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TheLibrarian

Joined June 2016

Addicted to books. Animal lover. Video gamer. Horror movie lover. www.goodreads.com/thelibrarian33 Instagram: carriethelibrarian
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His & Hers by Alice Feeney
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Win Me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Ryland Grace wakes up in a spaceship all alone. He doesn‘t remember who he is or even what he‘s supposed to be doing in space. Grace starts to piece together some memories & realizes he‘s out to try & save Earth but his 2 other crewmates are dead. Will Grace save humanity & what will he find along the way?

I really enjoyed this book even with all of science talk. A great start to #NewYearWhoDis

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Thanks for the tag @TheRiehlDeal

🖤 American Gods or anything by Neil Gaiman
🖤 All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
🖤 The Hike
🖤 Sweet Tooth
🖤 Ready Player One
🖤 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
🖤Only Killers and Thieves
🖤The Discovery of Witches
🖤Clown in a Cornfield

I tag @perfectsinner

#Sundaysoapbox

TheRiehlDeal You‘re welcome! 😊 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices!! 1w
Suet624 All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was so good and really underrated 1w
perfectsinner Some good ones there 4d
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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It‘s a rare occasion when both cats are on the same bed snuggling me. Alice is snuggled in the crook of my arm (don‘t mind her bald spots) and Sally is between my legs on top of my wedge pillow 😂

Over half way done with this monster of a book. It‘s been a while since I‘ve read anything over 400 pages!

#Caturday #catsofLitsy

perfectsinner Great book and adorable kitties 😻 1w
TheLibrarian @perfectsinner Sally and Alice say thank you! 1w
Bookzombie Are the cats at least tolerating each other now? I know you were told they are a pair, but found out they weren‘t. 1w
TheLibrarian @Bookzombie The b&w one (Alice) always hisses at the other. Alice is tolerating Sally a little more but not too much. Thankfully Sally either ignores the hissing, runs away, or occasionally entices it 🤣 It‘s so weird because when we got them, they always hid right next to each other. But it‘s super rare when I get to cuddle them both at the same time. 1w
Bookzombie I hope they eventually form a bond. 💕🐈‍⬛ 1w
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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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My January #BOTM picks. I tend not to read non-fiction but have heard great things about Crying in H Mart.

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Mehso-so

Romance isn‘t my most favorite genre but this sounded like fun and good break between all the horror books for the month of October.

It was cute but the pacing seemed a little off to me and there wasn‘t much substance. The ending felt super rushed compared to the rest of the book too. Overall just a so-so.

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Starting a few days later than planned but finally sitting down to my first book from my #NewYearWhoDis list. Of course I got one of my cats to join in on the fun.

Bookish_AF The cats always join in on the fun 😅 and possibly cause obstructions 2w
Leftcoastzen 😻 2w
TheLibrarian @Bookish_AF So true! This one makes my attention stray because she always ends up in super awkward sleeping positions. 😂 2w
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Sensation Machines | Adam Wilson
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Sorry it‘s so tiny but here‘s my list for the #roll100 challenge! Time to get some of my backlist tbr cleared.

1st roll was 24 so I‘ll be reading the tagged book this month. In the future I hope to squeeze in the double roll but have another reading event that‘s only in January.

PuddleJumper Happy reading! 2w
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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My #NewYearWhoDis stack for January (and the rest of the year). Starting with the tagged book first.

BookDadGirlDad My top pick for last year. Hail Mary is phenomenal 2w
DHill Excellent line-up! 2w
TheLibrarian @BookDadGirlDad Ooo!! Now I‘m even more excited 😊 2w
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TheLibrarian @Bookish_AF When I was lining them up, I felt a very dark color cover theme 🤣 2w
TheLibrarian @DHill They all look good! I already had most of them except 2 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2w
Bookish_AF They really are 😂😂 I read the majority on Kindle so I wouldn‘t have ever realized ! 2w
monalyisha 😍😍😍 2w
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My husband went to B&N for me (with a list) to take advantage of the 50% hardcover sale since I‘m currently not near a store. I‘d say he‘s a keeper ❤️

Little to his knowledge, I ordered some online too 🤣

jackilynn I wish I had a Barnes and Noble close to me because I could've done some serious damage at that sale 😬 3w
vivastory I didn't realize Ben Winters had a new one out. Stacked! This is an excellent haul 3w
TheLibrarian @vivastory Thank you and I‘m looking forward to the Ben Winters one! Currently trying to convince my husband to go to the other B&N near our home to get more books (different in stock selection) 🤣 3w
TheLibrarian @jackilynn Sorry ☹️ I feel like a lot of people are in this boat. I‘m just thankful my husband went for me since I‘m currently not near one. 3w
vivastory Good luck with convincing your husband! 📚📚📚 3w
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I‘ve been reading this book the past couple days. Hoping to finish it today!

Cat update: Don‘t believe when a shelter says a pair is bonded. They may have been dropped off together but they don‘t get along. I have to split my time between them and it‘s nerve wracking, causing stress and anxiety, plus guilt.

Picture: top is Alice and bottom is Sally

kspenmoll I am so sorry! We were lucky; our feral brother & sister are bonded, but the male does at times chase the female , try to mount her & bite her in her neck which hurts!!!!You just never know with shelter cats. 1mo
TheLibrarian @kspenmoll Thanks! They hide together semi-okay but I always feel bad that one always gets left out. I definitely could be overthinking/feeling this since I was so used to one cat. Glad yours mostly get along! 1mo
mcipher I wouldn‘t worry too much - I have three and the attention level varies greatly among them depending on day and their moods, but they are all happy and get plenty of love without seeming to get jealous at all ♥️ I tend to have the two that don‘t get along as well cuddled up on my lap every evening and my third who‘s less snuggly sits by my head 😆 1mo
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TheLibrarian @mcipher I‘d love to get at that level. These 2 don‘t like being on the same furniture together even if I‘m in between them. They are about to spend a week without me and aren‘t going to enjoy it. My husband will be home for the majority but they don‘t like him much yet. 1mo
mcipher I hope it gets better! 1mo
TheLibrarian @mcipher Thank you! It‘s interesting that they lived together before, were kept in the same cage at the shelter, and were labeled as a bonded pair. I‘m like definitely not bonded 🤣 1mo
Bette I hope Alice and Sally are getting along better. I got caught up in your thread…we just got kitten siblings. And boy, they are really bonded. We‘ve had to make many vet trips, they yell if they are separated so they both go in the same carrier. We would take Molly into a separate room to give her meds and could hear Joey howling. And then Molly cries when we take Joey. It‘s been an 3w
Bette Adjustment, let me tell ya. 👍🤞 3w
TheLibrarian @Bette Sadly they are not. Maybe one day. Awww I‘m glad your kitten siblings get along so well!! It‘s great they have such a special bound. As they get older they will hopefully won‘t get so stressed being apart. 3w
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🖤 Hardcover (easier to prop open)
🖤 Fiction to escape from the real world
🖤 Meet favorite author (Neil Gaiman I‘m looking at you - May 2022)
🖤 Not allowed to re-read? I buy books way too much and only keep my favorites in case I ever want to re-read them
🖤 Stand-alone unless it‘s a series that‘s finished and shorter
🖤 Fantasy
🖤 Enemies to lovers
🖤 Bookstore

Want to play a game? Come join the fun if you haven‘t.

#thisorthat

Megabooks 💯 why I like hardcover! 1mo
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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My list of books from my #NewYearWhoDis match, @Bookish_AF . I‘m really excited since it looks like we have similar tastes. All the ones pictured I already own (plus some), a few I‘ve loved, and one that hasn‘t even been on my radar.

The books slightly intimidate me since they are longer than I have been reading (hooray for depressive reading slumps but also trying to meet your yearly goal). I may be bad and start during my Christmas break.

monalyisha Tbh, I can be a bit of a rule breaker myself. Can‘t fault you without being a total hypocrite. 😅🙈 I hope you enjoy! That‘s the important part! 2mo
Bookish_AF Hello partner! I‘m excited to start figuring out my TBR from your list as well! And, in the past I have sometimes started early too 😅🙈 2mo
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Some new reads I scored over the past 2 weeks! Any I should push to the top of my list?

Reagan A bunch to add to my TBR 😂 2mo
TheLibrarian @Reagan 🤣 Litsy tends to have that affect of people. 2mo
thebooklife_ Chasing the Boogeyman!
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So this “article/movie synopsis” was in The Final Girl Support Group and I‘m very sad that it isn‘t a real movie. Am I the only one that thinks this would make a terrible yet awesome movie? 😂

vivastory This does sound like it'd be amusing. It made me think of Troll 2 & Leprechaun 2mo
Reggie “Nilbog? Nilbog backwards is goblin!!!!” Lol @vivastory (edited) 2mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory I thought of Leprechaun too! 2mo
vivastory @Reggie The Best Worst Movie is one of my fave documentaries about a movie 😂 2mo
BookwormM With you 100% 2mo
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I love all spooky and horror related things so Halloween is the best time to buy permanent decor for my home library. When I showed my sister-in-law my new sign for the library‘s door, the text below the image was her response. Obviously we are no longer friends and she‘s not allowed at the house anymore… 😂

wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 love the sign! 2mo
TheLibrarian @wanderinglynn Thank you! I always have the library door shut and thought it‘d be perfect. 2mo
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The Fortunate Ones | Ed Tarkington
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There is just something about how Ed Tarkington writes that I love. His earlier book I also enjoyed.

Charlie Boykin comes from a poor, single parent family. He ends getting a scholarship into an elite private school. A bit of a coming of age story but also a story about wealth, class, friendships, loyalties, and family. At times this book made me frustrated with some of the characters but in a good way because that‘s how life works.

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻 I really enjoyed this book 2mo
TheLibrarian @Cathythoughts Thank you and glad you enjoyed it too! 2mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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My #BOTM boxes came! Normally I don‘t go for romance but thought The Ex Hex would be something fun for October.

#OctoberIsMyFavorite #Halloween

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Somehow I convinced my husband to leave me unattended in B&N and I came out with these! They were low on regular bags so I figured it was the perfect time to buy this tote. #bookhaul

TiredLibrarian Love the tote! 📚😻 3mo
Gissy 😍 🐈‍⬛ ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Nute Leaving a reader unattended in a bookstore can be a dangerous thing! Your Litsy Family sees it as a wonderful opportunity, and you did us proud!🤣 3mo
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TheLibrarian @Nute Haha 🤣 My husband should know better too. Glad I did my Litsy family proud! 3mo
ravenlee I think you showed admirable restraint! 3mo
kspenmoll Great haul! I love your tote. Being left alone in a bookstore is heaven - and dangerous fun!!! 3mo
bookaholic1 I agree💯 3mo
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Cats | Joyce Hart
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After a few months of having lost the love of my life (Princess), I decided to start looking at bringing another animal into my life.

Meet Alice (black & white) and Sally (tabby)! They were a bonded pair so we adopted them together but they are more like frenemies 😂 It‘s been interesting learning their personalities this past week and thankfully I was able to be home their 1st week (sadly I‘ve been sick though).

Tamra Sweet! 😻 4mo
MaureenMc 😸 4mo
Soubhiville Hope you feel better! Congratulations on your new friends. 4mo
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Megabooks What cuties! 4mo
LeahBergen Aww, lovely! 😻😻 4mo
Catsandbooks Such cute kitties! ❤️ 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Aww, so cute! And great expressions 😁 Hope you feel better soon ❤ 4mo
Jas16 How that you are feeling better soon 4mo
AlaMich A tuxedo baby!! 🖤🤍 4mo
Bookzombie I‘m sorry you have been sick and hope you are feeling better! I love your new kitties though! 💗 3mo
TheLibrarian @Tamra @MaureenMc @Megabooks @LeahBergen @Catsandbooks @AlaMich Thank you! They are sweeties except right now they are tearing through the house like wild animals 😂 3mo
TheLibrarian @Soubhiville @RaeLovesToRead @Jas16 @Bookzombie Thank you! They are wild animals right now 😂 And thankfully I am feeling better! Just happy it wasn‘t COVID but still a nasty virus (it got my husband bad too). 3mo
sharread Such cute kitties. 3mo
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The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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This was an fun YA horror book that is about a secret group of high school students who play scary pranks on their peers. Lots of horror references which I loved and like most YA, there were some cheesy moments.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and it‘s perfect for the spooky season!

Addison_Reads I just finished this one and enjoyed it. 3mo
sharread Awesome photo. 3mo
TheLibrarian @sharread Thank you! For once I found a reason to use my Venetian mask as a photo prop 😂 3mo
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Although I have been in a huge reading slump, it hasn‘t stopped my book buying. Here is my B&N 50% off haul.

On a side note - I‘ve been very disappointed with B&N packaging the past few times. It was a huge box with little to no padding ☹️

ErikasMindfulShelf Of Women and Salt is excellent!! 4mo
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Cat Heaven | Cynthia Rylant
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The past few weeks I‘ve been super MIA from Litsy and life in general. Unexpectedly I had to say goodbye to the love of my life (sorry husband). Princess was a special kitty, so special in fact that she wormed her way into my husband‘s heart. Her sassy attitude, fluffiness, and snuggles will be greatly missed.

It was also the weekend my husband wrecked his car (he‘s fine) and my boss got admitted to the hospital (she‘s ok) 🤦🏼‍♀️

MicheleinPhilly Oh man. You‘ve had a rough go of it! I‘m happy to hear the humans are okay but so sorry for your fur baby loss. ❤️ 5mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss. Good to hear the humans are okay. 5mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m so very sorry for your loss. The best ones leave paw prints on our hearts. ❤️ 🐾 5mo
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JenReadsAlot Sorry for your loss... 5mo
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 5mo
vivastory I'm so sorry to hear about all of the losses & challenges 5mo
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss 5mo
MaureenMc I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💗🐾 5mo
ravenlee I‘m so sorry. Losing a fur friend is absolutely the most agonizing experience. I wish you a healing heart. 5mo
DrexEdit What a beautiful Princess! I'm so sorry for your loss. 😔 5mo
Palimpsest I‘m so sorry for your loss. 5mo
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry about Princess. Sending you love and support. ❤️ 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm so sorry for your loss. Princess was a beauty. Glad to hear your husband and boss are OK, though. 5mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m so sorry about your baby. It‘s so hard when they leave us. 😢 5mo
Reggie What a horrible week! I‘m sorry about your loss. 5mo
Lauram I‘m so sorry for your loss. 5mo
bookishdawg 💔🙏🏻 5mo
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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My July #BOTM picks. I had pre-ordered signed copies of Survive the Night and The Personal Librarian already. Starting the tagged, 56 Days, this evening.

Librariana I am currently reading (and loving!) 6mo
TheLibrarian @Librariana I‘ve heard great things! Normally I‘m not a ‘romance‘ reader but this sounded good. Hope you keep on loving it! 6mo
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Hairpin Bridge | Taylor Adams
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I LOVED No Exit but this was just too far-fetched and repetitive (causing it to be a tad boring). 😭

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Darn you Target and your B2G1!! Missing from picture is Star Eater.

#bookhaul #bookmail

wanderinglynn I feel you. BAM is also doing a B2G1. It‘s sooo hard to limit myself! 7mo
TheLibrarian @wanderinglynn It really is! I tried doing Target instead of Amazon but ended up scoring a few on Amazon too 😭 7mo
Desha Wait, what? B2G1 at Target? If it‘s still going on I must go! 👏🏻📚📚📚📚📚 7mo
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TheLibrarian @Desha Sorry for not seeing this earlier. No they stopped the deal a few weeks ago. They do it sporadically throughout the year though! 7mo
Desha @TheLibrarian Well, your post got me to Target and a book haul anyways! Got three new books...yay! 📚📚📚thank you! (edited) 6mo
Desha @TheLibrarian I got “Rabbits” as well!! ☺️ 6mo
TheLibrarian @Desha Glad you were able to score some books! 6mo
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Hairpin Bridge | Taylor Adams
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When you sit down to read your book but your cat has other plans. Happy Caturday 😹

#catsoflitsy

DivineDiana What a beauty! 😻 7mo
Librariana Aawww! So much love! 🥰 7mo
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wanderinglynn So fluffy! ❤️🐱 7mo
ladym30 Such a cutie!❤️ 7mo
Desha Your cat is so adorable! 💗 7mo
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Hooray - I made it through this book!! 🤣

This book was a drag. It‘s been compared to the The Virgin Suicides (yay!) and The Girls (meh) but for a lot of reasons, it doesn‘t even compare. Most “cult” fiction books I‘ve read are meh, so if you have any recommendations, please tag them for me!

TW: animal cruelty

BookishMarginalia I hated The Girls. 7mo
TheLibrarian @BookishMarginalia You would definitely hate this book. This made The Girls look better in my opinion 😱 7mo
BookishMarginalia 😳😳😳 7mo
vivastory Seeing you mention cult fiction reminds me that I need to read Courtney Summers latest, although I've heard so many negative reviews... 7mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory I didn‘t mind that one - it was definitely a faster pace than this one. The Project wasn‘t as good as Sadie though (in my opinion). 7mo
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Maidens | Alex Michaelides
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BOTM arrived! I can‘t decide what one to start first. Leaning towards The Maidens, The Damage, or The Other Black Girl. Any thoughts?

#bookmail #BOTM

Alfoster I want to read them all!❤️👍 7mo
EH2018 Nice picks! 7mo
EH2018 I'm going to start The Maidens and then The Damage 7mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Another TJR book that I loved! She just has a way of getting the reader immersed both in the story and the characters.

rachelsbrittain Ahh I'm planning to start this one soon! 7mo
TheLibrarian @rachelsbrittain I read it in a day! Hope you enjoy it as much as me! 7mo
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My workplace announced Friday work days end at noon during the summer. Ran some errands and on a whim I stopped at a random beer store. They ended up having one of my favorites (Golden Road Mango Cart) which is unheard of in PA. Starting the tagged book while enjoying the nice weather and beer. And yes, that‘s a straw for my beer 😂

DrexEdit Yeah, but you have to cover it to keep the bees out, right? 😄 Sounds like a perfect Friday afternoon! 7mo
TheLibrarian @DrexEdit That‘s also an excellent point! 7mo
TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan I use your book hugger gift all the time! It‘s the best! Thank you ❤️ 7mo
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Mystery Lovers Bookshop | Oakmont, PA (Bookstore)
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Last week I picked up a large portion of my Independent Bookstore Day order! Still waiting on a few more titles but “In the Tall Grass” was sold out in person but the lovely owners still managed to snag me a copy. #SupportLocal

Are there any titles that I should move to the top of my tbr pile?

Crazeedi Nice!👏💞 8mo
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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I devoured this book in one day! Rose and Fern are twin sisters. Rose is the responsible one and Fern is the quirky one. Both are keeping secrets.

The ending/twist wasn‘t that shocking to me and was pretty predictable but I still really enjoyed the book! I also loved that Fern worked in a library and the reader got a peak into the public library world.

JenReadsAlot I'm looking forward to this one! 8mo
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How Lucky: A Novel | Will Leitch
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I thoroughly enjoyed this gem of a novel. Not only was this part mystery, the story is also about friendship, hope, goodness, and is somehow also hilarious. The author wrote such a beautiful and memorable main character, Daniel, who is confined to a wheelchair due to a disease. I was actually curious why Will Leitch choose to wrote about the particular disease and if you are curious, make sure to read the acknowledgment at the end.

Traci1 I'm really looking forward to this one. I've only heard good things so far. 8mo
jdiehr This was my #botm choice! I'm excited to start 🙂 8mo
TheLibrarian @Traci1 @jdiehr Well I hope you both enjoy the book! 8mo
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How Lucky: A Novel | Will Leitch
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My #BOTM picks! Starting with the tagged first. I‘m also sad that my 2nd box was missing the bookmark but it‘s hilarious.

LoverOfLearning Awesome! Ha great bookmark. 8mo
MidnightBookGirl Love the bookmark this month! 8mo
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#BOTM #BOTMspoilers

I believe the top 5 are the main picks and then the first 4 in the bottom section are the add-ons for May. It also looks like they will go live today.

Beachesnbooks thanks for posting! looks like some intriguing ones i'll have to look up 🤔 9mo
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Later | Stephen King
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A Stephen King book that doesn‘t make me feel intimated due to the length! This was a horror-crime type book that kept me entertained. I enjoyed the Easter eggs he placed throughout the book.

Last night I was so determined to finish this book, that I was reading it at the beginning of my D&D game.

RachelAmphlett This is going to be my next read! 9mo
TheLibrarian @RachelAmphlett I hope you enjoy it! 9mo
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Mystery Lovers Bookshop | Oakmont, PA (Bookstore)
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Book haul from the other week from the tagged Indie! Currently reading Later by Stephen King.

Life‘s been crazy lately with house projects, work, and we finally decided to get new furniture! It‘s the first time in 12 years that me or my husband has actually purchased sitting furniture. We went all out and I can‘t wait for my super fancy reading chair for the library (my back can‘t either 😂). Hope everyone has been well! ❤️

vivastory New furniture is very exciting! 9mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory So excited for the power headrest and lumbar support. The only downside is the 4-7 month wait period 😱 9mo
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Summerwater | Sarah Moss
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Although beautiful written, this book didn‘t captivate me like Ghost Wall did.

Each chapter is from the point of view of one of the vacationers at a rural area of Scotland that contains a handful of cabins. Each group of people staying in the cabins don‘t know or really talk to one another but they do take notice of each other.

SamAnne I liked Ghost Wall more—-it really builds to the end. But I enjoyed this one too. I want to read all of her books now. 9mo
TheLibrarian @SamAnne Ghost Wall was one of my favorite books of the year when it came out but I struggled through this. Maybe too many characters? I tend to struggle with that. 9mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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Lila moves back home after a bad breakup and begins working at her aunt‘s restaurant. After a confrontation with an ex-boyfriend, who wrote bad reviews of Lila‘s aunt‘s restaurant, the guy ends up dead. Soon Lila is a suspect and she begins her own investigation to clear her name.

Apparently I‘m in the minority on Litsy about my rating. Personally I thought this was a cute cozy mystery and I read it in one sitting (my husband made fun of me).

Crazeedi I love my kitchenaid!! It does my bun dough so nicely! 9mo
vivastory Botm on IG recommended this for fans of Knives Out. Is that accurate? 9mo
Laughterhp @vivastory Really? They did? I wouldn‘t say that‘s accurate... they‘re very different. They‘re both just mysteries 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
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vivastory @Laughterhp Yeah, I thought it was a bit strange. If it was accurate I'd definitely read it bc Knives Out was one of my favorite movies of last year. 9mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory I wouldn‘t compare it to Knives Out at all and agree with @Laughterhp 9mo
TheLibrarian @Crazeedi I‘ve only used it twice in 3 years 😬 9mo
Crazeedi @TheLibrarian well it looks beautiful on your counter!😉❤ 9mo
Reggie That‘s a really nice pic. 9mo
TheLibrarian @Reggie Thanks! 9mo
TheLibrarian @Crazeedi Haha thank you! That‘s one reason I wanted one but I also thought I‘d start baking more. One day! 9mo
Crazeedi @TheLibrarian one day you will enjoy it!! I go through stages myself 9mo
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Mystery Lovers Bookshop | Oakmont, PA (Bookstore)
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This came the other week but more book mail from a local indie! The Library of the Unwritten and Bridge of Souls are great books. Can‘t wait to see what the others will hold.

valeriegeary What an excellent stack! 9mo
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The 3rd (and last?) book in this middle grade series did not disappoint. I highly recommend The City of Ghosts series for anyone looking for a light, fun, easy read.

I love how the author takes the reader to a different country every book! This one was set in New Orleans.

4thhouseontheleft Is it the last book? 😭 I haven‘t read it yet but my daughter and I both love the series! 9mo
TheLibrarian @4thhouseontheleft I think the author isn‘t planning on writing anymore in the series. At least for a while. 9mo
mdemanatee Oh no. I missed this was potentially the last as well. 9mo
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I‘m taking full advantage of working from home today. It‘s gorgeous out and of course the days I take off are always rainy (like tomorrow). So I opted to take my lunch break outside, read, and enjoy a beer.

vivastory Like the tattoo! (Is it sandman inspired?) 9mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory It is!!!! 🖤 9mo
vivastory Nice! I've been meaning to reread it. I read it shortly after graduating from HS & have been itching the past couple of years esp with all of the recent casting reveals for the upcoming adaptation. 9mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory Thanks! I‘ve been meaning to reread it and also want to check out the audible version that‘s being released. Although I can‘t imagine Kate Dennings voicing Death but some of the other cast members look good! Plus I‘m a sucker for James McAvoy‘s voice 😂 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My #BOTM picks for April! I‘ve been good about not using both of my accounts but I couldn‘t help myself this month.

marleed You go, Girl! 9mo
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Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates (if not Happy Sunday)!

Pictured is my Easter card from a close friend‘s baby. 🥰

Tgbsfk So cute 🐰 9mo
LeahBergen Aww! 💛 9mo
squirrelbrain How cute! 🐣 9mo
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$3.99 ebook deal!! Get all 4 of these eBooks from Joe Hill: NOS4A2, Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and 20th Century Ghost stories.

I know it‘s available for the Kindle but unsure about other stores.

Bookzombie I have read all of these but I‘m still tempted to buy it. 9mo
vivastory @Bookzombie Do it 😈📚📚😈 9mo
intothehallofbooks I just grabbed it, thanks!! 😎🤓 9mo
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TheLibrarian @Bookzombie Right? I own 3 in print but I‘m still tempted to buy the digital editions for some odd reason. 9mo
TheLibrarian @vivastory 😂 I like how you think 9mo
TheLibrarian @intothehallofbooks You‘re welcome and enjoy! 9mo
TrishB A great bargain 👍🏻 9mo
Bookzombie @vivastory Enabler! 😂 @TheLibrarian I only own one at this time. I‘m going to pick it up. Lol. 9mo
RachelAmphlett Ooooh! 9mo
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Panpan

Ugh. I forced myself to finish this book and it was a let down. It was an interesting premise, 7 mystery stories within a ‘present‘ day event, but it wasn‘t well executed. I found myself bored and tired of this book. But go me for finishing it 😂

BlueMoonJ Oh bummer. This is in my tbr list but I have seen several not great reviews 10mo
TheLibrarian @BlueMoon Give it a chance! You might end up loving it but if you are still struggling 30% of the way through, ditch it. 10mo
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We Could Be Heroes | Mike Chen
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A superhero story about 2 people who have special abilities but don‘t remember their past. Jamie can erase people‘s memories, which he uses to rob banks to buy books & cat food. The other, Zoe, is fast & strong which she uses to be a food delivery person & occasionally fight crime. Soon they meet & try to find out about their past.

The first half I was all in but then my interest started to dwindle. The end also felt rushed to me & was just eh.

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What a gorgeous weekend here in PA! Sitting outside for the 2nd time today while enjoying this book and beer (Fat Heads Bumbleberry).

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Fr3NcHtOaSt Looks like a nice time. What‘s the beer taste like? 10mo
Crazeedi It was a perfect day in western PA! I did some yard work, got my hands dirty finally!! 10mo
TheLibrarian @Fr3NcHtOaSt It‘s blueberry honey! I‘m not really a beer girl person but it‘s pretty good. 10mo
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Fr3NcHtOaSt @TheLibrarian that sounds amazing 10mo
TheLibrarian @Crazeedi I hate yard work and never do it 😂 Instead I opened up the windows and began cleaning/organizing our one guest room. Starting from the top floor with de-cluttering and deep cleaning. 10mo
TheLibrarian @Fr3NcHtOaSt It‘s one of my favorites (also good with fresh blueberries in the glass). Highly recommend trying it if you ever come across it! 10mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt @TheLibrarian if I ever come across it will try it. Thanks. 10mo
Leftcoastzen Yay , Ironman! 10mo
Crazeedi @TheLibrarian you did what I really need to do too!! Can you come do my spare room?? 😉 10mo
TheLibrarian @Crazeedi Hahaha. I‘m only about a fourth of the way done 😂 Along with the cleaning, I‘m forcing myself to do some home improvements and decorating in that room too. 10mo
Crazeedi @TheLibrarian that's terrific, you're very industrious! 10mo
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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 10mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Book haul from a while ago. I try to support indie bookstores or buy used but Amazon always gets me with their B2G1 sale - Every.Single.Time. 🤦🏼‍♀️