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Joined October 2016

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A Fatal Glow | Valerie Wilson Wesley
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Odessa is trying to grow her catering business. She has an ability to sense pending death and people's auras. Her sense warns her to avoid Osborne but his job is too big to turn down. He dies at the party and she is under suspicion. With the help of her aunt and coworkers Odessa trys to clear her name and find the killer among many possible suspects. November #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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The Woman in the Library | Sulari Gentill
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Great book! The last sentence left me shocked and needing to read the book again immediately. The story is of 4 strangers in the Boston Public Library reading room when a woman screaming startles everyone. Soon her body is discovered.The 4 strangers form a friendship and begin trying to solve the murder. One of them is a murderer one is an author. Excerpts of her book and correspondence with a fan tell the story. Nov. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one is on my TBR as well!! 1mo
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Wings of the Falcon | Barbara Michaels
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Die in the Wool | Katherine Hayton
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A cozy set in New Zealand.Tash works in a knitting shop with Auntie Fran her boss, but not actual aunt.Fran is perpetually short tempered, often unreasonable and fires Tash for a mistake Fran made.Aunt Fran is found dead in the store the next morning.Tash and kitten Tangle set out to clear her name especially once she learns Fran left her the store and house.Then it turns out Fran died of natural causes, so why is Tash then poisoned? Sept#bookspin

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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This was such a good book! Molly is a maid in a swanky hotel. She is very proud of her work, very meticulous. She is also lonely, her Gran has recently died. Then she finds a dead man in his room. Molly is able to notice details better than most, but has poor social skills. She tells these details to the police.Instead of accepting her help,she is accused and arrested. Friends she didn't realize she had step up to help her.September #doublespin

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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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My October # bookspin #doublespin, added a few kids books for Halloween fun. @TheAromaofBooks
More spooky choices!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I really enjoyed this read along with #pemberlitens. Glad to find a new series. Jane Austen solving mysteries fill with plenty of historical references and biographical information about Jane. Really well written and a ery well plotted mystery.

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Did you know there is a secret branch of the FBI in charge of protecting magical creatures and their interactions with humans? It's called the Longbow Initiative. Gnomebody's Business is a prequel of sorts, toThe Home Summoning trilogy. This the first case for Agent Beth Barnes. Gnomes are being turned to stone flying by the seat of her pants,yet to be trained, Beth must find the culprit before more gnomes die.A fun shot story.September #bookspin

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Jane Bee is a housemaid and part of the staff who travel with the Queen. It is the Christmas holiday and the Queen is residing at Sandringham Hall when a body is found at a post shooting luncheon. A body dressed as the Queen. Is it the animal rights activists or something else? Jane is asked to do some investigating that the Queen would not be able to do unnoticed. Really well written mystery. Lots of fun! September #doublespin book.

MrsK Read this when it first came out ❤️. Have you tried the Father Christmas series? 3mo
myellenbee #MrsKinvestigates I have not read the Father Christmas books, but I like her writing and will add them to my tbr. 3mo
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The Clockwork Dynasty | Daniel H. Wilson
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My September #bookspin and #doublespin

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My August #bookspin and #doublespin books are fun light reads. 3. Gnomebody's Business by James P McDonald is a sort of prequel novela to the Home Summoning trilogy.
14. Death at Sandringham House is a cozy in the Her Magesty Investigates series.

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Moon Spinners | Sally Goldenbaum
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My August list for #bookspin #doublespin

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Salkehatchie Soup | Ken Burger
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The third in a series of historical fiction based on characters surrounding the actual Savanah River Site, formerly known as 'The Bomb Plant'. This book focuses on leaking nuclear waste and the control or lack there of by Washington. As a local I can recognize many of the events. Very readable although this one the end left me unsatisfied. Perhaps because there isn't a good solution to some of the problems in real life. #doublespin July

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A really wonderful collection of absorbing African short stories which follow Shange and Mijoga. Shange was a God but fell in love with a human. As punishment she is sent to earth as a human to follow the orders of the gods. Mijoga is now a lion. They work together to help those on earth, in hope that eventually their penance will allow them to be released. As Shange does her duty she discovers she has been left with some of her powers. #bookspin

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My July #bookspin Fallen by Milton Davies, a collection of spectulative fiction short stories, and #doublespin Salkehatchie Soup by Ken Burger a historical fiction novel about the nuclear waste in South Carolina. An interesting mix! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 5mo
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City We Became | N K Jemisin
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All set for July! I just finished my June books! Potions are for Pushovers and The Whispering Dead. I also caught up on the May books! A Glimmer of Death and Mexican Gothic!
#bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Thanks @EadieB for the tag!
1. Mostly by mood but I recently joined @bookspin and @ doublespin to knock down my tbr and push a bit past mood reading.
2. 5 for Wow what a great book. 3 for it was ok, 1 for didn't finish
3. So grateful for being retired and able to read more. And first rain in a month!! Favorite type of reading day.
Tag @Megabooks @sprainedbrain @DaveGreen7777 @CarolynM #WonderfulWednesday

Megabooks I‘m glad you‘re enjoying your retirement! Thanks for the tag! 5mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😊 5mo
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A Glimmer of Death | Valerie Wilson Wesley
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A beautifully written mystery with deep emotion and compassion.Odessa Jones is a new realtor following her husband's death. In the office Odessa's co-workers include some who are friends, some aloof, some mean-spirited,especially her boss Charlie Risko. Then Charlie is shot in his office and a coworker is arrested for the murder. Odessa also has a supernatural ability to read emotions but can it protect her? tw domestic abuse.

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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May went a bit sideways, I started both picked books but ended up reading 2 others. They are back on the list. I'll try again.🙃🤷‍♀️

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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I'm so glad I found this group. I had never read Lady Susan before.
I think it is my new favorite Austen. I loved the epistilary form. It allows more revelation on the person's actual thoughts. Like Lady Susan looking forward to Mr. Johnson's death so the 2 will be free to conspire again. And Mrs Johnson's lament at Lady Susan's affair being found out."What could I do! Facts are such horrid things!"
Thanks #pemberlittens

sprainedbrain Happy to have you!! 7mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Welcome! 7mo
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A Glimmer of Death | Valerie Wilson Wesley
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My May #bookspin and #doublespin are
5. A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley. And
20 Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Ready for May!
#bookspin #doublespin

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#bookspin #doublespin
Finished my books for April!
#18 Night of the Living Trekkies
#1 The Lyre of Orpheus

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Night of the Living Trekkies | Sam Stall, Kevin David Anderson
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Such a fun book. If you love zombie books or Star Trek this is for you! Trivial Star Trek knowledge isn't necessary. Hotel employee Jim Pike must reluctantly help at a Star Trek convention. His sister is attending and as things go wrong his main focus is to save her. Knowing the hotel inside out helps.They pick up a rag tag group of survivors and action ensues. There is comic cross genre Star Wars bickering fun. #bookspin #doublespin April

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#bookspin #doublespin. It looks like I'll be reading a literary fiction, The Lyre of Orpheus, book 3 of the Cornish trilogy, and Night of the Living Trekkies, sci-fi zombies. It should be an interesting month! 🤔 😀

CarolynM Have you read the first 2 Cornish novels? I love 8mo
myellenbee @CarolynM I have read The Rebel Angel and Whats Bred on the Bone. I also loved What's Bred in the Bone. I actually picked up the trilogy because Stacy Abrams said What's Bred in the Bone is one of her favorite books and I hadn't heard of it. Glad I did! 8mo
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"Hand me the madien's sacrifice."
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Ready for April! I got my 2 March bookspin books done. World Swappers and Sister Santee.

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The World Swappers | John Brunner
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My March #bookspin #doublespin Historical fiction of South Carolina and an old-time science fiction.

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A Glimmer of Death | Valerie Wilson Wesley
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I'm ready for March!
#bookspin

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My Soul to Keep | Tananarive Due
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Such a good book! I read the second half in one afternoon. Jessica has a perfect life, exciting job, loving husband David, and precious daughter Kira. Then her friend is murdered, her sister attacked, and she discovers her husband is immortal?! A secret that cannot be known, but now she does. Life goes out of control as the consequences of all her knowledge come to bear. Second book of Ferbuary #bookspin done!

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A quick, suspenseful read. Cass drives past a broken down car on the way home during a fierce storm. The next day, she learns a woman was killed there. Cass is tormented with guilt. She fears someone is watching and calling her, as her world falls apart. Will she get her life back? Can she be safe?
The opening of this book scared me so much that I almost didn't continue. I'm glad I did!
First of two books done for February! #bookspin

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February #bookspin I got 2 spooky/ scary books. 5. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris and 10. My Soul to Keep by Tananareve Due. 🙀

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Untitled | Untitled
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I have my first bookspin list ready!
#bookspin

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The Collapsing Empire | John Scalzi
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Thousands of years in the future humanity has expanded to many planets. All planets are connected by The Flow for travel. The flow to earth long ago closed. Now the flow may be changing again. The empire includes all the inhabated planets which are dependent on one another. With a brand new Emperox and planets possibly losing connections, politics and intrigue ensue. Great characters and intriguing plot, on to book 2, The Consuming Fire!

SRWCF I love the cover! 10mo
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1. A spy, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh really clicked with me.
2. No snooze, but it takes a bit to get moving. The alarm agitates the cats enough falling asleep again wont happen.
3. Treat others as you want to be treated. Be kind.
4. Green any shade
#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Look what came today! I cant wait to start it!

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#ThoughtfulThursday
@MoonWitch94

Apple orchard🍎
Stew
Cinnamon dolce ☕
Hayride
Pumpkin pie
Tag @annkuch13

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃🍂🍎 2y
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick rread, the pace is fast and the story is told from multiple points of view. The story covers a weekend wedding on an isolated island off Ireland. The atmosphere is haunting both in the writing and on the island. Everything seems so beautiful and perfect but the veil is slowly peeled away. The information is placed perfectly to realize the turns in plot just as they happen. Definitely recommend this book!

Bklover I loved this one! 2y
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My current read. Danica wants to know if you've read it too? #catsoflitsy

MySharonaK Aww so cute 😻 2y
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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I just finished Ulysses by James Joyce. It was hard going at times but really worth it. I can see how scholars study it a lot. I'm awed by the mind that produced all those different writing styles and ideas. But thank goodness for all summaries and references sites I needed to explain some of it. I read it for my Dad a James Joyce fan, thanks Dad.

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Untitled | Unknown
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# familypairs @ nataliepatali @Blueberry @annkuch13
Annkuch13 is my daughter

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1. The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I'm on 9 of 14.
2. Reading my 1st no illustration chapter book in 4th grade Molly in the Middle. I learned to read late due to visual issues. The The Hobbit in 9th grade as my first adult book. It really inspired me.
3.Aragorn LOTR, Hadrian of Theft of Swords, Joe Morelli Janet Evanovich series.
@egg #wondrouswednesday

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Green Rider | Kristen Britain
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#fivefingerstack Thanks @annkuch13 for tagging me.
👍Book I liked: Green Rider by Kristen Britain
☝️Book I always recommend: A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
👎Book I didn't like: Nemisis by Isaac Asimov
💍 Character I'd marry: Aragorn from Lord of the Ring, The Return of the King
🤙Pinky promise I'll read soon: Ulysses by James Joyce, for my Dad a Joyce fan.
I tag @charl08 @rethier1 @sprainedbrain @KPS-BOOKS-45

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Green Rider is good. I'm a few books into the series. 💚🐎 3y
myellenbee I'm impatiently waiting for the next one🙂 3y
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I just came across this interesting sentence. I dont know if others have trouble instantly seeing the difference in the words with ough in them but I do. So having these 3 words together in a sentence was neat and may help in future.

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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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A little more review of the book. 451 characters not enough🙂 Matthew Venn is a very likable detective, his main staff of Jen and Ross have lots of potential. They are still learning to work together. I'm really looking forward to seeing their development. I also am enjoying learning of another beautiful part of England.

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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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The Long Call by Ann Cleeves is the first in a new series of Defective Matthew Venn. It holds up well to her Vera and Shetland series. It takes place inDevon England. It is well described, I felt like I was there, smelling the sea hearing the birds, seeing small town life. The mystery involves a murdered man who had links to a care center for mentally disabled adults, an evangelical community that Venn had ties to.
The plot is good.I recommend it

TrishB Looking forward to this one- finishing the Shetland series first. 3y
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘ve finished the Shetland series and miss it. 😔 3y
TrishB @Andrew65 haven‘t finished the Shetland series! But I‘ve read this and loved it 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘m waiting for a few more to be published in the series. 3y
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This was such a good book! I couldn't put it down. This is the story of Alex Stern, a freshman at Yale. She is a high school dropout from LA, but recruited to be in the Ninth House. But why her? Ninth house monitors the 8 secret societes. They are more than the rich and powerful, they wield magic. Alex is overwhelmed trying to keep up with her studies and her ninth house responsibilities.
And then things really get busy!
TW rape, drugs, murder

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Fun day at the library book sale!

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1. Loved it!
2. Turquoise
3. It's a toss up. Playing detective all week on a mold smell in the bathroom, recaulking, cleaning walls and drain. OR visiting family in Blufton SC to swim in 80° ocean the same weekend as Jstin Beber's and Hailey Baldwin's
wedding which for some reason I wasn't invited to😃. We didnt see them but our hotel had the flower crew.
4. Yes, I can do both.
5. Will do! Happy Friday! #friyayintro @annkuch13 @howjessreads

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Dancing on Barbed Wire | Jerry Craven, Andrew Geyer, Terry Dalrymple
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This was such beautiful amazing book! So much more than short story collection. There are 3 authors, 3 sections, and a novella at the end to tie things together. Each author starts one section and all 3 write tie in stories. One author then ends the section with a flash fiction. The authors are not identified it is intended for the reader to figure it out from the styles. There are connecting threads through out. So poignant and beautiful.