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Traci1
Pupcakes: A Christmas Novel | Annie England Noblin
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Mehso-so

This one could've been a pick. But the narrator's accent was so irritating, the constant reminders of the location (yes, you're from Jonesboro and now live in Memphis - you've mentioned it at least 37 times), the repeated unrealized held breaths, laughs, tears, etc. just kept me from enjoying what was a pretty ok story.

+1,276 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick
21/25 #crushtherush #readyourway @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheSpineView

Jadams1776 🎄🎉 2y
Bookgoil But it looks so cute!!! 2y
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Traci1 @Bookgoil I think if I had read it in print, I'd have enjoyed it a lot more. The narrator just irritated me so much. The story was actually decent. Though not really Christmasy. 2y
Ruthiella “Unrealized held breath” drives me NUTS. It‘s so over used. 😖 2y
TheSpineView 🤩📚📖🎄 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🐶At least the cover is cute. 2y
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Traci1
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the original CiE story much more than this one. The small Christmas town setting is still just as charming as ever, but setting alone can't carry a story. The story was very blah, and adding in a bunch of side plots didn't help. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either.
Nearly finished with my Emma and Pietro #audiostitching project.
+966 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick
17/25 #crushtherush and #readyourway
#winterathon

Bookgoil Love your craft! Sorry t he book wasn‘t stellar! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The needlepoint is coming along wonderfully. Sorry the book was a meh. I listened to the first one a few days ago and even that one was just OK. 2y
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Traci1
A Highland Christmas | M. C. Beaton
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Mehso-so
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DieAReader
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#ProgressItNovember #BYOBAntiReadaton #CYOReadathon

No TBR Per se, just potential reads😉

‘Open‘ pile:
- Checkered Past📚
- The Perfect Neighbor📖
- Jim Henson🎧

A few alternatives:
- Sharon Osbourne🎧
- Vanish📚

Sace I have to find that Henson biography! Happy Reading! 2y
DieAReader @Sace Thanks! I‘m not far into it yet, but I‘m enjoying it so far. 2y
GHABI4ROSES I bet anything Osborne will be good! 2y
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Bookworm54
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My monthly round up!

I read 10 books and started 2 others (pictured)
I also watched S1 and 2 of Kingdom, BBCs Dracula, S1 of What We Do In The Shadows, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Hocus Pocus, Corpse Bride, Haunted Mansion, and 2 eps of Truth Seekers.

I read 8hrs for #CYOReadathon, 36hrs for #Screamathon, 10hrs for #October20in4, 14hrs for #OutstandingOctober, 9hrs for #CocoTurns50, 6hrs for #ReadYourWay, and 5hrs for #CreatureFeaturethon

Bookworm54 My total point score for #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 is 6857 points. Thanks for hosting @StayCurious and @Clwojick :) 2y
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 2y
TheSpineView Great job!😍🤩😊 2y
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Bookgoil Glad you enjoyed all the readathons!!! ❤️🎃 2y
Clwojick 👏 Way to go!!! Thanks for playing along this past month! 👏 2y
StayCurious Great job!! 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Mehso-so

I am not one for legal books, fiction or non-fiction, but I joined in on the #SundsyBuddyRead. This is very thorough, giving us some background about the Borden family and the aftermath of those vicious murders. We move to details of the court case, with day by day descriptions of the case and includes black & white photos of the crime scenes, and closes with the verdict and a brief aftermath. This is DENSE. Well researched, but lots of names ⬇️

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen Book
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Panpan

Mare Winningham's audio narration was FANTASTIC but I'm glad this smucking book is over! Listening to Lisey's Story for 19 hours on CD over the last two weeks means I had a lot of time to think about this. It was too long. Parts of this book felt unimportant to the ultimate story and others were repetitive to the point where I was hoping for some clown to emerge from the sewer in an unexpected crossover to take out every last one of them. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Lisey is boring. Her sisters are boring. Zero scares, and the most thrilling part was a scene with a can opener! And worst of all, there were so many words and phrases that are like inside jokes/family phrases that are supposed to take you into their specific story but really just grated my nerves into a parmesan-like substance. Among the grating are smucking (in lieu of it's rhyming F word), bool (still couldn't 100% explain WTF it is), ⬇️ 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick parents referred to as Goodma & Dandy, and most annoying, is this famous writer can't call the blanket an afghan, but an African. The only vaguely supernatural thing about this is the place Lisey's husband has taken her at times, a bit like The Upside-Down of you're a Stranger Things fan, called Booya Moon. I'm just not sentimental enough for this sort of self-indulgent story. At least there are beaucoup team points for this one. ⬇️ 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick #scarathalon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious 2,016 total points on this
15 points for the (barely) team theme +1 participation plus 19 full hours for 8 'thons my #Bookspin book for Oct @thearomaofbooks #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #gothtober #sbooktober #readlikehellathon #bookishbingo #nameinthetitlereadathon #supernaturalathon and less hours for these shorter 'thons #theautumnreadathon 9h, #Thrillathon 3h, #cyoreadathon 3h, #october8in2 2h,⬇️
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TheAromaofBooks A perfect review! 😂 2y
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