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julieclair
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My #SeasonalCozies pick for May is The Cornish Wedding Murder, because our wedding anniversary takes place in May, and we will be visiting Cornwall! 💍👰🤵‍♂️🇬🇧

 @OriginalCyn620 and @CoffeeNBooks have already posted their Mother‘s Day themed picks, and @Read4life is continuing with the Calendar Murder Mystery series. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else will be reading!

julieclair For those interested, the link to the optional StoryGraph Challenge is https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/eea8f8fe-5afb-495b-8c57-9c1c5be... 4w
Librarybelle Still thinking about mine! 4w
PathfinderNicole I‘m doing this one! 4w
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kspenmoll @PathfinderNicole Thanks for this suggestion- sounds like a fun mystery! I think I‘ll join you. 4w
kspenmoll My wedding anniversary is May 18! 4w
Avanders Oooh and yay! Have fun!! 😄 4w
Crinoline_Laphroaig What fun! I think I have Memorial Day cozy stacked. 4w
ElizaMarie My anniversary is May 22nd 💜🩷🩵 4w
BookmarkTavern Happy anniversary! 🎉🎉 4w
JessieKB Happy happy anniversary!!💗💗 I must get back on track this month 🙃 4w
julieclair @PathfinderNicole @kspenmoll May Day Murder sounds like fun! I haven‘t heard of that series - The Wiccan Wheel. Hope you enjoy! 4w
julieclair @kspenmoll @ElizaMarie Mine is May 23 💖 We will all be celebrating this month! 🥂 4w
julieclair @sblbooks That one looks fun. I need a Montana book for #ReadTheUSA. Stacked! 4w
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Librarybelle
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#LittenDetectives : we‘re two weeks away from our next #NancyDrewBR discussion!

Questions will be posted on the 15th!

In the meantime, @lauraisntwilder shared info on a video game based on last month‘s book on Shadow Ranch: https://store.steampowered.com/app/572740/Nancy_Drew_The_Secret_of_Shadow_Ranch/

lauraisntwilder I'm excited for this one! It's the only one I remember reading as a kid. 😊 2mo
Librarybelle @lauraisntwilder 😁❤️❤️ 2mo
Ruthiella Ready! 👍 2mo
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DebinHawaii I‘ve got to go grab my library hold this week. Can‘t wait! 🤗 2mo
BarkingMadRead Woohoo!! I‘m ready!! 2mo
DGRachel I don‘t think my library hold is going to be available on time (I‘m #3 and check outs are for 21 days), but I‘ll check on it again next week and buy the ebook if need be. 2mo
Roary47 That game looks fun! I‘m ready to read another fun mystery. I hope it‘s located somewhere I can claim another #ReadtheUSA 2mo
dabbe @DGRachel I'm in your exact same boat! 🤩 2mo
Librarybelle I hope it‘s a good one, @bookandbedandtea @Roary47 ! 2mo
Librarybelle Hope you‘re able to get it from the library @DGRachel @dabbe ! 2mo
Bookwormjillk @Roary47 ha! I was thinking the same thing! 2mo
Read4life I picked up my copy from the library Thursday so I‘m ready to go. 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Just waiting for my library hold. Fingers crossed that it comes in soon!🤞🏽 2mo
Librarybelle Hopefully it comes in soon, @PurpleyPumpkin ! 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement My local library branch doesn‘t have this one, just put in my request for one of the copies in the system. Looking forward to another BR! 2mo
Librarybelle @CogsOfEncouragement Hope you get it soon! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Mehso-so

I ended up feeling pretty ambivalent towards my pick for this month's #ReadorDonate challenge. There are a lot of positive reviews for this one, but I found the pacing to be slow and never particularly warmed towards the characters. I never felt a sense of urgency, or like time was running out or that something bad was going to happen. Just... oh, your husband isn't who you thought he was. I guess we should find who he really was. Oh. Awkward. ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) The End. I personally didn't care for the sad ending, either, even though it technically worked.

So far, this challenge for me has been read AND donate, but that's working, too 😂

@julieclair

#ReadtheUSA - Texas
#BookSpinBingo
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julieclair I have been wishy washy about whether to read this one. This review has helped me decide. Not reading it, lol. Happy donating! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @julieclair - It gets a lot of positive reviews on GR, but it just didn't work for me. Although I may just be in a mood, because I'm noticing a lot of “soft picks“ and “so-so“ reads on my page this month 😂 2mo
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julieclair I think I might be in the same mood, lol! 2mo
SpellboundReader @TheAromaofBooks - Are you doing the #ReadTheUSA as an ongoing challenge or a yearly challenge? I'm curious as I just added a similar post, initially using a different tag. I've been working on my USA challenge for years. Wishing you the best of luck with yours. 🤗 📚 2mo
SpellboundReader @TheAromaofBooks - I think I answered my own question, as I just found the original post by @aperfectmjk from January. Sometimes there are so many different tags on Litsy that it's hard to keep track. 😃😬 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @BeeCurious - I do it every year just because it's a fun and easy thing to track, but wasn't aware of their being an “official“ challenge this time around haha You're right, there are so many different tags and craziness going on around here that it can be hard to keep track!! 2mo
SpellboundReader @TheAromaofBooks Thanks so much for answering and have fun with the challenge. I'll pay more attention to the books you list for the #ReadtheUSA tag. 🙂
Here's the link to the post by @aperfectmjk , just in case anyone else is interested for the remainder 2024 or 2025. https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2688730
One never can plan too early for reading challenges here. 👍
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SpellboundReader @DebLovestoRead - I thought you might be interested in this post and challenge, if you didn't already see it. 2mo
Deblovestoread @BeeCurious Thanks for the tag! 💜🌸💜 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @BeeCurious - Thank you for the link!! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Pickpick

A soft pick for the first #BakerStreetIrregulars buddy read. I liked the concept and the characters, but the pacing was all over the place. This definitely had “first book in a series“ vibes (hopefully it is!!), with a lot of character introductions. So many different mysteries meant that some things felt glossed over in the end. However, all in all a fun read, and I would definitely pick up a sequel.

dabbe I'm halfway through and agree with you 💯! 2mo
BookishMadHatter This is the first Patterson book that's interested me in forever. The concept is making me curious 2mo
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julieclair
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Pickpick

I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery! Thanks to @Read4life and @DebinHawaii for making me aware of it. Book 2 in a series. I haven‘t read Book 1, and that didn‘t matter. Set in a book-themed Manor hotel, which is hosting a Valentines week conference featuring Romance authors. Very fun, and the mystery kept me guessing.
#SeasonalCozies #ISpyBingo #Pantone2024 #SeriesLove2024 #ReadTheUSA (Virginia)

TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
DebinHawaii Glad you enjoyed it! I liked this one much more than the first & will go one to the next soon! 3mo
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julieclair @DebinHawaii I think I‘m not going to bother with the first book, since you and @Read4life both gave it lukewarm reviews. I‘m just going to go on to Book 3, at some point. 3mo
Read4life Like @DebinHawaii said, this one was much better than the first. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. I will also read book 3 at some point. I agree with skipping book 1. 3mo
julieclair @Read4life 👍😉 3mo
Andrew65 Excellent 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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Roary47
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Mehso-so

I read this for #FoodandLit January pick for Ghana 🇬🇭 I also used this for #ReadtheUSA Alabama. This story is about a daughter who is working on a neuroscience project with mice. Through the course of the story she loses people that are close to her. This is the fuel and inspiration she has to finish her studies on these mice. It is a very emotional story with a lot of downs. However, I really enjoyed the approach on some difficult topics.

Catsandbooks ❤️🇬🇭 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks
The Geography of You and Me | Jennifer E. Smith
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Mehso-so

I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing did.

#ReadtheUSA - New York
#ISpyBingo - City Skyline
#BookSpinBingo

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TheAromaofBooks
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Pickpick

18 months ago, Lainie killed her ex-boyfriend in self-defense, when he showed up in her home and attempted to murder her. But now, she's seeing him again, and he seems determined to have his revenge. Is it really him? If not, who else would be stalking her? Throw in a bit of romance from her best friend's brother, now a good-looking cop, and you have a pretty standard Eason thriller. This one was a bit of a soft pick because the motivations ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) of the bad guy seemed a little odd to me, and any time you have a “he wants you dead!“ but then he bypasses multiple opportunities to make her dead... it mildly annoys me lol But I did really like the characters, and I always appreciate that Eason works Christianity into her stories in a way that feels natural. I'm sure I'll pick up the next book in this new series.

#SeriesLove2024 @TheSpineView @Andrew65
#100YearsofBooks
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 4mo
Librarybelle All of those prompts!! 4mo
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