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kellyann28

Joined September 2016

🐍Just a Slytherin masquerading as a Gryffindor🦁
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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Erin Morgenstern perfectly described me as an adventurer, if I lived back in the olden days. 😂

TheWordJar This would be me too! Very excited for this one! 2d
kellyann28 @TheWordJar This book is AMAZING. It is taking me a long time to read it because there is so much to digest but in the best way possible! 2d
TheWordJar That sounds great! I love books you can linger over and savor! 2d
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Okay I am DONE. I signed up for one little swap, and I chose to make this one a big swap (there are options on this one for how much you want to do)! I truly love making up some packages and hoping that people are excited about what they get.
See @Meganann or @Chrissyreadit for the link! #readinthenewyearSwap

Chrissyreadit 🎉thank you for sharing! 4d
MeganAnn So excited to have you join us!! 🎉✨📚❤️ 4d
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Two traveling books going in the mail tomorrow, one is my #LMPBC to @johanna414 💕
@TheBookKeepers @irre

Johanna414 Yay! I'm not very far into mine yet, but already enjoying it 4d
kellyann28 @johanna414 I'm just an early bird like usual, you have plenty of time! I'm excited about yours! 4d
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I absolutely agree with this!
Although my opinion is already forming with this book, and it is that it is amazing!

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@MaleficentBookDragon is hosting the #JolabokaflodSwap again this year! This is such a fun, easy swap! You send ONE book and some chocolate for your match to open on Christmas Eve! Check out her page for the sign up link!

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BookishFirsts has been so good to me! Another win of an ARC! 🎉

Maude Yay!! That looks like a great book, I hope you like it :) 7d
kellyann28 @Maude It looks to be quite interesting! Museums, history, mystery! Hope it's good :) 7d
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I've caught up on my "required reading" this month (traveling books for two groups!) So now I can dive into The Starless Sea. Check out what the book looks like underneath the dust jacket!

TheBookKeepers Omg I LOVE that naked cover!! 6d
kellyann28 It's so beautiful! 6d
Alora Loveee that cover! 6d
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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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I enjoyed this book overall. I struggled with a relationship that suddenly blossomed in the book but the ending was really good. Definitely a Handmaid's Tale and Hunger Games mashup!
Also, Kiersten is THE WORST.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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🖤💖🖤💖 My taste in books varies greatly, as seen by my BOTM picks for this month 💖🖤💖🖤

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Ah, my preorder arrived today! Happy mail day 😊🎉

Megabooks 🎉🎉 2w
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Followers | Megan Angelo
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Got this ARC in yesterday! I claimed it off of BookishFirsts because I really LOVED the excerpt. It had a Black Mirror vibe to it and had some real morally grey characters so I'm excited to get to it pretty soon.

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I won't go into details but my own past couple #LMPBC picks haven't impressed me. Hopefully you all will like it, I was just a little disappointed. Cute story though, for sure! @Johanna414 @irre @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers 🖤 I loved your last pick!! Lol 3w
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I got my choice for our next round of #LMPBC in the mail today, and I am going to be sending you back your book from this current round @TheBookKeepers !

I kind of liked that bright pink cover I found for this book better but.....what can you do! 🤷‍♀️

TheBookKeepers Yay! I like both of the covers! I bet they‘d make a cute pic side by side lol!! 1mo
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Okay group. You know how excited I get about LMPBC!
I have four choices, all VERY different from each other. I'll put the books in the comments and let me know if you've read any or are overly interested in one vs the others.
@irre @thebookkeepers @johanna414

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kellyann28 Also, just FYI, Litsy has The Toy Makers as 420 pages but per Goodreads and Amazon it is 320. I try not to pick super long books. 1mo
Johanna414 The Escape Room doesn‘t really appeal to me, but the other 3 look good! I‘d read any of them. 1mo
TheBookKeepers Nice selections!!! All sound good, but the 2 I find most appealing are A Quiet Kind of Thunder & The Toy Makers! 1mo
irre They all look good to me! 1mo
kellyann28 @irre @thebookkeepers @johanna414 I'm going to go with A Quiet Kind of Thunder for something light and fun. 1mo
TheBookKeepers Fantastic! 1mo
Johanna414 Perfect! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@thebookkeepers and I are doing another round of #LMPBC! We are in Group J and are looking for 2 more people.
@Suvata is doing something a bit different this time but has been gracious enough to accommodate us and made our group "Any book"! Amanda and I both love reading what other people choose! Sometimes it takes us out of our comfort zone and I think that is great ?

kellyann28 @irre @bookishthoughts Tagging y'all in case you want to do another round (I haven't looked to see of you've already signed up or not), but no pressure if not! :) 1mo
TheBookKeepers Yes!!! Also tagging @Johanna414 bc I miss reading with you! 1mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 same, I miss you and your fun choices! 1mo
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Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 just signed up! I‘ve missed reading with you both too! 1mo
irre Thanks for tagging. I signed up!! 1mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 woo hoo! I didn't know if you'd want two group or not. 1mo
kellyann28 @irre awesome!! We have another great group, I'm excited! 1mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 haha I can always be convinced. The other one is graphic novels, so they‘ll be quick to get through. 1mo
TheBookKeepers Yay!!! @irre @Johanna414 & @kellyann28 so excited!!!!!! 🎉 1mo
Bookishthoughts @TheBookKeepers thank you guys for the tag! I just missed it. But all good enjoy this round! Maybe next round🎉 1mo
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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This was a fun, fast read! I have a few chunksters coming up to read so I thought I would go ahead and dive into this book this weekend. I am excited to continue to the next book in the future, because it sounds even more intriguing to me! Thanks for the fun read, @TheBookKeepers !
And Thanks for a fun round of #LMPBC ! @irre @Bookishthoughts We all had some different, yet interesting reads!

TheBookKeepers Yay I‘m glad you liked it!! I‘ll mail out the 2nd book to you this week! 2mo
TheBookKeepers Also that books sleeve is adorable! 2mo
kellyann28 @thebookkeepers Thank you, bought it from a girl that is in a Facebook book group I'm in! You got me hooked on book sleeves ;) 2mo
TheBookKeepers Hehe you‘re welcome 😍 they are about as addicting as books themselves lol!! 2mo
Bookishthoughts This was a great round. I really enjoyed everyone's picks so far. 2mo
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Amazon thinks all I read now is fantasy, I think I need to break it up 😂

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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Some #LMPBC mail going out to to @thebookkeepers today ! I also got Daughter of a Pirate King in the mail this weekend. 🎉
@irre @Bookishthoughts

CrowCAH “Daughter” is a nice fast, easy read; enjoy! 2mo
irre I‘m very slow this month. 2mo
kellyann28 @irre You have plenty of time still! I'm going out of state next week so thought I better send it off now 2mo
kellyann28 @crowCAH Good to hear! I'm excited to read it :) 2mo
irre September is such a busy month with the beginning of the school year. But I‘ll get there. 2mo
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The Black Witch | Laurie Forest
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This was the best magical book I have read in quite awhile! I immediately bought the next book (The Iron Flower) upon completion of this one. The character and world building is great. It has characters you love and characters you love to hate. I would recommend this to anyone who loves magic and fantasy books!
I need more information and chapters with Yven, pronto.

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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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This was a great read! I think it will be a popular book once it gets released. The characters were well constructed and complex. Great pick @irre and thank you for sharing your ARC with us! #LMPBC @TheBookKeepers @Bookishthoughts

irre I‘m glad you liked it. 2mo
TheBookKeepers Got this in the mail! And just put Daughter of a Siren Queen in the mailbox, so hopefully you‘ll have it in a few days ! 2mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Awesome! Thank you :D 2mo
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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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Starting our next #LMPBC pick on this holiday weekend! @irre @TheBookKeepers @Bookishthoughts

keepingupwiththepenguins Can't wait to read this one, sounds so good! 3mo
Bookishthoughts Love the bookmark😍 3mo
kellyann28 @Bookishthoughts Thanks! I randomly pulled it out of my bookmark bag and it kind of matches! 3mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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My #AugustWrapUp ! A strong month for me with 12 reads! I enjoyed almost all of these, really. Biggest letdown was Wilder Girls

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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I am a self-proclaimed hater of fairy tale retellings. So if I'm saying this is amazing then you'll probably find it even more so if you like these types of stories. I am definitely going to be picking up the second book upon it's release! #TeamRhen

TheBookKeepers 😱 yes!!!!! 3mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers It has that "ACOTAR" feel to it. You will like this one! 3mo
TheBookKeepers Damn! Buying it!!!!! Hahahaha 3mo
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eri.reads I can't wait to get to this one from my TBR...I may need to bump it up lol 3mo
kellyann28 @eri.reads I had bought it on sale awhile ago and finally got to it becuae it was a book club read I'm in. I should have read it sooner! Book 2 comes out in January 2020 so maybe you could line it up pretty good :) 3mo
cjbooklover This book was so amazing! Can‘t wait for the sequel! 3mo
kellyann28 @cjbooklover I preordered it last night 😍 3mo
cjbooklover I just found out my Mom has already preordered it, we are planning to split it between the three of us (my sister read it and loved it as well!) 3mo
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A General Theory of Oblivion | Jos Eduardo Agualusa
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I really liked this one! A favorite from this one: "People who are missed by other people, they are the ones who go to Paradise."
#LMPBC @LazyDays @TheBookKeepers @irre

irre You read that quickly. Looking forward to reading it. 3mo
kellyann28 @irre It is a quick read for sure! 3mo
TheBookKeepers Aw that sounds great! 3mo
Bookishthoughts It's an interesting quick read for sure! 3mo
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A General Theory of Oblivion | Jos Eduardo Agualusa
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Got these in the mail today! Time for some reading 😃 #LMPBC
@LazyDays @irre @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers Double score!!! I‘m LOVING 3mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers I'm happy to hear that!! 3mo
TheBookKeepers I also 💯 think Phishy can see a sprite living in the corner of my room (suspected this for a while actually but didn‘t have a name to it). I need to do some food offerings bc he‘s not a good cleaner though 😂😂😂😂. 3mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers 😂😂😂😂 Leave him some nice, toasted bread 3mo
irre Enjoy! 3mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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Got another little pack of bookmarks from @Sunraven today! #bookmarkswap
Thank you, these are beautiful!
@LibrarianRyan

Sunraven You‘re welcome! 😁👍✨ 3mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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This was such a fun, simple swap! @TheAromaofBooks @catiewithac @Scochrane26 Thank you for all the lovely bookmarks and notes you sent! They are all unique and awesome! @LibrarianRyan #bookmarkswap

Crazeedi Delightful assortment! Yay!!😍 3mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Scochrane26 Glad you like them! 3mo
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Super excited this came in today!

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@LibrarianRyan #bookmarkswap
My bookmarks are ready and going to be mailed out on Monday to their destinations! I did some Litsy stalking to make sure I got bookmarks my matches would like. ❤💙💜
(Disclaimer: the ones pictured are staying with me 😉
Also, I see I was supposed to put my handle on them, adding now.)

ShelleyBooksie Beautiful bookmarks! 4mo
kellyann28 @ShelleyBooksie I get them from an Etsy shop “MirkwoodScribes“ She has some BEAUTIFUL bookmarks! 4mo
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I got this on sale or free from my BookBub email and it is a DELIGHT. Full of funny little quips and I am really digging the author's writing style.

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Starry Eyes | Jenn Bennett
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My Book Outlet order got here really fast! Usually takes about 2 weeks but got here in less than 1 this time. 🤩

RealLifeReading Nice haul! 4mo
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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I don't know what's wrong with me, but I can't get into fairytale retellings 😱 I've tried quite a few and they just don't stick! That being said I still absolutely enjoyed reading this as a group! The beauty of #LMPBC !
I will get this back to you next week @johanna414 Thanks for being patient 😊
@TheBookKeepers @shadowfat

Johanna414 Sorry this didn‘t do much for you! 4mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 No worries! It started out really great! I think it really is the situations of "It's not you, it's me." with fairytale retellings ? 4mo
Johanna414 Got this in the mail yesterday! Thanks! 4mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 glad to hear it! 4mo
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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine
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A good psychological thriller (? Is that what this would be?). Good twists and surprises and some great narcissistic characters. I knocked a star for the ending because it was a bit too "cookie cutter" for my tastes with some aspects that felt thrown in at the last minute to make everything so grand, but still pretty satisfying overall.

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The Bitter Side of Sweet | Tara Sullivan
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My latest book haul from BookOutlet! Cant wait to squeeze these into my overflowing TBR shelf 😍

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This book was not quite what I thought it would be, but it was still good. I was hoping for more of a scary, spooky story and this was not it. That being said, it was a good thriller with some surprise twists and turns. I feel like the beginning of the novel took a little too much time to build up, however, I enjoyed reading about the tragedy in Jule's life. The story about her parents is so sad and relatable for many people, I think.

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Congrats to @cjbooklover ! You are the winner of a new hardback copy of Lock Every Door! Please email me your mailing address to kellygingras28@gmail.com

cjbooklover Thank you so much I am so excited!! 4mo
kellyann28 @cjbooklover One copy coming your way! You are very welcome ❤ 4mo
Marilyncjackson Congratulations 🎈🍾 4mo
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To Best the Boys | Mary Weber
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This made me giggle during my lunch breaking read 😂🧀🧀

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Surprise Gifts | Drew Hunt
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I've been wanting to do a swap recently and @LibrarianRyan has the perfect swap! A simple #bookmarkswap! Go to her page for the sign up link.

LibrarianRyan 👍Yeah. Thanks for sharing. 😁 4mo
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I feel like doing a #giveaway ! Anyone interested? One random winner will win a new hardback copy of Lock Every Door, which is a new release for this month!
Winner will be drawn and announced the evening of Saturday, July 13th.
At this time, US only.
To enter: Repost this, tag me, and tell me about a book you've read recently that you really loved!

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My choice for the next round of #LMPBC is complete! I'll be sending it along to @TheBookKeepers (I think, I need to double check our list 😂) this week or next.
@LazyDays @irre

TheBookKeepers Nice!! I‘m off tomorrow and think I‘m gonna binge read Daughter of the Pirate King 🏴‍☠️ seems like a fitting book for my last day of freedom - aka vacation 😆 4mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Oh good plan! I've been back to work for two days from a mini-vacation and I already need another one. Work week from hell 🤪 4mo
Johanna414 Now probably isn‘t the time to mention my summer vacation, is it... @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 😙😙😙 4mo
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kellyann28 @johanna414 😭😭😭 HOW DARE YOU! 4mo
irre I‘m really excited about this one! 4mo
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Got this one in today from our previous #LMPBC group! If you are okay with it I have another book I've been wanting to read and then I will dive into this one. You know I'm good for it and will get it back to you, @johanna414 !
@shadowfat
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Johanna414 Of course! Take your time with it - I‘m not worried about you getting it back to me. 4mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I finally got my #BOTM picks in on our first day home from a mini-vacation! I had to get a full box this month, the choices were too good!

Lovesbooks87 I have read the top two and they were really good! Enjoy! 4mo
Kayla.Adriena I love that cover! I think I would have to break my book buying ban for that! 😍😍😍 4mo
kellyann28 @Lovesbooks87 Lock Every Door is my next read once I finish my LMPBC for this month! I can't wait to read it! 4mo
kellyann28 @Kayla.Adriena Yes, it is so bright and beautiful! 4mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I really loved this! I had my husband flip through my TBR Kindle Library and he picked this out for me to read.
✔ Witchcraft
✔ Murder
✔ Ressurecting

Overall a great read. Would be good for an October read!

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Weekend vibes 🏖

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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I can't seem to swap OR sell this book in my Facebook BOTM groups (because it seems everyone has it or has read it!) So would anyone like this book? Totally free, I will ship it to you probably on Monday (US only).
Comment if you'd like it on this post. If multiple people comment I will draw a random winner and let the winner know TONIGHT.

collegecatlady Such a good book! I recommend it to anyone who hasn‘t read it! 5mo
kellyann28 @collegecatlady I absolutely loved it! 5mo
JackOBotts @kellyann28 🙋🏻‍♀️ I‘d be happy to give it a new home! Thanks for the opportunity. 5mo
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irre I‘ve been wanting to read that one. Seems like everyone has. Thanks for the opportunity. 💕 5mo
kellyann28 @irre The “random thing picker“ chose you! I will get this sent out to you on Monday 😁 5mo
irre Wow! Thank you so much!! You made my day! 💕 5mo
irre @kellyann28 My husband told me it arrived yesterday. Thank you so much! 4mo
kellyann28 @irre You are welcome! Mine arrived yesterday as well, thank you! 4mo
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This was funny and more of what I wished "Kill The Farm Boy" was. That being said, I felt like this book dragged a bit towards the last 25% and was tough for me to get through. Edward was by far my favorite and I loved his chapters. I felt like the other characters were missing some of the wit and sarcasm. Maybe because of the different authors?
I don't think "retellings" are for me, I've tried so many and rarely find ones that I love! ?‍♀️

TheBookKeepers I either LOVE retellings or find them kinda meh. I need a better category I think for retellings to separate the two. For example, some are loose retellings with maybe slightly similar themes but original stories (Like A Court of Thorns and Roses is considered a retelling of Beauty and the Beast & I love that one) whereas others follow too much and try to check off all the core pieces of a classic. 5mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers I am surprised that ACOTAR is considered a retelling. I don't really see that relation at all! 5mo
TheBookKeepers Tamlin is compared to the Beast that forces Feyre to come live in his “castle” as a lifetime punishment for crime and then she ends up falling for him & is the key to break his curse. The rest of the series obviously spins far off from Beauty & Beast. But that‘s what originally drew me to reading ACOTAR was someone‘s comparing it to Beauty & Beast. 5mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Oh okay well that does make sense! I guess then I don't mind "borrowing elements" from fairytales like that but full on re-tellings always seem to fall flat for me! 5mo
TheBookKeepers Yes 💯 agree!!! 5mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This was a sweet, feel good YA novel. If you are ever in need of a "pick me up" book after reading dark or twisty novels, definitely pick this up!

marleed This just dropped from my library holds so it‘s in my queue in the next 21 days! 5mo
kellyann28 @marleed Yay! I hope you love it! 5mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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His 💩💩 story is HILARIOUS. Trevor Noah is a gift.

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#GroupG #LMPBC
Okay, I've done my stalking of TBRs and Read stacks. Is this an okay pick for the new round? A little fantasy/folklore type book. It's a shorty, barely over 300 pages.
@TheBookKeepers @irre @LazyDays

irre Would love to read it. Heard so many great things. Great choice! 5mo
Bookishthoughts Same here, I think its even on my TBR. 5mo
Bookishthoughts @irre @TheBookKeepers I think this time I am going to pick a book from one of y'alls TBRs. Searching will be fun! 5mo
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TheBookKeepers Yes I‘m excited to read this one! 5mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @irre @LazyDays It was on all of our TBRs except for Erika so I wanted to be sure she hasn't read it yet or that she was okay with it. I get slightly excited/obsessive about picking my book for LMPBC 😂🤔 5mo
Bookishthoughts Yes I get a little wild about LMPBC also!😺 5mo
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