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ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie

Joined July 2018

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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. 1w
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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. 2w
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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! 💜 3w
DinoMom So much fun stuff! 3w
ReadingRachael I‘m so glad you like them!!! It was a lot of fun putting it together 😊 3w
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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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Mehso-so

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. 2mo
michellelav @Tianarose I'm in the same boat as you! 😂 We've got this 🤓 2mo
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. 2mo
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DinoMom @Tianarose @michellelav @ShelleyBooksie I am finished mine and putting it in the mail today ❤️ 2mo
ShelleyBooksie @Tianarose , @michellelav - you have lots of time :) This book drew me in and I finished in a day which is unusual for me. 2mo
michellelav @ShelleyBooksie can't wait to read it!! 2mo
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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 3mo
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Tianarose They all look interesting. Top two would be gutter child and a lullaby for witches (edited) 3mo
DinoMom I haven‘t read any of those :) 3mo
michellelav Haven't read any of those either and they all look great! 😁 3mo
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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 💗💗💗 3mo
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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 💚 3mo
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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.

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I've got mixed emotions on this book. It is not chronological and at times I found this a bit confusing. Some parts were really interesting and others felt really long and drawn out. The good parts were really good but not enough for me to highly recommend the book.

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Sweet Valley High!

Nutmegnc Me, too!!!! Oh my gosh I forgot about loving all of them!! 3mo
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@DinoMom and I are very excited to host our very first swap. Please share :)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sounds fun. I thought of you two right away when I first saw the post, lol. 💙🐼🐷🦊🐰🐶 4mo
PaperbackPirate Great idea! 4mo
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Will | Will Smith
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@MidnightBookGirl , @kimmypete1 - my #swoonathon swap hits the mail to @StayCurious tomorrow

StayCurious Yours will be on its way tomorrow as well! I will post when it goes out🙂 4mo
Crazeedi Shelley is the blizzard this weekend headed your way?? If so please stay safe!! 4mo
ShelleyBooksie @Crazeedi - thank you for thinking of me! You are so sweet. They are calling for a snow bomb here. 4mo
Crazeedi @ShelleyBooksie oh no!! Take care my friend 4mo
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Could not put this one down. Loved this coming of age adventure story and is 4 main characters. This is one of those books that will stay with me.

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Thanks for the tag @DebbieGrillo
1. Rarely - I prefer my first gen Kindle.
2. I have an old school Kindle and I've been considering an update for ages as I would like to have a light option.

What about you - @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @PurpleyPumpkin , @BeeMagical

@eggs

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What an interesting book! A non fiction account of a mysterious beast that terrorized a small town in Labrador in the late 1800's. The author travels into the Labrador wilderness to the now deserted town to explore. Enjoyed his descriptions of travelling through the wild places and his exploration of folklore from the area. The end was spine tingling.

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This is a prime example of book timing for me. Picked it up last year and it did not hold my attention. Picked it back up recently and was captivated. A vivid story about an abandoned child and her connection with the marsh where she lived. Biscuit approves. #catsoflitsy

Prairiegirl_reading Omg! Biscuit. Tooooo CUTE!!!! 4mo
rockpools Ooh, this is on my kindle still to read - this year! Thank you for your GORGEOUS card - it arrived this morning 😊 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! So glad it made its way to you @rockpools :) 4mo
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Thanks for the tag @DinoMom . @Eggs
1. Goodreads goal of 90 books.
2. Redefine
3. Tagged book - I'm only on page 2 so no comment yet.

Wanna play @BeeMagical , @PurpleyPumpkin

Eggs 💙💚💜 @MoonWitch94 4mo
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These Silent Woods: A Novel | Kimi Cunningham Grant
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Great, great book. I can see why it is getting a lot of buzz. Loved the outdoor setting. The characters are real and raw and I did not expect the ending.

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Did not realize this was a cozy when I chose it. I thought it was going to be a spooky book. For a cozy, it was pretty good!

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@DinoMom - thank you for the wonderful #bestof2021 swap package. I love everything! Happy New Year my friend!

@candority - I was naughty and opened my package early and I haven't transferred the pics over to my new phone yet ,- tee hee.

TrishB I see what you mean about our doggo‘s ❤️ 4mo
candority Hahah I guess I can forgive you 😂 4mo
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The Rumor: A Novel | Lesley Kara
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Not bad. I enjoyed a couple of the twists in the book but found the main character hard to like.

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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Awesome upcoming swap. See @kimmypete1 and @MidnightBookGirl for link.

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A Stitch in Time | Kelley Armstrong
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My top reads for this year. Most memorable were : How to be a good creature, Beartown, Us against you, Little Fires Everywhere and Into the Drowning Deep.

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A Stitch in Time | Kelley Armstrong
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Kelley Armstrong is an auto buy author for me. She never disappoints and this book is no exception. Romance, mystery and ghost story all rolled into one.

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The Perfect Couple | Jackie Kabler
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Mehso-so

Predictable.

CBee Only liking because, Grogu! 😍😍😍 5mo
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Punching the Air | Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
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What an excellent read! Powerful and thought provoking.

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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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@MaleficentBookDragon - thank you for organizing the jalabokaflod book swap. My swap partner spoiled me and I cannot wait to tuck into these books!! Merry Christmas @BookishTrish !!!

CoffeeNBooks I hope you love The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue! It was one of my favorite books this year. 5mo
BookishTrish I am so happy you like your gift @ShelleyBooksie Happy Holidays xo 5mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 😍 5mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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#litsylove Christmas Swap - @rsteve388 - thank you for organizing this swap. I Love my package! The bookmarks are hilarious, the magnets are useful and unique and the stickers were fantastic! Merry Christmas @TheKidUpstairs and thank you ♡♡

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! Merry Christmas 🎄 ❤️ 5mo
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It's Christmastime! | Bernd Penners
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - thank you for organizing the #poutinepenls stocking swap. I Love my stocking ♡♡♡

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm glad you like your stocking stuffers. I saw those socks and they made me think of you right away. ❤️💚 5mo
ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - Danielle, you know me well. I loved the socks and also the adorable cat card! My kiddo claimed the hot chocolate and I started the book this morning. ♡♡ 5mo
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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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I really enjoyed this collaboration! Although nothing like the Three Pines series the plot was engrossing and the characters were easy to root for. I loved the guest appearances of Gamache and Three Pines.

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If The Fates Allow - what a great short story. I wanted to know more! Also, I am now craving jello salad.

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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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1. Reading Christmas books in December, all of the #litsy holiday swaps.
2. Snowmen at Night - a beautifully illustrated children's book I love rereading with my kiddo.
3. Diving into a new book on Christmas day.

Wanna play @DinoMom , @DebbieGrillo , @AmyG , @Soubhiville

@ozma.of.oz

AmyG Thanks so much for the tag! 5mo
Soubhiville The only book related tradition is I like to go see a live performance of A Christmas Carol when I can. 😊 5mo
ozma.of.oz Your 3 sounds delightful! Thanks for posting! 5mo
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We Met in December | Rosie Curtis
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Not book related but I thought I would post in case anyone needs a laugh to brighten their Monday. We had a costume competition at my work Christmas party. This was my costume.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this. ❤️🎁 5mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌🥳 5mo
Smrloomis Super cute 😊 5mo
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Caroline2 Awesome!!! 🤩 👏 5mo
AmyG Ha! Perfect! 5mo
Megabooks Fantastic!! 5mo
TheLudicReader Love it! 5mo
Crazeedi You look like the best present under the tree!! 5mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence This is the best! 5mo
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@BookishTrish my #jolaboksflod swap arrived today. Beautiful wrapping! I am so excited. @MaleficentBookDragon

BookishTrish Hope you like what I chose, Shelley! Xo 5mo
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Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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@BeeMagical - what a great #lmpbc pick! My first time reading this author and I will check out more of her work.

BeeMagical I‘m so glad you liked it! ❤️❤️ 5mo
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Christmas Camp: A Novel | Karen Schaler
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Thanks for the tag @bookworm. Wanna play @DebbieGrillo , @DinoMom ?

1. My parents come over for breakfast Christmas morning and then we go to their house for Christmas dinner later that day.
2 Kelley Armstrong, Louise Penney, Sarah J Maas
3. Coffee tired egg and toast

@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing ☕️ 🍞 🧡 5mo
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Eyelike Stickers: Christmas | Workman Publishing
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@TheKidUpstairs my #litsylovestickerswap package arrived today. Thank you!

TheKidUpstairs Yay! Glad it got there 😁 Is the envelope I got from you today for the swap, or just regular Litsy Love mail? 5mo
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - I received my #poutinepenpal stocking swap parcel today. Thank you ♡♡♡ The stocking is beautiful and I cannot wait to open the presents ♡♡

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! 🎄📖❤️ 5mo
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Christmas Camp: A Novel | Karen Schaler
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Really enjoyed this one! Characters were engaging and the storyline was fun.