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emz711

emz711

Joined April 2019

Magical Realism ¤ Classics ¤ Gothic Romance ¤ Fantasy ¤ a little Mystery .... Friend me on GoodReads! https://www.goodreads.com/emz711
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Baby is sick so I'm working from home and taking a few minutes to myself as he naps.

This book is so juicy.

TEArificbooks Cool bookmark 6h
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Kantika: A Novel | Elizabeth Graver
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Not really my thing, we'll see if I finish it or not

Hi @Amiable , you're my 1000th follow!

Amiable Yay! Howdy! 👋🏼 2d
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The Atlas Six | Olivie Blake
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Really intrigued by this one, also not usually my thing - very in your head, calculating, scheming but so is everyone outside of the six. Definitely putting the next book in the series on hold.

Reminds me of Scholomance for some reason even though the stories are totally different. Maybe just the security aspect.

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What? You don't hide a big bag of chocolate mini Cadbury eggs in your underwear drawer to hide it from your kids and eat at night?

Lawhon's writing is always soooo propulsive. A lot of her stories I didn't think would be my thing but her writing is just incredible. Sucks you in and makes you want to keep turning pages. Can't wait for the twist, she always has a twist.

UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 4d
peaKnit I also hide mini eggs, sometimes even from myself! 3d
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What should I read next?

Meshell1313 I love Armentrout- but def fourth wing next! 5d
perfectsinner I've been seeing The Frozen River all over the place 5d
Captivatedbybooks From Blood & Ash 5d
emz711 Haha I like how all 3 chose differently @Meshell1313 @perfectsinner @Captivatedbybooks . I did this one. Need to break up some of my #romantasy 4d
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Hooked | Emily McIntire

Wendy, darling
Ah!
#feyredarling #acotar

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Ok how many romance novels are there about Peter Pan and Captain Hook because I will read all of them!
Tell me!

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Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Dark romance about Captain Hook? Yes please

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The Star of Whatever | Andrew Einspruch
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Anyone else using Booktasters? Twitter or Facebook contact to get free rewards in exchange for reviews. I found this fun series!

#booktasters #freereads

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Crewel World | Monica Ferris
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I've never read a cozy mystery that had such unlikeable characters. If anyone can convince me that the books get better, please let me know but I found nothing charming or nice in any of these characters.

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Gothikana | Runyx
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I loved it.
Like Wednesday, the Addams family TV show, but with spice 🌶️🌶️🌶️
Going to start reading it again to see what clues I missed.

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Prose and Cons | Amanda Flower
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I think I finally found my next #cozymystery #audiobook series that's in the library.

My first one was the Hannah Swenson series and since I caught up on it I haven't found a replacement for my chill audiobooks that are actually in my library Libby/hoopla until now!

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The Purple Haze | Andrew Einspruch
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Monty Python jokes? Yes please.
Ni!
#montypython

Jari-chan Shrubbery! I love that word and I learnt it from Monty Python 😄 1mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1mo
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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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#cozy #cosy

I've had to look up 5 different plants in the first 15 pages, wasn't expecting that.

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The Purple Haze | Andrew Einspruch
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So cute and fun, #newseries alert!

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern

Itching to read this again. This is becoming almost an annual read. Anyone else?

@JenP ?
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Slajaunie I didn‘t care for it. 1mo
emz711 @Slajaunie I think it's an acquired taste. Did you read ? 1mo
StaceGhost This book changed my life. I don‘t think I‘d have gone for my PhD without it. 1mo
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emz711 @StaceGhost omg now I have to know what your PhD is! Video games? 1mo
StaceGhost @emz711 haha! Yes! In literature and criticism. My focus is on playful literature, videogames as long form narrative, and adaptations. 1mo
StaceGhost I like to listen to starless sea on audiobook whenever I have a chance 1mo
Slajaunie @emz711 Yes and I loved it! 1mo
Sparklemn @emx711 @staceghost So inspiring to know this book has meant to much to you! I enjoyed it, too, and think about it often. It motivated to read even more than I do. 💙 1mo
JenP I‘ve never read it. But will add it to the list 1mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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@dabbe
1. Yarn and all things yarn. Even the knitting needles I don't like. I feel like they'll be a use one day.
2. Photos
3. Metal food containers - like coffee tins. I made them into plant pots.

Tag latest follower @Silverneurotic

dabbe I wish I could knit! I can sort of do crochet, but that's it. 🤩 Cool idea for #3, too! 💜🩶💜 1mo
peaKnit Yes to Yarn!! 🧶 1mo
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The Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde
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1. No but I've wanted to try.
2. Jasper Fforde's last Dragonslayer young adult novels were fun with a car character.
Tagging new followers @michellelav @jenniferw88
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤️🚘❤️📖❤️📚 1mo
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And I meant it. Great history of critical race theory and biographies into it's creators and influencers.
Easy #audiobook

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The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Catriona Ward, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Stuart Turton, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Susan Stokes-Chapman
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Let's get to it!
#shortstories

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With a baby and everything. #audiobooks are a life saver.

Shout-out to new follower @Roxanareads

Gissy Great📚📚📚🥳🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 2mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! 👏👏👏 2mo
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Fall of Ruin and Wrath | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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This was so good!
So what's my next #romantasy book? Something tells me my 2024 is going to be steamy.

#recommendations #romance #romancefantasy

Shout-out to new follower @BookBabe2018

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Bookshops & Bonedust | Travis Baldree
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Yay! Hope this is better than the last book I just read.

I'm intrigued that this is a prequel.

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Fall of Ruin and Wrath | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Such a sexy magical system. What could possibly happen? 😏😁

It's my first Armentrout book, what's your favorite?
#romantasy

Breanne1 I‘ve really liked the Blood and Ash series. I have this one on my TBR, enjoy! 2mo
Meshell1313 I read every single one of her books during the pandemic 🤣 I enjoyed them all but loved the Lux series. 2mo
emz711 @Breanne1 this was soo so good. Wow I need the next one. 2mo
emz711 @Meshell1313 ok so this was great so where should I start with her other ones? 2mo
Meshell1313 @emz711 ooh great!!! Def do “from blood and ash” that‘s #1 in blood and ash series and “shadows” is first in Lux series. Oh then flesh and fire series. I literally have a whole page to keep track of all her series. There‘s like 80 books! You need a list: https://jenniferlarmentrout.com/books/ 2mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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When this was announced, I told myself I wouldn't buy it. It was just a marketing ploy, it was just a kitchy edition. I already have 3 other editions...

But I saw it in B&N and bought it with giftcards!
#happychanukah

Eyelit 🤩👏🤩👏🤩 2mo
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Passport | Herta Mller
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Such nice gifts this year!

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Chrome | George Nader
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I can't believe it!
I was once again lamenting the exhausting task of going through my to reads on goodreads and then cross referencing against the Libby app. Reddit to the rescue! There's a chrome extension!
This was a scan of my last 200 to reads, and there's only 3 audiobooks available. good to know!

If you're interested:
https://chromewebstore.google.com/detail/library-scan-overdrive-+/mfckggnkebdpao...

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Ah! He just hinted on Facebook today that there's a new one, I hurry to goodreads and there's 2 new stories coming!
Love Flavia

Shemac77 I love her too! 2mo
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What the River Knows | Isabel Ibaez
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Starting up this one, what do you guys thing?
#egypt

emz711 Story is okay but the romance is awkward and the language is clunky. Listening at almost 2x speed, I've never done that! 2mo
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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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I always imagine Cassian with Ryan Gosling hair... Or a Hemsworth.
And I always imagine Mor with long black hair. Doesn't matter that that's not the description.

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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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Can't wait to see what the deal is with Nesta!

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A Curse For True Love | Stephanie Garber
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Ok guys... I was let down. By the format, by the majority of the story being a summary of what happened in the last 2 books and then at the end no explanation? I had to go back to figure it out but .. love? Was the answer love? Nothing about her magic or how she's a key or what's the deal with the cuff now?
Book 2 is my favorite for sure

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A Curse For True Love | Stephanie Garber
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It's here!
#libraryhold

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I love how Michael Kramer narrates Alucard and Berras ever so slightly different. So cool. #brothers #audiobook

I'm loving Vares too, very Watchmaker of Filigree Street feel. #owl

julesG Michael Kramer made me think of Brandon Sanderson and I was wondering which of Sanderson's characters was named Alucard. Only then did I check which book you tagged. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
emz711 @julesG I looked up what else he narrates and maybe I'll give Mistborn a second try! 4mo
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I'm impressed that I can listen so fast but because it has 3 narrators, I have to keep adjusting the speed.

Loving that this story still has the old characters in it.
#audiobook #redlondon

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Excited for this one!
Shhhh this is a wedding gift for a friend...
#audiobook #redlondon #audioknitting

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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Favorite chocolate - Ghirardelli 72%

Favorite Halloween candy -
Child - 3 musketeers
Young adult - twix
Adult - mini crunch bar
And Take 5 as a runner up since it didn't exist when I was a kid.

#nationalchocolateday
New follower tag @Milena

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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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@Yuki_Onna my turn of the screw. I like the picture, I find it super creepy
#creepy #spooky

Yuki_Onna Oh my... 🫢 That IS creepy! 4mo
emz711 @Yuki_Onna I knew there was a reason I like it, it's by Monet "a corner of the apartment" 4mo
Yuki_Onna It fits the book so perfectly! 4mo
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Ten Thousand Things | John Spurling
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Woohoo! Thanks everyone, love Litsy.
#10k

Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! 👏👏👏 4mo
slategreyskies Congrats!! 🙌✨ 4mo
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Jas16 🎉📚🙌🏽 4mo
julesG Congratulations! 4mo
Gissy Congratulations 🎉 📚📚📚👏👏👏 4mo
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@BarkingMadRead you won!
Haven't hit 10k yet but I'm sure it'll be soon. Send me a goodreads message or I can give you my email so I can get your address.
#winner

BarkingMadRead How exciting!!! What‘s your profile name on goodreads? 4mo
BarkingMadRead Found it 🤣 4mo
emz711 @BarkingMadRead on it's way! 4mo
BarkingMadRead So exciting! Thank you! 4mo
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I'm close to 10k points and I'd like to do a #giveaway to get me there! Give a like and I'll randomly select someone to get both of these books.

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The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Catriona Ward, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Stuart Turton, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Susan Stokes-Chapman
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Yes! I can't believe I got it! Ordered through Blackwell's and shipped to the US. Can't wait to read.
#shortstories #hauntedwinter #winter #ghoststories

emz711 @keepingupwiththepenguins you're my 10k point! 4mo
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Dinosaur Beach | Keith Laumer
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I saw this at a used book sale and couldn't not take it. It looks like an mst3k in a book. Anyone read it?!

#mst3k #rifftrax #inanotsodistantfuture
@Milena new follower tag, hi!

Aims42 Haha! That cover definitely has mst3k written all over it 🤣 4mo
AmyG Rockland Bakery? The best!!! (edited) 4mo
RamsFan1963 I read it a couple of years ago. I don't think its mst3k material but I like the cover better than the one on my edition. If you like twisty time travel stories, you'll like this one. 4mo
emz711 @AmyG my happy place. Brought my son for the first time yesterday 4mo
AmyG We used to take our kids there. They loved to get a fresh roll right out od the oven. Great place! 4mo
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Another Day | Ruth Tomalin
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Another day, another library book sale.
$3 haul.

And yes I already have the Thirteenth Tale but I've always wanted to be one of those people that buys a copy of something that I really love and to give it to someone. Haven't figured out who yet!
#bookhaul

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Not my normal way to relax but for the last week, it's been great. Kids have slept most nights and reading distracts me. How's acotar #3?

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A Curse For True Love | Stephanie Garber

No one is posted yet for this! I am counting down the days! #jacks

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Nice $5 haul. It must be the time of year since this is the second book sale I visited in the last week and there's another sale this weekend!
#bookhaul

Ruthiella Nice stack! 👍 4mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I don't know guys, I feel like there's a lot of plot holes. Is she really this comfortable on Rhys's side after what happened Under the Mountain?
Make it make sense!
#acotar #faeriewine

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Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Thanks @DinoMom
Such a nice surprise!
Tagged current read.
#spookyseason #athingaday

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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At the risk of sounding ironic, I thought this was predictable.
#escher #multiverse