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Joined May 2016

I read romance and fantasy mostly. And you'll see lots of my dog Periwinkle. https://www.goodreads.com/gillnit
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The Maid by Nita Prose
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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I put up a new book display at the library yesterday. It's of romance books with illustrated covers. People seem to love or hate them. I tend to like them.

LiteraryinLawrence Great display! 10h
tracey38 They are definitely a thing right now. I like them. 8h
Kimberlone I think it‘s a good trend! now
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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We barely hit above zero today, so Peri and I didn't do much of a walk this evening. Instead we're camped on the couch. I'm starting this #botm.

Asthecroweflies Do you live in the Midwest? I‘m in Missouri and it‘s just plain frigid! 2d
nitalibrarian @Asthecroweflies I'm in South Dakota and it was in the negatives the previous two days. So a tiny bit warmer today! 😉 2d
ladym30 Such a sweet face!❤️ 2d
KristiAhlers In Illinois across the River from St Louis. Tonight it‘s supposed to get down to -10. Stupid. This is so stupid. Hello electric blanket 2d
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A Forgery of Roses | Jessica S. Olson
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I finished my January #BookSpin today. This is an ARC of a YA fantasy that comes out March 29th. Myra has the ability to heal and alter people through her paintings. She has had a very happy life until her parents disappear and now she's doing the best she can taking care of her very sick younger sister. It's part fantasy, part murder mystery, and part romance. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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Weather Girl | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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I loved this book so much, I ordered a signed copy. And it came with a cute rain boots bookmark. ☔

kamoorephoto Just went to her book launch…I should post my pic with her! You just reminded me. Aren‘t the bookmarks cute? 3d
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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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I'm reading this graphic novel today. Heard very good things about this one.😁

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Rhythm of War | Brandon Sanderson
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I did it! It took about a month, but I finished this book. It features mental health a lot, including suicidal thoughts. It begins one year after the end of the last book. We get to travel through Shadesmar again, which I find absolutely fascinating. Amazing worldbuilding and I'm very much invested in these characters. Sanderson is writing the next book this year, so I have a bit of a wait to find out what happens next.

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It was above zero finally today after a few days of extreme cold, so we did a walk. It was still very windy, but Peri was happy to run around and sniff things (her favorite activity).

I'm about halfway through listening to this audiobook and completely fascinated. I'm glad I started it. #audiowalk

cariashley Such a good book! And great pic. 2w
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Rhythm of War | Brandon Sanderson
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This book is taking me longer than I hoped. But I did just get to part 3 (of 5) and am about half way through. I do love this series very much.

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A friend gifted me three magnetic bookmarks, all romance themed. 😁❤️

Leftcoastzen Very cute! 2w
Ruthiella Cute. Do you try to match your bookmark to the book you are reading? I do sometimes. 😀 2w
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I put up a new display today. This time it's books that may cause tears. The sign says Caution: May cause tears. Proceed with tissues. The other side is more fiction.

Bookzombie ❤️ 2w
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I haven't listened to an audiobook in a while and my Audible credits are stacking up. I just saw Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of fraud and it reminded me that I wanted to read this book. I'm going to start it while making supper.

melissanorr My book club read this and found it very interesting. 3w
jlhammar Great choice. Excellent audiobook. Enjoy! 3w
AmyG She was just found guilty on 4 counts of fraud and conspiracy today. She could get up to 20 years for each. 3w
mdemanatee Totally worthy of your time! I devoured this in audio and then forced my book club to read mostly so I could have people to go “what?!” with and we still talk about it 3w
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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I do have one book related goal for 2022 - use StoryGraph to record all the books I read this year. I started to last year, but stopped at some point for no good reason. But I want the stats and the graphs. I moved the app to my homepage next to the goodreads and litsy apps to help remind me.

Hooked_on_books I‘ve decided I want to use this as well and have started to, but find the app slow and glitchy. Are you having the same problem? 3w
nitalibrarian @Hooked_on_books I haven't used the app enough to get a good sense of it yet, but I've seen other people say it's glitchy and not that great. 3w
mandarchy I started using story graph recently. I'm not finding it glitchy, but I'm struggling to get used to it. My problem with both story graph and goodreads is that I am less interested in book recommendations and more interested in making connections with people. I wish they were more social. 2w
nitalibrarian @mandarchy when I 1st joined goodreads many years ago, I made friends by being active in different groups. I'm not sure if groups are still as active? 2w
mandarchy @nitalibrarian I should try more with groups. The ones I've tried were either completely inactive or spent more time talking about what they should read next - when I'm not interested in reading the same thing as everyone. I could never be a buddy reader or book club member. 2w
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Rhythm of War | Brandon Sanderson
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There she is - my January #BookSpinBingo card. 😁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!!! 3w
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This slow burn romance is only $1.99, just today I believe. I grabbed myself a copy. I haven't read this series yet.

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Rhythm of War | Brandon Sanderson
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Here's my January #BookSpin list. I've only gotten 200 pages into Rhythm of War the last two weeks, so I'm including it on the list in two spots since I have over a 1000 pages left.

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January #botm. Mildly interesting - 2 of these authors have my first name in their name.😁

WJCintron 👍 😃 3w
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I put together my #top21of21. 😁🎉

Beachesnbooks ooo you have some great ones on here! love ilona andrews 1mo
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Rhythm of War | Brandon Sanderson
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Instead of reading ARCs or what's on my December bingo card, I decided to end 2021 with the behemoth 1232 page book. I'm in the mood for some epic fantasy.

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Finished this last night. Definite pick for me. The mystery has me very intrigued. Avery is pretty much living out of her car when she finds out she has inherited a ridiculous amount of money from a man she doesn't know. Honestly the grandfather who set this all in motion sounds exhausting. I liked Avery and how she handles the dynamics of the four grandsons. CW: off page domestic abuse.

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Peri wanted to let you all know that I'm starting this book tonight.😁

DinoMom What a 🥰 cutie. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Hi Peri! 👋🏼 1mo
Nessavamusic Adorable and great book! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Super cute! 1mo
QuietlyLaura Hi Peri! ☺️❤️ 1mo
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Must Love Books | Shauna Robinson
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I did it! I reached my 2021 goodreads reading challenge goal. 😁📚

Ruthiella Congratulations! 🥳 1mo
Kaylamburson Wahooo!! What an accomplishment!!! 1mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 1mo
WJCintron 🎉 CONGRATS!!! 😃 1mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!!🎉🧁 1mo
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Not the Witch You Wed | April Asher
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This one was a pan for me. It didn't start out good for me when two female characters, including the main character, were described with their breast sizes. Why? And I was bored throughout. This book is out 2/8.

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Sad news. I read Interview with the Vampire in high school and became obsessed with everything Anne Rice. The Mayfair Witches got me through my freshman year of college. My condolences.

Chrissyreadit This is sad news. 😢 1mo
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Saturday night and I'm starting this book. Peri's napping.🐕

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A Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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Day two of my 10 favorite 2021 published books - A Marvellous Light. Magic! Romance! Suspense! It was all wonderful. #libfaves2021

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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My #botm books and socks were delivered! 😁📚

Ddzmini I received the same book and I‘m taking it with me when I go back to Cali. On the 22 🤪🤨🤣 1mo
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Librarians are posting their top ten 2021 published books starting today over on Twitter under the #libfaves2021 hashtag. I thought I would post mine here too. Day 1 for me was this dark fantasy collection.

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Rake I'd Like to F... | Eva Leigh, Sierra Simone, Joanna Shupe, Nicola Davidson, Adriana Herrera
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A historical romance anthology collection featuring Rakes.
The Last Crimes of Peregrine Hind by Sierra Simone, M/M - 5⭐️
Two Rakes for Mrs. Sparkwell by Eva Leigh, M/F/M - 4⭐️
A Rake, His Patron, & Their Muse, M/M/F - 2⭐️
Monsieur X by Adriana Herrera, M/M - 4⭐️
Sold to the Duke by Joanna Shupe, M/F - 4⭐️

Mostly very enjoyable (and spicy!👀). This was my December #DoubleSpin.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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An Impossible Impostor | Deanna Raybourn
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Finished an ARC of the next book in the Veronica Speedwell series. I love this series so much. Veronica and Stoker get home after their last adventure to immediately be called on again to investigate if someone assumed dead and now returned is who he says he is. We learn something big about Veronica's past. Something I would never have guessed. Ends on a little bit of a cliffhanger. Out 2/15. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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December's #BookSpinBingo all set up!

Nessavamusic Loved Lore Olympus and Inheritance Games! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 2mo
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I made my December #BookSpin list. Apparently it's my Rake month. Three books have Rake in the title.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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I couldn't resist getting Ice Planet Barbarians in its new traditional pubbed cover. It's out today.

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The Runaway Duchess | Joanna Lowell
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I planned to read a little bit of this book in bed last night and ended up finishing it at 4am. Oops. So I loved it. This book has an unlikable heroine, at least in the beginning. She's a snob and I love her. She runs off the day after getting married to a cruel old Duke with a man, Neal, who mistakes her for a botanist. He's confused by how different she is in person vs her letters. Lowell writes beautifully. She reminds me of Sherry Thomas.

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Weather Girl | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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I absolutely loved this one. Ari, a TV meteorologist, teams up with Russell, a sports reporter, to get their miserable bosses back together. Ari is adorable, obsessed with the weather, and serious about dealing with her depression. Russell is a single father and also absolutely adorable. And finally a fat hero! Ari and Russell are both Jewish. This a single viewpoint romance all from the viewpoint of Ari.

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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My December #botm box. Razorblade Tears was my free BOTY pick. And I got the socks for completing this year's Reading Challenge.😁

Jemgirl2014 Congrats on completing your challenge! “Razorblade Tears“ is so good!



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Weather Girl | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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I started this ARC tonight. I'm really enjoying it. But I work tomorrow, so I can't let myself stay up late to read it.☔

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The Wolf | J.R. Ward
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I finished The Wolf last night. It was alright. The description is all about Rio and Lucan, but half the book was dealing with another Vishous problem. I'm just really done with him. Rio and Lucan's romance was less satisfying because it felt like it didn't get enough time to develop enough to end with I love yous. I love this bananapants world Ward has created so I'll keep reading each book.

Also I got a bingo!

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m reading Claimed at the moment but I‘m looking forward to this one. 2mo
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The Wolf | J.R. Ward
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What I'm starting today.🐺

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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I finished my November #BookSpin last night. This is an ARC of the 2nd book in Katee Robert's Dark Olympus series. It's a modern retelling of Eros and Psyche. Eros is commanded by his mother, Aphrodite, to kill Psyche and instead marries her. He thinks of himself as a monster, so doesn't recognize the pains in his chest as feelings. Love their relationship. The setting of Olympus is very fun. Out 1/18/22.

nitalibrarian Oops, I did a Blurb instead of a Review. This is a Pick for me. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I was able to read most of this book on my plane rides to and from Santa Fe and then finished it up last night. I liked it very much. You get to discover with the main character what's happening because he wakes up with amnesia at the very beginning of the book. You get flashbacks as he remembers things. Interesting science concepts. I adore Rocky. #botm

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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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We also stopped at Beastly Books, which I think was opened by George R. R. Martin. He's doing a signing there later today.

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Visiting friends in Santa Fe. Today we stopped at this bookstore and I found another Persuasion to add to my collection.

Leftcoastzen That‘s a great store. 2mo
wanderinglynn What a gorgeous edition! 😍 2mo
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Fated Blades | Ilona Andrews
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I finished these two. The 1st is a novella/short story collection and the 2nd is an ARC. They both take place in the same science fiction world. The Kinsmen are humans with advanced powers. Great worldbuilding and characters. I liked Fated Blades a little more just because it was novel length and we got to delve into the story and characters more. Fated Blades is out 2/22.

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Hunt the Stars | Jessie Mihalik
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I just finished an ARC of Mihalik's start to her new science fiction romance series. I loved it. Tavi and her team are hired by Torran to find something that was stolen from him. Great worldbuilding and I loved the found family aspects. Lovely characters, though this book is from the viewpoint of only Tavi and I wish we had had Torran's too. My only complaint. Out 2/1/2022.

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Window Shopping | Tessa Bailey
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Put together my November #BookSpinBingo card. Lots of ARCs this month. I was able to mark off one book already as I finished it last night.😁📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 3mo
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Window Shopping | Tessa Bailey
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Seinfeld is now on Netflix and I'm watching it for the 1st time. It for some reason didn't interest me when it was on in the 90s. I'm up late watching it and also created my November #BookSpin list.

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October somehow passed in a blink of an eye. I finished 12 books and got one bingo for #BookSpinBingo. 📚🍁

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Saint | Sierra Simone
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I finished my October #BookSpin late last night. It was Sierra Simone's 3rd book in her Priest series. This one features Aiden Bell, who is now a monk, and the man he left 5 years ago, Elijah. This was all angst and beautifully written. I couldn't give it 5 stars, because it had a smidge too much religious description for me. But otherwise really enjoyed this 2nd chance romance. CW: Past suicide and suicidal thoughts, mental health discussions.

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I'm a #saturdaylibrarian today. 1st up is cataloging. Here's the adult books we're putting out next week.

Leftcoastzen Some good ones ! Oh , the cataloging life !Scanning titles had to look up New York one , sounds fantastic. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Newt is still writing books ? Sigh 3mo
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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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My November picks for #botm. I've listened to a little of Project Hail Mary and decided I would rather read it than listen to it so added it on.