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DebbieGrillo

DebbieGrillo

Joined May 2016

Works to buy books and take trips to the ocean. 🇨🇦
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The Atlas Six | Olivie Blake
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Atlas Blakely invites six powerful magicians to join an ancient, secret Alexandrian society that hold all the world's secrets and power. Told from each character's perspective, this dark academia YA fantasy had me hooked!

April_Barbie This is on my TBR! 😍👍🏼 1w
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Code Red | Joy McCullough
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7th grader, Eden must find a new place to belong after a shoulder injury end her career as an elite gymnast. She ends up bonding with a girl name Maribel who comes to her rescue from a bully at school. When they‘re both suspended as a result, Eden finds a new group of friends and a cause she cares about, but it seems to conflict with everything her mother stands for. Chaos and beauty ensue.

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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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A beautiful story about finding lost loved ones that reminds us that there is so much to be learned about the way our world works than what we know, and that the mother child bond is boundless. Oh and the elephants are majestic.

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Trying | Kobi Yamada
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This is the newest book by the same author.

Noticing by Kobi Yamada was the perfect read in the quiet of the morning on the day after my father took his flight from this world. May we all take the time to “pause and allow for the extraordinary“ that this beautiful life offers!

tpixie So sorry for your loss. Hugs 🤗 I‘m glad you found some comfort in reading. 🩵 2mo
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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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Reggie Oof the one with the elephants!!!!😯…😭 2mo
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The Honey-Don't List | Christina Lauren
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A perfect little rom-com for couple listening on our all day drive. A little Hallmarkesque in its story arch and predictability but sweet and funny with a satisfying conclusion.

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The Brothers Hawthorne | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This deep dive into brothers Grayson and Jameson's lives was the perfect way to stay immersed in the world of this series. The ending was satisfying AND expertly sets us up for the next on the series.

ShananigansReads That cover is so pretty 😍 2mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Violet must beat the odds to survive and become a (dragon) rider. Then she has to choose between the kingdom she's been raised to protect and the well-being of the entire realm. Suspense, action, steam, and Violence. A definite 5⭐️ read!

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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“Hope is a fickle, dangerous thing. It steals your focus and aims it toward the possibilities instead of keeping it where it belongs—on the probabilities.“

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Here we go!

Writeme Loved this book! 3mo
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Predictable, but delicious. New girl in town wins everyone over. Steamy, spicy, and satisfying.

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I wasn‘t sure what to expect when I walked into Cafe Rev, but it sure as hell wasn‘t a picture of myself behind the register under the cheery headline “Do Not Serve.”

#FirstLineFriday
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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DebbieGrillo @Captivatedbybooks here's the follow-up to that first quotation. 3mo
Captivatedbybooks Love it!!!! THANK YOU 3mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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This will be a contender for my favorite book of 2024. I love Harrow's style, characters, and voice. I often find myself stopping to appreciate sentence construction, description, and diction. Add that to a loveable protagonist and an imaginative Gothic story and this is a can't miss add to your TBR.

HettyG I just have got to get to this one!!! Been on TBR way too long! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 3mo
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1. A Biblical character.

2. How about a book I love with an author who has the same first name as me?

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView An author works! Thanks for playing 3mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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emz711 I'm in the middle of it. How are you liking it? 3mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Captivatedbybooks Lord did i need to read this! 3mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Like many others, I loved this book that gives an inside look at the ruthless world of publishing. Unpopular opinion: I loved the main character. I think I've always been fascinated by people who make out-of-character, horribly awful choices that loom with gnawing guilt until it finally implodes and their life shatters.

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Weight of Blood | Tiffany D Jackson
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Maddy Washington deserved so much better than the childhood she'd had. If I could write her a new story, I would. Even though I want to know more, the author's ending is perfect! Themes of racism, bullying, and police brutality. A skillful retelling of King's Carrie.

Bookpearl My word! Let me push this up my TBR list!! 3mo
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I went into this one blind, as Albom is an automatic read for me. I'm glad I did, because although I adore historical fiction, WW2 and Holocaust stories are not my favorite. This one may have opened me back up to the era. I love how the story is told with four protagonists but one narrator, Truth. This ranks up there with The Time Keeper and Have a Little Faith!

TheBookgeekFrau I feel like this is such an underrated read. Albom is an auto buy for me, so I read it when it first came out and loved it. But you're the first person I've seen since who read it. 4mo
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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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The final book in this trilogy was just as exciting as the first two. Student in my 10th and 11th grade English classes are loving this series, and for good reason. Luxury, unimaginable riches, intrigue, mystery, action with a side of love and family loyalty, what's not to love?

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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Lucky was abandoned on the steps of a Catholic church as a newborn. She lives her whole life with a man named John who she believes to be her father. But just when it seems her luck has run out, everything changes.

Crazeedi Intriguing!! 4mo
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Less | Andrew Sean Greer
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I listened to the first 75 minutes, and I just couldn't find anything to care about.

TheBookgeekFrau Fourth 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Fifth 4mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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Before I Let Go | Kennedy Ryan
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Yasmin and Josiah, divorced co-parents and business partners, have the most well-adjusted relationship. It's not hard to believe this is fiction. The best part of this book is how it helps remove the stigma from seeking professional health help and normalizes going to therapy.

Reggie I was going through some grief last year after the death of some close family members. This book came along and I felt like I was going to therapy with these characters. It definitely helped. 4mo
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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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1. Nothing specific, but it's my daughter's birthday. She is turning 28.
2. Nothing specific, but something you can lose yourself in.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Valentine's Day and hope your daughter has a fabulous birthday! 4mo
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Bring Your Own Books | Shelby Township, MI (Bookstore)
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Welcome Kelly, host of this podcast, to Litsy! Let's show her the #litsylove #LitsyWelcomeWagon

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glamhobbit Welcome!! Hope you love it here 📚 4mo
UwannaPublishme Welcome to all the fun @mckellstar ! 👋🏻📚 4mo
Kshakal Welcome to the family @mckellstar ! 4mo
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Sapphire Hey there! 4mo
monkeygirlsmama Welcome 😁 4mo
Ruthiella Welcome to Litsy @mckellstar ! 😃 4mo
TheBookgeekFrau @mckellstar 👋🏼 Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
KathyWheeler Welcome! 4mo
Deblovestoread Welcome! 4mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy @mckellstar 👋 Hope you enjoy it here🙂 4mo
julesG Welcome to Litsy @mckellstar ! 4mo
Booksofkell Thank you!! 💃🏼 4mo
ElizaMarie Ooooo I got to check out this podcast! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 💗🎉🎊 4mo
julieclair Welcome to Litsy, @mckellstar ! 😀 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 3mo
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Before I Let Go | Kennedy Ryan
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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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I love this series. I don't usually read sequels, but I'm glad I've got all three books, so I can just keep reading. I'm rooting for Avery, and I'm glad she's ready to take charge.

Read4life The fourth book came out late last year. 🤓 5mo
DebbieGrillo Oooooh @Read4life thanks. Just obtain the 4th before finishing the 3rd. Have you read it? 5mo
Read4life Yes I have. Book 5 doesn‘t have a release date yet. 5mo
April_Barbie Love this series! 😍🤩😊🩵 4mo
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I Place You Into the Fire | Rebecca Thomas
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Mi‘kmaw poet's debut explores love, pain, and history. Thomas' poems challenge norms and tell a powerful story about identity, injustice, and a new Canadian tale.

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Back in a Spell | Lana Harper
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I loved Nina and Morty's story in The Witches of Thistle Grove saga. This is book three, and I've got book four on stand-by. I can't wait to read more about the magic of Lady's Lake and get to know more of the characters in this world.

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I'm going to be in the US Virgin Islands for 6 weeks. I'm not leaving for over a month yer, but the most important task is taken care of. I've got all of these ebooks on standby, three per week. Think that's enough? I probably won't finish all of them, but it's good to have choices. I like to decide on order so that when I'm on vacation, I don't even have to decide what comes next; I finish one and automatically start the next.

kspenmoll What a fabulous, long vacation! Pictures please! Enjoy enjoy! 5mo
Ruthiella You‘ve got your priorities straight! 😃 5mo
DebbieGrillo @kspenmoll We own a condo there that we rent on airbnb when we're not there. It lets us stay a bit longer. elnidostj.com 5mo
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Crazeedi Sounds magical! Enjoy 5mo
MissyD Priorities! Enjoy your trip 5mo
catsuit_mango I love that your description of amenities includes a library :) it sounds heavenly. And of course the tbr list is always the first packing list to be done ! 5mo
Read4life I just returned from five weeks in St. Thomas which included a few trips to St. John. Enjoy! 5mo
DebbieGrillo @Read4life what's your favorite thing to do on St. John? 5mo
Read4life @DebbieGrillo My kids love snorkeling but I‘m a sucker for Cinnamon Bay and just relaxing in the water. Our cousin usually takes us to St. John on his boat but we also took the car ferry this last trip. 5mo
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kspenmoll ❤️💙💚 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🧡💚 5mo
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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1. I do... it's been a LONG time.

2. It's tagged and it's quirky but I loved it.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
Tagging anyone who takes the time to like this post. Let's play!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!❤️📖 5mo
BethM this book has been on my tbr forever….. 5mo
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dabbe 💜🤍💜 5mo
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Pearl | Sin Hughes
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I liked this character driven story, until the ending. That's when I knew I loved this story. It's a reminder that we never really know what someone else is thinking and feeling, so we should always make the best possible assumptions of others.

Suet624 Great reminder. 5mo
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Pearl | Sin Hughes
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"The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day and yet the impact they deliver over the months and years can be enormous. It is only when looking back two, five, or perhaps ten years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent."

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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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