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Birthdays Can Be Murder | Joyce Cato
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When travelling cook Jenny Starling is asked to cater a birthday party for a pair of well-heeled twins, she doesn't expect to find herself in the midst of a shocking murder. However, when she does, she is compelled to uncover the truth. When it comes to someone adding the extra ingredient of poison to her own precious recipes, Jenny isn't going to take it lying down. She has a reputation to protect - and she won't stop until the real culprit is found....
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The Birthday Book Tag! Because today is my birthday I thought it would be fun to do this tag!! Any birthday is a great one if I can talk all about books on my day! I‘d love to know your answers to any of these questions. 📚🎂🎉


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Holy cow @Kaye thanks for all the loot! Especially all the new books! I have Educated on hold at the library but I think I‘m #55 on the list. And I‘ve never heard of the Bugliosi book you sent. Good thing we don‘t have anywhere to go this long weekend and the weather is supposed to be great so I can spend lots of hours in my hammock with all these books. ❤️

Kaye You‘re welcome. Hope you have a great birthday 🎂 13mo
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Birthday presents from my bestie. The one on the right is a drawing of Hermione Granger, and the one on the left says, “We read so we know we‘re not alone.” The girl in the pic is reading a copy of Anne of Green Gables. ❤️❤️❤️

BookishMe What fantastic choice! 😍💕😍 13mo
Kmmsellers I‘m so glad you like them! 13mo
LikelyLibrarian @BookishMe @Kmmsellers They‘re perfect. Two of my all-time favorite female characters 😊 13mo
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My birthday is in a few weeks. There are a lot of queer books on my TBR that I'd like to get because of them not being at the library, but I can't ask my parents to buy me queer books. They'd never go for it 😞 So pls ask your local library to consider buying a queer book you notice is missing so that queer folks can have access to queer content. For some of us the library is our only resource. Thank u

jpmcwisemorgan Will they get mad if you receive queer books? Is it better for them to be digital? 2y
GypsyKat Can‘t you request them from your library? Like, my local library is very small so it doesn‘t have a lot, but it‘s part of the county system so I could request just about anything. Have you tried that at all? 2y
queerbookreader @GypsyKat I mean the county system, all the libraries combined. None of them are great with getting queer books. My library is probably the worst 🙄 but when there is a queer book available somewhere else I usually just go to that branch and get it 2y
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queerbookreader @jpmcwisemorgan they don't know I have queer books cos I hide the spines so they can't see them on my shelf. Digital books would definitely be more discreet!! But I've been unemployed for a while so I can't afford to buy books which is why I use the library so much and have to rely on getting books as gifts for my birthday and Xmas and stuff 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Ok if you‘re willing to send me an email at mcwisemorgan@gmail.com with your preferred digital format (Kindle, Nook, etc.) and your top choices that you‘re dying to have I want to send you a book or two for your birthday. 2y
queerbookreader @jpmcwisemorgan Jesus really thank you omg 2y
GypsyKat @queerbookreader I‘m sorry, that really sucks. 🙁 2y
Mindelan I know this isn‘t a book, but Cameron Esposito (a queer comedian) does a weekly podcast called Queery where she interviews other GLBTQ+ folks. It‘s not fiction, but the conversations are amazing and mind blowing and give a sense of community, and it‘s free.(Forgive me if you know it already, I just love it) I‘m sorry it‘s hard to get access to queer media :( 2y
Weaponxgirl Have you looked at scribd? Whilst the catalogues are different in different countries I read Janet mock on there and there is usually a good selection of queer books. Since u can read on phone or tablet it should be easier to hide. 2y
xicanti I also recommend Scribd. There's a monthly or yearly fee after your trial period, but maybe you could ask for a year's subscription as a birthday gift if you don't mention that it's chock full of queer books. Lots of queer indie authors put their stuff on there, and many traditional queer publishers also participate. 2y
queerbookreader @Weaponxgirl @xicanti I've never heard of scribd!! I'll go check it out thank you guys so much 2y
Weaponxgirl Yes, it's a huge variety and good value. Audiobooks as well as ebooks. Books on feminism, race aswel as lots of fiction. Only thing against I find is it can be hard to navigate 2y
TheKidUpstairs Does your library give you access to Overdrive (basically a library for digital books)? Might be something good to check out! What type of e-reader/ electronic reading platform do you use? 2y
TheKidUpstairs Also, I'm sorry that your parents won't help you access queer books. But I hope you know that you've got a community here that has your back! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Hehehe!!! Well, that was fun. Happy birthday! 🎈🎁🎉 2y
queerbookreader @TheKidUpstairs my library system does use overdrive, but they only get digital copies of books they also have in print! Never just digital copies. I also have access to NYPL's overdrive which has been a lifesaver 😭 I use my iPad so I use kindle, iBooks, comixology, and Adobe digital reader for my arcs. Do you use hoopla? I use a friend's account but the queer content hasn't been overwhelming or anything 2y
TheKidUpstairs @queerbookreader what's your email address? 2y
TheKidUpstairs @queerbookreader and what's on the top of your birthday list? 2y
queerbookreader @TheKidUpstairs my email is claire.ladelia@gmail.com 2y
TheKidUpstairs @queerbookreader I tried to gift you a Kindle copy of a Canadian queer book that's supposed to be great, but because I'm in Canada I couldn't get it to you. So I've sent you an Amazon e- gift certificate so you can buy one for yourself. Feel free to get whatever you want with it, but if you're interested the one I was going to send you was 2y
queerbookreader @TheKidUpstairs IVE HEARD OF THAT BOOK like once a while ago 2y
queerbookreader @TheKidUpstairs thank you so much. So so so much. I'm gonna cry 2y
TheKidUpstairs @queerbookreader you're very welcome. Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Spread the word. If you want to wish me happy birthday you might have to find me on Twitter. 😉

Caroline2 Ohhh and so it begins!! 😲 2y
TrishB Happy birthday in advance 🎉🎉 I‘m not on Twitter! 2y
arlenefinnigan @TrishB hehehehe ta 😊 2y
Cinfhen Same @TrishB #birthdaylove ❤️🎈🎁 2y
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Thanks for making my birthday special @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dariazeoli and @Captivatedbybooks ❤️ I love getting birthday mail!

PurpleyPumpkin Aww, happy birthday! 🎂 2y
minkyb Happy Birthday‼️ 2y
AmyG Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 2y
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TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 2y
Cathythoughts Happy Birthday! 🎉 what beautiful cards ♦️ (edited) 2y
mabell I hope you had a very happy birthday! 🎉 2y
emilyhaldi 💝 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Happy Birthday!🎈🎉🎂 2y
jfalkens Happy birthday! 2y
Izai.Amorim Happy birthday! 😜 2y
Kaye Oh I like the card with the stars on it. Very pretty ! ✨ ⭐️ 🌟 💫 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Ash11hope Happy Birthday!!! 😄💖 2y
AmandaL Happy birthday 🎊 🎉 2y
DivineDiana Wishing you a year filled with fantastic books ! 🎉📚🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola So sweet!! 2y
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Thank you @Captivatedbybooks for the lovely birthday card! What a nice surprise when I got home from work.

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Some literary birthday humour for my little sister @CarlyQuinn :)

CAnne Happy birthday @CarlyQuinn !🎂🎈🎉 2y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂📚🎉🎂📚🎉 @CarlyQuinn 😊 2y
Bookzombie Happy Birthday @CarlyQuinn ! 🎉⭐️🦄🎂 2y
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Pamwurtzler Happy birthday @CarlyQuinn 2y
GripLitGrl Happy birthday @CarlyQuinn 🎂🎈🎉 2y
julesG Happy Birthday @CarlyQuinn 2y
CarlyQuinn Hahaha thanks everyone! @RaimeyGallant @CAnne @rubyslippersreads @Bookzombie @Pamwurtzler @GripLitGrl @julesG you all rock! “What are you doing to celebrate?” you might ask. Leaving work with an awesome review from my boss and going home to read! 👌🏻🙋🏼‍♀️🎂📚 2y
vividandromeda Happy birthday @CarlyQuinn !! 😸 2y
Jas16 Happy birthday @CarlyQuinn 🎂🎉🎈 2y
Eggs Happy Birthday! @CarlyQuinn 2y
Krinak Happy birthday!!! @CarlyQuinn 🎉🎉🎉 2y
rubyslippersreads @CarlyQuinn A perfect Litten birthday celebration! 2y
DivineDiana @CarlyQuinn Wishing you a year filled with books! 👏🏻📚🎉 2y
CaitlinR Love this. 2y
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Today is not only my birthday but everyone's FAVORITE national holiday, National Book Lover's Day!!! Tell your bosses today that Jess Guinan gave you an extra celebratory hour for lunch today!! 😉 #nodontdothat #NationalBookLoversDay #happybirthdaytoME #August9

Yeah_I_Read Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎊🎁🎂 and happy national book lovers day!!! 2y
IamIamIam @Yeah_I_Read Thank you so much!! 😙😙 2y
Angitron Happy birthday! 2y
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IamIamIam @Angitron Thank you so much! 😙😙 2y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 2y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 2y
IamIamIam @JessClark78 @rubyslippersreads Thanks so much!! 😚😚😚 2y
LauraBeth Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
IamIamIam @LauraBeth Thanks so much! 😄😄 2y
Karkar Hope you have a great birthday! 🎂🎂🎈🎈 2y
IamIamIam @Karkar Thanks so much!! 😚😚 2y
readinginthedark What a perfect birthday! Did you have a book cake? 😊🎉🎂 2y
IamIamIam Haha, I did not, @readinginthedark but I got several books as gifts AND my husband made me a Harry Potter plaque for the house with the house number on it!! 😚😚😚 2y
readinginthedark Oh, well that makes up for it! Sounds perfect! Happy Birthday! 2y
CareBear Happy, happy birthday!! 🎈 2y
IamIamIam @CareBear Thanks so much!!! 😄😄 2y
diovival Sounds like you had a good one! 2y
IamIamIam @diovival Thank you! I really did!! 😄😄 2y
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