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The Winter People
The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
The New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell returns with a simmering literary thriller about ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters . . . sometimes too unbreakable. West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.
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bibliobliss
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Interesting choice for summer eh lol. Creepy. Have no idea where it's heading & I like that...

#currentlyreading

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Kshakal
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 on my TBR 1mo
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bookaholic1
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Mehso-so

#16
Weird

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alecia3dixie
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I really liked this book! I thought it was attention grabbing, had a great story that keeps you intrigued and interested the whole time. But I have one thing that bugged me the ENTIRE book. So the book had two timelines, which I don't mind, but at the end of almost every timeline, it would end on a cliff hanger! Which then made me mad at whatever timeline was next because I was so caught up with the first timeline! Other then that, good book! 4/5

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Victoriahoperose
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I really liked the alternating timelines in this between the history of the town and the people who lived there. The secrets that were revealed about the last were so creepy and I always enjoy books that bring things together in an unexpected way. The ghost story mixed well with the mystery element and it was definitely a good supernatural book with a chilling story behind it.

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BeeMagical
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Book 4🎧
Love this one! An amazing story told from 2 different time lines, was different than I had anticipate but in the best way!

Sleepers walk for 7 days, and Auntie knows just how to awaken them. But there are worse things than death… especially in these woods🌲🦊

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kplovesbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐ Was it creepy? Yes. Was it interesting? Yes. Was it a good book? Nope! ...parts of it just didn't sit right with me. There's something deeply disturbing to my soul about people wanting to bring the dead back to life and thinking there won't be consequences.

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kplovesbooks
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(I hate when the best quote in the book is said by a character you didn't like or had some problem with. If they say something good, I'm like should I even like it now?? 😂 But it's still a good quote so oh well!!)

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kplovesbooks
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60% ....and in case there was any doubt about this, if something knocks from inside your closet, don't try to open the freaking door. 🤦🤷

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BookBosomed1
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Mehso-so

2.5-3⭐️. If you enjoy classic ghost stories with dual timelines, you‘ll likely enjoy this 📖. This is the second 📕I have read from this author; this ending also felt too predictable & forced - as if the author wasn‘t sure how it was going to end while writing it. However, for a supernatural tale, this 📖 follows a familiar pattern so it‘s like to be a satisfying read if you‘re looking for a semi-suspenseful, atmospheric tale.

kplovesbooks I'm reading this now, almost halfway through. It's super interesting but I already know it's not going to be more than a 3⭐ for sure. 8mo
BookBosomed1 @kplovesbooks Yes. Based on the two I‘ve read, her books are too formulaic for my taste. The first part of the books seem tightly written/interesting and then they fizzle. 8mo
kplovesbooks @BookBosomed1 This is my first by her, and I wasn't sure what to expect going in. I'll be getting to the fizzle then soon in this one, as I'm almost halfway. 8mo
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kplovesbooks
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I wasn't in the mood for the book I was supposed to be reading, a historical novel, and was instead feeling like diving into something creepy.... So here I am 45% into my first Jennifer McMahon, and yes, it is definitely creepy! 😱

wanderinglynn This is on my TBR. 8mo
kplovesbooks @wanderinglynn It's very interesting. Hard to put down! 8mo
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BookBosomed1
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After six hours in the emergency animal hospital with my cat on Saturday, Henry was diagnosed with either vestibular disease or having had a stroke. It‘s been a rough few days. He is still in recovery, but he at least will now rest beside me as I read. I‘m very grateful for small improvements every day and that he is still on this Earth with me. ❤️

kplovesbooks 💔 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh no. Poor kitty & poor you. ❤ 8mo
wanderinglynn Poor baby! 💚 Sending lots of hugs. 8mo
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BookBosomed1 @wanderinglynn Thank you! He yelled at me this morning for food, which was a beautiful sound. :) 8mo
BookBosomed1 @kplovesbooks 🥺😓❤️ 8mo
sharread I'm so sorry. Hope all is well soon. ❤ 8mo
BookwormM Glad he is making a recovery 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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UPDATE: WE HAVE OUR 4TH!

We need one more person for #GroupW #Round13 of the #LMPBC.
We are reading winter based books in horror, mystery, or thriller.

Here are the 4 I'm putting up to the group for review. @mklong @avanders

Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (Round 013)“ page for Group W https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy13

@suvata

Gissy Let me know if you still the person. I can sign up but I don‘t know if you have someone already. I love thrillers and some horrors (edited) 8mo
carlthecattt Just signed up for the spot :) I haven‘t read any of these, they all look great! 8mo
mklong I haven‘t read any of these either and would be happy with any of them 😊 8mo
Avanders Sweet!! Ditto 👆🏽👆🏽 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Since I am such a mood reader, every round I say that I‘m not signing up for the next #LMPBC.
Every time I cannot resist; especially when #GroupW is available. Who‘s interested in a winter set/themed mystery, horror, or thriller for #round13?

I just signed up on the “Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (Round 013)“ page for Group W https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead2ca0ff2-litsy13

bibliobard Right?! Once I put off signing up and had to sit out around and it really bummed me out. So I learned my lesson I am at least going to control myself and only do one group this time though. 8mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m always interested in so many- like yours- and @BethM I love seasonal- but find I struggle to keep up when I sign up for more then one. The pain is real!!! 8mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit same! More than one is too much for me! 8mo
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mklong That sounds like fun! I‘m in. 8mo
Avanders I‘m going to do it this round 😁 (been trying to avoid overcommitment, but I think I can handle 1 of these, this time 😜) 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! 8mo
Avanders 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 8mo
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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a pretty solid pick and it kept me turning the pages. I found it pretty fast paced and unsettling, but not too creepy. There were supernatural elements which I really liked. Overall I recommend it!

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DrLReads
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This is a spooky and atmospheric read. The ending felt a bit disjointed, but a solid pick regardless.

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TheDaysGoBy
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Mehso-so

Finally finished my #bookspin from April. It got off to a slow start but I think I‘ve finally got a routine back for reading which helped.

The story was good. There was a mystery that spanned across a couple different timelines and a question as to whether or not the undead truly exist. Wasn‘t my usual pick but I‘m not sorry I stuck it out. Held my interest for sure

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Drnkpnkprincess
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Picked this up the other day and couldn‘t put it down. Even though it‘s 450 pages it was a quick read and wasn‘t super scary horror, but unsettling none the less. The story is broken up with two timelines hundreds of years apart, but the way they are intertwined... superb!

rachaich Totally agree 1y
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Hazel2019
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ loved this one! I received it from @Gaylagal2 as part of #BasicWitchSwap 🧙 it‘s over 300 pages but it‘s a fast read. It‘s a chilling mystery, taking place on 2 different timelines. There are family secrets, the undead, and lots of ‘detective work‘. 😁

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KatieDid927
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I liked this! It was fast paced, which I liked, but it did take me a minute to keep track of all the characters in the beginning because of the timeline hopping. Once I found my groove, I was on board! I was surprised by some of the twists and it was sufficiently spooky.

rsteve388 I loved winter people. I am.looking forward to reading The Night Sisters. 1y
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InkintheMargins
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Thank you so much @charlene1321! My region is forecasting accumulating snow off and on this week. This will be the perfect mystery to add to the atmospheric chill. ❄ I'm excited about the book and love 💘 the chocolate goodies! Happy Valentine's Day! 💝 @candority #bookcupidswap

rsteve388 I lived Winter People. I thought it was a great Jennifer McMahon book 1y
rsteve388 Loved* 1y
candority Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💘 1y
InkintheMargins @rsteve388 I'm pretty sure I stacked it from you! 😊 1y
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Avanders
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Wow! This is a huge reading month for me, lately. 😊 Helped along with audio books, and maybe a couple were rather visual, but a win nonetheless! 💃🏽💃🏽

The Vanishing Half and The Winter People were my favorites of this bunch, with the Winter People winning on tear-through-it-ness and enjoyment and The Vanishing Half winning on overall-so-good-ness.

#JanuaryWrapUp

BethM I‘ve paused The Ickabog- just not loving it. 1y
Avanders @BethM yeah. It‘s not a book I would necessarily recommend... a little too simple for more advanced readers, and too dark for the younger readers, and just hits a weird tone and loses the potential it did have. So. I mean, it wasn‘t terrible, but I thought it was meh. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Email me when you have time!! I need to ask you a question ❤️ 1y
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Avanders
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Decided to take the morning off for some much needed R&R. It‘s going pretty well so far.... 😊

mabell How cozy! 1y
SeaToSkyes Looks like a perfect morning! 1y
Jessieleah I love your mug ☺️ 1y
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Cupcake12 Hope you had a nice morning xx 📖 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf I remember reading The Winter People. Couldn‘t put it down. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I LOVED that book. It is one of my favorites of hers. 1y
Gissy Nice mug, nice spot-comfy, nice book...you are set🏠📖☕️👌❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Avanders @ErikasMindfulShelf @MaleficentBookDragon it was such a great, fast, satisfying read!! 🤍🖤 1y
Avanders @Jessieleah Thanks! It‘s part of Cara Kozik‘s Harry Potter series 😍🥰 1y
ErikasMindfulShelf Glad you liked it! 1y
BethM That looks amazing and the mug is beautiful! 1y
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TheDaysGoBy
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@IheartYA Patty thanks so much for everything! Can‘t wait to read the books and the wristband/headband are cute! The lamp bookmark will come in handy and those little cards you threw in were neat!

Thanks again! Here‘s hoping 2021 is a better year! 🙂

Caroline2 I really enjoyed The Winter People. A cracking read. 👍 1y
IheartYA Glad it arrived. 😃 The Russell Stover truffle Santa is my favorite! 1y
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Avanders
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🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

All the thank yous @MaleficentBookDragon !! I‘m excited about all the books — and the audiobook will be the perfect start to 2021! And all the extra goodies were perfect additions to my Christmas Day, and so much appreciated 🙏🏽💖🙏🏽💖🙏🏽 Also, that bookmark 🤣🤣 Thank you again!!!

♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

ShelleyBooksie Amazing bookmark! 2y
Callemarie I LOVED the winter people!!! You‘ll have to let me know what you think! 1y
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TheSpineView
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#DecemberSong @Eggs
Day 20: Hazy Shade of Winter

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼🙏🏻🥰 2y
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Sharpeipup
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Cuddled up with the intent to read ALL DAY.
#thriller #festiveflicks @Traci1

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Read4life
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December 14th
❄️ Snow White cover ❄️
#WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders
#12coloursofdecember #wintergames

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Reynosa8701
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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emz711
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I read this within 24 hrs. It definitely moved and kept my interest. Still loving my spooky stories 🎃🦃🎄

She did a weird thing where something new would happen and it was as if there was a pause in the story, like someone arrived in a dangerous situation but we had to pause to talk about the trees and her sweater or something? Any one else pick that up?

#mocha #biscuits #traderjoes #spooky

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Heatherfeather
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Mehso-so

Fizzled out at the end, unfortunately

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ju.ca.no
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We‘re moving this weekend, so I have some Audiobook time while packing boxes! Finished this book just now. It was suspensfull and immensly intriguing. I also liked how neatly all the strings added up together in the end. 4/5⭐️

LauraBrook Good luck with moving! I hope everything goes safe and smoothly, and nothing gets broken or lost in transit. And that tomorrow your muscles aren‘t too sore! (edited) 2y
ju.ca.no @LauraBrook thank you so much❤️ we are currently waiting for the couch that should have been delivered several hours ago😡 but besides that everything goes smoothly so far🤗 2y
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FantasyChick
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🎃 Always did with my kids but took a few years off once they lost interest. Back at it again this year though!
🎃 Orange
🎃 I don't know about the spookiest I've ever read, but it's the most recent that I can remember I found unsettling.

Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94
#thoughtfulthursday

Anyone else wanna play?

daisyheadmaesie Never read it! It sounds creepy af!! What are you carving this year for your pumpkins? :) 2y
sharread That is a creepy but awesome book. Based on a true story. 👍 2y
FantasyChick @daisyheadmaesie I have no idea! We bought 2 large ones and are carving them up this weekend so there will be pictures once I figure it out! 2y
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FantasyChick @sharread Oh really? I didn't realize that. Off to look it all up now! 2y
daisyheadmaesie @FantasyChick Can‘t wait to see! :) 2y
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃🖤🕸⭐️ 2y
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Cathyloves2read
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I rated this book a 4, but feel it‘s closer to a 3.5. It started out very good, but it feel short at the end. It felt like something was missing, but I am not sure what. I do like the way that the timeframes in this story went back and forth. All in all, this was a good read for this time of the year. It was pretty creepy at times! It was good enough to keep my interest, and I read it fairly quickly.

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ju.ca.no
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I‘m very thankful for audiobooks- without them I wouldn‘t get much reading done atm... this one I started yesterday, and it‘s very thrilling- I wish I could listen to it all day today, but I have an all day course😭😭

ephemeralwaltz What platform(s) do you use for audiobooks? I'm looking to get into them but I want to find the best option in Europe! 2y
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz I‘m using Audible but havn‘t tried anything else 😅 I also found the previpus books I wanted (the how to train your dragon series) on youtube (they are brilliant btw)😊 2y
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rsteve388
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Jennifer McMahon is an excellent story teller and does a fabulous job of intertwining stories together to build one story that sends shiver down your spine. This ghost story was really well done and I enjoyed the back and forth in time to understand the world within the story.

Well done. Loved this ghost story for this time of year. Excellent plot, well done characters.

#TeamSlaughter 15 pts +50pts for the team read +1= 66
@Clwojick

Trashcanman Watch the blade 2y
rsteve388 Is that a movie or a TV show @Trashcanman 2y
Trashcanman @rsteve388 well, no. I'm sorry 2y
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rsteve388
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It has been so much fun watching all the unboxing happening for #LLFS. Got some great reading time in today. Happy Autumn!

#TeamSlaughter
Participation Pts 1.

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rsteve388
The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon

Started reading this today, it's enjoyable mysterious and full is suspense.

Now time to finish Things In Jars.

#TeamSlaughter

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paulareadsallthetime
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I really enjoyed this audiobook. It kept me hooked from beginning to end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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moonmagicbabe
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Finally sitting down to read. Preparing for virtual teaching = ☠☠☠, but I am thankful I get to continue teaching from home.

Johanna414 Our students are starting on a hybrid schedule on the 14th, but I give it less than a month before we are back to virtual as well... as long as I still have a job though, I'm not complaining! 2y
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RedLeaves
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Never wanted to sleep again anyway 👀 sooooo creepy!! Loved it 😅

JonathanDunne I like the pic. 2y
JonathanDunne @RedLeaves it's very alluring...oh,wait, I've only seen the book now😁 2y
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RedLeaves Def an alluring book! 2y
JonathanDunne @RedLeaves It's an alluring picture and an alluring book. Keyword: alluring. 2y
RedLeaves @JonathanDunne Word of the day! 2y
JonathanDunne @RedLeaves I aim to drop this word into conversation today, even where its clearly out of context. "Isn't this a beautiful piece of furniture?" "Yes, I find it very alluring." 2y
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sharread
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5 😱😱😱😱😱😯🎃

Here is the link to find a free library by you. ❤

https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/

DieAReader Thank you!! I found 3 listed close to me that I didn‘t even know about!🤯🥰 The 2 I did know about are not listed, but that‘s ok ‘cause I could find them in my sleep🤣😉 2y
claudiuo So cool you mentioned little free libraries, I love them (or, as my son says, I am obsessed with them). That map unfortunately is not mobile friendly so I extracted all the ones in my area and created my own map (hmm, maybe he's right, this sounds like an obsession). But nothing compares to leaving books in little free libraries for someone else to find 😁 2y
sharread @Squidget You're welcome these little libraries are awesome. 😁 2y
sharread @claudiuo Awesome the map was tricky to use. 2y
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Kittygal
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I absolutely loved this book! At first I didn‘t like the main character Ruthie because I‘m not a fan of the overused brooding teenager stereotype, but she developed throughout the story and I ended up loving her. The story itself I didn‘t find too scary, which is good for me because I was reading this mostly at night 😂. If you‘re looking for a scary, mysterious book to read this one is definitely it!

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abookishbutterfly
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All in all, this was a haunting, slow burn ghost story that kept me fully invested until the very end.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3421584916

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elisebarker
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Man! I haven‘t been creeped out by a book in a long time!! I loved this book! It was just supernatural enough to not be cheesy. I wish I would have read it during the fall though-that‘s the best time to read scary books 👻

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EadieB
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#friyayintro @howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft

1. Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
2. Purple
3. Cooking
4. Can you play? @Lindy @TieDyeDude @Honeybeebooks @BridgetteM

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karasu13
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I loved this! It‘s a perfect winter read. McMahon is so good at describing the season; her writing is chilling (in all senses of the word). I‘m looking forward to checking out some of her other books.

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FantasyChick
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I just didn't feel like reading last week at all. Nothing was working for me 🤷‍♀️

For this week's forecast I just want to finish two of the books I have started and set aside. Just two of them and I'll be happy. Almost done the tagged book so it *should* be fairly easy....I would think.

#bookreport #WeeklyForecast

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Been there 😝hopefully your #ReadingMoJo returns 2y
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Emhill
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I‘m starting The Winter People while Harper down there is about to start her touch and feel baby animals book ❤️😂