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Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line | Rob Thomas
From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon "Veronica Mars," comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off. Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case. Now it's spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person's case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica's past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined. In "Veronica Mars," Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who's part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, "The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line" will keep you guessing until the very last page.
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GidgetsTreasures75
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9-1-22: My August Book Wrap Up Part 1! I had to make 2 collages! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖🎉

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-2-22: My 74th finished book of 2022! Book 1 in the Veronica Mars series. It‘s Spring Break in Neptune, California, and the college kids have come from far and wide to celebrate. When a girl goes missing Veronica is hired to find her. Fans of the show will love this return to Veronica and her fun cast of characters: her dad Keith, boyfriend Logan and friends Mac and Wallace. It kept me guessing until the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣7️⃣4️⃣

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#BikiniDay 👙 ☀️ #JulyJam 🪷🌱🌹

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

wanderinglynn I love Veronica Mars! ❤️ 5mo
Eggs Perfect 👙💗 5mo
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eeclayton
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
(1) Tulips, but I really love every flower 😊
(2) The tagged book takes place during spring break. I enjoyed it, but not as much as the TV show.

Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author 😊

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 8mo
melissajayne Love Veronica Mars too. 8mo
eeclayton @melissajayne Ah, a fellow marshmallow 😊 8mo
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AutumnRLS
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Finally (!) finished The Good House. I struggled with that one all the way through. When the plot was moving, it was too scary. When it wasn't, the pacing was difficult. But honestly, I think I was the one with the issue this time, not the book. Looking forward to listening to Veronica Mars in time for my podcast to cover the books. I loved the show. So here goes... maybe this will help the reading slump I've fallen into.

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Conservio
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Loved both of these! I highly recommend the tv series, movie, and book 1. Can‘t wait for book 2 to become available at my library.

#detective #veronicamars #mystery

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Clwojick
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June was a fantastic reading month for me! I read a total of 107 books, including audiobooks, physical books from my shelf, comics/graphics, and picture books. Out of these 107 books, 37 of them matched the #ReadYourSign Scorpio prompts. Veronica Mars being the book which covered the most Scorpio prompts. I had so much fun with this event, and hope to do it again next year. 🖤

ItsAnotherJen 😲😲😲 2y
AkashaVampie Wow!!!!! 2y
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks 😂😂😂 Out of 107 books read in June, 0 of those were #BookSpin books. My bad 😅 2y
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Meaw_catlady So pretty !!! Wow !! (edited) 2y
JillsBookshelf You read 107 books in one month? Wow, keep it up! ❤️ 2y
Yuki_Onna 😲 Whattt???!!!??? 107 books in ONE month??? Magic. Pure magic. 2y
PaperbackPirate Wow! Congratulations! 👏 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You are a reading queen! I bow down to your majesty. 👏👏👏 2y
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cdreincarnate
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Every bit as entertaining as the show. I highly recommend it to fans.

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JoyBlue
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Read by Kristen Bell, the book was almost as good as watching the series! I added the second in the series to my Overdrive wish list.

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wondrwoman
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Couldn't stop reading. I loved how it felt like I was watching the series.

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Johanna414

The book list I didn‘t know I needed! I‘ve read a few, but my TBR keeps growing...

https://lithub.com/11-books-to-read-if-youre-an-adult-who-loves-veronica-mars/

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ReadingSusan
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Read two VM books and watched the new eight episodes in two and a half days. I wonder why I had a migraine this afternoon 🤣🤣

Laughterhp Ahh I‘m still trying to catch up on the series before I watch the new season! I‘m currently on season 2! 3y
ReadingSusan @Laughterhp let me know what you think when you finish. 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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Logan has always made my #heartbeat a little fast. Now it is heartbroken. #lilithjuly

Eyelit Omg. I just finished the new series last night. 💔😢 3y
TheLudicReader I wish there was a way to ‘broken heart‘ this post. 😭 3y
Chrissyreadit @Eyelit @TheLudicReader I‘m glad others get it. 3y
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Lauredhel
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I can't have been the only one caught flat footed when the season dropped early! Time to binge these novels first. But can I resist temptation?

jmtrivera I'm still mid-rewatch! Very inconsiderate of them not to have given me enough binge time! 😂 😂 😂 3y
Lauredhel @jmtrivera 😂😂 3y
Lauram I didn‘t know! I‘m nearly through the first episode. I‘ve been distracted by books. 3y
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TheLudicReader
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Any other Veronica Mars fans out there? A friend from the Buffy fandom recommended I give this show a go and I‘ve watched the first three seasons and the movie over the last couple weeks. I am three episodes into season 4 and I just had run out and get these books. I haven‘t been this obsessed since my BtVS days. #Logan&Veronica4eva

DeeLew I‘m on episode 7. What did we say about trying to watch one episode at a time?? I can‘t stop 🤣🤣 Imagine if they could bring back Buffy too??? ❤️ 3y
TheLudicReader @DeeLew sadly I don‘t think Angel has aged quite as well as Logan Echolls has. 😁 3y
DeeLew @TheLudicReader so true. Logan has the six-pack going that‘s for sure 😅😉 3y
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DeeLew @TheLudicReader did you finish the season?? 😭😭😭 3y
TheLudicReader @DeeLew I just finished a few minutes ago and I can‘t even....I inadvertently spoiled myself this morning while writing my review of the books, so I knew it was coming, but I am soooooo sad. 3y
DeeLew @TheLudicReader I accidentally saw a spoiler too and I‘m kind of glad I did. Long time fans are NOT happy. I am incredibly sad about that ending but I‘m even more worried that it will prevent a season 5 from happening. I know that everyone, including Hulu would have been on board to continue but a lot of people say they won‘t watch. We will see. In the meantime I‘m going to start over with season 1. 🙂❤️ 3y
TheLudicReader @DeeLew I am pretty devastated. It just seems cruel. 😢 I am rewatching from the beginning, too. Just a couple episodes into season two. I would watch another season, but I won‘t be happy about it. 😑 3y
DeeLew @TheLudicReader I agree, it was a cruel and unnecessary plot twist. I think when I rewatch that final episode I will stop at the wedding and pretend it ends there. 😭 3y
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KatieDid927
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Doing a little reread before the new Hulu reboot! I read it years ago but never read Mr. Kiss-And-Tell, which is up next.

#SeriesRead @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 🤩 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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Hi hello yes I am getting antsy for the new VM series why do you ask? But really, this was a fun quick read. As much intrigue and as many quips and twists as I expect from Veronica Mars. Could've done with some more Logan and a bit more action tbh, but what can you do?

wanderinglynn Love VM! And I‘m super excited for the new series! 👍🏻❤️ 3y
Bookcation74 I always can go for more Logan 😉❤️ 3y
DeeLew I can‘t wait for the new VM!! ❤️❤️ 3y
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MallenNC
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I know this Rob Thomas is not the singer but it always tickles me to think of them as the same person. I think Carlos Santana probably likes Veronica Mars. #Smooth #SongsofSummer

OriginalCyn620 😂😂😂 3y
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razmanda
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Mehso-so

I love everyone involved with this show and this book. I just want to get that out of the way because I think it‘s my deep abiding fandom that has me feeling a little disappointed. I think the disconnect is the third person narrator instead of Veronica herself. I‘m so used to seeing this world through her lens, and this tonal shift creates a distance I‘m not used to.

TLDR: it‘s fine, but it‘ll only make you miss the show more if you‘re a fan.

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theladygreer
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Fellow Veronica Mars fans, rejoice! Listening to Kristen Bell narrate this audiobook while you drive is like having Veronica ride shotgun. Great to tide us over while we wait for the new miniseries (or "TV event" or whatever they call it.) #fridaylistens

VioletBramble I don't do audiobooks because at some point I always stop paying attention. I've been thinking about listening to these because it would be like watching the show. Maybe that free Audible preview Amazon is always bugging me to try would work for this. 4y
theladygreer @VioletBramble Definitely worth a try! I get mine from the library with the Overdrive app. 4y
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AnneFindsJoy
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for #booked2019 #femaledetective - With Kristen Bell narrating this , it takes you right back to the tv series and movie! Easy breezy listening joy! Picks up with Veronica back in Neptune as a pi . There‘s a second book too, but the audio is not narrated by Kristen 😭

Cinfhen Never watched the series but she‘s adorable!! 4y
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Traci1
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I've never actually seen Veronica Mars, but I think Kristin Bell is adorable, and she does a phenomenal job narrating this. The story itself was really entertaining, sort of noir lite. It made me want to watch the show. I've got the second in the series on my wish list, but for some reason Bell doesn't narrate that one so I may go with the print version for that.

Only 7 hours to go for #24in48. I think I can make it.
@24in48

faelinwolf I highly recommend the show! 😀 4y
Traci1 @faelinwolf do you know if it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime? 4y
faelinwolf I don't know. 😔 I have it on DVD & always just watch it that way! 4y
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Birdsong28 Loved the TV series!!! Will have to look into this especially as she is narrating 😀📚📖 4y
daniwithtea It is on Hulu - and there‘s about to be a new series! 4y
EastWind76 I love Veronica Mars! You're just hitting my fandoms all over the place! 😁 4y
Traci1 @daniwithtea oh yay! Thanks for the heads up. 4y
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TheJuj
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A fun, easy read! Dialogue reads so true to all of the favorite characters from the show.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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#HumpDayPost @MinDea
1. Veronica Mars is the best TV show of all time! #Marshmallow
2. Job hunting and holiday visits with friends and family.
3. I‘m always looks for good Urban Fantasy recommendations!
4. Sleeping the sleep of the dearly departed.
5. Flying Pig slippers.

Chrissyreadit Love Veronica Mars ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Doughtah ♥️♥️ aww man, i totally forgot about this show!! Def a great one! For recs: i enjoyed all of Holly Black‘s faery books and an older one i loved was 4y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Chrissyreadit @Doughtah VM is the best! And they‘re bringing it back! War for the Oaks is one of my absolute favorites and I can‘t get enough of Holly Black‘s faeries! 4y
Doughtah @ValkyrieAndHerBooks ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️💫💫💫💫💫💫 Heck yeah!!!! To all of ur comment!! 4y
Chrissyreadit @ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Doughtah War ForThe Oaks is a good recommendation! I enjoyed that book too! 4y
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Jimheskett
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Can‘t imagine not doing audiobook version. Almost done, very good so far

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Jimheskett
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The audio version is read by Kristen bell. #nostalgia

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Traci1
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Went a bit mad this morning with Audible's 2 for 1 sale. #NoRegrets

bookishbitch I love your avatar! 4y
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MinDea
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OMG! I. Can. Not. Wait! 😱😱😱😱

Anyone else a Veronica Mars fan?

TK421 I loved that show! 4y
CoffeeK8 I love this show too! I can‘t wait for the reboot! 4y
Bookcation74 I‘m sooooo excited! 4y
tonyahoswalt I'm so excited! 4y
TheKidUpstairs YAAAAASSSS!!! 🤸‍♀️💃🎉🎉🎉🎆🎉🎆🎉🎍 (I'm just a wee bit excited...) 4y
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RachLovesTV
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A super fun mystery featuring my favorite teenage sleuth, all grown up. The mystery wasn't the most difficult to figure out, but there were some twists and turns, and I really enjoyed seeing Veronica's evolving relationships with her dad and mom. Pretty much the only part I didn't like is how far Veronica and Logan are from one another, how little Logan is in the book, and any doubts Veronica might be having. The audio is read by Kristen Bell! 👌

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amb
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Took an audio walk in the woods with #VeronicaMars and my dog this morning. I‘m catching up with my favorite formerly teen sleuth before she returns to action in the Hulu revival next year.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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A wondered why there hadn‘t been any new Veronica Mars books lately, they are getting a revival on Hulu, that‘s probably why!!!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thewrap.com/veronica-mars-revival-jason-dohring...

saresmoore I‘m so happy about this! 4y
wanderinglynn This makes my day! Yay! 🎉😀 4y
AlaMich @saresmoore @wanderinglynn I just heard a very interesting interview with Kristen Bell on Marc Maron‘s podcast, WTF. Episode 951, if you want to catch it. She seems like such a cool person. (edited) 4y
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Bookish_B
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Yay!! 🎉🎉 Anyone else a fan?

Well-ReadNeck 🙋🏽‍♀️🎉 4y
Bookcation74 This news was literally the best thing of my week!!! I‘m sooooooo excited! 4y
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MirrorMask
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A long time ago, we used to be friends
But I haven't thought of you lately at all
Come on now, sugar
Bring it on, bring it on, yeah
Just remember me when
We used to be friends a long time ago
We used to be friends -- The Dandy Warhols

I‘m a long time Veronica Mars fan, so when I heard about the revival on Hulu I decided it was time to catch up on VM. Continued in Comments….

MirrorMask I initially started reading this book back in 2014 after watching the movie, but the sudden appearance of a character made me stop reading it. After being away from Neptune for 9 years, she comes back and encounters pretty much everyone from her past. If Duncan shows up in the next book, I‘m going to abandon 4y
MirrorMask I‘m glad I kept up with it, but I‘m disappointed that I didn‘t get my LoVe fix (that‘s Logan and Veronica fyi). However, I did enjoy her interactions with her Keith, Wallace, Mac, and even Dick lol. I also really liked the main storyline with the missing girls. I hope they keep the seasons and the mysteries short in the revival. 4y
night_shift I'm SO stoked about the revival! I read both these books and loved them, but I'm a little biased. I've rewatched the entire series like four times. So. 🤣 4y
MirrorMask @UnidragonFrag I'm right there with you!!!! 🤣 4y
hermyknee @MirrorMask @UnidragonFrag I didn‘t know about the revival! I LOVED Veronica Mars! I went and saw the movie when it came out ♥️ I‘ll have to check this out now that I know it exists! 4y
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daniwithtea
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This was fantastic. I didn‘t realize how much I missed these characters until I listened to this. I have a half-complaint that there wasn‘t enough Logan, but at the same time I love that we got Veronica and not just LoVe.

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FeatherV
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Listening to this book made me so nostalgic I had to bust out the dvds and start watching the series again #2018 #yearofbooks #veronicamars #favoriteshow #loveit

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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🕵🏻‍♂️ #EmojiMadness 🕵🏼‍♀️ #VeronicaMars

#BookNerd 💙📚

jmtrivera I wish there were more of these books! 5y
wanderinglynn How I loved that show! 5y
krismarie_7 These books were so good!! 5y
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Becca.in.a.book
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Video games and audiobooks! Another awesome Sunday ❤️❤️❤️

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thebookmagpie
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It's 3.30 here and I'm finally getting the chance to sit down and read for #24in48. I doubt I'll make it to 24 hours now but it'll be nice to see how much I can get in 😊

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jjjinglis
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Really fills the #veronicamars sized hole in my heart. Kristen Bell reads the audiobook! Set post-movie.

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TofuandBooks
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I fan girl‘d out listening to Kristen Bell. Great if you‘re a fan, like I am. At times I was a little bored and I missed Logan in it. But overall I liked it. Surprising end.

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rebecca_lib
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Getting out of the back-to-school reading slump! I am so here for Kristen Bell's narration. #marshmallow

inmegslibrary How did I not know about this?! #shelved 5y
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rach_simone
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I connected to Veronica Mars immediately. I love the show, the movie and the books! I'm a marshmallow. #UncannyOctober #YourFictionalBestFriend

DeeLew Yesssssss! Love VM! I've watched all three seasons multiple times, love the movie, and I love the books. 5y
DeeLew @rach_simone Did you do the Kickstarter thing? 5y
rach_simone @DeeLew yes! I went to the NY premiere with a friend. Did you? 5y
writerlibrarian Yes. 💖 5y
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MarriedtoMrT
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Would selecting Veronica Mars be cheating since she‘s a TV character first? #BooksToTheRescue

ValkyrieAndHerBooks Absolutely not cheating! This was actually my first Audible book! Lol, and Marshmallows stick together! Team Mars, all the way!🖤✨ 5y
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beccaeve
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I mostly listened to the audiobook despite having a the book in paperback already. The audio is read by Kristen Bell, which made the whole thing perfection. I'm a total #Marshmallow though so I'm biased.

MCYmermaid Oooh, great motivation to select the audio option! 5y
wonga these are so great! wish they'd write more 5y
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beccaeve
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About to take a mini road trip. I'm not sure which audiobook will end up winning. I'm leaning toward Veronica Mars... It seems like a good day for a campy mystery.

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