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The Psychology of Time Travel
The Psychology of Time Travel | Kate Mascarenhas
1967: Four female scientists invent a time-travel machine. They are on the cusp of fame: the pioneers who opened the world to new possibilities. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril... 2017: Ruby knows her beloved Granny Bee was a pioneer, but they never talk about the past. Though time travel is now big business, Bee has never been part of it. Then they receive a message from the future a newspaper clipping reporting the mysterious death of an elderly lady... 2018: When Odette discovered the body she went into shock. Blood everywhere, bullet wounds, flesh. But when the inquest fails to answer any of her questions, Odette is frustrated. Who is this dead woman that haunts her dreams? And why is everyone determined to cover up her murder?
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Beachesnbooks
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April TBR! (I think) I'm planning on participating in #tometopple , where you read books over 500 pages, and Dewey's 24-hour readathon later this month. We'll see what I get to! #tbr

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Beachesnbooks
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Had a migraine today so I've mostly been listening to the audiobook of The Psychology of Time Travel, a murder mystery with a time travel twist. I really like it! Luckily I perked up enough to make some ravioli for dinner. #20in4 #readathon

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emmalouise1
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Pickpick

Having looked up reviews for this one I was a bit sceptical. However I really really enjoyed it . A story of strong female leads and time travel, a murder mystery and a little romance. Not my usual choice of genre but a book I will be returning to in the future 🥰 5 stars for me ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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JackOBotts
Mehso-so

2.5⭐️ - this was a quick read, but just not my cup of tea. I liked seeing how the stories overlapped with one another, but didn‘t feel overly invested. #doublespin for January - now I can delete it from my Kindle. 🤷🏻‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Kenyazero
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book, and wasn't expecting to because I don't seem to like speculative fiction. It had a really interesting exploration of time travel and the rules governing travelers. I also thought the characters were interesting and I'm always delighted to find queer representation in random books I pick up. I grabbed this as a Hoopla Bonus Borrow last month. #LGBTQ #TimeTravel #SpeculativeFiction

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emmalouise1
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Really looking forward to diving into this one . Also how gorgeous is this cover 😍

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KayleighCreativeWorld
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Pickpick

My partner read this book and isn't a big reader but when he told me how much he loved this book, of course I had to read it! Bloody incredible, granted I don't know how the candybox returned to the place it did at the end of the book (please can someone explain it??) The rest of the plot was gripping. I found the time lines easier to follow than I thought and my god was I desperate to find out what happened to Margaret 5 Stars all the way!

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TheEllieMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 71
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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ReaderLiz
Panpan

I had high hopes for this book, but was sadly disappointed. It jumps forwards and backwards in time (which I have enjoyed in books in the past) and flits from one character to another with complete disregard for the reader. I was left trying to work out what on earth is going on. It does make an attempt to explain the reasoning behind why things are able to happen, but in a complicated and seemingly meaningless manor. Not one I would recommend.

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BestDogDad
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Panpan

I was intrigued with this novel initially but as time went on the plot started going awry. It became less about time travel and the central mystery and more about relationships, and my interest started to wane early.

The further I got the more convoluted and nonsensical for me and I just stopped caring about the characters. The central mystery was eventually solved but by then I was just sick of everything.

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TheEllieMo
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When my partner asked how I knew I hadn‘t read the tagged book in another dimension, I told him that if we were going down that route, then thanks to time travel, I have read it, but I‘ve read it in about 2 weeks time. And the Siri made the most sensible statement of the whole debate....

Bette 😆🤣 2y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#35 just now realizing that this is a work of fiction so unfortunately it will not count towards my goodreads goal of reading “smart books” 🙇🏻‍♀️ but I‘m still going to enjoy it and If I could time travel right now I‘d still go to a Nirvana concert and mosh while Kurt Cobain sang his heart out 🖤

Caffeinated_Reader That was awesome. Yes the way the book was edited made it annoying to read at times, but, it was worth finishing. For a time traveling book of fiction I thought it was well done. It didn‘t end like a dream or in any way I thought it might, which was wonderful. 2y
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Nutmegnc
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Starting this one...

BkClubCare YAY! Lots of pie... 2y
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charl08
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'You passed the information on,' Ruby said. 'You've committed treason. Aren't you worried about being executed?'
'Me?' Her eyes were wide. 'I died of a brain haemorrhage this morning, remember? Nobody's going to execute me.'

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Pickpick

It's a weird fluke that I picked this up on the first weekend in a while where my mental health was just horrible. It's less about time travel and more about a murder mystery, how complex relationships get with time travel, and how businesses and companies handle mental health. It's a medium to slower pace so it may not be for everyone and it's definitely not a high sci-fi time travel book but I did really enjoy this.

pythoness I genuinely loved how the author handled the mental health aspect of this book, tbh? It felt very real, to me. And the whole book in general was damn good, really. 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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Pickpick

I liked this book, but I did not love it. It was fun, character driven, almost 100% female, LGBTQ representation, and a fun genre crossing premise of mystery and sci fi elements. I did not love how some things were over simplified or “given” to work in the story. @cobwebmoth this will be heading back to you in next couple days. I really enjoyed this #LMPBC group and appreciated reading with all of you!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I got some reading done today! Review to come

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Chrissyreadit
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@cobwebmoth starting this tonight. Prepared to take notes. This is what it feels like to have time to read and no assignments due....(until Wed.) #lmpbc

Alora This looks good! 😱 I totally agree...just finished all my first exams and had a long weekend to do some reading for pleasure finally! 😍 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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@BethM Thank You!!! These goodies are perfect! I‘m always surprised by how quickly a month can go by!!! I‘ve loved doing #LMPBC with all of you! Is anyone doing the next round? I hesitated but saw a group specifically for historical fiction and that‘s my other favorite genre.... @cobwebmoth @collegecatlady

BethM I‘d do historical fiction! 3y
Chrissyreadit @BethM can you jump in the group? There are 4 already but I know your monsters group expanded... how did you make it work? 3y
BethM My group allowed me to lol. 3y
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Chrissyreadit @cobwebmoth your package is in the mail! 3y
Chrissyreadit @BethM did you do three weeks instead of 4 or just rotate as finished? 3y
BethM No we‘re just doing 5 months instead of 4 months. But I had the benefit of most of them already being my friends on here. 3y
Chrissyreadit @BethM I love that option! Do you want to see if you know the people in the historical fiction group? I do not but I am happy to ask if they would consider that if you are interested? 3y
BethM I just looked, I only know you. 3y
cobwebmoth Thanks! I'm sitting out this next round because I'm a bit overwhelmed right now. I've enjoyed these two rounds with you, though.❤ 3y
Chrissyreadit @cobwebmoth this is an overwhelming season- I think I‘m crazy, but reading is my happy place and these groups make sure I read for me and not just school so I‘m considering it self care. 3y
Chrissyreadit @BethM I will ask if you want. 3y
BethM I signed up for an open group that allowed you to choose. I‘ll see if anyone else joins 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Chrissyreadit @BethM perfect! 3y
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jenniferw88
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#covercrush round 2. 7 books, 7 days, no explanation.

10 hours done for #24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Love this cover, and well done on getting to 10 hours. 👏👏👏 3y
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Laughterhp
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Day 4 - #covercrush #7covers7days

I love this cover! In person it looks like the pictures were almost sewn on. It‘s wicked cool! (I know I don‘t need an explanation 🤪)

This book was really interesting too!

Again, don‘t feel like tagging anyone because it seems like everyone is already playing along. If you aren‘t, feel free to join in!

tjwill I love that cover too, but I haven‘t read the book or anything. It looks good! 3y
mcipher I started this one and put it down partway through - I enjoyed a lot of it but something about it bugged me. I couldn‘t put my finger on what... But the cover is gorgeous! 3y
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BethM
Psychology of Time Travel | Kate Mascarenhas
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Pickpick

#lmpbc I LOVED this book. Fast paced and entertaining. It throws you off just enough that you‘re not 100% sure of who did what. I love that the book made me think and be more actively engaged. Great pick! @cobwebmoth @collegecatlady @Chrissyreadit

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pythoness
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Pickpick

I‘ve been reading a lot lately (even if I haven‘t posted much) and this is one of the few books that I feel the need to mention.

I just finished this novel in one sitting, and it was—quite frankly—fantastic. The way it unraveled was unusual and kept me hooked, and I was both surprised and delighted when one of the main characters turned out to be a lesbian.

Definitely recommended, especially if you‘re sick of tragic queer endings.

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Expandingbookshelf
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“Grace‘s complaints reminded Ruby of her own feelings about university friends. People you‘d once die for take appalling paths. It‘s not that they become unrecognizable. They become more like themselves. Personality quirks become more pronounced, and so do values, until you wonder how you ever ignored the differences between you.”

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BethM
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Super stoked to read this. @collegecatlady you are totally on top of this #lmpbc! Thanks for the extras they made me smile on a long day. That pencil case is absolute perfection, especially given that I swear like a sailor (much to my husband‘s chagrin)! Did you make the bookmark? Is it from a Patrick Rothfuss book?

collegecatlady I can‘t remember where I got the bookmark from, but I didn‘t make it, no! 3y
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WitBeyndMehsure
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Pickpick

This is such an interesting read. In the 60s a group of four women invent time travel. After a few trips one has a mental breakdown and is hospitalized. From there we jump around in time to other characters‘ POV and look at how the Time Conclave stigmatizes mental health issues. There‘s also a murder mystery? Could be uncomfortable read if triggered by bad opinions of mental health, but the author is a psychologist so the topics are in good hands

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collegecatlady
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Mehso-so

This book was just okay to me. I could tell it was a debut novel and I found the writing to be uninteresting and very young adult. I did still give this one a 3/5 stars, but probably would have DNF‘d it if it wasn‘t for #lmpbc.

A note for those reading the book after me: the binding is very loose at the bottom of the book. It seems that no matter how I held the book, pages started popping out. Be careful!

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stephothebesto
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@catiewithac Thank you for an amazing swap box! The T-shirt and tote bag are so nice and warrant their own photo shoot. The wrapping paper was so pretty (wild flower seeds, whaaat). I like the range of books you picked, too and am looking forward to reading all of them! And this was the box that kept on giving with the cards, goodies, and beeswax wrappers (which I've been wanting to try). Thank you! #sits #staycationintimeswap @Chrissyreadit

Avanders Love it! 3y
Chrissyreadit Such an amazing Staycation!! 3y
catiewithac I'm glad you liked the giant box of things! I loved the box you sent me! It was definitely one of the best swap boxes I've ever opened 😍 3y
stephothebesto @catiewithac Yay! I'm happy you liked it. Rome was such an inspiring locale - I'm glad you mentioned it. 😍 3y
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ChristyM
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Panpan

I was quite disappointed. The concept is good - brilliant women scientists pioneer a method of time travel. The biggest problem for me was the lack of time travel. Instead The story revolves around the wooden characters with a meandering plot line. Blah. But the cover design is nice.

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Niso
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Pickpick

Great addition to the time travel/sci-fi genre. Through an almost all female cast, Mascarenhas delivers a brilliant and page turning murder mystery with a squad of female scientists, queer romance, and beautiful tales of ambition, betrayal and love.

#favourite #scifi #timetravel #fiction

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The.Intentional.Reader
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New Book! Time travel is now possible but it comes with many mysteries and drawbacks. This novel traces the arc of the 4 women pioneers as they travel throughout time and wrestle with their places both in and out of their respective timelines. This is a mystery of a murder that hasn't happened yet and what that means to time travel.

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imyril
Mehso-so

I went into this with high expectations based on recommendations, but sadly it didn't really work for me. I found the first half pedestrian - the prose style kept me distanced from the characters and made the events seem reported (and not in a particularly interesting way) - so I found it rather frustrating. I became more engaged in the second half, but it never entirely won me over. Some really interesting thoughts on time travel tho!

shanaqui Aw no, this one had a pretty cover IIRC (embroidery patterns?). I was hoping for something good! 3y
imyril @shanaqui it does have a pretty cover and honestly, your mileage may vary - lots of people I often overlap with absolutely loved it. But... meh? The psychology is interesting but the storytelling didn‘t work for me 3y
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catsuit_mango
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Late breakfast getting started. Liking this book so far... Just the fact that a story based on science has only female main characters is great :)

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mdemanatee
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Has anyone else been having trouble with goodreads lately? It takes forever for things like “my books” to load. And when I try and pull up lists (I use the YA of whatever year list pretty heavily) it often doesn‘t load my rating if I‘ve read the book. Or other lists won‘t load the visual of the average rating. It‘s little things, but it‘s driving me batty. I‘m noticing it on both mobile and my laptop.

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Ruthiella
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1. I still keep in touch with friends from high school and college. Friends where you pick up right where you left off. ❤️
2. Sorry guys- I‘m not an early riser! 🌙
3. The smell of dry pine needles always makes me think fondly of church summer camp! 🌲
4. I just finished The Witch Elm. 📚
5. I tag @jchawkins @annahenke @cathipink

Thanks for the tag @BkClubCare @Eggs #wonderouswednesday

cathipink Thanks for the tag! 🙂🙂 3y
Eggs Lovely friends photos! 3y
Ruthiella @cathipink You‘re welcome !😊😊 3y
Ruthiella @Eggs Thanks 😀 3y
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BkClubCare
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Thank you @Velvetfur for the tag and @Eggs - nice to meet you.
1. My oldest friend is Dale, my kindergarten boyfriend and now FB friend. Haven‘t seen him for ... 40+ years.
2. Most amazing sunset was last weekend in Newport RI.
3. When I smell fake vanilla like the smell of Play-Doh which is supposed to be vanilla, I think of childhood.
4. The last book I read was The Psychology of Time Travel (tagged book) 🙂
5. @Nutmegnc @Ruthiella @xicanti

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌺 3y
Velvetfur Ooohhh vanilla is such a lovely smell 💛 3y
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BkClubCare
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“My word, they have their fingers in a lot of pies.”
#pielit #piereference #booksandpie
#OscarAssisting #DogsofLitsy

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BkClubCare
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Slajaunie Sounds intriguing! 3y
BkClubCare @BookFrog - it is! I am so into it. And it is quite readable; not as mind-bendy as I fear time travel books might be. 3y
Slajaunie Can‘t wait to read it! 3y
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - see if you might be interested in this... ? 3y
Nutmegnc It sounds fabulous!! I‘ll check it out! Thanks for the rec!! 3y
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Libby1
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Mehso-so

Great ideas, but not well executed.

All of the main characters were women, and this could have been so good. Sadly, the prose style was so plain as to be dull, and I just did not care about what was going to happen.

DogEaredBooks That‘s a bummer especially with that great cover art too 3y
catsuit_mango Husband just brought this back for me from a work trip to the UK... Oh well, I'll give it a try anyway 3y
Libby1 @DogEaredBooksHampton - this book has gotten great reviews so maybe it‘s just me? 3y
Libby1 @catsuit_mango - I really hope you‘ll enjoy it! Considering other reviews I‘ve read many people do. 😊 3y
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SilverShanica
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Pickpick

I loved this book! How do you deal with the psychology of time travel? The flexibility of concepts of death, predetermination and how the past and future impact each other? Dealing with mental illness, heartbreak, jealousy, grief, revenge… our protagonists learn that there is a whole lot more to jumping through time than just science and paradox. It is an amazing story that will tickle your fancy and tug at your heartstrings.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 3y
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 3y
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midweekpurple_reads
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Pickpick

Just finished reading this. Was a very different Sci-fi read which I thoroughly enjoyed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️

DebinHawaii Sounds like an interesting book. Stacked! 📚 Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 3y
DebinHawaii And check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for ways to get connected. There are links to tips for navigating Litsy in the profile. 👍 3y
RaimeyGallant Love the cover. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 3y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 3y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I went to the Elise Kova and Danielle Jensen signing in Calgary tonight. I got my entire Elise Kova library signed and picked up a few new books at the store. Game plan for tomorrow? GOING TO DETECTIVE PIKACHU!

Ddzmini Ok so I had to add all three to my tbr list 🤣🤣🤣📖😋 3y
SilverShanica So glad you got to go - I work at Owl‘s Nest! Did you pick up Psychology there? It‘s one of my staff picks. 3y
SassenachTheBookWizard @SilverShanica Ah thats so cool! I did! 3y
SilverShanica @SassenachTheBookWizard Awesome! I always get a little giddy when people pick up books that I love/recommend at the store. 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Pickpick

I was entertained, though honestly, it‘s all a jumble in my head! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

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Debdeb
Pickpick

Loved this book!

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Debdeb
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Might squeeze in a couple of pages of my new book before I fall asleep ... 😴

Kloves2read I love books on time travel. How ia this book so far? 3y
Debdeb @Kloves2read I would highly recommend it!! Lots of stories going on, it‘s starts in the 1960s so time travel is a career and partial way of life as the book continues 😊 3y
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