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ShyBookOwl

Joined February 2019

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In Every Generation by Kendare Blake
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One by One by Ruth Ware
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In Every Generation | Kendare Blake
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Stages of me realizing this exists:

1. 😳
2. 😯
3. 😲
4. ... There goes my weekend.

FantasyChick I completely forgot this was coming out 😱 Looks like I'm ordering at least one new book today! 1d
ShyBookOwl @FantasyChick @CallMeIshmael Right?! I'm 100 pages in and hooked. It's so much fun. 1d
Tera66 Right?! 10m
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In Every Generation | Kendare Blake
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Sunnydale High. #firstlinefridays

OK, I cheated a little and posted the first sentence of ch 1, instead of the prologue. But c'mon, every Buffy fan can appreciate the impact of starting chapter 1 of this continuation with just, "Sunnydale High." I couldn't resist! ⚰?

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Bandit looked as tired as I was by the time I finished this one... but not because I didn't enjoy it, just because I don't usually read such long books. This one was totally worth it though! Beautiful writing, a gripping story, and powerful, intersectional feminist themes. I also loved the way she weaved fairy tales into her magic system 🕯🖤
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book 6 of 2022

GondorGirl I'm a huge Alix Harrow fan! 3d
ShyBookOwl @GondorGirl I'll definitely pick up more of her work! 3d
GondorGirl @ShyBookOwl My very favorite of hers (and one of my all time favorite books) is 3d
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ShyBookOwl @GondorGirl Ooh! A strange book and secret doors? Yes please! 😊 3d
RaeLovesToRead Awww 😻😻 3d
BennettBookworm LOVE this book so so much! 3d
Chrissyreadit I LOVED this book too❤️🎉 3d
ShyBookOwl @BennettBookworm @Chrissyreadit I get now why it was such a big, buzzy book in 2020 ❤❤❤ 3d
GirlNamedJesse This book was so good!! 🧙‍♀️ 2d
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On page 460 of 530! I've been at this one for two weeks. I don't usually pick up books over 400 pages, and while I'm frustrated with how long it's taking me to get through it, I have no regrets. Hoping to finish tonight 🏆

daisyheadmaesie It‘s awesome that you pushed yourself out of your reading comfort zone! 4d
peanutnine Great job! This one is definitely long but so good!! 4d
ShyBookOwl @daisyheadmaesie @peanutnine Thank you! It feels good and totally worth it 😊 3d
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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PurpleyPumpkin Thank you so much for posting this. I been looking for it for weeks!🔎👀 1w
ShyBookOwl @PurpleyPumpkin Glad to help! It actually just showed up in my inbox today 😌 1w
PurpleyPumpkin Ahhh it may have for me too then. I haven‘t had a chance to check my emails today. Thanks for the tip. 👍🏽 1w
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Bubble | Sarah Morgan, Jordan Morris
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Switching things up a bit... for this week's #firstlinefridays I'm sharing a shot of the first page of the graphic novel Bubble. Too funny. I can't wait to dive into this sci fi satire today. Happy Friday, Littens 📚❤

QuietlyLaura “Log in the old-fashioned way like a paranoid little internet criminal” 😂👏 (edited) 1w
ShyBookOwl @QuietlyLaura 😂 that made me laugh so much too. Just had to share 1w
peanutnine I loved this book! Very funny and the art is super cool 1w
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This volume of Jughead: The Hunger has some serious Buffy vibes when it comes to Betty the Werewolf Hunter, and I'm not mad at it. What a blast. 🐺🏹

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Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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I'm not sure how others feel about this book, but it didn't really work for me. Following Jane as she made different choices, each thrusting her into a different plot and genre, makes for a very unique read, but ultimately, I never felt anchored in the story, and as a result, I just didn't care much. Some plots bored me, others hooked me, but still didn't pay off. Also, it's a "Jane Eyre retelling," but that's a stretch IMO. ⭐⭐

Book 4 of 2022

GondorGirl I adored this book, but I can see why it's not for everyone. Hopefully your next pick is better! 2w
ShyBookOwl @GondorGirl Thx! And I can see why ppl enjoy it, it just missed my personal mark 🤷🏽‍♀️ I'm on a Jane Eyre retelling binge, so I've just started 2w
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I liked it more as a study of narrative design than an immersive read, so I get where you're coming from. Had no idea it was a Jane Eyre retelling, though! 1w
ShyBookOwl @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards That makes a lot of sense to me! Great point. I think, for me, this would be more fun to write, than it was to read. 1w
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Great books are just the beginning... He gets it.
A cat in a book box. I couldn't resist lol
#catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰💕💕💕 2w
Nute Oh, peek-a-boo. So cute! 2w
Leftcoastzen 😻😂cats & boxes!Yay! 2w
BiblioLitten Adorable!! 2w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2w
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This dark, modern fairytale was beautifully written and set in a world I would have loved to spend more time in. It had a diverse cast, a deeply flawed but sympathetic main character, and an LGBTQ+ side character who was not just a trope and even got his own great story arc. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book 3 of 2022

Tera66 Great picture!😍 2w
ShyBookOwl @Tera66 Thank you! 😊 2w
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There‘s no such thing as witches, but there used to be. #firstlinefridays

I'd been procrastinating this because of how long it is, but I'm now doing it as a buddy read and picking it up is always one of the best parts of my day. Beautiful writing. Fascinating story. I'm all in.

behudd I felt the same but I think if you allow yourself to take time with it instead of trying to read it quickly, it‘s such a beautifully written book! 2w
ShyBookOwl @behudd Agreed. It's meant to be savored, not devoured. 2w
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#bookhaul 9 of my faves of the 90 books I read in 2021😍📚 Can't wait to add them to my shelves

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Since I'm primarily an e and audio book reader, I used a portion of my year-end bonus to order physical copies of some of my favourite reads in 2021. After a rough morning, I'm so excited to crack open this box and set the books up on my shelf. I think this will be my new January tradition.

Christine What a fun idea! A worthy annual tradition for sure. 2w
IndoorDame Great idea! 2w
ShyBookOwl @Christine thx! I think so too 😊 2w
Suet624 That‘s wonderful! 2w
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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1. Spinning Silver!! 🖤🤍
2. No goals this year. I'm just gonna wait and see what 2022 throws at me, and roll with it.
3. Today, I am grateful for working from home. It's SO COLD out there.

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs There are some great things about working from home 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Omg.. is this why women's jeans never have real pockets anymore?!!! They gave us a chance in the 90s, then we got a little too "witchy" ?

Reggie Lol 3w
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First day back to work post-holidays was... long. Closing my laptop and running straight to my book!!

Ruthiella Me too. Work was BRUTAL! 😆 3w
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Well, we did it again Littens. We broke Goodreads. Must be the first day of a new reading challenge year 😅📚📚📚📚

hermyknee I just tried to set my reading challenge and got an error message, too 😂😂 3w
ShyBookOwl @hermyknee Haha yep. I think it's an annual event now. The Big Crash. 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s exactly it! 😂 3w
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The beginning is always today.

What a serendipitous first line to open on for my first graphic novel of the year.

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#whatareyoureadingtonight @Blueberry
Thanks @rachelsbrittain for the tag!!

Happy new year 🎉 ✨ I was reading The Darkest Part of the Forest last night, and listening to Jane, Unlimited earlier in the day. I've carried both into 2022 with me.

Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 3w
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Good Morning!
Getting in some reading before starting my day.

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Jughead: The Hunger | Frank Tieri
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Got a stack of Archie Horror trades for Xmas... and these adorable owl mugs ❤🦉
It's like Halloween meets Xmas. Very on brand for me 😅

Hope you're all having a lovely day, whether u celebrate or not. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Saturday 😊

Soubhiville I love the mugs! 1mo
Nute Merry Christmas, Shyla!💚🌟♥️ 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Nute Merry Christmas, Kimberly 😊🎄❄ 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @Soubhiville Thx! Me too 🙂 1mo
TheBookHippie I love this whole vibe ! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @TheBookHippie Thanks 😊 4w
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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3 lines this week. I couldn't resist 😌
#firstlinefridays 🎄☃️❄

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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🎄!!!
I forgot I even had this one until I saw someone post about it on litsy today 😅
So far, so good!

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Christmas Corpse | Mona Marple
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😌 Xmas cookies with my Xmas book.

Ruthiella 😋 Yum! 1mo
BittersweetBooks These look delicious 🤤 1mo
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Christmas Corpse | Mona Marple
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As the covid cases continue to sky-rocket in my area, I'm starting to think hallmark movies and xmas cozies are as much of a holiday celebration as I'm gonna get this year. Might as well lean in. Starting this one now.

LiteraryinLawrence Yeah, I‘m with you. We‘re going to be staying in all week. I hope you find the holiday joy within your reading and watching this year! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @LiteraryinLawrence Bummer, but it is what it is right now. I hope u have as nice a holiday as u can! 1mo
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After reading about April's famous Cloudberry Blondies in this book, I decided I just needed to know what the heck a blondie was. So I looked up a recipe this morning and tried it out. Turns out, I love blondies! Thank you, Mrs. Claus 🤶🏼

LiteraryinLawrence Those look delicious! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @LiteraryinLawrence Thx! They are sooo chewy. I'm very pleased! 1mo
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The night I arrived at Oxford, I learned that my dorm room was built in 1631and had originally been used to quarantine victims of the plague. #firstlinefridays

I've been on an everything Jane Eyre kick lately. Can't wait to see how this one ends!

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So... I'm secretly hoping this power outage becomes a reality so I have an excuse to close my laptop and curl up with a book 😅📚❤

marleed Oh dang, that‘s cold. I had flickering lights in our incredible Midwest wind last night but fortunately didn‘t loose power. I did make sure I had a couple audiobooks downloaded in case I couldn‘t read in a dark power outage! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @marleed we've been having intense wind too, even though 1 C is actually pretty mild for mid-Dec here. So smart to dl audiobooks!! I love it 🤓 1mo
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Bubble bath with a book. Ultimate relaxation.
I also have an instrumental xmas jazz playlist to pair with this one 😌

Bklover Enjoy!! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Bklover thank you! I did 😊 1mo
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There's a sequel! Now the only question is, read it now... or save it for Halloween 🤔 lol

JamieArc Oh! I didn‘t know there was a sequel! Putting this on my list for next year. 1mo
BethM This sounds so intriguing! 1mo
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This is definitely a #blameitonlitsy purchase 😅 after seeing @OriginalCyn620 post it, I just had to pick it up. Tis the season ☃️

OriginalCyn620 Yay! I‘ve influenced someone, and for the good! 😂 When I saw it, it sounded cute, and was a total impulse buy! 1mo
PathfinderNicole I‘m actually reading this right now too 😂 1mo
JamieArc I read this last Christmas. It was a fun read. 1mo
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NovelGirl82 Ok, this sounds fantastic! I‘m going to need to get this! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @OriginalCyn620 lol well I'm happy to have stumbled upon it so thank you! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @NovelGirl82 haha enjoy! It's a fun one 1mo
ShyBookOwl @JamieArc @PathfinderNicole Awesome! I haven't finished yet because I'm reading other things too, but it's great for when I'm feeling festive and want something light-hearted 1mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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More new bookish wall art 📚❤

kplovesbooks 😍😍😍😍 1mo
JamieArc Love the art and I find the quote so true! ❤️ 1mo
ShyBookOwl @JamieArc Thank you! 1mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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New wall art to hang above one of my bookshelves 📚❤

kplovesbooks OMG. Even better!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 1mo
La_Cori Great quote! And I love the art, so simple but beautiful ❤ 1mo
ShyBookOwl @kplovesbooks haha this one is my favourite too 😍 1mo
ShyBookOwl @La_Cori Thank you! 1mo
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It is the absolute shittiest day for a walk.

#firstlinefridays I know I posted about this opener yesterday, but, what can I say? It's great.

DrexEdit 💜 2mo
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Beautiful sunset audiowalk 😌🎧📚
I'm already hooked on this thriller!

RaeLovesToRead I love this photo! ❤ 2mo
MallenNC I enjoyed this one. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @RaeLovesToRead thank you 😊 2mo
ShyBookOwl @MallenNC I am too so far! 2mo
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I am soooo excited to dig into this Jane Eyre thriller retelling. This first line has NOT disappointed.

BiblioLitten Ha! The comparison 😆 2mo
ShyBookOwl @BiblioLitten right?! I love it. 2mo
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Cursed Luck | Kelley Armstrong
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Got up early to audiocrochet before work. Making xmas tree garland 🎄 and listening to tagged Kelley Armstrong 🎧📚 Almost lunch time, excited to pick it back up!

SeaToSkyes Those are so cute! 2mo
Charityann Pretty!😊 2mo
Leftcoastzen Super cute! 2mo
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slategreyskies I love those!! :) 2mo
Bianca Cute! I've been audiocrocheting too. 2mo
AutumnRLS I love these! I've been doing so much crocheting lately - making presents for all my nieces and nephews, but I might need to add these to the list! How are you planning to chain them together? 2mo
ShyBookOwl @SeaToSkyes @Charityann @Leftcoastzen @slategreyskies Thank you! They're so quick and fun to make too! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Bianca Nice! What are you working on? 2mo
ShyBookOwl @AutumnRLS Thank you!! I'm planning to take some twine and string it through the top of each tree, behind/around the top puff stitch 😊 2mo
SeaToSkyes @ShyBookOwl that would be so pretty! 😍 2mo
ShyBookOwl @SeaToSkyes Thx! Hopefully it turns out the way I'm imagining it 2mo
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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November Reading Wrap Up 🎉

6 novels
2 graphic novels
1 non-fiction

Faves of the month: Cackle, The Ghost Tree, The Midnight Library (which I read for the 2nd time this year)

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Ah, the precarious knee balance. If u read ebooks and drink tea or coffee, you've mastered this skill (or will eventually) 😌

Ruthiella Amazing! This is not a talent I have achieved yet. I have to use the armrest of a chair! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Ruthiella My cozy reading chair has no arms, so I was forced to pick this skill up pretty quickly 😅📚☕ 2mo
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My Anne Bogel reading journals have arrived! I'm keeping one but grabbed a spare to gift this holiday season 🎄📚

ShelleyBooksie That will be one lucky recipient! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @ShelleyBooksie indeed! It's such a great journal. I'm looking forward to filling it up 2mo
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🎶 Gettin' cozy with it. Na na na na nana na. Na na na na nana 🎶

Was that super dorky? Am I banned from litsy now? 😅

Leftcoastzen 👏😀 2mo
Soubhiville You can use any lyrics you want as long as you keep posting cute kitties with books! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Soubhiville 😅 haha. Perfect 2mo
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Cursed Luck | Kelley Armstrong
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Aidan Connolly is making me an offer I can't refuse. #firstlinefridays

Looking forward to getting swept up in another supernatural Kelley Armstrong series!

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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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After work pick me up 😌
It's the little things, isn't it?

rsteve388 The Ghost Tree was an introduction to Christina Henry for me. And I loved it. I think I gave it a 4 or a 4.5 I hope.you enjoy it. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @rsteve388 I stayed up way too late finishing it. It was fabulous! It was also my first Christina Henry book and I can't wait to check out more 2mo
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Woke up un-ready to face the day. Big changes at work have got me really down lately but I'm hoping a couple chapters of The Midnight Library might help me remember that I'm in charge of my life, even if it doesn't feel that way right now. #bibliotherapy

monalyisha Ugh! This is highly relatable! Good luck. ✨ 2mo
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha oh no 😕 you too!! 2mo
monalyisha @ShyBookOwl Lots of coworkers flying the coop. Most distressingly, my Director announced that she‘s retiring & I LOVE her. She‘s been a huge advocate for me. She kept us safe throughout the pandemic. She believes in me as a “Creative.” She‘s provided me with so much freedom. Since I don‘t have my Master‘s Degree, that‘s rare. I‘m worried that much of my happiness is directly tied to her, & that the upward momentum I‘ve gained is going to plateau. 2mo
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monalyisha @ShyBookOwl I‘m trying to stay positive but it took me almost 10 years to find a Library where I was truly happy…& I‘m so anxious that with her departure, I‘ll end up feeling like I need to start the search all over again. So much to unpack here but…problems for another day! 2mo
monalyisha @ShyBookOwl I‘m sending you all the hope I can muster for your situation! 🍀 2mo
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha Wow. First, I am so sorry. That's awful. Second... our stories are so similar. After worrying for so long that I'd never find a place that would make me happy long term, I found it. And a lot of that was also tied directly to a manager who truly believed in me and my happiness. And then in the blink of an eye, the company was sold and my manager disappeared practically overnight, along with everything else that I loved about it. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha it's a terrible feeling, to go from 4 years of knowing you're exactly where u should be to realizing you don't even know where you are. I really hope things work out for you and me both ❤ 2mo
monalyisha @ShyBookOwl It really does seem like we‘re sharing the same space! Let me know if you ever need to chat. 💓 2mo
monalyisha You can comment here anytime & I‘ll see it but also, feel free to email me. It‘s a gmail address: monalitsy. 📧 2mo
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha It does, doesn't it?! Same to you. It's good to know ppl going through similar struggles. I'm always here too. And I'll send u a quick email so that you have my address too 😊 2mo
BethM You got this! The pandemic taught me that work doesn‘t give me back as much energy as I give it so im focusing on sending more of my energy elsewhere. 2mo
ShyBookOwl Very wise words @BethM . Thank you for sharing them 💙 2mo
Suet624 I‘m so sorry to hear of your work issues. I hope something good comes out of it 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Suet624 Thank you.. I hope so too. 2mo
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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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All cozy in my new bed sheets and comforter with a book I'm so digging. I foresee a very late night... 🌙

Leftcoastzen New sheets are devine ! 2mo
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Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford. #firstlinefridays

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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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I haven't quite let go on Spooktober yet, but I've taken it down a notch to a brisk autumn breeze 🍂😏

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Cursed Luck | Kelley Armstrong
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Thx @kimmypete1 for the tag! #two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. I set a very conservative Goodreads goal of 52 books every year. I usually double it. This year, I'm only at 77 so far 😕 I've definitely bailed on the 30 missing books. Sigh.

2. Nothing in particular, but I'm looking forward to checking out Kelley Armstrong's Cursed Luck next

kimmypete1 No shame on a conservative GR goal. I believe in success not stress! 😂😂😂 2mo
ShyBookOwl @kimmypete1 I love that!!! Lol 2mo
TheSpineView I too am all for no stress. Thanks for playing! 2mo
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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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Finally day's end. I've got a great book and a snuggly kitty. What else do I need? Nothing.😌

SW-T 🥰 2mo
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Oh, what I wouldn't give to be reading or audio-crocheting right now instead of working 😒 The struggle is real.