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Joined March 2016

Mom told me " Books are your friends"
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The Heavenly Table: A Novel | Donald Ray Pollock
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Desert .... it‘s where I live
Prickly pear ... especially in the form of cider or margarita
Gila Monster... javelinas are mean

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saguarosally I was just about to mention the prickly pear margarita. It‘s not easy to find in New England! 3d
ReadosaurusText Prickly pear margarita for the ultimate win! 3d
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A Double Life | Flynn Berry
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A little reading fatigue after Lethal White...hopefully this will help #amreading

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Surprise at the library today....but did any one know this thing is over 600 pages????? Weekend is booked now.

PatriciaU 600 pages??? I thought the last one was bloated, but this one sounds worse! WTH does no one want to edit JKR? (edited) 9mo
Macnjen Is this still a CB Strike book? I wasn‘t aware there was a new one out there. 9mo
Bookquilter @Macnjen Yep - it is Strike/Robin #4 9mo
Bookquilter @PatriciaU I was expecting heft— but not that much heft ... Hoping to hold us over so we‘ll stop asking for the next one? 9mo
GuiltyFeat The author has some form in releasing series books that get bigger and bigger. 9mo
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Empire of Sand | Tasha Suri
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Got Book Mail today....will start this sometime this weekend

whatshesreadingnow 👏🏻🙌🏻 Can‘t wait to read Crawdads!! I hope you enjoy!! 10mo
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Weekend reading ....

Andrew65 Love The Grapes of Wrath. 10mo
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Sundays in August | Patrick Modiano
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I just returned from NYC ... picked up a couple of gems.

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Happy Mother‘s Day!!! Best thing I saw on twitter today from one of my favorite authors❤️

readordierachel 💙 13mo
Libby1 That quote is wonderful and incredibly accurate. 9mo
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Been away for awhile... life happens!!!! Really getting back into a mystery grove and this book was right on track. #movingforward

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The Western Wind | Samantha Harvey
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Haven‘t been this excited about weekend reading in a while .... but this was in the mail today from the UK #bookmail

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Light It Up | Nick Petrie
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Oldest left for AF Basic Training this month... reading was slow and not enough escape - missing him a lot. A few great books this month #FebStats #ReadingStats

Lcsmcat ❤️ 1y
kspenmoll 👏🏻👏🏻🎉 1y
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After the car accident I was concerned about my ability to focus on reading... apparently I just have to start 3 books for every 1 I finish... but I am getting books read. #January #bookstats

abbsinwonderland I was in an accident three years ago in March. I had bruising and a blood clot on my brain, along with tons of other injuries. Those two effected me the most, mainly because now I have very bad memory and sometimes trouble focusing- it was alot harder at first to get my brain back to "how it should be" and I definitely wasn't up to par, but now I'm almost back to reading how I was before! Good luck to you! It does get better! ? 1y
whatshesreadingnow Way to go!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 1y
Bookquilter @abbsinwonderland Thanks for the encouragement. I have 10 books partially started..until 1 catches my focus I just move on to the next one. Glad you are doing better. 1y
abbsinwonderland @Bookquilter Just allow yourself to have patience with yourself! 😆 You're welcome! I know how frustrating it can be! And thank you! 1y
RaimeyGallant Awesome! 1y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#sundayread Really excited this came in to the library for the weekend.

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Happy New Years #Littens. Out with the old— in with the new. Happy reading to all of you!

Andrew65 Fantastic 🎊🍾🎉🥂 1y
Izai.Amorim Happy New Year! And congratulations! A lot of books! 1y
Suet624 Wow! 1y
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Jas16 Happy New Year 🎉🍾 1y
AmandaL Happy New Year! 🎊 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy reading in 2018! 1y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 1y
Simona Same to you, Happy New Year 😘 1y
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Double Wide | Leo W. Banks
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Last book for 2017.... I went ahead and finished it.. the last 25 pages took forever to read ( my problem not the books ). Bring on the new year and light fluffy books.

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Double Wide | Leo W. Banks
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So we were rear ended 2 weeks ago today... I haven‘t been on Litsy much since or reading for that matter. We all walked away with out major injury... but reading is harder now. Reading after trauma ... thoughts???

DGRachel That‘s scary looking damage! I‘m glad no one seriously injured. {{hugs}} As for post-traumatic reading, I vote for comfort reads-books you always reread or something light and fluffy. 1y
Shemac77 Any kind of trauma takes time for your body and mind to process. Trauma is difficult to muddle through; you can have the physical signs which are more easily dealt with than the mental. The mental takes more time and more diligence. Hope you feel better. 1y
amie Maybe reread an old favorite that you find comforting? 1y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 I‘m so sorry this happened. I‘m glad you & others weren‘t hurt. We were hit 2 years ago in our van. A person was texting & ran the stop sign, hitting us at 40 mph or more. Thankfully like you minor injuries to both parties. (Our entire family including 5 kids were in the car. Thanking my guardian angels). I found it so hard to get back into anything that I had to sit to do for awhile. Reading, crocheting, meditation, anything. My mind would wander 1y
[DELETED] 3803335244 You are definitely feeling normal for just being in an accident. It‘s scary, it‘s emotional, & my heart goes out to you. It does get better. But I admit I was shaken for awhile. Hugs & healing ❤️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Don‘t stress your brain right now if it seems hard to read. It‘s healing from the trauma. So glad the humans are okay. 😘 1y
ReadingSusan Omg I am so, so sorry this happened. Give yourself time to heal. These kind of traumas can really distract you. 1y
CocoReads Glad you‘re ok. It‘s the shock. Give it time and the reading will come back. 1y
Rachel.Rencher After I found out my mom was sick, I couldn't get through any books that required much thought. I got really into fluffy, young adult literature books that you could read quickly. Looking back, I bailed on a lot of books I'd probably enjoy now but my mind just wasn't in a good spot. It took about 6 months, but I'm back to reading just about anything. I totally get where you're coming from. 1y
Lcsmcat I‘m glad y‘all are ok, given the damage to your car! Just be gentle with yourself and allow time to process. I was t-boned once when a kid ran a stop sign and it was years before I quit flinching if a car came up to a stop sign when I was already in the intersection. Read something light and funny that can give you a break. 1y
Librarybelle So sorry this happened, but glad everyone is okay! Like others, I would suggest whatever books are considered your fluff, the light books that are fun and do not involve intense reading time. 1y
cobwebmoth I'm sorry you're having to deal with all of that stress, but I'm glad you're physically okay. Hugs! 1y
RaimeyGallant I'm having a hard time picking up the book I was reading when something traumatic happened. It may just be that you need to pick up a different book because you're associating it with the accident. 1y
PurpleyPumpkin So sorry you were in an accident and glad to hear that everyone is physically okay. After a major shock like this, it really takes time for the mind to heal. As other Littens have suggested, perhaps light reads will get you over the hump. But you know what? Maybe you need to take a reading holiday for a bit. You love reading, so you will always come back to it. Take care of yourself. 💜 1y
Bookquilter @DGRachel @Shemac77 @amie Thank you for suggestions. 1y
Bookquilter @ForeverNerdy Thank you. Glad you were all okay too. 1y
QuietlyLaura I‘m so sorry you‘ve been through such an awful experience. Be kind to yourself while your mind is processing as you cope. Maybe comforting audiobooks or movies or TV shows? 💙 1y
Bookquilter @ReadingSusan @BarbaraTheBibliophage @CocoReads Thank you. I keep looking at the boys and they seem to have bounced back so fast to normal... just not there 1y
Bookquilter @Rachel.Rencher Thank you. I did read The Map by William Ritter ( short story ) today so I may try Jackaby 1y
Bookquilter @Lcsmcat I am jumping at loud noises .... haven‘t had the guts to drive yet and I wasn‘t driving that night. Thank you for suggestions. 1y
Bookquilter @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you... maybe I should take a holiday from books for a bit. Hard to contemplate doing but considering how little I‘ve actually done in the last 2 weeks it maybe the answer. 1y
Bookquilter @ReadsWithTea Thank you. Audio is a great idea too. 1y
PurpleyPumpkin And that‘s okay! I think we‘ve all done it at times, whether we realized it or not. And when you feel like it, you‘ll be back at it. It may not even take that long. Maybe you just need some downtime. You‘ll get there. 1y
ReadingSusan @Bookquilter don‘t beat yourself up. Kids are super resilient. Adults tend to think what if. Just take the time to feel your feelings. Maybe write down how you are feeling? That always helps me with through something. 1y
Notafraidofwords It‘s terrible. I‘ve been there. It took me months to feel normal. Be patient with yourself. 1y
TaylorMay I'm so sorry to hear about this but I am so so very glad that you are all physically okay. My advise is don't push it. Take this time to catch up on movies or binge a TV show. When you are ready you'll know. I tend to read when things get hectic as a distraction. I either re-read a favorite I haven't picked up in a while or something I know I'll love. Something that will pull me in. Yes, just be patient sending lots of love ❤ 1y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m so glad you‘re all okay physically. Mentally, take it easy as long as you need to — lots of good advice here already 💖 1y
bookwrm526 So glad you are all ok!! 1y
mjdowens So sorry to hear about your accident. Glad to hear everyone is okay. It really is a mental trauma. Took me a couple of weeks after mine to even want to drive again. It will pass though. Try reading a childhood favorite maybe. 1y
[DELETED] 206653737 Oh my gosh glad you are all ok. All I can offer is it takes time to get back into it after something traumatic happens. It will get better. 1y
megt Im so sorry to hear this happened, but glad that you‘re all okay. As others have said, try something that is comforting or what you might normally consider fluff. 💕 1y
Debiw781 I'm so sorry that you've had to go through this but glad you are all okay! What you're experiencing is normal and it's ok to give yourself time to heal. I found that reading light fluffy books or comfort reads was about all I could handle at first but the important thing is to give yourself time to heal. Write, draw, sew... whatever calms you and your brain. Hugs 1y
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#2017review Goodreads 2017 Review. Think I will get at least 2 more in before 2018

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Murder for Christmas | Francis Duncan
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#readingstats Can not believe how close we are getting to 2018

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The Language of Secrets | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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RebelReader This title intrigues me! 2y
Bookquilter @rebelreader Second in series.... I am flying through this one. Unsettling but informative. First book is 2y
RebelReader @Bookquilter Thanks! I'll have to check it out. I'm gonna need a spreadsheet to keep track of my series reading. 😬😬😬😬 2y
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Murder for Christmas | Francis Duncan
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Made my contribution to small business Saturday at the #indiebookstore ... 1 for my husband and a couple of gifts ( not pictured )... and murder for me #PoisonedPen

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Murder for Christmas | Francis Duncan
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Look folks I know I am supposed to be getting into the Christmas boxes today but with this weather I am considering putting a palm tree up instead and a hammock and reading the whole month....🌴

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Hiddensee: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Guess the library wants me to get into the spirit of the season...

Jess_Read_This I‘m curious what you think of Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe.... it was DNF for me. 😬 2y
Bookquilter @Jess_Read_This Funny you should mention DNF ... I am on page 58 and was just thinking about if I really wanted to finish it or not .... 2y
Jess_Read_This @Bookquilter Ha!!! You‘ve lasted longer than I did! 🏆Pat yourself on the back!! 😂 2y
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Righteous | Joe Ide
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#sundayreading Also check out Joe Ide NPR interview from November 10 if you get a chance

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Back from cruise since Monday..read 3 books on trip. Can‘t even finish a Stephanie Plum because I still have vertigo from coming off ship. Loved the cruise... hate vertigo

LauraBrook Cruise sounds nice, but the vertigo... not so much! I get it too, it‘s awful. Hope you‘re back to normal now! 2y
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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Sail Away | Donald Crews
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Going on 5 day cruise + 2 travel days in the Florida / Caribbean— so 1) How many books?
2) What kind of book? ( Title suggestions are great ) .... taking The Vacationers I think ... and I don‘t know #readingproblems

Sarah83 How many books do you normally read? Four maybe? For a cruise I would choose this one by Agatha Christie 2y
Bookquilter @sarah83 Agatha Christie is a great choice. I can read 1 book for a whole week or get 3 or 4 done. Just depends... I think I am trying to justify taking books.. 2y
Sarah83 I would take authors, you know and you like. If you take some ones, you don't get any other books for some time 🙈 2y
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CouronneDhiver Three books max... cruises always have so much fun activity going on. 2y
Bookquilter @sarah83 @CouronneDhiver think I will take 2 and my kindle ( which has plenty of books I keep forgetting to read on it ) as back up. Makes narrowing down to 2 harder.... 2y
Debiw781 Some of the cruise ships have libraries too😊. Small but... hey, they come in handy lol 2y
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Guess what came off my hold list today... looking forward to work tomorrow ( my listening place )....

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Youngest son is brown bell testing today... seating in courtyard reading. #sundayreading

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SilversReviews Always enjoy his books. 2y
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Library Haul ... lovely books. Not sure I can get these done in 2 weeks

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Oooo. They were just talking about the Comfort Food Diaries on one of the Book Riot podcasts. I want to read that one. 2y
Bookquilter @RestlessFickleBookSlut I am almost sure that podcast is how it ended up on my hold list at the library. Podcasts and Litsy are dangerous to my TBR list. 2y
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Came home to #bookmail

HardcoverHearts That‘s a beauty! 2y
AmyG What a beautiful book. 2y
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#riotgrams #shelfie Cannot believe it is October already...

stargazerblue49 Right?! Where did the rest of this year go??? 2y
SilversReviews Crazy how the time flies, and now October is almost over. 2y
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It was like it was meant to be....#Sundayreading

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September was a great month but it was a quality over quantity month.... Fabulous books this month. #septemberstats #bookstats

Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Nicely done!👍🏽 2y
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Victoria_C I started this today and am pulled in already. 2y
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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This is book hit all the marks for me! Loved it!!!! And it was 100 for the year... so everything now is bonus reading

Jess7 Wow! 2y
Izai.Amorim Congratulations, that's very impressive. 🥂🍾 2y
Simona 👏👏👏 2y
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julesG 👏👏👏 2y
Varshitha Woo, Congrats 👏👏 2y
irre Great! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Victoria_C I just got a notice for that book from the library. 2y
GypsyKat Congratulations!🎈🎊🍾🎉 2y
sprainedbrain Woohoo!!! 🎊🎈🎉 2y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 🎖 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Amazing!👍🏽 2y
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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Ms. Locke referenced this line when she spoke last weekend at Poisoned Pen. It gave me chills when I read it in the book.

Dragon Stacking 👍🐉 2y
valeriegeary I'm reading this one now and oh my gosh I love it! 2y
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Unbroken Line of the Moon | Johanne Hildebrandt
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First Bingo on board #tbrbingo #bingoupdate

BarbaraTheBibliophage Woot! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder 👏👏👏👏 2y
mcipher Congrats! 2y
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Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉🍾🥂 2y
WhatDeeReads Congratulations!🎊🎉 2y
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏👏😀😀🎊🎊🎊 2y
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Close to Home | Robert Dugoni
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mrozzz No shame, enjoy those books 👌🏻 2y
EllieDottie I mm also a Hufflepuff 💛 and I have at least 200 unread books 📚 no shame!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hated Gone Girl!!! 2y
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Izai.Amorim Big plans for that passport? 2y
Bookquilter @Izai.Amorim cruise this year and hopefully Italy/Spain next year ( we have free plane tickets we need to use by the end of next year ) 2y
Izai.Amorim @Bookquilter 🇮🇹 👍I guess we can divide people into France lovers and Italy lovers. Nothing against France but to me Italy wins hands down: the people, the language, the food, the climate, the art, the cities... 2y
Bookquilter @Izai.Amorim France would've been fine but I have a childhood friend that is living in Italy so it made it an easier and more logical choice... looking forward to the trip very much (edited) 2y
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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Listened to this amazing woman tonight at Poisoned Pen tonight. Grateful for the opportunity to hear from her about this project and how she got to this project... Thank you @Liberty for talking about this on ATB 😊

Cinfhen This sounds excellent! 2y
GuiltyFeat I've loved everything she's written so far. Really looking forwards to this. 2y
AmyG Nice! 2y
EllieDottie That is so awesome!!! 2y
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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So I just learned that she is going to be at Poisoned Pen this week.... may have to make this happen

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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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Really quick read...was captivated by lead character's instinct and conflict... may read more in the series but first Bingo. #TBRBINGO #update

Megabooks So close to a bingo!! 2y
WhatDeeReads Great work! Going for the bingo? 2y
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The Western Star | Craig Johnson
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"Well, if I were going to throw somebody off a train, I'd throw them off the back."

Plotting and logical--- yep.

Liatrek Lol! I love this one 😊 2y
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Sulfur Springs: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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August is over??? Wow this year is going fast #augustreads #bookstats

SilversReviews Too fast. 2y
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My Sister's Bones | Nuala Ellwood
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Picked up a few goodies before the soccer match last night..

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Short but powerful... micro memoir is a good description of the content. Parts have got my mind cranking ... looking for other work by Fennelly.

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#confession: I may leave an hour early for work because traffic is a crap shoot or my built in emergency time may actually be built in reading time away from text and stupid questions... ARC in the mail yesterday. Have a great day ☀️

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I guess I decided to weed the #TBRpile ... I put all the books on my coffee table last night so I would do it today......

Balibee146 Don't weed just read :-) nice pile 2y
Bookquilter @Balibee146 maybe weed is the wrong word... sort might be better... I was trying to find something and decided to sort my series books from the others ..... (edited) 2y
Balibee146 Ah loving your work xx 2y
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SilversReviews Have fun sorting. Have they all been read? 2y
Bookquilter @SilversReviews nope this is just the TBR pile... 😬 2y
SilversReviews @Bookquilter LOL...Oh my - mine isn't that bad. ENJOY!! 2y
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7th Canon | Robert Dugoni
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#Sundayreading and laundry

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The Quilter's Apprentice: A Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini
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@Wife This is "my" quilt... the first one I made just for me... the one I read under. Shortly after my 30th birthday I took this as a class ... it's called My 3 Stars

DGRachel That's beautiful! ?. Are the stars pieced or appliquéd? (edited) 2y
Mdargusch Wow! Gorgeous! 2y
celtichik Beautiful! 2y
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Bookquilter @DGRachel pieced. It's a buggy barn design. 2y
mdm139 Beatiful, you are very talented 2y
AmyG That is really lovely. 2y
Susanita Beautiful! 2y
Suet624 What beautiful work. And I'm glad you kept it for yourself. 😀 2y
Wife 😍You did a great job on it! Thanks for sharing it with us. I'll have to dig out one of mine to show you. 2y
Eyelit So very cool! 2y
Bookquilter @Wife I'd like to see yours.... I even forget sometimes what it was to spend those moments with the fabric... I used to call it Peace by piecing. 2y
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