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Joined March 2016

i like books and i like you now get off my lawn
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The Main Corpse | Diane Mott Davidson
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Mehso-so

So this is the only book I read so far this month ??? I feel like that can‘t be right but I also can‘t remember any others 😅

It was okay! Not great but not bad.

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In the Hall with the Knife: A Clue Mystery #1 | Diana Peterfreund, Hasbro, Inc.
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Mehso-so

So... I have a slightly more detailed review on goodreads, but for now: this was disappointing and I think that‘s my own fault because I love Clue so much lol. This is not really a “solve” type mystery and there wasn‘t much investigating. And it‘s part of I believe a trilogy, so overall too many unanswered questions. A quick and pretty enjoyable otherwise read though!

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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this, but it wasn‘t bad! It surprised me, which was basically all I wanted lol. It‘s been a few days since I read it (nearly two weeks I think actually) - I need to start reviewing right after I read!

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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This is what I was considering for the book club! I have other choices lined up if anyone has already read it/doesn‘t want to read it though !!!

Lovesbooks87 Fine with me! 2mo
sweetpealsd Sounds good! 2mo
EH2018 Looks good to me too! 2mo
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Reading through this and I‘m really enjoying it so far. The conversations remind me of The Gilmore Girls a little bit

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A Dangerous Engagement | Ashley Weaver
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My #currentlyreading book! I do love a good mystery and this has been a fairly enjoyable series so far!

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.”
I haven‘t used Litsy in forever but I‘m back! Hello! Matilda was one of my absolute very favorite books as a child, and I love books for these same reasons.

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Mere Wife The | Maria Dahvana Headley
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Mehso-so

Oof this was reeeeeeeeeally close to a pan but the end is worth pushing through to get to. Mostly. It was a tough read! Great writing, though. Also this is in the mail !!! Can‘t wait to get the next one! Annotating is HARD.

Longer review coming....? Maybe.....? Lol I‘m still processing!

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Mehso-so

This is a quite short, a collection of stories about Maud, the eponymous lady up to no good 👵🏼. They all felt the same to me? Like I enjoyed one okay, but I felt like I didn‘t need to read the rest really. Not bad, though. I just didn‘t enjoy it overmuch

BookNAround Just about exactly how I felt about this one. 7mo
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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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Bailedbailed

NOOOOOPE. I was looking forward to this book so much and it was not.... it was not what I wanted at all. Uh, it was not my cup of tea. It was bad. I read a good chunk and then, kind of fed up, I decided to skim a bit to see if the rest would be worth reading. Nope.

🔴 MINOR SPOILER 🔴 Warning for animal cruelty, I wish I hadn‘t read what I did, honestly, considering the ending

grumpygirlbooks @j9brown I know this was one your list for the #CupidGoesPostal swap, and I almost got it for you - but based on your preferences I‘m really glad I didn‘t, I might suggest you not pick this one up 😬 9mo
j9brown @grumpygirlbooks Whooaa, the summary for this sounded neat but yeah, between your review and that spoiler... I think this one's getting deleted from the "buy later" list. Thanks for the warning!! What a bummer. 9mo
Megabooks Thank you for the warning!!! #skip 9mo
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#hellothursday

1. Yes! ...partially. I have things I would like to do maybe someday, but it‘s all very nebulous
2. Yes! Writing a novel. I have three good ideas I‘m thinking on and I hope to pick one and finish it this year.
3. Yes! Traveling! That is so far outside my comfort zone: people and change are two things I handle poorly. 😂😂😂
4. I meant to bring this on our recent trip but I forgot it at home so I read something else

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🖋 9mo
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Four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I‘m biased though, because I do love Pride and Prejudice. This is essentially a very very close retelling if the story in terms of the plot, but the characters are really different in a lot of interesting ways. The love story is important to the book, but it‘s really a story of the sisters and the family more than anything else. I really enjoyed it! Longer review on my blog soon!

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Fantasy! I actually read almost no sci-fi at all. 🤔
2. Earth bound!
3. Tea fuel! I don‘t like coffee very much.
4. Scientific prowess! I love reading about both, though
5. Salty rivalry
6. LOTR!
7. Dystopia
8. Animal sidekick
9. Amphibians I guess? Lol
10. Either !!! Maybe slight preference for COMPLETED series lol
11. YA! I like YA pretty well generally

hermyknee Completed series! 😂💙🙌🏼 yes! I‘m pretty irked with Patrick Rothfuss pulling a George RR Martin over there and taking SIX YEARS (so far) to publish the next book in the king killer chronicles! WHHYYYYYYY (edited) 10mo
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Mehso-so

This one is a solid three stars. I definitely enjoyed it, and I really like mysteries where the reader has a chance to solve it too. There were a few things I didn‘t love - like way too much focus on the first part of the case, and it was a big exposition dump - by design - to give enough info to have the clues to solve it.

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My current read!

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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Hey #LMPBC round 5 group y !!! Any of these sound interesting or like you‘d want to read? I‘m nervous and want to pick a good book lol! I have really broad tastes so I have lots of others to choose from as well.

DarcysMom They all look interesting. Hmmmm.... 10mo
leslieseidel I would say my top two are Bowlaway and The Mere Wife. Great selections! 10mo
BridgetteM They all look great! I am most interested in The Mere Wife and the Michael Chabon book. Great choices! 👍🏻 10mo
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Mehso-so

This was good !!! But I rated it So-So because it just wasn‘t like super memorable? I would rec it, especially to people who liked Star Trek, but I don‘t think it‘s going to stick with me. Full review on my blog and goodreads soon!

A very solid 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This has been a really quick read. #socksunday

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Currently reading! This kind of went in the direction I was hoping it wouldn‘t lol, but I‘ve still got a good chunk left to finish so we‘ll see

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Thank you again @Chrissyreadit - I don‘t read a lot of romance so I‘m excited to give this a try! 💚

Chrissyreadit Oh good! I picked books from your top five requests- I hope they are fun for you!!! 10mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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#CupidGoesPostal Thank you so much !!! Oh my gosh I was spoiled I am so, so excited! I had trouble taking a picture because my cat kept wanting to investigate lol but thank you so much! I LOVE THE BOOKS !!! 😍 can‘t wait to get started reading them! And all the goodies! What an excellent Valentine‘s Day surprise.

Chrissyreadit Glad you liked everything! 10mo
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A Streetcar Named Desire | Tennessee Williams
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I have a spinning bookshelf, which is one of my most prized possessions. But books do occasionally go flying off it. 😂 I like to play a game called was it the baby or the cats?

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😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 Thank you so much! I‘m so excited! I did not anticipate the waiting for the 14th would be so hard lol

Chrissyreadit Yay! I‘m so glad it is there! Hope you enjoy your package. #cupidgoespostal 10mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
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Secret Pal Surprises | Suzanne Williams
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My #CupidGoesPostal 📦 gift !!! Blocked out for no “spoilers” lol (the books are in a bag 😉) Sorry this took me longer than expected to get out! Going to the post office today to send it! 🙌

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#LiteraryLove Day 6: Soulmates

Even though it‘s super cliche, this is still one of my favorite books 🤷‍♀️😂 we‘re soul mates lol. This edition especially, because dang I love the typeface. It‘s not like the easiest to read, really, but it just looks so nice!

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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#LiteraryLove Day 5: Cross My Heart ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! ❤️❤️ 10mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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#LiteraryLove Day 4 playing Cupid

Sit back dear readers and let me play Cupid for you with a cute lil book you might enjoy. Do you like Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett? Did you know they wrote a book TOGETHER?! Do you like Douglas Adams (Hitch biker‘s guide to the galaxy) or Jaspar Fforde (Thursday next)? Then GET THIS BOOK !!! One of my top 10 of all time, and I am so incredibly psyched for the Amazon series !!!

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William Shakespeare Collection [45 Books] | William Shakespeare, Aeterna Press
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Could I even claim my English major + librarian cred if I DIDN‘T have the collected works of Shakespeare? 😅

#LiteraryLove Day 3 Red Reads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💞💞 10mo
vkois88 That hand 😍😍😍 love this! 10mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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#LiteraryLove Day 2: Admire.
This is a book by someone I admire and also I admire my child‘s tenacity at never letting me have any peace 😂😂😂 gotta love the little goofball, even if she does want to eat my books (or e-readers???) instead of letting me read them.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww too cute!!! 💗💗💗 10mo
vkois88 Lol my daughter is the same way!! Except she's a toddler, so she grabs my book or ereader and RUNS 10mo
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This is a weird “holiday” to have a book rec for, but if you enjoyed the movie Groundhog Day then this might be a book for you. The author describes it as Agatha Christie meets Quantum Leap which is not inaccurate. I didn‘t love this but I did enjoy it, and after forcing myself through a slow bump in the beginning I raced through it.

A quick review I did: https://thegrumpybibliophile.blogspot.com/2018/12/book-review-7-12-deaths-of-eve...

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#LiteraryLove Day 1: My February TBR. I actually don‘t use a TBR that often, at least not in the usual sense, but here are a few books I‘m hoping to get read this month!

vkois88 Nice list 👍👍 10mo
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#LiteraryLove Prompts for February! 💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for sharing 💕💗📚😘 10mo
RaimeyGallant This looks fun! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RaimeyGallant 💞 lots of love this month!! 10mo
vkois88 Thank you for sharing! ❤ 10mo
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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I couldn‘t find a picture of the book lol but this was so good !!! I ended up really really enjoying it. Can‘t wait to read the next in the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review in my blog: https://thegrumpybibliophile.blogspot.com/2019/01/review-study-in-scarlet-women....

Reviewsbylola I think it‘s hilarious when cats sit like this! 10mo
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Got a snuggle buddy now 💚

glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 11mo
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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So I might have been wrong about my last post.... I left that book in my car so I‘m starting this one now too 😂 Anyone else bad about starting multiple books at once? I can‘t help myself sometimes. I love Sherlock Holmes though so I‘m interested to see how this adaption stands up.

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A cozy featuring a librarian? Yes please! The first book in this series was pretty good so I‘m anticipating this one to be enjoyable as well!

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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Mehso-so

This was disappointing. The beginning really hooked me but I just didn‘t get invested in the story. Overall very meh for me.

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Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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I‘m always on the look out for children‘s books to build up my daughter‘s library and this is a really lovely edition.

BookishMarginalia Hi! Please check your email from last week with your #CupidGoesPostal match and reply to it so I know you‘re all set! (It might be in the junk mail.) 11mo
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I needed a good YA read, so I started this one that looked interesting. About a third through it! (I haven‘t picked the other books I was reading back up yet....)

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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I‘m about halfway through this book... I loved the beginning but I got a little disenchanted. Please tell me the back half has the magic of the beginning? 🙈

rubyslippersreads I ❤️❤️❤️ this book, so I would say keep going. 12mo
BethMcQ Did you finish? I stayed disenchanted but plowed through to the end. 11mo
grumpygirlbooks @BethMcQ I have not finished yet! But I‘m planning on going ahead and forcing myself to this weekend 11mo
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I love a good pun so much 😂

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I just picked up The Bear and the Nightingale but I haven't started it yet. On my TBR list... with so many others... Have a book rainbow though!

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The Bedlam Stacks | Natasha Pulley
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Such a pretty cover! Haven't read it at all but I do like the cover lol

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I'm really enjoying this so far!

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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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This font is just too cool. This book is loosely based on the Jim Henson movie Labyrinth. It's very very different, though - but so far I'm enjoying it!

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Pickpick

So it's hard to know how I feel about this exactly, especially as a huge Hercule Poirot fan. I liked Catchpool, and I think it was a good choice to have him narrate. Through his eyes, we're seeing Poirot differently, so any differences due to a new writer aren't glaring. Also the case was B A N A N A S

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A good addition to the series! I liked it - esp finding out Jenny's story and a little more about Jackaby. And there was a trans character - really small part tho - that the narrative treated very well. Almost preachy but I was totally okay with that, especially since this is children's lit. The ending though! There's a huge war they're about to wage but it just ends. My only complaint is that this felt like set up for the next part of the story.

MrBook Great review! 3y
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Where's My Tushy? | Deborah Aronson
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This book is about people's butts running away. So uh. Yeah. That exists lol.

Reviewsbylola I have a feeling my 4 year old would love this. 3y
Chessa I need this in my life RIGHT NOW. 3y
GinaAnderson Butts are always funny. 3y
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I got this from work yesterday - I usually don't listen to audiobooks but they're so great for car rides I'm really getting into them! This was funny - not great or amazing or anything, but funny.

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Mehso-so

None of the ladies liked this book today at the book club I lead at work. It wasn't bad! The writing was quite good. It just tried to do too much, I think - be too many things. I gave it four stars on good reads because I enjoyed the writing and the potential, but it wasn't a pick here bc I didn't live it. I wanted a more gothic style creepier mystery type story. And! Here are some creepy dolls on s book I discarded while weeding. Appropriate... V