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BethM

BethM

Joined August 2016

LibraryThing member BethM6

Book hoarder,tea/coffee/chocolate lover, dog and boy mom, proud Ravenclaw. Fav genres are SFF, cozies, historical fiction, romance, and YA.
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Has anyone read this? The intro was really hard for me to read bc it triggered all kinds of work related stuff. Not sure I want to go on….

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#twofortuesday
1. Spare
2. I was so intrigued, honestly loved it!

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Pickpick

I was totally lost on the audio so I checked out the ebook. Intriguing enough to continue. Rec from an IRL friend.

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Fearless | Lauren Gilley
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My view from my kid‘s floor 😂 This book was so good! Sweeping novel while also having great romance. I‘m intrigued enough to try more. The only complaint was that it was overly descriptive at times.

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Fearless | Lauren Gilley
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Finally got the kiddo down early enough to spend some time together (me reading, him watching tv lol). I‘ve never read a 700 page romance novel but I‘m liking it!

Jas16 I forgot it was so long. Glad that you are liking it because if you weren‘t 700 pages might make you never speak to me again! 1w
BethM @Jas16 😂 7d
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99 Pennies today only!

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Rearing and cocoa while I attempt sleep training

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Zeroes: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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@wanderinglynn it came! Thank you so much!

wanderinglynn Yay! So happy it arrived. Enjoy! 2w
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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I‘m up way past my bedtime, but my gosh that was riveting. Heartfelt, traumatic, hopeful, not at all sensationalist. Hugs, he needs, and deserves, a lifetime of hugs.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! Can‘t sleep 😫 3w
Cinfhen Agreed! Such a compelling memoir 🥰 3w
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Had to force myself to bed last night bc I know the nights of actual sleep while my parents have Wes are limited! This book is so good though!

Cinfhen Yup, it‘s pretty addictive 😅 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m watching the documentary on Netflix… stacked! 3w
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Litsy FOMO- no way could I wait for the 600 people in front of me at the library. I. Am. Here. For. It.

My parents are taking munchkin the next three nights so we get a break and mom gets some time to read!

FashionableObserver Chapter 6 is a DOOZY. Brace yourself. 4w
Bklover I am loving it! 3w
AmyG Enjoy your break! We are off to Michigan to give our kids a night away. I have this but I just need time to read it! 3w
swishandflick I'm right there with you! Will probably need this one in hardback AND audio because I can't resist him reading it himself but also want it on my shelf 😂 3w
BethM @AmyG that‘s so nice of you guys! Enjoy your time! @swishandflick I‘m jealous of the audio but I don‘t do audible anymore. @Bklover me too! I skipped my lunch workout to read today! 3w
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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We are in it right now. Wes is still not sleeping in his bed and just endlessly screaming. We don‘t know what to do anymore.

We have one more Christmas to go, but here are my favorite bookish Christmas presents so far! I thought the bag would be bigger but it should still be ok for our library trips. The pouch is for my kindle to go in my purse bc I have a book cover on it and it gets a little banged up sometimes.

Bookwormjillk Poor Wes and poor Mom. I hope you all get some rest soon. 4w
AmyG If I learned anything from being a Mom…..nothing lasts forever. May things get easier for you sooner than later. Great gifts! (edited) 4w
Chrissyreadit How is sleeping going? Let me know if you ever want to chat about it! ❤️ maybe I can think of some strategies for you. 😘 (edited) 2w
BethM @Chrissyreadit it‘s not. We‘ve tried cry it out, put back in bed, add the dog- nothing is working. We‘re at a loss. 2w
Chrissyreadit Do you want to call? Email me at chrissyreadit@gmail.com and I will send you my number. We can talk and/or text. Let me know when. 2w
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Satan's Sons MC | Simone Elise
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Mehso-so

Wrong book right author. The first two books in this compilation were super good! I couldn‘t get into the last two. However, while the world building is excellent, the grammar and proofreading are atrocious.

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Renegade: Knights of Fury | Chantal Fernando
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Not as good as Saint but a nice return to the world. Ends on a cliffhanger and I‘m willing to see where it goes.

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Saint: Knights of Fury | Chantal Fernando
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Quite enjoyable- fast paced and intriguing.

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Latecomers | Anita Brookner
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I wasn‘t seeing notifications and we‘re in toddler sleep hell at the moment.
1. Motorcycle club romance spicy
2. Yes
3. Just like magic, Spare

1. We have a deal that they come down New years weekend.
2. Snow is prettier

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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Congrats @wanderinglynn you‘re such an asset to this community! I‘d love to read Spare- thanks to @Kshakal for reminding me about it! #300kbirthdaygiveaway

wanderinglynn Aw, thank you! 😘 And thanks for entering! 1mo
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Reaper's Redemption | Simone Elise
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Right author, wrong book. Hit me with your MC romance Recs! I stumbled across her on a fb ad, and while I was engaged in the story (I only downloaded a sample) the grammar and spelling is horrifying. I doubt a proofreader, let alone any kind of editor touched this book. So who are your MC romance authors Litsy?

Jas16 I like Lauren Gilley and Susan Fanetti 1mo
BethM @Jas16 I knew you‘d have a Rec for me! Thanks! 1mo
BethM @Jas16 I downloaded Lauren Gilley‘s first Dartmoor book and I‘m enjoying it! 2w
Jas16 @BethM I am so glad! 1w
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What do you do on shitty weeks? Listen to Potter at bed and on your commute, stream it while you work from home😂 Christmas night left much to be desired and it has gone down from there. Kiddo is having the worst week in the history of ever 😂🤦‍♀️ hoping switching to the big boy bed Sunday helps!

CaitZ I'm sorry you're having a hard time. Hope the book gives you some comfort and everything rights itself soon. 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 Hope things turn a corner soon! 1mo
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The Book Case | Dave Shelton
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Parents: Wes climbed out of his crib last night 🤦‍♀️so we need to switch beds and toddler proof the room. We have two of the short bookcases in his room and no option to relocate them. One I can anchor one I can‘t. Is this a good alternative? What did you do for your book loving toddlers?

BethM @Mommamanzi @Avanders tagging you guys because I know you‘ve had littles recently enough that this would‘ve been a concern. 1mo
Bookwormjillk When my kids were in the climbing stage I usually kept books in baskets when I couldn‘t anchor things. One kid had built ins and that was glorious. The other didn‘t so I had to keep things low to the ground 😂 1mo
BethM @Bookwormjillk I think my uncertainty comes from the fact that he only climbs on the couch and last night climbed out of the crib bc he wanted to be with me. We‘ve somehow developed a fear of bed time but not nap. I‘ve never seen him climb anything else but I also don‘t want him to crush himself. 1mo
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This year has been really hard to get into the spirit for a variety of reasons, the last few days even more so. My nap has been interrupted twice, so I‘m going to read til munchkin wakes up, and hold onto the little moments like these. Love my littens! #holidayfriends

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending love and hugs 🤗 1mo
Andrew65 Sending love and best wishes, hope things can improve for you. 😊 1mo
TheBookHippie Sending light and love!! 1mo
Jas16 Sending lots of ❤️ 1mo
Eggs Merry Christmas! 1mo
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@Chrissyreadit downstairs also contains a few more deer in Santa hats, a turkey in an elf hat, and a coyote with reindeer antlers 😂

Chrissyreadit That‘s hysterical!!! 1mo
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Growing up our tradition was that we always got new pjs Xmas eve. Now I‘ve incorporated Jolabokflod thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon ! Here‘s Wes in his new Jammies reading his jolabokaflod book before bed! His M&Ms are being portioned out to him 😂

Chrissyreadit 🎄🎄🎄🎄so cute 🤍❄️🤍❄️ 1mo
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Omg I love this!!! I love Maisey Yates! I can‘t believe she‘s local to you AND leads your book club! Color me jealous! We all know authors are like rockstars here. Thank you, thank you, thank you! @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflod

jdiehr Yay!! So you already know Maisey's books?? I'm so happy. Hopefully, you haven't read that one...Merry Christmas 🙂 1mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 loved this book 😁 1mo
BethM @jdiehr I have not read it! I‘ve read a few of her contemporary western romances. When I get in my rancher mood I look for her! 1mo
jdiehr @BethM That is so awesome! I'll tell her at our next book club. I can hook you up with a signed book! 😃 1mo
BethM @jdiehr woah- thank you! 😍 1mo
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@jdiehr this is so pretty! #jolabokaflod I can‘t believe you have book wrapping paper!!! It‘s so cool!

jdiehr Isn't it cute? I need to get more for next year 😊 1mo
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I almost got everything in the pic! @Callemarie you are too kind friend! I love it all! My absolute favorites were the dog mug and chocolate sign!

@Mommamanzi I‘m ready for the next round 😂 #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub

Callemarie Yay I‘m so happy it got to you safe and sound. Merry Christmas my sweet friend ♥️🎅🏼🎄 1mo
BethM @Callemarie merry Christmas to you guys too! 1mo
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Being Thankful | Mercer Mayer
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So thankful someone offered to cover my in office day! I‘m working from home and not braving these crazy winds. @Avanders do you miss this kind of WI weather? 😆

BethM @Kshakal @JenReadsAlot @peaknit you guys all ok on that side of the state? 1mo
JenReadsAlot Well it's warmed up from -11 to -6 😂 1mo
JenReadsAlot Glad you were able to work from home! 1mo
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Kshakal @BethM it has warmed to feeling like -13… I have no plans to leave the house anytime soon 1mo
Palimpsest I‘m in between MKE and Madison and grateful to be home today too! It‘s brutal out there. 1mo
KathyWheeler Dang! It‘s in the 20s down here, and I don‘t want to leave the house! I guess it‘s all in what you‘re used to. 1mo
BethM @Palimpsest I‘m in the fondy area and work in mke- I think that drive would have been awful! It‘s not usually this bad this early! 1mo
BethM @KathyWheeler haha true! I remember being in NOLA for training once and it was in the 70s with 700% humidity and the pool at the hotel wasn‘t open bc it was still “winter.” Meanwhile we‘re all in tshirts 😂 1mo
KathyWheeler @BethM I‘ve often been in shorts, sleeveless shirts, and flip-flops at Christmas. 😄 1mo
peaknit The visibility is good here south of Madison and my husband, who is not a nervous driver, said highways were not to bad. I have a friend driving to O‘hare to get her daughter, praying it‘s good that way. 🤞🏻 1mo
BethM @peaknit mke looked good on the highway cams- seems like the further south the better. 1mo
Avanders Whooo!! I do, tbh, but I *don‘t* miss driving, walking, or going *anywhere* in that weather! So maybe it‘s more the *thought* of that weather I miss 😁🤩❄️☃️💙 Stay safe!! 🌬️🤍 1mo
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1- the farthest we go is to my parents 25 mins away. We all live in the country so everyone is at least 15 mins away from something 😂

2- we have several inches already and thurs-sat were supposed to get hammered with 14 inches, 50mph winds, and single digits. Yay. Guess who is supposed to commute 1.25 hrs each way thurs/fri 😂

Chrissyreadit Definitely take a snow day! 1mo
TheSpineView Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for playing 1mo
JenReadsAlot I would change that to work from home days! 1mo
BethM @JenReadsAlot I‘m not allowed to bc I‘m office coverage :( quite literally the one person in the entire office that lives the farthest away 😂🤦‍♀️ 1mo
JenReadsAlot Oh man.... safe travels. 1mo
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Finishing the wrapping with holiday baking championship and some egg nog. Was planning spiked hot cocoa but Wes came down with Hand, Foot, Mouth and is pretty uncomfortable so mom needs to be on point. Happy holidays🙃

Avanders Aww hope Wes is feeling better now! ❤️‍🩹 1mo
BethM @Avanders he‘s definitely on the mend but not quite there. Doesn‘t help that 3/4 of his molars are coming in so I think his mouth is just a mess of hurt at the moment. 1mo
Avanders @BethM oh my gooosh, teething is the worst! I‘m so happy to never revisit that again… hang in there! It passes 🙏🏽🥲♥️ 1mo
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A Merry Little Meet Cute | Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone
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Bailedbailed

Not for me. Felt like it was trying too hard, and I didn‘t connect with any of the characters. Loved the attempt at inclusivity but it fell far from the mark for me.

Jas16 This one didn‘t work for me either. 2mo
behudd Trying SO hard, I agree! 2mo
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Part of my secret Santa today!

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Maybe This Christmas | Jennifer Snow
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A fun, predictable hug of a read. Stayed up way past my bedtime finishing it last night!

Jas16 Sometimes that is exactly what you need. Glad you enjoyed it. 2mo
BethM @Jas16 it was perfect thank you! 2mo
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Mailed my #jolabokaflod yesterday but forgot a pic so enjoy the book Wes will be getting for Jokabokaflod!

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Icelander | Dustin Long
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@jdiehr my #jokabokaflod came today!

jdiehr Yay!!! 😄😍 2mo
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A Princess for Christmas | Jenny Holiday
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When your 2yo decides to pick you a library book and nails it 😂

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Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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Finished some cookie baking to the tagged book while munchkin napped, but we baked together first. I love that he enjoys doing this with me!

Leftcoastzen Wow , how did he get so big!cute! 2mo
Avanders Awww 🥰🥰 2mo
Hooked_on_books I can‘t believe he‘s old enough to help you bake! Wow! 2mo
BethM @Leftcoastzen @Hooked_on_books no kidding! He loves helping in the kitchen - climbs on his stool and away we go! 2mo
Reggie Love the apron! Very cool him cooking with you. 2mo
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Maybe This Christmas | Jennifer Snow
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@Jas16 you are too sweet- thank you so much! I‘m starting the Christmas one tonight- seems like the perfect book to snap me out of a funk !

Jas16 I hope it does the trick! 2mo
Avanders Hope your Wisconsin winter is going well!! ❄️💙🌬️ 2mo
BethM @Avanders minimal snow and around 35 so far so good! 2mo
Avanders @BethM sounds manageable! 😅😁 2mo
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Watching episode 9 by the light of the Christmas tree.

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Mehso-so

Neither good nor bad. The setting and cast were great, the main couple just didn‘t really do it for me.

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Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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It‘s been one of those inexplicably shitty mental health days so wine, chocolate, and reading it is. Hubs and kid are in bed, and dogs are sleeping on me.

Lindy Hope you feel better soon 🌻 2mo
JenReadsAlot Good self care! Hugs! 2mo
quietjenn Good luck! I hope it does the trick. 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope tomorrow is a better day. 💛 2mo
Avanders 🤗💙 2mo
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Tuesday's Socks | Alison Ragsdale
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Hey I‘m on time for once!

1. As a kid- watching the parade, as an adult hunting.
2. Pumpkin pudding

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1. Potter definitely
2. Crappie would be like love me love me, pet me pet me. Nova I imagine would voice her displeasure with many an item 😂

Thanks for the tag @Kshakal

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Thanks for the tag @Chrissyreadit ! I‘m up in MI with the hubs hunting so I‘m late on some of this!

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Ahhh this was soooo good! I could really identify with the heroine.

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Texreader Same!! 😂 3mo
Librarybelle I shared this on my FB…it‘s so true! 3mo
Cinfhen Relatable!! 3mo
BookBosomed1 😂😂😂 3mo
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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Such a favorite tradition I do it for my kid! Sign ups open til 11.19- see @MaleficentBookDragon for more info!

BookBosomed1 I do this with my friends. ❤️ 3mo
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Une vie de Coffe | Jean-Pierre Coffe
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Here‘s my coffee station in my office bc I forgot a pic yesterday during mailing!

Mailed the LAST #cbbc to @BookwormAHN - how is that possible?? I‘m so sad!!! #coffeebeanbookclub

Mailed #lmpbc to @Chrissyreadit - sorry dear I couldn‘t get into it.

Chrissyreadit 😘 3mo
BookwormAHN Cute mousey witch 💜 3mo
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Christmas Compromise | Susan Hatler
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Can you tell I‘m in a mood? Lol. This was pretty good, though I found the female MC fairly annoying at times. 3.5/5

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Pickpick

So good! Fun and heart warming.

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The Summer of Christmas | Juliet Giglio, Keith Giglio
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Stayed up late reading last night and finished this morning! This one was soooo good. Reads like a hallmark movie!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover!! 💕 3mo
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