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erzascarletbookgasm
A Treacherous Curse | Deanna Raybourn
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I am ending the year right with this thoroughly
enjoyable series. I like reading about Veronica and Stoker‘s relationship, their amusing banter and sleuthing adventures. In this instalment, there‘s an Egyptian curse, a missing diadem, and a missing man that put Stoker in a difficult position. Full of fun and intrigue!

And with this, I‘ve completed my #mandmchallenge #memoirsandmysteries
Thanks for the challenge @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Kalalalatja I really liked the first book, but haven‘t read any of the others, which I have to do. #somanybookssolittletime congrats on finishing 👏 2y
Cinfhen Happy New Year, Jessie 💜☮️😘 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Best wishes for a Happy New Year! Sending you my ❤️ Cindy! @Cinfhen 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Katja. It‘s great fun. I will continue with the series. 👍 Happy New Year to you! 😘 @Kalalalatja 2y
Kalalalatja Happy New Year to you, too, Jessie! 💕 hope 2021 will be better than 2020 🤞 2y
CarolynM Happy New Year, Jessie💕 2y
Cathythoughts Happy New Year friend ✨😘 2y
Reggie Happy New Year, Jessie!🥳 2y
mrp27 Happy New Year! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and challenge! ♥️🎉📚 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Thank you and Happy New Year friends! 🤗🎉 @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @Reggie @mrp27 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Untitled | Anonymous
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Yay! It‘s challenge finishing season! This was a little adventure called #memoirsandmysteries or #mandmchallenge. I created it to nudge myself into these genres. I buy a lot of them and then kept reading other things. As of last week I‘ve officially finished!!

What 2020 reading challenges are you almost or completely finished with??

AmyG I am finished with #Booked2020. The other two I do are by month. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AmyG Woohoo!! I always bite off more challenges than I can finish! But this year has been better than average. Still, I have a handful of “planned reads” left. 2y
Deblovestoread Congrats to you and @AmyG for finishing challenges! . I have 13 books to finish #LitsyAtoZ and I am determined to finish. It will drive me nuts if I don‘t. (edited) 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kdgordon88 You can do it!!! I‘ve finished challenges on 12/31 before ... so you‘re not alone if you‘re pushing! ♥️📚 2y
Butterfinger I am almost finished with ReadHarder and PopSugar. I will have to push 50 states and Europe to 2021. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! I have 3 more books to complete this! 🏃‍♀️ 2y
Smarkies Well done on finishing this! I love challenges that make you read outside our wheelhouse. 😁 2y
KVanRead Congrats! 2y
AmyG @Kdgordon88 Ha...I try to finish early so I know it‘s done. It would drive me nuts if I didn‘t finish either. 2y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! ❤️📚❤️📚 2y
CrowCAH Happy Birthday!!! 📚🎂 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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The author is a #celebrity of sorts- a writer, journalist, LGBTQIA+ activist, popular on social media, has written on race, gender & culture for many publications, & this book was optioned for tv. This memoir is about his growing up navigating queerness & being Black. He talks of his ‘queer-affirming‘ family, identity, toxic masculinity & more. The essays felt honest, down-to-earth..they made me sad, made me smile..ultimately a hopeful read.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2y
Deblovestoread This book has been on my radar. Thanks for the great review! Stacked! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Now I really want to read this! 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
The Autobiography of a Yogi | Paramhansa Yogananda
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When I put the #memoirsandmysteries reading challenge together for myself last year, I included a #classic prompt. My full intention was to read some Sherlock Holmes, since I enjoy the fan fic that people write and also the BBC show. But ... now that I‘m here ... I just can‘t read a white guy book right now. Instead I‘m going with this book, since I‘ve revived my independent yoga practice due to the pandemic. It‘s certainly unique!

KVanRead I have got back into running and yoga due to the pandemic, more yoga than running lately due to the forest fire smoke, and it has been a life-and-sanity-saver! One silver lining of the lockdown. 2y
Gissy I read long time ago. 2y
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Gissy Let us know your impression🤗 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KVanRead Oh gosh, can‘t imagine running with all the smoke in the air! But I‘m glad yoga is helping your sanity! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gissy Yes, it‘s been around for years! I will definitely post a review. 😀 2y
Tanvir007 One of the best book i‘ve ever read 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Mehso-so

Not in the love camp. It wasn‘t bad, I enjoyed the creepy feel, the gothic atmosphere, and the suspense but it wasn‘t great. I enjoy reading books with no clear conclusions but the ending felt rushed. I also didn‘t like the big reveal of Rowan‘s backstory which didn‘t do anything to the story.

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsandmysteries #house

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sad when it doesn‘t live up to our hopes ... good job, though! ♥️👊🏻📚 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Untitled | Anonymous
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This was the little challenge I set up for myself back in January. I shared it and a few of you joined in. It‘s not too late if you‘re still open to challenges. Here‘s where I am so far ... red boxes are completed books. I‘m happy with the progress but not sure I‘ll read Holmes for the classic. Might try something more diverse instead.

#mandmchallenge #memoirsandmysteries

erzascarletbookgasm Oh you‘re almost done 👏. I should update and share mine soon. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @erzascarletbookgasm Yes, I‘d love to see what you‘ve picked! 2y
BookwormAHN I just finished mine 😺 2y
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Megabooks You‘re doing great!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookwormAHN Yaaaayyy!! That‘s awesome! 🎉🎉🥳🥳🤩🤩 2y
squirrelbrain I‘ve nearly finished mine too - two or three to go I think. I‘ll have to share soon.... 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @squirrelbrain Fantastic! I‘d love to see your choices. 💕 2y
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BookwormAHN
Untitled | Unknown
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#MemoirsAndMysteries
I had lots of fun @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks 😸

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BookwormAHN
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This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. It tells the story Jack & Algy and their ridiculous attempts to maintain their fake Earnest personas while trying to get engaged 💙
#MemoirsAndMysteries #Classic @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#Jennyis30 #Satire @jenniferw88
#SummerFun #AnOldFavorite
#SummerFunJr #RereadAnOldFavorite #BooktoMovie
@4thhouseontheleft @StayCurious

CarolynM I never get sick of this. Always makes me laugh😍 2y
StayCurious This one is fun:) 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is a nice little locked room mystery. Hastings and Poirot are on a holiday in Brighton, staying at the Grand Metropolitan Hotel. When an expensive pearl necklace belonging to the wife of a stockbroker is stolen, Poirot puts his little grey cells to good use. An enjoyable short story.

#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsandmysteries
#audio

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BookwormAHN
The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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I really enjoyed this disturbing book. This book centers around a group of kids, that are reminiscent of the Losers Club in It, that found a headless body in the woods by following chalk drawings. Chalk drawings that are similar to the ones that they had been using.
#lmpbc @Mynameisacolour @rsteve388 @Alfrazier21
#SummerFunJr Read a book someone else picks
@4thhouseontheleft @StayCurious
#MemoirsAndMysteries #Scary
@BarbaraTheBibliophage

Alfrazier21 This one was interesting for sure!! 2y
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