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melissarochelle

melissarochelle

Joined February 2016

Avid Reader. Wonderful Wife. Marvelous Mom. Coffee Guzzler. Sporadic Crafter. Rabid Researcher. Emerging Yogi. Random Blogger. Unseasoned Gardener.
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Chutes and Ladders. Kitty cats. Good books. Happy Sunday!

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Maybe find a little #nanowrimo inspiration from this gem of a title... Honor Roll, The Sun, and Other Lies I‘ve Told. Ooooh....maybe I‘ll read On Writing this month. It‘s one of my husband‘s favorite books and I‘ve been feeling more creative lately. (His book title would be Macchiatos, The Sun, and Other Things the Fairies Stole. I like his title even more!) #findyouryabooktitle

If you know who made this graphic, please let me know!

readingjedi Mine is Love, Hate and Other Reasons I'm Banned From The Library 🤣🤣🤣 14mo
melissarochelle Ooooh! That‘s good! A modern spin on The Breakfast Club! 14mo
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I‘ve been active on #goodreads for 10-ish years (with some reading history going back to 1998). Twenty years of reading, ya‘ll! Who‘s in your #goodreadsmostread?

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book isn‘t scheduled to be released until March, but you should go ahead and add it to the top of your 2019 reading list.

Reviewsbylola I added this to my TBR recently. Can‘t wait! 1y
MMFinck Agreed!!!! Finished my arc yesterday afternoon! I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s my favorite TJR, hands down. 1y
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Shape of the Ruins | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
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I‘m trying to read, but I‘m having a heck of a time focusing today. Does anyone else struggle with that? Or reading too late and not being sure if your dreams were the book or just dreams. #readingbuddies

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I Broke My Trunk! | Mo Willems
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I was reading on my iPad, but when a toddler climbs into your lap with a giant stack of books you read them all to her. #raisingareader

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#furever #readingbuddies

My Darcy died over a year ago and I still miss her SO MUCH.

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Tough to choose what to do...snuggle, read, or watch. #readingbuddies

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Holy shiz. This book is so effing good. Such TERRIFIC (archaic definition 😉) characters. #karma

Also...#bookly just added some great updates. Now I just wish they‘d stop asking me to pay even more. Earlier adopters should be rewarded, not asked to spend more. Or I‘m just cranky and wrong. I don‘t know.

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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I forgot to wrap-up my #reversereadathon! Now I‘m onto reading one of the books I had in my options-stack.

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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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I did it! Two books finished during this special edition readathon hosted by @DeweysReadathon! I think #reversereadathon times are even better than the usual hours! Such a wonderful book, too! #icriedsomanytears #bookly

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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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Best guess is I have three hours of reading* before I finish my second book of the #reversereadathon! (*this includes times where I am needed by a toddler and cats.) #catsoflitsy #readingbuddies

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Genevieve briefly joined me in some #reversereadathon reading. #deweysreadathon

Reviewsbylola Aw my daughter is Genevieve too. ❤️ 1y
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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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I surprised myself and finished The Adults! So now I‘m going to dive back into this one. I have a really hard time sticking with ebooks because I get so distracted by the STACKS of books surrounding me. #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon #distractedreader

abbylibrarian Same! Physical books I can see are easier to remember! 1y
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The Adults: A Novel | Caroline Hulse
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Liane-Moriarty-meets-Christmas-with-the-extended-family. Look for it in October! #bookly #deweysreadathon #reversereadathon

MoniqueReads305 Stacked 1y
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The Adults: A Novel | Caroline Hulse
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Almost halfway through this book! #readingbuddies #reversereadathon#deweysreadathon #catsoflitsy

CareBear 😻😻😻😻!!!! 1y
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The Adults: A Novel | Caroline Hulse
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Reverse readathon goal(s): finish this/a book. I should‘ve taken a nap 💤 #reversereadathon #24hours #deweysreadathon

twohectobooks I‘m already feeling a bit drowsy myself.. just need to get into a more exciting book I think. 1y
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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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I‘m so sad I finished this book. I loved spending time with Marie.

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The Impossible Fortress | Jason Rekulak
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Had I known a square infographic was possible in Bookly I would have been sharing these ALL THE TIME. Also, great book that I randomly picked up from Target a few months ago.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Hammock time is also my favorite time to read.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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The last few days have been awful. Debilitating anxiety...y‘all I haven‘t experienced anything like this in a LONG TIME. Getting out of bed is hard. Leaving my house is even more difficult. Driving a car...impossible. My sister came and picked us up yesterday. Today I opted to stay home with G.

ScorpioBookDreams I know how horrible anxiety can be. Sending hugs! 💕 2y
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By the end of the first chapter, I wasn‘t sure about this one. But the next few chapters whizzed by. Excited to keep going (with the book and kitty cuddles). #readingbuddies #catsoflitsy

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Good book. Full couch. #readingbuddies #catsoflitsy

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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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I‘m not tired. I️ finished The Jane Austen Project last night. I️ can‘t focus enough for the paperback NF book I‘ve been working through. Plus Jesse is asleep so no lights other than the Christmas tree glow. Therefore, I‘m diving into a new book that will auto return to the library tomorrow. Wish me luck.

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I️ always struggle with if I️ should read books about anxiety and/or depression because they always seem to make my symptoms worse. But I️ also learn so much from reading about the experience of others that I️ don‘t want to NOT read the books, you know? Cats help though.

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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Getting ready to curl up with a book and a bed full of kittens. Living my best life over here, y‘all! 😻

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The Afterlives: A Novel | Thomas Pierce
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Severus is trying to distract me from reading. But it isn't going to work because I need to know what this book is about.

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I finished this one with a giant pile of cats cuddling me. I am so sad I missed this one when I was a kid. But perhaps I wouldn't have even understood half of the funny, clever word games and it was best to discover it as an adult. #readingbuddies #catsoflitsy #rediscoveringreads

Sarahreadstoomuch I read this not too long ago and thought the same- I never would have picked up on all the clever word play when I was younger. To be sure, I probably still missed some as an adult! 2y
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Good book. Purring kittens. Can't beat it. #readingbuddies #catsoflitsy

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Sometimes I like to go back and visit the books I (somehow) missed in my childhood. And sometimes the kittens say...nah, pet us instead.

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Paradox Bound | Peter Clines
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I squeeze reading in anywhere and anytime I can. I've never understood people that say they "don't have time". You make time, even if that means you're surrounded by kittens and toddlers (and sometimes you have to pause to get a check-up or read a picture book).

Paradox Bound is a good one for fans of time travel (aka history travel) but aren't looking for something super confusing.

Erinreadsthebooks Right! You make time...before bed, in the tub, while the husband drives, waiting at the doctor's office, in the car rider line, so many places to read! 2y
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Paradox Bound | Peter Clines
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Beauty and a book. 😂🤣😂🤣

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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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Attempting to read...it's a little crowded though.

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Shape of My Heart | Mark Sperring
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Jesse has to work today so it's just me and G. We've gone to Target, had lunch, and now quiet time with books & snacks. I should probably clean...but, nah.

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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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I wish every Monday could be like this. Good book, kittens, my favorite chair. 💙

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Really though...I have not gotten much reading done today.

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Trying to squeak in some reading today, but Evie isn't really allowing it.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I have been in such a reading funk lately. I haven't finished a book in over a month. But I'm sick and if I try to sleep, I end up coughing nonstop. So me and the kittens are attempting to get out of this reading funk by diving back into the latest book of the Shades of Magic series.

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Paradox Bound | Peter Clines
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Y'all!!!! New Ken Follett and Peter Clines!!! I am SO EXCITED!!! The Follett continues the Knightsbridge story! Have any of you read Peter Clines Ex-Heroes series? It's one of my favorites.

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Jesse is playing video games and I'm reading about communicating with our toddler. 😂 The very different ways we choose to spend our time when Evie is with her 🤷🏻‍♀️

Also, this book reinforces how exhausting parenting is. I can only read one chapter at a time and then I have to take a really long break from it.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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My iPad is charging and I don't want to read on my phone, so I grabbed these from my nightstand until I can dive back into the world of four Londons.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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These two are trying to distract me from Lila Bard and Kell.

Reviewsbylola Wow, they would be hard to resist! 😍 3y
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Storytime with kittens.

I've never finished this series, but Evie always picks them up off the shelf. Perhaps it's a sign.

Liberty A Snowshoe kitten! 💕 3y
melissarochelle Yes! He's even got a little mustache! 😹 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm The one kitty is listening so attentively! Love kitties! 💕😻 3y
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MacLean writes such fun characters. While I didn't LOVE this one as much as the 1st in the series, I'm still very much looking forward to the next one!

And yay me! I actually finished a book during the #readathon!

ReadingSusan Yay!! 🎉🎊 3y
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Sarah MacLean eBook, Laline Paull book, and LOTS of reading buddies. #readathon

Reviewsbylola That was me earlier! 😍👧🏻🐱 3y
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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I decided today to sign up for the #readathon...these books have been on my nightstand for months and I haven't read 4 of the 6 here. So...I'll read these? #procrastinator #probablywontstartat5am @DeweysReadathon

DeweysReadathon 😍I'm melting from all that cute. 3y
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I LOVED this book. So much that it is one of the many I'm talking about during our Sizzlin' Summer Reads presentation! (1st presentation today, next one is May 13th at Sunset!)

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Just picked up my copy from Changing Hands! And it includes a yoga workshop with Jessamyn Stanley AND book talk AND book signing. 🦄🌈🙌

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This book has these fantastic intermissions that are "real people" encounters with celebrities. ?

Also, these are our new kitties: Lord Dresden Drizzleton and Sir Watney Swizzlestick of Little Kittyton. ? Can you guess which is which?

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A mystery in an art museum?! Sounds like perfect travel reading.

(Do you ever remember trips because of the books you were reading? I remember reading The Kind Worth Killing on a flight from Denver and hoping Evie would stay quiet just a little bit longer so I could keep reading.)