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Chellebearss

Chellebearss

Joined March 2018

Lover of books searching for the next great read 📚🐛🇨🇦
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Still Waters | Viveca Sten
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Solid four start read and a great start to the series! I will be picking the second book up very soon #19of2020

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A Quiet Place | Seicho Matsumoto
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#17of2020 #popsugar45 (set in Japan)

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This book was brutal. I know that Lee Child has no qualms about having Reacher kill in the name of justice and good, but the body count in this one was ridiculous. That being said, I still loved it and read it in two days. #17of2020

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I'm sure that these are meant to be chapter books and we should be reading them over a couple of nights, but they are just short enough that DD and I tend to extend her bedtime reading and finish the book in one night. I am purchasing her the next four books in the series for Vday and Easter, and I won the seventh book from Early Reviewer program on #LibraryThing! #16of2020

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A Royal Pain | Rhys Bowen
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This has been super fun to listen to. I love the Narrator (Katherine Kellgren) and the story is fun and full of mystery. #audio #15of2020

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This was a bit of a slog. I had trouble getting into it and trouble staying interested towards the end. #14of2020

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Lumberjanes Vol. 2 | Faith Erin Hicks
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I am loving this GN series #13of2020

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The Princess in Black: #1 | Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
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I am getting behind on posting my books, once again. My daughter and I have been working on this series and she is loving it! #12of2020

kyraleseberg My daughter and I love this series! 3y
ravenlee My kiddo and I enjoy them, too! 3y
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Her Royal Spyness | Rhys Bowen
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Loving the start to this series! Starting book two right away #11of2020 🎧

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I really liked the first season of You, but hadn't gotten around to starting the next season yet. This is seriously creepy. I think what makes it more creepy is the fact that things like this do happen in this world and any of the millions of missing people out there could have had something similar happen. I will read more from Kepnes. #10of2020

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Lumberjanes #1 | Noelle Stevenson
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Interesting way to spend a few hours while the snow storm raged and hubs watched a movie. Decent and the graphics are well done. #9of2020

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I am on a roll with another 5⭐️ read! Highly recommended! #8of2020

AlaMich Don‘t miss the sequels...I love this trilogy! I rarely read series books one right after another but I made an exception for these. 3y
BookwormM Agreed the whole series is amazing 3y
Chellebearss @AlaMich I didn‘t realize there were more! I‘ll have to grab them. Thanks! 3y
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Chellebearss @BookwormM I will have to keep going. Loved that one! 3y
AlaMich You didn‘t?! You are in for such a treat! The next one is 3y
ravenlee It‘s been so long since I read the first two I will have to reread before devouring the third. Throw me in that briar patch! 3y
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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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I enjoyed the audio of this and while it didn‘t blow my mind I did find I enjoyed and wanted to keep listening #7of2020 🎧

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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This blew me away and I finished it in 24 hours. Didn‘t want to put it down. #6of2020

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Still Mine | Amy Stuart
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I left this sitting on my shelf for too long. Turned out to be a great read. #5of2020

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I love it when something I am reading completely tricks me and I don't see it coming. I will read more from Michaelides, when he writes more! #4of2020

Chellebearss @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks last year! Awesome 5 stars! :) 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Chellebearss absolutely!! I recommend it to everyone!! Have you read anything that compares?! 3y
MyNamesParadise I had the same reaction!! Loved this book! (Although I honestly can‘t remember it now, but I know I loved it) 3y
Chellebearss @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just finished Final Girls by Riley Sager and it‘s just as awesome! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Chellebearss yes!! It was good!! 3y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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This felt a lot longer than The Night Circus, and sometimes felt a little too long, but it definitely had all the same magical feels as the first novel by Morgenstern.
I did get lost at a couple spots and had to reread a few pages to figure out what was happening, but overall this was a four star read.
Anyone who hasn't tried reading the The Night Circus yet should immediately do that first! #3of2020

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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was the first in a two book series and I really enjoyed listening to it through #audible. #2of2020 🎧

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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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One of my goals for 2020 is to post whenever I finish a book, especially ones that I love! This was a gift that I received and am so thankful that I did as it was wonderful! #1of2020

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The Institute | Stephen King
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My insta friends voted for me and I guess I‘m reading the new King first! Perhaps I should reread A Handmade‘s Tale before starting The Testaments? #StephenKing #MargaretAtwood #newbooklove

TrishB I‘m reading the King, but my choice completely! 3y
Chellebearss @TrishB I just couldn‘t decide lol 3y
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Reading this the second time on audio and loving it. I‘m not prepared for it to end!

KathyWheeler Wil Wheaton was the perfect choice to narrate this book. 3y
Chellebearss Agreed! I just picked up John Scalzi‘s Lock In because Wheaton narrates it :) 3y
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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 4y
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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. 4y
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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 ❤️! 4y
BarbaraBB I didn‘t even know there were that many instalments. My last was 4y
Chellebearss @BarbaraBB there are six total now 😀 4y
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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 🐶 4y
charl08 Soubds perfect! 4y
charl08 Or even sounds... 4y
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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! 4y
Chellebearss @MicrobeMom I ended up starting it right away! Didn‘t want to wait 😀 4y
MicrobeMom ❤️❤️ 4y
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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!
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jillannjohn Love this pic! 4y
jillrhudy I loved it too. What a unique plot! 4y
tracey38 I want to read this. And love the picture! 🦉 4y
charl08 Love the sculpture Chelle 4y
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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!
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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) 4y
Andrew65 Congratulations 🎉🍾🥂🎉 I too loved this book. Should easily beat 123! 4y
Pamwurtzler Congrats!! 4y
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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 4y
Aims42 I really enjoyed “A Dirty Job”, but I cannot get into any of his other books 😔 4y
Crewgurl I feel the same about the few of his books I tried. 4y
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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 :-( 4y
Chellebearss @Aims42 @Crewgurl I really enjoyed the first two of the Bloodsucking Fiends series as well as 4y
bookaholic1 I couldn't either 4y
amb I've enjoyed most of his books but I struggled through this one 4y
Blueberry This was my favorite of his. 4y
mandarchy I loved this book! 4y
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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 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Cailey_Mac Congratulations!!🎉 4y
LoverofLit Yay!!!! I've only got 5 books to go! 🍻 4y
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Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 4y
eeclayton Congrats! 4y
Jas16 🙌🏽 4y
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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🌟
🖤 #96of2018

alisiakae Which prompt did this one fill? 4y
Chellebearss @4thhouseontheleft 41 from the year I graduated (1999) 4y
BookwormM I loved this one 4y
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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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alisiakae I just finished this today, also for the #cyberpunk prompt! 4y
TheRomantiCate I LOVED this one!! 4y
alvingregorio Getting this one now! 4y
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Chellebearss @4thhouseontheleft glad you enjoyed it as well! 😁 4y
Chellebearss @TheRomantiCate it‘s always great when I love a book that‘s outside my normal go-to genres! 😀 4y
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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 4y
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! 4y
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 4y
Chellebearss @TracyReadsBooks oh nice. I didn‘t realize that they have a movie planned 4y
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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.) 4y
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! 4y
Booknerd2 💜💜💜 the hydrangeas!!! Beautiful 4y
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CoffeeK8 Beautiful picture!! 4y
Eggs Gorgeous flowers 🌺 4y
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. 🙂 4y
Chellebearss @Valink I had put off reading Ove and when I finally got to it it started my love of Backman‘s books! 4y
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! 4y
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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. 4y
Chellebearss @MoniqueReads305 thanks! It‘s one of my faves because it holds sooo much coffee :) 4y
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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! 😑 4y
Chellebearss @thereadingowlvina enjoy the rest! I dislike being caught up on series and having to wait for the next 😛 4y
tracey38 Good to hear this is good. I have only read book 1 so far. 4y
tonyahoswalt I'm going to finish it today! 4y
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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! 😊🐱 4y
Smartypants The Wizard of Earthsea was my first fantasy book I ever read. ❤️. 4y
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! 4y
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Chellebearss @rabbitprincess thanks! It was daughter‘s favourite kitty when she was tiny 4y
Chellebearss @Smartypants oh I haven‘t read that! This was actually my first LeGuin. Shocking, I know! 4y
Chellebearss @kyraleseberg my daughter wants the next one but I distracted her with Captain Underpants until I can order the rest 😝 4y
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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 4y
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. 4y
Chellebearss @Dragon I have cutting season waiting for me :-) 4y
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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 4y
Chellebearss @BookInMyHands thanks I‘ll check that one out too! 😃 4y
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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. 🤷‍♀️ 4y
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 4y
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. 4y
tonyahoswalt @Chellebearss There is one more book planned according to the fourth book. 4y
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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 😥 4y
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) 4y
Chellebearss @Centique so sad, eh! I should have read them slower 4y
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Chellebearss @Schlinkles yes! 😃 I have the first Prudence book out from the library. Are they as great? 4y
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. 4y
parasolofdoom And the good news is that Soulless et al holds up really well upon rereads! I read them every couple years. 4y
Schlinkles @Chellebearss I agree with @parasolofdoom the Prudence books aren‘t as good, but the Finishing School series is fab! 4y
Chellebearss @parasolofdoom excellent thanks! I don‘t always love YA but I‘ll give all of these a shot! 😃 4y
Chellebearss @Schlinkles awesomesauce! I put the first one of the finishing school on hold 4y
Crewgurl I highly recommend the audiobooks for the finishing school series! 4y
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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! 4y
Crewgurl Check out her finishing school series! 4y
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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! 4y
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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! 4y
Chellebearss @jmtrivera I agree, both were good in their own ways and I liked both. 😃 4y
Sproutygamer I just got the first one on kindle for 1.99! I plan to read it this summer! 4y
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