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Chellebearss

Chellebearss

Joined March 2018

Lover of books searching for the next great read 📚🐛🇨🇦
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Life has gotten in the way of Litsy posting but I‘m slowly trying to come back. This was a five star read for me and the second book from Beukes‘ that I enjoyed! 5 🌟 #44of2019 #PopSugarprompt32

BookwormM I loved this one especially the creepy clues he left 5mo
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I am really enjoying these stories although the repetition of information from the previous books is a bit too much, as well as too much educational information about the land, time and animals. The story gets bogged down at times with just too much extras, but the story itself is still wonderful and captivating. If I didn't love the story and characters so much the extras would ruin it and possibly cause me not to continue. 3.5🌟 #108of2018

Daisey I loved the early part of this series but had a tough time with the last two. 12mo
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The Plains of Passage | Jean M. Auel
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I am really enjoying this series and the characters that Auel has created, however, this one was way too long and too full of information about the animals, land and time frame. There were pages upon pages that read like an encyclopaedia instead of a novel and I ended up skipping forward to avoid the large sections that were information and not story. The story itself is still great and I've already started the next in the series.
3.5🌟 #106of2018

TheBee The cover ❤️! 12mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t even know there were that many instalments. My last was 12mo
Chellebearss @BarbaraBB there are six total now 😀 12mo
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The Mammoth Hunters | Jean M. Auel
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Empty house today means relaxing time to finish my book!! I am slowly working my way through #JeanMAuel series #Earthschildren #clanofthecavebear and I finished book two #TheValleyOfHorses a few days ago and jumped right into book three #TheMammothHunters. Such a great series and I can totally see why it made it onto the #GreatAmericanRead list! 🖤 Books #104of2018 and #105of2018 📚 🐶 💚

Tanzy13 🐶 12mo
charl08 Soubds perfect! 12mo
charl08 Or even sounds... 12mo
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Enjoyable and fun. My daughter liked Captain Underpants a little more but she was very exciting about the instruction in the back that show how to draw Dog Man and Petey. #103of2018 📚 🐶 💚

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I borrowed this once and let it expire and never went back until I saw it on the Great American Read list. I wish I hadn‘t waited this long as I loved it! I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of their surroundings from that time period and the ways they survive and enjoy life in such an unforgiving climate. I need to know what happens next to Ayla and I'll be grabbing the second book soon! #GreatReadPBS #GARbongo #102of2018

MicrobeMom The next one is really good! I just finished it. I loved Clan of the Cave Bear, and Ayla! 12mo
Chellebearss @MicrobeMom I ended up starting it right away! Didn‘t want to wait 😀 12mo
MicrobeMom ❤️❤️ 12mo
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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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I really loved Cariger‘s Parasol Protectorate and the Custard Protol series but I‘ve had to bail on this one. It‘s too YA silly for my current mood 😢

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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This was absolutely thrilling! Sci-fi isn't really my go to genre and I would have never thought a thriller about quantum physics and alternate reality would be so thrilling and enjoyable. This was a five star read for me and I highly recommend it!
5🌟
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jillannjohn Love this pic! 13mo
jillrhudy I loved it too. What a unique plot! 13mo
tracey38 I want to read this. And love the picture! 🦉 12mo
charl08 Love the sculpture Chelle 12mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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I put off reading this as I thought it was going to be too scary for nights when I was home alone but once I started it on a sunny afternoon I couldn't stop reading it at night as well. I didn't end up finding it too scary but instead just the right amount of creepy and intriguing. I thought this was very well done and I didn't guess most of the plot line, which made me quite happy!
4.5🌟
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Chellebearss (And with this book I have reached my initial goal of 100 books!!💚 I will now be putting my goal up to try and beat my best year (123) and I think I may hit 150) 13mo
Andrew65 Congratulations 🎉🍾🥂🎉 I too loved this book. Should easily beat 123! 13mo
Pamwurtzler Congrats!! 13mo
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Imprudence | Gail Carriger
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This was just as fun and action filled as the previous books. I really like Rue and I am looking forward to seeing what she gets into next!
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Bailed. Just couldn‘t get into it ☹️

TieDyeDude Bummer! I really liked this 13mo
Aims42 I really enjoyed “A Dirty Job”, but I cannot get into any of his other books 😔 13mo
Crewgurl I feel the same about the few of his books I tried. 13mo
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Chellebearss @GoodForCirculation I‘ll try and go back it another time and give it another shot but right now it wasn‘t working for me :-( 13mo
Chellebearss @Aims42 @Crewgurl I really enjoyed the first two of the Bloodsucking Fiends series as well as 13mo
bookaholic1 I couldn't either 13mo
amb I've enjoyed most of his books but I struggled through this one 13mo
Blueberry This was my favorite of his. 13mo
mandarchy I loved this book! 13mo
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Another entertaining installment from Dav Pilkey. My 4yo really liked this one but asked to switch to a different kind of chapter book next. She has picked Dog Man (which is kind of the same but different character lol) #97of2018

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At the completion of White Oleander I have now completed the Pop Sugar Challenge for 2018! Yahoo!! 😁😁 #PopSugar #PopSugar2018

JoScho 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
Cailey_Mac Congratulations!!🎉 13mo
LoverofLit Yay!!!! I've only got 5 books to go! 🍻 13mo
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Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 13mo
eeclayton Congrats! 13mo
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White Oleander | Janet Fitch
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White Oleander is not something that I would normally pick up for myself, which is why I really enjoyed taking part in the Pop Sugar Challenge. The challenge made me reach outside my normal genres and find books that I ended up really enjoying, and some I really loved. This was one that will stick with me for a while. It was beautiful, sad, dark and very engrossing. Recommended 4.5🌟
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4thhouseontheleft Which prompt did this one fill? 13mo
Chellebearss @4thhouseontheleft 41 from the year I graduated (1999) 13mo
BookwormM I loved this one 13mo
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I‘m not sure why I kept putting off reading this one. I chose it for Pop Sugar Prompt 42, A cyberpunk book, and it‘s the second last one I need to finish to end the challenge. I‘m almost glad that I kept putting it off as now I only have to wait two months until the sequel is released! This is one of those books that I wish I could finish and pick up the next one right away! 4🌟
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4thhouseontheleft I just finished this today, also for the #cyberpunk prompt! 13mo
TheRomantiCate I LOVED this one!! 13mo
alvingregorio Getting this one now! 13mo
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Chellebearss @4thhouseontheleft glad you enjoyed it as well! 😁 13mo
Chellebearss @TheRomantiCate it‘s always great when I love a book that‘s outside my normal go-to genres! 😀 13mo
Chellebearss @alvingregorio enjoy!! 😀 13mo
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I've seen reviews that compare this series to Lord of the Rings, so of course I had to give it a shot! While I really liked the main character and his story, I found the end less than satisfactory. At 18 hours of audio it felt a touch long winded and for the first book in the series it didn't leave me with the urge to run out and grab the next book to find out what happens. I imagine at some point I will continue with it but no rush #94of2018 🎧

margreads No rush for this series. The third book is still coming i believe. I do enjoy this world though 13mo
TracyReadsBooks I enjoyed the book and am definitely excited to see what happens with the announced movie/tv adaptations. Lin-Manuel Miranda is attached as creative producer and “musical mastermind” according to Variety. Fingers crossed it all happens and it‘s good! 13mo
Chellebearss @margreads oh ok, thanks! I‘ll have to find out when the next book is being released and plan accordingly so I won‘t have to wait if I love the next one 13mo
Chellebearss @TracyReadsBooks oh nice. I didn‘t realize that they have a movie planned 13mo
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The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
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I picked this one purely to complete a Pop Sugar Prompt (Author with the same name as me) and I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. While it isn't anything that's going to knock your socks off, it was a page turner for me and I was happily surprised at how interesting, and honestly a little disturbing, it was. Recommended to anyone who loves a page turning thriller. 3.75🌟 #93of2018 📚🖤

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Beartown made me teary eyed at the pharmacy waiting room but Us Against You made me bawl my eyes out in my living. Thankfully my husband was not home at that time to mock me! I don't know how Backman can take a subject like young men playing hockey in a small town and completely break my heart with it. He has very quickly become one of my favourite authors and I can't wait to pick up more of his books! 5🌟 #92of2018

Chellebearss (Thanks to NetGalley for this ebook in exchange for an honest review.) 13mo
Valink I absolutely loved this series. My book club picked one of his books a while back & I couldn‘t get into it, but I loved these! 13mo
Booknerd2 💜💜💜 the hydrangeas!!! Beautiful 13mo
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CoffeeK8 Beautiful picture!! 13mo
Eggs Gorgeous flowers 🌺 13mo
Fan_of_70 I recently finished reading Beartown. I‘m very excited to read this! Thanks for the heads up that I definitely shouldn‘t read this in public. 🙂 13mo
Chellebearss @Valink I had put off reading Ove and when I finally got to it it started my love of Backman‘s books! 13mo
Chellebearss @Fan_of_70 the beginning is safe for public about that‘s about it! I cried multiple times and I‘m not known as a softie! 13mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I told myself after reading A Man Called Ove that I needed to stop reading Backman's books while in public. I seem to have forgotten that and that's how I found myself sitting in the pharmacy waiting room with tears in my eyes. This packs an emotional punch that I was not prepared for. Excellent 4.5🌟
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MoniqueReads305 I'm with you. I try not to read books that will get me in my feels I public. Also that cup is beautiful. 13mo
Chellebearss @MoniqueReads305 thanks! It‘s one of my faves because it holds sooo much coffee :) 13mo
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Smoke and Iron | Rachel Caine
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Despite my reluctance to pick up the last two books in the series, I ended up really enjoying this! Full of action and emotions and I found myself needing to find out what was going to happen. Unfortunately there is one more book planned so I have to wait to find out the final outcome. Check out the series website www.enterthelibrary.com
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thereadingowlvina I'm almost at the end of the book. It is really intense! Can't wait to finish this one but I don't want it to end so soon either. Ah, dilemma! 😑 13mo
Chellebearss @thereadingowlvina enjoy the rest! I dislike being caught up on series and having to wait for the next 😛 13mo
tracey38 Good to hear this is good. I have only read book 1 so far. 13mo
tonyahoswalt I'm going to finish it today! 13mo
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Prudence | Gail Carriger
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I found this one quite entertaining. While not quite as great as the Parasol Protectorate books, it was nice to see what the second generation was up to and revisit some of the characters from the previous series. #89of2018

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Catwings | Ursula K Le Guin
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Our latest bedtime chapter book was Ursula LeGuin‘s Catwings. I thought it was very sweet and a decent size at only four medium length chapters. I‘ll be picking up the next three books as well as my 4yo enjoyed the “flying cat book”.

rabbitprincess Cute plush kitty! 😊🐱 13mo
Smartypants The Wizard of Earthsea was my first fantasy book I ever read. ❤️. 13mo
kyraleseberg My daughter and I just read this!! I had to put in a hold for the next from another library and she is getting so impatient! 13mo
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Chellebearss @rabbitprincess thanks! It was daughter‘s favourite kitty when she was tiny 13mo
Chellebearss @Smartypants oh I haven‘t read that! This was actually my first LeGuin. Shocking, I know! 13mo
Chellebearss @kyraleseberg my daughter wants the next one but I distracted her with Captain Underpants until I can order the rest 😝 13mo
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Black Water Rising | Attica Locke
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Do you ever just pick up a book and realize that while there is nothing really wrong with it, you just don't like it? This is how I felt reading this one. It has all the elements that I normally enjoy in a crime novel but I found my mind wandering while I read it and the pacing was a little slow. I've heard really good things about this author's most recent novel and I've really wanted to try her stuff and I still intend to. 2.5🌟 #87of2018

Dragon I haven‘t read this one but I liked 13mo
arubabookwoman I liked this one, but I‘m very familiar with Houston. On the other hand, I didn‘t like her latest, so if you ever wanted to try her again, that would not be the one I‘d recommend. 13mo
Chellebearss @Dragon I have cutting season waiting for me :-) 13mo
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Mercy Watson to the Rescue | Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen
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My 4yo really liked this and we managed to read three chapters each night at bedtime because the chapters weren‘t too long. When we got to the end she saw the page of #MercyWatson books available and asked me to find the next one at the library for tomorrow 💙💙3.5🌟

BookInMyHands We read this series over and over! We also loved 13mo
Chellebearss @BookInMyHands thanks I‘ll check that one out too! 😃 13mo
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Ash and Quill | Rachel Caine
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This is one of those series that I enjoy but am semi ambivalent about. I like the characters and story line and I want to know what happens in the end, but I somehow have to force myself to pick up the next book. Once I'm into it I have enjoyed them and not wanted to put them down but then find myself putting off reading the next book. I'll be starting the 4th right away so as not to give myself any distractions from finishing the series #86of2018

tracey38 This is how I felt about the first one. I liked it and the story but felt I had to really dig deep to read it. I do want to get the second boom, but just haven't yet. 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
Chellebearss @tracey38 I read the first two quickly and finished before the group did but then found myself putting off getting to the third. I wonder if the 4th is the last or if there are more planned 13mo
tonyahoswalt I felt that way about the first one, but by the third one I was really into it. I'm not as far along in the fourth one as I should be due to a migraine, but I hope to catch up soon. 13mo
tonyahoswalt @Chellebearss There is one more book planned according to the fourth book. 13mo
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Timeless | Gail Carriger
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In my world of books it is very sad when I find a new series that I adore and then find out it has very few books in it. This is how I feel coming to the end of this awesome series. At only five books I really want more! I‘ll be picking up some of her other books that occur in the same world and can only hope that they are as great! 4.5🌟 #85of2018 #blameitonlitsy

Centique I feel those feels! I‘ve read the first 4 and only have one more to go 😥 13mo
Schlinkles You can always read the Prudence books and the Finishing School series set in the same world, they‘re really fun as well. (edited) 13mo
Chellebearss @Centique so sad, eh! I should have read them slower 13mo
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Chellebearss @Schlinkles yes! 😃 I have the first Prudence book out from the library. Are they as great? 13mo
parasolofdoom I didn't love Prudence as much (though I still have book 3 on hold, I will read all the Parasolverse 😁) but the Finishing School series was great! There's also a few romance novellas featuring characters from the main lines. 13mo
parasolofdoom And the good news is that Soulless et al holds up really well upon rereads! I read them every couple years. 13mo
Schlinkles @Chellebearss I agree with @parasolofdoom the Prudence books aren‘t as good, but the Finishing School series is fab! 13mo
Chellebearss @parasolofdoom excellent thanks! I don‘t always love YA but I‘ll give all of these a shot! 😃 13mo
Chellebearss @Schlinkles awesomesauce! I put the first one of the finishing school on hold 13mo
Crewgurl I highly recommend the audiobooks for the finishing school series! 13mo
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Heartless | Gail Carriger
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I am really loving this series and I‘m sad that I only have one book left! I‘ll be checking out Carriger‘s related books as well and perhaps even a Manga? #84of2018 #ParasolProtectorate

WhatThePuck I just ordered the 3in1 book last night! I love Gail Carriger! 13mo
Crewgurl Check out her finishing school series! 13mo
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Bride of New France: A Novel | Suzanne Desrochers
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This is historical fiction about the “Filles de Roi” that came from France to Canada in the 1600‘s. Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2449590642 #83of2018 4🌟 #PopSugar44

rubyslippersreads Sounds interesting! 14mo
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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I've enjoyed a few of Crichton's book so I wasn't surprised that I really enjoyed this one as well. While I'm not usually a big fan of the movie making big changes from the book I was happy with a few of the changes that had been made, especially the character of Lex. She was such a ridiculous child and I didn't think it was believable that anyone could be such a brat in the middle of being chased by dinosaurs! #82of2018
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jmtrivera I read this so long ago that I don't remember Lex specifically, but I do remember that it's one of the few times as a kid I was able to say that the book and movie were different and I was okay with both! 14mo
Chellebearss @jmtrivera I agree, both were good in their own ways and I liked both. 😃 14mo
Sproutygamer I just got the first one on kindle for 1.99! I plan to read it this summer! 14mo
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Every few years I reread some of my favourites and seeing as this is my "fluffy summer" of reading I decided to give it a go again on audio. I love listening to Stephen Fry narrate, especially when he narrates my favourite books! #81of2018
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Chelsibno I‘ve been revisiting the world of Harry Potter through audiobooks this summer too! I have the ones narrated by Jim Dale though. 14mo
Chellebearss @Chelsibno I‘ve listened to both Dale and Fry and while I like both I prefer Fry (edited) 14mo
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This was our latest bedtime chapter book and I was informed by my 4yo that this was "waaaaay better" than the last book we read. Who doesn't love adventure and flying underpants?! ??? #80of2018

monalyisha Well now I need to know what the last, loser, dud book was! 😅 (I‘m sure it was actually great, too.) 14mo
Chellebearss @monalyisha ha! She loved it at the time but this one was goofy and had more pictures 14mo
tammysue She‘s a cutie! 💕 14mo
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Blameless | Gail Carriger
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I‘m on quite a roll with the #parasolprotectorate series! I finished the third book tonight and am loving it. I had to jump right into this one after a cliff hanger in the last and managed some beach reading while my family frolicked in the water. Thankfully Amazon is delivering me the next two books tomorrow! #79of2018
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WeeWeegieBookworm The manga versions are good fun too 👍🏻 14mo
Crewgurl ❤️ amazon. Hero of book lovers everywhere! 14mo
Chellebearss @WeeWeegieBookworm thanks, I‘ll check them out! 😃 14mo
Chellebearss @Crewgurl two day shipping is my favourite thing!! 😃 (edited) 14mo
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Blameless | Gail Carriger
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My #July #tbr. It might be a touch ambitious but I‘d really like to finish my #PopSugarChallenge this month as well as get caught up with #TheGreatLibraryChapteraDay group.

Myhusbandhatesreading And my TBR list just got longer 😉 14mo
Chellebearss @Myhusbandhatesreading ha! Sorry! Which ones caught your eye? 14mo
eri.reads Gail Carriger has been on my list for quite some time. I think I'll attempt to get that one in next month! 😁 14mo
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Changeless | Gail Carriger
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This was just as great as the first in the series. Unfortunately it left off with a nasty cliffhanger and I immediately had to pick up the next book to find out what happens. I hate when I get played like this! :) #78of2018
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ladym30 Stunning photo! 14mo
Chellebearss @ladym30 thanks! My attempt at a parasol 😝 14mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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My June book stats. I don‘t track pages read or hours listened but I do track total books. I like to know what I‘ve read through the months and years but I don‘t want reading to become a chore for me so I don‘t track more than that. This was a great month with my #audio chunkster The Stand and some new to me authors. #JuneStats

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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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I picked this one up after seeing a few reviews on here and really ended up enjoying listening to it. I could hear myself in the main character, Francis, and some of the things she says about kids and parenting made me laugh out loud. I don't normally like the whole desperate housewives type drama but this tells more along the lines of normal people drama and things that be happening behind closed doors in any neighbourhood. #77of2018 #audio

tracey38 And cute picture! 14mo
tammysue How cute is that! 14mo
rubyslippersreads Great photo! 14mo
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knittedgnome Love the photo!! 14mo
SleepyDragon We have that house and little prince at our house as well. Lol 14mo
ladym30 Adorable photo! 14mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I have always been a big fan of a fun urban fantasy novel and have been looking for a new vampire and werewolf series since I ran out of Kelly Armstrong's Otherworld books. I think I have found it in Gail Carriger and her sassy Miss Tarabotti! This was very enjoyable and I found myself really loving the characters and was sad when it ended. While it had a bit more romance than I normally enjoy, it wasn't over the top. 4.5🌟 #76of2018

Chellebearss Thank you @JPeterson !! 🖤 14mo
ravenlee Have you read Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series, or Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series? 14mo
JPeterson Yay! I‘m glad you enjoyed it!! 🖤 14mo
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parasolofdoom I'm a huge Carriger fan, I reread this series in particular every year or so! She's also really active in connecting with fans, her FB group is really fun. 14mo
leahbird The two connected series are a lot of fun too! 14mo
Chellebearss @ravenlee no I haven‘t heard of those ones. I‘ll check them out. Thanks! 14mo
Chellebearss @parasolofdoom oh awesome! I‘ll have to check out her social media! 14mo
Chellebearss @leahbird awesome. I didn‘t realize there were more after this series 14mo
ravenlee Each series has about ten books, so they should last a while if you like them. Plus there's a spin-off of the Mercy series, too. 14mo
DivineDiana I recently read Soulless and thought it was so much fun! 14mo
Chellebearss @ravenlee so many books, too little time! Lol. I‘ll check them out. Thanks 14mo
Chellebearss @DivineDiana I‘ve finished the second book and started the third. They are just as good. 😀 14mo
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Liar, Liar | Lisa Jackson
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This is the first novel that I've read by Lisa Jackson and I doubt it will be the last as this was great! It was fast paced and full of drama from the opening pages through to the end. I really felt for the main character and found myself hoping she would find the answers that she desperately needed. I was surprised at how many characters were involved in either the mystery itself or the unraveling of it. Recommended if you like a good mystery4🌟

Chellebearss 🖤 📚 #75of2018 🖤 📚 (Thanks to NetGalley for this ebook in exchange for an honest review.). 14mo
tracey38 I haven't read a ton by her but I've enjoyed the ones I have. 14mo
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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I picked this one up because of all the hype I've been seeing about it and while I didn't love it as much as others have, I did enjoy it enough to want to continue with the series. Some of the plot is predictable but I was happy to see that I didn't catch all the twists and one surprised me near the end. 4🌟🎧 #74of2018 #audio

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I requested this book from NetGalley in the hopes that it would motivate me to finally do something about all this stuff. While some of the book and the minimalist movement is not for me, some of it was incredibly helpful and motivating. Full review here http://tinyurl.com/ybfv54wh #73of2018

"A home that is filled with only the things you use and love will be a home that you love to use"

Stacy_31 We tried the minimalist thing for a while. I love the idea behind it but have found that keeping up with it is so much work. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 14mo
Tamra Moving helps, a lot! We‘ve been in our house 16 years and added two children. Now that we‘re leaving it, culling was much needed - general rule of thumb was if it hadn‘t been used in a year it‘s out. There are notable exceptions of course, books for instance. 😉😆 14mo
Chellebearss @Stacy_31 I just needed the initial motivation to dispose of stuff we haven‘t used in years. I think we will still have too much stuff but it‘s still better than where we were 14mo
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Chellebearss @Tamra I wish we had of done that before we moved to this house 3 years ago but I had a new baby and no energy. It‘s getting done now though :) 14mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My big thing lately was taking all our DVDs and putting them in album sleeves and throwing out the cases. Freed up so much space!! 14mo
SleepyDragon My problem with minimalism is that it doesn't allow for storage of things you know you will need again and/or in the future. I saved so much money holding onto most of the baby stuff and clothes from my first born, even though there's an 8 year gap in age. My friend gives me her daughter's outgrown clothes, though my daughter will not wear them for another year, etc. 14mo
Chellebearss @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled that‘s a good idea! 14mo
Chellebearss @NeesyBeth yes I agree that saving money by storing things would be better than the minimalism ideas. I‘m finished having babies so as my girls outgrown things I‘m getting rid of them and not storing. If I wanted more I‘d for sure store stuff. Baby items are just too expensive not to do that! 😃 (edited) 14mo
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This is the adventure of a very unhappy little boy that finds himself in a giant peach surrounded by some magical new friends. This was one of the first chapter books that I've read to my 4yo and she really enjoyed it! We are going to watch the movie next. #72of2018

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“ A home that is filled with only the things you use and love will be a home that you love to use.” 🏡 I‘m reading #TheMinimalistHome and I really liked this quote. Trying to reduce the crap in our house! #EpicGarageSale

JoScho Stacking! I need to do the same 14mo
DHill Doing the same here. It feels great to get rid of things we no longer use or need. 14mo
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Foe | Iain Reid
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Hubby is out, kids are in bed, and I‘ve hit my 10 000 steps for today. Now catching up on my #netgalley #TBR 💚💚

tammysue 10K 👏🏻🙌🏻 1y
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I knew that I would probably enjoy this as I had already seen a few seasons of the show and I wasn‘t disappointed. I love Sookie and Bill and I was very glad that it‘s been a while since I watched the show and couldn‘t remember all the details of the plot. I‘ll be seeking out more from this series. #70of2018 #TrueBlood

knittedgnome I love all these books!!! 1y
Paula3 Loved this series ♡ 1y
QueenJen Pam and Eric, y'all! 1y
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The Stand | Stephen King
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This has been one of my favourite books since I first read it in high school. After many re-reads I decided to try it for the first time on audio. I am happy to report that it is just an enjoyable on audio as it is in print! It was quite a commitment at 47 hours and 52 minutes but it was worth it! Highly recommended 5🌟#69of2018 #GARbingo

leahbird or are you just picking up the series? 1y
Chellebearss @leahbird haven‘t started the series yet but I‘d like to 😃 1y
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leahbird That first one has quite a bit of violence in it. I started with the second one without realizing it was a series and I was a little surprised when I went back and read the first one. It's still good but I try to warn people. 😉 All the others are great (except the last one, I just pretend it doesn't exist). 1y
Chellebearss @leahbird like Game of Thrones level violence? I‘ m usually good with violence but thanks for the heads up! 😃 1y
leahbird @Chellebearss I've not read/watched GoT but from what I know (the reason I don't do GoT) it's similar but probably not as bad. 1y
Chellebearss @leahbird ok I should be good with that! Thanks! 😃 1y
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The Book of M: A Novel | Peng Shepherd
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My current print #TBR stack. I also have an #audio TBR and an #eBook TBR. All of these I wish I had read yesterday! #cantreadfastenough

bookaholic1 Before I go to sleep is an awesome book 1y
TheLibrarian The Book of M is really good! 1y
Chellebearss @bookaholic1 awesome! I‘m going to try and get to it in the next month 1y
Chellebearss @TheLibrarian I‘ve seen a few good reviews for it and picked it up when I saw it on a bookstore display. 1y
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I woke up with a mean case of the Mondays! Play along if it makes you happy 😃 1🖤 daughter has an eye infection, woke up by baby an hour too early, fruit flies!!! 2🖤 an extra large coffee in my Gryffindor mug and my favourite breakfast foods. (It‘s not working yet) 3🖤Kid free date night tomorrow and we have a gift certificate to The Keg! 4🖤 Dead Until Dark, The Stand🎧 and starting the Ash and Quill #MoodyMonday

Amabear Ug! What a terrible start to the wee&! Fruit flies are the worst! My son has a bad habit of waking up at 5am wayyyy too often. I hope your date night is wonderful! It‘s been so long since we‘ve had one of those! 1y
Chellebearss @Amabear fruit flies are the absolute worst!! And these ones seem to be impervious to my traps! We haven‘t had a date night in about 3 years so I‘m looking forward to this one!! 😃 1y
Dragon Haven‘t been to The Keg for awhile. Yum. Hope Monday improves. At least fruit flies have short lifespans 🐉 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly My baby woke me up an hour too early today too! 😭 1y
Chellebearss @Dragon short life spans but they seem to be multiplying and are ignoring my traps! 😡 1y
Chellebearss @Clare-Dragonfly hope you both got a good nap! 1y
Clare-Dragonfly He did, but not me—I had to work and I‘m awful at naps. I had some tea and hope to go to bed early tonight. 1y
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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When I first heard of this novel I didn't think I would ever pick it up as I had it in my head that it was going to be one of those stuffy classics that I wouldn't be able to get into. I was wrong. This caught my interest from the opening line and kept my attention until the very end. Excellent and recommended. 4🌟 #68of2018 #GARbingo #greatamericanread

MelissaSue81 Interesting! Had always sounded like a stuffy classic to me too! 1y
Texreader I loved Rebecca and have probably read it 10 times. How I love so many of the books you have pictured there!!! 1y
Well-ReadNeck My absolute favorite book. I re-read it every so often and fall in love with it all over again. 1y
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Jess_Franzino I‘m reading it right now. I adore classics, especially Gothic ones, but found a very slow build. However, I JUST read the part with the ball. Holy Heck, Mrs.Danvers! NOW we‘re getting somewhere! 1y
Chellebearss @MelissaSue81 it seems a bit old fashioned at first but then the pace picks up a bit and flows nicely 1y
Chellebearss @Texreader guess I saved the best for last out of the GAR 😃 1y
Chellebearss @Well-ReadNeck I‘m not big at re-reading but I did enjoy it! 1y
Chellebearss @Jess_Franzino yes, Mrs Danvers is quite a character!! 1y
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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Some days it doesn‘t take much to make me happy. Today getting approved for this on #Netgalley made me super happy!! 😃🖤😃

trazo 👍🏽 I am so excited to read this!!! 1y
Chellebearss @trazo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t realize that it was the sequel to 1y
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trazo Did you read Beartown? I loved that book! 1y
Chellebearss @trazo not yet, but I have it. Guess I need to read that first and soon! :) 1y
trazo I think you‘ll love it. It was great! 🙂 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Chellebearss I didn‘t either!!! 1y
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Starting Rebecca tonight 🛀 🛀 🛀 #bathandbook #DoNotDisturb

wanderinglynn I‘m also reading Rebecca. 👍🏻😀 1y
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 enjoy! 1y
SledgeReader @Chellebearss @Reviewsbylola Rebecca is one of my favorites!! 1y
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SilversReviews Oooo....a favorite classic with my favorite literary villain....Mrs. Danvers. :) 1y
Chellebearss @wanderinglynn how are you enjoying it so far? I‘m only three chapters in but enjoying the flow and am intrigued 😀 1y
Chellebearss @Reviewsbylola @SledgeReader @SilversReviews Glad to see so much love for this one! 1y
Kimberlone I love Rebecca! And I just finished reading last night 1y
wanderinglynn @Chellebearss It‘s okay,m. I‘m only on chapter 7 (she‘s just seeing Manderley for the first time). But I don‘t care for the writing style so far - to me, it‘s a bit overwritten, overly dense, and rather slow. 1y
Chellebearss @Kimberlone I‘ve only heard of Rebecca and none of her other works. Glad to hear you liked that one! 1y
Chellebearss @wanderinglynn yes, I find some books from that time period write like that. I‘m hoping I can get used to it and not let the dense writing bug me. 1y
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