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Cinfhen
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Thanks for this great match @monalyisha
This is the list I received from @MallenNC
The top row I own and had already planned on reading, the other books I‘d like to read over the course of 2022, especially since a bunch will work for #Booked2022
#NewYearWhoDis2022
I have read #7, 12, 13, 18 & 19 - all were good 😊

MallenNC Great! I know you like audiobooks, and I happened to have listened to all four on the top row. I hope you enjoy! 3w
Chelsea.Poole @MallenNC great list! 😍📚 3w
monalyisha I'm super interested in Olympus, Texas & The Education of an Idealist. I'll be looking forward to your reviews (all of them)! 3w
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Cinfhen Yay @MallenNC that‘s awesome 🎧♥️😃 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll keep you posted @monalyisha 🎉🎉thanks @Chelsea.Poole are you participating too?? 3w
ChasingOm Firekeeper‘s Daughter was EXCELLENT on audio. 3w
Cinfhen I just saw that Firekeeper‘s Daughter is available on #Scribd @ChasingOm 😃🎧♥️I‘m already looking forward to January #NewYearWhoDis 3w
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen yes! It‘s my first time and as @Megabooks said somewhere else I‘m “ridiculously excited” 🤩 can‘t wait to see your list too! @Mitch is my match and it‘s a great list I have to work with! @monalyisha does a fantastic job! (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Ohhhh @Mitch is a GREAT match @Chelsea.Poole 🥳🥳🥳 3w
monalyisha Thank you! 🥰 3w
Librarybelle I love @MallenNC ‘s lists and may make a screenshot of this to see her recommendations! 3w
Megabooks The Lost Family is on #AudiblePlus. Will write more later - very sick today. 3w
Cinfhen 😢 I‘m sorry / I will email u xx @Megabooks I actually bought Lost Family awhile back on Audible for $1.99 / I think u liked it ?!! 3w
Cinfhen The list is great @Librarybelle definitely take a screenshot 😌 3w
BarbaraBB Number 4 is so good & on @Megabooks list too. Maybe you can buddyread 👯‍♀️ 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I did like it very much, and I‘m up for a Passing #buddyread! 3w
Blaire How the word is passed was incredible. Highly recommend for a non-fiction read. 3w
Cinfhen I know @BarbaraBB , I was going to mention to @Megabooks we should do a buddyread for 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve seen that book on a bunch of best of 2021 lists @Blaire so it‘s definitely on my radar and I will be looking to read it in 2022 🤓 2w
britt_brooke I‘m hopeful you‘ll enjoy Sundown! 🤞🏼 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @britt_brooke I‘m not such a fan of SSJ but I own it, it‘s on the list, I know you liked it and it‘ll work for #Booked2022 2w
MallenNC @Librarybelle I‘m glad you like my book lists! I loved being matched with you my first year of #NYWD 2w
MallenNC @Cinfhen I listened to Sun Down Motel in October. It was the perfect creepy mystery for that time. 2w
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Cinfhen
Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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My current listen isn‘t in the database (yet). It‘s a memoir about a woman coming to terms with her husband‘s job loss after 17 years of being the family provider. It‘s ok so far. #AudiblePlus #Freebie #NonFictionNovember

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Panpan

Do you remember inflating the word count in your high school essays by the saying the same thing twice but phrasing it differently? Imagine a whole book of that. She would say the same thing twice yet in different ways. 😏

While taken as a whole arc the story of Vitale‘s addiction and sobriety is interesting, the actual writing is atrocious! I can‘t recommend this #AudiblePlus title. 👎🏻

llcoolnate hahah I got the joke 👌🏻👌🏻😝 2mo
Megabooks @llcoolnate 😂😂👍🏻 2mo
Cinfhen #PetPeeve #HardPass Thanks for the honest review!!! 2mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen good idea! 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I think Molly has a UTI. ☹️ the soonest I could get her in with my vet is tomorrow. She definitely doesn‘t feel good. 💜 I feel so bad for her. 2mo
Cinfhen How‘s Molly????? Poor pup 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen she did have a uti at the vet today. ☹️☹️ she got an antibiotic injection, and she seems to be feeling better. (There‘s an antibiotic injection for skin infections and uti‘s in dogs that last 2 weeks and is soooo much better than doing pills!!) I ordered a bunch of stuff for her from chewy. New treats, 3 different toys, 2 kinds of bone…no, she‘s not spoiled!! 😂😂 2mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 I‘m now familiar with Chewy!!! I keep asking Niki to tell me which is Herzy‘s favorite bone treat - apparently it‘s only available on Chewy. I wanted to send one to Molly after her surgery 🐾🐶♥️ I‘m so glad to hear there is a quick shot antibiotic for her!! Glad she‘s on the mend ❤️‍🩹 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen awwww!! Thank you for thinking of us! Chewy is fantastic because you get the convenience of online without the worry of counterfeit like on Amazon. A friend got counterfeit food on Amazon and I got counterfeit toys. Ridiculous!! So glad chewy is there. 2mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t know that was a “thing” on Amazon 😣I HATE dishonest people!!! Im going to ask Niki about that bone, again. It‘s like a brain toy/ bone treat 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen that sounds really cool!! She likes bones and loves food. 😁😁 Molly had mostly hand me down toys, so I think she‘ll appreciate her own. And yes, counterfeiting sucks!!! The only other new toy besides Hairy is a counterfeit crocodile that I had to resew myself after she destroyed it in 10 minutes!! It was supposed to be the same brand/type as Hairy, and it wasn‘t even close. Fortunately I know a really secure stitch. Thanks vet school! 2mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻 - Herzy can chew through a toy in seconds too!!! Unfortunately for Niki & Adam it ends up in the garbage 🗑 😜 2mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Molly‘s asleep, and 🤞🏻 I will be soon. Here‘s my #WeeklyForecast.

I‘ve got a bunch of memoirs out at the library, including two for #LatinxHeritageMonth. Wayward arrived in print, and I will likely start it tomorrow morning.

Harlem Shuffle may be a so-so for me, too, @Cinfhen @britt_brooke 🤔 Addicted to Perfect is a simple memoir that I‘m falling asleep to tonight. It‘s #AudiblePlus. Review of Union‘s memoir coming tomorrow. Night! 😴

Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on the Union!! Sweet dreams xx 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen the Union was great, but I‘m having trouble getting my thoughts together for reviews lately 🤷🏻‍♀️. 🤞🏻 it ends soon. Perfect is a super quick listen. I went in with low expectations, and it‘s meeting my needs of what to read atm. I listened at almost the same speed as Shuffle, but it‘s going much faster. Audiophiles like you get it! Some books are more like medicine. 😂 I‘ll still probably still finish Shuffle even with the struggle. (edited) 2mo
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Cinfhen You write such SHARP reviews so i can‘t imagine that you are experiencing any kind of obstacles. 🙏🏻 you get your writing mojo back 😘Are you struggling to get through 👉 it‘s not just you!! 2mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks I‘ve been struggling with reviews lately, too. I get 2-3 books behind on them and just can‘t gather my thoughts either. 😕 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes, definitely struggling with Harlem Shuffle! 2mo
Megabooks @britt_brooke 🤞🏻 both our writer‘s block passes. So frustrating! 2mo
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Cinfhen
Blackbird House | Alice Hoffman
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#AuthorAMonth I enjoyed this short interconnected novel revolving around a house by the sea. Each chapter focuses on a new inhabitant, some are descendants others are newcomers. Each chapter is richly crafted & written with Hoffman‘s tender prose and skillful style. It‘s a quick listen,read by numerous narrators, which made this book really enjoyable. #AudiblePlus perfect for a Fall day 🧡

Megabooks Thanks for the tag! 3mo
Cinfhen Thought you might enjoy a quick listen from the #AudiblePlus catalog @Megabooks xx 3mo
TrishB Oh I have this one on the piles! 3mo
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Cinfhen
Blackbird House | Alice Hoffman
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I wasn‘t going to pick up an Alice Hoffman this month @Soubhiville but than I saw this audio in my Audible library and thought, why not?!?!! I‘m REALLY enjoying this interconnected short story collection 💕Multicast narration and really good stories so far. Each character that resides in the Blackbird House is whimsical and compelling. Alice Hoffman is a truly gifted writer and storyteller 🙌🏻 Solid companion for running errands today 😁

MidnightBookGirl Hoffman can be a bit hit or miss for me, but I love her Owens family series, and this cover is calling to me. Plus I love short stories! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving it @MidnightBookGirl I should say each chapter is a glimpse of an inhabitant that lives in a house by the sea for over 20O years. The stories are linked by the house, the mysterious blackbirds that live outside the house and some inhabitants are relatives of the original owner. It‘s short and it‘s a multicast narration, which I love ❤️ it‘s free from #AudiblePlus 🎧🙌🏻 3mo
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This was fine, but I‘d rather hang out in the yard with Molly, even if it‘s 90 F out!

Kristin‘s father was a distributor of Deep Throat and went on trial for his involvement in Memphis in the 1970s. It destroyed his marriage, but he continued to be in the porn business with a chain of adult stores in Florida. This is Kristin‘s life in the shadow of her father‘s career and her parents‘ crumbling marriage. In the #AudiblePlus catalogue.

Megabooks I‘ll have to send y‘all a picture/video of her playing with Hairy Elephante (after Harry Belafonte). I think she thinks he‘s a real baby bunny because he‘s gray and about the right size. She has a real zest in killing him. I‘m beginning to have theories about how she came to me. @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB will write soon!! 3mo
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Cinfhen Hahahaha I‘m dying!!!!! Hairy Elephante!!!!!! And your bunny theory is hilarious!!!!! Good Golly, Miss Molly is a killer!!!!!! 😘😘😘😘 3mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I got a video! Will send it! 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I just lost an email I wrote to you and @BarbaraBB 😩 perhaps there is an Apple update coming?? Maybe there‘s a bug in the mail app?? Anyway, will rewrite the email later. 3mo
Cinfhen See…..I know how you feel!!!!! So annoying 😅😆😂 3mo
BarbaraBB Is is that video you posted on Instagram? It‘s hilarious 😂 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes it is!! You were right, she is so wild!! 😂😂 3mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Trying to get Molly to sleep is really good for me doing your weekly stuff @Cinfhen ! Here is my #WeeklyForecast:

I started Sorrow & Bliss today. I think it was @EvieBee ‘s review that moved this to the must-read column. I‘m listening to Pornographer‘s Daughter through #AudiblePlus. I‘m really digging their new titles! This one is set in Philly.

I determined if I average 1 book/day for the rest to the year, I‘ll make 500. That would be amazing!

Ruthiella 500 books in one year would be AWESOME! 👏👏👏 (edited) 3mo
EvieBee Wow! You can do it! I loved Sorrow and Bliss! Hope you do too. 3mo
merelybookish 500 books! 😮 3mo
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Megabooks @EvieBee so far, I am. I‘m about 20% in. And thank you!! 3mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella @merelybookish it‘s more than I ever dreamed I could read in a year!! 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Got your email. Thank you! Niki looked so beautiful in all the pictures!! I will write back soon. I‘ve got a sleeping mutt in my lap now. 💕💜💕💜 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! So glad I FINALLY got it right xx 3mo
Cinfhen Lots of good titles in this week‘s forecast 🙌🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts All these look good. I loved Sorrow & Bliss 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks!! I also just got this one from the library. So excited to learn more about this cool place. 3mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts I haven‘t gotten any more read today because it is easier to have on an audiobook will Molly, but I‘m hoping to get a few more pages in before bed. Very much enjoying it!! 3mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts also, I meant to write on your review of The Turnout that I think you would like Catherine Ryan Howard for a modern thriller author. Either Rewind or 3mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, that sounds cool!!! 3mo
Cathythoughts I will try her ! Thanks. I‘m half tempted to go back & see how Turnout finishes up … that builder guy is dead now .. I wonder if there are any more interesting twists 🤔 3mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts the last 1/3 was the best part. I considered a late bail, but I‘m glad I finished. 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen it is cool so far. I‘ve been listening while Molly plays! 3mo
Cathythoughts I may have to rethink my bail decision 🙄😂 3mo
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Copeland takes a look at the home genetic test kit industry. She looks at aspects from ethics to privacy practices to finding birth families to research to what happens when a person finds out a startling truth about their family. On this last point, throughout the book she looks at a woman and her siblings who find out their father isn‘t who HE thought he was. Some amazing sleuthing with that one! Really enjoyed this #AudiblePlus title!

suvata Sounds interesting 3mo
TravelsWithBooks A family friend found out crazy stuff through her testing. Mine was what I expected. (edited) 3mo
Rissa1 My Dad had a half brother that found him. 3mo
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Megabooks @suvata it really was! 3mo
Megabooks @TravelsWithBooks I have not done it yet, mainly due to the privacy concerns she outlines, but I find the whole thing fascinating! 3mo
Megabooks @Rissa1 wow. I hope the situation turned out okay for him. 3mo
Rissa1 My dad also has the brother and 2 sisters he was raised with. For my dad and his 2 sisters it is fine they speak to and have met with the half brother. My uncle wants nothing to do with the half brother. For some reason he cannot handle my grandfather having had an affair and producing a child. 3mo
MallenNC Sounds so interesting! I just added it to my library. It seems like these plus title options are getting better. (edited) 3mo
Megabooks @Rissa1 the author discussed that in the book. How genetic testing can cause different reactions within families. I‘m glad your dad is able to have a relationship with his half brother. 3mo
Megabooks @MallenNC they seem to be, and that definitely excites me! 3mo
MallenNC @Megabooks Me too. If they keep having good titles, it will definitely add value to the membership 3mo
Cinfhen I just wrote you the LONGEST email and it wouldn‘t go through because I added too many photos 😭😭😭😭😭ugh!!! I‘ll have to try again later as I lost the draft 3mo
Reggie Oof I read this crazy unpublished story by an amateur writer where this woman gives all of her son‘s 13th birthday party attendees a 23 and Me kit and one of the fathers realizes his kid isn‘t his. It was intense. 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen oh no!!!!!!! I am so sorry!!!! Is it not in your drafts folder??? That is so frustrating!!! 💕💜💕💜💕💜💕 (edited) 3mo
Megabooks @Reggie yikes! That would be intense and a very strange gift. Aren‘t they fairly expensive, too? 🤔 3mo
Cinfhen No!!!!!!! I‘m so annoyed!!! And then I wrote a whole NetGalley review and lost that too!!!!! 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen technology is ridiculous!!!! 👎🏻👎🏻 I have days like that, too, when it seems my device/the internet is out to get me. Not fun!!! 3mo
Cinfhen Exactly!! Now I‘m taking a break and trying to get myself out of a rut. I‘m just feeling bleh. I think part of it is my new lenses….im still adjusting to the new prescription which is stronger and giving me headaches 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ll try again, later xx 💋 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🤗🤗😘😘 3mo
Centique I did the ancestry test kit a few years ago. My half sisters are tracing their mother‘s family, (their mother died when they were small and there was no family contact) and having my data in there helps them to rule out who‘s related to them through my dad. I hadn‘t thought about the privacy side at the time - but oh well it‘s done now! I did find a lovely second cousin on my mother‘s side who gave me some ancestry research she had done 😍 3mo
Megabooks @Centique that is very lovely! The privacy laws surrounding ancestry may be different in NZ than US. The book talked about how they were having trouble breaking into EU markets due to increased privacy controls. 3mo
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