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tracey38

tracey38

Joined January 2018

I don't know how I'd live without books. Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.

-Jane Smiley

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The Stand-In by Lily Chu
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Fool Me Once: A Novel by Ashley Winstead
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My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey
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I hate being away so long! I need to get back to my love of Litsy. But I heard today is National Read a Book Day! Wish I could do that all day instead of spending most of the day at work. 😄 Hope everyone gets to enjoy some quality reading at some point today.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish I could too!! 3w
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A cute novella following The Love Hypothesis, I think. I cute little story of hate to love by the heroine. I love the STEM aspects of these stories, though they all seem a bit similar.

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One of Us Is Dead | Jeneva Rose
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Playing catch up...
This is a rich-women, drama-filled, thriller, that leaves you guessing on who died, and who the killer is, until the very end. Everyone is a suspect. I just couldn't put it down. And a very good twist at the very end!

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The Children on the Hill | Jennifer McMahon
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Listed to this thriller on audio. A great book and a great twist at the end. Loved the story and this concept of Monsters.

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Hello, Summer | Mary Kay Andrews
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Thank you, Misty, for my surprise package! That was so sweet of you. I have not read this one but looks like a great summer read. 💛
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy it made it!! Enjoy 💞 2mo
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I saw this on Pintereat and loved it. 🤗

Monica5 ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!! 2mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Thank you so much, Jill, for my package! This was so sweet of you. I have been wanting to read this book. And the stickers are adorable. ❤❤❤ @Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk Glad you like it! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2mo
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Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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First book finished in July! Loved this one, hard to put down. A true crime podcast about a serial killer from the 1990s named the Countdown Killer because of his fixation on numbers with his victims. Now, 20 years later, Elle is doing a podcast on this case because some believe he died in a fire but others believe he is still out there. When a girl is kidnapped, could it be the Countdown Killer or a copycat? I couldn't put this one down.

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Seasons of the Storm | Elle Cosimano
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Enjoyed this one overall but in the beginning I did think we were thrown into the world without given much info about the magic system. Kinda learned as you went. There was a lot of action and it did wrap up nicely in the end, though there is a second book in this duology, I don't know if it needs one. I think I liked the audio but not sure I would have liked reading it. Between a pick and a so-so.

tracey38 Also finished in June. 3mo
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Happy 4th of July to my U.S. Littens. I finished this one in June. This author is an auto-buy for me. Her books are such comfort reads for me. This is her latest book and I enjoyed it and the characters, as I always do. This story is about family, friendship, and love.

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A very YA summer read but a good one anyway. About to be adapted to one of the streaming services. It was a very quick and short book, the first of a trilogy. And we did get the story in the current timely e as well as past summers, but I found the past timelines being jumbled up not my favorite. It was a little too YA for me but I still enjoyed some moments.

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Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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Loved this one! We get current day where Percy gets a call to come back to her summer vacation town where she comes face to face with Sam again, the love of her life she hasn't seen in 12 years. Then we also get the back story of her summers growing up at the lake next door to Charlie and Sam. It was a wonderful story. I definitely recommend it for a summer read.

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Hi friends. Sorry for being away for a few months. Life happened. Then both parents had surgery and I've had to help them while working, some weeks overtime because Covid hit our clinic again. It's been a wild ride. But I have been reading and I have been buying ALL the books. 🤷‍♀️ I may go back to put up my past reviews but will start with my two reads from this weekend. ❤ #thinkpositivebepositive

Karisa Whew! Sounds like you‘ve had a lot on your plate lately! Welcome back! ((Hugs)) 3mo
Bookwormjillk Glad to “see” you @tracey38 I hope things slow down for you this summer. 3mo
AmyG Hope your parents are doing well. 😘 3mo
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UwannaPublishme Oh my! Hope you and your parents are all doing well. Wishing you more relaxing days ahead. 🤗❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn Hope everyone is your sphere is doing better now. And I hope you get a chance to take a breath! 💚 3mo
Monica5 Hope your parents are doing well after their surgeries 3mo
tracey38 @Karisa @Bookwormjillk @AmyG @UwannaPublishme @wanderinglynn @Monica5 thank you! They are getting better and hopefully things are slowing down a bit for me. ❤🤗 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everyone is better!! Sending love ❤️ 3mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks getting there! ❤ 3mo
kspenmoll Hope things are looking up for you- you have had so much to handle at one time. Sending healing ❤️ 3mo
tracey38 @kspenmoll thank you! They are slowly looking up! 3mo
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#thinkpositivebepositive
I did some book retail therapy this weekend. It was needed and I was happy about it. Will post my fares later. 😊💛📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 7mo
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Dear Carolina | Kristy Woodson Harvey
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Thank you Misty and Leigh for this package in honor of Sharon. 💙 I look forward to reading this book now that the temps are getting warmer. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! It‘s really good! ❤️ 7mo
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Another cute rom com with a good representation for mental health. This revolves around a Bachelor like show where Charlie goes on, not to meet women and get married like the show calls for, but to get back into his tech world. His handler on the show Dev believes in the shows Happily Ever After story. What happens when these two develop feelings for each other? We also get good rep for Charlie who has OCD and anxiety, and Dev who has depression.

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The Last Witness | Claire McFall
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Finished this audio last Wednesday. It was so creepy but in a good way, not too scary. It's like a myatery/thriller/detective/paranormal/occult/psychological story. The ending was completely shocking to me! Five friends in Scotland go camping for a weekend. But one by one they disappear and Heather thinks it has to do with this broach they took from cairn. Then, she is the only one left and ends up in custody. Will anyone believe her story?

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Weather Girl | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Finished this last Monday. It was a great book and had great representation on mental health. Ari is a tv meteorologist and Russell is a sports reporter. They team up to try to get their bosses back together because the friction at work those two cause is making everyone miserable. But in the meantime, Ari and Russell start having feeling for each other. But Ari also hides a part of herself from everyone. It was a great story.

GondorGirl RLS is an insta-buy author for me. I adored this one! 🧡 7mo
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Finished this ebook today. This was an adorable second chance romance of a couple who haven't seen each other in ten years but find each other again at a pre-wedding party and yep, they're both in the wedding party. And, they both pretend to hate the other but really, may still love each other. I really enjoyed this one.
Book #4 for the #FabulousFebruary Readathon.
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wanderinglynn Ooh, I can‘t wait to read that one. I loved her first book. 7mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
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The Road Trip | Beth O'Leary
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Finished this one last night. It was between a so-so and a pick but am rating it a so-so. I was interested in the story but did not like Dylan from the past, or Marcus in the past and present. So... But not a bad second chance romance.
Book #3 for #FabulousFebruary
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 7mo
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This was a cute audio about a single mom moving back to her hometown to be close to her family with her 4 year old son. She meets her brother's best friend and sparks fly. But her brother does not want those two together. This was a funny and quick story.
#FabulousFebruary @Andrew65

Seekingtardis I really enjoyed this one and the next too! 7mo
tracey38 @Seekingtardis good to know! I saw it on audio on Scribd as well. 😊 7mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
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For the first weekend of the #FabulousFebruary Readathon I read over half of The ExTalk, and finished it, last night. Today, I am starting The Road Trip.
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Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 7mo
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Had to run a couple errands for myself and my mom yesterday and ended up with a book haul. Most of these are from Walmart where I had to pick up my mom's prescriptions. #bookhaul

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When | Victoria Laurie
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I had never heard of this before trying to find something to listen to on Scribd. This is a YA about this girl who has always seen numbers on everyone's forehead. Turns out, it's their death date. When she's 16, this "gift" becomes a curse when she and her best friend become the prime suspects in a couple murders in her town. I really enjoyed this audiobook.

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The Ex Talk | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Finished this last night. I feel this is an under hyped romance between two radio show talents. Almost an enemies to lovers trope. But this was a great story, a fun read. I thought there was also good underlying representation secondary to the romance in workplace seismic, grief, and even anxiety. Loved this one.

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The Love Hypothesis | Laura Steven
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Finished this book last Monday. It was a great one. Loved the STEM aspect. And what a funny journey. Kinda a grumpy/sunshine trope. The hype is real.

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Enjoy the View | Sarah Morgenthaler
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Also finished this one on my Kindle. It was an enjoyable, fun read set in Alaska. A crew from L.A. come up to film a documentary of Moose Springs, but the residents want nothing to do with the filming. However, River is not to be deterred. Enter Easton, who winds up roped into all kinds of "help" for the crew, including taking them up Mount Veil,

tracey38 which could be a tough go, especially when the weather turns for the worse, multiple accidents take place, and he and River start to feel more for each other than either was expecting. A cute and fun read. 8mo
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Don't Look for Me | Wendy Walker
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Recently finished this audio. While I enjoyed the mystery and didn't see part of the ending coming, I was a little annoyed at the main character, the mom. Because some of what she did just didn't seem realistic. Like, as an adult, as a mom, she should know better than to do some of the things she did. But they had to happen for the book to move forward. And it did keep me guessing for awhile at who we could trust as the reader.

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There has never been a Jill Shalvis book I haven't loved. They are all comfort books for me. Jane and Levi have never met but end up stranded together on a gondola during a horrible snowstorm. Faced with the possibility of dying, Levi calls his mom to say goodbye but can't do it so instead tells her the one thing that will make her happy - that yes, he finally has a girlfriend. When they make it out alive, Jane agrees to be his fake girlfriend...

tracey38 for a family dinner and well... things go from fake to not so much. It's a sweet and fun story. 8mo
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This one felt like a slow story but did keep my interest enough to finish it. I didn't see the biggest twist at the end coming but did see one twist about Pastoral. I would call it more a commute than a cult many call it, but maybe it's just me. At least in the beginning. It wasn't the best book and wasn't a favorite like it was for others I've heard online. But wasn't too bad. Between a pick and a so-so.

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Finished this a couple weeks ago on audio. I really enjoyed this dark academia. I actually think I enjoyed it more an as an audio then if I read the physical book because of all the Shakespeare the characters speak. But the narrator in the audio did a wonderful job.

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I just wanted to mention here, since many of you have become good friends, that I lost my grandmother just over a week ago. She was in her 90s and l8ved a wonderful life. I used to spend my summers with her and my grandfather in the Poconos and they had all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books, and I remember reading them every summer. She was a beautiful soul and while sad, I am relieved she is no longer suffering. Thanks for reading. 💙

SRWCF We don't know each other, but I would like to send you virtual {{{hugs}}}. 8mo
Andrew65 So sorry to hear this, sending all my love and best wishes. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Just over a year since we lost my mother in law who died in her late eighties. A blessing to know they lived long lives but still makes it very hard. Be gentle with yourself. 💕 (edited) 8mo
tracey38 @Andrew65 thank you. It has been hard but also surreal because we haven't really gotten together with extended family and all like we'd do if we didn't live in a Covid world. It makes it harder to come to terms with, ya know? 8mo
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tracey38 @SRWCF thank you so much. It does mean a lot. ❤ 8mo
Andrew65 @tracey38 That was the same for us and does make it so hard, and as you say makes it seem surreal. At times doesn‘t make it feel real. 8mo
tracey38 @Andrew65 I think that's why I feel I haven't actually grieved yet and that has been making me anxious. Then I feel that doesn't even make sense. 8mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 8mo
AmyG I am so very sorry. I can only say that the memories of your times together will now visit you more often…and will make you smile. I have a picture of my beloved Grandma in my reading room and those memories bring me such joy. Sending a hug. You will grieve when you‘re ready. We all grieve differently. 8mo
Jas16 I am so very sorry for your loss. 8mo
BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss, hugs 💞 8mo
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 🕯 8mo
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm So sorry for your loss. 8mo
readordierachel I'm so sorry. My condolences to you and your family 8mo
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Finished my 3rd book for the end of the #JoyousJanuary Readathon. I think that's pretty good. I also listened to a good portion of an audiobook, but didn't get it finished. But the three books I did finish were all good so I'm happy.
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Do you ever read Mary Kay Andrews or Mary Alice Monroe? 8mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have read Mary Kay Andrews but don't think I've read Mary Alice Monroe before. At least I can't think of any off the top of my head. 8mo
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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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Finished this last night. It was a good and quick read about a woman whose father was arrested 10 years ago for killing 6 girls in her small Louisiana town. Now, girls are starting to disappear again, just like before, and Chloe ends up unwillingly drawn into the case. A good debut thriller.

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We got quite the snow here for the south so I'll be hunkered down inside reading this book, which I'm already about 100 pages into. Hope everyone has a good weekend. #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65

Andrew65 In front of the fire with a book sounds the best place to be. 8mo
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I missed it yesterday but wow, 4 years on Litsy! ❤

robinb 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 8mo
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Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 8mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🎉 8mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy Litsyversary! 🎊 8mo
BookwormAHN Happy Litsyversary 🎉 8mo
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Another great thriller. Lucas, a college student, decides to base his capstone project on a podcast he starts, which he creates of a three year old disappearance and murder of a sorority girl at his college. What happened to her while she was missing a week before she was murdered? Who murdered her? Can he help solve this cold case with the help of a former US Marshall who also takes an interest in the case and ends up needing to protect Lucas?

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Finished my second book in the #JoyousJanuary Readathon! This was a great thriller. On to book number three.
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 8mo
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#WeekendReading @Andrew65
I finished The Ice Coven last night and really enjoyed the mystery. I am now onto another mystery, The Sorority Murder. I love all of Allison Brennan's books.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 8mo
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I didn't see this until tonight. I did finish one book yesterday (having read half of it in one day) and started a new one. And since I'm thankfully off work tomorrow for the MLK holiday, I plan to read most of the day. So it's a good week to for this readathon for me!
#JoyousJanuary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us and well done 👏👏👏 8mo
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The Ice Coven | Max Seeck
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#5 Finished this one last night. I really enjoyed this book. It is a book that was translated into English from Finnish, set in Finland. About an Investigator Jessica and her homicide unit given a new case of a murder with a series of missing persons, who happen to be social media influencers, and trying to figure out how they connect and what is going on. I enjoyed it a lot. There is a previous book of this author's I now want to get.

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Solitaire | Alice Oseman
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#4 Listened to this on audio. It was a good book, though sad at times. This one is hard to describe. It's about a girl in school in England. She likes to sleep and blog. And keeps to herself a lot after an event that happened with her brother. Then there is this unknown character named Solitaire who is doing weird things at her school that are escalating. It is interesting and I loved the audio. But it does have some trigger warnings.

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#3 well, I know everyone has loved this book, and I enjoyed it. But I didn't love it. Yes, the twist at the end was great and I did that see it coming, but I sort of got annoyed at times with the characters during the story. Maybe we're supposed to. But is was good and did keep me reading to find out what was going on. Another good, snowy read for January.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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#2 This one has gotten mixed reviews but I enjoyed it. I think maybe people thought it was slow? But I liked the suspense. It's about an old abandoned Tuberculosis sanitorium that has been turned into a minimalist hotel. And it's in the Swiss Alps. A detective on leave goes with her boyfriend to meet her estranged brother and his fiance but then things start happening. It's a good thriller! Especially for winter!.

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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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#1 I haven't posted any reviews this year. Working in healthcare and this new Covid varient has left everyone so shortstaffed this year, plus having so many people testing positive coming into the clinic us leaving me mentally tired and weary.
But this was a quick read graphic novel, the first in a series. Enjoyable. I've seen many on BookTube love this series. I just liked it. Maybe I just am not a graphic novel person as much as they are?

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Perfect #thinkpositivebepositive as we're in the middle of an ice storm today. Staying inside to read, catch up on my Litsy reviews I need to post, #LitsyLove replies, and praying we don't lose power. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s snowing here too!! ❄️ 8mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks we are just getting ice here, no snow. Wish we elwere getting snow! 8mo
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Aussie Rules | Jill Shalvis
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Misty, thank you, my friend! I did open this at Christmas but then got sick and forgot to post. I love Jlthis author and the note pad is adorable. You are the bestest! 😊 ❤❤❤🎄📚 😘
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! I hope you haven‘t read it! I looked for it on your “read” list and didn‘t see it. I hope you are feeling better ❤️ 9mo
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One Charmed Christmas | Sheila Roberts
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@TheAromaofBooks
Sarah, thank you for this surprise package I received in the mail! I love this author and this was so very sweet of you. ❤

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! It's about the only #LitsyLove I've been doing the last few months - sending out random books whenever I get a chance! 😂 9mo
tracey38 @TheAromaofBooks It's a fun thing to do! I have books I should send but can never get to the post office! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks My post office lady pretended like she was going to lock me out of the lobby when she saw me coming this last time... I had like 10 books to mail 😂 9mo
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Almost made it. I think I made it to about 19.5 hours at the end of the night last night. Yesterday I got some audiobook in to and from work, about a chapter in during my lunch break, and about 45 minutes in before bed. But I am still not feeling great, however feel I did good considering! Lol
Thanks for hosting @Andrew65
#20in4 #NewYearSpecial

Andrew65 You did brilliantly, especially with not being well. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🥳😍📚📚📚 9mo
tracey38 @Andrew65 thank you! 9mo
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Found this on Facebook and knew I needed to share with my Litsy friends. 🙂📚❤
#poetry