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kimmypete1

kimmypete1

Joined October 2016

Reader and Math Teacher.
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I have three books in progress:

⚫️ Six of Crows - Reread, enjoying my second time through.
⚫️ And They Lived Happily Ever After - only read one chapter so not much to say yet.
⚫️ A Flicker in the Dark - BOTM, very intriguing, love a book featuring a psychologist who needs help themselves, makes for twisty reading.

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks a good weekend. 2h
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A Game of Cones | Abby Collette
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Fun cozy mystery!

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What the Fang? | Stacey Kennedy
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I really enjoyed this light hearted paranormal romance. There‘s witches, vampires, laughter and family drama.

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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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ShyBookOwl Ooh!! Great opener 1d
RiverKScottWrites Makes me want to read it! 1d
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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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First of all, I love these covers. Second, it was gritty and sexy all at the same time.

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Interesting to learn about the different animals that have given us trouble (deer…. I‘m looking at you). I found the monkeys to be the most interesting. There were a couple of parts I found hard to read due to the manner in which they were trying to find their solution.

#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks The cover of this one reminds me how I read a story somewhere where someone was asking a ranger why they had so much trouble making bear-proof trash receptacles, to which he replied “There tends to be an overlap between the smartest bears and the dumbest humans“ and I haven't stopped laughing about it ever since 😂 3d
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1. Only in an emergency, which is mostly when I forget to bring a book when I have a doc appt.

2. My kindle. It‘s a million times better than the blue light tablet.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙📖 4d
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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Really enjoyed this thriller! It was slow starting but really picked up halfway through and it was hard to put down.

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This one was a little harder to read than the other ones, due to Sydney being in the re-education camp, but it sets everything up nicely for the final book in the series.

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Bad Luck Bridesmaid: A Novel | Alison Rose Greenberg
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I did something I rarely do and looked up a spoiler, and man am I glad I did. I‘ll put a few spoilery thoughts in the comments, but this is not the cute romcom the cover promises.

#DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

kimmypete1 The first ⅓ of the book was told in the past and it was kind of weird. I got very invested in Rylan and was hoping for a second chance romance but then he has a date for the wedding and there is another guy entering the book and it just gave me a feeling, hence the spoiler checking. I appreciate Zoey staying true to herself, but for it to end with no Rylan and her kissing this other guy? Not here for it. 6d
wanderinglynn Well that‘s disappointing. And this book is sending mixed messages. The cover and most of the synopsis scream rom-com. If it‘s not a rom-com, then the publisher could have done a better job marketing it—a less rom-com cover, and maybe a synopsis that highlights what this book really is about if not really romance. 6d
kimmypete1 @wanderinglynn I would say it‘s womens fiction, focus on self discovery and being you, there is a romance in the beginning but it‘s not carried through. :( 6d
TheAromaofBooks @kimmypete1 @wanderinglynn - Books masquerading as romcoms make me so frustrated! I just can't understand why the publisher/author/whoever does this stuff thinks that tricking people into reading a story that doesn't actually match their mood or expectations is a good idea?! Multiple times I've read a book that I actually would have liked if I hadn't been expecting something fun & fluffy when I picked it up. 3d
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Bad Luck Bridesmaid: A Novel | Alison Rose Greenberg
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Halfway through and I‘m worried that Bad Luck Bridesmaid is going to take a different turn. It‘s killing me not to know and it‘s very possible I could finish this book today because that‘s how bad I need to know.

MidnightBookGirl Ummmmm, I have questions. That sounds like a very short dress... did she loose her leggings? What's the damp log? So confused.
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kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl she is wearing a short dress (to empress 🙄) while they are at a falconry to learn how to catch/release a falcon on your arm. It did not go well. 4d
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Made in Manhattan | Lauren Layne
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Read this in one sitting. It was quick, engaging and I liked both Violet and Cain. They grew a lot and their coming together made perfect sense.

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I don‘t want to say too much as this was read for #LMPBC but overall it‘s a pick. @TheAromaofBooks @DanaManiac @robinb

I‘ll be sending it your way shortly @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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Molly Harper‘s books always make me feel good. 😀

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I love interconnected series and this second generation one is quickly becoming a favorite. If you read any of her Marked Men series I highly suggest the second gen books.

CocoReads Her books are so good! 1w
kimmypete1 @CocoReads yes they are! 1w
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On Location | Sarah Echavarre Smith
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My first Penguin reward book came in. Wish I had signed up a lot sooner. Do it people, it‘s easy and worth it.

JamieArc I got my first one a couple of months ago. I need to remember to upload receipts for new purchases! 1w
Magpiegem They don‘t have this is the UK (I just checked!) I wish they did. Enjoy your new book 😊 1w
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Inspired by @MeganAnn I am posting my wishlist for #swoonathonswap here.

MeganAnn Love it! I have Wolf Gone Wild on my shelf waiting to be read. Have read any of the others but they look fantastic 😍 1w
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I love Jay Crownovers books and normally devour them immediately, but life happened this week and after 4 days I‘m still chilling at 30% because I‘ve had so little time to read. I don‘t have anything going on this weekend so I plan on curling up and finishing this one today or tomorrow.

@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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We Keep the Dead Close was SO GOOD. If you like true crime I highly recommend this one. It‘s a fascinating case that goes into detail about the murder and the investigation of the murder. It‘s fascinating.

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Endowarrior21 Got it thank you 1w
Chrissyreadit Got it. I sent an email with question too. 1w
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Johanna414 Got my match! Now to start shopping! 😁 1w
kimmypete1 @Chrissyreadit just replied! 1w
b00kfairy Thank you, I have my match! 1w
Lynnsoprano Saw mine when I opened my email. Thanks! 1w
Ddzmini Haven‘t seen mine yet 1w
Ddzmini Can you try ddzmini@me.com please thank you 😊 1w
Gissy I received the email and replied already🤗so happy with this! 1w
Nessavamusic Received and replied! Excited for another fun swap 1w
MidnightBookGirl @Ddzmini I forwarded the original email to you just now, we had a different email on file. 🙂 1w
Ddzmini Received the email… thank you for resending it… I‘ll have to use this email for future swaps 🤗📖 1w
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So much to like about Josh and Gemma. There were times I laughed out loud, but there were so a few tears. Sarah Ready did the issue of infertility justice in this one. While the main focus is on Gemma and how she is handling things, you do meet other women with different stories and perspectives.

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Last day to sign up for our #swoonathon swap! Sign ups close late tonight. If you like swoony books come join us in the fun.

We‘ll be sending out matches early this week!

Link to sign up: https://forms.gle/QzsDA4Bs6BPfBgACA

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Thanks for the tag @TheAromaofBooks

I‘m not a big recommender, mostly because I read a lot of romance. However Here goes…

Fingersmith - one of the biggest “@$&%” moments in a book.

Hating Game - witty banter and a lot of fun.

Ready Player One - one amazing wild ride.

Any of Molly Harpers paranormal romances. They are light and funny and I go to them anytime I need a pick me up.

#SundaySoapBox @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Love The Hating Game & RP1 - I have a couple of Harper's romances in the queue but haven't gotten to them yet. I have to be in just the right mood for paranormal haha 2w
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Loveboat Reunion | Abigail Hing Wen
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Loved this follow up to Loveboat, Taipei. There are a lot of different dynamics to the story and I appreciated all of them.

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Last chance to sign up for our #swoonathon swap! Sign ups close Sunday night. Join us in some romance swapping fun.

Link sign up: https://forms.gle/QzsDA4Bs6BPfBgACA

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@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

I‘m really enjoying this one so far, it‘s cute and funny.

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Mehso-so

I listened to this on audio and wished I had read it as I probably would have liked it more.

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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Thank you so much @Kshakal

Can‘t wait to get started! (Fun fact - I was born and raised in WI. Was excited to see that‘s where the package came from!)

#LittleChristmasSwap @bookish_wookish

Christine Yay to being born and raised in WI!! (Same here.) 🐄❤️ 2w
kimmypete1 @Christine I am happily living in VA, but I‘m a Wisconsin girl at heart. Last year for my 40th I gifted myself a WI tattoo on my wrist. ❤️ 🐄 2w
BookBosomed1 I currently live in WI! Also, If the shoe fits is a delightful read. 2w
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Kshakal @kimmypete1 yay!!! 😊😊😊 2w
kimmypete1 @BookBosomed1 yay! I love meeting fellow Wisconsinites! I‘m also really looking forward to this read. 2w
Christine Aww, I love that re: your tattoo!! There's no place like home. ❤ 2w
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I read this for my schools book club and I‘m so glad I did. Powerful and heartbreaking, it will stick with me a long time.

#12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

ElizaMarie Ooo I really enjoyed this one too! 2w
jlhammar Loved this one! 2w
Andrew65 This is on my stack and need to get to it. 2w
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Bailedbailed

I just cannot handle Millie‘s personality. Definitely a me problem, it‘s just too much and not what I want to read right now.

robinb I had a hard time with this one too (or should I say with Millie!). My favorite characters were Teddy and Oliver…I gave it a pass just for them…they had the patience of a saint to put up with her. I found her abrasive and temperamental. One of my comments was: “She seemed spoiled and at the whims of her uncontrollable ‘Millie Moods‘ much of the time.” I wanted less Millie and more Teddy and Oliver. (edited) 1w
kimmypete1 @robinb that seems fitting. I‘m glad Teddy and Oliver were worth it! 1w
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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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This was a spur of the moment BOTM pick and I‘m so glad I snagged. I loved the way it was written, a nonlinear timeline building more connections between Minnie and Quinn. It‘s very light on the romance, but Minnie‘s self discovery more than made up for that.

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These Violent Delights blew me away. Retelling of Romeo and Juliette set in an alternate 1920‘s China. It was dark and wonderful and I plan on diving into the conclusion soon. #12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good choice. 3w
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1. Yes, but only because I don‘t have to go anywhere. It‘s the end of the world when it snows in VA and I‘m fortunate to have a job that handles snow never (I‘m a teacher).
2. Cozying up with a good book. I‘m not an outdoors kind of gal.

@MidnightBookGirl @Eggbeater

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Winter and books just go together! Thanks for playing! 3w
Johanna414 Haha I wish snow meant school closing for us! We're near Buffalo, NY and while we don't get quite as much snow as them, it takes a lot for us to shut down... 2w
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The Family You Make has everything you need: humor, romance and a lot of feels.

The main story focuses on Jane and Levi, both of whom I adored. They‘re far from perfect but compliment each other nicely.

I also enjoyed the secondary romance between Mateo and Charlotte. Things didn‘t go as deep for them, but I loved how things were handled.

This will easily be in my top ten for 2022.

maich Love this cover💕 3w
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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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Snuggling up with this book on our snow day! What a great way to “come back” from break. 😂😂😂😂

No telling what will happen tomorrow, so I‘m going to enjoy every moment of today.

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Really enjoyed this strange book. If you like strange this book is definitely for you. Also, this cover is *chef‘s kiss*. #12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
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The Do-Over | Piper Rayne
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This made for a quick easy listen as I did things around the house on this snowy day!

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The Magic of Ordinary Days | Ann Howard Creel
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@TheAromaofBooks this will be on your way shortly. It‘s all packaged and ready to go, but it‘s snowing here in VA - which pretty much means the end of the world. @DanaManiac @robinb #LMBPC

robinb 😂😂End of the world here in north Alabama too. 😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
TheAromaofBooks LOL Understandable 😂 I finished The Trouble With Hating You, but probably won't get it mailed until tomorrow, too!! @robinb @DanaManiac 3w
DanaManiac Stay safe and warm you guys!! @robinb @TheAromaofBooks 3w
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Giving it a pick, but it took me awhile to get into it.

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My #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin picks for January.

Fuzz is my personal book clubs pick for January, I‘m excited to dive in.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Bingo's Run | James A. Levine
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My final #BookSpinBingo card for December. Pleased that I was able to squeeze in the final books before the end of the year.

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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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This one punched me right in the feels. #12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds good. 3w
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Swoon | Nina Malkin
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Come join @MidnightBookGirl and myself for #swoonathon fun in February, which includes a romance book swap! Sign up and we'll match you with someone and you'll send (and receive) one book from their wishlist, one romance book you recommend and one treat. Come join us in the fun!

Sign Up Here: https://forms.gle/QzsDA4Bs6BPfBgACA

Pigpen_Reads Just signed up! Sounds fun!! 3w
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StayCurious Amazing job! 2w
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The Dating Playbook | Farrah Rochon
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Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
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Final finished book of 2021! Glad it wasn‘t super Christmasy, as I‘m kind of over the holiday romances right now. More women‘s fiction than romance it had plenty of feels.

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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I am really enjoying my reread of this series.

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Not feeling the best so I‘ll be curling up at home this evening and reading my way into the new year.

 @ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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Grace and Glory | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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A satisfying end to one of my favorite trilogies. #12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

Andrew65 I love a great trilogy. 3w
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The Magic of Ordinary Days | Ann Howard Creel
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Finished! #LMPBC @TheAromaofBooks @DanaManiac @robinb

No thoughts here, I‘ll leave them in the book.

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robinb Looking forward to this one! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3w
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