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melrailey

Joined April 2016

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www.goodreads.com/user/show/2620090-Melissa-Railey
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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
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Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett

I‘m in a postal book club and we‘ve had some drop out this year (our group has been going for about six years). It‘s a pretty varied group that brings a number of interesting titles in. If you don‘t know what a postal book club is, we have six people. Each person chooses a book and a notebook. The books are sent around in a circle rotating every 2 months until it gets back to the beginning. We need one more person. Anybody interested in joining?

LiteraryinLititz What are some recent titles you‘ve done? I‘ve done postal book clubs before but was taking a break until my wedding. Since that‘s in 2 weeks, I definitely could see getting back into it! 3w
melrailey Doc, This Is How It Always Is, The Ninth Hour, Don‘t Let‘s Go to the Dogs Tonight, The New Yorkers, A Piece I‘d the World, Shadow Tag, The Middle Place @LiteraryinLititz (edited) 3w
sprainedbrain I would be interested! I‘ve been in a postal book club for 3 years... we also send every two months, and have had a lot of people drop out. It‘s been several months since I received a book. 3w
melrailey @sprainedbrain email me at melrailey at yahoo.com and we‘ll get you set up. Welcome aboard! 3w
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All the stars! I can‘t tell you how accurately she captured both my feelings when caregiving and the grief I felt losing someone I love.

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Excellent read.

Laughterhp Loved this book! 3mo
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Mail‘s here! Now I have absolutely no desire to work. Can I play hooky and read?

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CURRENTLY LISTENING: Accidentally checked this audiobook out from hoopla (thought I was getting the ebook). Hope I enjoy it as an audio.

julesG I thought it was easy on the ears. 😉 4mo
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Zero Sum Game | S. L. Huang
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Loved this audiobook. Moving in to book two soon! #summerlisteningchallenge

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Dear Wife (Original) | Kimberly Belle
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Just picked this one up. It started off great.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Yummmm!! Is that a portobello mushroom? 5mo
brilliantglow Those tortillas look delicious! 5mo
melrailey @JanuarieTimewalker13 I have no clue what kind of mushroom it was. Just delicious. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 It looks SO good!! And Healthy!!! 5mo
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This is me if anyone is playing and wants to be friend in Wizards Unite.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Does #WizardsUnite have a tag yet? If not we need one. 5mo
Exbrarian Invite sent! I think #wizardsunite is leading, but we could certainly use another one. Maybe a short one. 5mo
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Highly recommend this short story collection.

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Such a fun short story! Made me want to reread the series. I love these books!

mcipher Oh, I didn‘t know about this and now I want it!!! 5mo
speljamr Where can I find a copy of this? 5mo
melrailey @speljamr It was a pre-order incentive for Aurora Rising. I don‘t know if it‘ll go up for sale in ebook or other venues. 5mo
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Next up - the latest from two of my favorite authors.

Bookcation74 It was soooooo good! Enjoy! (edited) 6mo
Nute Your container garden is lovely!💕 6mo
Bookwormjillk Love the flowers! 6mo
melrailey @Nute and @bookwormjilk thanks for the compliments. I‘ve been sitting here most of the day watching the birds, hummingbirds and butterflies around the flowers. 6mo
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Nyxia Uprising | Scott Reintgen
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I LOVED this series and highly recommend it to everyone.

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The Paris Architect | Charles Belfoure
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After a horrible start to Sunday, I finally finished this one up. Loved it.

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Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
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Finished a lot of books this weekend so I‘m starting this one. It‘ll be my first McCammon but he comes highly recommended by people I trust implicitly.

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The Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie and Scooby Doo - wonderful Sunday.

Velvetfur Dirty Dancing poster!!! 💜 8mo
melrailey @Velvetfur And it‘s an antique. I bought it in the 80s when the movie came out. I had such a crush on Patrick Swayze. 8mo
Velvetfur @melrailey Wow...that has just doubled the cool points achieved with this picture! 😎 8mo
Crazeedi My daughter has that care bear!!! 8mo
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Sanity & Tallulah | Molly Brooks
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Already have a graphic novel backlog again. 🙄

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Finished with 24in28! Yay! This is my finished stack. Read all the graphic novels piled up on my nightstand. Also finished a couple of ebooks.

nelehelen Nice!!! 10mo
Reecaspieces Look at you go! 10mo
Megabooks 📚📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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Mollyanna Woohoo! Nice job! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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UwannaPublishme Wow! Yay for you! 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
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The Whispers | Greg Howard
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Finished up 24in28 with this one. Beautiful book that had me crying. Now for some sleep.

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Listening to this one while I do a few errands this morning.

MelissaSue81 I think I‘m going to start this one today as well. 10mo
avgeyer My favorite read from 2018. Enjoy!! 10mo
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Descender Vol. 2 | Jeff Lemire
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Surprised it took me so long to pick up volume 2 of this series. I love everything I‘ve read by Jeff Lemire.

hermyknee Gorgeous cover 10mo
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Leave it to Poe Dameron and Star Wars to make me cry.

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Wakanda Forever | Nnedi Okorafor
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Stayed up late last night (or early this morning) finishing The Thief. Been listening to Where the Crawdads Sing while I put on chili this morning. Now settling in to read again. Starting with the pile of graphic novels by my bed. And yes, I did crawl back in bed. #24in48

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Loving this audio!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover!! 13mo
BethM So. Good. 13mo
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All the Rage | Courtney Summers
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I enjoyed this book but I really didn‘t care for the main character.

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Duchess By Night | Eloisa James
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I was pleasantly surprised by how nice and down to earth and friendly Eloisa James was yesterday at Avon KissCon. What a pleasure!

robinb Love her books! 13mo
BethM She's great! 13mo
Birdsong28 She is also on here @EloisaJames 😘📚📖 13mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Great pic! 13mo
LauraBrook Lucky you! Would love to meet her, she seems super fantastic in real life. We already know she‘s fantastic on the page! 💝 13mo
CarolynM She is a lovely Litten to know, as well as being a great author🙂 13mo
Reggie Awwwww, this is a great pic!!! 13mo
EloisaJames Hi there!! 13mo
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Highlight of my weekend was meeting Jeaniene Frost at Avon KissCon yesterday. She‘s as funny and sarcastic as her books.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome!! 13mo
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Trying to start a fire and read outside on this blustery day but I have wet wood from yesterday‘s rain so I‘m not sure I‘m gonna be successful.

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Beasts Made of Night | Tochi Onyebuchi
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After a day spent pressure washing both porches, I feel as if I‘ve earned this beer and some time reading.

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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Great event last night with Kevin Hearne and Delilah Dawson. I lovebthese guys. My second trip tonser Hearne this year.

Seekingtardis Oh my glob!!! I have soooo many jealous feelings for you right now!!!!! 1y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I made it! Lots of good reading this weekend in spite of the headache. Now for some sleep and back to work tomorrow. #24in48

saresmoore Woohoo! 1y
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UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻 1y
StephBengtson 🙌🏻 amazing!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉 1y
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I enjoyed this one. I didn‘t try any of the recipes and don‘t know if I will but I really connected with her stories especially in dealing with the grief and loss of her dad. Maybe if I wasn‘t reading it so close to my own dad‘s death I‘d feel differently but right now it felt like she echoed a lot of the feelings I have. #24in48

peaknit I enjoyed this one and I did try some of her recipes👍🏻 thanks for reminding me of this good read. I read Delancey as well, about the creation of her husband‘s Seattle restaurant. 1y
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Another one down for #24in48.

Jess7 I liked this one! 1y
Lmstraubie I couldn't put this book down! 1y
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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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This book! Why did I wait so long to read it? It was so good. Can‘t wait to read book two. #24in48

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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Book two down. Guess I should start cooking dinner now. Grilling out so that means I can keep reading too. ;) #24in48

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Star Wars Adventures #6 | Delilah S. Dawson
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Totally what I‘d be thinking too!

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Nyxia Unleashed | Scott Reintgen
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Book one finished in #24in48. I loved this book. #24in48

RadicalReader @melrailey gorgeous beyond words cover 1y
melrailey It is beautiful. 1y
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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Started this audio tonight on my wall. Love both these authors and this has started off quite funny.

jpmcwisemorgan Sinister umlauts? Sign me up! 1y
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Having a hard time deciding what to read so I‘m reading short stories and graphic novels til I decide.

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The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake | Neil Gaiman, Mikal Gilmore, Michael Zulli
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Starting Volume 10 of The Sandman tonight while canning beans.

GrilledCheeseSamurai ❤️😍❤️ 1y
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Finished this one over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Love the psychopath kid angle. #BabyTeethBook

angel1 I won an e-copy of this on Goodreads so it‘s going to be my next read...I can‘t wait📚 1y
melrailey @angel1 I hope you enjoy it. I loved that we had alternating chapters with the child‘s POV. 1y
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This was so good and made me want to watch the series again.

LoveToReadLiveToRead Shiny. 😁 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Now I want to rewatch the series and then read this! 1y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Decided the end of this book deserved a bubble bath and a beer. And now I am one of those anxiously awaiting book three. #writefasterRothfuss

KathyWheeler Yeah — I hope it‘s soon. I should probably reread the two books before the 3rd comes out. 2y
Laalaleighh Welcome to the club. There are counselors provided if you need an outlet for your frustration and anger in a few years. Also if you notice most of us 7 year members do nothing but react with a visceral snarl whenever we hear the authors name, don‘t be alarmed. It‘s the results of years of discussing our theories on who the chandrian are until we‘ve reached the point we can‘t remember what the chandrian were anymore. The villains, we think? 2y
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Ended up loving this one. Tons of southern family drama plus a geeky heroine. The author read this book and her voice reminded me of Bernadette from Big Bang Theory. Haven‘t decided if that‘s good or bad.

Megabooks Bought this and then left it at a friend‘s house. Will collect soon! 2y
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Tuesday Nights in 1980 | Molly Prentiss
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1. Hogwarts
2. My life is the definition of a Lifetime movie
3. God gave me great friends who are always ready and willing to listen (and some were direct answers to prayer).

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Totally should have waited to read this book as it hit way too close to home. Still a good listen.

mrozzz Heartbreaking. Beautiful. I already want to reread it! 2y
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Goldie Vance Vol. 2 | Hope Larson
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I loved these graphic novels. Lines like this made me LOL.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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Absolutely loved this one! #girlpowerbuddyread

sammisho I have been eyeing that book sleeve forever! 2y
melrailey @sammisho I actually had my mom make this one! 2y
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Wasn‘t blown away by this one and the author‘s treatment of the main character drove me nuts. He tried too hard to make her unreliable.

Redwritinghood Totally agree. 2y
Copwithabook She came across as weak. I understand that she had a psychological issue, but I wanted her to be smarter and braver! 2y
melrailey @Copwithabook well he just threw so much at her — the psychological issue, the psychotropic drugs, the alcoholism- what woman could do anything with all that going on? Or be believed. But I wanted her to be stronger. I just think the author should have just given her one issue to deal with. That would have made her unreliable and also made her stronger. 2y
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A Well-Timed Murder | Tracee de Hahn
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Met Trace de Hahn on Valentines Day. She was quite delightful. I highly recommend Swiss Vendetta. Haven‘t read the new one yet.

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1. Any and all formats.
2. 8
3. Chocolate and/or cheese
4. Scooby Doo
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