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Joined January 2017

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Managed to read the first book for #scarathlon and #witchathon. I loved the design of the book. Took the dust jacket off and the cover is engraved to look like the book in the opening credits of the first movie. I will total up points for it later when my brain is less foggy and has the energy to do math. #teammonstermash @StayCurious

AllDebooks I LOVE this 🖤 14h
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Today‘s watching included Queen of the Damned, Interview of the Vampire movie, The Lost Boys, Goosebumps, the new Walking Dead episode, the first episode of The Interview with the Vampire tv show. #teammonstermash #scarathlon @StayCurious

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Had a mummy themed day. Watched Underwraps, Underwraps 2, The Mummy, The Mummy 3, Underworld, The Munsters, Tremors, and an episode of AFV Halloween. Since I have been resting with covid and can‘t get any sleep there is a lot of movie watching going on.
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BrittanyReads I wish you a speedy recovery! My son and I love Harold, the mummy! 1d
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Today is the first day for #witchathon ! I love seeing everyone‘s posts so far! I am going to be a terrible host for week or so. Covid has struck me and my whole family. I simple do not have the energy to comment on every post every day. I will do my best to “like” them all.

IndoorDame Feel better! 2d
Traci1 Oh no. Hope you're on the mend soon. 2d
LiseWorks Oh no! 🫂 HUGS 2d
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare
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My picks for the month. So many witchy reads, perfect timing for #witchathon and #scarathlon

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The Winter Sea | Susanna Kearsley
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This is a good book to read if you are waiting for droughtlander to be over. It did slow in the middle and I thought maybe the writing could be more detailed and be less easy/light. However, I loved the concept that the historical fiction author wrote from the memories of her ancestors rather than just researching. I was more drawn to the 1708 plot line and felt it could have been an entire series in its own. Loved the ending.

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Got our book of the month clue. Could be Sign Here by Claudia Lux.

DisneyFan Hoping maybe Thistlefoot. I don‘t know anything about the book except that I love the cover! 2w
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When your kid asks to go book shopping, you go book shopping. Got three more books for #witchathon.

Aims42 I have so many fun memories of going to Borders with my family on Friday nights #raisingreaders 🥰 2w
ravenlee I mean, yes. Yes you do. 2w
slategreyskies @Aims42 I used to work at Borders. I loved that place. I still miss it. 2w
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If you like light fluffy cozy mysteries that are super easy to solve with quirky pets, this is the series for you. This is one last summery read before I start cozy fall and horror books. During a late summer heat wave everyone is going to the cold movie theater for slushes and popcorn. Then the owner is murdered.

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Here is my overly ambitious tbr for #witchathon and #scarathlon @StayCurious #teammonstermash As I was pulling books for scarathlon I realized most of them were about witches so #witchathon was born.

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BookwormAHN The Witch's Heart is one of my favorites this year 🖤 2w
StayCurious Yay! This is awesome! 2w
Gissy Great selections!📚📚📚🧙🏼‍♀️🍂🍁 2w
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Come join us! Go to @StayCurious or @Clwojick pages to get the sign up link. I am on #teammonstermash !

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StayCurious Yay! 2w
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Some of my watch list for #scarathlon #teammonstermash @StayCurious My family has a tradition of watching a family friendly Halloween movie every day in October. Mostly we stream stuff so there is more to the list than I have on dvd.

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BookDragonNotWorm You've got a lot of good ones there! 🎃🖤🧡 2w
StayCurious How fun! 2w
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I have decided to host my first readathon in October. It will be a low key no pressure readathon. The goal is to read at least one book about witches. It can be a fiction or nonfiction book. If the word “witch” is the title it counts. If there is an image of a witch on the cover it counts. If there is a character that is a witch it counts. Be sure to tag me when you read any witchy book October 1 - 31. Please share this post.

PageShifter I am in! 3w
AllDebooks I'm up for that. Most of my planned October is all things witchetty 🧙‍♀️🧹🎃 3w
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DinoMom Great one! 3w
Emilymdxn Absolutely on board! 3w
IndoorDame So on board for this! I‘ve been loading my reading list with all things witchy🧙🏽‍♀️ 3w
PuddleJumper Sounds fun! 3w
wanderinglynn How fun! 🧙🏻 @LitsyEvents 3w
RedxoHearts Sounds fun :) 3w
MoonWitch94 Im in! 3w
bthegood This is great for #Scarathlon2022 - I'm in 🙂 3w
BethM Love it! 3w
BarkingMadRun I‘m in!! 2w
LiseWorks I'm in for sure for this and #Scarathlon2022 2w
Cazxxx I‘d love to join in 😃 2w
julieclair Fun! I‘m in! 2w
Texreader I‘m in!! 2w
sebrittainclark I'm in, I've already got so many witchy books on my Scarathlon tbr 2w
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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Another fantastic read from the author. This book was charming. It is about an apartment building full of adult orphans and their ghosts. It is about facing the past and letting go. It is about making a family when the family you were born into failed.

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I love rain!

SmartSassery Me too! This looks like a wonderful time. 3w
MoonWitch94 Love Love Love your mug! 3w
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Read this for book club. If you like over the top ridiculous science in your science fiction this is the book for you. All sciences are mentioned and “simple” science is explained including chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy and more. Almost quit a few times because there is a lot of science. But it ends well and nice story of humanity uniting and making sacrifices to save multiple solar systems.

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So here is the book mark you get if you read 24 book of the month books this year from books you picked this year or last year. At first I was a bit disappointed you only get a bookmark, but this one is made out of metal and shaped liked a sword so it is good quality. The hilt has a BOTM symbol, the number 24, and flames in it. The back of the sword has the year 2022 engraved.

Kimberlone That is so cool! Ugh I doubt I‘d be diligent enough to finish that many books before the end of the year ☹️ 4w
Coueriamb That‘s really cool! How do they determine that you‘ve read? Or is it just you getting 24 of their books? 4w
mdm139 @Coueriamb you order books from them, then when you finish the books you review them. Once you have read and reviewed 24 books that you order from 2021 or 2022 you get the prize. 4w
Coueriamb @mdm139 Oh cool! That‘s neat- thanks for explaining 4w
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The Measure | Nikki Erlick
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Wow this one gutted me in the end. Deserves the hype and I see why Jenna picked it for her book club. How would you live your life if you knew how long you would be here?

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Another good one by this author. He built a flatboat from designs from the 1800s and went down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers with a rag tag crew. He explored the rivers ecology, the human impact on the rivers, the people and towns and businesses living along the rivers, the rivers history, and the rivers importance to our economy. If you like travel books or history books or rivers you will like this book. Narrative nonfiction and funny.

Graywacke This sounds terrific. I really enjoyed Mark Twain‘s semi-classic with the same title. 1mo
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And now I know my first read for #scarathlon. Movie will be on Amazon Prime Sept. 30.

JessClark78 I can‘t wait to watch that. I hope it‘s as good as the book. 1mo
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My longtime followers will be excited for this announcement. The Christmas Tea Advent calendar from DavidsTea has arrived! In December, I review tea daily. I am hoping they will also put out a Halloween countdown again as well, but as it is September already I have little hope.

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Birthday month so I got a freebie, plus the Shelf Slayer prize for reading the 24 books (that is what the weird symbol is for). So glad Other Birds is a pick, she is an auto buy author.

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Wow, this is a chunkster. Very detailed with lots of characters. The family tree certainly helped. The authors imagination and world building are epic in scope. They could make 100 tv shows out of this book alone. Excited to watch the new show next week.

bthegood Just started the new show - GoT fans - it does not disappoint! Enjoy 🙂 1mo
LiseWorks Read this and found that knowing g the Game of Thrones characters and history really helped. I ambreally enjoying the TV series 2w
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Shady Hollow | Juneau Black
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This is the most adorable cozy mystery. Set in a small town in the forest where animals have human qualities. A fox investigates the murder. Felt like Peter Rabbit with murder. Will continue reading the series.

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Had some Japanese food for #foodandlit @Texreader @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks Top row - vegetable tempura, edamame, green tea mochi. Bottom row - egg rolls, cucumber maki, veggie rolls, rock n roll sushi (salmon and other fish). Kids tried it all and only liked the egg rolls.

Texreader More for you! 😋 2mo
Catsandbooks Looks delicious! I like how you have the book in there too! 😊 2mo
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The Crucible | Arthur Miller
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My kids picked their Halloween books for literature (we homeschool so they get a say in what we learn about). They both picked books about the Salem witch trials so we will be doing a unit! Very fitting with Hocus Pocus 2 coming out. October will be full of witchy reads, fiction and nonfiction. And they can go towards #scarathlon

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Catsandbooks Glad you liked it! 2mo
Librarybelle Good choice! 2mo
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My kiddo will be so excited! It is to be titled Dog Man 20,000 Fleas under the sea.

Update: he said he had a dream about an 11th dog man and his dream came true!

SleepyDragon My 7 yr old will also be super excited! Lol 2mo
Kristin_Reads Oh my guy will be sooo happy to hear this! 2mo
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Looks like if you read the 24 books for the shelf slayer badge on Book of the Month, you will get a bookmark as your prize.

Breanne1 That‘s all!!!!??? You deserve a candle or shirt or SOMETHING!!! 2mo
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My picks this month. I almost skipped but I liked these authors‘ previous work. And I have no self control.

Andrew65 I read Daisy Darker a couple of weeks go and really enjoyed it. (edited) 2mo
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I hope she writes more in this series. The small issues I had with the first book, were not in this book. This book had its own small issues - a few editing mistakes (like she rewrote a sentence but didn‘t delete one word on accident) and she got the county name Las Vegas is in wrong and we already discussed the issues with the title/cover. I loved the red herrings even though I solved it. The setting reminds me of Stars Hollow with murder.

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Well, I completed the bonus badge and I was hoping to share with you what the prize would be. But they haven‘t announced the prize yet. And now I can focus on another reading challenge.

Kimberlone That is impressive! I haven‘t gotten anywhere close to finishing the challenge this year 2mo
slategreyskies What challenge is this? I don‘t recognize it. 2mo
mdm139 @slategreyskies Book of The Month. You have to have a subscription 2mo
slategreyskies Oh okay, thanks! 2mo
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Out of the book of the month 2021 finalists, this was the best one. Good writing. A bit graphic and gruesome. Kinda reminded me of Yellowstone in a way.

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Bookish Problem # 647: getting annoyed when books in the same series are different sizes. The bottom one is book one is the series and is the standard mass market size. The top one is book two in the series and is both taller and wider, but far from trade paperback. The last few cozies I have ordered are being printed like the top one. Any one else get annoyed by this? Or is this a “me problem?”

PathfinderNicole This is totally not just a you problem! I bought the newest Noodle Shop cozy when it came out and it‘s the 8th in the series I think and it‘s printed like the top one while ALL THE REST are like the bottom. Crazy annoying. 2mo
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I don‘t think this author is for me. It was better than her first book but I thought the structure was choppy and uneven. I couldn‘t connect with the characters. Unpopular opinion.

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Got our book of the month clue for August

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This book is a gem. It is a story about grief so have the tissues ready. But it is a beautiful story that will give you the feels and uplift you in the end.

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This book deserves more hype. Historical fiction with magical realism. During WWII, China evacuated their universities moving them inland away from the Japanese bombings. They took students staff and their families. Professors taught as they walked along the road. They also took with them national treasures to protect.

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This is a good cozy mystery series. I hope she makes more in the series.

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The Bodyguard: A Novel | Katherine Center
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This is a fun little work place rom com with a deeper message of being the light in dark times. The writing felt a little choppy (probably edited down). But I laughed out loud more times than I do a Stephanie Plum novel. Fast and easy. Good book to read if you are going to a ranch

peaknit I thought this one was fun too! Imagined Zac Efphron as the movie star:) 3mo
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After going to the big bad scary dentist and facing my pathological fear of dentists, I treated myself with a bookstore run. Had to pick up some reference books for our US geography social studies unit for homeschool this year anyway.

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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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The first half of the book was very slow and had the overused trope of the alcoholic spying on the neighbors thinking the husband killed the wife and no one believes her. But the second half had much more action and some very unique twists. The perfect book to read while at a lake house.

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Suite Francaise | Irne Nmirovsky
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Read this for France for #foodandlit @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger @Texreader wonderfully written. Will be a top pick for the year.

Catsandbooks Wonderful! 3mo
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Having an indoor French picnic for #foodandlit. The store was out of our favorite smears and dips but we did our best. I read many articles about the art of French picnics and decided I can do that. Brie is my favorite cheese. I live in a desert and 115 is a bit to hot for a picnic, so we ate inside. I was shocked on how excited the kids were for it. @Catsandbooks @Texreader @Butterfinger

Catsandbooks Oh that's so fun!! 3mo
Texreader That‘s awesome!!! Glad the kids enjoyed it too! 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🙌 3mo
Graywacke 115°! I should stop complaining about our 102° (Houston - which is in a drought) 3mo
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This is a great debut cozy. Deserves more hype. I will definitely be reading book 2 when it comes out in a few weeks. I did think there was an over use of the word “guy.” And there were numerous red herrings. But I want to see all the characters again. Be sure to have your favorite ice cream while reading it, boy will you get a craving!

bthegood nice review and picture ! (edited) 3mo
CoffeeNBooks I love a good cozy mystery! 3mo
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I love reading about real women that impacted history and turned the tide of war.

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I wasn‘t going to read the next in series so soon after the one, but this one is set during the Fourth of July and I have developed a habit of reading a cozy mystery set during the holiday. This one was better than the last one. I do think the main character says some unkind things to her friends. But I did like the plot and meeting the parents and finally finding out more about the love triangle and her making a choice.