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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

Joined January 2018

😻 Bibliophile 📚 Traveller 🌎 Feminist ♀️✊ Canadian 🇨🇦 ✒Host #PoutinePenPals 💌
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Malorie by Josh Malerman
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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell
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Finished my 2nd annual reread of Pumpkin Heads. Now I want ALL the snacks. 🧡🥧🎃🍿🍎🍗

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Dracula, Motherf**cker | Alex De Campi
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Pickpick

100% bought this book for the title. ❤️‍🔥

TheBookHippie Omg the cover ♥️♥️ 1d
5feet.of.fury Amazing! The title and the cover would have sold me on it too! 1d
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#SundayFunday Ain't no party like a Gatsby party. 🥂🎉🍾🎊✨ @ozma.of.oz

tpixie 💚🎂📚💚🎂💚 1d
ozma.of.oz A roaring 20s party! Excellent choice! Thanks for posting! 21h
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The Handyman | Bentley Little
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Mehso-so

I don't think I'm much of a Bentley Little fan, I've read a couple now and I'm not into them. I could see this one being better onscreen actually.

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Toil & Trouble | Jessica & Tess Spotswood & Sharpe
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A collection of witchy short stories. 🔮🕸️💀

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Mehso-so

I didn't love it. 😬

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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1w
mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 1w
LeahBergen 😆😆 1w
Chelsea.Poole Omg 😆 1w
UwannaPublishme 😆😆😆 3d
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Love this. ❤️📖💍

peanutnine Okay but I'd want to be a guest at this wedding and not the one paying that tab 😅 2w
LeahBergen Amazing. ❤️ 2w
5feet.of.fury So cuuute! And IMO much better take home for guests than an overpriced centerpiece or shot glasses etc. 2w
Hedon Best idea ever 1w
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Mehso-so

🎧📖It wasn't too bad. Definitely a bit creepy, and it reads like a true crime novel. *Spoiler Warning?* If I had gone into thinking it was real it would have been better (creepier), but knowing it was a hoax helped manage my expectations.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Off to the ballet. #PraiseBe 📖🩰

KristiAhlers Oh how awesome. I adore the ballet 🩰 3w
IndoorDame I love that this is a ballet! I bet it suits really well! 3w
LeahBergen How was it? I was thinking of going! 3w
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For all the Litsy gamers... 😆🎮🕹️

ozma.of.oz Welp… I‘m off to Steam. 😅 3w
EvieBee 🤣🤣 Love the nod to Tekken! (edited) 2w
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Bailedbailed

I'm about half way through and unfortunately I need to bail. This book has been hard to get into and wrap my head around what's going on. Which is too bad, I was so excited to read it.

j.rye I did the same thing months ago… haven‘t picked it back up yet unfortunately. 3w
Monica5 I bailed on it too 3w
ShelleyBooksie Same happened to me. It sounded so good and I just couldn't get into it. 3w
TheLudicReader Yep. Bailed. 3w
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Deliverance | James Dickey
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I loved this adventure gone wrong story. Narrated by actor Will Patton, who was also excellent. Maybe I'll actually watch the movie now.

TheLudicReader The movie is a classic. Also, creepy as heck. 3w
LeahBergen I loved this one, too. 👍 3w
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I went a bit crazy with the Book Outlet sale. Oopsy. 🤷 #sorrynotsorry

LibrarianRyan It's so easy to do. 4w
LeahBergen 😆😆 4w
kspenmoll So easy to do!! 4w
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BiblioLitten 😅😅 4w
Chelleo Great stack of goodies! 4w
BiblioLitten The Witch‘s Heart is on my TBR too. 4w
Linsy So many of these look so great!! Especially those Frankenstein & Mary Shelley ones. 4w
ShelleyBooksie Score!! 4w
New Kid on the Book Nice book stacks! 4w
UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 4w
PaperbackPirate 😍📚 7d
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Pickpick

A low pick. I was in the mood for something light and whimsical. This started out that way, but then took a turn. Not a bad thing, just not quite what I was in the mood for.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Also I really hated the husbands, and it took too long for all the ladies to get on board and help/believe Patricia 4w
Emilymdxn I loved this book but I can see why it wasn‘t quite the vibe for what you were looking for! The husbands annoyed me so much too 4w
Reggie Yes to punching all the husbands in the face. 4w
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Book Haul #1. My book buying ban is officially over now that spooky season is coming. Have you read any of these? 👻🫀🍂🦇🕸️🎃📚⚰️

wisherwishinguponastar I love Sandman! The longer the series goes on the more elaborate the world and characters get! 1mo
5feet.of.fury I‘ve read Southern Book Club‘s Guide To Slaying Vampires, it‘s anything but typical. Worth the read IMO 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm The Only Good Indians is FANTASTIC!! 😍 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @wisherwishinguponastar I loved the audio book, can't wait to dive into this one. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @5feet.of.fury I decided to start with this one, loving it so far. 1mo
Soubhiville Ah yeah, a bunch of creepy reads! I have read Southern Book Club‘s Guide and Hour of the Witch. Interested in reading The Only Good Indians. 1mo
PaperbackPirate I am hoping to read Southern Book Club‘s Guide this season too. 🙌🎃🧛🏻 1mo
PaperbackPirate P.S. Great haul! 😍 1mo
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Pickpick

An excellent revenge story. Lots of violence, so I don't recommend it if you're not good with that sort of thing. It also touches on racism, homophobia, and classism. Got this recommendation off of President Obama's summer reading list. Now wouldn't that be an amazing book club?

Crinoline_Laphroaig I read this awhile back and I liked it but my main thought was How many descriptions did we need of phlegm. 😄 1mo
HeathHof I really enjoyed this one as well! Lots of @$$ kicking going on for sure! 1mo
Librariana It would be a phenomenal book club! 😊 1mo
Dragon Great book 👍💚🐉 1mo
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Pickpick

Loved this kids book. Lots of adventurous and inspiring women, most of whom I hadn't even heard of before. Beautiful artwork as well. 🦈

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#BasicWitchSwap is happening again this year. See @sprainedbrain . This is one of my fave swaps, I strongly recommend it. 🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! 😘 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yes!!!! 1mo
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Aims42 So accurate!! 😂 2mo
BookishMadHatter Happens to me pretty often. I see a book everywhere and I when I try it out, can't understand what everyone saw in it 2mo
bthegood @BookishMadHatter Sometimes, I think, the authors name gets the book on the best sellers list due to a previous good book - and by the time people realize the next book not as good it's too late 😂 (edited) 2mo
BookNAround Bestseller just means lots of people bought it, not that lots of people read it (or liked it). I try to remember this when I feel super cranky about bestsellers that disappoint me. 2mo
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Pickpick

Well that was a weird ride. Whenever Molly bleeds another molly is born and tries to kill her. Short, unique, and gruesome. The perfect Halloween read.

she.hearts.horror Well, I‘m sold. I just placed a hold at my library. Thank you. #halloween4eva 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @she.hearts.horror 🖤 2mo
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Pickpick

Another stellar read by Ruta Sepetys. If you haven't read her yet, what are you waiting for? She writes historical fiction about lesser known conflicts throughout Europe. This story is about life under Romanian dictatorship in the 1980s. It did not disappoint.

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Pickpick

This has been on my tbr for ages. I'm not usually into stories about hauntings, but I liked this one. Not scary at all, but definitely eerie. It was fast paced, and I enjoyed the writing. I also love a book with short chapters. The ending is open ended, which I would normally hate, but I think it kinda works here. It's a low "pick".

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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Wow, there was a lot packed into these 200 pages. Not even sure how exactly to categorize this, historical fiction, fantasy, horror? My only gripe is that I think it could have been longer. There was so much to take in, in only a few pages. I need more time to wrap my head around the imagery as well.

rmaclean4 This book has stayed with me! 2mo
Addison_Reads Loved this one. There's a graphic novel series that reminds me of this book, 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Addison_Reads That looks like a good read. I think this book would make a good graphic novel too. 2mo
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#BookHaul I'm on a bit of a book buying ban, but I was in the mood to book shop the other day. This should hold me over for a bit. ❤️ New Books 😍 #SpookySeasonIsComing 💀

Addison_Reads I've read all but one of those and enjoyed them all. Happy Reading! 2mo
lele1432 Oh this is a nice haul! 😍 2mo
Bookwomble This is the kind of book buying ban I can get on board with 😉 2mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Bookwomble 😂 I've done pretty well so far this year so.. 2mo
Bookwomble @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good for you 😊 I'm on one too. Only just started, so not really been tested yet 🧐 2mo
FortunateSon I loved Razorblade Tears! S.A. Cosby is a new favorite. 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @FortunateSon I just started it! So far so good. 2mo
FortunateSon Cosby's book 'Blacktop Wasteland' is also phenomenal. 2mo
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Choke | Chuck Palahniuk
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Panpan

This one wasn't for me. I really want to like Palahniuk books, but it doesn't happen often.

allureofbeauty Aww that‘s too bad. That‘s my favorite. 2mo
AmyG His books….either you love them or not. 2mo
AFrostCauseReads I remember reading an interview with him, and he explained how people would often tell him they don‘t like reading but like his books. And how he went on to realize his books aren‘t for readers, they‘re for people who don‘t like reading but want to. I myself used to love his books, they‘re what got me back into reading, but now I wonder if I tried another of his if I would like it as much 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @AFrostCauseReads that's an interesting perspective, not sure I would agree with him though. I think maybe it's just where I am in my life. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ve tried two, including this one. He‘s not for me. 2mo
DimeryRene @AFrostCauseReads That is interesting to hear. I read many of his books about 9 years ago, and liked them all. Haven‘t read any or reread any since. I wonder if I‘d still like them too! 2mo
TieDyeDude I have all of his books up until the last couple. He is an interesting writer who always tries to challenge himself, but sometimes those exercises might be better left as exercises. I never connected with the character or the philosophy of feeling responsible for someone you saved, so I never got a lot out of this book. 2mo
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☀️📚📖

amywithbooks Razorblade Tears is an all-time favorite. Absolutely incredible 2mo
Graywacke Cool! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @amywithbooks I had just stacked that one, it looks really good. 2mo
amywithbooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego also check out Blacktop Wasteland if you haven't already read it! 2mo
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Saw this on the Gram. My number is 16.

persephone1408 I got 12 3mo
suvata 19 3mo
cwarnier 13 3mo
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Monica5 14 3mo
IndoorDame 16 3mo
Susanita 16 3mo
MoonWitch94 20 😊 3mo
Leftcoastzen 16! 2mo
Smartypants 19 for me! 2mo
ozma.of.oz 20! 2mo
Nutmegnc 19! 😱 2mo
julesG 19! 2mo
Bookwomble 15 - I'm too much of a boy scout to read at work! ⚜️😆 2mo
fredamans 18 😊 2mo
AngieKWilson 18 wow! 2mo
PaperbackPirate 18 📚🤓 2mo
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The Library of Fates | Aditi Khorana
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Currently reading...

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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Pickpick

#blameitonlitsy This was a great read.

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Can't get enough true crime? This short collection of truly disturbing stories hits the spot. Not for the casual true crime reader. I had heard of a couple of these cases, but the others were new to me. All the trigger warnings. I assume this was independently published, as the writing could have been better, but the stories were intriguing (if you're into that sort of thing).

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Pickpick

I liked this thriller. It was fast paced and twisty. Gotta love a good Little Free Library find.

Bec_lectic Great lending library find! 3mo
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Pickpick

This book was great. I've been in a reading slump for about 6 months, but this is probably the first book I thoroughly enjoyed.

Dragon Great book. 💚🐉 4mo
tpixie Loved it. Glad it got you out of your slump! 4mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve had this on my list for awhile and just felt inspired to read it so put it on hold at the library! Glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
PaperbackPirate Loved this book! I hope your slump is officially over. 💚 3mo
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This is pretty close to how I rate books. I'm all about the feels. 📖📚🔖

Prairiegirl_reading Yeah I really give stars based on if I loved it or not. Not if someone else would consider a certain book “great literature” or whatever. 4mo
tpixie Agree! 4mo
Brooke_H Same! Also if it keeps me up reading past midnight. 😂 4mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been giving books 5 stars for this very reason for several years now. 4mo
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Hopeless | Colleen Hoover
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Pickpick

This read was addictive. I don't know if it is categorized this way, but it definitely felt like a YA thriller. Very predictable (with a couple surprises), and lots of intense, angsty, toxic, teenage love. Yet I still needed to know how it all turned out.

BiblioLitten I‘m reading Verity by Hoover right now. 4mo
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Very moving & relatable. Poetry usually goes over my head, I just don't connect to it, but this collection was very accessable for me.

IuliaC I feel the same about her poetry 😊 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Love her work 4mo
Tianarose I have this as my car book right now. It is definitely relatable 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too 💛🌻 4mo
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I haven't had a lot of reading time lately, so I'm going with options #1. 📖

Aims42 Oh man, these are all perfect!! If I had to choose just one, I‘d pick the second option. But I hope that money could also apply to bookshelves 😆📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 5mo
BeeMagical Ooooooooo… and I can‘t choose them all!?…. I think I want the vacation!!😂 actually… as a thriller lover, maybe I don‘t?😂 5mo
RenePenn What a nice thought!! The reading time would be nice! 5mo
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Bookjunkie57 @BeeMagical 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Bookjunkie57 I think I‘d choose the reading time too. 5mo
TheKidUpstairs I think I'd go with number one as well. I mean, I'd never turn any of them down, but number one sounds heavenly. 5mo
Deblovestoread The key word for #1 “uninterrupted”. Yes, please! 5mo
MaureenMc Definitely the author one. Something to look forward to every year! 😁 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, definitely #1! Imagine how many books I could read! 🤩 5mo
Sargar114 Vacation please‘ (edited) 5mo
Megabooks $1000 for sure! 5mo
PaperbackPirate Vacation! 🏖 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Shopping spree!! 4mo
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The Silent Wife: A Novel | A. S. A. Harrison
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Bailedbailed

Bailed. This did not hold my attention at all, plus it didn't have great reviews on Litsy. Time to move on.

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Mehso-so

I think I preferred Tom Sawyer, but that might have just been the narrator. Elijah Wood did a good job mind you, I just really love Nick Offerman.

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@Beatlefan129 Thank you so much for the thoughtful birthday gifts! I love everything. I can't wait to dive into that book, I 🖤 anything Ruta Sepetys. Thanks again. 🥳

ShelleyBooksie Happy 🎂🎂 Birthday 5mo
BeeMagical Happy birthday!!!💕🎉🎉 5mo
Beatlefan129 I love Ruta Sepetys too! I hope your birthday was awesome 💕 (edited) 5mo
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LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 5mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday ! 🥳🥳🥳 (edited) 5mo
bthegood Happy birthday 🎂 5mo
Avanders Happy birthday!! 🎈🎂🎉 5mo
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Mehso-so

Part memoir, part fairytale retelling. I'm not sure how I feel about fictionalized memoirs.

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RaeLovesToRead I am so chaotic good 😄 5mo
Velvetfur Haha this is so cute! I'm half lawful good and half true neutral 😂 5mo
5feet.of.fury The leaf 🍁 🤣 Chaotic good. Mostly. 5mo
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Yuki_Onna Chaotic good - sooo true 😁🙃 5mo
Onioons Neutral evil feels much more damaging the chaotic evil - but I'm both, so probably not good either way! Love this 😁 5mo
Patchshank I feel like leaf would go with using receipts. You just grab what you have handy. 5mo
Roary47 🤣 5mo
bthegood true neutral - I love getting bookmarks - 🌞 5mo
Yuki_Onna Ohh... I'm soo Chaotic Good (and very rarely Lawful Evil, too) 😄 5mo
mandarchy Neutral evil is what I call using a table for a bookmark. 5mo
Christyco125 Oh no, I‘m somewhere between chaotic good and neutral evil. 5mo
Nute True Neutral at all times!😀 4mo
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@lucifare Thank you for the birthday gifts! They arrived well on time, I just hadn't had time to post until now. You're the best. ❤️🎁🎉

ShelleyBooksie Awesome! 5mo
lucifare Yay!! I‘m happy you got it, I hope you had a great birthday! 🥳 5mo
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#CurrentaRead #AudioCommuting I quite enjoy Nick Offerman as a narrator.

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Pickpick

This was a total #blameitonlitsy read. Worth the hype I thought.

LoverOfLearning I listened to the audiobook awhile ago and I loved all the description! Definitely a slow burn but overall I enjoyed it!! 6mo
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Last Breath | Karin Slaughter
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Mehso-so

🎧 Predictable.

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Pickpick

Naturally, I had to read this before gifting it to my niece. I remember reading it when I was younger, but not really the story itself. It was fun & this edition had a scratch n sniff cover. 🍑🦗🐞🐛🕷️🪲🧍

DivineDiana Love that it included a “scratch and sniff”! ❤️ 6mo
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Mehso-so

Thank goodness for audiobooks, I don't think I would have made it through this chunkster otherwise. More facts about whales and whaling, than an adventure involving whales. The narrator was good though. 🐋

CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👏🏻🎉 6mo
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Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Pickpick

A low pick. The ending was a bit too convenient for my taste.

Ruthiella Agree. It would have been better without that tidy ending. Better to leave it open for the reader to interpret. 7mo
BarbaraBB Still a fun read, I thought! 7mo
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A belated thank you for all the valentines. 💕 #VCS

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 7mo
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