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ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie

Joined July 2018

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Enigma | Catherine Coulter
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This one was a page turner. I have enjoyed other books in this series more but this one was entertaining.

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Mehso-so

This one was a slow start but picked up toward the middle. Not my favourite of the series.

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Mehso-so

This book was a "meh" for me. The title is "The Explosive Inside Story of The View," however, I did not find there to be anything explosive about it. If anything, the author took great pains not.to step on toes.

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1. Cards Against Humanity (adult), Monolpoy Junior (with my little).
2. The entirety of Europe
3. Met my 80 book goal.
4. Louise Penney- totally hooked. @howjessreads
5. Favourite, adult, Christmas book?

LiljaPleasant Hmmm... Not even sure, if I ever read an adult christmas book... Well, there is one... It's called "Der Weihnachtshund" (the christmas dog) by an austrian author. 2d
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Play Dead | Harlan Coben
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1. I love seeing what others are reading and also their reviews. 2. I'm not really into authors posting their own books. 3. Nothing. 4. I post each time I finish a book. 5. I love swaps! 6. I would like to be able to message people in Litsy.

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The Boy: A Novel | Tami Hoag
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At first I avoided this book due to the subject matter (harm comes to children) but I was persuaded to give it a try. It is a fast paced police mystery with excellent characters.

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Ghostlight | Sonia Gensler
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For younger readers this book has just the right amount of spook factor. I enjoyed the characters and the lessons that they learned.

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Ghostlight | Sonia Gensler
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@ulrichyumiodd - thank you for the AMAZING package. You spoiled me! I love all of it. I have never had a book cover and the mummy one is adorable. The books sound awesome and to have matching halloween bookmarks is fabulous! The owl candle will be up year round - its lovely!

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this swap!

MaleficentBookDragon That is a fun package! 2w
ulrichyumiodd So glad you liked the package! Book sleeves have become a must-have for me, so I want to give them to everyone I know, haha. 2w
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Today is my big 4-0! Hoping to sneak in a nap and some dedicated reading time ♡

LauraJ Happy Birthday! 🎈🎁🎂 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Bday! 🥂🎁📚🎈 2w
AmyRebecca Birthday goodness! 😁🎂 2w
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Come-read-with-me @ShelleyBooksie Happy Birthday! Have an amazing time! 🎈 2w
JennyM Happy birthday 🥳 2w
sprainedbrain Happy birthday to you! 🎂 2w
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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This book! This is my first foray into a fairytale retelling. I picked it up after the host of my fav podcast (currently reading) gushed about it. What a book! I LOVED it. Fantastic characters, a gripping story and lots of adventure. I would highly recommend and I cannot wait to see how the adventure continues.

hannah-leeloo Loved this book. My fiancé preordered me the sequel that's due in January 3w
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Slayer (Slayer, #1) | Kiersten White
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What a great, quick read! I really enjoyed the storyline and the ending of this book. Lots of action and adventure with a great cast of YA characters
I will most likely check out the next book in the series.

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Slayer (Slayer, #1) | Kiersten White

@ulrichyumiodd - allhallows read swap headed you or via 2-3 amazon parcels. Sorry to spoil the surprise but I wanted you to know to expect them :)

@MaleficentBookDragon - thank you for organizing :)

ulrichyumiodd No worries! I‘m not waiting for any other Amazon package at the moment, so there‘s no risk of a mix up :) I‘ll confirm delivery when they arrive! Thank you!! 1mo
ulrichyumiodd Got one package today! 😃 4w
ulrichyumiodd Make that two! Thanks again! Am I waiting for a third one? 4w
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ShelleyBooksie @ulrichyumiodd - should be all in 2. Yay! I am glad that they arrived in a timely manner :) 4w
ulrichyumiodd I got another envelope today. I‘m assuming it was from you, but I did also participate in another swap, so it would be helpful if you could let me know :) You can most likely see if anything was delivered today on your Amazon account. 3w
ShelleyBooksie @ulrichyumiodd - confirmed the parcel is from me :) 3w
ulrichyumiodd Great! Thanks again! :) 3w
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Slayer (Slayer, #1) | Kiersten White
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1. 3 books on the go - Five Days at Memorial, Slayer and Discount Armageddon.
2. 5 books currently out from the library.
3. I try different authors or watching a bit of tv to break a reading slump.

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#spooky50k - congratulations on your milestone @MatchlessMarie ! My spooky Halloween tradition is not so spooky - I love watching my kiddo and her friends trick or treating. Some people really do their homes up spookily!

MatchlessMarie It's still fun I bet! 🍫🎃 1mo
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The Front | Patricia Cornwell
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Neat find at my local thrift store - a UK version of this book. This book is short and kept me turning pages as there was a lot going on between the characters in the book. I look forward to checking out the next book in this series.

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Never Tell | Lisa Gardner
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I have been in a bit of a reading funk since finishing my latest Louise Penney book. But did this book get me out of the slump! Page turning! The characters and the mystery were excellent! I look forward to the next book, which comes out in January. Solid 4.5 stars.

ulrichyumiodd Hi! I just wanted to let you know your AllHallowsReadSwap package should be delivered by now (according to tracking). I hope it arrived safely! 1mo
ShelleyBooksie @ulrichyumiodd - thank you for the lovely surprise!!! I cannot wait until opening date! 1mo
ulrichyumiodd @ShelleyBooksie I was pleased to see you were my match after getting those lovely bookmarks from you! I really hope you‘ll like everything! 🎃 1mo
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This one kept me on the edge of my seat! I was left wanting to know what happens next with all of the characters that were involved.

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I am enjoying this series so much! The town of Three Pines and its inhabitants are so interesting! I enjoy the mix of "whodunit" along with tidbits of history, poetry and even cooking. I cannot wait to read the next book!

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@TheSpineView
1. The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah. Read with zero expectations - one of my fav books ever.
2. The Little House on the Prarie series.

TheSpineView I loved The Little House on the Prairie series! 🧡📖🧡 2mo
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Although not my favourite Louise Penney book (which is the second book in the series), the mystery in this one was really interesting! I did not know how the murder was accomplished until it was revealed at the end. The last 10 pages.of the book really hit home - I loved the message. Although these books are works of fiction, the characters are so real and I love the snippets of wisdom that the books contain.

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The Cruellest Month | Louise Penny
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I now understand why Louise Penny has such a legion of followers. I have adored books two and three in this series. The atmosphere is fantastic, the people are real, relatable and deep, the mysteries are good and the books are enjoyable to read - not bogged in details. I cannot wait to devour the next one!

CoffeeNBooks I love Louise Penny and Three Pines! 2mo
Blaire I love these and they get better and better. 2mo
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I read a Louise Penny book that takes place much later in the series and then realized that this is a series that needs to be read from the beginning. Although I thought book one was good - I loved book two! Three Pines and its cast of characters really came alive for me. I cannot wait to start the next book.

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Force of Nature | C J Box
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I am torn about this book. I enjoyed the characters and the mystery but found it to be very graphically violent at times. Graphic violence is not my jam. I think that I will try one more book in the series to see if the graphic violence is a pattern or was related to just this story.

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I really enjoyed this police mystery. Great cast of characters and the novel kept a good pace. I look forward to checking out more in this series.

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The River at Night | Erica Ferencik
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Still unsure how I feel about this book. It was non stop action and had some creepy elements which kept me on the edge of my seat. I did not always like the main character but I did like the real way she portrayed women's friendships. Would be a great beach or airplane read.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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This is an excellent book! I took a break about half way through as this book is intense. So glad I picked it back up as the second half is awesome. I really enjoyed the characters and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

LiljaPleasant Love Love Looooooove this series!!! I think Thunderhead is even better!! 😍😍😍 2mo
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@teebe - thank you for the wonderful bookmarks! The one you made is gorgeous and I love the feather!

@LibrarianRyan - this is parcel 2/3 for me. I have not yet received my 3rd parcel.

LibrarianRyan The third is just running late. 3mo
teebe You‘re welcome! Glad you like them. 3mo
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@BookNAround - thank you for the wonderful bookmarks. I love the handmade bookmark with my Litsy handle!

@LibrarianRyan - thank you for organizing this swap. This is parcel 1/3 for me.

BookNAround Glad you like them. 3mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Interesting book. I enjoyed the format - part podcast part told from the main character. Very well written story. The ending left me wanting as I like things wrapped up with a neat bow - and this story does not end this way. I am glad that I heard about this book on currently reading podcast and checked it out.

Megabooks I‘m reading this now. 3mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers

@LibrarianRyan - received my first bookmark parcel today from @BookNAround . I cannot wait to open. Thank you! :)

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3mo
BookNAround Yay! So glad it made it in time! 3mo
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Aunt Dimity's Death | Nancy Atherton
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This book was such a fanciful, warm, fun read! I have been reading a fairly intense book and Aunt Dimity was exactly the change that I needed. Full of fantastic characters and mystery - I would recommend.

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The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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This was a hum-zinger of a book with almost every chapter ending with a cliff hanger. I loved the fast pace. At times I did feel like I needed to sit down and diagram all the characters as the point of view changed frequently. Overall, I greatly enjoyed.

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Now & Then | Jacqueline Sheehan
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I loved this book! The character of Anna and all of the people that she encounters were wonderful. I truly did not want this book to end - I wanted Anna to go on further adventures in ancient Ireland.

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Now & Then | Jacqueline Sheehan
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Bookmarks ready to hit the mail! @LibrarianRyan .

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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This book was "meh" for me. It was suspenseful, however the ending fell very flat for me.

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Those Who Wish Me Dead | Michael Koryta
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Loved this book! Fast paced and action packed. Excellent characters and a wonderful setting (the forest). This one is a 5 star for me.

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Mehso-so

Book: Animal Talk by Joyce Grant Smith. Cute book. A collection of stories regarding animals who have done wonderful things. Quick a nod comforting read.

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First bit of the book was hard to follow as it dealt with 3 different, unrelated families. Once the book got going it was excellent and hard to put down.

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Friend Request | Laura Marshall
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Good suspense novel! I enjoyed the ending.

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I really like the premise of this series (mobile vet) and I really like the cast of supporting characters. A good "whodunit." I had a hard time liking the main character during some points as she is very self-centered. That being said, I will check out the next book in the series.

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Wherever She Goes | K.L. Armstrong
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I was not sure the first few chapters but after that the book really grew on me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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This book! I could put it down - the mystery was really catching and the author kept me on the edge of my seat. The end did leave me wanting to know a lot more - so this would be a 4 rather than 5 star for me.

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Unseen | Karin Slaughter
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This author's writing is a bit gory for my taste but the characters and storylines are so interesting that I keep reading her books. I enjoyed the short story at the end of this book (title" busted) more than the novel itself.

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Excellent anthology. I really enjoyed all of the stories and discovered some new authors.

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What a book. I loved the character of Nina and everything that she experiences. A character rich book with an engrossing story line. Now I know why this book got such hype. It is worth it!

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The End of the Alphabet | CS Richardson
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@Tianarose , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @TheKidUpstairs - I am tardy sending my last lmlbc round 5 book out. It went in the mail today :)

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1. Tulip
2. The Woman Left Behind
3. Shetland
4. I do not read a lot.of poetry but enjoyed The Sun and Her Flowers
@Rudis and @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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The End of the Alphabet | CS Richardson
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1. Urban Allies
2. Arm chair expert - Dax is funny
3. The end of the alphabet - my hubby is not a reader but this book was a neat concept and I told him about it

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Panpan

This one was a "meh" for me. The story really lagged in places (lots of unneeded description) and nothing really wraps up at the end - more like a fizzle.

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The Missing | C. L. Taylor
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Interesting "whodunit" with everyone cast in a suspicious light. Ending was not quite the twist I had hoped for but still good. An overall fast and interesting read.