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throwmeabook

Joined May 2016

Wife, mother, book lover and cross stitcher. 🇨🇦 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2660643-sandra Instagram: @throwmeabook
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The Chain by Adrian McKinty
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The Words between Us | Erin Bartels
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Congratulations @revellbooks on your milestone! 🎉🎉🎉 Go check them out! 💕📚

WorldsOkayestStepMom Thanks for sharing this! I had no idea they were doing a giveaway! 1d
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Book Outlet | St. Catharines, ON, Canada (Bookstore)
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My #bookoutlethaul arrived! 🎉🎉🎉 Lots of goodies for my #poutinepenpals #canuckchristmasswap inside this magical box. ❤️❤️❤️

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Nothing better on a rainy/snowy day than spending quality time at my local library. 💕📚On the downside, I went in to pick up my hold of the tagged book on audio hoping to start listening to it during school pickup - the CD is damaged and won‘t play. ☹️😠

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📚Psychological/suspense thrillers & mysteries
☕️Coffee & hot chocolate
🎁Notebooks, notepads, bookmarks, mugs, totes
🧖‍♀️Hand cream
🍫Candy canes & chocolates (Maltesers, Turtles, Terry‘s Orange, After Eights)
📺Elf & National Lampoon‘s Christmas Vacation
🎅I just love everything about Christmas (it‘s my absolute favourite holiday) and keeping warm and cozy

#CanuckChristmasSwap #PoutinePenPals

KarynGood Cheers to warm and cozy holiday season! 1w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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My evening plans: a good book, a big mug of hot chocolate and the new season of my guilty pleasure ‘90 Day Fiancé‘ ?

whippoorwill815 My guilty pleasure is Married at First Sight 😂 2w
Megabooks I‘m watch 90 day now! 2w
UwannaPublishme Now that you admitted it, so can I! 🤣🤣🤣 It‘s like a train wreck. But I can‘t pry myself away. I do like the Beekeepers this season. Are you watching Pillow Talk too? ☺️ 2w
RedxoHearts It's one of my guilty pleasure shows too! I just can't stop watching it Haha. Same with Married At First Sight 7d
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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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So this just happened!🎉🎉🎉 Maybe I‘ll get to 100 by the end of the year! 💕📚

veritysalter Congratulations 🥳 - I set mine at 52, I didn‘t make it to that last year, but I‘m on 71 so far this year. ♥️ 2w
readordierachel 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 2w
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Not book related. There are still a few finishing strands of floss to add before I can iron and frame it but my cross stitch is done @IndoorDame 🎉 Some #litsylove #jb mail is going out to you today. 💌

Soubhiville Wow! 2w
Velvetfur Wow! That's never a cross stitch...! The detail! Love it so much 💜 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful! 2w
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IndoorDame Yay! And that is so beautiful!!! 2w
ravenlee Wow! 2w
Kaila-ann That is impressive 😍 2w
jb72 That is lovely! 2w
Tamra Wow is right! 2w
UwannaPublishme Gorgeous! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Alora I got your letter today! Thank you sooo much! It was beautiful and made my day! 💜💜💜 1w
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Thank you to all my #poutinepenpals for you patience. All my responses and intro cards are done and going out to you! 💕💌💕 On another note, I was listening to the tagged book while writing and just heartbroken for what these women had to go through. So many vibrant lives cut short way too soon.

mcctrish Yay for snail mail ❤️ 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Woohoo!👍🏽😉💌 3w
LA_Mead That book was so good, but it kind of creeped me out too... I felt bad for those women too! 3w
sherryvdh 💌💞😃 3w
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1. I speak French and Serbian
2. When I lived in Switzerland and Japan I took lessons but never learned more than a few basic words and phrases in German or Japanese. When traveling I find that I can get by with English easier than massacring the local language.

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TheSpineView English does seem to prevail. Thanks for playing! 😊 4w
veritysalter I‘ve found most Europeans know that their English is far superior to many English speakers (or it could just be me) attempts at their language - I try, they immediately speak back to me in English, then we do a weird dual lingual thing for a bit, before I have to give in and accept. I have found, in France and Spain, they are always pleased when the children try. 4w
Alora I wish I could speak French! My nationality is French, however I was never taught it so I can‘t speak it :( 3w
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The Perfect Stranger | Megan Miranda
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Not gonna lie, this one was kinda disappointing. A relatively unremarkable and quite forgettable mystery, where disgraced journalist Leah Stevens moves to Pennsylvania, to start a new life as a teacher at the local high school and soon becomes involved in the disappearance of her roommate Emily. ⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #goodreads #seasonalreadingchallenge

Alora Awe, really? :( I just picked this one up from a sale the other day. 3w
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Nothing like some 80‘s hits and a new book at #schoolpickup to brighten up this gloomy day 💕📚🎼🚀

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I have been a horrible penpal and I apologize to my #poutinepenpals and #litsylove groups for being such a slacker 😔 So my goal for this week is to FINALLY make a dent in the pile of wonderful cards, letters and postcards I have received over the last many months. I‘m determined that not even slicing my pinkie finger over the weekend making cabbage salad is going to stop me. LET‘S DO THIS!!! 💌

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!!! ✍️❤️😘 4w
UwannaPublishme Ouch! You‘re quite a trooper! 🤗❤️✍🏻💪🏻 4w
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Obscura | Joe Hart
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From psychological/suspense thriller, mystery, science fiction, to climate fiction, dystopian and even a touch of horror, this book ticks off all those boxes. Throw into the mix a well developed, character driven plot, refreshing setting and intelligent, smooth as butter writing and you have a gripping, intoxicating, unputdownable and unpredictable read that I absolutely devoured. Brilliant!!! A favourite of 2019! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley

Alfoster Sold and added to my TBR list!👏 4w
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I just spent the last three days binge watching all three seasons of The Handmaid‘s Tale and well, now I‘m obsessed so I think this would be a good time for a reread. Spring/summer 2020 can‘t come soon enough! #obsession

LauraJ Never seen that cover before. How perfect. 1mo
marleed I did that very thing in August- and yes, I became obsessed! 1mo
Alora Loved the book so much! I started watching the series first, but enjoyed it so much I stopped at episode 3. Then I read the book and finished the series after. Amazing! I‘m now starting the testaments soon and season 2! 😍 4w
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Old Bones | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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From the creators of my favourite book series (Agent Pendergast 🙌) comes a brand new series with two intelligent and strong female leads. A mix of archeological history and FBI procedural, this first book did not disappoint! Looking forward to the next instalment. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #Booked2019Summer #bookgiftedtoyou #seasonalreadingchallenge

Cinfhen Nice!! It‘s amazing how many books these two authors have penned!!!!! 2mo
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Happy I listened to this on audio because I think it would have been a slog to get through it had I read it. Listening to it brought all the intricate descriptions to life. I‘m really looking forward to watch the movie. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #Booked2019Summer #booktomovie #seasonalreadingchallenge #birdoncover

Cinfhen I read this book when it first came out & I remember thinking, it‘s JUST TOO LONG!!! It was a great book but definitely a slog / how many hours was the audio??? 2mo
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Cinfhen OMG!!!! That‘s crazzzzzyyyyy 2mo
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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Female author's are just killing it this year and another book added to my favourites of 2019! Hands down the creepiest, most unsettling and disturbing book I've read so far this year. At once both terrifying and heartbreaking, Melanie Golding weaves a compulsively readable, frightening atmospheric modern day psychological thriller from the tendrils of dark folklore and grim fairy tales. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #goodreads #seasonalreadingchallenge

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Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
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My companion during #schoolpickup this week. A beautifully written and touching story of compassion, understanding, acceptance and the uplifting and supportive power of friendship. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #Booked2019Summer #diversemiddlegrade

4thhouseontheleft Great pick! I've read some of her books, but not this one yet. Would you recommend the audio version? 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen glowing reviews for this book 2mo
throwmeabook @4thhouseontheleft the audio is full cast - not sure if I like that. I would have liked to have had the book to go back and reread some passages/lines that touched me. 2mo
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The Last Resort | Marissa Stapley
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Don't let the serene, bright, sunny cover fool you! This story is tumultuous and dark, just like the storm clouds brewing in the distance. The writing gave me a creepy, unsettling vibe and the constant feeling of an ax about to drop. A totally engrossing, compulsive page turner by the talented Canadian author. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #goodreads #seasonalreadingchallenge #damselindistress

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Narnia was such a huge part of my childhood so the premise intrigued me. The characters were wonderful on the surface with potential but should have been fleshed out more, which in turn would have eliminated a lot of the circling back over already hashed out ideas. The fantasy worlds were confusing and not well explained even though the subject was discussed on numerous occasions. A quick, easy read. ⭐️⭐️ #seasonalreadingchallenge #groupread

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Ever since ‘Amazonia' all those years ago I have been a James Rollins fan and I'm happy to be getting back to one of my favourite series. Although not one of the stronger books in the Sigma Force series, 'The Eye of God' offers the armchair explorer a bit of everything - action, adventure, history, science and technology -wrapped up together with strong, intelligent writing and a kickass cast of characters. #seasonalreadingchallenge #takingaction

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Ghost Fire | Wilbur Smith
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An epic adventure spanning the globe from colonial India, to Europe and North America. While I did appreciate the book for its descriptive settings and fast paced plot, I prefer my adventures more modern and intellectual. Too much gratuitous violence and graphic sex for me. I still recommend it for those who enjoy high octane adventures of revenge with brave men and damsels in distress. Out Sept. 3rd. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #seasonalreadingchallenge #netgalley

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My favourite of all reading challenges, the #goodreadsseasonalreadingchallenge #fall2019 has started! With the kids all back to school tomorrow and my reading slump behind me (thanks to the #netgalley #reviewathon) I am happy to participate again this season. Any other Littens up for the challenge?

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An immensely creepy, obsessive and disturbing psychological thriller, wrought with sexual tension, so engrossing it had to be read in one sitting. Told through alternating POVs Kate, a writer and college professor and Sam, her student, the stalker/stalked relationship develops through fast paced, gripping writing. Sam's character was exceptionally written and I eagerly awaited the passages dedicated to him. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

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Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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A historical retelling of Anastasia and the Romanovs with the promise of magic and an absolutely gorgeous cover - how could you not want to read this, right? What I got was a blatantly biased and vague historical retelling, with no explanation or real development of the magic and spell making process until the very end. This might be more suitable for a younger audience, not necessarily knowledgable of Russian history. ⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

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The Favorite Sister | Jessica Knoll
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I enjoyed this book for it's clever, punchy, sharp writing. It was thought provoking and delved into difficult women's issues. But there were times when I wanted to throw it across the room. The writing was so distracting and complicated to the point of confusion. The characters were horrible human beings and the entire plot summarized everything I dislike about reality TV: manipulative, hateful and hurtful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

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The Last Astronaut | David Wellington
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This was a compulsive, high energy, action driven story with a cast of well-rounded characters. A first contact story that had some definite Alien/Prometheus vibes. The book itself reads more like the manuscript for a movie then a book and I wouldn't be surprised if it makes it to the big screen. About halfway through, it gets bogged down by the description of the alien ‘ship‘ but on the whole would still recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #reviewathon

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Those Secrets We Keep | Emily Liebert
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Another dud for me. What could have been a fun and uplifting book about female friendships, turned out to be a simplistic, predictable and quite honestly disappointing story about three selfish, self-absorbed and unsympathetic women that have no business being friends. ⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #reviewathon

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Everything We Left Behind | Kerry Lonsdale
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My review and feelings of this second instalment are basically the same as the first. Was really hoping it would be better, but the going around in repetitive circles drove me absolutely crazy. ⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #reviewathon

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Everything We Keep | Kerry Lonsdale
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A simple, convenient and predictable storyline with barely fleshed out characters and cheesy dialogue which somewhat redeemed itself with its ending. I read the second book in this series directly following this first book which slightly increased the enjoyment. Maybe it would have made for a more solid story if the contents of the two books had been combined. Thankfully, it was a fairly short, fast read. ⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

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Just read how this is based on the author‘s own personal tragedy, her husband‘s 12 hour standoff with the police, his suicide and the impact this tragic event had on her family. My heart goes out to her and her family. Unfortunately, it doesn‘t make me like this novel more. Truth be told, I didn‘t enjoy it and skimmed through large sections without having missed much. A lot of writing about nothing. ⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #reviewathon

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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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I am not a reader of romance novels but I will make an exception for Colleen Hoover. Another tearjerker about a couple‘s struggles with infertility. Her writing is impeccably gut wrenching, soul crushing and left me devastated and completely gutted. Not to be read without a box of Kleenex and not to be read in public, unless you enjoy being stared at while you ugly cry. Don‘t say I didn‘t warn you! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #reviewathon

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Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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You‘ll think twice about taking the elevator after reading this book! What an absolutely exhilarating, heart pumping, adrenaline rush read! The writing is suspenseful, thrilling and so engrossing. I absolutely could not put this book down. My favourite thriller so far this year. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #stmartinspress #reviewathon

Tamra I am already squeamish about elevators! 😧 3mo
derr.liz I was reading this book this week when I got stuck an elevator in my office building that starting going up and down without opening 😱 Luckily it didn't last long and they put it under repair the next day. 3mo
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Narodna Biblioteka Srbije (National Library of Serbia) | Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia (Library)
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I didn‘t read much on my vacation but I sure did visit a lot of beautiful bookstores! 💕📚🇷🇸

mcipher Wow! So gorgeous!! 3mo
Freespirit Amazing!! 3mo
Crazeedi Looks like you had an amazing time! 3mo
Nute Cool collage! 3mo
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I'll Never Tell | Catherine McKenzie
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A year after the unexpected deaths of their parents, the five MacAllister siblings reunite at Camp Macaw for the reading of the will. An unusual final request by their father forces them to face a 20 year old tragedy, an unsolved mystery that one of the siblings is involved in. Not the author‘s strongest or my favourite novel of hers but nonetheless an entertaining fast read that had me hooked from the first page. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #reviewathon

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The Favorite Sister | Jessica Knoll
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Traveling home today. I haven‘t done any reading during this family vacation so I‘m more than happy to have the next 8 hours with this book. Another #netgalleyarc that I also have a print copy of - this one was a Goodreads giveaway win. ✈️📚 #reviewathon

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I'll Never Tell | Catherine McKenzie
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Keeping me company on the flight to Frankfurt. I have this as a #netgalleyarc but I love Catherine McKenzie‘s books so I bought myself a print copy. 📚❤️ #reviewathon

CBee Just got this one on Kindle, can‘t wait! 3mo
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Family vacation starts today. On our way to Serbia. First time for the kids and I haven‘t been back in 25 years. I little emotional but very excited to explore and show them this beautiful country. ❤️🇷🇸

PurpleyPumpkin Have a wonderful time!😊 4mo
Freespirit Have a wonderful holiday😊 4mo
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Sandrine Salome flees New York and takes refuge with her grandmother, a famous courtesan in Belle Epoque Paris. On her arrival she finds her grandmother‘s beautiful mansion closed and her grandmother adamant Sandrine never visit the home. Drawn to it by a mysterious force, Sandrine soon becomes entangled in a web of passion and centuries old obsession. An absolutely spellbinding, mesmerizing unputdownable story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

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This one was featured in ‘1000 Books to Read Before You Die‘ and caught my eye. A memoir, told through comics interspersed with prose, of the author‘s last few years with her parents, their health decline and death. Honestly this one hit close to home as my husband and I care for his aging parents and aunt. There was a lot of head nodding on my part, lots of laughs and even a few tears.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #Booked2019summer #comicorgraphicnovel

BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww sounds like a good pick! 📚♥️👊🏻 4mo
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The Winter Sister | Megan Collins
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A nicely written story, part psychological thriller, part family drama. The writing was atmospheric, dark, intensely emotional offering a raw, unflinching look family dysfunction. Although emotionally broken, the characters were likeable and relatable, even though their actions and/or words stirred in me negative emotions. A strong, impressive debut by Megan Collins and I look forward to reading more of her books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

rather_be_reading i agree! 3mo
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Skin | Ted Dekker
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Five strangers, trapped in the small town of Summerville, due to a freak storm, become targets of a deranged killer intent on revenge. Great premise but disappointing execution. The choppy writing, stilted dialogue and overuse of every possible plot and backstory cliché caused a few eye-rolls on my part. The only redeeming part was the unexpected ending. ⭐️⭐️ My oldest #netgalleyarc ? #reviewathon

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Hi 🙋‍♀️my name is Sandra and I‘m addicted to requesting #netgalley arcs! This collage actually only represents page 1 of 3. 🤦‍♀️ My review ratio is 72% at the moment and I haven‘t set a goal per say but I‘m hoping the #reviewathon will help me clear up at least some of this backlog. Anyone else participating and up for the challenge? Looking forward to seeing everyones progress over the next 6 weeks!

LibrarianRyan I so get it. I'm very behind. My current feedback ration is 87%. I have oh so many I need to get read. 4mo
sprainedbrain I just joined two days ago, but I went request-crazy on day 1 and have 14 to read and some others still pending. 😳 I‘m definitely joining in on the reviewathon! 4mo
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Once a successful journalist, Alex Dale has lost her career and marriage to addiction. During her research for a freelance article, Alex meets Amy, a comatose woman her age, attacked at the age of 15 and left for dead, her attacker never caught. This was a solidly written debut psychological thriller/mystery. Engaging, intense, emotional read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank goodness for #netgalley #reviewathon for kicking my butt into gear to stop procrastinating.

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Continuing with the #24in48 readathon this morning. My time is nothing to brag about but I‘m happy to have finished this book. Absolutely loved it! Often the second book in a series never lives up to the first but with A Torch Against the Night, the author has written another wonderfully crafted, intriguing, intelligent and hugely entertaining instalment to the story of Laia, Elias and Helene. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #muslimauthor #Booked2019 #Booked2019summer

IvoryLunatic I haven‘t made it much further either. I‘ll be happy if I make 12 hours but it‘s still fun to make reading a priority even if life gets in the way. :) 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! And great job on checking off another prompt! 4mo
Cinfhen So many people used the readathon to knock out #Booked2019 prompts!!! WinWin ♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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I was running errands all day preparing for our family vacation next week so I didn‘t get that much reading done for #24in48 🙃 Hoping to put in a few more hours before I fall asleep. #atorchagainstthenight

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LibrarianRyan There is someone inside your house moves quickly. 4mo
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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
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Book Buzz Fall/Winter 2019 releases Part l 📚 Just because my TBR is long enough to keep me reading for a lifetime doesn‘t mean I can‘t keep looking! #goodgirlslie #theremaking #synapse #harveycomeshome #dearhaitilovealaine #thelasttraintolondon #thebear #scarslikewings #thelasttruepoetsofthesea #imaginaryfriend

LibrarianRyan amen! 4mo
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The Last Astronaut | David Wellington
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Flying back to Montreal on the redeye tonight and hoping to get through a good chunk of this. #unitedclublounge #summerreading #netgalleyarc

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