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ofclumsywords

Joined June 2017

Dog mom to Oliver, English major, & book lover.
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I‘ve had this book on my TBR for forever and I finally got around to reading it and I now understand all the hype about it! It lived up to all my expectations and I loved the fact that this book is all about escaping a dull world and discovering a new and more exciting one. The reader feels Lila‘s longing for adventure and need to do something more with her life that sit still. Which I feel a lot of readers can relate to and why we read books.

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Panpan

2.5/5🌟 - I really wanted to like this book. After all it appeals to the nostalgia of growing up in the 90‘s and home movies recorded on VHS tapes. The book also takes place in a small town in Wisconsin, the same state that I live, and there were a lot of familiar things about the town and the general scenery of the state. But the killer was too easy to predict and the mystery of it all kind of fell flat.

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Darth Maul | Judy Blundell, Jude Watson
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5/5🌟 - If you want an in-depth look into important characters of The Phantom Menace then I‘d recommend these books. Queen Amidala and Darth Maul were my favorite, both showing events that happened before and during the movie that the viewer didn‘t get to see and added so much to the plot. These books are a fast and fun read but are so important to the plot of The Phantom Menace. #starwars #starwarslegends

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Spy x Family, Vol. 1 | Tatsuya Endo
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5/5🌟 - I recently started this series (currently reading vol 5) and it is so adorable! The Forger family is so cute together and I can‘t wait for them all to realize they love each other and are the perfect family. I am devouring this series and I am already dreading the hang over that hits when I catch up to the current volume.

TracyReadsBooks Love this series! When you get caught up, you can always watch the show if you haven‘t already. It is equally delightful! 1mo
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I got to meet Samantha Shannon (Priory of the Orange Tree, The Bone Season) about a year ago. It was the coolest thing ever and my first time meeting an author. The tour was two states away and my best friend and I drove through a snow storm to meet her. #sundayfunday

BookmarkTavern That sounds amazing! I really enjoyed Priory! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Brigid Kemmerer
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3.5/5🌟 — I don‘t feel like this book stood up to the strong plotlines that book 1 & 2 had. Book 1 was a unique retelling of Beauty & the Beast, while book 2 had fantastic character development & focused solely on Grey. This 3rd book meanwhile was mostly talking & plotting, then when it came for the final battle I found it lacking. It was predictable & I wish a different character had dealt the killing blow. But I did enjoy this series as a whole.

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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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“A war does not ignore half the people whose lives it touches. So why do we?” — This book was fantastic! A feminist retelling of the women of Troy after the war. The book is told through Calliope giving inspiration to a poet. But Calliope makes it clear to the poet that the only story she will give him is the women‘s story as everyone already knows the mens story. 5/5🌟

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This was a fun book filled with stories from people all over the country about grammar. The Grammar Table is such a unique idea, one that connects many people in so many different ways. This book had me laughing out loud or groaning at the personal stories people shared and listening to the audiobook—which is narrated by the author—made the stories better. 4/5🌟

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Mistborn Trilogy | Brandon Sanderson
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This series was my first introduction to Brandon Sanderson, and I now understand all the hype when it comes to his books. These books made me laugh, cry, and want to throw it across the room. I felt every death and every surprise twist that these characters felt and only a really incredible author can make you feel all the same feelings the characters do. 5/5🌟

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Queen Amidala | Jude Watson
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My friends and I recently finished the junior novelization of The Phantom Menace together and then began to read the journals of Queen Amidala, Anakin, and Darth Maul as well. Just from reading the first journal you can tell that these books pair well with the movie novelization and give a better insight to the title characters point of view during the plot of Phantom Menace. I would 💯 recommend these books to any Star Wars fan! #starwars

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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It has been a long while since I‘ve been on this app, so it‘s fitting for my first review in 4 years (oops) to be one of my favorite recent reads. The Sun Down Motel was just the right mix of a spooky ghost story with a twist of unsolved murder mystery. This book had me on the edge of my seat while also had me scared to turn the page because it was so spooky. 5/5🌟

Librarybelle Welcome back! I really loved this book! 3mo
TheDaysGoBy I loved this one too! 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau Welcome back!! 3mo
thegreensofa Welcome back! 😊 3mo
Jas16 Welcome back! 3mo
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Dogs and their People | Anne Lambelet
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This book is so cute and its illustrations creative and beautiful! 5/5🌟

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Hope you all have a wonderful day with friends and family! 🥰

Dolly Happy Thanksgiving! 5y
Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Melanie. I hope that you had a wonderful day yesterday!🧡 5y
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The Bone Season: A Novel | Samantha Shannon
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Have the house to myself for a little while so immediately turned on my fireplace app (really wish it was a real one 😫) and settling in to continue my current read. 😊

cathysaid But that one is so much easier to clean. Just light yourself a smoky scented candle. 🔥 5y
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Found this at work today and hand to check it out. Such sweet haikus about dogs that all dog owners will understand. 3/5🌟

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Also found the cutest little tote bag to bring my books back to WI in 😊

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Drove down to Waco TX for a much needed vacation and got to stop at my first in a long list of bookshops along the way!! Tagged book has been on my wishlist for a really long time!

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Another round of reading in the car while waiting for an appointment. Haven‘t found much time to read lately so I‘m taking any spare time I can get!!

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Stars of Fortune | Nora Roberts
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Going on vacation in a week and first priority has been searching for and checking out audiobooks for the car ride. I am really excited about my choices and can‘t wait to start listening to them but first have to actually begin packing and preparing for the trip!

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I haven‘t stayed up late to finish a book in ages but this one was so worth the extra cups of coffee consumed during work this morning. Ninth House is the perfect October read to bring in the spookiness of Halloween! Leigh really brought New Haven and Yale to life in a new and incredible way and created such amazing characters to compliment such a strange and wonderful world. 5/5🌟

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❤️ Milwaukee, WI
🧡 27
💛 I‘m a circulation aide at my local library
💚 Single and loving it!!
💙 She/her
💜 Blink-182 song lyrics from the song Going Away To College (I‘m also an very awkward introvert so I thought it was fitting... 🤣)

@JoScho #gettingtoknowyou

JoScho Thanks for joining in 😊❤️ 5y
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After binging Downton Abbey for the first time & then going to see the movie I was so excited to hear there were books! This book didn‘t disappoint in giving a more in depth view to the real family who lived in the castle. The only thing I wish was different was a little bit more information on the lives of the servants downstairs. All in all it was really good & gave a better view into the life of the Carnarvon‘s. 4/5🌟

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Getting to know a different side of Hopper before he returns to Hawkins & before all the crazy of the Upside Down begins was incredible. Hopper holds a special place in my heart & the author does a really good job of keeping true to Hoppers character & who he is as a cop & person. The murder mystery was well done & kept up suspense & intrigue through the entire book! 4/5🌟

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Llama Destroys the World | Jonathan Stutzman
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Does anyone else read to their pets? I‘m really hoping I‘m not the only one 🤣 this was the cutest book and even though my dog left halfway though, I really liked it! 5/5🌟

Susanita I‘ve tried but the cat wasn‘t having any of it. 5y
ofclumsywords @Susanita 🤣 my dog is the same. He got annoyed and walked away. 5y
xicanti I used to read Chaucer to my flatmate‘s cat, since he‘s fun to read aloud and she seemed to like it! 5y
ofclumsywords @xicanti maybe I should switch from kids books to classics! He might like that 5y
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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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I don‘t know why it took me so long to read this book because it lived up to all the amazing things I‘ve heard about it! I‘m so glad that I found all three books at my library because I can‘t wait a second more to start the second book. 5/5🌟

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Marlo and the Dinosaurs | Christopher Browne
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This sequel to Marlo was just as cute (if not cuter) than the first book! Marlo is back but this time with dinosaurs adventuring in a new world of Marlo‘s making. Had its own version of I Spy to find Marlo‘s friends hidden on each scene thats beautifully created. 5/5🌟

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Marlo | Christopher Browne
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This was the cutest book about a dog who takes a bath and goes on an underwater adventure! The illustrations are perfect and the story is so sweet and fun. AND it has a sequel!! 5/5🌟

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Bailedbailed

I really tried to like this but 50 pages in and I couldn‘t do it. I don‘t know if its because I‘m not in the right mood for this kind of book (even though I JUST finished a murder mystery before picking this book up) or because of the writing or plot. But either way, it hurts my heart to DNF this one but I fear I may push myself into another reading slump if I try to force myself to continue.... 🙈

MelissaSue81 I honestly couldn‘t understand this book. I slogged through it but I still don‘t think I know what happened. 5y
Alfoster Agree! I bailed too @MelissaSue81🤪 5y
TrishB I bailed too! 5y
Sapphire I listened on audio and really wanted to bail the entire middle third. It didn't start to redeem it self till the very end. Overall I am glad I finished because the twist was interesting, but it was a bit of a tortured telling. Which kind of fits I guess if the author wanted the readers to have a taste of what the characters go through. 5y
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Betrayal in Time | Julie McElwain
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Another amazing story to continue Kendras journey. Have to admit that I sort of saw the ending coming, but there was one plot twist at the end that sent me reeling! I honestly never want this series to end, its so incredibly detailed and twisty that it makes it so enjoyable. I need the next book ASAP! 5/5🌟

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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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This was amazing from start to finish! It brings books to life in a new way that you can immediately connect to and fall in love with this incredible world Rogerson created and her characters were so well written as well. I felt and immediate connection to Elisabeth and how she loves and respects books and libraries. And not to mention there are warrior librarians in this one! 5/5🌟

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GingerAntics 💙💙💙 5y
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Fiction Can Be Murder | Becky Clark
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Officially been three weeks working at my library and at least once a week I come home with a new book I find on the shelves 🤣 at least I‘m not buying them though and they are free to read!

Branwen That's my favorite part about working in a library! 😍📚 5y
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Already in love with this book!

Branwen SAME! It's sooooo good! 😍📚 5y
xxjenadanxx I just had to add this one to my stack! 5y
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 5y
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I‘ve been a fan of Katie Heaney‘s since her first book came out and related to it so much. And now that Would You Rather is basically a continuation to that book I loved it just as much. 4/5🌟

CaliforniaCay I loved never have I ever and I bought dear Emma but I had no idea she had another book out! 5y
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Faerie Wars | Herbie Brennan
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My very loved copy of this book has been my companion the last few days as I tried to break my impossibly long block. This year has been full of twists & turns & the reading block has been real but I turned to an old friend to help. Loved this book just as much as the first time I read it all those years ago. 5/5🌟

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Found a perfect reading spot in the break room to read during lunch! 😊 thank you everyone for all the support on my new job!! ♥️

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Its certainly been a whirlwind week! I had applied to work at my library in September and didn‘t get the job, but then last week I got a phone call asking if I was still interested in the position & scheduled an interview for this Monday. Well, I just got the call back less than 24 hours after & they offered me the position!! I am on cloud nine right now that I get to have my dream job & had to share the news with my fellow booklovers right away!!

Branwen 🌟Congratulations! 🎉 Such awesome news! What part of the library will you be working in? 📚 5y
annahenke Amazing! Congratulations! 5y
CouronneDhiver 🥳🥳🥳 5y
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Librarybelle Congratulations! 5y
Avanders Yay congratulations!!! 🎉🎊🍾 5y
ofclumsywords @Branwen thank you! 😊 I‘m going to be at the circulation desk!! 5y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💐 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage So awesome!! Congrats. 👊🏻📚👊🏻📚 5y
mcipher That‘s so amazing!! Congratulations! 🍾 📚 🥂 5y
TCLinrow Congratulations! 🥳🍾 5y
jchawkins Yaaaaaaay!!!! Good for you!! 5y
Chrissyreadit Congratulations! 5y
Karkar Congratulations!!!🎈 📚❤️ 5y
JoScho Yay! That is amazing! 5y
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vivastory Congratulations! 🎉👏📚 5y
Areader2 That‘s wonderful! 5y
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KarouBlue Congrats 🎉🎊🍾🎈 5y
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Jas16 Congratulations!!🎉🍾🙌🏽 5y
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LibrarianJen Awesome! 5y
Charityann Congrats!🎉😊 5y
readordierachel Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 5y
sudi Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 5y
BiblioLitten Congrats!! 🎉😊 5y
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Ethel Everhard Memorial Library | Westfield, WI (Library)
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Visiting a new library and settling down in a comfy chair with a new book is a perfect start to a weekend getaway 😍

BiblioLitten Perfect! 5y
TheSpineView Yes it is! 5y
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Is it horrible to say I liked the TV show better? I know its a rare instance when you think the movie/show is better than the actual book, but in this case it happened. I‘m not saying the comics were bad but there didn‘t seem like a lot of questions were answered; especially in the first volume. But its a really creative idea and the art was great so I‘m looking forward to how the story continues in vol 3. Vol 1: 3/5🌟 Vol 2: 4/5🌟

TheLibrarian I really enjoyed the show but haven't started the comics yet. 5y
cobwebmoth I agree. The comics are decent, but I feel like the show is more enjoyable. 5y
ofclumsywords @cobwebmoth I‘m so relieved!! I thought I was one of the only with the unpopular opinion, I‘ve heard nothing but good things about the comics 5y
ofclumsywords @TheLibrarian the show was absolutely amazing and it went into so much more depth with the character backgrounds! I can‘t wait for season two. 5y
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Going out of town for the weekend so stopped at the library to stock up on books and movies!!

TheBookAddict The 7.5 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle was a good read. Threw me for a loop. Keeps you guessing until the end. Enjoy your trip and the reading. 🙂👍🏽 5y
ofclumsywords @TheBookAddict yay! Those are the best kind! Now may have to read that one first 🙌 5y
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I loved everything in this that involved books but the romance? Not so much. I found myself really relating to Nina in the beginning and found her inspiring as she took her leap of faith and left everything that was comfortable and easy behind. Then the romance came in and I found myself getting more and more disinterested. All in all give it a 3/5 🌟

hermyknee I got disinterested as soon as the romance(s) started, too! She acts like such an idiot! And that incident with the train guy and the wounded goat and the farm guy and all the talking when there‘s a hurt baby goat?! Ahhhh I wanted to slap her!! 5y
ofclumsywords @hermyknee yes exactly! I mean I have to admit that I liked Lennox better than the train guy but the last quarter of the book was all about their lack of relationship and sleeping together. There were no books involved! The whole reason I read it was for the books!! 5y
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An amazing companion to Moonlight Over Paris which tied up loose ends for another character and brought her the answers she so desperately wanted. Daisy‘s journey was another well written one and getting to know her better was well worth making this ebook an impulse buy. I was grinning from ear to ear during many parts of this book! 4/5🌟

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My first historical fiction in what seems like forever and it was a great book to get me back into the genre. I related a lot to Helena and getting to see her journey to become her own woman was written so well. Not to mention Sam! Where can I find my own Sam!! 😍 4/5🌟

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1. Priory of the Orange Tree or A Curse So Dark and Lonely!!
2. Probably Siege and Storm. The only reason I rated it high was because of Nikolai
3. Sarah J Maas‘ & Leigh Bardugo‘s new books! 🙌
4. Yes I set myself for 50 books but only at 11 right now 😫
5. @Areader2 @HOTPock3tt 😊

#Thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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Trying something new in June by making myself a TBR pile! I have never actually completed one before and either get distracted by other books or intimidated by how big it is 😱 so fingers crossed that I can finish it 🤞🏻 first up is Moonlight Over Paris 😍

Liatrek I loved the bookshop around the corner 😊 5y
ElishaLovesBooks Looks like a good stack! 5y
TheWintergarden Nice selection and cheers for helping me reach 5000 Litfluence😊💜💜💜💜 5y
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CoffeeNBooks I often don't get through my entire stack for the month, but I like planning ahead. You've got some books on your stack that are also on my TBR stack (just not for June). I really liked The Bookshop on the Corner! 5y
ofclumsywords @TheWintergarden aw you‘re welcome 😊 congrats on 5,000! 🥳 5y
ofclumsywords @CoffeeNBooks I have only read one book of Jenny Colgans but it was so wonderful I am beyond excited to read more books of hers! 5y
ofclumsywords @Liatrek yay I am so excited to read it! I might read it next I‘m so excited 5y
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The Blood Spell | C. J. Redwine
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Another amazing book to the Ravenspire series! One of the best fairytale retellings yet with just enough originality to stand out among the rest. Blue is such a fierce and determined character and her relationship with the rest of the characters are so complex and wonderful! 5/5🌟

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The Blood Spell | C. J. Redwine
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Finding quiet moments to myself in the car during a day full of appointments and errands. This book is addicting and I‘m really having trouble setting it down to actually get things accomplished. 🤓

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This book was my Everest and my most anticipated book of the year and it did not disappoint at all. It took me a hot second to finish but with how many details and characters that were in this book it made reading it over the span of two months (while also battling a reading slump) worth it! 5/5🌟

Caroline2 What a fab cover! 😍 stacked!! 5y
ofclumsywords @Caroline2 the artwork for this book is amazing! If you love the cover wait until you open the book 😍🙌 5y
TheBookStacker I plan to finishing it this Memorial Day weekend since my only plans are chilling by the pool. 5y
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Follow.my.read Love love love this book!!!! 5y
ofclumsywords @TheBookStacker that sounds like the perfect reading spot! I hope you enjoy it. 5y
hermyknee I want to read this one so badly! I don‘t have it and I‘m wondering if I should get it in hardcover or kindle. It‘ll be easier for me to travel with it on my kindle but what if it‘s so good I want the hardcover forever?! Aahhh decisions, decisions... 5y
ofclumsywords @hermyknee I actually might get it in paperback AND ebook as well as keep my hardcover copy 🤣 the hardcover is soo heavy but I couldn‘t wait another year before the paperback came out to read it/buy it. My wrist was hurting the entire time so heads up on that but it is such an incredible book it was worth the pain 🤣🤣 5y
hermyknee What great advice! I'll go for kindle first :) 5y
HOTPock3tt I really like this one too ☺️ 5y
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The Roman Hat Mystery | Ellery Queen
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Second book sale haul of the year is not too shabby!! 😍📚

RvnclawWhovian I love old books 😍 5y
Bookwormjillk So pretty! 5y
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Thanks for the tag @Areader2

1. Cancer ♋️
2. That my aunt and uncle were recently in town & my uncle did a one man play at my church last weekend!
3. A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
4. We are celebrating my mom and aunts birthday the whole day!! 🥳
5. @Rothereader @oh_mybook @ReadingOverSleeping 🙌

#friyayintro @howjessreads