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Not perfect, but I enjoyed the hell out of this. Perhaps because some of my more significant relationships started as friendships, I was rooting for opposites Poppy & Alex to hook up. We follow these unlikely best friends through their tumultuous "present" by exploring their relationship through various summer vacations of years past. A light & fun read, especially since I haven't really had any vacations in two years thanks to Covid.

Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading this book 📚 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I picked this up with BOTM book of the year. Ended up giving it to our college-age grande to read while she‘s on break. She‘s so excited! 6mo
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Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life | Blair Braverman, Quince Mountain
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My final #Booked2021 book - #NewIn2021. Beautiful photos and an excellent narrative make this a wonderful book for anyone who loves dogs. The Flame trading card and postcard from Honest Dog Books are fun additions. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #AVeryMerryReadathon #WinterCosy #WrapItUpReadathon #Adventathon #AVeryMerryBingo @StayCurious @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @PuddleJumper @keys_on_fire @ozma.of.oz @Jadams1776

ozma.of.oz Oh that looks beautiful! ❤️ 7mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, photos are probably amazing 🤩 and congrats on completing #Booked2021 🍾🙌🏻 Here's the link to tally your final quarter 🎊♥️🎊♥️

Jadams1776 👍🏻🎄🎉🎁 6mo
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Completed my summer and winter prompts for #Booked2021
#TitleIncludesLibraryorLibrarian: The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu
#Translated: NoFriendButTheMountains
#UNPeacekeepersAre: Salt Houses
#MusicalInstrument: ComingThroughSlaughter
#Anti-Racism: Caste
#Poetry: Here In Harlem
#Frenemies: Butter Honey Pig Bread
#Jewish: Where the Jews Aren‘t
#Blackjack21: Open Heart
#NewIn2021: Missed Connections
#HiddenGem: Chop Suey Nation

Cinfhen Woohoo!! Congrats 🎉🎊🍾 will tag you in a few days with the new link to record your prompts for the #Final2021Drawing (edited) 7mo
Singout @Cinfhen Thank you! I can‘t believe I‘m done so early! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Hopefully I‘ll have it ready over the weekend. But I can‘t guarantee—with the holiday family time. Might be early next week … 7mo
Cinfhen No worries @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ll keep a list of who needs to be notified xx 😘 7mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Susanita 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
BarbaraBB Wow. 5⭐️ 7mo
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB if you're thing of doing next year 's #52Booksin52Weeks it would definitely work for the 'set on at least two different continents' prompt. I'm using it for this year's 'dual timeline' prompt. 7mo
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BarbaraBB Thanks, that‘s a good suggestion. I read this one for dual timeline 7mo
BarbaraBB For next year‘s two continents prompt (as well as for #ReadingAfrica2022) I‘ve been thinking of 7mo
BarbaraBB That one sounds good too. I love tripling up! 7mo
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Later | Stephen King
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I am a life-long Stephen King fan and his books are my comfort food. This one checked all the boxes for me - creepy, engaging, and great characterization. No one writes kids like SK can. I hope he comes back and revisit Jaime Conklin in future books.

#Booked2021 #NewIn2021

Cinfhen I never got into SK books but I‘m always impressed by his legions of fans who swear by his deliverance. He doesn‘t seem to disappoint 😁🙌🏻 7mo
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The Book of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Cinfhen Lots of love for Alice Hoffman 🧡 8mo
TheSpineView I need to read this one! 8mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 8mo
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October 24 and I‘m finally in to my October reviews.

This was my first audiobook of the month, and it was awesome. Definitely leans more fantasy (EPIC fantasy) than horror, but obviously, with vampires, and they are the scary/murdery variety, so there is gore. It‘s very dark, but also smart and witty—really put me in mind of Witcher at times. I was completely obsessed and devoured it quickly, and I cannot wait for the next one.


sprainedbrain Also, I am so happy to report that Jay Kristoff is one of those super talented guys who write fantasy books that aren‘t masochistic or misogynistic, so I wasn‘t the least bit annoyed with how quickly I fell in lust with Gabriel. 😂 And the audiobook narration is excellent. Also, my #NewIn2021 book for #Booked2021. (edited) 8mo
KristiAhlers I LOVED this book. I was so useless when I was reading. 😂🧡❤️ 8mo
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Rizzio: A Novella | Denise Mina
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A fast paced, intense novella about the assassination of David Rizzio, Private Secretary to Mary Queen of Scots. Full of intrigue, blood, and a healthy dose of wit. I needed to shake things up with something gripping and satisfying and this one totally fit the bill. Highly recommended!

#Booked2021 - #Newin2021 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen #stacked - this might come in handy for #Booked2022 😉#JustSayin 8mo
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This was a very atmospheric story capturing both the isolation and claustrophobia of life on a lighthouse in 1972 when the 3 inhabitants disappear without explanation. 20 yrs on a writer interviews their wives and slowly secrets emerge. A perfect story as the nights draw in and the air gets a little chillier.
#Newin2021 #booked2021 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Tamra Stacked! 8mo
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Mordew | ALEX. PHEBY
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Time for more of my groundbreaking "books on top of a microwave" series of photos.?

I am shocked - shocked! - that I enjoyed this as much as I did. Something in the audio description made me curious and I'm so glad I gave it a chance. It's as if Dickens wrote fantasy with input from Mervyn Peake and Philip Pullman.

#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious #booked2021 #newin2021 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

LeeRHarry Ooh I think I need to stack this ! 😊 8mo
Cinfhen Great review 💕cool cover 8mo
ferskner @Cinfhen I confess that the cover and general feel of the book is one of my favorite elements. :) 8mo
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