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bookandbedandtea

Joined January 2017

Wife. Mama. Nana. Avid reader. Over thinker.
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This book was fun and sweet and sexy. I loved Ricki finding her own way, out of the shadow of her family. I'm super intrigued by the concept of Perennials. And I think Ezra may end up on my #litcrush list. 😍 My favorite parts were the brilliantly funny conversations Ricki had with Tuesday and Ms Della.
📷: James Van Der Zee

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It arrived @Bookwormjillk! Workday is done so my reading companion and I are enjoying a little back porch time. 😊☔️
@TheBookHippie @ElizaMarie

Bookwormjillk Whew! I‘m so glad they decided to deliver it this time!! 2d
bookandbedandtea @Bookwormjillk I was very happy to see it. And your handwriting was beautiful! 2d
ElizaMarie Love your companion :) 2d
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bookandbedandtea @ElizaMarie She's a sweetheart and she loves to lounge in that chair where she has a good view of the squirrels on the fence highway. 😃 2d
dabbe What a face! 🖤🐾🖤 2d
bookandbedandtea @dabbe She's a cutie girl! 💓 🐶 2d
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Cut & Thirst | Margaret Atwood
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I did some #audiopainting yesterday. The Atwood- talk about your SHORT stories- is an amusing homage to friendship (with a message about either not waiting to get your revenge or simply letting things go) that I was enjoying until it came to an abrupt end.
I'm about 1/3 of the way into Mad Love and so far it's really good. Love the multiple narrators.
#litsycrafters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2d
ElizaMarie Oooo I love your #AudioPainting! Beautiful! 2d
bookandbedandtea @ElizaMarie Thank you! 💜 2d
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#TeaAndABook
Happy Sunday y'all

AnneCecilie I loved this one 3d
bookandbedandtea @AnneCecilie I'm really enjoying it! I'm very intrigued by the mysterious circumstances. 2d
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The Guests | Agnes Ravatn
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I'm on page 5 and already the lack of quotation marks is irritating me. Has anyone read this? Is the story good enough to overcome that?

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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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I have rarely read such beautiful nature writing in a work of fiction and I don't believe I've ever before read a book in which the MC is a location. I'm not a huge fan of short stories so I occasionally struggled with the regularly changing cast of characters but some of the stories touched me deeply and I can tell this is a book I will remember. Again I'm wishing I was in a book club as I'd love to have some in depth discussions about this one.

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Oh wow! I read his Shades Of Grey a million years ago, it feels like, and long ago gave up hoping for a sequel but now there is one! Of course, other than knowing I really liked it, I can't quite remember the story. 🤔 I'll have to see if I can dig it back up for a reread.

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Even though the sequel picks up right where the last one left off, I felt there was enough catch up to be able to follow along without a reread 😁 and I read the first one in 2019. 5d
bookandbedandtea @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage That is very good to hear! Thank you! 5d
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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I have mixed feelings. The good: this book taught me a lot about the Vietnam conflict (my father was stationed there for a time but I can count on one hand the number of times he's been willing to say ANYTHING about it); the descriptions of the beauty, heat, and smells of the country as well as the fear, blood, devastation, exhaustion, despair- and occasional hope and satisfaction- of the field hospitals were vivid; the friendships and the ⬇️

bookandbedandtea sense that while it was the worst time of their lives it was also the best times of their lives; and, most importantly, shining a light on the female veterans and the fact that many of them came home with PTSD but were dismissed by the VA (and everyone) as not needing help because they weren't in combat. The bad: there was too much focus on romance (every man Frankie met fell for her 🙄), and there was too much Frankie. I would have liked this ⬇️ 6d
bookandbedandtea better if it was told in 3 POVs as I felt the lack of Barb's and Ethel's voices and felt the story of "The Women" would have been better served by giving us more women's perspectives.
The really bad: ⬇️
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bookandbedandtea not one but TWO love interests coming back from the dead. I liked Jamie a lot and was glad to see him again but, still, it was a bit much. 🙄 6d
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marleed Absolutely everything you wrote 👍 6d
Anna40 Great review! 5d
bookandbedandtea @marleed Thanks! 😊 5d
bookandbedandtea @Anna40 Thank you! 😊 5d
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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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I'm reading this again and am seriously resenting my job for keeping me from it.
The episode with the painter (WHT) is beautifully written and utterly heartbreaking.

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Looking through my "stacked" books I see a few I read but didn't review, including this one. It's been a few months so I probably don't remember all the details but I do remember liking this while simultaneously thinking it was weird that everyone went along with the widow acting like her husband was still there. A soft pick.

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"Home" is a genre? ?

TheBookgeekFrau Who knew 😂 7d
Ruthiella Hmmm…What else might fall under this nebulous category? 😅 7d
bookandbedandtea Good question @Ruthiella! I think of housekeeping books like the tagged, Laundry Love by Patric Richardson, gardening, and cookbooks. I guess "Home" makes sense to me as a genre - if it's about the home! ?‍♀️ 6d
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This may not have been my favorite installment but I am enjoying the heck out of this series and very much looking forward to the next one.

MrT It one of my fav crime series. Waiting patiently for the latest (no 13) For Our Sins to be a cheap Kindle read. 1w
bookandbedandtea @MrT I'm all about those kindle sales! Hopefully no 13 will be cheap soon. 🤞🏻 1w
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I only got about 6 chapters in before I realized I didn't care what was happening. I can't pinpoint why this wasn't working for me but I knew I didn't want to push through. Next!

Aims42 As @dabbe so wisely says, #hailthebail 🙌 I hope your next read is engaging!! 1w
dabbe @Aims42 🤩🤩🤩 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The cover is great though! 1w
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bookandbedandtea @Aims42 @dabbe Bailing felt good in this case! 1w
bookandbedandtea @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agree! The cover is why I was reading it in the first place. 🤭 1w
dabbe @bookandbedandtea Sometimes it really does! 🤩😀🤗 1w
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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I wish I had a book club to read this with because there is much to discuss! This ended up being deeper and darker than I expected. I was impressed by both Essie & Roarke. She meticulously planned her future and, while she needed him to be able to pull it off, she saved him too. Every time we delved into Libby's backstory I was annoyed because it pulled us away from Essie's & Roarke's stories but I did understand that her history was important ⬇️

bookandbedandtea ⬆️ because it's how Essie knew she could trust her. I can't say much more without spoilers but I felt such a strong sense of betrayal by some of the characters and just wanted to hug Essie. Fortunately she knew what she needed. I was cheering for her, and Roarke, the whole time. 2w
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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This is intense

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My newly arrived #BOTM and some current reads. (Note to self: you were loving North Woods, get back to it! 👏🏻)

tpixie I want to read Ministries. The Women was great- I did have all kinds of emotions with it. Enjoy North Woods!! 3d
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I know I've been told "don't knock it till you try it" but I think I'd rather not try it.

MaGoose If that's brown bread, it's not bad. Although I haven't had it in a,while. 2w
TheBookHippie If you make it -it‘s very good 🙃 2w
Bookwormjillk One of my favorite childhood treats! Give it a try! 2w
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bookandbedandtea @MaGoose @TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk You're making me reconsider! I did see a couple recipes- maybe I'll try one of those. 😁 2w
Bookwormjillk @bookandbedandtea I‘ve never made it from scratch. I buy it in the grocery store. One of my mom‘s best struggle meals was brown bread, hot dogs and spaghetti o‘s. 2w
bookandbedandtea @Bookwormjillk Yay for mamas feeding their families through rough times 💗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Ruthiella I had no idea that was a real thing! 2w
Cupcake12 Never heard of this.? 2w
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella @Cupcake12 I didn't know it was real either. That's a detail that didn't stick with me from my childhood reading so I feel like I just learned about it. 2w
Aimeesue I love the B&M brown bread with cream cheese. Ate it as a kid and voraciously when I was pregnant with one of my kids 😂 2w
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True Crime | Georgina Lees
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Sunday morning reading #TeaAndABook

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Albert has spent his whole life hiding who he is til his upcoming forced retirement (& a significant loss) prompt him to make some changes. Soon he's connecting w his coworkers, dressing better, & searching for a lost love. He makes a connection w 19 year old single mom Nicole who is grappling w a difficult situation with her boyfriend & they help each other in ways both practical & emotional. A couple quibbles (spoiler comment) but it's a pick.

bookandbedandtea This dragged a little in places and I felt it could have lost a few pages. More importantly, I'm not sure how I feel about him and George at the end. I almost feel the story would have been stronger if he'd searched for George, given them both closure, but found a new love for himself along the way. 3w
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Joyful | Ingrid Fetell Lee
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1- We have a new variety of tulip blooming this spring🌷
2- I am absolutely tickled reading about Nancy Drew's first meetings with Ned Nickerson 💘
3- My hubby and I have made some really good salads this week 😋
4- Our white lilac is blooming like crazy 🌸
5- I've rediscovered mini M&Ms and they've been helping me through my afternoons at work
#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

DebinHawaii A wonderful list of joys! 💛💛💛Those tulips are so pretty! 🌷 I just picked up the current Nancy Drew from the library & looking forward to starting it. Thank you for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 3w
bookandbedandtea The current ND is a fun one! Thanks for starting this... it's good to be prompted to focus on joyful things. 😊💜 2w
TheBookHippie Oh mini M&Ms ♥️♥️ 2w
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How heartbreaking. Albert is giving me all the feels.🥺

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE | Thane Gustafson
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I'm excited for May's #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin books 😊 @TheAromaofBooks

marleed Two good books to pull from a TBR! 3w
bookandbedandtea @marleed Yes! These have always sounded great to me but I've always been reading something else whenever I'm reminded of them. I'm glad to finally make them a priority this month! 3w
GinaKButler Loved both of these! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 3w
bookandbedandtea @GinaKButler I'm glad to hear they're as good as I hope! 3w
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I'll start this today on my lunch break 😊📖
@Librarybelle #NancyDrewBR

Librarybelle Yay!!! 3w
dabbe Wonder if she'll bump her head in this one? 🤔🤩😂 3w
bookandbedandtea @dabbe The odds are high, poor girl! 🧡 3w
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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My favorite for April is tagged; Q1 fave is The Frozen River.

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Untitled | Unknown
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So true! And I love both of them and their different approaches. 🗡🍷🐂

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This 2nd book in the Kate Burkholder series is pretty good. I'd rate it higher if it were a standalone but there's a fair amount of repetition from the first book of both Kate's and John's pasts/the effects on them as they investigate current horrific crimes. And the crimes in this book are truly horrific. It was at times difficult reading. I think I will read the 3rd book at some point in hopes that they won't relate as much to the next crimes.

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#audiostitching on this cold, rainy Saturday 😊

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4w
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#LMPBC @Jerdencon @TheAromaofBooks @robinb

I've just put this in the mail. I triple checked that I sent it to the right place. 🥴

Jerdencon @TheAromaofBooks I never made it to the post office before we left for Norway - but will be home tomorrow and will get it in the mail by Tuesday the latest! 4w
TheAromaofBooks @Jerdencon - No worries. I probably can find a few other books to keep me occupied until then 😂 4w
robinb Thanks! Looking forward to getting it. :) 3w
bookandbedandtea @robinb I am absolutely filled with anxiety. I am worried about having screwed it up again even though I checked multiple times. 😵‍💫 3w
robinb @bookandbedandtea No worries!! I‘m sure it will arrive safe and sound. I‘ll be sure to let you know. 😊👍 3w
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The Physicists' Daughter | Mary Anna Evans
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@BookWormJillK @TheBookHippie @ElizaMarie #LMPBC

I've just put this in the mail, and I triple checked that I sent it to the right place. 🤓

TheBookHippie 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 4w
Bookwormjillk So the last book I sent to you just got returned. I‘m going to re-send this time with my best handwriting! 2w
bookandbedandtea @Bookwormjillk Whew! I've been starting to get concerned about it. I'm glad it's not lost but simply returned. 😀 2w
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Spare Room | Andrea Bartz
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I enjoyed these short stories. My favorite was The Other Side Of The Road- very menacing with a twist I did not see coming. The Bad Friend was another standout- it's a rather depressing exploration of someone never satisfied with what they have. I liked Scorpians right up till the end- it was too abrupt, I needed another scene.

These aren't in the database so I tagged another book by my favorite author of the collection.

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I'm really enjoying this series with its mix of authentic-feeling (to this non-cop) police procedural with supernatural elements. I like that Tony McLean 1) will not stop digging on a case until he gets the truth, even when that tenacity is detrimental to his career, 2) cares for the people on his team, 3) his response to the supernatural situations he finds himself in- a mixture of acceptance and exasperation- amuses me.

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Leaving a surprisingly chilly Atlanta to go back home to chilly Denver, while reading about winter in Scotland. 🌧☔️❄️🌨

AmyG I‘m in Denver and today the weather changes! Mid 60‘s 🙌🏻 1mo
bookandbedandtea @AmyG We're back home and it's BEAUTIFUL here! The snow has melted- and mid 60s is my favorite. 😊 So much more comfortable (IMO) than the 80s and humidity we had in Southern Alabama. 1mo
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Tell Me Lies | J. P. Pomare
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I listened to this just before we left for our trip, and already, I can't recall some of the details. I didn't like the main character, which took the air out of one of the revelations, but there was a real sense of menace. The villain was very villainy.

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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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Alabama, here we come! 😊 #airplanereading

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The Drowning Woman | Robyn Harding
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Lee is homeless due to a variety of reasons, Hazel is desperate to get away from her monster of a husband. Lee saves Hazel's life when she tries to drown herself and their lives become entangled. Little does either woman know that they are both being manipulated. It bogs down in the middle but the beginning and end are good.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Indeed 🔥

dabbe 💙🩵💙 1mo
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Just Haven't Met You Yet | Sophie Cousens
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I listened to this while painting. It was cute, sweet, and romantic which doesn't always do it for me but hit the spot this weekend.

Help! I have plans for August and October but don't know what to do for June and I hate March. Any easy, amateur, ideas would be appreciated! @litsycrafters

Princess-Kingofkings No ideas just pure awe 😍 1mo
bookandbedandtea @Princess-Kingofkings Thank you! 💜 1mo
TheBookgeekFrau You could a grad cap and a scroll for June or a wedding chapel. Looks beautiful so far 😍 1mo
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The Davenports | Krystal Marquis
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Started this last night. I 💛 that cover! 🤩

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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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This is beautifully written and Bill Furlong is a wonderful character. ❤️

Cathythoughts Absolutely agree❤️ 1mo
marleed I loved this. If you have not read Foster yet, I highly recommend it as well! 1mo
bookandbedandtea @marleed I've added it to my list, thanks! 1mo
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The Search Party: A Novel | Hannah Richell
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Told in multiple POVs 5 uni best friends, their spouses, and children gather for a glamping weekend that turns disastrous. I liked most of the characters- with a VERY glaring exception- and I liked the reveals along the way. Above all, perhaps this should make us consider whether old friendships are still serving us.

Cathythoughts Great cover 👏🏻 1mo
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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These arrived yesterday, @TheAromaofBooks. I spent the evening going through Celine and enjoying everyone's comments. 💛 What fun!
@Jerdencon @robinb

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Eclipse | Stephenie Meyer
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📷: bustle on Instagram
This made me laugh 😆

Cupcake12 Love this 🤣 1mo
DebinHawaii Hahaha! 🤣 1mo
Ruthiella 😂 1mo
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Eclipses | Nick Hunter
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This worked better in 2017 due to a more complete eclipse over Colorado and fuller leaves- it was summer- but I still like today's photo too. 😁🌘 @dabbe

dabbe #sheerawesomeness! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Texreader Nice!! 1mo
DebinHawaii Very cool! 1mo
bthegood these are neat - thanks for sharing - 🙂 1mo
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The Search Party: A Novel | Hannah Richell
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From snow in the high country to FINALLY some flowers blooming in our yard in town, this is spring in Colorado. 😍🌷🪻

CourtneyA @bookandbedandtea I‘m in Colorado too! Although I was almost blown into Kansas with the gale force winds this weekend 😳 I hope you enjoy The Search Party as much as I did ☺️ 1mo
bookandbedandtea @CourtneyA Hello, fellow Coloradoan! 👋🏻 Those winds were crazy! And occasionally scary. I'm glad that's over. 😌 1mo
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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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Reading North Woods while enjoying a western wood 😊 #pikenationalforest #happyplace

TheBookgeekFrau 😍😍 1mo
Ruthiella Great photo! 👍 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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AmyG Such a wonderful book….and you are in the perfect setting. 1mo
bookandbedandtea @AmyG It felt very appropriate to start this book while we were in the mountains over the weekend. 1mo
BiblioLitten What a cool mug! 3w
bookandbedandtea @BiblioLitten Thank you! I got it for my dad last Christmas at a Christmas market near me. 🌲 3w
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Listen to this through earphones y'all. It's not safe around kids or coworkers. 😉

TheBookgeekFrau 😂😂 2mo
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Reading this today in my #happyplace 🌲❄️

CourtneyA Holy cow your reading space looks like perfection! 🤩 2mo
bookandbedandtea @CourtneyA It's certainly perfect for me! This is my parent's mountain cabin and I would spend all my time here if I could. 2mo
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The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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This was a mess. It starts well with a murder & a limited number of suspects on a private island but then it backtracks to tell the history of the narrator in great detail. As I couldn't stand him I had issues with this. The 4th wall was broken repeatedly which, while I've enjoyed it in other stories, became tedious. The reader was constantly promised that this bit ⬇️

bookandbedandtea ⬆️ of information would become important later but I got tired of the carrot-dangling and the meta self-consciousness long before the end. I no longer care whodunnit. This has been returned to the library. Next! 2mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 💚🩷💚 2mo
bookandbedandtea @dabbe 😁 I'm getting better about bailing! 2mo
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WHEEL OF FORTUNE | Thane Gustafson
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These are my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin for April 2024 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 2mo
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After her brilliant, artist father died on 9/11, Joan ended up giving up most of her dreams only to find herself, 9 years later, in a boring job and a boring marriage. Her marriage implodes and she accepts a job couriering some art to Paris only to have it stolen and replaced with pages from her dad's missing notebooks. She and her one night stand end up on a treasure hunt around Paris to get the art back and find out who has her dad's notebooks.