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ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie

Joined July 2018

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The Christmas Sisters | Sarah Morgan
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Mehso-so

Predictable but not a bad read.

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A Baxter Family Christmas | Karen Kingsbury
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@candority - @DinoMom got her #bestof2021 swap.box today.

candority I love your wrapping paper! 2d
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A Baxter Family Christmas | Karen Kingsbury
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - my #poutinepenpals stocking swap hits the mail tomorrow ♡♡

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wonderful. ❤️🎅🏼💚🎄 4d
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Litsy Love Christmas Swap and LMPBC going in the mail tomorrow. @BookishTrish , @Bookgoil , @rsteve388

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@Bookishgal71 - you should receive an amazon parcel from me this week or next. Happy #Jolabpkaflod swap! @MaleficentBookDragon

Bookishgal71 Hi! I got them yesterday! I didn‘t realize they were from you and opened them. I love them!!! 2w
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White Stag | Kara Barbieri
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Excellent book! Engaging characters and an interesting storyline. I love that the female lead does not need her love interest to tell her that she is awesome - she already knows it!

DinoMom It sounds like I need to read this one ! 3w
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It amazes me the emotional punch skilled poets can pack using so few words. These poems are raw and some were hard to read. The author is an avid book lover and I really enjoyed her poems about books.

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In Flanders Fields | Norman Jorgensen
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Lest we forget.

SolaRaynor Beautiful. 3w
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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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This was the king of page turner I needed to break me out of my reading slump. The main character was very interesting and I was hooked from page 1. I read this on my first gen old school kindle and I would not recommend as there are emails and written notes at the beginning of each chapter and the fonts were not visible to me. I am sure this would not be an issue on newer e readers.

BookDragonNotWorm I have a newer Kindle and have to change to the largest text size to even have a chance of squinting out what they said. A shame because I thought this book was awesome and would have loved to read every single word. 3w
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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1. Mysteries ans thrillers for me. I'll occasionally dip into spooky horror (Simone St. James) but I'm not a gore fan.
2. Silence For The Dead - Simone St. James

Thanks for the tag @BeeMagical . Fun questions @TheSpineView
Wanna play @DinoMom , @Soubhiville

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙📘 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Sign up are open. Check out @rsteve388 , @Bookgoil

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1. Stressful! My reading tanked. 2. A reset - I'm eating healthier and my reading is back on track. I look forward to Christmas decos after Nov 12 (Remembrance Day in Canada). 3. I am grateful for friends, the Litsy community and my fam jam.

@Eggs , @Crazeedi - thank you for the tag ♡. @DebbieGrillo - wanna play?

Eggs Thank you for tagging me 😍 1mo
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Please join me in wishing @DinoMom the happiest of Birthdays!!!!

wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday Sharon! 🎉🎂🥳 1mo
SeaToSkyes Hapoy birthday @DinoMom !!!!!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Happy birthday @DinoMom !!! 1mo
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DinoMom Thank you ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 1mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday @DinoMom !🥳🥳🥳 (edited) 1mo
Roary47 Happy birthday @DinoMom 1mo
jdiehr Happy birthday! 1mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, @DinoMom ! ❤️📚❤️📚 1mo
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Really enjoyed the latest installment in this Teen Titans series. My only complaint is that the next issue will not come out until fall 2022.

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My 10 year old daughter received the most thoughtful #alterednightmareswap package. The drawing on the book was lovely. My daughter saw it and said "this was drawn just for me? It's so beautiful!" Thank you so much to my swap partner and thank you to @LibrarianRyan for organizing.

LibrarianRyan Yeah. I‘ve seen @thekidupstairs art. She is really good. Those looks look so much fun. 1mo
TheKidUpstairs Oh I'm so glad she liked it! I had a lot of fun picking out the books and decorating 🤗 1mo
ShelleyBooksie @TheKidUpstairs - she loved it so much and the books are so awesome. She loved the treats too! This was her first swap and she was blown away that you chose those wonderful things just for her . ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ 1mo
wanderinglynn So awesome! 🧡 1mo
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - you are so thoughtful! Thank you for my early Birthday surprise - I love it!!!!!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you have the best Bday! 💙🧡 1mo
LibrarianRyan Hello Shelley - just wanted to check if you have received your #alterednightmareswap package yet. 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Hi @LibrarianRyan - thank you for checking. My daughter did receive her #alterednightmareswap package ♡ 1mo
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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1. I go through spurts. I usually journal in January and it fizzles by March.
2. October started as a good reading month then it went downhill quickly. I've been binge watching Chicago Fire on Netflix. How did I not know about this show?
3. Today I am grateful for a beautiful evening walk with my family.

Thanks for the tag @DinoMom . @Eggs . Wanna play @DebbieGrillo

DebbieGrillo Did you finish The Eyre Affair? 1mo
Eggs Thanks for playing ❣️ is that the one with Mandy Patinkin (spelling?) 1mo
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @BookishTrish , @BeeMagical

Here are some of my selections for #lmpbc. Let me know if any catch your interest. I'm sorry I don't know how to do the neat book links.

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BeeMagical I think midwinter murder is calling my name, or empire of wild! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Thank you for adding the links @BeeMagical ♡♡♡. Those are my 2 fav choices as well. 2mo
BookishTrish I‘d be into the Christie, the Dimaline or Fresh Ink 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I haven't read any, so whichever you like. 2mo
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Bending the Paw | Diane Kelly
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Thank you for the tag @kspenmoll :)
1. Depends on my mood. In general I'm more likely to reach for a crime novel but sometimes a cozy hits just the right note.
2. The involvement of actual police versus amateur sleuths. The detail of crime - cozies are generally not gritty or gory.

Want to play @DebbieGrillo
@ eggs

LibrarianRyan Hello, Sorry to bug you, but have you sent your #alterednightmareswap. If you did I did not get it down in my records. I thought you had but needed to double check.

Ryan
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ShelleyBooksie Hi @LibrarianRyan - no bug at all! My swap has been sent ♡ 2mo
LibrarianRyan @ShelleyBooksie yeah. I figured it did. 2mo
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Silence for the Dead | Simone St. James
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@BookishTrish , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @BeeMagical - I'm so excited for LMPBC! What are your thoughts on theme? This time of year I read a lot of spooky/cozy/seasonal (fall/Christmas) themed books but I also like gold old fashioned mysteries, YA Fantasy, lots of stuff!

kspenmoll Your flowers? Beautiful colors. 2mo
BeeMagical I love thrillers and YA! Spooky season is my favourite, so anything paranormal too! I also enjoy a good psychological twist (Shutter Island-esq). Some of my favourite authors right now: Sager, Perkins, Foley, King, Stine, Riggs, Rowling. Hope this gives a good description of my Bookish taste 👅😂 (edited) 2mo
BookishTrish I am wide open. I love: horror, all YA, fantasy, cosy mysteries. Do we want to all pick a book on the same theme - is that what you propose Shelley? I‘m game. 2mo
ShelleyBooksie @BookishTrish - I was thinking that however it seems all of our tastes are very similar so I'm thinking we pick 4 that we each want to read and go from there? @BeeMagical . @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - posted some great suggestions for her reads. 2mo
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White Stag | Kara Barbieri
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@FantasyChick - thank you for the amazing #poutinepenpalsfallswap package! I LOVE the blanket, mug and candle holder and I cannot wait to read the books. Thank you so much! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great gifts. 🧡🦃📚 2mo
FantasyChick You're welcome 🥰🥰 It was a fun swap to shop for! 2mo
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Silence for the Dead | Simone St. James
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@kspenmoll - thank you for the wonderful #litsylovefallswap package! The scarf is so soft and cozy and I am so excited to read the books! @rsteve388

kspenmoll You are so welcome! It was fun finding things for you!!!! 2mo
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Jonny Appleseed | Joshua Whitehead
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Mehso-so

I found that the book jumped around in time a lot and it was hard.to keep track. Jonny's struggling with his identity and how sex fits into that - the acts of sex in this book are about his raw emotions and trying to find his way - I felt like I was invading his private, innermost thoughts- which left me with a "yuck" feeling. This book is NOT mindless, steamy sex where you are just along for the ride.
Loved his Kokum and their bond.

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Today I said goodbye to my companion of 16 years. He was an amazing boy who loved a good patch of sunshine. My home won't be the same without him.

Elizabeth2 Oh I‘m so very sorry Shelley. 💔 Sending you love. 2mo
Bookwormjillk Awww, I‘m sorry to hear that 2mo
robinb So very sorry for your loss. Furry friends are hard to say goodbye to. 😔 2mo
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merelybookish I'm so sorry! 😔 2mo
Reagan I‘m so sorry for your loss ❤️ 2mo
ozma.of.oz I am so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 2mo
Catsandbooks Oh no, so sorry for your loss! Sending love! 💕 2mo
Tamra Ohhh, so hard. 💜💜 2mo
5feet.of.fury Aw, what a beautiful cat. ❤️ sorry for your loss. 2mo
candority I‘m sorry for your loss 😔💕 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry for your loss 💕 2mo
TheSpineView So so sorry! 💔 2mo
Ruthiella Oh! I am so very sorry. It‘s so hard to lose our animal companions. 😿💔 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm so sorry. 💔 2mo
kspenmoll What a sweet face. I am so sorry. 2mo
Cpg 💔 So heartbreaking!!! Thinking of you! 2mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Hugs 🤗 2mo
corireadslife I‘m so sorry!! 😭❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
hannah-leeloo I'm sorry sweet 🫂❤ 2mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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@kspenmoll & @rsteve388 - I mailed part 2 of the LLFS parcel yesterday. My package arrived today - yay!!!

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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The Ghoul Next Door | Cullen Bunn
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Really enjoyed the story in this YA graphic novel! A perfect read on this grey? Rainy day.

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie not sure if I have shown u this, but maybe another graphic novel for u to read 2mo
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie It looks super cute! 2mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie good time of year to read it too. 2mo
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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What a book! The tension in this one started at 100% and just kept going. Best in the series so far.

BoleyBooks I have this one on the shelf and didn‘t know it was part of a series. 👀🤦‍♀️ 2mo
ShelleyBooksie @BoleyBooks - it's one of those series that you should read from book 1 (Still Life) - highly recommend! 2mo
BoleyBooks @ShelleyBooksie - Good to know, thank you! 😊 2mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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@rsteve388 part 1 of my #Litsylovefallswap package hit the mail today. @kspenmoll - if you receive mail from thriftbooks - that's me- there wasn't a gift note option ♡♡ Part 2 hits the mail tomorrow.

kspenmoll I will watch!!! 2mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - thank you for the beautiful #fffs package! I love everything. The scarf is so soft and the candles smell so good! I cannot wait to read my books ♡♡♡♡
@Avanders

LeahBergen That scarf looks lovely! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Glad you like it. Happy Fall! 🧡🍁💛🍂 2mo
Avanders What a pretty scarf! 😍🍁🍂🧡 2mo
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Bending the Paw | Diane Kelly
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Great book! It was an excellent mix of police procedural and cozy. I will def check out more books by this author.

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The Third Grave | Lisa Jackson
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Panpan

I had a hard time focusing on this one. The writing was fast paced but the main character was really hard to like as she kept unnecessarily putting herself in dangerous situations and getting others hurt. The ending was predictable.

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Broken Harbour | Tana French
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this one. I loved the police characters in the book however I felt that the book could've used a stronger edit. It felt a lot longer than it needed to be.

Ruthiella This is my favorite Dublin Murder Squad title! I really became invested in Mick Kennedy, even though he is a difficult character to like. (edited) 3mo
ShelleyBooksie @Ruthiella - it is Mick's character that saved the book for me. He is so interesting! 3mo
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Great Reckoning | Louise Penny

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , did the matches get sent out for #litsylovefallswap?

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1. Fall!!!!
2. Reading on my deck.
3. Fabled in Texas and The Strand in NYC
4. My family who love me and all my foibles ♡

@eggs

Wanna play @DinoMom , @DebbieGrillo , @Soubhiville

Eggs Love #4👏🏻📚❤️ 3mo
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - part 1 of my #poutinepenpal swap parcel went in the mail today.

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I'm not one to normally read science fiction however this booked was raved about on my fav book podcast. They did not steer me wrong. The characters were so interesting and relatable. I loved the adventure! I will be checking put his other books for sure

MsMelissa This one is my favourite read of the year so far. It‘s going to take a special book to replace it at the top of my favourites list. 4mo
ShelleyBooksie @MsMelissa - same. It totally caught me by surprise. I love the relationship between Rocky and Grace. I was left wanting to know more! 4mo
scottsunderg66 Hello nice meeting you here ... where are you from? hope all is well with you and your loved ones over there stay safe from the horrible virus 3mo
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Thanks for the tag @DinoMom .

1. I usually see the twists coming. I love it when I am surprised.
2. The Others by Anne Bishop
3. Too many to list.
4. My family, wonderful friends and coffee.

Nessavamusic I love the Others series!! 4mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir

Hi @avanders. I mailed out my #fallswap parcel today.

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K-9 Hideout | Elizabeth Heiter
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I would call this one a romance with a side of mystery and suspense. Great characters and a loveable Alaskan Malamute. A but low on the steam factor for me.

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Woman on the Edge | Samantha M. Bailey
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Excellent page-turner with great characters. The only downside is that the end was predictable.

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@teebee- thank you for the wonderful bookmarks! @cwarnier

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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - Thank you SO much for the amazing bookmarks - I love them all! Banff is one my top wish list places to visit in Canada and I love coffee and dogs. I cannot wait to use these ♡
@cwarnier - thank you for organizing this swap.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Glad you like them. Happy Reading! 🔖🏷 4mo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - saw this today and thought of you. Sending you all the get well soon vibes!!!

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Wowza - what a book! This one had been on my tbr for ages and I was so excited to receive it from @melissajayne . I'm hesitant to read books that are very popular as they are often big misses for me (Crawdads is an example) but I totally understand the hype about this book. What a great story!!! The characters are so rich and complex and the issues that they deal with are big. This is one that will stay with me.

5feet.of.fury I loved the Hulu series 4mo
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Blind Descent | Nevada Barr
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1. Cabin or yurt.
2. Camp Pawsitive
3. Nevada Barr's books each take place in a different U.S. national park. They are great.
4. Nah, I just wanted to participate :)
@ImperfectCJ

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Grace and Glory | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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The conclusion of The Harbinger Trilogy. This was the best book in the trilogy! Page turning action, humor and lots of steam.

DinoMom This will have to be my next series by her … 4mo
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A Lesson in Vengeance | Victoria Lee
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@Littlewolf1 and @Roary47 - thank you for this great contest. @DebbieGrillo

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Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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Save your child or a plane full of 300 people? The Hostage is a thriller based on this question. A bit hard to get into but overall a real page-turner. The ending was excellent!

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The Incumbent Coroner | Paul Austin Ardoin
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Yay! I can't believe it's my 3 year Litsy-versary. Thank you @DebbieGrillo for introducing me to this wonderful community l!

TheSpineView Happy Litsy Anniversary!🥳🥳🥳🥳 5mo
Tera66 Woo hoo! 5mo
sprainedbrain Happy Litsyversary to you! 🥳 5mo
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Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳 5mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 🎉🎉 5mo
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The Incumbent Coroner | Paul Austin Ardoin
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Mehso-so

This was a big "meh." I couldn't connect with the characters and got frustrated at the situations the main character kept purposely walking into. I kept reading because the mystery was good but I won't be looking to pick up the next book in the series