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katiekat311

Joined August 2021

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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Finished my book last night. Perfect timing! On to April‘s #bookspin board. My son‘s chose the color scheme and every book on here…thankfully, I should check some boxes off the TBR and #Roll100🤣 I hope everyone had a great Easter! Happy April!🐣🌼

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
PuddleJumper 💚💜 3mo
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Well, what a twisty turny adventure this was. Full of little surprises that weren‘t expected. Everyone in the apartment is suspiciously quirky or give off the creep vibe, adding to the whole feel of the book. Short chapters from each characters perspective keeps it moving fast and interweaves their story so you don‘t know what, or who to believe.

Mccall0113 Listening to this now. So glad I gave it a chance. 4mo
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It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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This book made me realize exactly why I take a pause between series. Finishing the first, I NEEDED more of these characters, so I dove right in. Don‘t get me wrong I adored this story in every way possible. I LOVE Atlas and Lily, as well as their journey. BUT, diving right in after the first, I found moments of not appreciating their story as much as I wanted or should and I HATED those moments, they deserved more from me. Still, so VERY good.💕

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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I never jumped on the binge Colleen wagon, so don‘t mind me just treating her and her books like any other. 🤣
What an emotional toll this takes on your heart. I fell in deep love with all of the characters. I needed to know their stories, how they connected and what shattered them personally. What a bravely bold and beautiful book with some of her natural 🌶️, of course. Raw and real, this book definitely doesn‘t let go of your heart.

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One Day | David Nicholls
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Thanks @thegreensofa for putting this on the #AuldLangSpine list for me! You can‘t help but get so deeply attached to these characters; love them, hate them, want to shake some sense into them. Beautifully written; compassionate and heartbreaking all in one. I couldn‘t help but yell, “WHAT?”, reread the same sentence 5 times and have to take a pause before finishing. Heartbreakingly beautiful and moving this book. ❤️

thegreensofa What a great review!I‘m happy you enjoyed it, I agree what up and down trip, you hit the nail on the head with shake some sense into them. 5mo
thegreensofa (I hit send by accident, I wasn‘t finished lol. Now I forget what I was thinking!!🤪). Anyway, great review! 😁. 5mo
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One Day | David Nicholls
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Waiting for my (hopeful) last appointment EVER with my hand surgeon, starting my first #AuldLangSpine read! Thanks @thegreensofa for the recommendation. 💕

thegreensofa The cover looks better on a real book! Mine was the same cover on eBook. I hope you enjoy it! 😃 5mo
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First completed read of the year did NOT disappoint.
Stressed out mom riding the hot mess express, throw in a murder mystery.
Frustrations & triumphs of life abound in this witty, heartfelt & fast-paced read.

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Winter Games | Tim Grundmann, Jim Jinkins
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Thank goodness for the last book I read REALLY boosting my points with the word search words! This is the first time a broke 20,000 points! Woohooo! Thank you again for another amazing #wintergames, I always have a great time and my family loves helping me get non-reading points! #RestingGrinchFace💙

Julsmarshall Great job! I‘ve made note of your points and will add them to our total. Please disregard the post I just made about points :) 6mo
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✨Pj‘s all the way
✨Stay Up
✨Mug
✨Couch
✨Slippers

Typically for NYE I stay at home cozy with the kiddos. We play board games, build puzzles, drink cocoa and maybe a few close friends come by to join in with a potluck dinner. We countdown and text are immediate family at midnight before crashing hardcore into bed. We are all about low key at home for New Year‘s celebrating!
Happy New Year, Everyone! 🎉✨
#wintergames #RestingGrinchFace

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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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Little one wanted to color together, so I took advantage of the time. I promised my husband I‘d commit to the bookshelf TBR this year, so my lists are LOADED with #Roll100 reads. Also features some #AuldLangSpine choices andddd one VERY long book club book to start off the year. Hoping to be a busy bookworm and kick off the years starting to tackle some major 2024 reading goals! Thank you, hosts!#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo #Roll100

monalyisha I love the sentiment behind this on so many levels. 😅 What do you do with your books when you‘re done reading them? Do you typically move them out of the house or hang on to them afterwards? 6mo
katiekat311 @monalyisha I typically donate them or put them in a “free little library” around town, share with fellow bookworms to pass along or am still too attached and they don‘t actually end up leaving 🤣😅 6mo
monalyisha @katiekat311 Sounds familiar! 😉 I wondered whether it was more of a “Stop buying books!” or a “Maybe we‘ll actually have space in our house again!” For us, it‘s probably a mixture of both. 🙈 6mo
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katiekat311 @monalyisha it‘s definitely both😝 I still have a huge box that‘s never been unpacked from when we moved into this house 3 years ago..whoops! Anddd I‘m the only true reader so I can‘t even blame it on anyone else😬 Haha 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This year I've been selling some books on Pango and giving them away to anyone who will take them 😂 But somehow there never seem to be any fewer on the shelves!! 6mo
PuddleJumper 😂 Good luck! 6mo
thegreensofa How fun to mix everything together, you can‘t go wrong. Great list! And such neat writing 😁👏🏻📚 6mo
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Should I be trying to clean up post Christmas? Yes. Am I behind in reading for #wintergames..absolutely. Time to get moving, but not before I had to finish following Beat and Melody‘s love drama. I was encapsulated in my cozy Christmas pants. What a love. 🎄🎅🏼 #restinggrinchface

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I came out strong week 1..then, life. Looking forward to hopefully passing this number the next two weeks, especially with Christmas vacation! #restinggrinchface #wintergames @Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall Woohoo! Good work! 6mo
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A looming migraine is trying to offset my progress. Made this and forgot to post last night! #dailyphotochallenge, ornament challenge and #DecemberDreams, day 7: green font, Scrooge, an ornament good enough to eat…coffee isn‘t an “eat” but tends to be a lot of my meals so it‘s applicable 🤣 #RestingGrinchFace #wintergames

dabbe Hope you're feeling better. 💙❄️💙 6mo
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A Merry Little Meet Cute | Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone
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Got some mom TLC tonight so I‘m late posting and didn‘t get to watch a family Christmas movie. I‘ll make it up to them! 😉 #dailyphotochallenge and ornament challenge, day 6: North Pole character and green font! #wintergames #RestingGrinchFace

Julsmarshall Cute ornament! 7mo
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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#dailyphotochallenge #DecemberDreams and ornament challenge, day 5: holiday, book tree and remembrance. I just bought this shirt, I‘m so excited! I lost my uncle this summer and he LOVED fishing; he didn‘t but my son this ornament, but man I think of him every moment I look at it❤️
#wintergames #RestingGrinchFace

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Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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First book of #wintergames finished. Cute hallmark vibe book with an older MC love story. I‘m also a sucker for regal anything. Love knows no bounds.
Total points for this book: 2,010
#RestingGrinchFace

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We wanted Jim Carrey‘s Grinch, the 3 year old wanted “his grinch” so we compromised and watched his.
Here‘s today‘s complete haul. #dailyphotochallenge #snow #DecemberDreams #ornamentchallenge #reflection #RestingGrinchFace #wintergames

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Dear Santa | Debbie Macomber
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#dailyphotochallenge, ornament challenge and #Decemberdreams, day 3. My husband and I had a Harry Potter wedding so the ornaments were hand made by family for our first Christmas married. My 3 year old is OBSESSED with the trombone playing Santa andddd Michael Bublé, he‘s just my favorite. #santa #fromfamilyorfriend #faveholidaysong #wintergsmes #RestingGrinchFace

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Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights | Columbia Pictures, Kevin Nealon, Adam Sandler, Seth Kearsley, Austin Stout
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Around our crazy nightly schedules, my son and husband want to try and do a holiday movie a night; we weren‘t able to get one in last night so we made up for it today. #RestingGrinchFace #Wintergames #holidaymovies

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Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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#Wintergames photo and ornament hunt, Day 2! My parents and in laws get us and my children each an ornament every year; because of this we have two trees. One is our “personal tree” with the collection of ornaments from every year and our real Christmas tree for Santa! 🎄🐧🐨🎅🏼
#RestingGrinchFace #love #animal

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My goal is to try and actually keep up with the daily photo challenge and ornament hunt. I start off strong and fall off, but not this time! 🤞🏼
Day 1: red cover (well, red ON the cover) and ornament that sparkles ✨
#wintergames #RestingGrinchFace #Day1

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Clearly having genre discrepancies this month. I built this list this weekend and feel like I missed things 🤦🏻‍♀️ The family is already ready to help wrangle points for team #RestingGrinchFace! Let‘s get the holiday cheer flowing, I sure could use it! Ready to start #WinterGames, December‘s #bookspin and final month for #Roll100. Ho, ho, ho let‘s gooooo🎄🎅🏼❤️

dabbe Beautiful handwriting! 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Well, the last few books for the #Scarathon event did not do well in terms of upping my numbers like I had hoped. Thank goodness for the bonus games. I love this event and as usual have had such a great time participating. Thank you to everyone that helped make this a success and keeping it going. Looking forward to next years! But for now, I'll prepare to rock #WinterGames2023! #TeamCreepinItReal #Scarathon

StayCurious Great job! Loved having you! 8mo
AmandaBlaze Looking forward to working with you on #RestingGrinchFace for #WinterGames23! 7mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Had to do it now, so I‘m ready..Halloween chaos awaits! Hoping to clear off some TBR, Kindle reads, and bookshelf space (Christmas is coming!). I fell off with #Roll100 so I‘m looking forward to knocking out a chunk to catch up! Keeping it a little spooky ish this month to get ready for all the cozy Christmas reads! Looking forward to time off from work to dedicate to books 😝 #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

dabbe I want your mug! 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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Bob's Burgers | Jeff Drake, Chad Brewster, Mike Olsen, Rachel Hastings, Justin Hook
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I love Bob‘s Burgers. I love Halloween. Combining them is my happy place. I think my favorite Halloween episode is “The Hauntening” but tonight I‘m on “Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street” 🍔🎃

StayCurious I heart Tina 8mo
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Bite Me: A Love Story | Christopher Moore
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I read this entire book and still have no idea what happened. I was so confused. Vampires, lots of vampires. #scarathonphotochallenge #purple #scarathon #TeamCreepinItReal

StayCurious Did you manage to count some of those words lol? 8mo
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Pete is a fan favorite for my 3 year old. We read this one tonight, cute as always with fun surprises under the lift the flap. The repetitive language was good for the #scarathon word search! 🎃👻 #TeamCreepinItReal

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Bite Me: A Love Story | Christopher Moore
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Although I maintained consistency the first two weeks, but hoping for better points in the next two. Hopefully I have a little more down time to rack up points! Happy Reading!

dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 8mo
StayCurious amazing! 8mo
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Bite Me: A Love Story | Christopher Moore
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Welp, definitely messed up the days. 🤣 I was so excited to have one that covered both #scarathonphotochallenge #dark and #shadow this is still one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies and I always love Johnny. #scarathon #TeamCreepinItReal

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If He Had Been with Me | Laura Nowlin
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This was a low pick for me, but a so-so didn‘t seem fair. I thought this book was about something else entirely, so that may play a role in this. The MC Autumn was kind of irritating, yet, the accurately depicted what high-school kids, their minds, the drama. Seemed quite repetitive and drawn out sometimes, but wasn‘t miserable to read either. +15 for a photo challenge read #scarathon #TeamCreepinItReal #day25 #autumn

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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This was the PERFECT read for this very fall morning. How absolutely lovely in every way this book was. I loved Deja and Josie as characters, their adventures. The pictures were beautiful and captured the true essence of a pumpkin patch. Rave reviews from me with this one. #scarathonphotochallenge #day7 #pumpkin #TeamCreepinItReal #buddyread #scarathon

StayCurious I love this one too! 8mo
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This has been on my TBR, but my husband got to listen to it and RAVED about it. Can‘t wait until I can get a copy and dive in! #scarathonphotochallenge #shadow #day6 #scarathon #TeamCreepinItReal

StayCurious Creepy cover! 8mo
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It may not look very bloody, but I promise you it is. Today‘s #scarathonphotochallenge photo correlates with my team‘s buddy read! This is also one of my all time favorite movies. Can‘t wait to feel not so sleepy so I can enjoy it this spooky season! 👻🎃 #scarathon #TeamCreepinItReal #day4 #blood

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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It‘s well past my bedtime but I needed to finish. I must say, I nailed the kick off to spooky season. 😱😳 I really don‘t have words, I‘m still wrapping my head around it. Round of applause to Stephen. 👏🏼 #scarathon #TeamCreepinItReal #Falling4Books

Lin3han That one has been on my list! 9mo
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Just a cute little ghost guarding his “boo”ks! 👻#scarathonphotochallenge #day4 #TeamCreepinItReal #scarathon

StayCurious So cute! 8mo
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Shout out to today‘s #scarathonphotochallenge being #death/dead so that I actually remember there is a 3rd book in a series both I, and my daughter, enjoy. 🤣 #day3 #TeamCreepinItReal #scarathon

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Skeleton's Key | Stacy Green
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dabbe I need a cup like that for when I sub for freshmen this Thursday! 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
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The amount of times I've had this to read and haven't actually been able to, is too high. One day I will actually clear it off of my TBR! #black #Day1 #Scarathon #ScarathonPhotoChallenge #TeamCreepinItReal

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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What. A. Week. I am seriously looking forward to diving into spooky season. I have a little bit of everything on the list and hoping for a rock solid month of reading and point collecting for #Scarathon and #TeamCreepinItReal. Not so much going on for my #Roll100 list though, whoops. #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

dabbe Your handwriting is GORGEOUS! 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
StayCurious Seriously, great writing lol 9mo
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Happy first day of fall, ya‘ll! 🎃🍂 a quiet, cool morning allowed me to FINALLY finish the last few pages of this one. What a ride it has been with El, Orion and the Scholomance crew. This one had some unexpected twists and turns and overall, I think it was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

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West with Giraffes | Lynda Rutledge
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Giraffes are my favorite animal, so I couldn‘t WAIT to read this book. Look how pretty it is underneath the cover! What a great story; strong-willed, damaged characters coming together to triumph over a 3,200 mile journey. This was a fascinating piece of historical fiction.

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A Wish in the Dark | Christina Soontornvat
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Finishing this reminded me that I haven‘t posted my #bookspin list for the month. Whoops! My co-worker recommended this as a potential book to use with our 5th graders. Beautifully written, fantastic characters and development. Amongst all that a lot of deeper rooted concepts to unpack. Fantastic imagery, fantastic story.

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Night Road | Kristin Hannah
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Should I be doing many other things, yes. Do I care more about reading all I can before the start of school, also yes. Beautiful, tragic, nostalgic. I loved the characters, hated them in some moments. Emotional rollercoaster of a story, situations that I could never fathom. Powerful story filled with family, love, misunderstanding, growth, strength. From plot to characters there is extreme depth in this novel.

dabbe Love your Snoopy mug! 💙🖤🩵 10mo
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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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This book was beautiful. I loved the characters, all of their depths, secrets and feelings. Adams did a great job capturing who they were, all of their emotions, struggles and journeys. This adventure couldn‘t be more relatable. I loved everything about this book. Plus, I hadn‘t read all the books on the list, so I added them to my TBR. This book is proof that books can have a profound impact on your life.

dabbe Hello, fluffy sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 10mo
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When the Wind Blows | James Patterson
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This is definitely not your typical James book. Winged children. Modifying genetics. Inexplicable past murders. It wasn‘t a slow read, but it just wasn‘t a WOW read for me; maybe if I read Max‘s story first I would‘ve been more into it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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Finished this gem while pool floating this morning..ahhh, vacation. I LOVE Hannah and Fox. Talk about character development. Who I am as a person made me resonate a lot with Hannah. Watching them become who they are trying to be while navigating any relationship was a fun ride. This was definitely a good one.

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False Memory | Dean Koontz
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I did it, I made it through. That was my goal before I left on vacation. The concept is CREEPY; the fact that psychologists can manipulate the mind and take control. Parts of this bad boy DRAGGED for me and near the end I found myself skimming the big chunks to get to main points.

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I really wanted to hate Piper. At one point, I definitely did. Overall, good for her; talk about character development. I fell in love with Westport as a location. All the characters were well developed and added to the heartfelt rom-com. I was sad to see it end, I want the final pieces of Piper/Brendan/Hannah/Fox‘s stories. I can‘t wait to journey with them in book 2. Cute, fun read with some definite 🌶️ thrown in.

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I was enjoying following Scarpetta and her comrades. Now, it feels like I‘m getting too much detail about processing evidence and less about the actual crime. Patricia repeated herself a LOT in this one and I can honestly say I have NO IDEA when the main perp from other books, came into play. He all of a sudden was just included, leaving me quite confused. Hopefully the series gets more interesting again!

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Ooo this month is FULL of vacations and I planned my mostly fluff/romance reads accordingly. Not as many #Roll100 books this month but I have 23 down; need to kick that in high gear. Looking forward to a successful reading month ahead. #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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