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katiekat311

Joined August 2021

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Skye Falling: A Novel | Mia McKenzie
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Although I can understand why she was so closed off, parts of me got frustrated with Skye for not giving people a chance. But, one relationship changes it all; who she was, who she wants to be and all the relationships that she didn‘t think meant anything, but do. I laughed, I cried, I sometimes could relate. A great book of a woman‘s journey to self discovery at a later age. Proof that it‘s never too late to love! ❤️

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The Husband | Dean Koontz
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I read this in my early college years and although I remembered it was good, I didn‘t remember the plot much. Turns out 10 years later, it wasn‘t as good as I thought. It fast moving, but parts of it seem scattered. The pieces that should tie together don‘t ever, really and then the ending was just like poof, book done. So, eh.

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Secrets | Danielle Steel
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Books and baby toys run my life. 😅😂 I let my kids choose what books went on my list this month and in which order I read them. My oldest just happened to choose the book that was my #bookspin! Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised at the plot. Enough story for each character to rope you in and keep you hooked. Extremely fast read with highs, lows and steamy romance. I definitely wasn‘t disappointed. 👏🏼

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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A trip to the library secured a handful of my #NewYearWhoDis books by @DGRachel 😃 @monalyisha rest of my list was chosen by my children at random, making for an interesting mix of TBR‘s for this months #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks Now it‘s time to make my pretty BINGO board! 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Ironic that the “rock on” hands are for the pick, because this book truly rocked. It read like you were watching a documentary. It was real, it was raw and it placed you perfectly into the life of a 70‘s rockstar. I ate the characters, the story and the lifestyle up. What a trip this book was. 👏🏼

Another book off #AVeryMerryBingo, squeezing some in last minute! @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 📚🎅🏻🎄🎉 3w
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Sorry for the late count @Clwojick
Best week yet! With bathroom construction underway, seeing how well I can ring in the New Year!
#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs

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Deck the Halls | Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
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I will always have a soft spot for Mary Higgins because she was the first suspense/murder mystery author I ever picked up. Quick read. The abductors make you shake your head with how juvenile and ridiculous they are and how kind they treat their abductees. Not an overly in depth/engaging plot but enough to make you keep reading. Another book bites the dust for #AVeryMerryBingo @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 👍🏻🎉🎄 3w
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Christmas Bliss: A Novel | Mary Kay Andrews
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I enjoyed how this book focused more on Bebe, as well as Weezie, it added more depth/plot to the book. The focus on real life feelings and struggles made it more relatable and added to the book. Fast read overall between length and content. More points racked for #WinterGames2021 and another book off my #AVeryMerryBingo!

Jadams1776 🎄🎁🎅🏻 3w
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This was NOT my week. But that‘s okay, I‘m headed into Christmas break so the next two I‘m determined to SLEIGH! 🤣🙃

#WinterGames2021
#MistletoeManiacs

Clwojick Way to go! Woohoo! ❤️💚❤️💚 4w
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One of our family favorites! The bonus is that it is #TeamMistletoeManiacs team movie! Although it doesn‘t look very wintery outside, we are getting into the Christmas spirit around here🎄🎅🏼

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Whoa. How moving. It is so hard to describe this book, just read it. I chuckled, I teared up, I felt rage. Talk about an in your face, make people uncomfortable when it‘s talked about it, book. So very good and worth every second❤️

Collected some words for #WinterGames2021 and Team #MistletoeManiacs. Plus, another book off my #AVeryMerryBingo! @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 🎄🎉 4w
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Winter Street | Elin Hilderbrand
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A book about the holiday season, filled with drama. Not bad drama, good plot/real life drama. You can feel for the characters and become attached to them as you read this story. Written in a lighthearted manner, yet tackles big trials and tribulations. Fast and engaging.

Another read done for #AVeryMerryBingo @Jadams1776

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Untitled | Unknown
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Improved from last week! My goal is to just make this number bigger every week! 👏🏼🙃 #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick You‘re doing great! Ans we have this tree at my work! 1mo
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Every year, every member of our family gets a new ornament. So, we have a tree just for those special ones! ❤️ Now, Santa and his helpers help make it extra festive with their smiles and the songs they sing (for real!🤣)
#FestivePhotoChallenge #OrnamentHunt #WinterGames 2021 #MistletoeManiacs

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Oh! Christmas Tree! | Holly Berry-Byrd
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Finally got our Christmas tree on this frigid evening! #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs

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Oh, Christmas Tree! | Sue Hendra
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What a day. I needed this chuckle. 😂😬#HolidayLaughs #WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs

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Blue Christmas | Mary Kay Andrews
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Week 1 of the #WinterGames complete with 2630 pts for #MistletoeManiacs
This book was cute, but just kind of was. There was good plot pieces sprinkled throughout but nothing that was drastic enough to hold the whole story. Super fast read and heartwarming moments. Another book done for my #AVeryMerryBingo board, too!

Jadams1776 🎉🎄👍🏻🎅🏻👍🏻 1mo
Clwojick You did great! Awesome job! ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 1mo
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The One | Kiera Cass
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I am SO thankful they got back on track with the history/politics/caste system because it really adds a layer and ties in the fluffy, cute romance and the purpose of the Selection. Again, another super quick read and definitely worth it.

@TheAromaofBooks this was my #bookspin for this month!

Got to block off the Jingle Bells prompt for #Averymerrybingo @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 🎄🎅🏻🎉👍🏻🎁 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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#FestivePhotoChallenge, Day 2: Red and White

Bojangles the Elf is one of the most stressful part of the holiday season. Can‘t let the Christmas magic dwindle by not moving this gentleman 😅

@Clwojick

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#FestivePhotoChallenge, Day 1: Red and Green
I made this cutie patootie Christmas bulb tree yesterday and am SO proud of it because I am definitely not crafty, ever! 🤣

P.S.: I just stayed up WAYYY past my teacher bedtime to finish my first #AVeryMerryBingo book and to rack up points for Team #MistletoeManiacs!

I‘m obsessed with this competition already.
#wintergames @Clwojick

Clwojick So glad you‘re having fun! 🤩 2mo
Clwojick Don‘t forget to give yourself 5 points for sharing a pic of your holiday craft! 💚 2mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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I‘m honestly struggling to find words to put with this book. It makes you uncomfortable, it makes you want to keep reading, it makes you wonder. A lot of overlapping emotions and dynamics happening. The genre alone was outside of my comfort zone, but I‘m so glad I tackled this one off of my TBR list.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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I am SO ready for December‘s events. I built my #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo board based on #AVeryMerryBingo prompts, which will help with my Team #MistletoeManiacs and the #WinterGames. Whoa, look at all the hashtags.
Anybody have any good anthology, essay collection, etc recommendations..it‘s the only one I‘m missing?!
Happy Thanksgiving book nerds.
+35 for Team #MistletoeManiacs (commenting & TBR post!)
@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

Clwojick So many great books! ❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 2mo
AbigailJaneBlog Looks good 😍 2mo
keys_on_fire There are some amazing reads on this list! 2mo
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So excited for #Newyearwhodis and the picks from @DGRachel I think @monalyisha did a great job with pairing and I couldn‘t be happier to be a part of the event for the first time! Thanks to both of you! ❤️👏🏼

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The Elite | Kiera Cass
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Sequel to The Selection. This one got annoying to me with the main characters fickle love triangle. She got irritating with her lack of decision making. I found myself missing some of the underlying historical/political components the first book has. Hoping for better again with the next, because naturally I have to finish the series now 🤣

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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What a cute and fun, fluffy, fast paced read! I loved The Kiss Quotient, so I was eager to read this and it didn‘t disappoint. It makes you laugh. It makes you tear up. It makes you feel frustrated for/about characters, which is all too real with Autism Spectrum Disorder (which is close to my heart). Little bit of sexy, a lot of sweet and extremely heartwarming. This was my November #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
keys_on_fire I have the first book in This series on my December TBR, even though it‘s not a Christmas pick. Fellow #wintergames teammate here! 2mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I had NO idea what to expect from this book. It felt magical, it felt real. I was encapsulated by the story and the writing was beautifully done. The entire book was a journey from start to finish. The characters draw you in and make you feel. Even though it took me longer than expected😅 what a great October #bookspin read! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I loved the writing in this book, but was left with mixed feelings just because I felt like I needed to read a second time to really understand what was going on haha 2mo
katiekat311 @TheAromaofBooks yes! It‘s one of those books that if you reread it, I‘m sure you‘d put more pieces together! There were definitely moments where I got lost and read the section again haha 2mo
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Cuba Circulating Library | Cuba, NY (Library)
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Half the fun is making my #bookspinbingo board. Here is November‘s; my students chose the order..let‘s hope that helps! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Bound and determine to ROCK this months #bookspin and #doublespin with @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve been slacking, time to change that 👏🏼🤞🏼

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
coffeewithbooks The Elite is really good 😊 2mo
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The Selection | Kiera Cass
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3/5
It‘s your typical fast-paced, cutesy, YA book that‘s been in my TBR for awhile. Not much plot depth. It ropes you in with poor girl given a chance to turn her life around; a unique element was adding the caste system. Good political & historical components without throwing narratives or opinions in your face. It‘s enough reality tv show mixed with real teenage life feel. Super quick read that made me want to pick up the next, I‘m invested.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Sick days make me feeling guilty when sunshine and a book is involved. Although my October TBR doesn‘t show it, I love spooky season! Starting off with one of my #bookspin books!

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Cuba Circulating Library | Cuba, NY (Library)
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Half the fun for me is making my #bookspin, #doublespin list and #bookspinbingo board. Here‘s to hoping I do better this month @TheAromaofBooks 🎃😁🍁

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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Those Girls: A Novel | Chevy Stevens
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This book made me feel all over the place. It was fast-paced, but then it‘d drag in parts. The scenes where there was action absolutely made your skin crawl and your heart pump. I connected and felt deeply with some characters, and absolutely despised (to say the least) others. A rollercoaster of a book that will definitely leave a lasting impression. I‘ll for sure be reading more by this author.

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Warriors in Winter | Mary Pope Osborne
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The Book Fair is still exciting, even as an adult. Now I have even more kids to buy for, my husband is thrilled 🤣❤️

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Those Girls: A Novel | Chevy Stevens
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My oldest wanted to help pick my next book so, here‘s to number 14 on my #bookspin list.

marleed Ohh, I liked this book. It was 2017 when I read it and may books later I still remember the details! That‘s saying something for me! 4mo
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Pneumonia in the babe means 3 breathing treatments a day.
May as well pass the time with a book off the TBR.

Johanna414 Oh no!! I hope he‘s on the mend soon! 4mo
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Cuba Circulating Library | Cuba, NY (Library)
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My bookshelves are overflowing with TBR‘s…seems like the perfect time to start #bookspin #doublespin with @TheAromaofBooks

Had to use my fall colors while writing it out. Looking forward to making my #bookspinbingo board, next! Maybe I need a notebook just for this?! 🤓😬🤔

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Glad to have you along!!! 5mo
Johanna414 Glad you're jumping in with the fun Litsy activities! This one is a good way to hit some of those books that have been on your TBR forever! 5mo
Johanna414 Also, you have such teacher handwriting! 🤣🤣 5mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Rainy evenings call for a comfy chair and the next book on my to be read list. 🤓

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!🙂 2mo
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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Fun fact: this is Stephen King‘s son. 😱 it was recommended by a friend, I can‘t wait to sink my teeth into it.

It‘s “shaping up” to be a good morning around here. 😉😬
#horrorreads #ghosts

Johanna414 You‘ll have to let me know what you think - I haven‘t read any of his yet! 5mo
katiekat311 @Johanna414 it was my first of his. Let you into it, creepy with some twists. 4 out of 5 stars. 5mo
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