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Drums of Autumn
Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle.  There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past--or the grave.  Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once buy twice.  Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend--a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child.  Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America.  But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century.  Their daughter Brianna...Now, Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown.  In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives.  But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...From the Paperback edition.
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looking_for_mikaela
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Once again, Claire has me laughing out loud. #spiritanimal

At this rate, I‘ll be through all 8 books before the month is up!

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EmilieGR
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Didn‘t like this one as much as the previous one, but an interesting change of pace

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Hazel0303
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My favorite of the books so far. Diana's attention to detail is something to really appreciate. Can't wait for the next one! (Although I think the 5th one is supposed to be slower...)

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Ash.on.the.line
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When you “go to bed” early so you can just read in peace! ✌🏼😂 my April reading was 🤬💩 but I‘m feeling good for May! 📚

KathyWheeler I went to bed at 8:00 so I could do just this. 😄 (edited) 2mo
Owlizabeth This is me every night. 2mo
baes I can relate! 2mo
Eggs I do that all the time 2mo
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Rissa1
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Not my favorite of the series, but still enjoyable. I hope to see more of Ian in the next book.

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Rissa1
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Only about 200 pages left. It was a rough day, but I am ending it on a good note.

OnlyYoo Wine, chocolate, and Jaimie Fraser 💯 3mo
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Rissa1
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A nice end to a very busy, very good day.

MrBook Love it! 3mo
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Rissa1
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Having a good morning. Music, books, and a calm dog, on National Puppy Day.

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Rissa1
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"It's only a moment, but ye feel as though it will last forever. Strange, is it no? Ye can almost see the light go as ye watch — and yet there's no time ye can look and say Now! Now it's night."
This description of my favorite time of day made my heart grow warm. It was so perfect! ❤?❣

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Rissa1
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Not what I wanted to wake up to this morning.

wanderinglynn 😳 I wouldn‘t want to see that either! 3mo
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Rissa1
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I will now have endless hours of this song, on repeat, in my mind.

tpixie Lol yes. I‘ll be dreaming it once I fall back asleep 💤 🍓 🍓 💤 3mo
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Rissa1
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Waiting on the husband, he has never seen Pet Sematary before. Once he settles in we will enjoy the movie, until then I am getting a few pages of reading in.

suvata Great book ... good movie too. 3mo
OnlyYoo R u going to see the new one? 3mo
Rissa1 Probably. I feel like if I don't, I will wonder what I missed. 3mo
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Rissa1
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46° in Illinois called for a fire and outdoor reading. A bit chilly but I needed fresh air and the smell of wood smoke.

PerksOfBeingABookworm I live in St. Louis and it‘s about the same temperature here. I really want to have a fire too, but I‘m not as brave as you are! 3mo
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Rissa1
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#waitingroomreading Dentist appointments usually means quiet reading time, but today a cute little girl is chatting me up.

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Melli
Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon

Found this one at the sale books at my library which I got excited to get since this is the next one I need to read and the hold for the ebook is a mile long.. and the one my local used book store has it‘s the big clunky hardback copy..

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everlocalwest
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I'm sick of posting pictures from my ugly audiobook app so you get this promotional shot from the show. You're welcome.

This has probably been my least favorite so far, unfortunately, but I did still enjoy it. I never really jelled with Brianna and Roger so that had much to do with it.

Traci1 I felt like the series sort of bogged down a little with books 3 and 4, then started picking back up. The last two that she has out are amazing. Written in My Own Heart's Blood is so fantastic that it makes the slower ones in the middle more than worth the effort. 4mo
Liatrek I agree! I‘ve just never been a fan of Bree and Roger. I was always happy Jaimie got to meet her because it‘s so unfair how he never got to enjoy raising his kids. But she could of went back to future. 4mo
everlocalwest @Traci1 I'm glad to hear they start picking up again! @Liatrek it is nice to see them as a family. And I think Gabaldon does a great job of having Briana reflect her parents strengths and weaknesses back to them. 4mo
Zelma Roger gets a lot more interesting. He ended up as one of my favorite characters. Definitely with faults but interesting. 4mo
everlocalwest @Zelma Good to know! It can take a while for new characters to find their place in an established series. 4mo
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LauraBytheBook
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In honor of the Outlander season finale tonight, we‘re having Scottish Cottage Pie for dinner.

Liatrek That looks yummy! I really enjoyed the finale. Hope hope you like it! 5mo
BookNAround That looks awesome. I made chocolate caramels for tonight since I already did my perfect Outlander inspired dessert: shortbread cut with my NC cookie cutter. 😁 5mo
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Liatrek
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😍😍😍Just finished the season finale and I‘m just going to say it Murtagh is hotter than Jaimie now! Has anyone else watched the last episode yet? I have spoiler comments below😶

Liatrek 1. Omg I cried so hard at Ian leaving😭😭😭 I pretty sure I did reading the book too. 5mo
Liatrek 2. Yes!!! Murtagh and Jocasta❤️ loved that scene ❤️ 5mo
Liatrek 3. Honestly I‘m not a fan of book or show Roger and Brianne. I know it‘s hard to come up to Jaimie and Claire for chemistry but I always wished their story had been different. 5mo
Traci1 Haven't watched this one yet, but I do love Murtaugh. Of all the things they have / could have altered from the books, how his story unfolds is the best change for me. ❤❤ 5mo
Liatrek @Traci1 Yes! It really is be best book to series change I‘ve ever seen. 5mo
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TatteredSuitcase79
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Loving this book 💜

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BookHermit
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Get away from Downton Abbey you horrible, horrible man!

CouronneDhiver 😂😂 5mo
Liatrek I knew he looked familiar 😶 5mo
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BibliOphelia
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My delayed gratification compunction has me meting out these books at a glacial pace; having just started watching the show, I may pick that up a bit. This was a solid entry. Spending time in another world is my greatest escape and this gives us multiple settings along with timelines. But there were things in here that annoyed me.

BibliOphelia Jamie‘s response to Bree‘s pregnancy, the amount of time Roger was gone, and Roger and Bree‘s reunion just didn‘t play as well for me as I‘d hope. But to each their own. 🤷‍♀️ And Ian! I‘m glad he‘s pretty happy, but still! 😩 5mo
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Vreyes
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Five stars

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ofclumsywords
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December hasn‘t been too shabby!! 😍🙌

Crazeedi 👍🎉🎉happy new year! Good job! 6mo
ofclumsywords @Crazeedi thank you and happy new year to you as well!! 6mo
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teainthelibrary
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I‘m a sucker for Outlander - I love the characters and the richness of the world building. I eat them up! This one was particularly exciting as it takes place in America! Plot wise, it was pretty slow but I enjoyed the extensive descriptions and character building. I‘m loving the new TV season and am tempted to pick up the next book now!

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Liatrek
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The deep deep feels❤️❤️❤️❤️This was my favorite episode of the season. Anyone else watching? What do you think?

HOTPock3tt Omg!! 😍I need to catch up!! I‘m only on episode 3 of this season 6mo
Birdsong28 I'm waiting for all the eps together as the story just flows better 😀📚📖 6mo
BookNAround I still have to watch last week and tonight so I am looking forward to their meeting. 6mo
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julesG @HOTPock3tt Me too. Haven't watched a single episode of the new season yet. 6mo
JacqMac I‘m a couple of episodes behind. It has been a good season so far, though. 6mo
mdm139 I have waited years for that moment 6mo
BookaholicNatty ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️I just got caught up today on season 4 and I can barely wait till the season finale on Sunday!!!! 5mo
Liatrek @BookaholicNatty I know! I‘m so excited but sad that we will have the long wait again. It‘s been a good season. 5mo
BookaholicNatty @Liatrek I know!!! I just started watching season one like two weeks ago and couldn‘t stop!!!! I finished season 4 in two days!!! I‘m completely taken with Outlander and feel like I know all the characters as family sometimes lol! I don‘t want it to ever end! In my mind I‘m worried about Rodger today 🤣He has to make his way back!!!!!! I will definitely start the books where the show leaves off so I can find out what continues to happen! 5mo
Liatrek @BookaholicNatty Yes! I love the characters and the books are so great! I‘ve only been able to re read book one. So, I‘m hoping to start reading them again this year. 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Spent a lot of today in the car, driving to and from VA with Maya to visit my birth father and half-siblings. A lovely hike in the woods (Which reminded me of Fraser‘s Ridge in Outlander), cozy dinner, and then a 2 hr drive back home.

I‘m exhausted, but it was a really good day. Really good. ☺️

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dlayman
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Jamie and Claire have such hilarious dialogue and banter in this book!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 6mo
BookFrog Welcome to Litsy!📖📚💚 6mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
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RealLifeReading
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Some peace and quiet in the house = time to sit and sip some 大红袍 (Scarlet Robe) oolong tea and hopefully finish this book!

TheBookStacker I‘ve just been catching up on the outlander show. 6mo
RealLifeReading @TheBookStacker I‘ve only seen the first couple of seasons! 6mo
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ofclumsywords
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Just finished this last night and wow, just became on of my favorite books in the series. The first book will always be my top pick but this one stole the show too. Next up is book five and fingers crossed that I can finish before the year is up! 🤞 5/5🌟

gradcat Good luck 🍀👍 😉 6mo
Tianarose One of my all time favourite series ! I cannot wait for her next instalment!! 6mo
ofclumsywords @gradcat thank you 😊 6mo
ofclumsywords @Tianarose is there any idea of when the next book is coming out?! 6mo
Tianarose @Ofclumsywords her website says that she is just in the research stage. No publication date has been set. 6mo
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Birdsong28
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#Audibledailydeal UK

I already have this as I used a credit but if you are a fan I do suggest getting this at this price as it's normally about £34!! It is book 4 tho.

@andrew65 @Ms_T @Cathythoughts @jhod

Cathythoughts Thankyou! And thankyou for your gorgeous Christmas card. You are very good ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts It's ok. Glad you liked it 😘📚📖 6mo
Ms_T Thanks for the tag! 📚🎧 6mo
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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#BookMail continues my birthday month! Usually the release of the next #Outlander signed edition comes around our anniversary, but this one was around my birthday so my Husband was super amazing in getting this for me! I love seeing them all and I LOVE that they all match. As always it comes with a certificate of authenticity and a little info about the book/author. Best thing about #EastonPress other than quality is you can make payments!

CareBear These are beautiful! 6mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @CareBear Thank you! I love them 😍❤️😍 6mo
Bklover Beautiful! 6mo
BookaholicNatty ❤️😘❤️❤️ 5mo
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MKbookworm
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Murtaugh! I fully approve of this straying from the book plot line 🤗

MKbookworm commentary on the most recent episode airing today. 7mo
Liatrek I loved this change! I cried when they reunited it was really well done. I always hated he died in the book. I also loved his look very Sean Connery❤️ 7mo
MKbookworm @Liatrek when I heard his voice I jumped up and down and clapped like an excited child lol 6mo
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Kimberlone
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Finally catching up on season 4 of Outlander! I have to say, the gorgeous American landscapes look pretty epic on the ridiculously gigantic TV my boyfriend bought on Black Friday.

BookNAround This vista drives me nuts. It‘s so clearly fake I cringe each time they show it. And since I live in NC, the group of us who watch together wince when they get something egregiously wrong. 😂 (edited) 7mo
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MKbookworm
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After a trying day for Chicago, I need a bit of Outlander with a hot toddy

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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The next outlander book! This one was an easier read then the last one for me. I think because it felt less like trying to catch up with a story.

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Ash.on.the.line
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When you‘re trying to read and your chubby cat has to lay his back half on your shoulder since he can‘t fit at the top of the chair. 🤦🏻‍♀️😹 #catsoflitsy

Jennick2004 🤣💜 7mo
MaGoose 😂 💕 7mo
BookFrog Mine has the same problem! 😂😂 7mo
Mimi28 Aaaawwww!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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My Official Whisky of Outlander S4. American Single Malt in Scottish style made in Blue Ridge mountains of NC. Had my dram ready & waiting for Premiere; which I watched live. I'm a fan of 📺 & 📘series. IMHO 📘Drums is not DG's best work. Lord John & Ian are only things saving it from So-So. Reread was a struggle. Plot is miscommunication. There is sexual assault. Again. And there is more to come in later books. Hope 📺Drums makes some changes.😕

HOTPock3tt Totally agree with you on all counts. I‘m a fan of both the books and the tv series as well. But Drums is my least fave book in the entire series. I DID end up rating it so-so here on Litsy. It was a trudge to get thru. This is probably the first time I‘ve said this about an adaptation but hopefully the tv series WILL make some positive changes 😕 @Crinoline_Laphroaig (edited) 7mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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My polling place never gives out stickers which I hate but still I go and vote! Hopefully my American littens have as well. I was able to read a little while waiting in line too! 🗳

Leftcoastzen 👏👍😀 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl 👏👏👏👏 7mo
QuietlyLaura I had my hand stamped once but never a sticker to be found! 7mo
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JacqMac
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Yay! Jamie is back! What a great way to make Monday better. I like to read the book, then watch that season. I have been waiting patiently.

Cortg Thanks for the reminder! Maybe I‘ll get a chance to watch tomorrow 😀 7mo
ReadingMeagan I hope to watch this later this week! 7mo
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abbielistenstobooks
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I've been mostly enjoying the show, but last night's episode was really difficult to watch. The moment I saw Stephen Bonnet, I remembered all the terrible things he did in the books. I couldn't sit through watching the, uhh, first terrible thing, which was in last night's ep. I had to leave the room.

It's easier to protect yourself from the trauma -- to mentally check out, if needed -- when it's a book you're reading instead of a movie or show.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree. It was so hard to watch. He‘s a nasty villain. 7mo
abbielistenstobooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage on the other hand, his casting was perfect! He was very real, and very scary to me. Stars that was hard to watch. And, horribly enough, it's been so long since I read the book, I don't remember how many nasty things he does in which books, so I will be on edge the whole time. :( I might have to skip watching at my friend's house, and stay in the comfort of my own home. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @abbielistenstobooks I was thinking of trying to get ahead of the series in the book. But I have so many other reading plans, so I‘ll just have to nail bite with you! 7mo
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abbielistenstobooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage you haven't read them yet? In some ways the series is better. It tells the story differently. But if course there's more detail in the books. They're huge. Gabaldon is a scientist/researcher by training. Her books reflect it! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @abbielistenstobooks Oh no - I should have said reread. I LOVE them. Last season I read Voyager ahead of time. Hasn‘t worked out this time, though. 7mo
abbielistenstobooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage ah! Yes. I probably should've reread too. But who has time for that when there are so many books I HAVEN'T read yet? LOL 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @abbielistenstobooks I know ... what a struggle! 7mo
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BookNAround
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(Not pretty) mini scones and clotted cream for Outlander season 4 premier tonight. 😋

LiteraryinLititz They totally look pretty! And delicious. 7mo
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LeahBergen Yum! 7mo
JacqMac Nice! 7mo
ShihTzusAndBookReviews Awesome!!! 7mo
ReadingRover Yummy!!! 7mo
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AF_AF
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teainthelibrary
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A 1200 page time traveller romance and a gingerbread latte?! Happy Sunday to me! ✌🏼🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️

Andrew65 Should keep you out of mischief! 😊 (edited) 7mo
LilMrmd79 I just finally finished this one last week. 6mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Ugh. I really hate how incredibly stupid Claire & Brianna are over a ring.

HOTPock3tt I have to agree with you. Also this was my least fave book of the entire series 😕 @Crinoline_Laphroaig (edited) 7mo
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AF_AF
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I've been waiting to read this! ❤😋
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Birdsong28
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Currently on offer snap it up while you can!!! 📚📖

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Lel2403
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For fans of the Outlander series,, number 4 is Q9.99 for the Kindle at the moment

Andrew65 Number 3 is the next up for me. Given the number of pages in the book this is a bargain price! 👍 7mo
Lel2403 @Andrew65 that‘s what I thought 📖 7mo
Boooooks Oooh I might get that I need a good push to finally read the second book I think the size just puts me off god knows why though because I loved outlander 7mo
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LoverofLit
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This was SUCH a good month with mostly 4 and 5 Star reads! An extra shoutout to Gumption for making me fall in love with Nick Offerman!
#octoberrecap #monthlyrecap

sammisho You read lots of good ones! 8mo
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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My friend drew the design on my travel mug - Halloween appropriate.

Also, I‘m really struggling to read at the moment. I‘m only 300 pages in and it feels like it‘s taken forever!

WhatThePuck I have to read other books while I read her tomes. 😂 Her books always start to feel tedious a third of the way through. Then all the things happen in the last 200 pages. 8mo
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