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Kimberlone

Kimberlone

Joined May 2016

hp⚡️ twain⚓️ shakespeare🕯beatles💎 alaska🏔 | GR: www.goodreads.com/kimberlone
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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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Vox by Christina Dalcher
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Finally took some time to decorate my bookshelf a bit for Christmas. I was also able to check off some challenge photos for #WinterGames!

#FestivePhotoChallenge: Candy Cane Book Spines
#SelfieScavengerHunt: Decorated Bookshelf

#TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Nice!! 2h
Kimberlone @vivastory I haven‘t even read it yet 🤦🏽‍♀️ 2h
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This was a sweet contemporary romance. The story is bookended by Christmas, so it was a very appropriate read for the holidays. The friendship that develops between the two MCs is really well done. The only thing that let me down was the super quick wrap up at the end. I hate when the couple FINALLY gets together after a slow burn and then the book just abruptly ends and concludes with an epilogue that skips ahead in time.

Kimberlone I would definitely recommend this to fans of The Flatshare and One Day in December 20h
BarkingMadRun Added to my stack! 11h
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Christmas Cozy | Kathi Daley
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I think we can all relate to this! This was definitely me today!

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun 😂😂😂 11h
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Couldn‘t decide what to watch next on tv tonight so I thought I‘d catch up on Bob‘s Burgers and just by chance my next episode was Christmas themed!

Also almost done reading the tagged book!

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

Vivlio_Gnosi Fantastic show. 21h
BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄 11h
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Love Actually | Richard Curtis, Peter Mountain
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And onto the next holiday movie! While there are a few problematic plot lines in this movie from a 2019 perspective, I still love it!

Reading “We Met in December,” which I am really enjoying, with this on in the background.

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun I love this movie! 22h
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Being on #TeamFozziwig is perfect because this movie is one of my favorite holiday movies. Watched it so many times as a kid. “One More Sleep Til Christmas” is still such a great song! Also a really underrated Michael Caine performance. So glad it‘s available on Disney+!

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Obviously a fave since I chose our name from it!! 1d
Kimberlone @BarkingMadRun it was a clever choice! 1d
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BarkingMadRun Looks cute! 1d
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You've Got Mail: Don't Write Off the Letter | Kelsey Hurwitz, Shannon Robb
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Not strictly a Christmas movie, but Christmas does play a prominent role.

#HolidayMovie #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

MrBook Does that take place in NYC? 2d
Chab256 This was one of my favorite "comfort movies" for many years! ❤️ 2d
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Kimberlone @Chab256 I haven‘t watched it in a few years. So good! Tom Hanks is so charming 💕 2d
MrBook Have you been to NYC? Gotta get down this way. 😎👍🏻👍🏻 2d
Kimberlone @MrBook about ten years ago, but I‘d love to visit again! 2d
BarkingMadRun A favorite!! 2d
Liatrek Love this movie ❤️❤️ 2d
BlameJennyJane I always think of it as a Christmas movie! 2d
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Next holiday movie is up!

Watching this in the background while I read the tagged book.

#HolidayMovie #WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Cute! 2d
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Determined to finish this book today!

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Watching the tagged movie on Netflix got me some spaces marked off on my movie bingo cards!

#HolidayMovie #WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Nice! 2d
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Book Nook | Pearl Markovics
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My boyfriend knows me so well #LitsyHumor

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Just started watching this cute holiday movie on Netflix. Never read the book it‘s based on, but hoping I‘ll enjoy it!

#HolidayMovie #WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Cute! 3d
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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This was a worthy sequel to The Handmaid‘s Tale. I think your opinion on this book will greatly depend on what you think about the narrative choices Atwood makes which differ from from the first book. I also wonder how much Atwood was inspired by the TV adaption (and vice versa) in the expansion of the world of Gilead and beyond in this book. The narration of the audiobook is fantastic with 3 different main narrators and cameos by Atwood herself.

BarkingMadRun I have this on hold at the library, it‘s been a month already I think lol it will be my turn eventually 3d
Kimberlone @BarkingMadRun I‘ve had this on hold since it was released and just finally received my checkout this month (edited) 3d
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Book Nook | Pearl Markovics
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This is a #booknook I made in a house I lived in about 7 years ago. I haven‘t had one since moving out, but pretty soon I will be able to reorganize the spare bedroom where I live now to have a reading nook again. Still have the maroon chair!

#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Love it! 5d
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ve had the audiobook for this on hold from my library for months and it finally came in while I was on vacation. Now I only have 8 days to finish it before my checkout expires, so this is going to be my main priority for the next few days!

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Litsom k litsy | Jozsef Lengyel
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I treated myself to my first iPad from a Black Friday deal. Finally got Litsy set up on it!

vivastory Nice! 6d
ljuliel They‘re nice gadgets to have. I use mine all the time ! 6d
Dawnrod1970 Love my iPad! Enjoy 😊 6d
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I don‘t have a big sweet tooth, but I do enjoy the mix of #sugarandspice in pumpkin pie, which is my favorite dessert! Looking forward to eating much more this holiday season.

#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #TramFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun 2 points! 6d
BarkingMadRun And I love pumpkin pie! 6d
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I saw Knives Out tonight and it was so good. Highly recommend!

It was definitely challenging to figure out who was being #NaughtyorNice

#FestivePhotoChallengew #WinterGames #TramFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

RachelAmphlett Ah, I‘m hoping to watch this later this week! 7d
BarkingMadRun 2 points!! 6d
Jesstifies It was so good!!! 6d
Bookzombie I saw it on Monday and it was great! 6d
Kimberlone @Jesstifies @Bookzombie yes, loved it!! @RachelAmphlett definitely go see it! Will be highly satisfying for fans of murder mysteries. 6d
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My first holiday read sure helped to fill out my bingo card a lot!

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Progress! 7d
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Mehso-so

This is definitely not a book I would have been drawn to other than to read a Christmas related book for this month‘s event. While I‘m not averse to romance, this was especially cheesy, and the Christmas part of the book was definitely the silliest part. At least it was short.

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Lol bummer but it‘s worth 21 points so there‘s that 7d
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BarkingMadRun This one is just for participation :) 1 point! 1w
BarkingMadRun I‘m actually checking on this one, you posted before I even saw it lol 1w
BarkingMadRun 79 more points for you! 1w
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25 Days 'Til Christmas | Poppy Alexander
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Some #SappyHolidayRomance I checked out from Hoopla. Hope to work my way through these by Christmas!

#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Fun!! 2 points!! 1w
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Set up my tiny Christmas tree today, and used some green books to prop it up!

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun So cute!! 1w
BarkingMadRun Also the Stand is my all time favorite book ever! 1w
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Target is selling the Harry Potter Funko POP advent calendar for a pretty decent price (~$25) online. I‘m not big on knickknacks, otherwise I might be inclined to buy this!

#WinterGames #FestivePhotoChallenge #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun 2 points! 1w
Linsy Cute!! 1w
Charityann Cute!😊 1w
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Winter Games | Melissa J. Morgan
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1. 84 total, including some short comics
2. 70, but I upped it to 80 and then 90 as I kept reading more books!
3. I want to finish all my currently reading (Priory of the Orange Tree, Once Upon a River, and The Starless Sea) and start some highly anticipated #TBR (Ninth House and Imaginary Friend)
4. Being cozy and seeing the snow outside!

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun Good luck!! Got your points! 1w
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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Amazon has some great Black Friday Kindle deals going on! I picked up the top three all on sale today.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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First time cracking open a book since leaving for vacation! Really need to finish this book so I can move onto some of my newer acquisitions.

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Hey all! I‘ve been absent the past 2 weeks because I‘ve been out of the country on vacation for my 30th birthday. Thanks to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday on the 17th!

But I got back to the US this morning and will be back on my Litsy game as normal. I picked the tagged book for my December #BOTM today, and I am getting super stoked for #WinterGames to start in December!

mabell Happy Birthday! 🎉🎈🎂 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Started listening to this on my last flight. Enjoying it so far, and should get a lot more listening in since I don‘t think I will sleep much on my next flight even though it‘s a red eye.

Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 3w
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The Airport Book | Lisa Brown
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I just landed in Seattle but before we left the Anchorage airport early this morning I snapped a pic of this awesome service!

LiteraryinLititz That‘s a great idea! 4w
LiteraryinLititz It would be especially cool if lots of airports had them so you could drop it back off at your destination. 4w
wanderinglynn Welcome to Seattle! 👋🏻 4w
Reviewsbylola That‘s awesome! 4w
Velvetfur Oohh that's such a good idea! 4w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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My November #BOTM finally arrived this week...too bad I‘m leaving for vacation today and won‘t be lugging around a hardcover so it‘ll have to wait til I come back home.

Chab256 I like that edition of Gone with the Wind I spy on your shelves. 😉 4w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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DebReads4fun Currently reading this book and really enjoying it! 4w
Andrew65 I need to read this, I do own it. 4w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I am really trying to finish this before I leave for vacation on Friday. I have 250 pages to go, so that might not be possible...

Andrew65 Have a great vacation! 4w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Monday night reading 🌸🌺🌷

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Listening to this today in honor of Veteran‘s Day. This is not only one of my favorite war books, but also one of my all time favorite books. I love the interconnected -ness of the stories and the meta-commentary on the purpose and act of telling stories, especially war stories. O‘Brien plays with truth and fiction throughout. The title story is a masterpiece in the short story genre.

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Mainly sharing this photo because of the bookshelf cameo in the background. My weekend was taken up by work, birthday party, and recovering from said birthday party all day Sunday. My actual birthday isn‘t until Sunday, but I will be on vacation in South America, so my friend (on the left) and I had a joint birthday before I leave on Friday.

My bf also said on Saturday that we should “get a new bookshelf” which is the best birthday present.

Crazeedi Happy happy birthday! Sounds like you have had a great birthday month! Enjoy you trip🎉🎉 1mo
DaveGreen7777 Happy Almost-Birthday! 🥳🎂🎁🎈🎉 1mo
xicanti Happy early birthday! 1mo
Redwritinghood I hope you have a great birthday! 1mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Accurate ⭐️⚡️⭐️

Copwithabook Yeeeeaaaassss I recommend to someone today that he should listen to Jim Dale narrate the audiobooks bc it‘s like discovering Harry Potter all over again 1mo
Kimberlone @Copwithabook so true. I recently listened to the whole series on audiobook, and it was the closest thing to reading it for the first time. I love Jim Dale‘s narration. He also does an amazing job with the audiobook for 1mo
Copwithabook @Kimberlone the Night Circus was the second audiobook that I ever listened to and made me a true believer in audiobooks. Sadly though, he does not read her second book, The Starless Sea. I‘m in the middle of it and obviously Dale would have done it better! 4w
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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Today‘s audiobook listening while I‘m at work. I have a long day for a Saturday unfortunately, but I am looking forward to tonight...having a birthday party for my 30th before leaving for vacation next week (my birthday is not actually til the 17th). Other than this audiobook, I don‘t think I‘ll have much reading time today.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Friday night reading 🌸

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I got roped into playing two games of Super Smash Bros. but now I am free to read my book while my bf keeps playing with our roommate.

Reading > video games

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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According to #BOTM, I picked the right book this month! ♏️

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Tonight‘s #bookanddinner! Chicken coconut curry and hibiscus rosé hard cider :)

Rachel.Rencher Yummy! I just discovered Inclind Cider through their Marionberry hopped cider. It was really good! 1mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I had chickpea coconut curry tonight for dinner! Next time, I'm planning on adding chicken to it. 1mo
Daisey That all looks and sounds delicious! 1mo
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Kimberlone @Rachel.Rencher first time trying this flavor but I really like it! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Yum! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Rose cider has become my new favorite 🍺 drink this year. 1mo
youneverarrived Looks nice 😋 1mo
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While I don‘t fully buy into Transcendentalism (especially the religious aspect), having grown up in Alaska, the appreciation for nature that Transcendentalist writers like Emerson and Thoreau portray is something I can really appreciate.

Screenshot from the Obvious State Instagram (if you‘re unaware of this company, they create beautiful designs paired with literature quotes and sell very high quality prints and other products).

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Litsom k litsy | Jozsef Lengyel
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1. Learning about new books and the community of fellow book lovers!
2. The only thing I don‘t like is when I see posts that are negative. Not negative reviews, but rather complaining, passive-aggressive posts. I‘ve had to unfollow some people in the past that were too negative.
3. I would love it if there was a private message function. A lot of the swap spam could be cut down.
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Kimberlone 4. I try to post most days, but often get caught up with life and will be out of the loop for a few days. 5. I‘ve participated in everything except for swaps. 6. See number 3! (edited) 1mo
Kimberlone Overall, I love Litsy and it is by far my favorite social media site because it is filled with book positivity! 1mo
BookwormAHN A way to send private messages would be great. 1mo
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Cinfhen Nice reflection 1mo
ljuliel Thank you for your replies. I agree, if we could just keep on topic about books and maybe not run off into a ditch, Litsy can be a fun place again to learn more about books, as that‘s the main point of the group. 1mo
Sace I tend to be on the side of no private messages. Or at least being able to have the option of not getting them 1mo
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Dora and the Winter Games | Martha T. Ottersley
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#Scarathlon was so much fun, and I am really looking forward to taking part in the similar #WinterGames in December. November is going to be a light reading/Litsy month for me because I am going on vacation and will be out of the country during the second half of the month, so this will be a great way to end the year in reading!

Check out @Clwojick page for more info!

Clwojick Thanks for sharing! Happy to have you join us! 🥳 1mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Decided to use my Audible credit this month on this book. The Night Circus is one of my favorite books of all time, so I am super excited to get into this new story from Morgenstern. This is going to be my vacation/traveling audiobook. Leaving next Friday for South America!

umbrellagirl Enjoy your holiday! 1mo
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Watching the first episode on HBO tonight. I never really got into the original book series (I think I read the first two books, maybe), but the casting of the show is so good I can‘t resist!

wanderinglynn Like you, I never really got into the books either (I think I read 1.5), but the casting & trailer looked intriguing. I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 1mo
JacqMac I didn‘t get into the books either, but I‘m recording it. It looks good. We shall see.... 1mo
Kimberlone @wanderinglynn @JacqMac enjoyed the first episode and excited to see how the rest of the show develops. Can‘t wait to see Lin Manuel Miranda especially! I have high hopes since it is a joint BBC/HBO production. I can‘t really get into books about children now that I‘m an adult but I don‘t have a problem with movies/shows centered on children. 1mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for letting g me know! 👍🏻 I‘ll have to check it out. 1mo
JacqMac Good to hear. It‘s on my to do list. Lol 1mo
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Happy Monday! Back to work tomorrow, but I had a good day. Been listening to Catching Fire on audio while I ran errands today. Now ready to make dinner and hopefully put in some more time reading Once Upon a River, which I have been loving so far!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Kimberlone @MrBook ☺️ 1mo
readordierachel Lovely! 1mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I‘ve got Sunday breakfast started, now starting a new book while the potatoes cook. #SundayFunday

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