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cinda.marie

cinda.marie

Joined July 2020

Book lover | Sweet tea drinker
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The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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Intriguing and suspenseful with lovable characters and a small town setting, this story had family secrets, some romance and a bit of magic. I really enjoyed it. Not sure how it took me so long to notice this author, but I‘ve already bought another of her books and can‘t wait to dig in. #litsylove

wanderinglynn SAA is one of my fave authors! 5d
cinda.marie @wanderinglynn I can‘t wait to read more! Do you have a favorite of hers? 5d
wanderinglynn Garden Spells is probably my fave. But I also liked 5d
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cinda.marie @wanderinglynn Thanks, wasn‘t even aware of that one yet 😍 5d
GondorGirl I adore all of her books! Besides this one I think my favorite is 5d
cinda.marie @GondorGirl Currently reading that one! 4d
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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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A fast-paced, twisty novel that I read in two days. Great psychological thriller that reads sort of like a diary. This book captured my attention and held it throughout the story. Recommended if you like domestic thrillers.

BarkingMadRead I just finished this as well, but that tag like at the top has me like hmmmmmmm really? 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m glad you enjoyed it!! 2w
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Lost Among the Living | Simone St. James
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This is my fifth book by Simone St. James and my favorite so far. She blends just the right amounts of romantic suspense, historical fiction and paranormal. Her atmospheric writing makes me feel like I‘m in the forest with the MC. She always has beautiful book covers, too! For me, this was the perfect October read. 🍃🎃🍁10/22 #litsylovereads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her books!! 3mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I have several, but I‘ll go with 11/22/63. I think the length of the book is why I‘ve avoided it (849 pages). I have no doubt it will be an excellent read! Thank you for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #littenswanttoknow

AmyG It‘s so good! 5mo
cinda.marie @AmyG I need to get started! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s also on my shelf!! 5mo
rachelk I loved that book! Once I got going it really didn‘t seem that long. 3mo
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🎪🎪🎪🎪🎪 The story of a college kid who joins a struggling circus in the 1930s. This was an excellent book! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

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The Exiles: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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September #Bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 📚📚Thanks for the pretty postcard @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌺🌺

tpixie I enjoyed this book! 5mo
cinda.marie @tpixie Oh, I‘m glad to hear that. It was a birthday gift from my son so I‘m going in blind! 😎 5mo
tpixie @cinda.marie great characters, unique story, interesting history. I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts! Tell your son I said good job! 5mo
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cinda.marie @tpixie I will! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
tpixie @cinda.marie 🌺 5mo
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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 A young Hawaiian girl is taken from her family and sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka‘i. This is a wonderful story, one I won‘t soon forget. Finding the original sales receipt tucked inside the book was an added bonus. Purchased at S.F. International Airport on March 10, 2006. #historicalfiction 5/22

marleed Oh Iove to find an original receipt inside a thrifted book! I also loved this book and recently thrifted a copy of its sequel- still on my TBR. 8mo
cinda.marie @marleed I‘m also planning to read the sequel. Looking forward to it! (edited) 8mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! 8mo
cinda.marie @UwannaPublishme I‘ll definitely leave the receipt for the next reader to find! 8mo
jimfields3 That‘s cool! I like to stick my receipts in the books, too. I still have one I bought in the early 90s. 8mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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A positive mindset brings positive things!

#thinkpositivebepositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Thanks for the tag @Christyco125 😊📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true!! 🧡 8mo
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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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🌺 Paperback
🌺 4
🌺 I usually scribble notes in a book journal

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Thanks for the tag @Enchanted_Bibliophile 😊📚

Enchanted_Bibliophile You're welcome! 8mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚 8mo
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It‘s finally here and I can‘t wait to dive in! 🎉

Aims42 Eeeeeeeek!!! I‘m on my library‘s waitlist. I can‘t wait!! I love their podcast so much (edited) 8mo
cinda.marie @Aims42 I need to listen to the pc! I‘m sure I would love it! 8mo
Aims42 @cinda.marie It‘s a delight, highly recommend 😁 8mo
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Years of Dreams | Gloria Goldreich
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It‘s always fun to come across a #littlefreelibrary in my town! I traded in for the tagged book and couldn‘t leave without straightening the books (which of course made my mom giggle). 😄

KateReadsYA I would have straightened them too. Haha this pic gave me a little anxiety 😅 9mo
cinda.marie @KateReadsYA Glad I‘m not the only one! Why would people just throw their books in there like that?!! 😂 9mo
Soubhiville Yeah I would have neatened things up too. 9mo
KateReadsYA @cinda.marie hahaha right. It's madness 🤪 9mo
Ruthiella Oh my, I have to straighten the books too! 😆 9mo
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Needful Things | Stephen King
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KristiAhlers Oh Moloka‘i was one of my favorite reads a few years ago! Hope you enjoy it as well! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale 💙 9mo
cinda.marie @KristiAhlers I can‘t wait to read that one! 9mo
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cinda.marie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a long one, but I look forward to reading it! 9mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed Needful Things. 👍🏻 9mo
cinda.marie @Cathythoughts Stephen King always seems to hold my attention! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
cinda.marie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m liking it so far! Have you read this one? 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cinda.marie no not yet! It‘s on my never ending list!! 📚💗 9mo
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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A story detailing marital abuse and the lengths someone will go to for control. The ending caught me off guard, but the craziest part (to me) involved the sister. I won‘t say more than that. If you like domestic thrillers, you‘ll probably enjoy this book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you read any of their others? 2mo
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Sandstorm | James Rollins
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This story was full of adventure and felt very much like reading an Indiana Jones movie. It‘s a long book at 699 pages, but I read it quickly because I found it entertaining. Also, this novel is the first in a series, but I think I read that only one character continues on to the next book.

Bklover I really like his books! They are great escapes! I enjoyed 9mo
cinda.marie @Bklover yes, definitely a great escape! I‘ll look forward to reading more of his books! 9mo
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Sandstorm | James Rollins
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After two days of thunderstorms and severe weather alerts, it‘s a beautiful day to read outside. ☀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗 10mo
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Billy Summers | Stephen King
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Just started this and I‘m already intrigued! #stephenking #constantreader

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The Shining | Stephen King
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October #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 🎃🎃🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
SolaRaynor David Baldacci “The Fix“ was good! 14mo
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The Confession Club | Elizabeth Berg
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A group of small town women meet weekly to eat good food, confess their sins, and support each other. This was a good, heartwarming story. The dialogue felt real, such as how the ladies often interrupted each other during their confessions. The only downside was that I found one of the main story lines to be a little unbelievable. Even so, I enjoyed this book and would definitely read more by this author.

JamieArc I attended a writer‘s workshop hosted by this author. She is a lovely human being. I enjoy her books. 1y
cinda.marie @JamieArc Sounds like fun. She has so many books! I‘m looking forward to reading more of her stories. 1y
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The Confession Club | Elizabeth Berg
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Yep, that‘s true. I look up every time. 🌧

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The glacial landscape reminded her … Sometimes you want to go back and re-read a paragraph just to let it fully sink in. I love it when that happens.

marleed That‘s beautiful. 1y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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#bookspin for September 😊📚 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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Rita Hayworth & Shawshank Redemption was my favorite, but all four stories intrigued me. Overall, I prefer his full-length novels for various reasons, but this collection of novellas is still very much a pick. Recommended! My #bookspin for August. 📚

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I sometimes hesitate to read a book with all sorts of rave reviews. I think it makes me expect too much. But this story kept me on the edge of my seat for three days. It would‘ve been one day, but life got in the way (you know, eating and sleeping). As for the ending, you may guess part of it, but you won‘t guess all. A good story that reminded me a little of Hatter Fox. A few similarities there.

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Pretty sure my cat has read this book. #litsyhumor

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It‘s hard to read bc I used blue ink instead of black, but here is my #bookspin list for August. Can‘t wait to get started this month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Descent: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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A family takes one last vacation before the oldest child heads off to college. Problem is, oldest child disappears on said vacation. This suspenseful read focuses on how each family member copes with grief and while the overall tone of the book was depressing, in the end I was moved by this story. If you like a more character-driven thriller, this book is for you!

MyNamesParadise I remember reading this when it came out and I loved it! 1y
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I needed a break from thrillers and my son offered his beat-up copy of a book he had to read in high school. So far, I am enjoying this new-to-me author and loving this bittersweet story. 🧡

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Four Past Midnight | Stephen King
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My very small #stephenking collection. Just finished Four Past Midnight and really enjoyed it, but #thestand will always be my favorite!

TheNeverendingTBR The Stand ❤ 2y
TheNeverendingTBR 11.22.63 is also amazing! 2y
KathyWheeler I always recommend 11/22/63 to people who tell me that they don‘t like King. Love that book. 2y
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cinda.marie @TheNeverendingTBR @KathyWheeler 11/22/63 is one I haven‘t read yet. I can‘t wait to dig in! 2y
KathyWheeler @cinda.marie There‘s a Hulu tv series as well — it was pretty good. 2y
SheReadsAndWrites I want to read his books SO BAD! (I love his books on writing) But I'm terrified that I'll be terrified. 😬😂 2y
cinda.marie @SheReadsAndWrites 😂 Your comment reminded me of Joey (on Friends) putting The Shining in the freezer bc it terrified him! Maybe start with 11/22/63 or The Stand. They aren‘t quite as scary as most of his others. A shorter one that is not scary is Elevation. 2y
SheReadsAndWrites I love that episode! 😂 Okay. I'll start with 11/22/63. I heard The Dome is good too but really long. 2y
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My last minute #bookspin list for September. 😍📚 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Four Past Midnight | Stephen King
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Happy September! Hope everyone is having a nice day. I‘m still enjoying the Four Past Midnight collection. I wanted to read in my backyard, but it‘s still way too hot! ☀️📚☀️

Nute Beautiful! Love the color yellow!☀️🐥🌝⭐️🍋🎗💛🌼🌻 2y
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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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I was going through some old books, deciding which ones I wanted to trade in for credit. Knowing this one was a keeper, I put it back on my shelf, but something fell out. It was an old postcard my mom had sent me while on a business trip to Iowa. I guess I tucked it away and forgot about it. So glad I didn‘t trade it!

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira That book, that story 💚💔❣️ 2y
cinda.marie @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira It‘s sooo good 💕 2y
UwannaPublishme How cool! 2y
cinda.marie @UwannaPublishme It really was a nice surprise! 2y
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I don‘t know if I‘m completely sold on the existence of ghosts, but who really knows? I do enjoy reading about them - that‘s for sure! I was very intrigued by Leslie Rule‘s well-researched stories and I never had the sense that anything was being exaggerated. The photos were an added bonus.

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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There was something irritatingly self-centered about the cat, Coraline decided. As if it were, in its opinion, the only thing in any world or place that could possibly be of any importance.

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Four Past Midnight | Stephen King
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Of the four novellas in this book, I chose to read “The Library Policeman” first because the title appealed to me. It was good in the beginning, even humorous at times. But it soon took a dark turn. Too dark for me. If I were to rate the book on this story alone, it might be a thumbs down. But I‘ll keep reading. After all, it‘s Stephen King. It has to be good. 📚

TheNeverendingTBR One I've still to read of Kings, hope you enjoy it! 2y
cinda.marie @TheNeverendingTBR I think I‘ll try “The Langoliers” next. Many people say that one‘s a favorite. 2y
ImperfectCJ "The Langoliers" has really stuck with me from this collection. I think about it every time I get on a plane. 2y
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cinda.marie @ImperfectCJ I‘m liking it so far! 2y
PaperbackPirate Welcome to Litsy!! You should check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for some helpful tips. 2y
cinda.marie @PaperbackPirate Thanks, I‘ll check it out! 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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