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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts: An Adventure | Kate Racculia
"From the award-winning author of Bellweather Rhapsody, a delightfully clever novel following one woman and a supporting cast of misfits, dreamers and foes as they race to win a treasure hunt inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, left behind by a dying billionaire" --
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PaperbackPirate
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I didn‘t make it to my #BigJuneReadathon goal of 7 books, but I read 4.5 with a total of 1,523 pages. My favorite was Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, with The Institute as a close second.
Thank you for the push @Clwojick !

Clwojick You did great! ❤️ 2mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Clwojick ! 📚🙌 2mo
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peanutnine
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This was a fun spooky adventure. When an eccentric billionaire dies and leaves a treasure hunt for the whole city, Tuesday Mooney teams up with a few friends to solve the clues.
Lots of character intrigue, mysterious disappearances, and Edgar Allan Poe references. I enjoyed the whole ride!

Kenyazero This book sounds like a ton of fun! 2mo
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PaperbackPirate
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✔️ This is my first book for my #BigJuneReadathon goal. 1/7

🔎 This book was a fun combination of a mystery, supernatural, coming of age, and humor story. And bonus points for a gay main character. Everyone in my book club loved it and I did too. (Rarely happens when we all agree)
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🌲 Photo taken in the Coconino National Forest - we took a nice drive with the dogs last week. Hooray for summer vacation.

Thank you @Clwojick !

Clwojick Awesome job! I still have this one on my tbr! 2mo
PaperbackPirate @Clwojick Move it up! It was my favorite for June! 💙📚 2mo
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PaperbackPirate
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#two4Tuesday on Wednesday!

1. Yes, the cover goes perfectly with the story (and the title goes perfectly with this hashtag).
2. No, I read the book because my book club (and I) voted to read it.

Thank you @TheSpineView and @EadieB !

TheSpineView Wednesday works! Thanks for playing! 2mo
EadieB Thanks for playing! 2mo
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PaperbackPirate
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My #20in4 totals are:

5 hours 29 minutes
161 pages
1 book finished
1 book started
1/2 goals met

🙌 Many thanks @Andrew65 !

#readathon

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along. 3mo
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FlowerFairy
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Tuesday Mooney Talks To Ghosts
Looks like it‘s going to be a quick fun read. 😁

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ATB
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This read brought to you by and unseasonably warm day and bourbon. 🥃

SRWCF The best! 5mo
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Karisa
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Eccentric rich guy dies and turns finding his fortune into a citywide game. What a fun, smart, wild ride with little bits of poignant darkness for balance.

I can see why this one made your best of 2021 list, @erinreads (and your best of 2020, @monalyisha ). It has great pacing from start to finish and a “finding your people” theme that always pulls me in. The characters are quirky and cool. I‘ll be recommending this to others too! #NYWD22

monalyisha Hooray! 🎉😍💯 7mo
erinreads Yay! Glad you enjoyed it! I‘m so bad at reviewing but I‘ve read 3 of yours and all solid picks. Promise to update soon! 7mo
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Bookzombie
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I ran to the library today to return and pick-up books, and they had a few wrapped books on display to choose from. I picked this one and I‘m looking forward to reading it. I didn‘t realize she also wrote Bellweather Rhapsody, which I‘m planning to read next month for #Booked2022.

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katy4peas
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Thanks @peanutnine for my lovely package! I‘m excited to read this one and eat the yummy chocolates! 😁

Happy holidays to you!
Thanks @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting a fun swap!!
#jolabokaflodswap

peanutnine I hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas 🎄💖 8mo
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Littlewolf1
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Thank you @Readergrrl for my #jolabokaflod gift. I love it… and those chocolates… divine!

Readergrrl Your book selection seemed so interesting! I‘d not heard of it before! I hope you like the chocolates. I think I‘ve sent you Munsons chocolates before, in another swap at some point. They have such a huge selection, that I struggled to keep it to one box!! Merry Christmas!!🎄📚 8mo
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BarbaraJean
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I got off to a confusing start with this one. Based on the cover art & a comparison to The Westing Game, I assumed it was MG or at least YA. Nope. I came across two main characters in their 30s…and as one of them met his boyfriend at a bar, wondering if he was going to be proposed to or get dumped, I realized I needed to re-evaluate. 😂 Once I figured out the intended audience, I really enjoyed it! ⤵️

BarbaraJean It‘s a fun puzzle/treasure-hunt story, with deeper issues going on with each of the main characters. I loved its focus on friendship & connection, as well as coming to terms with past grief. The puzzles took a back seat to the character growth, but I didn‘t mind that at all. 9mo
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BarbaraJean
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1. Clariel (Garth Nix), Further Chronicles of Avonlea (L.M. Montgomery), Lifting the Veil (Malcom Guite), Theology (David Ford), and David‘s Crown (Malcom Guite)

2. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts (Kate Racculia)

3. Under the Whispering Door, The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels, The True Queen, Terciel & Elinor

…I had more books on hold than I thought!

#WeekendReads

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CaitlinR
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Tuesday Mooney is a prospect researcher, preparing dossiers on potential donors for hospital. At a charity auction, one of the wealthiest man in Boston, drops dead. He‘s left behind a legacy and instructions for a wired treasure hunt.

Racculia has crafted a fantastic story: part adventure story, part puzzle quest, part ghost story. Wonderful characters I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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j9brown
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Fun! Loved Tuesday, Dex, and Dorry. A great trio of characters and a mystery in a mystery. And maybe another mystery on top, I don't know, I lost count, but I had a good time!
Kind of expected more ghosts, though.

KatieDid927 Agreed all around. I kind of got lost at times, but it was fun! 10mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 Yeah, the big confrontation didn't make much sense to me. But I liked enough of the rest of it and the ending was satisfying so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
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rsteve388
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What a fun and intriguing story! Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghost is a mystery within a mystery and it's fun! It's enjoyable and a book that should be savored.

Scochrane26 I really have to read this soon. My librarians have recommended it at least twice. 1y
rsteve388 @Scochrane26 It was good, the writing had at times a weird flow for me, but it was really enjoyable. 1y
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GinaKButler
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Up next...this is our bookclub pick. I had never heard of it and am looking forward to reading a new author. #bookspinbingo

CoverToCoverGirl Interesting title. 🙂 1y
GinaKButler @CoverToCoverGirl Different book. It felt like a YA, but definitely wasn‘t. Not my normal kind of read (someone from book club chose it), but it was fun! 3.5 stars. 1y
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Readswithcoffee
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I heard about this book on the podcast, “What Should I Read Next?” (I highly recommend this podcast!) I enjoyed the quirky nature of the characters and the story. The treasure hunt was a fun feature. Great narrator.

lahousewyfe I went out and found everything she wrote after reading this. All were equally entertaining! 1y
Readswithcoffee @lahousewyfe, good to know. Thanks! 1y
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Stoney approves of my next read.

Bookzombie 💕🐈 1y
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DrLReads
Mehso-so

Started as a solid read but became a bit of a slog. The second-half felt unfocused and disjointed.

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Laughterhp
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Panpan

I started off liking this book and I liked the idea of it. Maybe I didn‘t know exactly what was going to happen with this book, but I ended up not caring towards the end. It got very unbelievable.. all of the different POVs and the random thoughts all the characters had, going on tangents were weird. I don‘t know, it just didn‘t mesh well together for me.

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erinreads
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I‘m really bad at actually posting reviews for books, so here‘s my updated #BookSpinBingo board with my ratings! I‘ve started the year off with some really strong reads, thanks in huge part to @monalyisha and her #NewYearWhoDis list! I mean, two five star reads only 10 days into the year? What? And one was my #BookSpin for the month! And ugh, Tuesday Mooney is SO GOOD. 🖤 The rest of the month/year has a lot to live up to.

monalyisha Oh, yay!!! 💖💯✨ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Sounds like 2021 reading is off to a great start!! 2y
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erinreads
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Since March, my mother-in-law has brought me a chai latte from Starbucks every Friday. Always a great companion to my current read while I pause from working for breakfast. Also @monalyisha thanks for suggesting I read Bellweather Rhapsody first because I was so excited to see Rabbit show up in this one! I admit I didn‘t pick up on it until he said his last name, but still exciting. 😂 This is such a fun read! #NewYearWhoDis

null000 What a sweet MIL! Mine just brings me grief 🙄 2y
AlaMich @laurenashley You and me both! 2y
ChasingOm Aw, I love that tradition! 2y
monalyisha Honestly, having a great MIL feels like an especial blessing, doesn‘t it? I‘m so happy you got the experience of reading them in a row! I wonder how much my own reading would have been enriched. So much fun! 2y
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erinreads
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An X-Files reference 21 pages in? SOLD.

#NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha

monalyisha Flawless taste in pop culture, that one. 🖤 2y
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abookishbutterfly
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I haven‘t gone to The Dog Eared Book at all in a couple weeks. I still managed to get myself three secondhand books from there this week. 🤷‍♀️😂

My husband was kind enough to pick all the selections I‘d reserved up for me.

While I‘m eager to read all of these, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts should have been on my Christmas wishlist and it wasn‘t. Despite this oversight, things worked in my favor and I have it now.

Have you read any of these?

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Preciouz29
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Enjoyed! A few twists and turns, lovely characters!

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erinreads
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So excited for @monalyisha‘s fabulous book list for #NewYearWhoDis! I couldn‘t decide what I thought I could realistically finish in January because I want to get to them all. 😂 The tagged book is the first new-to-me book that I plan to start with!

Also, two are already technically on my #BookSpin list for December (Take a Hint & Disappearing Earth), so I might actually get a head start on the list since I was already planning on reading them.

monalyisha Ha! I love the excitement! Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney, is just so cool. I wish we could be IRL friends. If you‘d like a gentle nudge toward any particular title, Thornyhold was the one that gave me the most unexpected reading pleasure. It was just the right kind of comfort for a cold dark Autumn(/Winter/Year). ✨ (edited) 2y
erinreads @monalyisha I actually bought the ebook of Thornyhold this morning because it was so cheap, so I‘m already ready to go for that one! 2y
monalyisha @erinreads YESSSS! 🙌🏻 2y
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erinreads @monalyisha Also, have you read Bellweather Rhapsody? I just realized I already had a book by Kate Racculia and hadn‘t read it yet. 2y
monalyisha @erinreads OMG YES. Honestly, I might like that one even better. And, while Tuesday Mooney is in no way a sequel, one of the characters from Bellweather Rhapsody shows up in TM. Not to give you *more* books to read...but if you can, read that one first! 🙈 It was on the #NewYearWhoDis list that I gave to @MeganAnn 3 years ago. 😆 2y
MeganAnn @monalyisha @erinreads Yes! Bellwether Rhapsody was fantastic! I still think of that book three years later and I‘ve borrowed it to so many friends! 😍 I haven‘t gotten around to Tuesday Mooney yet, but this is a good reminder that I should. 2y
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Branwen
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"Libraries had always made her feel like a kid, in a good way: secret and safe and taken care of, rocked to sleep in a cocoon of books."

I LOVE this sentiment! I feel exactly the same way! One of the billion reasons why I became a librarian! ??? #librarylove #librariansoflitsy #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas

tpixie Lovely 😊. Cute 🐱 #CatsOfLitsy 2y
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Branwen
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Reading some more of this fun mystery with Chaplin before heading in to work! 😸💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

Leftcoastzen 😻 2y
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KatieDid927
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Pickpick

I really liked this! It was campy and fun. It did take me two weeks to read because of my brother‘s hectic wedding and the stressful election week, but I finally finished it! It‘s a great read for the spooky season.

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Branwen
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I have a library program tonight, so I'm not going into work until this afternoon-which means Roxas and I get to cuddle and read in bed this morning! 😸 Seems like a good time to start reading this one! 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira It appears to be very interesting! Thanks fir the highlight 📚 2y
AlaMich Is she a kitten? She‘s adorable! (edited) 2y
Branwen @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira You're very welcome! 🤗 @AlaMich Surprisingly, no! He's actually 15 and a half years old! Doesn't he look so youthful?! 😸 2y
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cfwright
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Loved this! The characters are quirky but you are cheering for them all and enjoying the mystery while you are at it.

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Miladygrimm
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She starts off with an Ursula K le Guin quote. I‘m already invested. #audiobook

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lahousewyfe
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Pickpick

This book tells the story of a woman who becomes involved in a magnificent treasure hunt. A murder mystery, a ghost, a fabulous best friend, mysterious love interest, and precocious young side kick - all the ingredients for a fun story! But Kate Racculia does more than that - she opens up the characters and reveals their souls in moves which make you fall more and more in love with them. A masterful telling of a bonkers adventure!

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Court7
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I had this recommended to me as The Westing Game for adults and that is a perfect description for this fantastic book.

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monalyisha
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I was shocked to finish this book & see so many “so-so” reviews. I mean, I GUESS I get it. Are Kate Racculia‘s books exquisitely plotted & seamless? No. I suppose not. But have you ever read an author & felt like they just GOT you? That‘s me with Kate. We share *sensibilities.* She‘s a little bit spooky; she‘s funny; her characters are a bit introverted & weird; her books are set in & around Boston. Simply put, I adore her & all of her words.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: Towards the end of this book, which centers around a bajillionaire eccentric‘s mysterious death & the Poe-themed treasure hunt to inherit his fortune, Lyle Price (his vivacious widow) asks, “Is anything ever only one thing?” Racculia‘s books aren‘t, & life surely isn‘t, & this is basically my mantra; I was so thankful to hear it echoed in this wonderful, quick-witted & quickly-read novel. 2y
SamanthaMarie This review certainly convinced me to add it to my TBR! :) 2y
ads0123 I read this at the end of last year, and I really enjoyed it! 2y
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VioletBramble Sounds like something I'd like. Another review described Tuesday as prickly. I love a prickly female protagonist. 2y
monalyisha @VioletBramble She‘s a little prickly. 😆 She‘s a Defenses Up/Shoes Off kinda gal. A delightful contradiction. 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Hey I was trying to respond to your question about I Like To Watch but the page isn't loading for some reason! Anyway, yes there are tons of spoilers! 2y
monalyisha Thanks @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian! We were going to read it for Book Club but I think we‘ll choose something else. Also, Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦 2y
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leeloo13
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This was an entertaining book with some interesting characters. Tuesday herself is flawed and makes mistakes, which makes her more relatable. The scavenger hunt plotline was fun and reminded me of Ready Player One.

DAB Still trying to finish this book.
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monalyisha
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Distracting myself from recent events by reading about Bloody Marys. Now if only I had an actual Bloody Mary in-hand...

Lesanne Beautiful bookmark! 2y
TheBookStacker That bookmark is beautiful 2y
AmyG What a gorgeous bookmark! 2y
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Chrissyreadit Why yes, I do love your bookmark🥰 2y
JoScho Botticelli 💜 2y
monalyisha Thanks @Lesanne, @TheBookStacker, @AmyG, @Chrissyreadit 💖! I found it in a gigantic pile of old bookmarks at a used bookstore. I think I paid 50 cents for it. 😱 @JoScho is right; it‘s Botticelli‘s “La Primavera” (or “Spring”). 2y
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#cloudlibrary

KarouBlue Sold! 2y
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MrBook
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We had more people join, this was at the beginning of tonight‘s meeting. My library‘s #HughesUnitedBookClub read the tagged book for tonight and has the author attend 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!! Kate (center rectangle) is SO awesome, so if you run or attend a book club where the group might like to have an author join in, then reach out to Kate! Her and her book are both fantastic. 😁 FYI: She‘s a librarian too. #LitsyLovesLibraries

Scochrane26 FYI—Silas House (southernmost, etc) is willing to attend online meetings if you ask him. 2y
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DarcysMom
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#audiocleaning means a super shiny kitchen. 😄

Tanisha_A 😍 2y
InBooksILive Beautiful kitchen! 2y
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amma-keep-reading
Pickpick

if you read this book, please listen to the audio-book.
the narrator was perfect. the characters are memorable.
it's a fun read with some great insights and quotes sprinkled throughout.

such a great quarantine read.

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Monyca
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Pickpick

This was a solid good book. Nothing life changing but it was a fun adventure. Also, I was happy that one of my favorite characters from Bellweather Rhapsody made an appearance.

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Monyca
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Do you believe in coincidences?

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Monyca
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The library may be closed but I'm still getting new books from the library direct to my Kindle. I'm so intrigued by this one!

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LMJenkins
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MrBook
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#Bookhaul 1/2 😁! I don‘t know what‘s going on, but B&N was chock-full of aMAZing deals today 😱!!! 50% off, 75% off, buy-1-get-1-50%-off, an online coupon, savings on top of savings. It was paradise!!! 😆👏🏻🙌🏻 I had a $100 gift card and went only a few smackers over.

Have you read any of these?!

xxjenadanxx I've read Stella Fortuna and enjoyed it immensely. It's kind of slow but a great read. 3y
xxjenadanxx Oh but there are several instances of physical and sexual abuse on women and even young girls, so there should be a trigger warning there. 3y
juliegumdrop Stella Fortuna is one of my favorites from my 2019 reads. 3y
TheSpineView Great haul! I've read Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts. 3y
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