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ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie

Joined July 2018

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@wanderinglynn - #HHS parcel in the mail today.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🙌🏻 2d
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Listened to this one on audio. I was sad when it came to an end. Fascinating stories and the author has a wonderful speaking voice. If you like exotic species and locations, this book may be right up your alley!

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@LeahBergen - thank you for my AMAZING FFFS package! I love all of the owl items (I've never had my own book plates) and I cannot wait to make a cup of my new coffee and start on these books. ♡♡♡.
Thank you for hosting this swap @Avanders

Avanders ♥️🍁♥️🍂♥️ 2w
AmyG Wonderful book! 2w
LeahBergen You‘re so welcome! I had fun with the owl theme. 😆 2w
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This book is short but it's words are mighty and it's filled with beautiful illustrations. Told in the format of a grandfather telling his granddaughter stories he explains the true meaning of "Treaty." We should be equally sharing and taking care of the land for all creatures. Thanks @DebbieGrillo for the lend. I'm so happy to hear this book will be in classrooms!

monalyisha 🤩 What‘s the intended age range for this one? 2w
ShelleyBooksie @monalyisha - I'd say this one would be elementary all the way up. My friend has it in her high-school English classroom however my 11 year old read it and really enjoyed it as well. 2w
monalyisha Perfect! Thanks so much! I‘m going to look into purchasing it for my collection at the Library. 💓 2w
DebbieGrillo I'm glad you and J both enjoyed it! 2w
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I received my #fffs swap today @LeahBergen and @Avanders . Soon excited!!!

LeahBergen And it made it there with the stickers on it. 😆 4w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 4w
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1. Treat
2. Both are scary! Vampires
3. Pumpkin
4. Scary book (I enjoy a good spook in a book)
5. Neither
6. Casper the friendly ghost
7. Costume party
8. Chocolate
9. Skeleton
10. Pumpkin spice
11. Black cats
#hhs, @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn ☠️🖤🙌🏻 4w
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1. Ghost (if it was friendly like Casper)
2. Thanksgiving - Turkey- yummy
3. Neither
4. I've never been to a pumpkin patch! We have to choose from super market pumpkins. Corn maze is fun with someone holding my hand - hehe.
5. Tie. I love pumpkin pie and fresh apple cider
6. Make
7. Treat
8. Make a potion
9. Save - I've done the est a tonne and it never ends well.

#hhs, @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 👻🖤🙌🏻 4w
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1. Owl, black cat (they're adorable), wolf
2. Pumpkin Heads graphic novel.
3. Eyes covered the whole time.
4. Trick or treating
5. Thriller
6. Witch
7. Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin (I don't really watch Halloween movies as I am a wimp)

#HHS, @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 👻🖤🙌🏻 4w
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Alligator Man | James Sheehan
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This one randomly caught my eye at the thrift store. Propulsive legal thriller with great atmosphere and characters. I will definitely check out more books by this author.

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They All Fall Down | Rachel Howzell Hall
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Advertised as modern retelling of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Pan. I finished this book but I detested all of the characters and had a hard time finishing the book as I didn't want to spend more time with those nasty (fictional) people. The original is better.

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Copper River: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I have a hard time finding audio books that capture my attention. The Cork O'Connar series by William Kent Kruger is an exception. This is the six book in the series and I have listened to them all on audio.
Small town sheriff, interesting cast of characters and mysteries that keep me guessing. The environment and Anishanabe culture also feature heavily in the books. I highly recommend if you enjoy police procedurals/small town mysteries.

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The Perfect Family | Robyn Harding
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Told from multiple points of view - a real page turner! Husband, wife and 2 late teen/early adult children.
Their home is escalatingly vandalized from being egged to their hedge being set on fire. They are desperately trying to figure.out why- however each of them is keeping secrets.
Will they figure it out? Will they be honest with each other? What will the vandals do next?

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Don't Let Go | Harlan Coben
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Page turner! From the back of the book: With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family and even a town.

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The Day the Falls Stood Still | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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What a great book! I didn't know alot of the history surrounding Niagara Falls and this book successfully weaves that history into a love story around two complex and interesting characters. Although fiction, the story includes actual happenings at the falls and is inspired by an actual person, William "red" Hill. If you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend.

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Thank you for the tag @KateReadsYA - My favorite A book us A Great Reckoning by Louise Penney. Also loved A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah Mass.

@DinoMom , @DebbieGrillo

Wanna Play?

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Shutter | Melissa Larsen
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A young woman agrees to star in a filmmaker's latest project, but soon realizes the movie is not what she expected in this chilling debut novel.

In the wake of her father's death, Betty Roux doesn't allow herself to mourn. Instead, she pushes away her mother, breaks up with her boyfriend, and leaves everything behind to move to New York City. She doesn't know what she wants, except to run.

This book was interesting - until the ending - boo!

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@Kdgordon88 - thank you for the awesome #litsylovesummerswap package!! It arrived today and I love everything ❤️ The bag is beautiful and I cannot wait to use the notepad!! I'm so excited about the books as I've wanted to read them for ages.

ShelleyBooksie @Kdgordon88 - my hubby just pointed out to me that there was a sticker on the package indicating it was mistakenly sent to Australia first!! 2mo
Deblovestoread Well it's a well traveled package! I'm glad it arrived finally and that it made you happy. 2mo
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What a great cozy! Not 100% predictable and an interesting cast of characters. Thanks @DinoMom for the lend. It was a great airplane read!

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This book started strong for me. Then the other 3/4 of the book was like rewatching a certain M. Knight Shamalan movie. Predictable!

ozma.of.oz Your review made me laugh out loud! 2mo
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Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel | Jonathan Kellerman
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@DinoMom and I stopped in the neatest little shop in Newfoundland today and I couldn't resist a mystery book!

DebbieGrillo And have you opened it? 2mo
TheLudicReader You‘re in Nfld? I don‘t think I knew you were going there. 2mo
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Down Range: A Novel | Taylor Moore
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First book in a newly discovered series. A DEA agent returns home to his small Texas down after stirring up some trouble on his latest mission. He soon becomes aware that there are some unsavory things going on in his town as well.
Great cast of characters. Some parts of the story were very cowboy cliche but I was rooting for all of the characters and I will be checking out the next book.

Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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What a page turner! Similar creepy/mystery vibes to Ruth Ware. I was interested from page 1 and the ending did not disappoint.

Soubhiville Your roses are gorgeous. 💕 3mo
Megabooks Agree with @Soubhiville 😁😁 I enjoyed this too! 3mo
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This one was a reread for me. I first read it before I realized that this series needs to be read in order. The reading experience was more rich this time around, knowing the characters back story. I love Three Pines and all of its characters.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was the perfect poolside read. What a great book! I was hooked from the first page. " It's the eve of Nina Riva's annual summer party. By midnight the party will be out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up completely in flames."

slategreyskies I really liked this one too! 3mo
Booksarelifeaddict I just read after I do and absolutely loved it I have this one on my tbr so maybe I‘ll pick it up soon! 3mo
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What a great book! Mark Watney is such a complex, funny and real character. I felt like I was on Mars with him for this adventure. Andy Weir is now an auto buy author for me.

TheSpineView Loved this book too! Great MC and a plot that was plausible made it a 5 star book for me. 3mo
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What an interesting book. "Rumours and power plays rule this school and that's just the parents." This novel focuses over involved parents, the pushback from their children and the impact it has on teaching. This one kept me turning pages.

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How it Happened | Michael Koryta
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Interesting whodunit it. Really great characters and I loved the Maine setting.

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How it Happened | Michael Koryta
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#litsylovesummerswap hit the mail today @Kdgordon88 and @rsteve388 . Thank you for organizing.

Deblovestoread Yay! 🙌🏼 4mo
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Stephanie Plum did not disappoint with this one. I enjoy her antics and the colorful cast of characters in her life.

DinoMom I haven‘t read a book in this series in a long time! 4mo
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Blood Hollow: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I'm really enjoying this series on audiobook. The narrator does a great job. The characters are compelling and the mysteries are always interesting.

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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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Great story. A real page turner and I enjoyed the 90's throwback to Blockbuster.

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Beautiful Decay | Sylvia Lewis
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#lmpbc pick. Great read. Definite "YA" moments but there was a lot of originality in this story that kept it interesting.

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Neon Gods | Katee Robert
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This book is one hot tamale!!! I enjoyed the characters and storyline and the "open door" romance was off the charts.

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The Woods are Always Watching | Stephanie Perkins
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Meh. The first half of the book was teenage angst. The second half was gory and unbelievable. The ending was not satisfying.

LibrarianRyan I felt that way about here first book. And the Netflix movie was worse. 5mo
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I did not realize this book was YA when I purchased it but I am glad that I did. I wish this body positive material had been available with I was a youth. I loved the mix of voices in these 16 different short stories that covered many different topics.

TheLudicReader Perhaps I need a copy for my classroom library. 5mo
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I'm jumping the gun as I'll be travelling tomorrow. Thank you so much @ReadingRachael - you totally spoiled me for the #litsylovesanimalsswap. The hedgehog is darling, I cannot wait to use the mug cozy and bowl covers and my daughter has claimed the straw! The book sounds wonderful and I cannot wait to visit Ren's Pets to choose some treats for my dog and cats. Thank you !!!!! @DinoMom

Soubhiville I love the little hedgehog! 💜 5mo
DinoMom So much fun stuff! 5mo
ReadingRachael I‘m so glad you like them!!! It was a lot of fun putting it together 😊 5mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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A breath of fresh air! Loved this take on magic. With a main villain named the Humdrum and a class of grumpy creatures called Numpties, how can you go wrong? What a great book.

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Slow start but a very interesting account of a childhood spent bouncing back and forth between a game preserve in Botswana, Africa and Philadelphia, US. The last half of the book was my fav. I really enjoyed the I sight on Botswana's wildlife and culture.

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Excellent romance. The perfect palate cleanser after my recent scary book. The characters were interesting and the steam was h.o.t. So glad I received this through the swoonathon swap. I will def read this author again.

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The Possession | Michael Rutger
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This book was at times very spooky and atmospheric and at other times it left me shaking my head. It was a page turner but I'm not sure how I feel after finishing it. A spine tingler for sure but also mind bending at times.

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This was an entertaining read with great characters. I did not realize it was part one of a duology. I look forward to picking up the second book.

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Finished my #lmpbc pick for the newest round. Cannot wait to hear everyone's thoughts. I wanted to confirm - is @DinoMom shipping to @Tianarose and Tiana shipping to @michellelav , Michelle shipping to me and I'm giving to @DinoMom ?

Tianarose That shipping order is correct! I can‘t believe you‘re done already! I‘ve barely gotten into mine :( I better hurry up. 7mo
michellelav @Tianarose I'm in the same boat as you! 😂 We've got this 🤓 7mo
Tianarose @michellelav glad I‘m not alone, I‘ve been in a bit of a slump unfortunately, knocking off a lot of audio books but don‘t have the attention for pages I guess. Hopefully I can finish in time. 7mo
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DinoMom @Tianarose @michellelav @ShelleyBooksie I am finished mine and putting it in the mail today ❤️ 7mo
ShelleyBooksie @Tianarose , @michellelav - you have lots of time :) This book drew me in and I finished in a day which is unusual for me. 7mo
michellelav @ShelleyBooksie can't wait to read it!! 7mo
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Not bad for a cozy romance. The characters were interesting and the sleuthing was not too ridiculous. This is an #lmpbc pick and my fav part is reading other people's comments.

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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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This was a smart mystery that kept me guessing. Lots of twists that I did not see coming. This is one of those books where you cannot say a lot without giving the plot away.
Potential trigger warning - this book is set during covid and it plays a big part in the story.

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The Overnight Guest: A Novel | Heather Gudenkauf
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I was hooked from page 1. Best thriller I have read in ages.

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@michellelav , @Tianarose , @DinoMom - my pics for lmpbc. Lemme know if any catch your eye. I will link.

ShelleyBooksie A Lullably for witches 8mo
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Tianarose They all look interesting. Top two would be gutter child and a lullaby for witches (edited) 8mo
DinoMom I haven‘t read any of those :) 8mo
michellelav Haven't read any of those either and they all look great! 😁 8mo
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@StayCurious - thank you for the awesome swoonathon package. I look forward to digging into the books and my daughter loved the treats. Happy Valentines! @kimmypete1

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 8mo
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How a Woman Becomes a Lake | Marjorie Celona
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Mehso-so

This book is described as a "chilling literary thriller." The only thing chilling about this book is that it's set in winter. It is also not a thriller, rather a study on the ways parents can really screw up their children. The ending left me asking myself "what have I just read?" Still unsure.

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How a Woman Becomes a Lake | Marjorie Celona
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@BookwormAHN - Ashley! What a delight to receive your letter today. The valentine was such a sweet surprise and Grogu is my fav!!!

BookwormAHN He's my favorite too 💚 8mo
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A Burning | Megha Majumdar
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Unlike anything I have ever read. A stark look at humanity and ambition.