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Traci1

Traci1

Joined December 2017

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. -Lemony Snickett
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Today is the day. #botm books are coming. 😁

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October: Code Black | Gabrielle Lord
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I changed my mind on how I wanted to do #bookspin in October. I'm going to do 2 lists, one for audios and one for print (paper and ebooks).

If you're curious about the notations...
H=on hold (hopefully will get to me in time)
L=libby (already borrowed, hopefully won't run out of time)
A=audible
h=hardback
k=kindle
p=paperback
It helps me remember where my books are.

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Trying to get all my pumpkins in a row a little early for October. This is my #bookspin list. Most months I fall way short of finishing them all, but #scarathlon keeps me motivated, so I expect to knock a lot of these out. Come on October. I'm ready. 👻 🎃 💀

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My tentative tbr stack for #scarathlon2022. The Craig Johnson books are planned rereads, and the Joanne Fluke may be a different one from the series. I'll also have audios to add to the list, probably a Kindle book or two, and at least one book (tagged) that hasn't been released yet. I'm so ready for October!

#teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Looks like a great stack! 🖤 2w
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My bookish birthday gifts. Longmire books (I got them from the library, but want to reread them) and t-shirt and Expanse hoodie. It's 90° here, but I may break in the hoodie today anyway. 🙃

wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 Awesome hoodie & tee! 2w
Deblovestoread Happy birthday 🎈🎂🎈 2w
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 2w
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DivineDiana Happy Birthday! 🎉 2w
Ladygodiva7 🥳 Happy Birthday! 🎉🎈🎊 2w
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 2w
dylanisreading Happy birthday! Love the hoodie. 2w
catsuit_mango Happy birthday :) I have a Mariner Valley t-shirt from the Expanse with a big MV up front,as those are my initials people do not see the geek factor ;) 2w
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My husband gave me an early birthday gift this morning, and I'm about to dive into it. I love this series.

sherrisilvera That is so awesome! Love Longmire❣️ 3w
Traci1 @sherrisilvera me too. This one is so good so far. 3w
sherrisilvera Good to know! I need to catch up. I'm on #10. 3w
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The Cave Dwellers | Christina McDowell
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My daughter burned her hand at work (at Starbucks) today. Luckily there's an urgent care right next door, so my monkey and I are hanging out here while we wait for her to be seen. Glad I brought my book.

Gissy I hope it is no serious. You have your book and someone is spending the time very well with that drink and cookie☺️🥤🍪 1mo
Traci1 @Gissy it wasn't too bad, but painful. She said she basically grilled her thumb. She got my clumsy genes. 1mo
AmyG Hope she is well soon. 1mo
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Susanita That sounds painful. 😬 I hope she feels better soon. 1mo
Chrissyreadit I hope she heals quickly! 1mo
Ruthiella Hope she feels better soon! ❤️ 1mo
Traci1 @AmyG @Susanita @Chrissyreadit @Ruthiella Thanks for the well wishes. She's doing ok. It hurts, but luckily it's her non-dominant hand (though she's bummed because one handed texting is hard). I took her to get her prescription filled, and got her a new hello kitty squishmallow. She's 20, with a bedroom any 8 year old would kill for. 😄 1mo
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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September is my birthday month, so Killers was a freebie. What did you choose for your #botm box?

Jemgirl2014 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
EKonrad I got Other Birds too. 😊 1mo
vlwelser I had ARCs of both of these. Great picks. Enjoy! 1mo
ICantImReading Happy birthday month! I got the exact same two - and killers was also free for me because it‘s also my birthday month! 😂 1mo
shanaqui Oooh, Deanna Raybourn 1mo
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I need some new audiobook series to get into. Genre doesn't really matter. Ones I've loved so far:

🔸️Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer
🔸️The Expanse (sci-fi)
🔸️Walt Longmire
🔸️Women's Murder Club
🔸️Stephanie Plum
🔸️Sookie Stackhouse
🔸️Outlander

I've got pretty eclectic tastes. Just want a good, preferably fairly long running, story. Thanks in advance for all your ideas!!

RamsFan1963 If you liked The Expanse, then I would recommend the Embers of War trilogy by Gareth L. Powell. It has the kind of vibe. 1mo
Mollyanna The In Death by J.D. Robb series (Susan Erickson‘s narration) is good on Audio. I also like Alexander McCall Smith‘s series on audio. (edited) 1mo
Ruthiella I suggest Elizabeth Peter‘s Amelia Peabody series narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt. 1mo
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Traci1 @RamsFan1963 The Expanse is probably my favorite series ever. I just put the Embers audio on hold at the library. Thanks for the recommendation. 😊 1mo
Traci1 @Mollyanna ooh I forgot about In Death. I think I'm around book 30. I need to find out where I am and get the next one. Thanks! 1mo
Traci1 @Ruthiella thanks! Just downloaded the first one on Libby. 🙂 1mo
MsRadioSilence I‘m currently listening to The Empire of Sand on chirp and I‘m really loving it! Fantasy inspired by Mughal India, 16hrs and some change, and a great…reader? narrator? The person that reads the book to you. Love her voice. THe sequel is also out. (edited) 1mo
BrittanyReads I always enjoy Agatha Christie on audio and I adore this series.. 1mo
Kimberlone Red Rising series is fantastic on audiobook! 1mo
Bookzombie If you like historical fiction/mysteries, the Lady Darby series by Anna Lee Huber is great. This one is up to 10 books. She also has another series, set after WWI, that is good called the Verity Kent series and it‘s up to 6 books. Another historical mystery series is the Kat Holloway series by Jennifer Ashley, also up to 6 books. I enjoy all of these on audio. 1mo
Bookzombie A present-day mystery series I enjoy on audio is the Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo and it‘s up to 14 books now. (edited) 1mo
Bookzombie Oh, and the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. Sadly, the narrator changes around book 11 because the original passed away, but still good! 1mo
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Time Shards - Tempus Fury | Dana Fredsti, David Fitzgerald
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Trying to stay cool with my favorite reading buddy today. It's eleventy billion degrees out, so it's not easy. Iced coffee and dino friends help a little bit. 😁

Not sure how I'm feeling about the book. It's the third and hopefully last in the series. I just need to know how it ends already.

rabbitprincess That is a rad dino friend! 2mo
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#AlphabetGame #LetterC
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Clanlands is a delightful book. I have both the physical copy for the photos and the audio, for the lovely narration by the authors. Highly recommended even if you're not a particular fan of Outlander.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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The Western Star | Craig Johnson
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This was probably my least favorite of the series so far, but I still enjoyed it for the characters. The flipping time periods were sometimes hard to follow, probably made more so by listening to it on audio.

This was my #bookspin title for August. 😊

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Shatter War | Dana Fredsti, David Fitzgerald
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This is the second book in the Time Shards trilogy. Honestly, as I was reading book one, I wasn't loving it (even though I'm a huge fan of timey-whimey fiction). But after I finished that one I couldn't stop thinking about it. So I read this one. And...it wasn't great either. But I'm still gonna read the final book. It reminds me of the much better TimeRiders series by Alex Scarrow. I highly recommend those.

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#AlphabetGame #LetterB
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

One of my favorite B books. It's gritty and action packed and made me an instant fan of S.A. Cosby.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2mo
Bookpearl Loved this!! 2mo
SW-T Loved it! 2mo
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sherrisilvera Loved this book. Razorback Tears is book #2 coming with me on vaca! 2mo
Traci1 @sherrisilvera I loved RT even more than BW. You're in for a treat. 2mo
sherrisilvera I can't wait to start it! 2mo
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My #bookspin list for August. I've got 5 Longmires left in the series (so far), so those were my "I know I'm gonna read"s for the month. I've already started Shatter War and You're Invited (that one has been a slog - gotta push through). Odd and True has been on my lists many times. Here's hoping it being the #doublespin gives me to push to get to it.
@TheAromaofBooks

LibrarianRyan I finally got a copy of Odd and True but still haven't read it. I was kind of holding it til Oct. Plus I have to find it. Is that a bad thing? 2mo
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan and see, now I'm thinking maybe I should hang on to it til October. I'm never going to get to this book. 😄 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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sherrisilvera Love love love this series. I'm up to #11. It is my go to when I want something fun! 2mo
Traci1 @sherrisilvera I have been listening to them on audio, and they are delightful. I've managed to get my husband to start watching the show with me, but we're only up to episode 3. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. 2mo
sherrisilvera I did the opposite... watched 1st quite a while ago. I never go to the book after watching but a Goodreads friend liked in that order so I gave it a shot. There are some big differences so I can keep them sort of separate. The characters in both are so likable! I look forward to every book! 2mo
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Doctor Who: Autonomy | Daniel Blythe
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterA
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A book I love that starts with A.

Twainy Ahhh I have a giant stack of those little hardcovers. I love them!! Then again I have the audiobooks too …. LOL I cherish the books. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2mo
Traci1 @Twainy I have a couple dozen of these hardbacks. They are the perfect size. I wish they still made them. 2mo
Twainy I agree!!! They are cool. 2mo
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My #botm selection this month. The comparison to Blacktop Wasteland is what sold me.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A great tie-in with the show. The audio was well done, too. I'm hoping they'll eventually do an Eddie novel. 🤞

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Any Other Name | Craig Johnson
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I started the first in this series a couple weeks ago, and I've been binging them ever since. I'm currently on this one, book 10, and I am just loving the characters and writing.

If you've read these, do you have any recommendations for similar series? I'm gonna run out of these soon. ☹️

Blueberry Have you read Tony Hillerman's series about Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee? Or the Charlie Moon series by James D. Doss? 2mo
Traci1 @Blueberry I haven't. I'll look those up, thanks! 2mo
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You're Invited | Amanda Jayatissa
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So, apparently there's a movie out (coming out soon?) called The Invitation. And apparently there are vampires in it. And I somehow mixed it up in my head thinking this book was that vampire wedding story. I'm 140 pages in, and no vampires. Honestly it could do with some cause it's freaking boring.

🦇

marleed Haha! 2mo
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Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel | Lee Child, Andrew Child
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This was my 4th or 5th Reacher novel, and it's gonna be my last. I liked one of the ones I read, but the others have all just felt like repeats. Bad guys are plentiful and stupid. Reacher says nothing. Meh.

First finish for #jubilantjuly
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Andrew65 Oh dear!! 2mo
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You're Invited | Amanda Jayatissa
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I have been absent a lot the past couple of months, but I think I've got my reading mojo back now. I'm going to jump into jubilantjuly with both feet and hope to accomplish a few things:

Finish:
📖 You're Invited (tagged)
📱 Senlin Ascends

Start / Finish:
📖 Good Girl's Guide to Murder
📱 Pyramids (Terry Pratchett)

Beyond that, I'm just hoping to enjoy what I'm reading. @Andrew65 thanks for hosting. 😊

Andrew65 Great to have you back with us, good luck 😊👍 2mo
bthegood Glad you are back🙂 2mo
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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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I'm super excited about this month's #botm box. 😁

Avanders Oooh congrats on your tote!! 3mo
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Aurora: A Novel | David Koepp
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
This started out as a solid pick for me. The first half was fantastic, four stars at least. But the second half devolved into something entirely different. Apparently this is being turned into a series - I want to say Netflix? - but unless they change the concept a good bit, I think I'll pass.

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I haven't done a readathon in a while, so I'm gonna go for this month's #20in4.

Books I'm planning to get to:
🎧 The Unsinkable Greta James
📖 The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben
📱 Aurora by David Koepp

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The Red Lotus: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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My kiddo wanted to go shopping with a friend, but neither of them drive, so I get to sit in the car and read my book while they shop. I'm loving this one so far.

DisneyFan That bookmark tho! 3mo
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The Last Kingdom | Bernard Cornwell
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My husband has never been much of a reader. But in the last few months he's been devouring books for some reason (I'm beyond thrilled with this). He started with Jordan's Wheel of Time series and then read all of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles. He's looking for books similar to Cornwell, but they aren't my thing, so I don't have any suggestions for him.

Any recommendations for similar writers / books / series?

TrishB Conn Iggulden and Ken Follett are good ones. 4mo
Mollyanna He might like Colleen McCullough and Edward Rutherford. 4mo
Vansa Patrick o'brian's Aubrey-Maturin books are excellent historical fiction. Also Robert Harris' books, I love them- his Cicero trilogy is great. 4mo
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Traci1 @TrishB thanks for the recommendations. I got him the first Ghengis book by Iggulden, and he's nearly finished it already. He said it was a little slow in the beginning, but he's really into it now. 4mo
Traci1 @Mollyanna @Vansa thanks for the recommendations. He's read more in the past 6 months than in the previous 25 years we've been married all combined. I'm loving being able to buy him books. 😊 4mo
TrishB That‘s cool 👍🏻 4mo
Mollyanna That‘s awesome. Hopefully he‘ll find some new authors to love. 4mo
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Dog Man Unleashed | Dav Pilkey
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I took Henry to the library after lunch hoping they had a Dog Man book he hasn't read yet. He lucked out. We came home with all of these plus the one I couldn't photograph cause he was already reading it.

mdm139 He may also like 4mo
Traci1 @mdm139 ooh thanks. I'll look for that. He reads these so quickly I was looking for things to get when he runs out of them. 4mo
EvieBee My friend‘s daughter is also crazy about this series! 4mo
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Roary47 Yay! DogMan is such a fun read. 4mo
DogMomIrene Seeing this book pile makes me happy. I love colorful books for younger readers. 4mo
Magpiegem I think your little man is very similar to mine! He‘s already finished the first book by the time we are home sometimes. And he loves dog man books. Although currently he‘s obsessed with the wimpy kid! 4mo
Magpiegem @mdm139 I‘ve just stacked that one for my little boys thank you xx 4mo
Traci1 @Magpiegem I've got the first 3 Wimpy Kid books, and I'm hoping he'll get interested in those. 4mo
Traci1 @DogMomIrene me too. They make such happy colorful stacks. 4mo
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Henry's doing a summer reading challenge where he gets rewards for reading. I asked if he wanted me to start a timer for him while he was reading this one. "Nah. I'm not reading this for the reading challenge. I'm just reading cause I want to." ? That's my boy.

Ruthiella Adorable! 👍 4mo
GingerAntics 🧡🧡🧡 4mo
ladym30 Henry is adorable!❤️ 4mo
Gissy No doubt he is a reader! 🥰📚👌 4mo
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The Cave Dwellers | Christina McDowell
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I took my little man to Target this morning, and we went a little nuts in the book department. He scored a bit bigger than I did.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Oh my goodness, this book was completely charming. My only complaint was that it needed more Marsellus chapters. 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙

Addison_Reads I'm starting this one today. 4mo
Megabooks 💯💯 charming! 4mo
Traci1 @Addison_Reads I hope you love it. 4mo
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We are go for launch here at our LFL. Henry helped me set up the books. I've since added a few more plus a box of assorted colorable bookmarks. I'm so excited. I really hope our neighbors love to read.

eeclayton It's so lovely 😍 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence Very inviting! 4mo
BiblioLitten Wow! Awesome 👏🏼 4mo
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mrp27 🎊📚🎊 4mo
marleed How exciting! 4mo
GingerAntics That is so cool!!! 4mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! It looks great. 4mo
shanaqui I'd love to make one of these someday, because I'm usually ready to let go of books as soon as I've finished them, and it'd be such a nice way to share. This one looks lovely! 4mo
Leftcoastzen That is wonderful! 4mo
Tera66 Looks great! 4mo
Traci1 @eeclayton @LiteraryinLawrence @BiblioLitten @marleed @GingerAntics @Soubhiville @shanaqui @Leftcoastzen @Tera66 Thanks y'all. I'm super excited about it. My daughter wants to paint bees on the sides at some point. 4mo
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#progress

My LFL should be totally installed and ready for books tomorrow afternoon. I'm thinking we'll do a grand opening sort of thing Saturday. Any suggestions for non-book items I should put in for this weekend, like bookmarks?

LiteraryinLawrence Love this! Maybe fliers for the local library? I‘ve seen people put out dog treats? 4mo
Leftcoastzen Cool! 4mo
Ruthiella One in my neighborhood has a side basket for fruit - like lemons and oranges from the backyard. 4mo
Traci1 @LiteraryinLawrence dog treats! I hadn't thought about that but we have tons of dogwalkers in our little neighborhood. ❤️ 4mo
Traci1 @Ruthiella that's such a neat idea. I saw one that had an herb garden around theirs, but I have 2 black thumbs. I kill every plant I get near. 🙁 4mo
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The Stardust Thief, 1 | Chelsea Abdullah
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It's #botm day! What's in your blue box? 💙

Twainy I ordered this book from Waterstones, exclusive edition. Can‘t wait for your review. … I liked the improbable Last Flight so I got The Lies I Tell for my June box. 4mo
Traci1 @Twainy I didn't realize that Lies I Tell had the same author as Last Flight. I liked that one a lot.. 4mo
Christyco125 I picked up The Lies I Tell and Things We Do In the Dark 4mo
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What are your favorite books that take place on a desert island? I'm looking more for survival than romance, but I'll take recommendations for anything you love. So spam me with your faves, please! 🌴 😊

MoonWitch94 Not an island…but still survival. 4mo
Cpg Not exactly deserted but set during quarantine and only a few stayed. I‘m reading it now. 4mo
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Gissy Love that image!😍 🏝 📚 📖 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Dang, @wanderinglynn beat me to it! 4mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Got these two chunksters today. Now I have to decide which to start first. I'm thinking chronological makes sense.

CoverToCoverGirl Both are outstanding! Toss a coin, you‘ll win either way! 🙂 4mo
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It's happening!! 😃

#happydance

LiteraryinLawrence Oh my gosh! Living the dream! 5mo
GingerAntics Oh you‘re going to have a little free library?! Lucky!!! That is living the dream. 5mo
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Brat: An '80s Story | Andrew McCarthy
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I went into this without expectations, and while I feel some parts could have had a bit more depth, I really enjoyed McCarthy's writing. You get the sense that he didn't always get along with certain people he worked with, but he writes in an eloquent and respectful way that surprised me. Mostly you get a feeling for who he is and how he navigated his early success. If you were an 80's child, I highly recommend this one (get the audio).

Karons1 Omg 🙊 I soooo fancied him 🥰😆 5mo
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I visited my happy place this morning. I hadn't been in a bookshop since last December. I expected to leave with a heavy bag or two, but I left empty-handed. 🤷‍♀️ It's not like I NEED more books. I've got hundreds on my tbr shelves, not even counting ebooks and audios. But still, it was weird to not really want anything. 😕

RaeLovesToRead 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
mdm139 Don‘t worry the next time you go you will find 100 books you want 5mo
Addison_Reads I empathize. My husband took me to Half Price Books recently just because to surprise me and after browsing for a while I just didn't feel the need to buy anything. Between my local library, my shelves, and NetGalley I have plenty already to read. It just felt odd not leaving with at least one book. 5mo
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TieDyeDude I've become so dependent on libraries in the past few years that, when I went to two stores for Independent Bookstore Day, I struggled to find something I wanted to actually own. 5mo
ShyBookOwl The same thing happened to me the last time I was in a bookstore 🤷🏽‍♀️ It was kind of nice to browse and be surrounded by books for a while without feeling like I had to spend money though 5mo
CaroPi I wish this happens to me.... 5mo
Gissy I admire you! I‘m still a weak😔 person in places where I can buy books😳at least one. 5mo
Traci1 @TieDyeDude @Addison_Reads it definitely had to do with library access for me. I've recently gotten a couple new cards for Libby, and both of the libraries have so much content. While I love owning books, I can't really justify spending money on something I could so easily get for free. 5mo
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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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Wow. That was some kind of roller coaster of a book.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LiteraryinLawrence Oooh, I don‘t remember all the details but I remember thinking this was good! 5mo
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My Monday morning plans. I've been reading through this one off and on for a few months. I'm determined to finish it today. Drinking coffee from the mug my daughter gave me yesterday. ☕️📖

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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What a sweet little book. ❤️❤️

GingerAntics Loved this book. 5mo
Traci1 @GingerAntics it was so good. 5mo
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What a surprisingly delightful little book. I think this is my favorite of the year so far.

🧪🧪🧪🧪🧪

mcctrish It‘s such a great read!! All the emotions 5mo
lirahlu I'm so jealous of your Austen pop! 5mo
Aims42 Eeeeee, I am so pumped to read this!!! 5mo
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I've been dreaming of having a little free library for years. Yesterday, my husband asked if I still wanted to do it, and of course I said yes. So, looks like I'll be getting this one soonish. BIG Yay!! 😁

If you have a LFL or have been thinking about it, do you have any suggestions? Things you'd do again or do differently?

AmyG Yay! So cute. 5mo
jlhammar Wonderful! I‘ve had one for years and love it. A great way to share books with neighbors. I try to be a good steward and make sure there is new stock regularly and pull out the stuff some people leave that nobody wants. Enjoy! 5mo
KCofKaysville @Traci. I love ´em in my SLC area. 5mo
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Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🙌 5mo
Johanna414 My advice is to not feel guilty removing items that no one is going to want and dispose of em. I have a Facebook page for mine and post photos of what's currently in the library every month or so. I notice I always get a boost in traffic when I do that. I've had mine about a year and its been super rewarding! 5mo
marleed I love all the LFLs in my area. I live in a very walkable area and I‘m fortunate to walk by many. When I borrow a book, I try to return within the week and donate two other books. Sometimes I take weathered books and recycle so there‘s room for fresher books. 5mo
EvieBee Yay! Color theme ideas? I don‘t have one but I have a few favorites I visit and I always enjoy rearranging the books if they get untidy. I also appreciated one owner putting a light in there that pops on when you open it. Ingenious idea for night walkers! 🤓 (edited) 5mo
Christine Thrilling!! 5mo
LibrarianChels If you need more books, check with your local public library. Often we withdrawal duplicate copies of bestsellers and other books that aren‘t circulating that are still in great condition. As a public library director, I‘m always happy to help supply when someone asks. 5mo
Traci1 @Johanna414 do you mind sharing your Facebook pave? I'd love to see what all you post. My daughter, who'll be 20 this month is going to be helping me out with it, and she was thrilled with the Facebook page idea. 5mo
Johanna414 @Traci1 of course! Here's a link to one of my posts - you should be able to follow that to the whole page. I don't know how to share the page from my phone lol https://www.facebook.com/116440463465765/posts/484193443357130/?sfnsn=mo 5mo
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Breathless | Amy McCulloch
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mdm139 That was fast. Mine hasn‘t even shipped yet and I didn‘t order the book with the later shipping date. 5mo
Traci1 @mdm139 yeah I was expecting it maybe Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest. It was a nice surprise. 5mo
ReadingOver50 Breathless was amazing 5mo
Traci1 @ReadingOver50 I'm so glad to hear that. I am a sucker for mountain climber / hiking type stories. Which is ironic since I'm extremely indoorsy. I love living the adventure without the bugs and dirt, I guess. 😊 5mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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This was deliciously adorable, even though rom-com isn't one of my favorite genres. I'd heard that Adam Driver was the inspiration for book Adam, but yuck, so Henry Cavill played the role in my head. 😁

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squirrelbrain Just listening to this on audio - it‘s cute so far. (Not my usual kind of book either) 5mo
Traci1 @squirrelbrain I hope you like it. There was one part that I thought could have been ... less, but for the most part I loved it. 5mo
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April Stats:

Total Books Read/Listened To: 46
Reread: 6 (not in the photo)
Read from my physical tbr: 15
Books purchased: 2
Donated: 8
Current physical tbr: 663 (down from 700 at beginning of the year - yay progress!)

Best of April: True Biz by Sara Novic and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys - both were ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Going to Barnes and Noble today for the first time this year. Hoping for a teensy bit of will power. (But not too much 😁)

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May Flowers | Louisa May Alcott
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My May #bookspin list. I'm working through a lot of series and trying to read almost entirely off my physical tbr shelves. 🤞

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I also seem to be caught up in several series lol 5mo
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The Leopard | Jo Nesb
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I really like this series. This one was particularly gruesome, but the story was excellent.

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Does this get any better?? I'm about 18% in and....not loving it. It's kinda awful so far. I'm wondering what BOTM was thinking with this one. Maybe it gets better?

BrittanyReads 😬😬 this is sitting on my shelf.. 5mo
Laughterhp I didn‘t even bother with this one… 5mo
Traci1 @BrittanyReads ok, I finished it, and it didn't get better. BUT this isn't really my genre. There have been a few cheesy rom-com novels that I have enjoyed, but not many. There was a lot of name dropping and pop culture references that was just too much for me. One of the things she mentions in the book is already dated (a famous couple she talks about is not together now). Idk. You might love it. Some on goodreads seemed to. It wasn't for me. 5mo
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Traci1 @Laughterhp I think you made a good choice. 5mo
CarolynM One to avoid! Thanks for the warning. 5mo
BrittanyReads Eek! Thanks! Romance isn't my go to, either. When I read it I tend to read more historical rather than contemporary. It def seems very cheesy but since BOTM featured it I thought it would be good. 🤷‍♀️ Moving it down my list. Thanks for the heads up 5mo
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