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Joined December 2018

Historical Fiction, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense & Romance are my favorite reads.
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Lilli de Jong: A Novel by Janet Benton
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#NFNov Book 7 finished. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TIL Cats have been allowed in most nursing homes since the 80s.
This is a mostly Memoir about the Dr and his dementia patients. Oscar is the resident cat who visits the dying just as they near the end of life. Overall a touching story. @Clwojick @rsteve388

Crazeedi That is very cool 6h
Clwojick Awe! I need to read this book - especially since one of my boys is named Oscar. 🐱 4h
Clwojick 9 pts. 4h
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I signed up for the #wintergames last night. It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Thank you @Clwojick and @StayCurious for hosting the event.

StayCurious Yay! Happy to have you with us! 17h
Clwojick Thanks for sharing the post! Hope you have a great month of reading ♥️ 15h
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#NFNov Documentary number 2 finished.
#TIL The state of New York took in the most "Orphan Train" riders. I always thought they all went to the Midwest. This was a very good documentary, with interviews from actual Orphan Train Riders.
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megnews I thought the same. Interesting. 1d
Clwojick 9 pts. 5h
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#NFNov Book 6 finished. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TIL Before I read this book, I didn't realize Malala was already fighting for Girls/Woman to have an education, at such a young age. I remember hearing that a young girl was shot for attending school but that's all I knew.
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Clwojick I see this book everywhere. I'm going to have to pick up a copy next time. 4 pt. 2d
sblbooks @Clwojick highly recommended 2d
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#NFNov Book 5
Bingo card prompt "Culture"
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Scochrane26 💜 this book 2d
Clwojick 6 pts! 2d
Clwojick 6 pts! 2d
sblbooks @Clwojick My first post about this one, so correct. I'm sorry for the confusion! I totally forgot about the bingo until yesterday. 2d
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#NFNov book 4
Bingo card prompt "Health & Medicine
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Clwojick 6 pts! 2d
sblbooks @Clwojick This should only be one point too. 2d
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Marrow: A Love Story | Elizabeth Lesser
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#NFNov Book 3
Bingo card prompt "Female Author"
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Clwojick 6 pts! 2d
sblbooks @Clwojick Same with this one. 2d
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#NFNov Book 2
Bingo card prompt "History"
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Clwojick 6 pts! 2d
sblbooks @Clwojick Should this post only be one point? 2d
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#NFNov Book 1
Bingo card prompt "Audiobooks"
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Clwojick 6 pts! 2d
sblbooks @Clwojick I already received five points for reading this one. I thought I would only get one for this post, until I hit a bingo. I am Malala was the only new book that I need points for finishing, which you gave me. 2d
Clwojick Oh okay - thanks for clarifying. Since me and Rachel are switching between tracking, there must have been a mix up. Thanks again. 5h
sblbooks You're welcome. There were three other post that I was given six points,instead of 1 did you see those too? 5h
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#NFNov Book 5 finished.
Other litsy reviews have said this book is scary or terrifying. They're right!! I highly recommend it. It makes you wonder how many people have been misdiagnosed with some form of psychotic disorder.
#TIL Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune condition, in which antibodies from the immune system attack a person's brain. @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick I loved this book! the movie was well done too. 4d
KendallHershey This was such a crazy read! All I could think about was... wtf would I do if this was me?! 4d
Clwojick also! 9 pts! 3d
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#NFNov Book 4 finished. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I read a very interesting little book today the story of Louis Braille. It's not in the litsy database. I found it on Overdrive.
#TIL before Louis Braille the blind read by embossing, *see above @Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 9 pts 5d
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Marrow: A Love Story | Elizabeth Lesser
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#NFNov
#TIL That "you don't have to be perfect to be the perfect match."
Book 3 completed via Audible today.
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rsteve388 9 pts 6d
marleed Ohh, I‘m hopeful to move this from my physical TBR to read for NFNov this month too! 6d
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#NFNov
⭐⭐⭐⭐Book 2 finished last night.
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rsteve388 6 pts 6d
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#NFNov I'm about halfway through this award-winning middle grade novel. It details a 6 year old girls' survival of the atomic bomb blast over Nagasaki. #TIL the Bomb Blast killed over 74, 000 people an injured another 74, 000.
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rsteve388 4 pts 1w
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America's First Daughter: A Novel | Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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#GratefulReads #PreferredGenre
Historical fiction is my favorite! Since I've been on litsy, I have been trying new genres; like nonfiction. @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 1w
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I found this excellent documentary on Amazon Prime last night. #TIL One bolt of lightning can cook the air up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit! #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 I believe you are finished with this documentary yes? So 5 pts 3 pts for TIL and 1 pt for the post itsself 9 pts! 1w
rsteve388 Have you signed up? I do not see your username in my spreadsheet? 1w
sblbooks Yes I finished . I signed up, you sent me an e-mail. I'll reply to you to make sure you got it. 1w
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I finished my first audiobook today for #NFNov. There's a lot of information about immigration, workplace reform, unions, and the women's right to vote in this book. I wish there was more about the fire itself. #TIL fact: the Triangle fire was the deadliest workplace accident until 911.
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rsteve388 Wow! This sounds like a cool book 4pts 1w
sblbooks @rsteve388 I'm sorry, I'm confused about the point system. In this post I got four points. But in the next post about the documentary it looks like I got nine. Both were finished. 1w
rsteve388 My bad 3 for the TIL 5 for the finished book and 1 for the post 9 is right. My bad. 1w
sblbooks Thanks for fixing it for me! 1w
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The KJV Study Bible | Barbour Publishing
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I'm planning on reading a proverb a day for #NFNov! @Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 1 pt! Love that your reading the proverbs cool 1w
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Dont Tell Teacher | Suzy K Quinn
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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@megnews @thereadingowlvina @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @OriginalCyn620 @jpellet @EH2018
Thank you to everyone who participated in the #OliviaBuddyRead. Friendly reminder, next month @megnews will host Lilli de Jong! Coming in December, I will host a Christmas themed buddy read Jacob T Marley! I hope you all can join us!

sblbooks I'll tag each of the books so you can review if you or interested. 2w
sblbooks In December we are reading 2w
CoffeeNBooks Thanks! I just ordered a copy of Jacob T. Marley. 😊 2w
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megnews Can‘t wait for our 🎄 read! 2w
sblbooks @CoffeeNBooks and @megnews I wish we could "like"comments on litsy. I can't wait either! 2w
megnews I know. I was thinking that yesterday during the discussion. 2w
Crazeedi Looking forward 2w
EH2018 Im in for December! Just got that book at a book sale! 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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thereadingowlvina Thank you for all the great questions & hosting this buddy read! This book is an excellent choice and I enjoyed it immensely! 😊 2w
megnews Agreed! 2w
sblbooks @thereadingowlvina @megnews It's been fun hosting this month. I've enjoyed it. Great discussion. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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OriginalCyn620 Definitely! But I think that about pretty much every book I read! 2w
megnews Yes but I find that‘s so often the case between mothers and daughters. 2w
Hooked_on_books Totally agree with @megnews 2w
thereadingowlvina Absolutely! But the lack of openness & honesty is a typical issue between teenagers and parents 😊 2w
sblbooks @OriginalCyn620 @megnews @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina Yes, there were definitely times they needed more open and honest communication. I think that's true of everyone. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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OriginalCyn620 It wasn‘t anything groundbreaking for the genre but it was very well done. 2w
Hooked_on_books I thought it was good, but Reconstructing Amelia, which has some similarities, is better. 2w
thereadingowlvina I enjoyed the plot and twist. It was well done. Above all I resonate strongly with Abi - single mother (although I remarried now) & I discovered my mom's suicide 11 years ago. So, I can relate to the trauma Abi experienced & her worries as a single mom. 2w
sblbooks @Hooked_on_books I've added Reconstructing Amelia to my TBR. 2w
sblbooks @thereadingowlvina I'm very sorry, for the loss of your Mom! I can't imagine how hard must be for you. I'm glad you liked the book, and enjoyed the discussion. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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megnews I‘m not new to this genre but I haven‘t read a mystery in a long time. They were getting too formulaic for me. I really tend to stick to history with a little memoir thrown in and I‘m pretty happy with that. Still, I appreciated pushing beyond those limits and enjoyed this book and really enjoyed reading with the group. (edited) 2w
OriginalCyn620 Not new to the genre but I loved this one! The author did a great job of casting doubt over many characters so that it kept me guessing. There‘s not really an aspect that I didn‘t enjoy. 2w
CoffeeNBooks I like mysteries, but I like that this one was a little different than most I've read in that it also had the additional stories of friendship, love, and family. The stories of Derek, Abbi & Anthony, and Abbi's relationship with her sister made it a more well-rounded story than mysterious sometimes are. 2w
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megnews I agree with @CoffeeNBooks. I find many mysteries might have a romance component for added tension to the story but you don‘t often see these types of familial, loving relationships. I enjoyed that aspect for sure and really hurt for Abbi losing Olivia. 2w
Hooked_on_books I love mysteries. I liked this one but there were aspects that bothered me. I didn‘t like that she didn‘t question the note pushed under her door. She just believed it without question and I thought that‘s was unrealistic since she didn‘t know where it came from. Also, the medical stuff at the end had some major errors that took me out of the story a bit. 2w
thereadingowlvina I love murder mysteries but I usually read historical murder mysteries. Thought I'd give this one a try and I'm glad I did! This book exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be reading this author's other books 😊 2w
sblbooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina I've only been listening to psychological thrillers/suspense novels for a couple of years. This is one of the best ones. I saw a review that said it was too much like a Hallmark Channel movie, I disagree since I love Hallmark movies. I thought it was a nice change to actually care about the characters in the end. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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megnews I did suspect Tyler but I suspected almost everyone. I can‘t remember the best friends name anymore but I suspected her and her mom and Olivia‘s dad and his daughter. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I suspected pretty much everyone throughout, but never really paid much attention to Tyler. 2w
CoffeeNBooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 Same! It didn't occur to me to suspect Tyler. 2w
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EH2018 I though Tyler, then a couple others, but I thought Tyler could have been the stalker because of how upset he was about his parents breakup. I did not guess how it all went down though 2w
Hooked_on_books I thought the author did a good job of setting up a lot of potential suspects. I wasn‘t surprised that it was Tyler, but I wouldn‘t have been surprised if it was a number of people. 2w
thereadingowlvina I did not suspect Tyler at all! I thought it would be Olivia's dad or/and his daughter. That's why I enjoyed the twist in this book! 2w
sblbooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @EH2018 @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina my number one suspect was Madison, number to Gavin. Tyler came in at number three. I agree the author did an excellent job, keeping us in suspense. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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OriginalCyn620 I thought they had similar reactions, though each had different reasons for wanting to keep their babies. 2w
megnews @OriginalCyn620 agreed. And a typical reaction for a young, unwed mom. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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megnews I think there was just such a lack of closure in her life and that was still with her, haunting her after all this time. I think she needed closure for one to be able to cope with another great loss. 2w
sblbooks @megnews I agree, well said. 2w
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megnews Sadly I think they often are mutually exclusive though of course not always. I want both! 2w
OriginalCyn620 More times than not I think they are mutually exclusive. In the end, I think I‘d want truth, and if it brings unhappiness, hopefully I could find a way past it. 2w
EH2018 Yes, though not always. Its a tough choice, but I too think truth 2w
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Hooked_on_books I think they can be mutually exclusive but are certainly not always. I think if you are lucky enough to have people around you who do not broadly betray you, then you can have both. I think to suggest they are definitively mutually exclusive is pretty jaded. 2w
thereadingowlvina I'll pick truth any day! 2w
sblbooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @EH2018 @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina When I was younger I was just like Olivia: truth no matter what. That has changed a little bit as I've aged. There's been a few times I wish I didn't know the truth, after the fact. 2w
jpellet I‘m not sure which I would choose, but I think it would depend on the situation! I usually would choose the truth, but I think there are times that the truth does no good, and it would be better to be in oblivion. 2w
sblbooks @jpellet I totally agree. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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#OliviaBuddyRead
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OriginalCyn620 I just think it‘s a good representation of how mothers and daughters never really know everything about the other. They can be close and get along, but for their own reasons, neither shares everything about themselves. It‘s certainly true of my mom and me, and I‘d bet the farm it‘s true of my and my teen daughter! 2w
CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 I definitely agree! Olivia definitely didn't often understand Abbi's reasons for the decisions she made to protect Olivia. I thought it was interesting to see Olivia's perspective of that change after she learned about her mom and Gavin. 2w
megnews @OriginalCyn620 I agree. I often think how much I don‘t know about my mom that she won‘t share. And I know it‘s hard for my children to understand the protecting I do without knowing me better than kids are interested in at the this age. It was interesting to get inside each person‘s head and see what they truly thought and felt under what they presented to each other. 2w
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EH2018 Olivia, though a child, seems more perceptive than Abbi. They both try to protect each other and these shields distance them 2w
Hooked_on_books I thought it was pretty accurate for the depiction of a teen—what they‘ll share vs what they‘ll hide. I was heartbroken for Abi with Olivia‘s reveal of her feelings about things, but it was understandable given Abi‘s wide overcompensation in trying to protect her daughter and instead smothering her. 2w
sblbooks @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @megnews @EH2018 @Hooked_on_books agreed, I think it's very common that mothers and daughters hide things from each other. We all have our secrets and reasons for wanting to shield them from the truth. I too is glad to see that in the end, Olivia understood why her mother was so overprotective. 2w
jpellet They both looked out for each other in their own way. Abi with her overprotective nature, and Olivia attempting to please her mom and avoid upsetting her at times! 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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megnews I did. I generally do like that setup unless there‘s way too many telling the story. Sometimes I felt like a ghost was telling her story during Olivia‘s. There were a couple times I felt like I was reading young adult fiction when reading Olivia‘s as well. But I didn‘t mind at all because I like ya fiction. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I did. I personally love alternating POVs. And, of course, with Olivia being brain dead, it was necessary. It was well done in this case! 2w
CoffeeNBooks Yes, I really like stories with alternating POVs- it seems to add so much depth to a story that you might not get otherwise. I definitely thought it was interesting being able to find out Olivia's perspective in this way. 2w
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EH2018 I love multiple POV novels. It makes it so much more interesting to me 2w
Hooked_on_books I liked the structure as well. When it‘s done well, and it is here, I like what you learn from each story line, perspective, and point in time. It enriched the story. 2w
thereadingowlvina Oh yes, I liked the multiple POVs and it was done nicely in this book. Multiple POVs most of the time give readers a better understanding of each character 😊 2w
sblbooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @EH2018 @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina I enjoy multiple points of view, most of the time. If there's more than 4 that can get a little bit confusing. In this case, it was very well done. Like Cindy pointed out, it was necessary since Olivia was not conscious. 2w
jpellet I also liked the structure! Like others have said, it was a manageable number of viewpoints. I also liked how the story unfolded by using these multiple perspectives. 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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The #OliviaBuddyRead discussion starts now. Comment anytime between now and the end of the month. I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say. @megnews @SaturnDoo @OriginalCyn620 @thereadingowlvina @Hooked_on_books @jpellet @CBee @CoffeeNBooks and anyone else who would like to join in.

CoffeeNBooks This was such a great book!! I'm never very good at guessing who the culprit is, so I definitely didn't guess Tyler. I thought Kendall or Gavin. I felt so bad for Derrick and Abbi, and glad that Abbi was able to break down some of the walls she'd put up over the years and allow Anthony into her life. I'm glad we read this book- it wasn't one I necessarily would have known about or read otherwise. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I loved this book! It was even better than I thought it would be. I too am complete crap at guessing culprits, and this book was no different. Of course, Gavin would have been the obvious choice, but I figured it wasn‘t for that very reason. A good portion of the book, I suspected Anthony, thinking he wasn‘t who he said he was and had some kind of connection to Olivia. I never gave Tyler much thought! I loved the ending too! 2w
sblbooks @CoffeeNBooks@cbee @Hooked_on_books @SaturnDoo @megnews @jpellet @thereadingowlvina and @OriginalCyn620 I have posted all 10 discussion questions. Just search #OliviaBuddyRead or go to my page. They have been marked spoiler so click "show me" to see them. 2w
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megnews @OriginalCyn620 I suspected Anthony too! 2w
CoffeeNBooks Sorry- I was so excited to start discussing the book that I couldn't wait for the questions, lol! 😂 2w
sblbooks @CoffeeNBooks haha no problem at all. I'm going to reply to some tomorrow after work. 2w
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LibrarianRyan Will do. Let me think. 2w
Freespirit Some great books here! 2w
monalyisha Thanks @sblbooks 🤗! 2w
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monalyisha I‘d be in your club! Good mix of genres/audiences! 2w
megnews Thanks for the tag! I read Woman 99 this year. Very good. I‘ve got Dopesick on my tbr. 2w
OriginalCyn620 What?! Only 12? I need to think about this...🤔 2w
sblbooks @OriginalCyn620 I know, right? It was difficult. 2w
Hooked_on_books Good choices! Lots to dig in to here. 2w
Crazeedi Wow, you picked some good ones! I'd join! 2w
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Lilli de Jong: A Novel | Janet Benton
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Coming in November! Grab your copy and join us as @megnews hosts #LilliRead Let me know if you're interested in reading with us, so we can tag you.

kspenmoll Sounds great; joining in! Thanks! 2w
sblbooks @kspenmoll Glad to have you! @megnews Fyi 2w
Crazeedi I'm in too!! 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Not many suspense novels reduce me to tears by the end of the book, but this one did. I'm so glad we chose this book for the October #buddyread. Discussion questions will be posted late Wednesday afternoon October 30th. @megnews @CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 @jpellet @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina @CBee @SaturnDoo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #Oliviabuddyread

megnews It was a great choice! 3w
marleed I know. I was like wait a ding dang minute, there‘s no crying in mysteries! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Great choice! I‘ve had my copy for a while so it was nice to have a reason to bump it up my tbr! Can‘t wait for the discussion! 3w
thereadingowlvina Agree! Fantastic choice! This book touched my heart 😊 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t get a chance to get it 😞 but when I do I will go back and look at your discussion! I really want to read it!! 3w
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Non-Fiction | Chuck Palahniuk
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I'm looking forward to #NFNov next month! Thanks @Clwojick and @rsteve388 See their post to sign up.

megnews I was hoping someone would do this. I was already picking out some books. Thanks for reposting! 3w
Clwojick Thanks for the repost! 3w
sblbooks @megnews If we had known about this in time, we could have picked out a non-fiction book for our #buddyread next month. Oh well, I always love a good historical fiction book. 3w
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megnews @sblbooks I‘d like to try something Christmasy in December. 3w
sblbooks @megnews I usually read Christmas books the entire month of December. I love them. They're usually light and fluffy though, I'm not sure how well they will do for a discussion. Do you want me to host in December? If I start looking now maybe I can find a stack for you to vote on. I thought we could take month about if you want to. If anyone else wants to jump in the rotation, that's fine with me. 3w
megnews @sblbooks Yes sounds good to me. I agree about the Christmas books. I was wondering about a few on my tbr for December that might work. I‘ll post in comments below so you can take a look but feel free to post others. If, in the end, we don‘t think a Christmas book will work we can choose something else. 😀 3w
sblbooks @megnews This is on my TBR. I think it will work. I will have to make up my own discussion questions. Hopefully that won't be too difficult. There are lots of good reviews for this book, I'm looking forward to it. 2w
megnews @sblbooks Awesome! Can‘t wait! 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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I added Christina McDonald's new novel to my TBR. Based on what you've read so far, would you buy another one of her books? It's an emphatic yes for me.
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thereadingowlvina Oh yes! Definitely! 😁 3w
CoffeeNBooks Definitely! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Absolutely, I would! 3w
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Hooked_on_books I just started this one yesterday and am only 50 pages in, but it‘s really good, so yes! 3w
megnews Yes. 3w
jpellet Yes! I would! I will add her new book to my TBR as well. 3w
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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I love these Audible sales! A bought two. They sounded good.🎧

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Week 2 Check in
There are several characters I like, and a few I don't. I will pick Anthony ,He just seems to be such a great guy, not many men would care for their mother with Alzheimer's. I love how supportive he is. He is the only one trying to find out what really happened to Olivia.
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OriginalCyn620 I think I‘m supposed to like Derek but I don‘t! IDK why. But really, I‘m suspicious of everyone at this point! 1mo
megnews Hmmm...Anthony and Derek. Least favorite: Madison 1mo
thereadingowlvina My favourite character is Abi. I could relate to her being a single mom and it was difficult but a rewarding time with my child. I remember doing all I can to protect and give my son my best in everything 😊 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 I agree- I'm suspicious of everyone at this point! 1mo
jpellet I don‘t have a favorite at this point! 1mo
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I watched this movie yesterday and I loved it. Therefore, I'll have to move the book higher on my TBR. For those that have read it, do you think the book is better?

Liatrek I really liked both but there was more depth in the book I think. 1mo
Peddler410 I haven‘t seen the movie yet, but there has yet to come a movie I liked better than the book. That said, I try to watch book movies as their own thing. I understand why movie people need to do movie things. But sometimes movie people make changes I cannot support — My Sister‘s Keeper movie people, I‘m looking at you. (edited) 1mo
sblbooks @Liatrek Thanks. Most books are more in-depth. 1mo
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sblbooks @Peddler410 I usually like the book better too. The only exception that comes to mind right now is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I liked that movie better. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz I thought the book was fantastic. I recommended it to several people who also loved it. It‘s for that reason that I haven‘t wanted to watch the movie! 1mo
sblbooks @LiteraryinLititz It's probably a good thing I watched the movie first. 1mo
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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#OliviaBuddyRead Week 1 check in @SaturnDoo @OriginalCyn620 @Hooked_on_books @megnews @jpellet @CBee @CoffeeNBooks @thereadingowlvina
I was hooked pretty quick by this one I found it intriguing. There are lots of unanswered questions, and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. I would love to hear your initial reaction in the comments below.

megnews Intriguing. Mystery used to be my favorite genre but I‘ve rarely read them in recent years because they can become so formulaic. I was hesitant to read this but I‘m flying through (already read the next section) and definitely pulled into the story quick. Great pick! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 The story sucked me in right away! I have so many questions and thoughts as to what the answers are, but I‘m usually wrong, so I can‘t wait to see what happens! 1mo
thereadingowlvina No preference initially. But the story gets better and I just kept reading and couldn't stop! I liked the story build up - intense and mysterious. It is actually better than I thought! 👍😁 1mo
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jpellet I was hooked within the first few chapters! It is an easy read and a page turner. I am excited to start the next section! 1mo
CBee @sblbooks I still haven‘t started 😬 I‘m going to start it today, hopefully, and can join in at some point! So sorry 😐 1mo
sblbooks @CBee No problem! It seems to be a fast easy read, so hopefully you won't have too much trouble catching up. 1mo
CBee @sblbooks thank you 😊 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I love a good mystery! I can't wait to keep reading to see what happens next! 1mo
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megnews I am! 1mo
thereadingowlvina Yes! This is a great pick! 👍😊 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘m loving it! 1mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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#Septemberwrapup #SeptemberReads My book themes for this month were Education /September 11th/ Native Americans.

suvata How was The Secret School? It looks like something I may want to read with my granddaughter. 1mo
sblbooks @suvata It was excellent. How old is your granddaughter? It's a middle grade novel, but would be enjoyed by an early grade reader as well. 1mo
suvata @sblbooks she‘s only six years old but she loves when I read books to her. 1mo
sblbooks @suvata I think she would still like it. Let me know how it goes. 1mo
suvata @sblbooks I will do that. I just ordered it from Amazon. It really sounds good. 1mo
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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@thereadingowlvina @CBee @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @SaturnDoo @megnews This is your reminder that the #Oliviabuddyread starts tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing some quotes and post from you you guys, on chapters 1 through 11 this week. There is still time if anyone else would like to join us, just let me know so I can tag you.

megnews I couldn‘t wait! I already read the first four chapters. Good so far. 1mo
CBee May not being able to join in today as I haven‘t started the book! But hopefully I‘ll catch up 😬 1mo
sblbooks @cbee We're just starting the book tomorrow. You can post any time if you like a quote for example. The actual discussion questions won't be until the end of the month. I plan to check in about once a week with everyone , to see how they're progressing. 1mo
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sblbooks @megnews I'm glad you like it. I haven't started it yet but plan to tomorrow. 1mo
jpellet @sblbooks I would like to join if it‘s not too late! 😁 1mo
CBee @sblbooks oh goodness 🤦‍♀️ I should‘ve actually read the post! 😂 1mo
sblbooks @jpellet Welcome, perfect timing. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘m in! @megnews has kindly let me know about this! 😊 1mo
sblbooks Glad to have you! @OriginalCyn620 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@LoverofLit Congratulations on your anniversary and for reaching 30k. Thanks for hosting #ThePowerofThreeGiveaway.

LoverofLit I'm currently reading How To Stop Time by Matt Haig and it's about time travel. Have you read it? Salted caramel is the best! 1mo
sblbooks @LoverofLit I have not read that one yet, it's on my TBR. 1mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This one definitely lives up to the hype! It's a 5 star (or in this case, pencil,) rating from me. I liked this cover the best.

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Is everyone ready for a new #buddyread? The above schedule is just a suggestion, feel free to read at your own pace. I will post discussion questions at the end of the month; quotes and other post as you go. Please remember to use the #Oliviabuddyread when you post. If you enjoy#suspense or #thriller join in. Everyone is welcome! @CBee @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @megnews @SaturnDoo Do you all have your book?

CBee Got mine as a Kindle deal about a week ago 😁 2mo
megnews Got mine too! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I have mine! 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks I'm waiting on a copy from the library, but it should be available soon! 2mo
SaturnDoo I'm 11th in line on my library's hold list 👎Not sure I will get it in time 😢😭 2mo
sblbooks @SaturnDoo Too bad, that doesn't sound very promising.😞 Maybe you could find a used copy somewhere like a Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. 2mo
SaturnDoo I'm still looking at all my thrift stores etc hoping to find a used copy some where. Not giving up yet 🤞🤞🤞😁 1mo
kspenmoll Enjoy-this book was a good one!!! 1mo
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In post Revolutionary War NY, Willa Obenchain (Aka Burning Sky) was abducted by Mohawk Indians. After living with them for 12 years she has returned to search for her white family. Now orphaned will she return to the Mohawk or stay on her Old Homestead? Includes a love triangle, sadly my pick didn't win. An ejoyable read.