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Buchbeeg

Buchbeeg

Joined May 2019

🦸‍♀️ momma ☕coffee enthusiast 📚 book addict 🌌 space nerd 🐱 cat cuddler 🏕 nature appreciator
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Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
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If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews, Clete Barrett Smith
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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!! 7mo
Buchbeeg @SilversReviews Thank you! 7mo
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Lily Dale: Discovering | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Mehso-so

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) 8mo
Buchbeeg @fredamans Exactly! 7mo
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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 8mo
fredamans Fantastic book!! 8mo
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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! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're not old, this book is messed it. I think that was kind of the point. 8mo
Buchbeeg @Soubhiville I've heard that before which was why I wanted to read it so bad (freaking people out, not the disgusting part)! 8mo
Buchbeeg @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for making me feel less old 😊 8mo
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Lily Dale: Connecting | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Mehso-so

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.

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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Oh my heart! 'A Little Sacrifice' will get you right in the feels. I wasn't expecting that.....

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Book mail! My books from Idependent Bookstore Day came. I've already read Horrorstor, but it's one worth having on your shelf. Hendrix has the coolest books! I've never read VanderMeer but I'm excited to see what he's all about.

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Lily Dale: Believing | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Finished this one up the other night with my new favorite mug.
Book 2 in the series. There is a lot of recap that made the begining a bit sluggish and the story a bit thin. I have to be honest, that I am not sure I would like these if I hadn't read the adult series first.
This one deals mostly with Calla starting school and dealing with her abilities. I liked it enough that I've already started the next one.

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❄️ Whelp.... with this unexpected snowfall, tis a good day for a stack of books, a blanket, and coffee. ❄️

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Lily Dale: Awakening | Wendy Corsi Staub
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A teenage girl looses her mom and decides to spend the remainder of her summer with her grandma while her dad gets them settled in their new life.
But the girl has much to learn about her Momma's paat and how she grew up. She also has a lot to learn about herself and spiritualism.
Mostly this books feels to be setting up the series on the whole and is not much of a story on its own, which was dissapointing. But overall a good, quick read.

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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Mehso-so

What did I just read?
So....a woman goes to take care of two children who have lost their parents and are staying with their uncle who doesn't want to be bothered. After that? Well after that is to be determined by the reader. Maybe some ghosts? Maybe naughty kids? Maybe crazy people? Who knows!
I'm glad to have read it and know what the story is but I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

Koffeejazzandbooks I couldnt get into this book...the movie was better lol 9mo
Buchbeeg @Koffeejazzandbooks lol I started watching the series on Netflix and I dig that so far! 9mo
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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Halfway to my year's reading goal! Such a difference from last year, which was such a struggle to concentrate and find books I wanted to read.
Favorite book, so far, tagged.

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Lily Dale: Awakening | Wendy Corsi Staub
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I really like escaping to Lily Dale. So far the YA books are just as good as the adult series.

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The Shack | William P. Young
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Library book fair haul 😍 30 bucks for loads of happiness.

Ruthiella Nice! 😀 9mo
aperfectmjk Our local book fairs have been canceled 😫 9mo
Buchbeeg @aperfectmjk :( Bummer! This is our second one. But they are really cautious and strict on the rules, which is great. The more people that feel comfortable the better. 9mo
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CaffeineAndCandy Yay 😀 looks like a lot of fun 🤩 9mo
Reagan I am so jealous you got a book fair! Top on my list of things I miss. 9mo
Tera66 Wow!!! This is great! 9mo
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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Happy Birthday to me 🎉 Bookmail on your birthday is the best 😃

Kdgordon88 Happy Birthday 10mo
TheSpineView Happy birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 10mo
Palimpsest Happy birthday! 🥳 9mo
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candority Happy birthday! 🎉 9mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉✨ 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Perfect! Happy Bday! 🎊 9mo
Buchbeeg Thanks guys!!! 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Happy Birthday! 9mo
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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Luna and I have taken over my kids game room and we will finish this book! I haven't read a classic in awhile and it is kind of kicking my butt for such a short book.....
#CatsofLitsy
#longestshortbookever

Ruthiella Henry James writes tough sentences. It‘s not you, it‘s HIM! 😀 10mo
Buchbeeg @Ruthiella 😆 His sentences are more like paragraphs! 10mo
booksandsympathy Yeah, Henry James' sentences are so long I sometimes forgot the beginning of the sentence by the time I got to the end. Or I'd have to read the same sentence several times to even understand it. I ended up DNF'ing this one. 10mo
Buchbeeg @booksandsympathy I have done a lot of re-reading! I'm still not done..20 more pages 10mo
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Obsessed. I am obsessed! It's a book of short stories fleshing out the history of the Witcher (a monster killer), mixed with a current timeline that I am assuming is leading into the next book, which is already on its way in the mail to me 🎉
Funny, dramatic, well thought out and entertaining. The monsters are clever and scary and familiar. This has jumped right up into my favorites of all time.
🎶 Toss A Coin To Your Witcher🎶

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This is a great book for kiddos about giving and getting consent. It's blunt, not awkward, and funny. Honestly, I think any age could stand to give this a read, including adults. Highly recommend!

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Turn of the Screw | Henry Jr. James
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I think this book is supposed to be read slowly and in the dark. So that's what I'm doing.

I swear I know this story already but I can't place it. I haven't watched Bly Manor yet.... It's driving me nuts!

Laughterhp Have you read Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware? It‘s based on this book. 10mo
Buchbeeg @Laughterhp I have not, but it's on TBR. 10mo
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This is a book about the people in your family and how you can be a less crappy person. And I love it. It's hilarious, and blunt, and surprisingly charming.

Before you read this book, check out his stand up so you can hear his voice while your reading, because I am sure that added to my enjoyment.

Overall, I believe this book will bring most people joy, so read it! We could all use a little more joy.

Buchbeeg Also! I read that some people did not enjoy the stereotypes he embellishes in about men and women. It didn't bother me any, but just a warning for those who may be more sensitive to that type of thing. 10mo
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The perfect review for this book can be found at the link below https://www.decafjess.com/2017/08/astrophysics-for-people-in-hurry-by.html

Essentially she tells you that this book is overwhelming, and she is right. There is so much information and it comes so fast! So to read this book, don't be in a hurry. Sit down slowly read one chapter with a notebook and the time to think about what you've read. So much goodness 🌌

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I frequently felt I was missing something while reading this but what I did get I liked so much, I'm puttingt this as a pick and looking into the rest of the story! Really happy to be have been introduced to this series.

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ABCs of D&d (Dungeons & Dragons Children's Book) | Wizards RPG Team, Ivan Van Norman
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Nerds! You want these books! I got them for my expecting nephew but have decided we need a copy for our house as well 😁🤓🎲

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This was a short, informative listen. I really enjoyed his voice and insight on how caffeine works and feels. I would never myself give up my beloved addiction, but it's interesting to hear someone else do it :)

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The Bat | Jo Nesbo
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I was pretty excited for this book after reading the Snowman which I could not put down. I had been advised to start with book 3 as the first two books were suggested to be rather blah, but who am I to listen to good advice? This book is indeed blah. There are some super cool Aboriginal myths that play into the stoy but the story goes all over and that makes it not fun.
I will be skipping book 2 and moving onto book three 😁

MySharonaK Feel free to skip some of them. I have to admit that the two I liked most are The Snowman and The Knife (which I think is the newest one unless I‘m out of the loop) 10mo
Buchbeeg That's good to know. If the next one doesn't pull me in, maybe I'll move on to the next! 10mo
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Wisconsin is being her normal crazy self and giving us a day of summer before second winter. Reading this while I wait for my next Witcher books to get here. Tom Papa makes my heart smile as a stand up so hoping this book does the same

JenReadsAlot I live in Wisconsin too and just took a walk! 10mo
Buchbeeg @JenReadsAlot Such a good day for a walk! 10mo
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I was given the advice to read The Snowman as my first Jo Nesbo novel and if I liked it I could start the series at his third book as the first two apparently aren't any good. (More on that later)
This book follows a dectetive trying to solve what may or may not be a string of murders. It is scary, intense and the story moves quickly with several twists I really didn't forsee. Needless to say, I started his first novel the next day.

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Holy wow is this an amazing book. Hauntingly relevant to today's world.
An African Americans woman in the 70's begins to travel back in time.
This was was my first Butler book and I can not wait to pick up the next one. Her writing is so smooth you simply fall right into her world.

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Scream and Scream Again!: Spooky Stories from Mystery Writers of America | Chris Grabenstein, Tonya Hurley, Peter Lerangis, R L Stine, Beth Fantaskey, Steve Hockensmith, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Emmy Laybourne, Daniel Palmer, Lisa Morton, Carter Wilson, Bruce Hale, Ray Daniel, Phil Mathews, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S Walker, Alison McMahan, Stephen Ross
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Some really great authors in here! I skipped a few stories here and there that were either too gross for me or just didn't spark my interest. The hardest part for me was trying to figure out the age range for this book. In some cases it felt that the age of writing was too young for the story being told. I think this may be a case of my expectations being too high. So even though it's a so-so I'm still happy to have it on my shelf.

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My Spring Break book haul from a few weeks ago 🤩 I gotta catch up on my reviews so I can add all the books I've started. Tagged Pluto Files as the only book I've already read.

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This has been on my TBR since watching the series last year. So far it does not dissapoint. There is a poetry in Sapkowski's writing that I am really in love with.

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If you dig Labyrinth, you'll dig this series! So much nostalgia while getting a new story. So much fun!

@LibrarianRyan @cwarnier @Littlewolf1 #lmpbc

LibrarianRyan yeahh 11mo
Littlewolf1 @Buchbeeg hey there, just wanted to check in to see if you had mailed out this GN yet because I haven‘t received it. 11mo
Buchbeeg I did! I'll check the tracking this afternoon! 11mo
Buchbeeg Finally found the tracking slip! Says it was delivered on the 3rd. 11mo
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It's been a rough month with more Dr. appts, tests & hospital visits than I care to think about. I apologize for being behind @Littlewolf1! I'll be getting your next package out tomorrow and your final one after that with an extra surprise for having to deal with my sick butt! 😆
@cwarnier Thank you so much ❤️ I really needed the smile this brought me 😊
@LibrarianRyan My husband is loves the Labyrinth books and insists we get them! 🎉
#lmpbc

LibrarianRyan I‘m glad he likes them. I thought the dark crystal ones were better. I‘m just finished Scooby 3 and have the rest of the series on loan. 11mo
Buchbeeg @LibrarianRyan I'll add those to my list! 11mo
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Mysterious Howling | Maryrose Wood
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My local librarian suggested this to me when I got stuck early last month. Enjoyable and got me out of my slump of not finishing books!

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"Did you know that darkness has a taste, Grandma?"

*shivers* Creeps me right the heck out! ⛄

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This book is so damn cool. If you dig Stranger Things, it's a must. There's a lot of footnotes with explanations of older movies, shows and characters. A lot of reviews have this as a negative but I think it's amazing that they didn't act like everyone knows everything already. Granted, nerds like myself are well versed in the way of horror and sci fi but for people who are just getting into it or teenagers this is such a fun way to learn more.

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John Grisham is just so easy to pick up and read. I began reading him at 11 and all these years later he still does not dissapoint.
A young New York lawyer's life gets turned upside down when she is let go at "Big Law" job. It lands her into the world of coal mining and legal aide.
Exciting, sad, and extremely well written.

marleed I like reading him too. I have a tall stack of thrifted hardbacks that I pick up from my library bookstore, and I seem to add more than I read! I realize I tend to read fiction written for women - and I‘m keenly aware while reading his books that his audience is both male and female. 12mo
Buchbeeg @marleed Oh I do that same thing! My to be read lost is ridiculous, but I am always buying more! I don't think I've ever thought about it, but you are totally right about his audience. 12mo
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Oh. My. God. This is such a cool book! I'm about 60 pages in and over the moon in love with it! They made character sheets for the 4 boys ❤️🤓

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Scream and Scream Again!: Spooky Stories from Mystery Writers of America | Chris Grabenstein, Tonya Hurley, Peter Lerangis, R L Stine, Beth Fantaskey, Steve Hockensmith, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Emmy Laybourne, Daniel Palmer, Lisa Morton, Carter Wilson, Bruce Hale, Ray Daniel, Phil Mathews, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S Walker, Alison McMahan, Stephen Ross
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I've been reading this off and on since it was released 2 years ago! I'm horrible at reading books with short stories. I always have one as a backup to read something if I don't have a lot of time. But tonight, I'm going to finish it finally!

Mrs_B Oooo your nails look pretty! Are they bookish nails? 12mo
Buchbeeg @Mrs_B Thank you! They are bookish naild. Maniology has a "book lovers" nail plate. 12mo
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Quick, cozy, winter read. Part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone. A brewery tests out the waters of having a bed and breakfast and a murder takes place. Enjoyable characters and setting. Made me super hungry.....make sure you have snacks ready!

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Finished this around Christmas. Again, a girl is at a house, alone, isolated as starnge things begin to happen. I can not emphasize enough that this is the perfect ghost story for Christmas time!
It ends with some short stories that are fun and give some background to the main story.
Scary, quick and fun.

amber_ldsmom I just picked this up at B&N this week! Can‘t wait to read! 12mo
Buchbeeg @amber_ldsmom Awesome! Let me know what you think! 12mo
Twainy I‘d buy the books by this author based on covers alone! Haunted house story? Bonus! SCORE! 😁 I don‘t have any yet but they‘re all on my list! Hope they‘re as good as they look! 12mo
Buchbeeg @Twainy She does have awesome covers! And stories :) 12mo
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Scream and Scream Again!: Spooky Stories from Mystery Writers of America | Chris Grabenstein, Tonya Hurley, Peter Lerangis, R L Stine, Beth Fantaskey, Steve Hockensmith, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Emmy Laybourne, Daniel Palmer, Lisa Morton, Carter Wilson, Bruce Hale, Ray Daniel, Phil Mathews, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S Walker, Alison McMahan, Stephen Ross
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"If you eliminate everything else, all that's left is the zombie ghosts."
Words to live by. Especially these days......

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I had hoped to finish all the books I had started in 2020 before January 4th but, I never seem to make that goal!

Working through my audio books this week and had almost forgotten this one! Being a coffee addict, I find this horribly interesting so far.

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Envy and I are enjoying a house without kids for the first time in 2 months.
About to finish this one which apparently is part of a series but I had no idea so it works as a stand alone too.

#catsoflitsy

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Untitled | Unknown
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Yup! Every single time!!! 😂

BookDragonNotWorm Same here! 13mo
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