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Tips for Living
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
On the day Nora discovered that her husband, Hugh, had gotten another woman pregnant, she made a vow: I will come back to life no matter how long it takes...It's taken Nora three years. With the help of her best friend, she fled New York City for a small resort town, snagged a job as the advice columnist for the local paper, and is cautiously letting a new man into her life. But when Hugh and his perfect new family move into a house nearby, Nora backslides. Coping with jealousy, humiliation, and resentment again is as hard as she feared. It's harder still when Hugh and his wife are shot to death in their home.If only Nora could account for the night of the murders. Unfortunately, her memories have gone as dark as her fantasies of revenge. But Nora's not the only one with a reason to kill--and as prime suspect in the crime, she'd better be able to prove it.
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Elizabeth2
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Mehso-so

This book was just okay for me. I found it difficult to get behind the main character. She makes a lot of choices that either made me cringe or roll my eyes. However, the story kept me coming back to see what would happen. I did not figure out who the killer was until the author revealed it, and raced to the finish after that point. I think more could have been done to develop some of the other characters, who were interesting. A low ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

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Elizabeth2
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Reading this one next. My January “Amazon First” pick, 11 months later. 🤷‍♀️

This book will meet my reading goal for 2018 (3 weeks early)! I started working again 2 years ago (after being a SAHM for 17 yrs), and my reading time has suffered. I am excited that I have finally found a work/life balance that includes my love of reading. I have read 11 more books this year than last! 👍🏻 (And I might even get another one in before 2018 closes out!)

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Bamazin
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Canon beach bookstore

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slzbth
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky

Despite reading quite a few harsh, mostly negative, reviews on the plot, the protagonist, and if the book was even worth finishing, I decided to keep reading on and *surprise* I liked it.

I guess my point is: fuck reviews i.e. don‘t always take what other people think too seriously //remember that you have an opinion of your own to form. #tipsforliving

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LittleMummyMe
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Pickpick

I ended up reading this and not listening to any of the audio.

This took me a while to get through, as I sat it down and didn't pick it back up for some time (and I don't know why)

I enjoyed this book. The characters were likeable and I could relate to them. An easy, enjoyable read.

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LittleMummyMe
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Another in my to be read stack. I added narration to my purchase this time.

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RunningMommyCrazy
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
Pickpick

Who killed Nora‘s ex-husband? Was it her? Is it someone framing her? I needed to know!

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Matchkim
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Pickpick

Once this got going I could NOT put it down.

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MonicaAltman
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Pickpick

I just finished this one and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Most importantly, I didn‘t figure out who the killer was until the point the author revealed the identity. Too often murder/mystery books are predictable. Not this one! The scenario was believable and the plot twists were great. Give it a read if you have time in your reading schedule. I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed!

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mellisarock
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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One of my 2018 goals is to take advantage of the books I get in subscriptions. I chose Tips for Living as my January book for being a Amazon Prime Member. I‘ve never taken advantage of this option because if I‘m honest...I don‘t (didn‘t) like ereaders. .
But I‘m starting to see the benefits. Out running errands & forgot my book!
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Do you prefer books or ereaders?
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Check out my amazing handmade wind chime my sister made me. It‘s adorable! ♥️☕️

Bklover I like ereaders when I‘m in bed at night when the light‘s off. I can lie on my side and read with no lights and it doesn‘t bother anyone else. Otherwise I like books. Real books. 📖 2y
rubyslippersreads I like both, though my eyes prefer ebooks. 🤓 2y
DivineDiana Definitely books, but there are times when I need a book in a hurry and with the ereader, I can get it right away! 2y
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CocoReads I prefer books but I‘ve also grown to love my ereaders for travel and bedtime reading. 2y
Bookladylinda I‘m a book girl but I do love reading on my ereader, they are convenient., 2y
KarynGood I read both! I enjoyed The Paris Wife!!! Hope you do too! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Books!!! I have a kindle fire, but rarely use it!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
melyndarae I prefer books but it is easier to read on my kindle in bed lol. But I like the satisfaction of seeing how much of the book is left and turning pages. 2y
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squirrelbrain
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Mehso-so

This was just a ‘nice‘ book, a bit too basic and predictable in places and in others a little bit irritating. It couldn‘t decide if it wanted to be a thriller or a nice safe ‘Aga saga‘.

BookishMe 'Indecisive' book 😅😅 2y
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BlameJennyJane
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Mehso-so

This book was a ‘meh‘ for me. It said suspense... but at no point was I on the edge of my seat. I wasn‘t impressed with the beautiful artist‘s muse turned beautiful-ish middle-aged yoga-attending sleuth. I didn‘t find the protagonist all that likable. And the sexy romance on the side was dull at best. I‘m not a fan of shallow romance detracting from the intended thriller vibe of the story. Not thrilled. The author has some promise, however.

SandyW And right back at you... I have this on my TBR, but now I'm re-thinking. After all, life is to short to read bad fiction 2y
BlameJennyJane @SandyW so true! So true! Too many books, too little time to squander it on a bad read. 2y
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Bookie_Monster
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Current read

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Rachel.Rencher
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Mehso-so

In my opinion, a mystery is only as good as its plot twist. Renee Shafransky's writing style sucked me in, but she also wrote in a lot of unnecessary red herrings that muddled the plot. The "twist" at the end felt anti-climactic, but the book as a whole was still enjoyable.

I haven't read a newer mystery in a long time where I felt the end wasn't disappointing. I felt the same way about Since We Fell, Final Girls, The Girl on the Train, etc. ?

Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher dang I was hoping that you were going to like it more, at least there is always another book to read! 📚😀 2y
squirrelbrain Ooh I‘m about 70% through this on my Kindle - and so far I‘m finding it all a bit ‘meh‘ too. I shan‘t finish it tomorrow as I have to drive to work rather than catching the train, but hopefully Tuesday.... 2y
Rachel.Rencher @squirrelbrain Let me know what you think! 🤓 2y
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BookishMe I am getting irritated with red herrings thrown in for plot twists for the sake of it... Hoping to read a thriller as satisfying as 2y
Rachel.Rencher @BookishMe Ooh, thanks for the recommendation! That's exactly how I feel. I want the mystery to be thought out, not just really convenient for the main character at the end. The killer should have to put some work in. 😂 2y
BookishMe @Rachel.Rencher lol... Swanson's killer certainly did! I suppose Gone Girl certainly raised the bar for plot twists, if you ask me. So far nothing has been as jaw dropping as that 2y
Rachel.Rencher @BookishMe That's what I was just saying to my husband! Gillian Flynn and Agatha Christie set the bar really high 2y
BookishMe Agatha Christie is unparalleled! @Rachel.Rencher 2y
squirrelbrain @Rachel.Rencher - well, I‘ve finished it now and I still think it was just so-so. It‘s the kind of book I would recommend to my MIL, who likes nice, safe ‘books to read on the beach‘. And I agree @BookishMe, the supposed plot twists were annoying me too, it was a bit novel writing 101. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @squirrelbrain That's exactly how I felt! I think my MIL would love it, too 😂 2y
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sunlitshelf
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Looking for something to read next, interested on this one. What do you think?🤔

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bookloo
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My current reads for the week! The real surprise here is Tips for Living— A woman‘s cheating ex-husband and mistress (now wife) are shot to death in their bed. Did she do it? Typical mystery/thriller storyline, but it‘s surprisingly good. Also the narrator is hilarious and very interesting. I keep reaching for it to see what happens next! ♥️

By the way, Red Clocks is our #botmbuddyread ‘s May selection! If you can wait, join us then! ☺️

Teia Sounds like my kind of book! I'll have to put it on my tbr list!! 2y
Godmotherx5 Tips for Living sounds like the Betty Broderick case. 2y
bookloo @Teia Haha! Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. ☺️ 2y
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bookloo @Godmotherx5 Well now I obviously have to research this case. If it‘s anything like this, it must be interesting. 😮 2y
Godmotherx5 I saw two books on Litsy about her. I know she was denied parole about a year ago. Forsaking All Others is an older book. The “newest” release is just called “Betty Broderick”. 2y
TheBookHippie I remember when this happened!!! I've read all the books watched the miniseries and the movie 😂😂📖fascinating story. 2y
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UglyOldBat
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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Anyone get a Kindle first this month?

Pamwurtzler I got the same one. 2y
UglyOldBat @Pamwurtzler Are you enjoying it? 2y
Pamwurtzler I haven‘t started it yet. What about you? 2y
UglyOldBat @Pamwurtzler I haven't either 😔 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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You know you're a bookworm the only thing that can keep you entertained at the gym is a book. 😂 I hate wearing earbuds because they fall out, and if I don't do anything then I just end up staring around the room, creeping people out and watching the seconds tick by.

In other news, this book is fabulous so far. I feel like if I were ever in Nora's situation (which I better never be) I'd probably be having similar thoughts as her. 😅

Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher you're adorable, and I'm proud of you for going to the gym! 🏋😀 2y
Cortg You go girl! I usually do a class or I don‘t go. I need to be a self starter and do my own workout. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Cortg Awh thanks! 😊Don't be fooled, though, this totally isn't easy for me to do. I quit my Zumba and spin classes last year, so I'm doing everything I can to make it enjoyable. So far, e books seem to do the trick 👌 2y
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Jess7 I listen to audio books when I run, and read my kindle when I‘m doing the bike. 🤗🤗 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Jess7 Yeah I was getting a little dizzy trying to read and run, but that just makes it more exciting 😂 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Being able to read is what motivates me to get on the treadmill. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @bookish22 So glad I'm not the only one 😂 2y
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JessClark78
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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My #AmazonFirstReads pick for January.

MatchlessMarie I picked this one too! 2y
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Elizabeth2
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My choice for this month‘s Amazon First Reads. If you‘re an Amazon Prime member, make sure you‘re taking advantage of this benefit!

bookloo Thanks for the reminder! I always forget. 😬 2y
Elizabeth2 @bookloo Me too! I saw posts about Book of the Month, and it reminded me to check out this month‘s First Reads choices. Figured there were others that could use the reminder! 😉 2y
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jacqui1652
Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky

January's Kindle First pick #amazonprime #kindlefirst.

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Rachel.Rencher
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@Drnkpnkprincess Thanks for the tip about Amazon First Reads! I'd never heard of it before, but I just got a free Kindle book that sounds really fascinating! 🤓

If you have a prime membership, go check it out! 👉 https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/firstreads

Alfoster Oh, I just got that one too!😍 2y
Lucas.Rencher I'm really excited to read this! 📚😀 2y
squirrelbrain I just chose that one too! @Alfoster 2y
kamoorephoto Me three/four! 2y
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Tips for Living | Renee Shafransky
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#FirstReads from Amazon Kindle I choose this one, sounds gripping. What did you pick?

shendrix413 I was torn between this one and Punishment, I settled on Punishment... We will have to compare and see if we made the right choices! 😁 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @shendrix413 yes we will have to do that. Although, I always seem to be behind it might take me a while to get to it. 2y
shendrix413 @bookish22 😂 same here! 2y
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Lwiesman I picked Not Perfect. 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @Lwiesman that was the other one I was looking at but this one pulled me in a little more. Curious to see what you think of Not Perfect. 2y
JessClark78 I‘m thinking about picking this one. 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @JessClark78 it hooked me with the description. Here‘s to hoping it‘s good 🤞 2y
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Felso
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January‘s Kindle First pick

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