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mdm139

Joined January 2017

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Goal Achiever | Bob Proctor
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Well maybe I should go for 100 books now

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! I say enjoy the goal met and just see where you end up by the end of the year. 6d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🎉🙌🏻🥳👏🏻 6d
Cortg Awesome! 6d
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sprainedbrain Hooray! 🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 6d
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👏🎉 6d
Reggie Congrats!!! 6d
Crazeedi Congrats!!🎉🎉 38m
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Dragonwell Dead | Laura Childs
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When your bestie wants some holiday cups but can‘t get there until they run out, you do a Starbucks run and wait for an hour for your drinks to come out because of the crowd.

wanderinglynn My Starbucks was packed this morning! Usually 2-3 people at 6:50, but this morning there were at least 15, maybe 20 and cars backed up in the drive through! Plus, they were down an espresso machine. 😂 I felt bad for the baristas. ☕️ 1w
mdm139 @wanderinglynn mine was packed too, and a guy ordered 40 custom drinks for everyone in his office during the mad rush for cups. So I had to wait an hour for my drinks. 1w
wanderinglynn @mdm139 😲 Who orders 40 custom drinks at rush hour? And by the time they make the 40th one, wouldn‘t the first one be cold? 1w
mdm139 @wanderinglynn that is exactly what the 60 people waiting for their drinks was thinking. But they made the hot ones first and some of those hot drinks you can‘t drink them for an hour anyway. But it was like Really Dude, it is rush hour plus free cups plus holiday drinks and you are going to order 40 custom drinks? At least make them all the same thing on tap. 1w
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Book mail!

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon | Sarah Addison Allen
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Taking a break from holiday decorating and laundry to start a new read. Busted out a holiday candle I didn‘t burn last year to be more festive. I love Christmas, it makes me happy so I decorate right after Halloween. This is the fake tree for the library. We get a real tree for downstairs the week after Thanksgiving.

Liatrek I started decorating yesterday too🎄🎄🎄❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Caroline2 Ohhhhhh that candle sounds awesome!!! 😯 2w
mdm139 @Caroline2 it is from my favorite candle lady, she makes candles inspired by books and characters. It is from her holiday line that should be released mid November. Www.bookscentscandles.com 2w
mdm139 @caroline2 actually I just checked she has her 4 main holiday scents up already. She is releasing gift sets with exclusive holiday scents mid November 2w
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Reece‘s November pick. So glad I picked it for BotM. I have read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek about the same topic and I was debating getting the book or not due to the plagiarism controversy.

Caroline2 Ohhhhhh I hadn‘t heard of the plagiarism controversy!! 😲 2w
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Book 6 for #screamathon. I enjoyed this one but I like Lock Every Door better. I did not see the twist coming. @4thhouseontheleft

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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I could spend an entire day in this book shop. Such beautiful imagery.

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I was going to plan a cozy candle book photo but the day got away from me. So instead I am going to shamelessly plug my favorite candle lady. Www.bookscentscandles.com. She makes candles inspired by books and characters. They all smell fantastic and burn a long time. Better value for your money. Her holiday candles and packages will be released in a few weeks. #screamathonphotochallenge #candle @4thhouseontheleft

Librarybelle I need to remember this...thanks! And, it looks like she‘s from near where I live, so a great way to support a small business and a local (to me) business. 3w
MatchlessMarie I'll have to check that one out. I get my bookish candles from Frostbeard Studio 3w
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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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I read this one with my kiddo. We both loved it. Arden has writes well and has beautiful imagery. Great middle grade Halloween read. Book 5 #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

LibrarianRyan I too just compleated this. The #MGBuddyRead will be discussing it on Sunday (it's a join the discussion any time you want kind of thing). We would love to hear your thoughts. 3w
4thhouseontheleft This cover is so appealing! #coverlust 3w
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Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Finished this book in 3 hours. It is fantastic for its YA horror genre. Would make a good movie with it suspense and creepy coincidences. Perfect read for Halloween. Book 4 for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft Oohh, this sounds good. 4w
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Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Starting this one today for a book club read a thon. Nothing like spending the summer living in a #haunted psych ward. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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I loved this book. I wanted more of a conclusion for some of the characters. I wanted to know who survived and who didn‘t. But it built the suspense well and was well written. Perfect read for Autumn or Winter. #screamathon book 3 @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft your reading spot looks cozy. 😃 4w
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The Bad Seed | Jory John
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Book fair book haul day 4. My youngest has to do a report on a biography so we got a pack of Who Is? To pick from. He loves bees and sunflower seeds so those he “had to come home with” him. And the librarian read a little of The Bad Guys so it is one of he wanted the most.

britt_brooke We love The Bad Seed. Nice haul! 1mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Kids picked dinner tonight and they wanted to eat outside while reading their book fair books. Which means I am not a bad mom while reading my own book at the dinner table.

CoffeeCatsBooks This is one of the ones I‘m reading now too. Seems very good so far. 1mo
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Wildfire | Rodman Philbrick
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Book Fair Book Haul Day 2. My oldest was told to pick at least one chapter book and one nonfiction. The rest of the his money could go to anything he wants and he picked some books for his brother.

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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Book Fair Day 1 book haul. Got the tagged book since so many people were raving about it on Litsy.

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Today the windows are open, the tea is hot, and the book is creepy. Organic cinnamon chai is in the cup.

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Blood Orange Brewing | Laura Childs
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Another cute mystery from the series. This one had old house with a secret passage making it great for Halloween. I did not see the twist at the end coming. Book 2 for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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My mom is a quilter and I asked her to make me a Autumn quilt. This is the top of the quilt when we measured it to the king sized bed. #blankets #fallisbooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ What a treasure! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Love it! 🍂🍁 1mo
Texreader Gorgeous!!! 1mo
TheSpineView Wow! It is fabulous! 🧡🍁🧡 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin That‘s beautiful!😍 1mo
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I absolutely love fall leaves but I live in a desert so we don‘t really have many trees that change colors. Most of our trees just drop leaves around January. So I put on a video with fall leaves and piano music while I read. (I also watch videos of rain and snow, I miss having seasons). #fallisbooked #leaves @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

OriginalCyn620 Awesome pic! 🧡🍂🍁 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 🍁🧡🍂 1mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Getting cozy as the cold front moves in. It was in the 90s today and tomorrow is going to be 60. I love the cooler weather. Pear Cucumber Water and a s‘mores pie cookie and a creepy read.

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Spending the morning at the book store just because I can. The new illustrated Harry Potter was 60% off!

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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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This book is fantastically terrifying. Stephen King would like this book. One of the scariest books I have ever read. #screamathon book 1 @4thhouseontheleft @MaleficentBookDragon

DrawingSustenance OMGOSH Are you at IKEA? 😃 1mo
Reviewsbylola IKEA desserts are my favorite! 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad. This book made me love Grady. The chapter headings are the best. Have you read 1mo
mdm139 @MaleficentBookDragon no, this was my first of his 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Great location for this pic! 👍 I just started this one. 1mo
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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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You know you are a Litten when you take a trip to IKEA just for a photo shoot. I started the book And enjoying it so far.

Tamra Such a fun place to get ideas, though sometimes overwhelming! 1mo
marleed That‘s funny! 1mo
vivastory This is awesome 👏 1mo
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Best thing about breaking your finger is reading for hours in the waiting rooms.

Lauram Ouch! I hope you get to read until your finger completely heals. 1mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for the amazing #screamathon package. I loved everything. A box full of spiders was a nice a touch. The tea pot made it safely unbroken. If the tea tastes half as good as it smells I know I will like it. Now the hard part, to decide which to read first! @4thhouseontheleft

JenlovesJT47 Horrorstor is great! 🤗 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Horrorstor seems to be a popular Screamathon pick this year! The cover is irresistible. 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad. I was happy that you like tea and I'm always on the hunt for tea cups and teapots. I say read 2mo
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Been in a reading slump so I thought I would go buy 2 new books and go to the coffee shop for a bit, try to get some reading done without distractions from the house. Plus I get to wear one of my favorite fall outfits.

julesG Loooooove the tights/leggings. 2mo
Bookishthoughts Good choices!👏👏 2mo
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Sorry this isn‘t book related but I love it when my purple flower bushes bloom. Usually they bloom once a year over night and only stay for a couple days. But this year we were blessed with a second bloom. The bees are loving it too. Can you find the bee? His legs are thick with pollen. I have a thing for books with bees on the cover on in the title. 🐝 What is your favorite 🐝 book?

wanderinglynn So beautiful! 💜 2mo
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The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
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I have been on a reading slump lately. I have started many good books but just wasn‘t feeling any of them. Hopefully this one gets me out of my slump. It is in the 70s right now so windows are open.

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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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School book fair haul! Best day ever!

Cortg I love school book fairs!
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Pick up line reading. I forgot to take a picture of the box but I mailed your #screamathon today @MaleficentBookDragon it should be there Thursday. @4thhouseontheleft

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Untitled | Anonymous
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It is laundry day which means I get to sit in my library all morning and read. I finished my book club read so now I get to pick from one of my tbr walls. #messyshelves

valeriegeary Sounds like laundry day needs to be every day. 😆 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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My hubby has a tradition of buying me a book with a flower in the title for every gift giving holiday. So he was headed to the store and said “do you want to come”. I bet he regrets it now. We spent 2 hours there and I walked out with these. I want to do a quick reread before reading the sequel. He found a flower book but wasn‘t the first in the series so we ordered the first book online and it will be here for my birthday tomorrow.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a great tradition! I love it! 2mo
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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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It is finally not above 90 degrees F so perfect for bbq. On the menu is Angus Bacon Cheddar Burgers on a Hawaiian Sweet Roll hamburger bun and Olive Oil Chips. Half way through the book for book club.

Crazeedi Sounds delicious! 2mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Found this in a little free library today. Came the same day as my BOTM.

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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My cat is holding my book hostage therefore I must go to the store and buy 3 more. That is the only logical thing to do. It doesn‘t matter that I have over 5,000 physical books in my tbr already. My hubby will understand 🤣

rubyslippersreads Gorgeous Tortie! 😻 2mo
Crazeedi Did you set that up so you had an excuse??😉 2mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Over the weekend I developed seasonal allergies that made me miserable and I was unable to read for a few days. Today I went to the store for some “sick” food to soothe my throat and I discovered a new tea. I have never heard of Jamaican Sweet tea before. It tastes like cranberry juice but less tart. And it comes in this cute jug. I am still plugging away at this book even if I cannot make the book club. It is a slow burn right now.

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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The best part of Saturday is spending the day with my oldest. We ran errands this morning and it is his turn to pick lunch. He picked the McDonalds with an aquarium. Next up is piano lesson where I get to sit and read for an hour. Then to the library where I get to read for another hour during the kids event. Before we leave library we always pick a new audiobook together and listen to it all week driving to school.

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The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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My book of the month picks. What did you pick?

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Bookish problem # 1 - getting a paper cut from your book so deep it needed liquid stitches!

Alfoster Yikes! You a “deep” reader!🤪😂👍 3mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Pick up line reading and snacking. Only have 15 minutes but sometimes it is the only time I can read.

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Starting this book while my kiddo does his spelling homework. He says these words are too easy, wish they gave me hard ones! #raisingreaders #lefty

Bookishthoughts Awesome!🙌 3mo
Bookishthoughts I like that cover. 3mo
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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I am only a couple chapters into the book and I want to go to Cape Cod so much. I feel I should read this book there or at least on a beach. But I can‘t so I will settle for turning on the fireplace without the heat since I am eager for cooler temperatures and Autumn.

RealLifeReading I am longing for autumn to arrive! 3mo
tammysue Cosy! 😊 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Yes
2. Werewolves
3. Both
4. Original Halloween movies with Jamie Lee Curtis
5. I love Reece‘s peanut butter cups but hate Reece‘s pieces

#screamathonswap

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Maisie Dobbs (Anniversary) | Jacqueline Winspear
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What a lovely package from @ferskner for #cozyinthesun. I have always wanted a book sleeve! Thank you so much for everything and hosting.

ferskner Yay! @Librarybelle and I had a fantastic time, and thanks for being so enthusiastic! 3mo
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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Went to the B&N book haul but picked books not part of the deal. So they wouldn‘t give me or sell to me the cute book haul bag. But I am really looking forward to reading these books, so much so I couldn‘t pick which one to read first. So I had my little one pick for me, he picked The Last Book Party. He marched right up, grabbed it, and handed it to me. He said he picked it because it was closest to him and that is how you pick books!

imabusybee Great choice! They should give everyone a bag. 3mo
ferskner Ugh that is lame! They should have given you a bag. 3mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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I only have 5 more days with this book before it is due back at the library, so I started it in the car wash today.

ferskner Hey! I hope my package arrived okay - can you let me know? 3mo
mdm139 @ferskner is it the one with the tea themed book sleeve? I got 2 packages this week with out labels so I was waiting on a response from the other lady to see which was which. Didn‘t want to post the wrong one if it wasn‘t from you. 3mo
ferskner Haha yes! I realized after I commented that I probably didn't put my Litsy handle on the package and forgot a note. Sigh. I'm glad it got there okay! 3mo
mdm139 @ferskner no worries, I have forgotten to label them myself. I will post a pic probably tomorrow. 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Reece‘s cups, kit kats. 2. Cute spooky. 3. Not really, just books. 4. Practical magic and hocus Pocus witches. Love giant animal monsters like Meg Lake Placid King Kong. I also have updated my tbr with my top wishes for books.

MaleficentBookDragon I love Lake Placid so much. I want to retire and be Betty White form that movie. (edited) 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I love brand new text books

Mommamanzi I love Saxon math. ❤️ 3mo
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The Flight Girls | Noelle Salazar
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I guess after a month of reading cozies I am feeling more like reading historical fiction. Got these today even though I didn‘t go to Sams Club for these. And why are there so many covers with the backs of women on WW2 books? I have at least a dozen more on my shelves.