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Joined October 2016

Reads too much. Always plotting something. Dunks cookies in milk. Writes books supposedly. www.valeriegeary.com
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Escaping to the beach this weekend and I'm taking this book (and the hat) along with me! Have you read this one? Did you like it?

Cathythoughts I havnt read it … you look great 😁📚☀️ 1y
Tamra Love the hat! 1y
EvieBee Pretty lady! I haven‘t but seems beach reading approved. 1y
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marleed Great hat and the book is good too! I have to wear wide brimmed hats to step into the sun now, but I‘m not very stylish because I need those strings under my chin so my hat won‘t blow away! 1y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous picture 😍 1y
Reagan That book was a lot of fun! Have a great time! 1y
valeriegeary @Cathythoughts thank you ☺️ 1y
valeriegeary @Tamra thank you, it's perfect for keeping the sun off my face... And hiding from people 🤣 1y
valeriegeary @marleed I also have a hat with strings... I wear that more than this one honestly 🙌🏻 1y
valeriegeary @Reagan thank you! I'm about 40 pages in and there hasn't been a lot of beach stuff yet but I'm still enjoying it 🤣 1y
valeriegeary @BarbaraBB thank you! ❤️ 1y
valeriegeary @EvieBee thank you! 👒⛱️📚 1y
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Starting this one today!

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Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Le Guin
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Weekend plans: edit some YouTube videos, go for a run, go for a long bike ride, snuggle the puppy, finish this book!

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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Current read... 50 pages in and I'm a little confused but trusting Le Guin to take me on this journey.

bookseller_cate I read this in an anthropology course decades ago. It definitely was challenging, in both the literary and the societal sense. Thank you for the reminder. I definitely should reread it. 1y
valeriegeary @bookseller_cate I definitely wish I was reading it for some kind of class because I think I'm missing a lot of the nuance and metaphors but I am enjoying it! Hope it's a good re-read for you! 1y
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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A Little Free Library jackpot find! I did not take these home but I sure hope someone else found them and had a very good day.

Aims42 😲🌈💰 That‘s a sweet score!! 1y
Kimberlone Amazing!! 1y
mdm139 That would make my day if I was a first time reading the series. It would be good to reread this summer before the new book and season 6 comes out. 1y
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rwmg Am I the only one who would want to put them in the correct order? 1y
valeriegeary @rwmg 🤣🤣🤣 1y
valeriegeary @mdm139 I almost took them home because I've only read book 1 but I'm not very interested in reading more so I left them. Then I came back and someone had taken just the blue one but left the rest... 🤔🤦🏼‍♀️ 1y
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On a Dark Tide | Valerie Geary
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Also I'm doing an ebook giveaway! 5 winners chosen at random! Enter by May 4th. If you win, I'll email you a link to download the book. Here's the form to enter: https://forms.gle/KdaWWPeQ7RbJeu9PA

Feel free to share this link with friends who might be interested in entering! ❤️🤞🏻📚

JennyM Done - thankyou 🤞 1y
valeriegeary @JennyM yay! 🙌🏻 1y
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On a Dark Tide | Valerie Geary
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Charlie Waffles & I have exciting news! My new book is out this week! Surprise! I'm still waiting for the book info & cover to update in Litsy. So here's a brief description for you instead: small town secrets, Pacific Northwest vibes, a female detective trying to uncover the truth about her sister's killer, a mother trying to protect her daughter, a grandmother losing hold of reality. You can find out more on my website www.valeriegeary.com

JennyM Ooo...you have a new book! Massive congratulations 🎉Looking forward to reading it 😘 1y
valeriegeary @JennyM thank you Jenny! 🙌🏻 1y
TheSpineView Congrats and good luck!🥳🥳🥳 1y
DrexEdit Congrats! 👏 🎉 1y
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My Brilliant Life | Ae-ran Kim
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Finished the cozy mystery last night and now I'm moving on to something a little more literary. I don't read a lot of books in translation though I generally like them when I do. What is the last book you read in translation?

charl08 This really good novel set in the aftermath of a civil war (it's not named, but probably El Salvador) 1y
TheLudicReader The last translated book I read was 1y
valeriegeary @TheLudicReader sounds intriguing! 🙌🏻 1y
valeriegeary @charl08 oooo thank you! This looks like something I would love! 1y
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Killer Content | Olivia Blacke
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Cozy blanket ✔️
Cozy dog ✔️
Cozy mystery ✔️

LeahBergen Perfect! 1y
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I keep forgetting what day it is. Maybe because I'm reading the time travel book?

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Sweethearts | Elizabeth Mitchell
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Getting some sun and starting a new book! Don't be fooled by the pink and candy hearts...this is a dark thriller. A deer dies in the first few chapters so... 🤷🏼‍♀️

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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My current Last, Now, Next stack!

Last: The City We Became
Now: Sweethearts
Next: Two Girls Down

Although technically...I still have 100 pages left in my last before I can start my next... 🤓

DHill Loved the audio of The City We Became. 2y
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My Sister's Grave | Robert Dugoni
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Finishing this one up tonight. It kept me on my toes! Should I keep reading the series? Are the rest as exciting and multilayered?

Texreader What an adorable fur baby! 2y
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Charlie had to get a rabies shot today. We're both tired. 😂

EvieBee Haha! 🙏🏽 2y
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Reading this one in my in-person book club. I'm not very far yet and already I'm confused but pretty happy that confusion. 🤔😂🤓

readordierachel That's one of the things I love about Jemisin: she drops you into the world and lets you catch up. No clunky exposition. 2y
valeriegeary @readordierachel oh me too! I'm definitely happy to be on this ride! She can take me wherever she wants! 😂😂 2y
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My Sister's Grave | Robert Dugoni
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I don't know where the last month went. The last time I posted we were having a snowstorm with a power outage. Today I sat out on the porch in the sun. It was a lovely 60 degrees. The daffodils are blooming. Spring is just around the corner. I'll do my best to check in more often...geeze! How's everyone doing? ❤️🌼

Texreader It was a lovely day! Glad you got to enjoy it! 2y
julesG Definitely ready for spring. We've had a few cold days with hurricane like winds and thunderstorms lately. Longing for warmer days to go reading outside. 2y
Crazeedi I'm ready to set up my reading spot on porch, but can't yet! Though this week gave me a taste of spring 2y
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valeriegeary @Texreader I soaked it in 🌞 2y
valeriegeary @Crazeedi hope you get some porch sitting soon! 2y
valeriegeary @julesG yuck! Hope spring is just around the corner for you! 2y
Crazeedi @valeriegeary me too!!🥰 2y
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We're experiencing a power outage after an ice storm.... Going on about 14 hours now. Piled up under blankets with hot water bottles and a cozy dog. Seems like a good time to start a book about the Donner Party, right?

suvata It‘s almost always a good idea to read about the Donner Party — but in your situation, you might want something a bit more soothing. 😂 2y
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Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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It snowed like 6 inches in Portland this weekend. Charlie is not thrilled. I, on the other hand, have the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the couch and read. Ha! Like I really need an excuse?

AmyG He is a handsome guy. ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Charlie‘s expression is AWESOME. 😆😆 2y
DogMomIrene Charlie, I hope the snow melts quickly for you. 2y
batsy 😆😍 2y
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Started this one last night. On page 150 this morning. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Sunday plans. Go sports.

MicheleinPhilly How‘s his tummy? 2y
valeriegeary @MicheleinPhilly he seems to be improving. His energy's up and he's been hungry every day. We have about a week of chicken and rice diet before we can start adding in other things like his kibble but I'm feeling hopeful 2y
valeriegeary @MicheleinPhilly he's mad we're not giving him cheese snacks though.... He lives for cheese. 🧀 2y
MicheleinPhilly Glad to hear it! And I feel him on the cheese. #CheeseIsLife 2y
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Currently reading. I think this works for a #booked2021 prompt! Hurrah! As always I'm behind with the challenge prompts. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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MEM | Bethany C. Morrow
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February plans!

theladygreer I‘ve only read three of these but I loved all three! The Dry is particularly amazing. 2y
valeriegeary @theladygreer what were the other two 2y
valeriegeary @theladygreer I'll start with those! 😄 2y
theladygreer I enjoyed Dare Me and I loooooved Dani Brown! 2y
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The Listeners | Leni Zumas
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... and then she walked by a little free library.

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The Burning | Jane Casey
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For the past month or so I've been starting every Saturday with one hour of reading. Before the chores, before tackling my to-do list. One hour of disappearing into a good book. It is fast becoming my favorite way to kick off the weekend.

Bookzombie That‘s a great way to kick off the weekend! 2y
Tamra Perfect! 2y
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The Burning | Jane Casey
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We're home! Vet visit went fine. I mean, Charlie thought he was going to die... He hates the vet... But she did not seem too worried so that's good news. He's on a special diet of rice and chicken for a while. Which he seems to be quite enjoying. Now we'll just keep doing that and hope it fixes the problem. We're back at our favorite Friday night joint.... The couch.

Texreader Sweet baby 2y
MicheleinPhilly If you have any local pet stores, see if they have a pumpkin formula. That always clears up any issues Pickles has and it keeps her hydrated. 2y
valeriegeary @MicheleinPhilly thank you! I'll look into this! It could be a good thing to add on when we start adding his kibble back in! 2y
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*Someone* has an upset tummy. I took this before Charlie went in to see the vet. Now distracting myself with a book while I wait to hear about what might be going on. Think happy thoughts. 🐶❤️

Moray_Reads Good luck. Hope it's nothing serious 2y
CaroPi Hope is a fast recovery... 2y
britt_brooke Feel better, Charlie! 💚🐾 2y
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TrishB Hope he‘s ok 🐶♥️ 2y
rachelsbrittain Poor boy 😞 2y
valeriegeary @Moray_Reads @CaroPi @britt_brooke @TrishB @rachelsbrittain thanks y'all! He seems to be okay. The vet doesn't seem to think it's anything too major. He's on a special diet and hopefully that does the trick. 🤗🐶 2y
LeahBergen Poor guy! 2y
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I'm working, I swear. #writeratwork #alwaysbelearning

Pruzy Looks like way work should be! 2y
Suet624 You look so comfy! 2y
valeriegeary @Suet624 it snowed a little bit today and it was indeed so cozy! 🤗❄️ 2y
Simona I believe you😁 2y
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Conjure Women: A Novel | Afia Atakora
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Cleaned the house, ate some lunch. It's sunny outside so we're going to go on a nice long bike ride but first sneaking in some more reading. I'm nervous about what's building between Rue, a conjure woman, and the new preacher in town.
#joyousjanuary

hermyknee Awww your puppy is precious! And this book sounds like something I need on my TBR right now! 2y
valeriegeary @hermyknee he's pretty snuggly! I'm enjoying this book but it's definitely a challenging read. Not in a bad way... There's just a lot of emotions to process. 😀 2y
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Conjure Women: A Novel | Afia Atakora
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I read about 50 pages last night before I feel asleep. The writing is beautiful and I'm hooked on the characters but there are going to be some tough emotional spots to get through I think. Tucking in for an hour this morning before I go do some chores. #joyousjanuary

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Conjure Women: A Novel | Afia Atakora
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Happy Weekend! I'm a little behind on my goals for #joyousjanuary readathon but still feeling hopeful. I have a stack of 5 library books I want to finish this week. I've finished 3 so far but they were the short ones. 😂 I've been very busy with work so I've been having a little bit of a hard time finding large chunks of time to read. Starting this one, which is the 4th book in the stack, tonight and hopefully will make some good progress!

kspenmoll Hope you got some solid reading in! Work gets in the way...always! 2y
Andrew65 Good luck with that stack! 😊 2y
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If you're interested in seeing how I set up my reading journal for the year... There's now a YouTube video for that: https://youtu.be/SJU01qtTp0A

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Riot Baby | Tochi Onyebuchi
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Started this one this morning during breakfast. I might be able to finish it tonight after dinner. 45 pages in and my heart has already shattered twice.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Sunday view. Halfway through this one. Hoping to finish it tonight to stay on track for my #joyousjanuary readathon goals. The story is hitting me pretty hard right now though in a way I didn't expect it to.

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Exit West | Mohsin Hamid
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Okay I'm diving in to #joyousjanuary readathon and feeling ambitious! My goal is to finish these 5 library books that are due back soon! I read one this morning which means I only have 4 to go. 🙌🏻 Bonus goal: read at least 1 book to fit a #booked2021 prompt! Let's read! 📚
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck, great goals. 😊👍 2y
readordierachel Looks like you've got some good ones there! 2y
valeriegeary @readordierachel I'm looking forward to them 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
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Odessa | Jonathan Hill
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What's the last thing you read in one sitting? Okay. Technically I read this post-earthquake/apocalypse-ish graphic novel in 2 sittings but only because I had to get up and make myself a cup of tea. ☕

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Felix Ever After | Kacen Callender
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Rolling into the weekend.

AlaMich It‘s a little hard to tell which parts of the dog I‘m looking at! 🤣 2y
valeriegeary @AlaMich 😂😂 he was lying on his back but then thrashed himself into this weird angle. I think there's at least one paw in there 2y
LeahBergen Too bad he can‘t relax. 😆 2y
valeriegeary @LeahBergen 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Exit West | Mohsin Hamid
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Waiting at the library to pick up our books. Boy, do we miss browsing but I'm very grateful for the no contact pick up and the hard work our librarians do to get us the books we need during these challenging times. ❤️❤️❤️

JennyM Libraries really are the best. And someone looks eager to get their holds 🐶 ❤️ 2y
valeriegeary @JennyM they don't give him treats or anything but he gets very excited about the library. I'm not sure why. 😂😂 2y
CBee His tail! I love his tail, so unique 🐾♥️ 2y
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Crazeedi He's a very obedient puppy!! 2y
valeriegeary @Crazeedi I had to try 3 times to get this picture 😳😂 2y
valeriegeary @CBee it's the strangest little black spot... We like it too! 🙌🏻 2y
CBee @valeriegeary it‘s like his birthmark 😁 2y
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Sunday morning view

sarahbarnes Starting this one today! 2y
valeriegeary @sarahbarnes I just finished it! I didn't love every single part but the entirity of it was beautiful. 🤗❤️ 2y
readordierachel Nice view 👍🏼 2y
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Weekend read. The way he writes about Hawaii is breathtaking. The hint of magic and sibling drama pushes it into early lead for favorite book of the month. (I know we're only a week inside January but it feels like longer... 😅)

TheKidUpstairs How has it only been one week!?!? 2y
valeriegeary @TheKidUpstairs I DON'T KNOW! 😳😂🤗 2y
sprainedbrain I loved this book! 2y
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rachelsbrittain This has been on my TBR for a while and clearly I need to get around to it 2y
valeriegeary @sprainedbrain just finished it! I also loved it! 😭 2y
valeriegeary @rachelsbrittain the parts when he's writing about Hawaii are intoxicating. 2y
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This is my year. This is my year. This is my year. I've signed up for Booked every year since it kicked off and every year I fall short. I still have fun though! 😄 Which is what counts. But this year. This is my year.
#booked2021 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

LiteraryinLawrence Yes it is! You‘ve got this! 2y
valeriegeary @LiteraryinLititz 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 2y
valeriegeary Now I just have to find that sign up link 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Kimberlone You can do it! 2y
Hestapleton Ooo I love this bujo spread! 2y
Julsmarshall This is your year!! 2y
valeriegeary @Hestapleton it's a flip page spread! (I made that up I don't know if that's what you call it...I wish I could show you a video. 😄) The page in the middle is trimmed so that the booked 2021 title stays visible as you flip the page to summer and fall. I'm going to color in the top section of the boxes when I finish and obviously write the titles inside the main box. I'll show more pictures as I go. 2y
valeriegeary @Kimberlone @Julsmarshall I'm playing the Rocky theme song to get myself psyched up 🤣 2y
Cinfhen TOTAL #BuJoEnvy 💚💚💚Welcome back, champ 🥊 2y
Cinfhen Do u need the sign up link???? 2y
valeriegeary @Cinfhen yes please. 🤗 I had it a couple days ago then I lost it and I've been scrolling to try and find it but .... 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen With pleasure ♥️ Details can be found in the sign-up link here: https://bit.ly/2ICbIkC 2y
Hestapleton @valeriegeary omg please come design my bujo! 2y
valeriegeary @Cinfhen ahhhh thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J Maas
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Well, it is 2pm where we live on the last day of the year and I have not read 100 books. Let's be honest. I did not think I actually would. It was a lot of books to read at the last minute. I did read 90 books which is more than last year and I'm pretty satisfied with that! I think I'll spend some time today trying to finish up the tagged book so I can start the new year with a new book! 🥂
#valeriereads100 #almost

Laughterhp That‘s great! Good job reading 90 books! My husband read 1 this year 😂 2y
readordierachel 90 is nothing to sneeze at! 2y
Bookzombie I think you did great! Love this pic! 💕🐶 2y
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valeriegeary @Laughterhp I don't think my husband read any... 🤔😳😩🤣 2y
valeriegeary @readordierachel It's more than I read last year so I'll take it! 🙌🏻 2y
valeriegeary @Bookzombie thank you! ❤️ 2y
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This Is How I Lied: A Novel | Heather Gudenkauf
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Cinnamon rolls. All. Day.

Kappadeemom Looks good 😋 2y
Crazeedi Hmmm yummy looking! 2y
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This Is How I Lied: A Novel | Heather Gudenkauf
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Happy Christmas from Charlie Waffles and me! We hope your day is going better than this snowman's!

rabbitprincess 😂😂😂 2y
LauraBeth This is adorable 😂😂 2y
batsy 😆😆 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm So cute! 😂 Happy Christmas 2y
Crazeedi Merry Christmas!!💟❄☃️🌠🎄 2y
Suet624 I hope you had a lovely Christmas. 2y
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Charlie Waffles is loving our staycation. I mean, I'm definitely not complaining.

valeriegeary I take it back. Charlie just farted. I'm definitely complaining. 🙄🤣 2y
Eyelit 🐶💨🙄🤣 2y
valeriegeary @Eyelit those were the emojis I needed... Thank you. 🙌🏻🤣 2y
LeahBergen They always ruin a moment, don‘t they? 😆 2y
valeriegeary @LeahBergen I think he was mad that I was taking his picture... Again 2y
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First day of our Christmas break and we are taking full advantage!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 🐶❤️ 2y
Suet624 So sweet. 2y
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A Season to Lie | Emily Littlejohn
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This week was a busy one for me. I got a lot of writing work done but not a lot of reading. I'm taking the next 2 weeks off though! Still feeling hopeful about reading 100 books this year. Hahaha! I'm at 87.... I should finish this one today which will make 88. 🤔🤞🏻📚
#valeriereads100

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Sad Janet: A Novel | Lucie Britsch
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Making some Christmas fudge and listening to a happily depressed woman figure out how she's going to make it through this year's Christmas hell. An utter delight.
#valeriereads100
87/100

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Inherit the Bones: A Mystery | Emily Littlejohn
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Coffee + a good mystery + rainy day = all the reading.

Just finished this one so I'm at 87/100! I'm making excellent progress this weekend as I try to read 100 books by the end of the year. I'm sure I'll be much slower during the week but I'm feeling hopeful 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

I loved this detective so much I'm diving into book 2 right now!
#valeriereads100

JennyM You can do it! 😊 2y
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Inherit the Bones: A Mystery | Emily Littlejohn
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I wish I had a real fireplace but this is better than nothing. Less clean up too. I'm hoping to finish this one today. It's a new to me mystery series set in Colorado. This first book involves two missing boys, a dead clown, a pregnant detective and plenty of secrets to keep me guessing! I'm loving it!
#valeriereads100
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dylanisreading Looks so cozy! 2y
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Inherit the Bones: A Mystery | Emily Littlejohn
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Went for a long walk in the short sun & now we're back where we started the day w/a different book & a cuppa. I'm trying to see if I can read 100 books by the end of the year. As of today I'm at 86/100. I'm feeling oddly confident about it even though I'm pretty sure I'm not going to hit that number. Some of you have suggested graphic novels but I don't read a lot of those so... I'm going to do my best w/full length! Here we go! #valeriereads100

TheKidUpstairs If you're looking for something short but good, I recently read and loved 2y
LauraBeth I think you can do it! 💪 2y
LeahBergen You‘ve got this! 2y
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valeriegeary @LauraBeth @LeahBergen you're enthusiasm inspires me! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
valeriegeary @LauraBeth @LeahBergen obviously I meant your 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
valeriegeary @TheKidUpstairs thank you! I'll have to see if my library has it! 2y
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