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May Day
May Day | Jess Lourey
25 posts | 6 read | 7 to read
Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, and falls into an unexpected romance with a guy who seems to be the perfect man until he turns up dead between the reference stacks her tenth day on the job. Anxious to learn more about the man who had briefly stolen her heart, Mira delves into the hidden mysteries of Battle Lake, including a old land deed with ancient Ojibwe secrets, an obscure octogenarian crowd with freaky social lives, and a handful of thirtysomething high school buddies who hold bitter, decades-old grudges. Mira soon discovers that unknown dangers are concealed under the polite exterior of this quirky small town, and revenge is a tator-tot hotdish best served cold. A hip, humorous, and gripping account of small-town murder, this novel is the first in a series of cozies featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots.
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CoffeeNBooks
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Mehso-so

My 2nd May #SeasonalCozies pick was just ok, but at least I finished reading it. I'm not even sure what I didn't like about it, but it didn't seem to be as well thought out as other cozy mysteries I've read. I understand that there needed to be several characters in order for there to be confusion over who committed the crime, but I feel like some of them were just hastily added to the story.
@julieclair

julieclair Congrats for getting through it! 😆 Hoping June is a better cozy month for you. 🤞 3w
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CoffeeNBooks
May Day | Jess Lourey
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I already bailed on my May #seasonalcozies pick, so I'm replacing it with May Day. Thanks @CogsOfEncouragement for the recommendation!
@julieclair

julieclair That didn‘t take long! 😂 #HailTheBail ! Glad you easily found a replacement. 😃 2mo
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Kshakal
May Day | Jess Lourey
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What a lovely and thoughtful surprise… flowers on my desk this morning!!

Texreader ❤️ 💐 2mo
britt_brooke So nice! 2mo
lil1inblue What a beautiful May Day treat! 💐 😍 2mo
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PurpleyPumpkin
May Day | Jess Lourey
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#Todayscalendarpage was the perfect way to start my month so I couldn‘t resist sharing. Happy May, Littens! And am I the only one wondering how we got here?!? Where did the last 4 months go?🫠

dabbe Didn't we just have #Scarathlon? 🤩🤗😂 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @dabbe Right?!? Time is flying by… 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😍🙌🏻 2mo
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Kshakal
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Keeping her real light again this month!! #tbr

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Kshakal
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Happy May Day!! Another month… another photo challenge… if you haven‘t done one join us this month!!

#storysettings @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! 😊 2mo
Eggs Thanks Kerri😍🥳 2mo
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GinaKButler
May Day | Jess Lourey
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It‘s gonna be May!

My May #bookspin list! Can‘t wait to see what you pick, @TheAromaofBooks 📚

FashionableObserver The American Royals series is so good!!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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mrsmarch
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Out walking the dog when it occurs to me — rats! It‘s May 1st and I forgot to post my #bookspin board! Hurriedly filled the remaining empty spots and tossing it up here before numbers are called!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
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GinaKButler
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Here we go…my May #bookspin list. I‘ve already started numbers 2 & 12. Can‘t wait to see what you pick, @TheAromaofBooks Thank you for hosting! 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
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Kshakal
May Day | Jess Lourey
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I can‘t believe it is May 1st!! Let‘s celebrate moms all month!!

#maymoms @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t either!! Where does the time go?! 2y
Eggs Thank you Kerri💜💜 2y
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Bookgoil
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Forgot to post my May #bookspin #bookspinbingo list almost! Got so caught up in my April reads!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
May Day | Jess Lourey
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#MayBookReview
First time I have ever read all of my books and my free spaces!!! #bookspin #doublebookspin #bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks
My favorites: Rules of Civility, Yellow Wife, All Girls, Local Woman Missing, Send for Me, The Heart's Invisible Furies, What Comes After
Not for me: Good Company, The Maidens, Behind Closed Doors

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3y
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Kshakal
May Day | Jess Lourey
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How is it the first day of May already?!? I am very much looking forward this picture challenge!! #maycharacters @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have no idea!!! It‘s crazy!! 3y
Eggs Glad to have you Kerri❣️ 3y
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DarkMina
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Mehso-so

#106 of 2020. Just okay. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DarkMina
May Day | Jess Lourey
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First book for me from this author. I love mysteries, so hopefully it is good.

#jesslourey #murderbymonthseries

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
May Day | Jess Lourey
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#MayTBR #MagicalMay

These are the books I plan to read in May. Don‘t know if I‘ll make it, but I plan to try like hell! 😁 This picture is me trying to be all Instagramy. I think I need more practice! 😒

Eggs This is so pretty🌸🌸🌸 4y
Branwen You did a beautiful job! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! 4y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Eggs @Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks!! I think I‘m going to hit Hobby Lobby this week for more props. It is fun! 😁 4y
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Catsandbooks
May Day | Jess Lourey
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First time doing #bookspin 📚 I wanted to join in since one of the few things distracting me during this time is books. Gonna try and push myself to read as much as I can for #bookspinbonanza

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are reading 2 and 20 in #BotmBuddyRead 📚 Great choices!! 4y
Catsandbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! Maybe I'll join you if I read them by your read dates! 4y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Glad to have you along!! 4y
Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks I'm excited! 😄 4y
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SheReadsAndWrites
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Pickpick

This is a super fun read. With a hilarious sleuth, a twisted town and a murder mystery that had me in the dark until the end about who the killer was, this was the perfect read to get lost in for the weekend. Love that it's a series.

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SheReadsAndWrites
May Day | Jess Lourey
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It's a dog day kind of Saturday. ❤️🐶🐶

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ShookBelf
May Day | Jess Lourey
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16 books read, including my first audiobook (Not My Father's Son) and my first bail of 2018 (Lolita).
5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 reads, my favourite being The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar.

Total books read 2018 : 69 (more than double the number of books I read over the whole of last year).

thereadingowlvina 👏👏👏 6y
Cinfhen Nice!!! Just finished Lolita ~ it was better than I expected 🤓 6y
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Bostonmomx2
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Since I know I won‘t finish another book this month, here is my #mayreads I loved this month. So many good books (favorite was how to walk away), and a great start on my #2018summerreading

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JennyM
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Day 31😳 #readingresolutions #MayStats

My faves for the month.

Cathythoughts Oh I must read Every Note Played ! It‘s sitting on my shelf now. Well done 👍🏻 👍🏻👍🏻 6y
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Lisaw13
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Just enjoying some brain candy tonight. I think I may have a few of my own denial cards about to expire.

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SuziQoregon
May Day | Jess Lourey
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The book is just okay but I do love this quote

Tanzy13 🐱 7y
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SuziQoregon
May Day | Jess Lourey
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Started this last night. Looks like a fun cozy mystery series.

Gulfsidemusing I started a cozy last night, too... seems like the perfect season for them! 7y
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