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Buchbeeg

Joined May 2019

🦸‍♀️ momma ☕coffee enthusiast 📚 book addict 🌌 space nerd 🐱 cat cuddler 🏕 nature appreciator
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The Dark Archive | Genevieve Cogman
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Another 2022 read.
These books are amazing! The worlds Cogman creates are the perfect place for book lovers. Her characters are likeable, people you'd like to be or know.
And while the stories are for sure formulaic at this point, this one was still as enjoyable as all the others.
If you haven't yet, go grab book one and adventure on!

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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Just a little light reading before church. . .

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Gallows Hill | Darcy Coates
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I sure do love Coates! She takes away all your safety and makes you deal with the scary. Took me two days to finish the last 40 pages because I could only read at night!
I always have such a hard time reviewing because I feel like I'll give it all away but the solution to all this...man, it just got me. Favorite Coates yet.

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This was another read from 2022. This is targeted more for people with ADHD than people associated with ADHD but it is still extremely helpful insight for us non adhd-ers. My husband found this book life changing as someone who was diagnosed late in life. If ya need some help, give this book a shot.

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This was my favorite read of 2022.
Tom Papa just makes me smile. He's positive and real and just freaking funny. I found myself truly laughing out loud while reading this. I do think watching a few of his skits first helps so you can hear his voice while reading. If ya need a smile, this book is for you.
#dogsoflitsy #notfrank

ShelleyBooksie Cute dog ♡ 1w
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#SundayFunday. @ozma.of.oz
I used to! I felt true shame to start a book and not finish it. It's how my habit of reading multiple books at once began.
My last bailed book was the tagged book. I had been so excited for it but there was animal stuff and I just didn't want to risk it getting worse.

ozma.of.oz Totally understand on the animal thing! Thank you for sharing! 1w
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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski
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This is another one from last year.

I think I may have said this during my other Witcher reviews but I'm gonna say it again! These books are epic, on level with Wheel of Time of Lord of the Rings in my opinion. I am obsessed!

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Sure wish I would have had all this information at the beginning of our marriage!
There are a lot of ideas here to digest. Not everything will work for everyone but just having the info is helpful. I have found this helps with my kiddo as well so really if you have any kind of relationship with someone with ADHD this book is incredibly helpful.

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The Resting Place | Camilla Sten
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I won this off of Goodreads and I just feel so over the moon lucky that I did because this author is AMAZING.
I finished this one about a year ago (Maybe some day I'll catch up on all my reviews....)
I just can't express how good of a writer she is. There is never a lull and the story is always moving forward. And the premise of face blindness really makes things interesting. Just nothing bad to say about it.

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The House on Foster Hill | Jaime Jo Wright
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Help! This audio book is killing me! I need a better one but I'm horrible at picking anything.
Anyone have any suggestions for a mystery or horror that is read really well?

IndoorDame She falls on the ghost stories end of mystery/horror, but if that appeals I almost always choose to listen to Simone St. James books on audio 2w
Buchbeeg I love ghost stories! I'll try that next! 2w
Buchbeeg This one might be better if I were reading it but listening to it isn't working. It just moves so slow 2w
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Susanita Dual timeline with two different narrators 2w
Buchbeeg @Susanita adding to my list now! I love when there are various narrators. 2w
Buchbeeg @Susanita Ah man, it's not on my audio book apps :( 2w
Susanita Bummer! I‘d also suggest anything by Deborah Crombie. They‘re interesting stories, and the narrator is good. If you like classic mysteries this one is compelling and fairly short: 2w
Buchbeeg @Susanita Perfect! Lots of options for her on my Libby app!!! 2w
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Annual January Barnes & Noble run with the family 🎉📚❤️ It was such a great trip. I love seeing my kiddos get excited for different kinds of books. Hope we do this forever.

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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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First read of the year 🎉 Completed during break but just getting back to social media.
I had gotten this on audio book when someone told me it was you really had to have a physical copy of, and they were right!
Clever and spooky and just keeps moving. I would say this is more of a mystery sundae with supernatural sprinkles as opposed to horror. But still very good and well worth the hype.

bthegood love the review “mystery sundae / supernatural sprinkles“ - 3w
Buchbeeg @bthegood Thanks!!! 2w
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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This has been on my TBR list since it came out and I finally got around to it! Honestly two years out is pretty good for me. . .
A girl decides to investigate her aunt's disappearance from 35 years earlier. It all revolves around Sun Down Motel and the strange things that happen there.
Great story and writing. This is one that actually is as good as everyone says!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Well, I've fallen behind on my book reviews again but for good reason. I joined Reading Corps so I can help grow new book addicts! 🎉📚 Any other tutors out there?

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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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Finished this last week while being stalked by my squirrel friend ?️
A teacher goes back to his home town after receiving an anonymous email saying "It's happening again" When he was young his sister had disappeared. It was the worst thing that had happened to him, until she came back!
This is a fantastic creepy mystery. Would be a perfect add for the upcoming spooky season.

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🎃 Listening to the second Bell Witch book while I put up the Halloween Village 🎃

wanderinglynn Please do after photos! I‘d love to see the finished village! 🖤🎃🧡 5mo
Buchbeeg @wanderinglynn For sure! Hopefully I'll be done tomorrow :) 5mo
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This is one I read at the end of last year after having won one of her books on Goodreads.
A documentary filmmaker goes back to her grandmother's village with a small group of friends to figure out why and how the entire village disappeared in a single day.
This book starts out fast and does not let up. She takes away all your safety and leaves you scared the entire time
This book easily slid into my top ten books of all time.

BookwormM Colour me I intrigued stacked 5mo
Buchbeeg @BookwormM Awesome! 5mo
bthegood I enjoyed this as well - I could see this as a movie (but it would not have the same tension that the book brings) 🙂 5mo
Buchbeeg @bthegood I totally agree. I'd still go see it though! 5mo
FlowerFairy Enjoyed this one right up until the last third. The ending just didn‘t work for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
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I couldn't get my hands on Bird Box so I thought this sounded interesting for a fall read last year.

Great concept. Great writting. But doesn't ever go anywhere. It was such a let down. I mean there are some amazing ideas in here. AMAZING. Which made it that much worse when nothing really happens.

BookDragonNotWorm I've found I either love or hate his books with no middle ground. They're either great or bad. 5mo
Buchbeeg @BookDragonNotWorm It's the only one I've read though I loved his writing so much I for sure want to read more. Do you suggest anything in particular? 5mo
BookDragonNotWorm I LOVED Bird Box and Malorie was pretty good, but I DNRed Daphne - twice 😬, and only finished House At The Bottom Of The Lake because it was so short. 5mo
Buchbeeg @BookDragonNotWorm Well I got a copy of Bird Box at my last book sale so I'll give that one a go! Thanks for the suggestions! Sounds like I'll skip Daphne lol 5mo
BookDragonNotWorm Please don't pass on it just because of my opinion - TBH if I had read the blurb first, I might have passed, but I was pre-approved for the ARC, & since I've really liked some of his books, I downloaded it. My main issues with it were:1. I didn't like the way he wrote his teenage girl characters (which was what this book centered on - I'm a fan of YA, but some men just write them 🦨) & 2. too much basketball - hard pass 5mo
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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"The night it all ended, Vivian was alone."
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Mehso-so

I read this last year for my church's summer book club.
I want to stress that this is given a so-so ONLY because it doesn't do what it says it's going to. There is a lot of great information, but there are also tangents and not a lot of straight forward lists of things you can do.

For someone who may just be coming into this world, this is not the place to start.
But! If you are already there and raising allies, totally a book worth reading.

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Pandemonium | Daryl Gregory
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Again, a read from last year that I'm catching up on.

Quick read and great concept where being possessed by a demon is a kind of mental illness almost. You follow Del around who is trying to exercise a demon he's had since childhood.
Super enjoyable

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Silence in the Shadows | Darcy Coates
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I read this on much later than the other three last year and it took me much longer to read as well.
I'm so sad to give this a soso but it's the truth. I feel like it's way too long for the information that you're given so it really drags. I found myself skimming. It does conclude the series nicely, it just felt forced. I would still recommend the series as a whole, even the last book isn't as great as the others.

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The Lonely | Ainslie Hogarth
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Found this at my library book sale..... 😶 Not sure when I'll get to it but I must say I am intrigued! Has anyone read this?

squirrelbrain Yeah, judgemental squirrels suck! 🐿 Not read this but sounds intriguing… thanks for the tag @jenniferw88 6mo
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This Book Is Gay | Juno Dawson
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I've been reading this book for my church's summer book club and it is awesome! I can't think of anyone who couldn't get something from this book.
This is a YA book on all the ins and outs of the LGBTQ+ world. This book is BLUNT! So I'd say 13 and up. But I have had people disagree with me on this on both ends saying 13 is too young or that kids as young as 10 could read this. So just take a look beforehand.

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The action and fear continue in the third installment of the Black Winter Series.
Again, I feel like saying much of anything specific will ruin the first book! But much like the first three it's an easy read and moves quickly. Coates is so good at taking away her characters safety and forcing them (you!) into situations that just suck! Little time is wasted on backstory which is always nice. Great read.

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I made my yearly book goal 🎉
Tagged my favorite so far. Tom Papa is the best 🥰

Tera66 Congratulations👏👏👏 6mo
Buchbeeg @Tera66 Thanks! 6mo
Ruthiella Well done ! 🥳 6mo
Buchbeeg @Ruthiella Thank you! 6mo
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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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#manicmonday #LetterB
@CBee @La_Cori Thanks for the invite to play!

📘 the Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
✍️ Octavia Butler
📽️ The Burbs
🎤 Jon Batiste
🎶 Big Empty by STP

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 6mo
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This Book Is Gay | Juno Dawson
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😹
This book is fantastic.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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In one of the book groups I'm in everyone is raving about this book. I don't usually jump on the new book band wagons, typically I'm a year (or more!) behind. But this one sounded interesting so I thought I'd throw copy on hold on my Libby app..... 😶 looks like I'll still be a year behind 😆

Sarahreadstoomuch Hopefully more copies will be purchased for loaning? 🤞 6mo
Buchbeeg @Sarahreadstoomuch 🤞 Hoping so! 6mo
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#bookhaul
Always love scoring some old school Goosebumps books!

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A friend gave this to me since we've been on a spooky book kick recently.
I was super confused having seen the miniseries by Stephen King how this related. As it turns out this was part of their marketing for the miniseries, which I find super cool.
It's an easy read and I think it's done really well. I've read some books acting as diaries or letters that just don't follow the format but this reads as a diary.

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Secrets in the Dark | Darcy Coates
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I really don't know how to review the rest in this series without spoiling the first book . . .

I read this one last summer the same week as the first one! I was so excited for the series that we drove 45 minutes to Barnes and Noble for me to buy the rest of the series.

I'll just say that this one is just as good as the first. There were a few places I felt the story dragged but not for long and really not enough to hurt the story at all.

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Picked this up out of my daughter's stack of library TBRs. Again, I don't read a lot of graphic novels but this was super fun. It has 5 short stories with images that could stick with you as well as "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"

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This Book Is Gay | Juno Dawson
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@Eggs #WonderousWednesday
1) I was always obsessed with my Grandma's bookshelves. And my mother always took the time to read to me when I was little.
2) Grady Hendrix and Genevieve Cogman
3) I really am no good at book clubs but I do join my church's summer book club every year. This year we are reading the YA book "This Book is Gay"

Eggs Thanks for playing 🥳 6mo
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Voices in the Snow | Darcy Coates
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This is the first book in the 4 book Black Winter Series. I read this book in an afternoon last summer completely ignoring my children and husband and animals!
It is just so good, you don't really know what's going on but it sets up the rest of the series beautifully.
The story begins with a young independent single female and a car crash. A stranger saves her but there's something odd about him and his house and the outside world.

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I don't read comics or graphic novels very often so I'm not very well qualified to review them but I sure do love me some Squirrel Girl!

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In the Blink of an Eye | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Part of her Lily Dale series, but can be read without having read any of the others.
An easy read about a dad taking his blind daughter back to his wife's hometown to clean out a house after the wife and wife's mom have passed away.
This one is pretty fast paced and focuses mostly on the story instead of back story and catch up which is really nice. I wish the rest were like that!

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Short, but a great summer horror read! I read it last summer and got on a Daryl Gregory kick for awhile.
Anyway!
Think "Final Girls Support Group" only less campy. Definitely goes down a road you aren't expecting. And the characters are fantastic!

ShelleyBooksie Based on the synopsis I can't decide if it sounds really interesting or really scary - lol. Did it contain a lot of gore? 6mo
Buchbeeg @ShelleyBooksie Honestly, after a year I don't want to say for sure, but from what I remember it wasn't gory. 6mo
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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A crow and his dog traverse Seattle during the Zombie Apocalypse.

This book is not what I thought it would be but was very enjoyable. The writing fluctuates between redneck and poetry. I've never read anything like it!

NinaRossi I‘ve never heard of anything described this way before(fluctuating between redneck and poetry). I‘m definitely going to have to read this now. 🤣🤣🤣I prefer to buy my own books, but from that description I‘m not buying it, I‘ll check this one out.😆😆😆 6mo
Buchbeeg @NinaRossi 😆 I seriously have never read anything like it! It's so bizarre. 6mo
Tera66 One of my most favorites, there is a sequel called Feral Creatures. I enjoyed that one too! 6mo
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I've been absent for a minute, as I seem to do from time to time. So gotta catch up review wise!

robinb Welcome back! 👋 6mo
NinaRossi Welcome back! I do the same. I haven‘t been here in a while either. I forgot how much I love this place. I‘m back too.🥰 6mo
Buchbeeg @robinb Thanks! ☺️ 6mo
Buchbeeg @NinaRossi Right? Always feels nice to come back. 6mo
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Voices in the Snow | Darcy Coates
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Anyone else Darcy Coates obsessed? I am eating this book up with plans to run to the Barnes and Noble to get the rest of the series tonight. She's so good!

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Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder | Jessica Fletcher, Jon Land
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Has anyone read these books? Do you need to read them in order? Are they any good?

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Loved the first book in this series but really didn't dig the second. Hoping this one has a more epic feel to it. We'll see what happens.....

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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman
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Book 6 of the Invisible Library series is just as fantastic as the rest. 5 stars!
This series involves worlds of Fae, Dragons, Humans and Librarians all trying to coexist. There are worlds of chaos and worlds of order. And in the middle of it all is a not so average Librarian named Irene.
Cogman is an incredible writer who easily wraps up the reader in adventure. Her writing is so smart and her love of books shines.
Read these books!

SilversReviews Love your space!! 2y
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Lily Dale: Discovering | Wendy Corsi Staub
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A teenage girl comes to terms with her mother's death and her own abilities in the town of Lily Dale, the birthplace of the spiritual movement.
Man, I really want to like these books but....they are really just kind of okay. The story itself is good but it is so drawn out and repetitive. I frequently scanned pages because Staub was rehashing something she had already done before.
Maybe worth your time if your going to read the next series. Maybe.

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A 90's Southern housewife is confronted with a monster. You walk with her while she attempts to juggle it all while dealing with this monster.
Gory in a way that only Hendrix seems to be able to accomplish, he left my stomach squirming. For real, this might be too much for some people. His satire in this one felt more frustrating than funny, but maybe because that's because I'm a housewife
Not my favorite Hendrix, but overall I really liked it.

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The Shack | William P. Young
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A man goes through a horrible family tragedy which eventually leads to a conversation with God.

I've read a lot of reviews and it really seems to be a love or hate situation and I find myself rather in the middle.

The story was engaging and entertaining and the ideas presented in the theology side were great! But nothing life changing for me. And honestly I found that the story side got lost during the theological side.
Worth the time to read.

fredamans My mom read it and had my sister read it as well as myself. We all loved it. I didn't find it life-changing, but I did see the valuable teachings in the story. I'm not a 'religious' person either.... (edited) 2y
Buchbeeg @fredamans Exactly! 2y
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The Shack | William P. Young
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I went from "Haunted" to "The Shack" I needed some religion after that first story...
Anyways, love finding notes from previous readers in books. It's fun to see what they found important, or offensive.

Littlewolf1 Love this book 2y
fredamans Fantastic book!! 2y
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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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First, the cover glows in the dark and that is super cool and I didn't know until I turned off the lights 😆
Second, after 22 pages I'm gonna be all done..it's just too gross for me.
I've read Palahniuk before but this just seemed a bit too far for my liking. Maybe I'm just getting old....

Soubhiville This book freaked me out more than any other I‘ve read. And it was completely disgusting. I don‘t blame you for bailing! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're not old, this book is messed it. I think that was kind of the point. 2y
Buchbeeg @Soubhiville I've heard that before which was why I wanted to read it so bad (freaking people out, not the disgusting part)! 2y
Buchbeeg @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for making me feel less old 😊 2y
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Lily Dale: Connecting | Wendy Corsi Staub
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In the third installment of this YA Lily Dale series, Calla is coming to terms with who she is and slowly unravelling the secret of her mother's death. At the same time she juggles boys and friends and family.
I really like the overall story going on, but the way its told is repitive. Having read other books by Staub, it almost feels like she is "dumbing down" this series. I enjoy it enough to read the next book.