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Traci1

Joined December 2017

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. -Lemony Snickett
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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
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It's happening!! 😃

#happydance

LiteraryinLawrence Oh my gosh! Living the dream! 6d
GingerAntics Oh you‘re going to have a little free library?! Lucky!!! That is living the dream. 6d
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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 🥰😆 6d
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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 🥰🥰🥰 1w
mdm139 Don‘t worry the next time you go you will find 100 books you want 1w
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. 1w
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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. 1w
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 1w
CaroPi I wish this happens to me.... 1w
Gissy I admire you! I‘m still a weak😔 person in places where I can buy books😳at least one. 7d
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. 6d
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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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Wow. That was some kind of roller coaster of a book.
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LiteraryinLawrence Oooh, I don‘t remember all the details but I remember thinking this was good! 1w
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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. 1w
Traci1 @GingerAntics it was so good. 1w
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What a surprisingly delightful little book. I think this is my favorite of the year so far.

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mcctrish It‘s such a great read!! All the emotions 2w
lirahlu I'm so jealous of your Austen pop! 2w
Aims42 Eeeeee, I am so pumped to read this!!! 2w
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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. 2w
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! 2w
KCofKaysville @Traci. I love ´em in my SLC area. 2w
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Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🙌 2w
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! 2w
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. 2w
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) 2w
Christine Thrilling!! 2w
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. 2w
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. 2w
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 2w
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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. 2w
Traci1 @mdm139 yeah I was expecting it maybe Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest. It was a nice surprise. 2w
ReadingOver50 Breathless was amazing 2w
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. 😊 2w
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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) 2w
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. 2w
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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. 🤞

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I also seem to be caught up in several series lol 3w
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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.. 4w
Laughterhp I didn‘t even bother with this one… 4w
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. 4w
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Traci1 @Laughterhp I think you made a good choice. 4w
CarolynM One to avoid! Thanks for the warning. 4w
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 4w
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one. The story was clever and funny, and I loved the cast of characters. I've already placed book 2 on hold at the library.

LazyLibrary I‘ve had this book since it was a BOTM pick! I should read it! 4w
Traci1 @LazyLibrary I hope you enjoy it. It's nothing like I was expecting. 4w
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Ever read a book where the mc is just so dumb it's painful? This one was like that. All of the characters were lacking in any positive attributes (and full of really - REALLY - awful ones), and the mc took stupid to a whole new level. Yeah the story was readable and all, but I hated just about everyone and honestly hoped they'd all just die in a swarm of bees by the end.

Leftcoastzen 😂don‘t hold back say what you really feel! Love your review! 4w
Twainy Not one of my favorite books either. 😆 4w
Traci1 @Leftcoastzen I guess it does say something about the writer that my feelings were so strong. Not sure what, exactly, it says. But something... 😄 4w
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Happy Easter from Henry and me! 🐰

GingerAntics That is one heck of a chocolate bunny. 1mo
Ruthiella Happy Easter!🐇 1mo
shanaqui Happy Easter! And I admit to being jealous of that chocolate bunny. :D I generally prefer British chocolate, but Reese's is a favourite too. 1mo
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The Book of Accidents | Chuck Wendig
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This had a terrific start and a solid ending. The middle went a bit off the rails and could easily have been edited down a lot. I think overall it was a pick, but for a while there I actually thought about bailing.

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Terrific book. Gives a fascinating glimpse at Deaf culture. I don't generally feel like I learn much from novels, but I got so much more from this one than just the story. I highly recommend it.

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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My Friday plans.

Leftcoastzen Ahhh, enjoy! 1mo
marleed Nice plans! 1mo
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Death in the Sunshine | Steph Broadribb
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This has a similar feel to The Thursday Murder Club, but it's lacking the charm and humor. It was still a decent read, though the mystery wasn't all that great. I did end up liking a couple of the main characters well enough that I'd read the second book when it comes out later this year.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Objectively, I feel like Flynn is a good writer. I enjoyed Gone Girl when I read it a few years back. And this one was written well enough, but it was extraordinarily graphic and icky in ways that made me very uncomfortable. I'm not usually squeamish about most things in books, but something about this one just didn't sit well with me. I don't think I'll be watching the miniseries.

jeannasser I thought I was the only one who didn‘t like this 😭 my problem was that I found the overall tone a little too drab and I predicted the mystery very easily 1mo
Traci1 @jeannasser yeah it was very predictable. 1mo
BarbaraBB I was even a bit angry when I finished this book. All that cutting. I won‘t read her again! 1mo
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As mom of a child with hearing loss, I'm so happy to see more deaf culture representation in books and film lately. 🤟

#botm
Happy Blue Box Day!

DGRachel I love the bookmark! 1mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I also recommend Show Me a Sign as a children's book with a Deaf protagonist and an #OwnVoices writer! 1mo
Traci1 @DGRachel I loved this one too. And it's definitely true. I lose so many bookmarks. I imagine them off somewhere hanging out with my single socks that seem to wander off all the time. 1mo
Traci1 @SaunteringVaguelyDownwards thank you for the recommendation. I've just now looked that one up and will definitely be ordering it. 😊 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Being Deaf myself, I‘m glad about the current increased awareness! And that this is also by an #ownvoices Deaf author is great. 1mo
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Starship Troopers | Robert Anson Heinlein
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Gah! Went to start a new (to me) book, and the front cover fell off. 😳 I think this one cost about 50 cents at the FotL bookshop, so it's not like it was just off the press, but still.

Bookwomble Gacgh! I hate that! 😠 1mo
wanderinglynn 😢 1mo
Bookzombie I‘m sorry about your book, but I‘m curious why this was controversial as it says on the cover. I‘m also curious how it differs from the movie. 🙂 1mo
Traci1 @Bookzombie I wondered about that too and looked it up. Apparently there's a thought that it is pro-fascist. I haven't gotten very far, and so far it seems to promote this idea of 'civic virtue' saying that military service is the only way to be a good citizen. Idk. I doubt Heinlein and I would be buddies, but I'm giving it a shot. I remember thinking the movie was pretty awful, but I saw it when it was fairly new, so it's been a while. 1mo
Bookzombie @Traci1 I‘m of the camp that I enjoyed the movie because it was bad, lol. I always took the propaganda films and ideas of good citizenship as humorous in the movie. 🤔 1mo
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The Last Mile | David Baldacci
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FEBRUARY STATS

Books Read: 35
Books read from physical tbr: 6
Books bought: 5
Current tbr count: 679

Not a great month for reading books off my shelves, but I ended the month with one book less than I started it with, so I'll count that a win.

Best of March: The Amos Decker Books by Baldacci
Worst of March: The Pendergast Books. The last two have just been so disappointing.

squirrelbrain Love the Amos Decker series! 2mo
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My #botm choices this month. What are you picking?

Megabooks 💯💯💯 2mo
jlhammar Same for me! I threw in Bomb Shelter for a third. 2mo
bookandbedandtea I picked the same ones! 😊 2mo
Traci1 @jlhammar I was looking at bomb shelter hard. I'd love to hear what you think of it. 2mo
Traci1 @bookandbedandtea I'm really excited for both of them. 2mo
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I've got some audible credits, and I need some recommendations on what I should get. I'm pretty eclectic with genres, though my probable preferences tend towards sci-fi, actiony type stories, and mysteries - more into noir-ish stuff lately. But mostly I just want something that will keep me listening.

So, spam me with your favorites. Anything you loved. Starts of series, stand alones, whatever. TIA!

BarbaraTheBibliophage My fav audiobook from 2020 and perhaps all time. 2mo
Traci1 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I read that in print when it came out and loved it. I may go back and listen, though, to hear how Rocky is portrayed in audio. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Traci1 You may love it. Ray Porter is amazing and the audiobook producers really engage with Rocky‘s language well. 2mo
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jlhammar I don't read a ton of science fiction, but thought this (first in the Themis Files trilogy) was a fun and action-packed listen. 2mo
jlhammar I thought this was a great audiobook. Definitely made me want to read more Connie Willis. 2mo
Dragon The Murderbot series and 2mo
Dragon Forgot to mention Binti is YA science fiction 2mo
TieDyeDude It is non-fiction, but intersperses the author's search for information with a narrative form of the information she finds while trying to learn more about the female costume designer for the Creature from the Black Lagoon. So, sorry of a mystery 😁 2mo
Kimberlone Red Rising series is fantastic on audio! 2mo
KathyWheeler I love The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. The first book is called Midnight Riot in the US. Jim Butcher‘s The Dresden Files series is also good on audio. The first book is Storm Front. They are both urban fantasy and have wizards. 2mo
Lizpixie Dune is fantastic as a full cast audiobook, I‘ve listened to it a few times now. The Empire trilogy by Raymond.E.Feist & Janny Wurts(my review is a recent post)is also great on audio. A Discovery Of Witches is good as well. I highly recommend The Storyteller by Dave Grohl & All About Me by Mel Brooks. Both read by the author and are brilliant NF listens. The whole Wheel Of Time series by Robert Jordan is good on audio & The Expanse series as well. 2mo
Graeme2 Bernard Cornwell novels are always good. 2mo
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Esquire has curated a list of the 50 best fantasy books, and I was surprised by how few I've finished (6) and how many I've DNFed (more than 6, and three in the cover photo alone). So, what are your thoughts on this list? Anything that didn't make the cut that you think should have? And should I give Night Circus a third (4th?) try?

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/g39385874/best-fantasy-books/

Soubhiville Huh, I don‘t love this list. There are a few on there I agree with, but lots I don‘t. Probably everyone would write this list differently for their own tastes, but I would have expected to have liked several more. 2mo
Traci1 @Soubhiville it's funny cause I thought oh this will be a great list to pad my tbr (not that it needs it), but then I was like, huh... if they love so many that I couldn't get through then maybe I shouldn't be taking tbr notes from them. I feel like there were several notable author omissions, but I guess it's just all subjective. 2mo
Laughterhp I‘ve read 12 or 13 of these, bailed on a few others and A LOT I‘ve never heard of! I feel like I always see these best fantasy lists and some always have the same books and others are very different. 2mo
TracyReadsBooks I have read, and liked, many of the books on this list but don‘t necessarily agree with everything the author picked. Adam Morgan is a great reviewer, he has founded several review sites including the Chicago Review of Books, but definitely comes at genre, which he generally likes, from more of a literary point of view. No argument with his top two though, that‘s for sure. 2mo
Traci1 @TracyReadsBooks I haven't read The Fifth Season, but it's on my tbr. I agree with LotR, too. 2mo
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The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
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I'm loving this book, but it's making me feel incredibly stupid. Time travel books are my jam, and this one is impossible to put down. I'm hoping by the end I'll understand everything that has me scratching my head at the moment. So far, even though I'm struggling with some of the "thinkier" concepts, like quantum foam and Brandt-Lomonaco knots, this is the best book I've read this year.

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Both of my #botm boxes came in this morning. I'm not sure which one to start first. Leaning towards Cartographers or Cold Cases. What say you, people of litsy? Where would you begin?

Ruthiella Cold Cases is what caught my eye! 2mo
Branwen I've just started Cold Cases and it's already got me hooked! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Maybe Yinka but they all look tempting? 2mo
shanaqui I'm quite curious about The Cartographers! 2mo
Christyco125 Cold case is my vote. 2mo
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I just created a DNF shelf on goodreads specifically for this book. I wanted to remind myself that I am DONE with this insipid series & should not pick it up any more no matter how much I want to know if she picks Norman, Mike or the cat. I got about 5 pages in not counting recipes. Maybe the dumbest 5 pages of garbage I've ever read. How did I enjoy the first few of these enough to suffer through the rest of the 28 increasingly awful books?🤷‍♀️

Prairiegirl_reading I read a Christmas themed one and I‘ll never read another! 2mo
rockpools 😂😂😂 Love it! I did enjoy the first few of these, MANY years ago. Have been wondering if I should pick up the series again… and now I know! 2mo
Traci1 @Prairiegirl_reading good decision. 2mo
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Traci1 @rockpools you really should not. They just get worse and worse. I think if I hadn't gotten into the hallmark movies they made of the first several books, I would have given up on them long before now. 2mo
rockpools @Traci1 Noted! I‘ve always kind of wished Litsy had a ‘Don‘t touch it with a barge pole‘ button, alongside the stack button, just to remind you that you‘ve actively ruled something out! 2mo
Traci1 @rockpools I am totally down for a barge pole button! 2mo
ravenlee @rockpools @Traci1 How about a “run screaming” button? 😆 I would use the heck out of that. 2mo
Traci1 @ravenlee lol, yeah I have quite a few that I'd use that for. Lots just from this series. 2mo
Susanita My book club read a Christmas one, and it was a universal pan. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @rockpools I would definitely use that 😂 2mo
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Odd & True | Cat Winters
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Revelation Space | Alastair Reynolds
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February's #bookspinbingo. No blackout this month but got a fair bit knocked out. Many were off my physical tbr, so that's good.

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February re-cap.

Total Books Read: 20
Books from my tbr shelves: 12
Books brought in: 3
Books donated out: 20
Total physical books remaining in tbr: 680

Best of Feb: The Viscount Who Loved Me
Worst of Feb: The Cutthroat

Clwojick Way to go! 💗 3mo
Traci1 @Clwojick thanks 😊 3mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Well, #botm got me this month. I've not used both of my accounts for several months, but with 12 new books to choose from, I was sunk. How many did you all end up getting this month?

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Not book related but I sent a pic of my youngest to our family group chat tonight (my husband and two adult kids), and this was the result. (Rex - not his actual name - is my husband 🤦‍♀️).

Alfoster Too cute!👏 3mo
mabell 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
KellyK 🤣🤣 3mo
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Waiting for sister to get off work. He could have brought anything to pass the time, and he chose a book. 😁

GingerAntics 💙💙💙 3mo
ravenlee Hooray! 👍 3mo
Nute Right on! 3mo
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Revelation Space | Alastair Reynolds
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"Behold the wedding gun."

Ah, romance.

catsuit_mango :) I read it but I don't remember the wedding gun :D 3mo
Suet624 What the heck??? 3mo
Traci1 @catsuit_mango @Suet624 it was sort of a cross between a gun and a syringe. That they used to "shoot" the DNA of one spouse into the forehead? of the other. I think. This book is confusing. Not sure if wedding syringe is better than wedding gun, but ?‍♀️. 3mo
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Mehso-so

This started out really good. Fast and intense. But honestly, there's only so long you can keep that up without really adding anything to the plot, and by the end I was just ready for it to be over.

**note, this is not my favorite genre, so others who love this sort of book might feel differently.

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The Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
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Big sister (19) finished this book, and Henry (6) asked what it was about. She said it was about 3 kids. "Can they do magic?" No, but they're really smart. "Like me?" Yes. So now he's reading about the smart kids like him. ?

IamIamIam 😍😍😍 3mo
Addison_Reads Love this! You'll have to let us know what he thinks. 😀 3mo
Gissy So cute! Good for him to find out how smart are those kids☺️But I know he is smarter 🤗 3mo
Tera66 Adorable!!!😍 3mo
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Revelation Space | Alastair Reynolds
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I am definitely down for a long #readathon. My main goal is to finish Revelation Space. I've been sporadically reading it the past week and have only made it to about 100 pages in (of 600). I plan to tackle a few more as well, but this one will be my focus.

#FabulousFebruary @Andrew65

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Chaos Theory | John Whitman
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It's cold and wet outside, but I'm all warm and cozy reading by the fire. (And yes, my Christmas tree is still up 🤷‍♀️)

#toastytuesday

Mitch Love your bookmark ♥️ 3mo
Chelleo stopped to say the same thing @Mitch love that bookmark 3mo
Traci1 @Chelleo @Mitch thanks. I got it from Alicia Marks It on etsy. She does beautiful work. 3mo
Gissy Beautiful bookmark!😍 3mo
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Woohoo! Informed delivery had said it wouldn't be here til tomorrow, but apparently today is #BlueBoxDay. 😁

#botm

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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This started off feeling really freaking adorable. And ended that way as well. The middle lacked some of the magic and some good pacing. Overall it was a good read but could have been a tad shorter.

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One Way | S. J. Morden
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I love the idea of this one. It was billed as The Martian meets And Then There Were None. Awesome, right? Eh. It was very fast and filled with adrenaline. But it needed something. Details. Tech details. Honestly, it was generic to the point that it could have taken place in my backyard. I wanted to feel like I was on Mars, but I never got that. I still enjoyed it and would read the next one, but it could have been improved with some science.

julesG Shame. It sounds like my kind of book, except for the details thing. 3mo
Traci1 @julesG yeah, you know how people said that The Martian (and Weir's other books) were too technical to the point they didn't understand the math and science stuff. And I didn't always get it, but that didn't make it less interesting to me but more so. I could believe it because of that stuff. This one felt more like "I have to take the buggy to that cliff, so I'm gonna push this button to make it go... "?‍♀️ 3mo
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Strangers in Death | J. D. Robb
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I enjoyed this one as much as the others, but it spoiled itself from the beginning, which kinda sucks. I'd figured it out way early based on something that I think shouldn't have been given away. 🤷‍♀️

Traci1 The title Strangers in Death was the spoiler. I'm sure they used it because they thought it was clever, but it made the mystery aspect of the story super obvious from the start. 3mo
Bkwrm7 Yes!! I felt the same way with this one. And I think there was an epigraph at the beginning that just reinforced the obvious reference. 3mo
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Black Buck | Mateo Askaripour
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I really wanted to love this one. And the beginning was promising. But somewhere around the middle it just started feeling drawn out. It had moments of greatness, but there was just too much that felt like filler. I'm still glad to have read it, but I'm not sure how much I'll remember 6 months from now.

This was my #doublespin for February.

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Eh, not my favorite but not terrible. It doesn't help that Clara is probably my least favorite companion, and this book does her no favors really. The story was imaginative enough. 11's personality was written well enough. But I didn't feel invested in the story at all.

RamsFan1963 I was never a big Clara fan. I didn't care for her with the 11th Doctor (but to be fair I was morning the loss of Amy & Rory) and I though she had no chemistry with the 12th. 3mo
Twainy 👆🏼 I was so not a Clara fan! 😆 I would have hate read this LOL 3mo
readordierachel Have to agree with all the other comments here. Clara just didn't work for me at all 3mo
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I think we may be living through wummer right now. 75° one day, snow the next. Yep, wummer sounds about right.

KathyWheeler I can accept wummer. It‘s 62° here right now; on Friday it‘s supposed to be in the 30s. 3mo
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