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The Last Widow: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I‘m not a violent person. I have never wanted to punch someone in the face so hard and he‘s not even a real person. Excellent, terrifying (because it‘s horrifyingly plausible), extremely well researched, rollercoaster, heart wrenching, pulse quickening, stay up late, dark and twisty, read. Can‘t wait for the next one! Thank you Littens for introducing me to Karin Slaughter! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Reggie Well damn, you sold me!!! Stacked. 3mo
melbeautyandbooks @Reggie I hope you like it as much as I did! 🤞🏻 3mo
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Framed in Lace | Monica Ferris
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Fellow cross stitchers- Look at these great bookish needle minders!
#StitchersOfLitsy

https://bookriot.com/2019/03/15/bookish-needle-minders/

readingjedi Love the Watership Down one! Though anything to do with that book is liable to reduce me to tears and I don't want my stitching getting soggy! 🤣😭 8mo
melbeautyandbooks @readingjedi You definitely don‘t want soggy stitching! 🤣 8mo
UwannaPublishme 😍👍🏻 8mo
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Dressed to Kilt | Hannah Reed
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That awful feeling when you wake up to this notice on your library account. They put this block on because the paperback book I returned had water damage on it. It had water damage when I checked it out from the library. I guess they didn‘t notice it when the last person returned it. They were really nice about it & removed the block. I would have bought a new book if I damaged it. Crisis averted! I know you Littens would understand my panic.

jhod Eeeeek!!! 11mo
LA_Mead I feel your pain! 11mo
Texreader Yikes! Yes. Glad it worked out 11mo
RaimeyGallant Wow! I never realized this could happen. 11mo
melbeautyandbooks @jhod @LA_Mead @Texreader Thanks for understanding my frustration. I can‘t be in trouble with the library. 😃 @RaimeyGallant I had no idea that could happen either. I will be more careful when I check books out to point out any damage. I don‘t want this to happen again. 11mo
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Pudding Up With Murder | Julia Buckley
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There are some great patterns listed in this article!

Enjoy my fellow Litsy cross stitchers.

http://bit.ly/2Qhfxi7

The tagged book is my current brain candy cozy mystery and has nothing to do with cross stitching. 😃

#crossstitch #stitchersoflitsy

LauraBeth Thanks for sharing! 11mo
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Cheddar Off Dead | Julia Buckley
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I made it to the library today to return my books on time and miraculously I didn‘t check out any more.

I stopped at Sonic for tater tots on the way home. Does anybody else get tater tots and NOT think of @MrBook ? 😀

JamieArc I saw this post and the first thing I thought was that I hadn‘t seen him post in a while 😊 11mo
melbeautyandbooks @JamieArc I‘m glad to hear I‘m not the only one that can‘t help think of him when they see tater tots. 😊 11mo
Samplergal Tots! 11mo
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BookBabe 😂😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👌🏻 Love it! 11mo
Lynnsoprano @MrBook and tater tots are synonymous 😂 11mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!!!! 11mo
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I started cross stitching several months ago and I love it. It‘s so relaxing. I am doing some audiostitching today with the tagged book. This is the 4th book in the series and they changed the narrator. I was used to all of the characters‘ voices and now they‘re all different. Oh well, a small thing in the grand scheme of things.

Mitch That looks so intriguing! 13mo
melbeautyandbooks Thanks @Mitch! Here‘s what she‘ll look like when she‘s done, months from now. https://heavenandearthdesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=160_17&... 13mo
Mitch @melbeautyandbooks oh, wow - love those big eyes! 13mo
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melbeautyandbooks @Mitch Me too! That‘s what drew me to this one. 13mo
JoScho So impressed! 13mo
melbeautyandbooks @JoScho Thank you! This company does a fabulous job of taking an artist‘s paintings and making them into a pattern of tiny little Xs to stitch. 13mo
JoScho That is so cool! 13mo
RaimeyGallant That looks amazing. 12mo
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YES! 509 pages of Tana French‘s fabulousness is all mine! Thanks to my fantastic library and my persistence I was number 1 on the list. Yay! #LitsyLovesLibraries

PS- I know I have been away from Litsy for a while. Having several chronic illnesses sucks more some days or months than others. Looking forward to catching up with all of you Littens in this wonderful community! ❤️🤓📚

BookDragonNotWorm I feel your pain! Welcome back and I hope you're feeling better! And what a great book to come back with, I've been waiting for this one for forever, can't wait!!! 13mo
melbeautyandbooks @BookDragonNotWorm - I‘m sorry you feel my pain. Hope you‘re having more “good” days! Thanks very much for the well wishes! I have been waiting not so patiently for this one. I‘m sure it will be worth the wait. 😊 13mo
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LibraryThing as a library service | Aina Manso Santolaria
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Here is some information that I was very happy to hear about LibraryThing‘s acquisition of Litsy.

My main concern is that Litsy maintains its welcoming, supportive, nice community. ❤️🤞🏻

LiteraryinLititz I agree! That‘s what makes this the only social media I use! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @LiteraryinLititz That makes me happy! This Litsy community is unlike any other social media. No trolls or negativity. ❤️ 2y
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melbeautyandbooks @RaimeyGallant I completely agree! 2y
speljamr That's awesome! As someone who was an early adopter of LibraryThing I will say even that small fee was well worth it. Litsy users will be getting a good deal. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @speljamr That is so nice to hear. I have never used LibraryThing, so I didn‘t know anything about it. 2y
AceOnRoam I signed up and it didn't ask for any money, so I'm not sure on the fee? 2y
melbeautyandbooks @AceOnRoam I haven‘t used LT so I am not sure. I think since the fee is for books over 200, that maybe the fee kicks in when you go to add book 201. I bet someone here can answer that. Sorry. 2y
AceOnRoam @melbeautyandbooks ah yes, probably. I think I'll keep my collection over in GR anyway but will track how Library Thing integrates with Litsy 2y
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Library book haul! I can‘t wait to read these. The covers are pretty.

@ChrisBohjalian - This is my first book of yours and I have a feeling that it won‘t be the last.

#LitsyLovesLibraries #LitsyMadeMeReadIt

AmyG I just started Sunburn. So far, so good. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @AmyG That‘s good to hear. Thanks! 2y
JoeStalksBeck I liked Sunburn! 2y
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melbeautyandbooks @JoeStalksBeck Yay! Looking forward to it. Thanks! I saw today that the You tv series will be airing in September. Hope it‘s good. 🤞🏻 2y
JoeStalksBeck Oh god I‘m about to die waiting to see it! I hope they hold true to the book . Caroline told me I was going to love it so I trust I will lol 2y
melbeautyandbooks @JoeStalksBeck I hope they do too. Especially since it is a series they have time to get it right. Not like a movie where there isn‘t enough time to get to everything. If Caroline said so, then it must be true! 🤣 2y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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Thank you @Martta ! Nordic thrillers are my number one favorite genre to read! I love the cute bookmarks that let you mark the line where you left off and the adorable notebook. Thank you for taking the time to do this and ship all the way to Texas from Finland! 🇫🇮 #CupidGoesPostal

Thank you @BookBabe @MrBook @Avanders for coordinating this swap. It was my first and it was so much fun!

Happy Valentine‘s Day! ❤️📚😊

LadyChristy How have I never seen line markers here in the US before? Are you holding out on us, Europe?! 🤔Those are genius! 🙌🏻 2y
melbeautyandbooks @LadyChristy I agree! I am going to put them to good use for sure. 😊 2y
Martta I'm so happy you like it! 😊 Going over your TBR list and the list of books you have read I got the feeling that Nordic thrillers might be a good fit for you. @LadyChristy This was my first time seeing this kind of bookmarks as well but they seemed really handy so I added some to the package. 📚 2y
melbeautyandbooks @martta You were absolutely right. I‘m looking forward to reading them with my bookmarks! 😊 2y
Avanders Ooh! 💋💖🌸 2y
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This Rear Window type mystery/thriller story is interesting. It‘s a quick and easy read. The main character was irritating and annoying. She made bad decision after bad decision with awful consequences. I almost bailed because of her. The twists were okay, nothing hugely shocking for this type of book. It was just ok for me.

SilversReviews Love the photo. I enjoyed the book. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks @SilversReviews Thanks! The photo is from the Bookout app. 2y
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My libraries are awesome! I get to be the first person from my favorite library to read Force of Nature.

Litsy made me get Fire and Fury and The Woman in the Window.

#LitsyLovesLibraries

ReviewsbytheMrs 🙌🏽 libraries for the win! I have these requested from my library...sadly I was not first in line 😔 2y
melbeautyandbooks @ReviewsbytheMrs Yay libraries! I hope you get them from your library quickly and that you have good books to read until then. 🤞🏻 2y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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@Beckykearns This package is on its way to you! I hope you like everything. 🤞🏻

#CupidGoesPostal

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💘💘 2y
BeckyK Ahhhh how exciting!!! Thank you 😍😍 I can‘t wait. I‘m sure I‘ll love everything! ❤️❤️📚 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Beckykearns I had so much fun shopping for everything. This is my first swap. I individually wrapped the items so you can open the box before Feb 14th if you want to see what‘s inside without any spoilers. ❤️📚😊 2y
BeckyK @melbeautyandbooks This is my favourite shop too! I‘ve loved looking for cute and cheesy valentines stuff! I can‘t wait! 😊😊 2y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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Thank you @Martta for my #CupidGoesPostal package! I can‘t wait to open it!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉💘💘💘 2y
Martta Good it arrived! I hope you'll like it! 😊 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Martta I am sure I will! 😊 Thank you! 2y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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1. Tea or cocoa
2. My husband is awesome everyday. Good reminder to say thank you.
3. Bookmarks
4. No scented candles please- asthma
5. Love chocolate and also cinnamon chewy candy.
6. Purple,green, and black are my fave colors
7. Fuzzy
8. Bath bombs
9. Yes to any type
10. No I don‘t own or re-read books
11. Goodreads definitely- same as Litsy handle
12. No 🤣
#cupidgoespostal #thisorthat #cupidgoespostalthisorthat

melbeautyandbooks I am a library person that‘s why I don‘t own books. I also don‘t like to re-read books so I don‘t need to have them. I have a handful of books that friends have given me. Other than that, I pass them on to friends when I am done. 2y
Avanders 💘💘 2y
AceOnRoam Your hubby sounds awesome 💗 2y
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melbeautyandbooks @AceOnRoam - Aw thanks. He really is wonderful. I hope everyone is able to find a spouse like him. ❤️ 2y
AceOnRoam 😍😍 I found mine 😍😍 2y
melbeautyandbooks @AceOnRoam That‘s awesome! ❤️😊 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Thanks for sharing the #Litsyswapguidelines @LitsySwaps and @MrBook and @Tiffy_Reads a friendly reminder for everyone who is participating in swaps. 😀🙌🏼

Thank you to all of the wonderful swap hosts for taking the time to manage these!

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The Librarian: A Novel | Larry Beinhart
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I saw this on FB and I had to share. We have so many lovely librarians on Litsy.

https://www.facebook.com/Goodreads/posts/10156113694687028

LibrarianJen I haven‘t seen this one, but I do own a Lego librarian mini figure 😊 2y
melbeautyandbooks @LibrarianJen- A Lego librarian sounds great! 😊 2y
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A Book of Questions | Jane G. Meyer

My friend is trying to find the name of this book. I told her I would ask you super smart Littens.

Please see her description below and post if you know the answer.

Can anyone tell me the name of a book I read in college for a “middle school” English class. It was about a red headed boy who could see in color. And they killed twin children. The red headed boy kidnapped an infant twin child. It was also a movie. Thanks!

EllieDottie She may be talking about the Giver by Lois Lowry... Jonah doesn‘t have red hair but one of the first colors he sees is his friend‘s red hair and he kidnaps a baby it‘s not a twin but with twins in this world only one lives because otherwise twins would be different than everyone else. It‘s also a movie. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks Thanks @elliedottie ! I will ask her and see if this is what she was thinking about. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @EllieDottie You are the winner! Thank you! 😊 2y
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Thank you fabulous Littens for making this a great book year for me. 😊❤️📚

I used three libraries this year and that is also thanks to y‘all.

This is a wonderful community!

#LitsyLovesLibraries

susanw How interesting that your shortest and longest are also the most and least popular, pretty cool! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @susanw Yes it‘s funny how that worked out. 2y
mrozzz 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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Announcement!!!

The legendary @BookishMarginalia has asked @Avanders , @BookBabe,& @MrBook to run this year's #CupidGoesPostal #ValentinesBookExchange, as recovery efforts continue in PR.

This will follow in the same vein as #SecretSantaGoesPostal. Sign-ups are now open through midnight Saturday, January 6th.

You can register here:
❤️ https://goo.gl/forms/287RwSYgcxUeK7tM2 ❤️

Here we go again! 🎉🎉🎉 (Use this book to tag all related posts.)

Avanders Thanks for reposting! 💖 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Avanders When @MrBook asks, I do it. 😄 It‘s awesome that y‘all are doing this. Thank you! ❤️ 2y
MrBook @melbeautyandbooks Aww ☺️ *big hug*. You know I reciprocate. 🙌🏻 2y
melbeautyandbooks @MrBook Yes I know you reciprocate and that‘s just one reason I love Litsy! 😊 2y
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Her Last Day | T. R. Ragan

Happy Black Friday Littens! If you‘re shopping for books or anything else online,don‘t forget to make money by using ebates. I just realized they have a ton of bookstores on there, so I wanted to make sure and share with y‘all.

If you don‘t know what ebates is, it is a site that pays you cash back on your purchases. You get a check every 3 months. I‘ve used it for years and it is awesome! More $ for more 📚!

ebates.com/r/MELANI1500

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The Address | Fiona Davis
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How awesome do @BookBabe 's beautiful bookmarks look with this wonderful book?!

If you could use some more bookmarks, you should check out her site http://www.bookishart.com.

They are sturdy without being too thick or heavy. The beautiful artwork is on both sides. You can request with a tassel or no tassel. I asked for half with a tassel and half without and that's what I got.

TrishB They are lovely 💓 2y
BookBabe Thanks so much for sharing, and for your thoughts! 😘 By the way, I had to read this book because I saw your post, and I loved it! Hope you're liking it too, and enjoy your new bookish bookmarks! ❤️ 2y
SilversReviews Oooooo.....I LOVED this book. 2y
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melbeautyandbooks @SilversReviews I did too! I really liked her first book too. 2y
SilversReviews @melbeautyandbooks oh yes. DOLLHOUSE was FAB. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @SilversReviews You should check this book out. I just finished it and it reminds me a lot of these two books. 2y
SilversReviews @melbeautyandbooks Thanks. I thought it sounded familiar. I did read THE LOST GIRLS. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks @SilversReviews I have trouble remembering titles so I have to look them up to see if I have read something or not. 😄 2y
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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I have been waiting for this book! Nobody does dark and twisty like Karin Slaughter. I was so happy to see the email from my fabulous library that this was waiting for me today on pub day. #LitsyLovesLibraries

BookBabe 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Awesome! 2y
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Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Thank you @penguinrandomhouse for this ARC of Genuine Fraud. I can't wait to read it! #surprisebookmail

Louise I did a double-take, looking to see if this were a Harry Potter spin-off -- the real story behind Magical Me! 😂😂😂 2y
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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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1. I have flown over 1 million miles.
2. My makeup collection is large.
3. I walked a full marathon.
4. I have CVID (common variable immune deficiency). Bad name for a rare disease.
5. I am 43.
6. I love chocolate.
7. I was 34 when I graduated from college.
8. My husband and I have been married for 13 years.
9. I am named after folk singer Melanie.
10. I can't sing.
11. I am hypermobile.
#20factsaboutme

melbeautyandbooks 12 I think forensic science is fascinating. 13. My favorite colors are black, green, and purple. Yes I know these are the colors of a bruise. 14. Litsy is my favorite online community. 15. I have had a concussion, 3rd degree burns, broken bones, and many other injuries. I even broke my tailbone taking a shower- by myself for you folks with your minds in the gutter 😜. 16. I can't whistle. 17. I have no kids or pets. 18. I am not a good cook. 2y
melbeautyandbooks 19. I have worked for the same company for 22 years. 20. I believe in full equal legal rights for ALL. 2y
monkeygirlsmama My hubby has broken his tailbone 2x. No fun! 2y
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melbeautyandbooks @monkeygirlsmama - Poor guy! It sucks because you really can't do anything for it. 2y
UwannaPublishme I am a big fan of your namesake folk singer Melanie! 😊🙌🏻 2y
melbeautyandbooks @UwannaPublishme- That's great! Most people don't know who she is. 2y
LauraBeth I need to go to Sephora with you! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @LauraBeth - Yes! It's my favorite place to shop! 2y
Sweettartlaura I want to create a combo bookstore/ beauty counter - I could feed allllll my addictions at once 😜 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Sweettartlaura - That would be awesome! 💸💄📚 2y
Erinreadsthebooks Melanie's "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain". Sigh. Love that song!!? (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Erinstutts - I have never heard that song before. I just listened to it. It's really pretty. Thanks for sharing! 2y
UwannaPublishme Folksinger Melanie has a very active FB page. You must check her out. Or tell your Mom. I just saw her in concert last year. You'll be a fan soon. 😊 2y
melbeautyandbooks @UwannaPublishme - I will check it out. Thanks! 2y
RaimeyGallant I'm jealous of your facts. Mine would be boring in comparison. :) 2y
Joyfulmimi Love your lipstick color. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @RaimeyGallant - I bet that's not true! 99% of those miles were flown in the US for work trips. Not really that exciting. 🤣 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Joyfulmimi - Thank you! I love a bold lipstick. This one is the Urban Decay vice lipstick-Not the liquid lipstick, the regular one- in the shade crank with their lip liner in the shade bittersweet. I put the lip liner all over my whole lips. It helps the lipstick stay on for a long time. 2y
Joyfulmimi Thanks for the tip @melbeautyandbooks 2y
Laalaleighh I'm hyper mobile too! Just got diagnosed with ehlers-danloss type 3 the other day. Yay for bodies that stretch too much! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Laalaleighh- I just found about my hyper mobility when I went to PT after a car wreck. I always thought I was flexible from being in dance classes for so long. 😃 Yay for us! Hope that ehlers-danlos doesn't cause you pain. 2y
Laalaleighh It does some but honestly there are so many worse types that I could have in the connective tissue disorder spectrum that I just consider myself fortunate it targeted my joints and not say, my blood vessels. Sorry to hear about your car wreck! Are you feeling better? I know PT can be hard. 2y
BookBabe Great pic! 2y
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Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Saw this post on Heather Gudenkauf's FB page:
Thinking about reading NOT A SOUND for your book club? Get your discussion guide right here! Contact me at heather@heathergudenkauf.com if you would like me to join your meeting via Skype. http://www.heathergudenkauf.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Book-Club-Kit-for-Not...

SilversReviews Good book for a book club. 2y
BookBabe Love when authors do this! 2y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I finished both of these today! I only know about this book and this yummy ice cream because of Litsy. Thanks Littens!

PS When my husband asked me yesterday if I wanted anything special from the grocery store, I immediately said this ice cream I learned about on Litsy. 🍦📚❤️

rubyslippersreads That's one of the best flavors! 😋 2y
Megabooks I'm reading that now! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @rubyslippersreads - Yes, it tastes just like birthday cake! 🎂 I'm looking forward to trying the other flavors. 2y
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melbeautyandbooks @Booksandcooks -I liked it. It was an easy, entertaining read. Let me know what you thought when you're done. 2y
britt_brooke Ooh, I finally bought some of this ice cream yesterday. So good! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @britt_brooke Yes! Now I know why so many folks have been talking about it. I can't wait to try the other flavors. 😋 2y
RaimeyGallant Both are great accomplishments. ;) 2y
melbeautyandbooks @RaimeyGallant - Thank you! 😊 2y
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A Crime of Passion Fruit | Ellie Alexander
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Library haul! This ought to keep me busy for a little while. Some were on my TBR and some I just picked randomly from the new section. #LitsyLovesLibraries

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Here is my list of print book holds. I need to go pick up the top one. I use two other libraries for my e-books. Thanks @steverogers for suggesting this. It's been interesting to see everyone's lists.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Here is a great list of recent books that Stephen King recommends:

https://media.bookbub.com/blog/2017/02/28/new-books-recommended-by-stephen-king/...

Sorry for potentially adding to your Litsynormous TBR list. 🤣 #blameitonStephenKing

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Here's an interview with Louise Penny on today's CBS Sunday Morning:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-world-of-mystery-author-louise-penny/

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The Child | Fiona Barton
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Ok folks, I know a jumper is a sweater. What is a toning jumper? I have searched all over the interwebs and I can't find an answer. I am thinking it is what we would call in the US a hoodie or a fleece.

I know some smart person here on Litsy will know. Thank you!

PS- This book is really good so far!

britt_brooke I wonder if based on the context, toning means matching? Like a matching color tone. Maybe? 2y
melbeautyandbooks @britt_brooke - I could see that, since they did mention the color of the slacks first. Thanks! 2y
britt_brooke 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
RaimeyGallant Tough one. Could be a colour reference, though it's ironic to speak of an editor with such a poor choice of words. ;) 2y
melbeautyandbooks @RaimeyGallant - Thanks for your input. I feel better that I am not the only one who had a tough time with that one. Irony for sure. 😀 2y
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Every Last Lie | Mary Kubica
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I was first on the hold list at my fabulous library. Yay! I've been looking forward to reading this for months. #LitsyLovesLibraries

Jess7 This is on my #TBR list!! I'm so anxious to read it! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Jess7 - I hope you get to read it soon and it's as good as her other books. 😊 2y
Trina_L I had no idea she was coming out with a new book! So excited 😀😁 2y
SilversReviews This was my first book by Ms. Kubica. I enjoyed it. 2y
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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I love my library! I made a purchase request for these 4 books. They bought them all and put me at the top of the hold list. #litsyloveslibraries #librariesrock

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MrBook Niiiice!!! 😎🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
AmyG I am reading this book and can NOT put it down. LOVE it. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @AmyG - That's great! I can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing! 2y
britt_brooke Awesome! 2y
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Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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The opening pages sucked me in and kept me reading quickly. I finished the book in two sittings.

Amelia is an ER nurse surrounded by a constant
cacophony of sounds and then in a violent instant, she's enveloped in silence.

Amelia made some bad choices trying to deal with the aftermath of this incident that took her hearing. She ended up losing her marriage, her profession, and her relationship with her daughter. Continued below 👇🏻

melbeautyandbooks 2 of 5-I think the author was very honest about her portrayal of how Amelia dealt with all of these things. I liked that she didn't try to blame others or make excuses for her own choices. She wasn't consumed by rage or revenge. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks 3 of 5-Two years later, she's still learning how to live with her new circumstances of being suddenly deaf, an alcoholic, separated from her husband and daughter with no job. Any one of those would be a lot for anyone to handle. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks 4 of 5- Of course Amelia gets drawn into the mystery of her friend's death. The pacing of this mystery was perfect. The author gave you just the right amount of information to keep you guessing and wanting more. She made you feel Amelia's determination and fear, which was heightened by her hearing loss. (edited) 2y
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melbeautyandbooks 5 of 5- The ending did not disappoint. It was as well done as the rest of the book. I've read several mystery/thrillers recently where the ending felt rushed or tacked on for shock value. This ending hit the right tone for the book. (edited) 2y
melbeautyandbooks This story is a good reminder that health care is a business. And if your doctor is not in the business of making you well, take your business to a doctor who will! Your doctor works for you, and you know yourself and your body better than anybody. 2y
Megabooks Great review! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Booksandcooks - Thank you! 😊 2y
MyNamesParadise Glad to hear this is a good one!! 2y
SilversReviews It was good. 2y
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Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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I love being the first person to read a brand new book from the library! She's a favorite author of mine and I have been waiting for this one.

I promise to take good care of it. ❤️📚

#lovemylibrary

Trina_L I'm the first one to get my hands on it too! I reserved it a LONG time ago :) 2y
melbeautyandbooks Way to go @Trina_L! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
MyNamesParadise Me too!! That's why I put holds quickly on all the new books once they're added to the catalog. Even though I love libraries and being able to check out books for free, the really used looking ones are like "ick" idk where this has been!! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @MyNamesParadise - Yay for you! Oh yeah some books are gross! 2y
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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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Hello Littens who have already read this book. I have a question for you.

I'm 14% in so far, do these two main characters get smarter as the book goes on?

More details in the spoiler comment below.

melbeautyandbooks Alice meets a strange man who doesn't remember who he is or how he got there and lets him into her house to spend the night with her and her three children. Her two oldest children even tell her how stupid that is and she still does it. Lily marries a man she barely knows and moves to another country with no bank account and no access to money. Hello! 🤦‍♀️ 3y
DebinHawaii Not sure how much 'smarter' they get and I totally agree that their decisions are very dubious and dumb but they did grow on me and I liked the book. 😆👍 3y
melbeautyandbooks @DebinHawaii- That makes me feel better. If you liked it, then I probably will too. Thanks! 🤞🏻😊 3y
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DebinHawaii @melbeautyandbooks I do hope you end up liking it! 😀👍 3y
MrBook 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻 2y
SilversReviews This is good too. 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Best library haul ever!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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CBS Sunday Morning had a nice interview with David Grann on today's episode.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/killers-of-the-flower-moon-r...

BookishMarginalia Thanks for sharing! 3y
melbeautyandbooks @BookishMarginalia- You're very welcome! I have seen so many posts about this book, I figured someone would be interested. I am next in line for it at my library. Looking forward to reading it. 3y
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Roses of May | Dot Hutchison
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This is available on NetGalley as a Read Now.

I absolutely loved the first book, The Butterfly Garden. It was a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read.

TW- sexual assault and violence

ErinGoBragh1011 I just finished The Butterfly Garden and have moved onto this one. I hope it's just as good as the first. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @eringobragh1011 I'm curious to know what you think of it. I really loved the first book. It was so unique. 2y
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My fabulous friend Erica sent me this signed book she got at the San Antonio Book Festival! I can't wait to read it! #bestbookmailever

cathysaid Listened to this one on audio last month. So good!!!! 3y
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Hello Litsy Family! I saw this bitmoji and thought of this wonderful Litsy community. Happy Friday!

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I loved The Secret History. I'm halfway through this book and I'm frustrated by the frequent negative use of the word gay.

The N word has appeared once so far and so has retard.

I enjoy following Theo's story. I don't understand the need for this type of negativity. I do understand his negativity towards people who have treated him poorly. There's no need for this other crap.

jmtrivera 🙁 3y
Octoberwoman I haven't read this one yet, but The Secret History is one of my all time top ten favorites. 3y
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Daisy in Chains | S J Bolton
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A woman need not cook, wash, or clean for a man (or a woman) OUT of prison either!

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Title Wave | Lorna Barrett
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Parents do NOT babysit their own children. It's called parenting.

This really bugs me. And I'm not a parent.

ReadingSusan That bugs the heck out of me especially since it's mostly used towards men 😡😡 3y
melbeautyandbooks @ReadingSusan - Yes! I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one. 3y
TrishB Grrrr....I'm always arguing about this. @ReadingSusan I think it's always about men! 3y
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Sue I'm there with you. Use of language says so much. 3y
melbeautyandbooks @TrishB @Sue Thanks for confirming I am not the only person who is bugged by this. It really sends a message that it's the mother's job to be a parent, and the dad just has to do it temporarily every so often. ( Of course this assumes a mother- father household). Have a great day everyone! 3y
Laalaleighh I ranted to my bf about this today!!! 3y
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A Fatal Chapter | Lorna Barrett
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Do you ever wish you could find a cozy set in a certain state? Or about fishing, fashion, tea, or some other theme? Heard about one and can't remember the title or author?

Then I have found the site for you! It's all about cozies and lists them by state, by theme, and more.

http://www.cozy-mystery.com/cozy-mysteries-by-themes.html

Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch you may want to check this out. I know you were trying out cozy mysteries a few months ago. 3y
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EllieDottie This is really cool! 3y
melbeautyandbooks @EllieDottie I'm happy to hear you like it! 😊 3y
CoveredInRust @melbeautyandbooks I love this site. It's fantastic. 3y
Mdargusch Thanks for the info @melbeautyandbooks and for tagging me @Reviewsbylola 3y
MyNamesParadise I personally despise cozy mysteries and don't consider them real mysteries 🙈 don't hate me! I like the darker themes...I always have. But I understand why others love them. 3y
ReadingEnvy Cool. I definitely am guilty for picking cozies based on location... Irish bog bodies anyone? 3y
melbeautyandbooks @CoveredInRust Yay! Love to hear that! 3y
melbeautyandbooks @Mdargusch - You're very welcome! Thanks @Reviewsbylola for making sure she got the info. What a lovely community! 3y
melbeautyandbooks @MyNamesParadise You're allowed to like what you like. Life would be boring if we all liked the same stuff. I also love the darker mysteries. Give me a Tana French or some Henning Mankell any day. I also love the cozy mysteries for those times when I just want some brain candy. 🍭🍬🍫 3y
melbeautyandbooks @ReadingEnvy I love a good Irish mystery! 3y
MeikyuuAgeha How awesome !! 3y
DebinHawaii @melbeautyandbooks What a great resource! Thanks for letting me know & tagging me. I thought I knew the Hawaii set ones but it gave me more to check out. 👍📚 And BTW I'm totally with you on loving both the cozy mysteries & the darker ones too. Cozies are fun transitions, brain candy and comfort reads for me! 😆🍭 3y
melbeautyandbooks @DebinHawaii I'm so happy to hear you found it helpful! Yes to both dark and cozies. My brain needs a break sometimes. 😊 3y
melbeautyandbooks @eguanio88- Glad you like it! 3y
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Love Hate Fear Oppression Resistance Laughter Tears Strength Perseverance Bravery Racism Belonging Outsider Overcome Faith Privilege Poverty Mother Son Brother Family Empowering Inspiring Empathy Humanity Eye-Opening

5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The audiobook is read by Trevor Noah and he tells his story with love, honesty, humor, and self-awareness. Go listen to this book!

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Stranger Child | Rachel Abbott
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I surpassed my goal of 60 books this year. Thanks to this fabulous Litsy community!

DebinHawaii Great job! Congratulations! 🎉📚👍 3y
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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty

I'm 16% in and I'm about to bail. The sexist attitudes, the fat shaming, and beauty is the one thing that all women crave?! I don't think this book is for me.

BookishMarginalia If it doesn't speak, bail! 3y
melbeautyandbooks @BookishMarginalia- You are right! There are plenty of great books out there. Thank you! 3y
Lindy It's been a while since I read this, but I think it becomes clear that the first person narrator holds a view that's separate from that of the author and what she is shaping with this story. I think it's worth a little more time, just to be sure you aren't missing out on something you might ultimately like. Moriarty is definitely a feminist writer. 3y
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melbeautyandbooks @Lindy- I think I may try again another day. Thanks for your feedback! 3y
MyNamesParadise I made to page 30 and stopped reading. I found the narrators to be irritating whereas with Big Little Lies I connected to them right away. 3y
melbeautyandbooks @MyNamesParadise- That is good to know. I am next in line at the library for Big Little Lies. After this one, I was hesitant about it. 3y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Thank you Littens for the warm welcome and the fabulous community! Y'all have been the brightest star in a dark year!

JoeStalksBeck Yay!!!🎶🎁📚😄❤️ 3y
TrishB 😀✋😄 3y
DuckOfDoom Congrats!!📚🎉 3y
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rubyslippersreads Congratulations! 📚🎉📚🎉📚 3y
Suzze Yay! Many more milestones to come. Congrats! 👏👏👏👏 3y
Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉🍾🍾 3y
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megt Hooray! Congrats! 3y
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MyNamesParadise Yay! Congrats!! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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James Congrats 🎊 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations! 🎉👍🎉👍🎉😀 3y
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