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The Spellman Files
The Spellman Files: Document #1 | Lisa Lutz
Izzy Spellman launches her career as a private investigator while working for the firm of her outlandishly dysfunctional family.
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Tamra
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This was a fun romp! Lots of quirkiness and humor, admittedly at little over the top at times. The Spellman‘s put the D in dysfunction in a charming perverse way. 😁

Climate change is real: it is crazy that I need to wear a sweatshirt outside at the end of August.

Melissa_J I‘m loving that I can wear a sweatshirt outside at the end of August. I‘m sooooo ready for cooler temperatures! 1mo
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mcctrish
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Happy #nationalredwineday🍷the blurb on this book say it‘s a grown up version of Harriet the Spy, and I suppose that‘s true. Isabel Spellman and her extended family own and operate a PI business. They appear to be quite successful at it while being completely dysfunctional as a family. There are quite a few twists and laugh out loud moments. I‘m thinking I have a new series to read

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Tamra
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Giggling and snorting last night thru the first few chapters, enough that my husband commented. 😝 I love quirky characters & settings and this seems to fit the bill so far. 🤞🏾🤞🏾

DrexEdit The good news is if you like this one there's five more in the series. 👍😊 2mo
Tamra @DrexEdit yay! Do they hold up? 2mo
DrexEdit @Tamra they definitely do. Izzy Spellman is a gem! 💎👍 2mo
Tamra @DrexEdit awesome! 2mo
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mcctrish
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The blurb for this said “if you loved Harriet the Spy” 🙋🏻‍♀️

Bklover Well clearly I‘m going to have to read it then!!! 2mo
mcctrish @Bklover exactly my feeling too 2mo
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JeanaRae
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So far this is the second audiobook I've listened to by Lisa Lutz & so far I'm loving it.

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gradcat
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Here‘s my Day 2 #adventrecommends:
These are a few of the Spellman books by Lisa Lutz. There are six books in the series, and some extra-Spellman books as well. I found these tremendously funny...like laugh-out-loud funny...like laughing-in-the-middle-of-reading funny. We‘re supposed to post our favorites, right? Well, if you like funny dysfunctional families who work as P.I.s, you‘ll love this series!
@emilyrose_x

Addison_Reads I love this series! One of the few books that really made me laugh. I recommend them all the time and I'm always surprised more people haven't read them. 10mo
gradcat @Addison_Reads I know! Wish they‘d make a tv series out of it!! 10mo
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Matilda
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Loving this ridiculous family of P.I.s

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DarcysMom
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive

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DarcysMom
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akckitty All your posts inspire me to walk more :) 1y
DarcysMom @akckitty That is awesome! Thank you. 😙 1y
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DarcysMom
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BookNAround The Spellmans crack me up. 1y
Copwithabook Are you staying hydrated out there?! It‘s HOT!! 1y
DarcysMom @Copwithabook I walk with a camelbak which holds a 2 litre bladder. I drink water like crazy! I couldn't walk in this heat without it. 1y
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DarcysMom
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minkyb A favorite! 1y
DarcysMom @minkyb I am loving it! I am excited that there will be more to listen to. 1y
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jen_hayes7
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Spent some good quality reading/cuddle time with this little girl today. #lennox #catsoflitsy

LiteraryinLititz That‘s an adorable picture! She really does look like she‘s reading intently. 1y
jen_hayes7 @LiteraryinLititz Thank you so much!!!! She seemed to really enjoy ‘turning‘ the pages by tapping the screen with her paw. I hope she forgets that‘s something she can do...😹 1y
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Booksnchill
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Thanks for the tag @RebelReader
1. The Spellman files books especially on audio- sadly finished the last of the 6 this past fall so looking for another!
2. I am currently loving rewatching Deadpool prior to #2 but don‘t tell anyone...
3. Mac n cheese- see 2 above
4. @britt_brooke @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for the tag 😊❤️ 1y
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BookishMe
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Fictional family of dysfunctional detectives. I was so hooked to this series esp with Izzy Spellman that I completed all the books within weeks!

#ReadingResolutions

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Pamwurtzler
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The Spellmans are one of my favorite #fictionalfamilies. Super funny and totally dysfunctional. #ReadingResolutions

actualdisneyprincess I LOVE the Spellmans! 😂 I need to start the series again, it‘s been too long! 1y
Pamwurtzler @actualdisneyprincess 👍🏻 Sounds like a good idea to me!! 1y
BookishMe They are my top choice too for this prompt ;D 1y
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BookishMe
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ItsAngel
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Finished this one over the weekend on audio. Quick and cute. 2nd of the series is waiting in the wings. 🤗

DogEaredBooks I loved this series! Enjoy! 2y
minkyb This series was such a delight. 2y
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Suzze
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I need more of this series!

#scenesfromabook #thatwasfunny

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
Christy2318 I ❤️ The Spellmans. 2y
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Suzze
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I so miss this series! I want more. It‘s been four years since number 6 in the series came out (my copy is called The Last Word, which was worrisome and seemed to wrap up most of the loose ends). I still hold out hope. #six #Novemberbythenumbers

Booksnchill I absolutely loved this series!!! 2y
BibliophileMomma Stacked. 2y
Suzze @Tiffy_Reads Make sure you read the physical books. There are tons of hilarious footnotes. On the ebooks they are harder to see. (edited) 2y
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Pamwurtzler Wait, what? There are 6 books in this series? I‘ve only read 5 of them - I‘ll need to get 2y
Pamwurtzler @Suzze also very true about the physical books. The footnotes are what makes them fun. 2y
Suzze @Pamwurtzler Yes you must! (edited) 2y
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NCNY
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My dog and I loved this book! I ended up reading the whole thing in a day. It's full of offbeat, endearing characters and had a nice mystery plot. And it had a sassy child I ended up loving!

There are five more books in the series. I'm tempted to read all five in a row but am going to save them as treats for myself.

Bette 🐶❤️ 2y
Sace 😍😍😍😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww cute!!! 🐶💕 2y
Demanda What a cutie! 2y
Bklover Oh that cute little face!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Laughterhp
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This was a great book. I really enjoyed this story. It was fun and silly and hilarious. I have been trying to read this book all year and finally was able to settle down and read it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Jess7
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#Hat | #AugustLibrary17 | #TheSpellmanFiles by #LisaLutz | Look 👀 at that #detective 🎩 (hat) on the cover!

Izzy Spellman works for Spellman Investigations, a family-run private detective agency. Invading people's privacy comes naturally to the Spellmans, but when Izzy's parents hire her sister to investigate her new boyfriend, Izzy decides to quit.

DrexEdit Love love love the Spellmans! 💜💜💜😄😄😄 2y
DogEaredBooks Love this series!! 🕵️‍♀️🕶 2y
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Suzze
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This is the best family ever! One of my favorite series, and I so hope she writes more. Tip: don't read these as ebooks. There are so many hilarious footnotes and you want them at the bottom of the page! #Augustgrrrl #familyaffair (Thanks @Cinfhen , now the song is stuck in my head).

AlaMich I loved this series too, but I think she's done with it. 2y
Suzze @AlaMich Yeah, she really wrapped up loose ends in the last one. But I can hope. 💜 2y
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Larkken
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Socks and #shoesoncovers, ha! I adore all Parkes' knitting books, and the other was a random library find. Library to the rescue! Anyone read it? #jubilantjuly

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Mermmilly
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This book made me laugh out loud & had a few jaw dropping twists. I loved every second. Isabel reminded me of a stoner Veronica Mars & I can't think of a better heroine for a mystery book. I can't wait to jump into the next book!

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Mermmilly
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These Spellmans are prettttyyy silly 😝😂

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Mermmilly
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Loving this book so far!! Perfect for a hang in the shade ❤️

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laurenanalepa
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What a strange ending--this is a novel, not a mystery. But it's masquerading as a mystery so convincingly that the ending took me by surprise.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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laurenanalepa
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I put this one down for a long time, and I'm so glad I picked it back up. It's a good night for some hilarious familial dysfunction.

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laurenanalepa
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100 pages in and utterly hooked on this dysfunctional family of private eyes. (I'm generally drawn to anything where the POV character(s) thinks in lists.)

Hollie Spellman is my mother's maiden name! How cool! 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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Please excuse the crappy lighting and the hideous carpet of my childhood bedroom. Also, this post is super late. #RainbowBookStack #17RainbowBooks

EliNeedsMoreShelves I *think* I had this orange carpet in MY childhood bedroom as well. 😮🙈🙃 3y
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Ashley_Morgan
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Charming! I was so glad to discover that this is a series!

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lillinares
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Just a little shout out because I'm loving this book. 💙 #3of24 #sleuths

bookmagic I love the Spellman series! 3y
lillinares @bookmagic I'm loving it too! So funny! 3y
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lillinares
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Some light reading to start off February, because the January books were dense and tough and they made me cry and want to pull my hair out. 👍🏼 #detectivestoriesarethebest #iwishiwereapi #lightreads #februaryreads

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LindsayRuns
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Quick read, and made me want to binge read the rest of the series.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Recommding today the sort of book I'm in the mood for: fast paced; humor well done; with a bit of dysfunctional family thrown in. AND ... if it rings your 🔔, there are five more in the series!!!

Alicia I heard Lisa Lutz at a book festival last year! Can't wait to read this one. 3y
bookandcat Wow didn't know they were up to five! I read one when it first came out and never got to the others! 3y
BeckyLeJ I absolutely adore this series! 3y
mcipher I love those books!! So much fun. 3y
DrexEdit Love the Spellmans! One of those families in literature that you just know exists in real life somewhere! 😊 3y
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Suzze
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The Spellmans epitomize dysfunctional family. But I love them dearly. More, Lisa Lutz, more! #dysfunctionalfamily #photoadaynov16

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Christy2318
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A family of private investigators who often investigate each other. Full of quirky people & funny situations. #dysfunctionalfamily

Octoberwoman Another series that I keep intending to start someday! 3y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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This book is chalk full of #NoseyCharacters! The Spellmans are the nosiest of the nosey! 😂📚💕

#NoseyBookCharacters
#Novemberland

CocoReads ❤️️ the Spellmans! 3y
Suzze I so love them. I hope we see them again. 3y
BeththeBookDragon These are laugh out loud funny!! 3y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Loved these! Have a lot of respect for an author who choses to end a story well rather running series into the ground. 3y
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WendyL
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First up in my #readathon...cleaning can wait

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[DELETED] 2232195534
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#FunFridayPhoto Today's theme is funny books and Lisa Lutz's book, The Spellman Files, immediately came to mind. First in a series, this book stars Izzy Spellman, private investigator, member of a definitely quirky and frankly strange family, lover of Get Smart reruns, so many things! This book went over very well when we discussed it at mystery book group. Pick it up and join in! It's a lot of fun! 😂😂

CherylDeFranceschi Love the Spellmans! 3y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Oh man, I love the Spellmans and their no holds barred snooptastic ways! The baby sister just kills me! 😂📚💖 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 @CherylDeFranceschi Aren't they fun?? @Valkyrie923 I know. So funny!!! 3y
BlogginBoutBooks Such a fun series! I really need to finish it one of these days ... 3y
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ReviewsandReadathons
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My absolute #favbookishsiblings are Isabel and Rae (and David) from Lisa Lutz's Spellman series. They're just crazy and funny and offbeat. Love them! #augustphotochallenge

Suzze The Spellmans are amazing! 3y
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Iceangel9
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Needed a brain break as school is starting and I'm teaching six classes, 3 12th grade and 3 11th grade. This book was just the ticket.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#bookishsquad The Spellman's are the peeps you want in your corner! Sure, you'll have to give up you privacy, but, in exchange you get people who will go to ridiculous lengths for you and you will never be bored! #AugustOfPages

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LaurenReads
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This book was so much fun! Just what I needed and I can't wait to pick up the next one 😀