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Stopped reading this a few years ago for some reason. Finally picked it up again this weekend and am loving it. Absolutely fascinating!

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Enjoying my lunch time reading.

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Lies She Told | Cate Holahan
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So glad I didn‘t actually spend money on this one. The characters are ridiculous and pretty much none of their actions make a bit of sense.

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Autumn | Ali Smith
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Fer-de-Lance | Rex Stout
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My lunch view. Think the view is better than the book.

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The Nakano Thrift Shop | Hiromi Kawakami
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More book buying in Minneapolis. This time at Magers & Quinn. Also a picture of my view for a bit of Lake Calhoun from where I sat while reading.

SilversReviews Love this photo. 2y
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Fer-de-Lance | Rex Stout
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While visiting Minneapolis, I went to one of my favorite mystery book stores Once Upon a Crime. Such a wonderful bookstore.

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Gentlemen & Players | Joanne Harris
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Really do need to commit to finishing one of these soon.

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Mehso-so

After just finishing the first in the series and having already read the second a few months ago, I figured I may as well read this one too so it could go back to the library. Still a cute series where I like people but the mystery itself is kind of light.

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Mehso-so

Had read the second book in the series already, but still wanted to read the first to see what had been missed. Cute enough first book, heavy on characters and their everyday lives and light on actual mystery.

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This one just jumped to the top of the pile since it's due back at the library on Tuesday and no renewals allowed.

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Ahh, vacation reading

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Mehso-so

Was hoping for more with this one. I liked it overall but it was slow to get started, the characters were difficult to engage with, and the ending a little too pat.

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Murder on Cue | Jane Dentinger
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This combined two of my favorite things - murder mystery and Broadway!

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Super fun day helping my dad celebrate his 70th birthday! We went bookstore hopping - four stores over five hours. This is my stack - his is about twice as big.

VioletBramble Sounds like a great birthday. 2y
Kristelh Just finished this yesterday 2y
SilversReviews I don't see too many books I have read, but I do see THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT and TINY LITTLE THING. LOVED those books and all of her books. (edited) 2y
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Spouse on Haunted Hill | E.J. Copperman
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Comfort read from this fun series. The ending was ideal.

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Code of the Woosters | P G Wodehouse
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One of my favorite Wooster/Jeeves book!

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This was given to me by my MIL about 4 years ago and I've never really paid much attention to it. I think I had a vague notion it was some kind of ghost story, the cover helped with that impression. However it ended up being a really good small southern town story that delved into the ugly racist past of the town and the repercussions felt today. The main character of Jolie was a joy to read about - very strong, fair, with a great sense of self.

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Killer Cocktail | Tracy Kiely
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#bookcolourtag

Thank you @VioletBramble for picking my favorite color - green! At first I though it would be hard, but the Easton Press books helped. I forgot to include the Jane Austen books from the Everyman Library collection.

VioletBramble Nice! I love the green on the Collector's Wodehouse. 2y
SilversReviews Love the color scheme. (edited) 2y
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Aunt Bessie Believes | Diana Xarissa
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Really enjoyed this first book in the series. Loved the references to Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton. I'll definitely read more in the series.

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Enjoying spending my lunch time in 1938 Hollywood.

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Trajectory: Stories | Richard Russo
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This pretty much sums up my garage door! Thankfully I live in Texas so it only gets that cold a couple of days each year.

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Agnes Gray | Anne Bront

Great sentence to end the novel - "And now I think I have said sufficient."

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Murder in G Major | Alexia Gordon
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This was a delightful, charming mystery that's unlike almost any others - a musician in Ireland, ghosts, and a decades old murder. The main chapter is smart, funny, and appreciate a good bourbon. What's not to love about her? Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Sport of Kings | C E Morgan
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Big splurge at opening of Interabang, our new independent bookstore!

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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As someone with some Scandinavian background this really hit home.

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Mehso-so

Not nearly as good as her other books. Predictable with characters that are hard to relate to.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Very clever book within a book. Loved it!

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I'm loving this book!! So hard to put it down.

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Payment in Blood | Elizabeth George
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A meet up with online book friends Lori and Carrie for some book shopping and dinner.

rabbitprincess Yaaay! 😄 2y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Vacation book shopping! Picked up some items from my wishlist.

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Second Life of Nick Mason | Steve Hamilton
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Kind of boring, very macho book where women exist only to be saved or for sex.

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A Just Clause | Lorna Barrett
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Love the Booktown series and blew through the latest in one day.

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Wonderful book about the town of Gander who took in lots of plane people after the US airspace closed on 9/11. Fed into my current obsession with the musical Come From Away which is based on the same events.

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Happy lunchtime reading. #botm

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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Time for my June book club read. #mstreetbookclub

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Quick, easy read that I enjoyed quite a bit. Really appreciated the side chapters that showed a snippet of the other characters.

VioletBramble My sister just bought this at BookCon. I'm hoping she'll pass it on to me when she's done. 2y
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Bad Luck and Whiskey | Molly Vandever
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I'm thinking there is a reason that nobody else seems to own this book. It wasn't really that bad but as a mystery it wasn't as cohesive as I would have liked. Plus most of the characters seemed very unhappy and hard to root for.

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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My view while indulging in some afternoon reading on my day off.

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The Deep End | Julie Mulhern
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Fun first book in a series - set in the 1970's it's an interesting peek into what was happening at that time.

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BookBrat Think I'm going to like this one. 25 stories about women who helped change the world. What's not to like? 3y
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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My company while getting a pedicure. Helped me keep from kicking my feet. #botm

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The Impossible Fortress | Jason Rekulak
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Really should have chosen this for my April book of the month selection. Loving the 80's references. #botm

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The Way of All Flesh | SAMUEL BUTLER

Reading this book and can't help but think of the lyrics from the musical "She Loves Me" - makes me giggle.

Then all of a sudden, he said that I
couldn't go wrong with "The Way of all Flesh."
Of course it's a novel, but I didn't know,
or I certainly wouldn't have smacked him!

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Loved flipping through this book and seeing all the amazing bookstores!

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Planned reading for May - with Rules of Civility up next. Loved A Gentleman in Moscow so am excited to read his first novel.

Reviewsbylola Rules of Civility is amazing. 3y
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Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong | Emily Brightwell
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Always happy when the latest Mrs. Jeffries novel comes out. Know what I'm reading next!

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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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A bit of a soap opera but overall entertaining. A lot of coincidences regarding characters paths crossing but still an interesting study in the psychology of crime. #mstreetbookclub

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Looking forward to this Book of the Month pick. Lehane is a reliably good storyteller. #BOTM

Reviewsbylola I'm so excited for it! 3y
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