ⭐️

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Wishtree (adult edition) | Katherine Applegate
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“And real life, like a good garden, is messy” 🌳
Incredibly crafted & beautiful novel of growth, change, and hopefulness. I laughed, cried, and even had goosebumps while reading “Wishtree.” Perfect fall read. 🍂 Included a photo of my favorite tree in my backyard - I wonder what stories it could tell? 5/5 ⭐️

DivineDiana What a spectacular tree! 3mo
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Golden Curse | M. Lynn
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I would put this in the realm of “modern fairy tale” and YA crossover. Snow White, Rapunzel, Shakespeare, and YA tropes collide.
She‘s magical and cursed, but it‘s forbidden. 3/5 🌟

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Wishtree (adult edition) | Katherine Applegate
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Me too Bongo, me too… 😂
Got some reading time in while my son was doing karate tonight. He‘s going to promoted to a gold belt. 💛 This had me chuckling a bit.

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Loving this idea! #ReadingTheAmericas2023 Hopefully I will be able to get my hands on some of these books. 🤞🏼 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Thanks do hosting! 🌎 #storygraph

BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing and joining! 3mo
Librarybelle Hooray! Thanks for sharing and joining the challenge! 3mo
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I liked “One Night on the Island”. My one wish is that there was a bit more comedy involved in the story. The book made me long to get lost in some wildly obscure place like Salvation Island. 4/5 ⭐️

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House | Raelyn Drake
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Short muster book, probably good for middle schoolers. Reminded me a lot of a Scooby Doo episode. 3/5 ⭐️

hannah-leeloo Thank you for the follow friend. Happy reading 📚❤️📖 3mo
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Charmed Nights | Kim Richardson (Novelist)
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#3 in “The Witches of Hollow Cove” series. I loved this installation of the series. Each time you‘re immediately engrossed in Tessa‘s world & the witches and paranormal s of Hollow Cove. I can‘t believe I‘m the only person to review this on Litsy! 5/5 🌟 #witchesoflitsy

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I waffled between so-so & pick on this one. I landed on so-so. because I felt like it had a slow start. Also, I felt the ending was quite predictable. 3 🌟#booksaboutbooks

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Midnight Spells | Kim Richardson
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Fantastic sequel to “Shadow Witch”. 4/5 🌟Richardson doesn‘t skip a beat, as we jump back into the messy lives of the paranormals who call Hollow Cove home. 🧙‍♀️ #witchesoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧙‍♀️🖤📚 4mo
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4.5/5 stars 🌟 rom-com meets all the witchiness. 🧙‍♀️ This one had some plot twist I definitely didn‘t see coming. It‘s also set up perfectly for a sequel - which I‘d be first in line for. #witchesoflitsy 💚

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Shadow Witch | Kim Richardson
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Wow! I enjoyed this novel immensely! I wanted to find something Halloweeny to read while j waited for my other holds. This book gave me all the #witchy vibes & reminded me of an older television show “Charmed.5/5 ⭐️ #paintedrocks while listening to this #audiobook 🍁

Sleepswithbooks Your rocks are so cute! 4mo
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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Okay. I think I‘m an Ernest Cline fan girl. 😂 5/5 ⭐️ Alien invasion, meets video game, and a ton of X-files references. 🛸 Perfect combo to end my Saturday night while painting this cutie! #paintedrock #fangirl #ufo

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BEST BOOK I‘VE READ ALL YEAR! 5/5 ⭐️ Such a nod to nerds! (Like me 🤓) Now that is how you make a sequel!! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻

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All Good People Here | Ashley Flowers
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Wow I didn‘t see that ending coming.

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The Woman in the Library | Sulari Gentill
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Im a bit indifferent about this one. 🫤 it‘s definitely unlike anything I‘ve ever read, but then you scratch your head to try to figure out what you just read. ❓

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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Holy guacamole Batman- This was the perfect end to an enthralling trilogy. 🔥

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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Once again I‘m late to the party on this one. 😂 Wow, I am really enjoying this series

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Well, I‘m obviously a bit behind on this one. 😂 I enjoyed it immensely. (I disbursed in just one day, & I‘ve stated on the second.) 5/5 ⭐️

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I hate to say I was majorly disappointed by this one. 👎🏻 🫤 As someone who plays games like The Sims, Animal Crossing, and Stardew Valley the game designer aspect was okay. Unfortunately, this just isn‘t my cup of tea.

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Devolution | Max Brooks
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Wow,This one was seriously good. It took me by suppose, and embodied Bigfoot lore perfectly. 4/5 ⭐️

Literary_Siren Good to know! I just picked this up today on sale for Kindle. 6mo
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Syfy meets western 🤔 2.5/6 🌟

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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Read in one day, and I cried multiple times. 5/5 ⭐️

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All I can say is wow 4/5 ⭐️

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Interesting biography of Ben Franklin. Probably one of the most misunderstood of the founding fathers. 3.5/5 🌟

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Thank goodness for a rainy Monday evening in Ohio. This one hooked me, and I devoured it in one evening. 5/5 ⭐️

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I‘ve been on a WWII kick lately. This one was an interesting perspective on the rise of Hitlers government. 3.5/5 ⭐️

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Incredible unsung hero‘s of World War 2! It‘s amazing that I‘ve never heard of this operation before. 4/5 ⭐️

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Another read about the AT. 3/5 🌟

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I really enjoyed this one. It makes you ponder what‘s truly happening in the US.