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Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes

Joined December 2023

Wife, mom, grandma. Retired English adjunct prof. Lifelong reader. Reads across most genres, except romance. #NetGalley reviewer
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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#WondrousWednesday

1) Alone time (says introvert me 🤣)
2) Writing time
3) My family ❤️

Eggs Wonderful 👏🏻👌🏼🥰 5d
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The Angel of Indian Lake | Stephen Graham Jones
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5/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wow. This book. What. A. Ride. I don‘t read a lot of horror, but this book/trilogy pulled me in from page one. This is book 3 of The Indian Lake trilogy. These aren‘t stand alone books.
Jade has returns to her hometown of Proofrock, Idaho after her release from prison. When the horrors of the lake arise once more, Jade must find it within herself, again, to fight for the hometown that has betrayed her over & over. #horror #IndianLake

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Limited Edition Murder | Lauren Elliott
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Read the #NetGalley ARC in two days. Addie Greyborne spends a year in England after the implosion of her wedding back in the States. Right before she‘s ready to come back home (again), she‘s pulled into a murder investigation. This is book 10 in the series. Moving the Addie to another country with a new cast of characters, while keeping #cozymystery elements really worked. And the ending! Ready for #11.
5/5⭐️ ❤️ Pub date 5/21/24
❤️ the cover

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The Angel of Indian Lake | Stephen Graham Jones
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#FirstLineFridays
#horror
#StephenGrahamJones
#IndianLakeTrilogy

The Savage History of Proofrock, Idaho opens looking through the eyeholes of a mask, with some heavy, menacing breathing amping up the menace.

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#WonderousWednesday

📚Hardcover
📚Fiction
📚Historical
📚Recent
📚Water when reading 🙂
📚Physical
📚Print

Eggs 🩷💜🩷 3w
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The Angel of Indian Lake | Stephen Graham Jones
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Yay for book mail! Also-book whiplash. Amanda Flower‘s book is a historical/cozy mystery mashup and SGJ‘s book is a horror novel.

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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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#FirstLineFridays

Because he had enjoyed almost every advantage since birth, one of the few privileges denied to Benjamin Rask was that of a heroic rise: his was not a story of resilience and perseverance or the tale of an unbreakable will forging a golden destiny for itself out of little more than dross.

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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#TLT
#ThreeListThursday

1) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Just finished it several days ago. 🙂

2) Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

3) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

dabbe #'s 2 and 3: YES! 🤩 #1: now on my TBR. Thanks for playing. 💚💙💚 4w
TheBookHippie #3 I read every December. 4w
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#WonderousWednesday
1) Craig Johnson, Louise Penny, Carlene O‘Connor, Amanda Flower, Heather Weber, Kate Khavari,

2) Right now, the tagged book

3) Craig Johnson, Louise Penny, Amanda Flower, and Carlene O‘Connor (sorry. Choosing one was too stressful. 🙂)

Eggs Wonderful! Thanks for playing 🤗 4w
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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Started this one last night. Anyone else read it? I was drawn in by “At once an immersive story and brilliant literary puzzle…” from the description. I‘ll see if it lives up to the hype. 🙂

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5 star read for me. Genres: Historical (WWI), literary. The novel follows identical twin sisters Peggy and Maude, bindery girls for Oxford University Press. Issues of class, women‘s rights (or lack thereof) are woven throughout the book. What this novel brings to the forefront is the erasure of women and their contributions in history. If interested, read Williams other book The Dictionary of Lost Words first-there is crossover between the books

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#FirstLineFridays

Scraps. That‘s all I got. Fragments that made no sense without the words before or the words after.

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This was a quick cozy mystery read. Juni Jessup owns Sip and Spin, a vinyl record shop/coffe shop with her three sisters. When an aggressive potential investor ends up dead in front of the shop, Juni is determined to solve the mystery. The characters are well written. Plenty of suspects and motives kept me guessing. 📚e-copy provided by NetGalley & St. Martin's Press for review.
📚Pub date 3/26/24 📚 4/5 stars #cozymystery

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Currently reading this one and enjoying it. Love the cover as well. #historicalfiction #oxforddictionary

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1) Fairy

2) Emily Wilde‘s Encyclopaedia of Faeries and Emily Wilde‘s Map of the Otherlands. Looking forward to Emily Wilde‘s Compendium of Lost Tales

#TwoForTuesday

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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#FirstLineFridays

From the prologue: The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself.

From Chapter One: She had been running for four days now, a harum-scarum tumbling flight through passages and tunnels.

behudd My favorite Gaiman! Such a good one 🤩 1mo
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1) Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

2) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

3) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Thanks @dabbe for the tag! 1mo
dabbe I'm making a list, and checking it twice; gonna share with everyone whether they're naughty or nice! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 1mo
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#ThreeListThursday
#TLT

1) Quiet by Susan Cain. Life-changing book for me.
2) Hamilton by Ron Chernow
3) Killers of The Flower Moon by David Grann

Hard to limit to 3! 😄

dabbe #1: #metoo #introvertsunite! Thanks for sharing! 💚💙💚 2mo
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#WonderousWednesday

1) Emily Wilde and Siobhan Flannery
2) Wendell Bambleby and Walt Longmire
3) Emily Wilde‘s Encyclopedia of Faeries (recent) Crime and Cherry Pits (current) Emily Wilde‘s Map of the Outherlands (current)

Eggs Thanks for playing ❣️ 2mo
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Excited to start this book today! I finished “Emily Wilde‘s An Encyclopedia of Faeries” last night and loved it!

currentlyreadinginCO I liked the first one, too! I have this on hold 😍 2mo
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Any other Shaun Tan fans here? I‘m packing up books because we have dry wall repair/painting in several rooms-mainly the rooms w/the books. Before I pack away these I had to look at some of them again. 🙂📚❤️

IndoorDame I read my first few Shaun Tan books recently and I‘m a huge fan! 2mo
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I really enjoyed this book! Historical fiction w/ mystery and supernatural elements.
WWI nurse Laura Iven lost her parents when a ship exploded in Halifax, Nova Scotia's port. She returned to the battlefields in search of her brother, her only remaining family member. In her search, she comes across the mysterious Faland, a being who comes & goes at whim, feeding off the despair surrounding
him. 5/5 ⭐ #NetGalley #TheWarmHandsOfGhosts

currentlyreadinginCO Also 5-starred this! 2mo
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The Tainted Cup | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Thanks to Netgalley and Ballentine Publishing for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
New release! This book is a mystery/fantasy combo. It took me a bit to get into it, but once I did, it was hard to put down.
The initial murder sets off a chain reaction with horrific unintended consequences. Even though the murders may be solved, what they set in motion may be impossible to stop. #NetGalley

currentlyreadinginCO Ok we like all of the same books 😂😂 2mo
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes @currentlyreadinginCO 🤣🤣🤣 All great minds… 2mo
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@Eggs
1) No. But my kids‘ middle names come from family.
2) 3
3) Murder in an Irish Village, book 1 in the Irish Village series. The MC is raising her brood of siblings after the deaths of their parents. Hijinks ensue. 😂

Eggs Thanks for playing along 🥳💙🥰 3mo
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I really enjoyed the growth half-sisters Violet and Sephora Manville have in this series. Polar opposites, they grate on each others‘ nerves, a problem when it comes to solving a murder.
🔍family relationships
🔍humor
🔍pub date 1/30/24
#cozymystery, #historicalfiction, #netgalley, #series

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One of the books I got for Christmas. It‘s 1969 in the Causeway Housing Project in south Brooklyn. Heroin is just starting to gain a foothold before it spreads to the wealthy areas of New York. Sportcoat, deacon at Five Ends Baptist Church and a perpetual drunk, shoots the local drug dealer at point blank range in front of a crowd of witnesses. His actions set off a ripple effect that reaches into the past & fundamentally changes the present. 5🌟

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@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

1) Yes. Usually horror author Stephen Graham Jones or a cozy mystery (can I get any further apart than those?)

2) Craig Johnson

3) Only one? 😬 Amanda Flower (cozy mystery writer)

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#wonderouswednesday

1) Yes and yes. One of my goals was to read more of my TBR stack. I did, but probably not as much as I expected. Still, it‘s a start. 🙂

2) Nope, no five star reads for Dec. closest was At The Coffee Shop of Curiosities in late November.

3) Book I hope to read soon is Trust by Hernan Diaz. One of the books I got for Christmas.

Eggs Any foray into the TBR stack is worthy, right!?! 4mo
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#Two4Tuesday

1) Yes to both. I got four books and gave books to my grandkids and husband.

2) Bookish T-shirts. Bookmarks. Book pillows for the grandkids (pillow cover with a pocket to hold a book)

TheSpineView Book pillow us a great gift Idea. I need to remember that when birthdays come around. Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Murder by Invitation Only | Colleen Cambridge
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#Top23of23
Not in graphic
My Heart is a Chainsaw
Anxious People
To Hell & Back
Dating Can Be Deadly
Murder at an Irish Bakery
I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died
Some of Us Were Looking
Salt A World History
All the Devils Are Here
The Madness of Crowds
A World of Curiosities

dabbe I have the first Richard Osman book; guess I better get reading, huh? Thanks for sharing! 💙❄️💙 4mo
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Don't Fear the Reaper | Stephen Graham Jones
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4/5🌟Jade, now going by Jennifer, Daniels, recently released from prison, returns to her hometown of Proofrock, Idaho, just as a monster of a blizzard hits and a serial killer escapes federal custody. As the bodies begin to pile up, Jennifer finds herself again fighting to save her hometown against a powerful evil.
This is book #2 in the Indian Lake Trilogy. Book 3 comes out in March.
I read very little horror, but SGJ is the exception.

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Don't Fear the Reaper | Stephen Graham Jones
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One of my goals for 2023 was to read more of my TBR stacks. This one is up next-I think. 😄

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Prime example of putting a book aside because it didn‘t work for me, picking it up again much later, and reading it in 3 days. Excellent book. A group of people held hostage by an inept bank robber find common ground and grace because life works better when there‘s community. 5🌟

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 4mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird Welcome to Litsy! 🎊🥳🎉 I love this book! 4mo
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Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes @TheIntrovertedDodoBird Thank you! Fredrick Backman is one of my favorite authors. 4mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Me too! My favourite book of his is A Man Called Ove! I love that one so much ❤️. 4mo
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes @TheIntrovertedDodoBird That‘s my favorite book too. 🙂 4mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Excellent choice! It was the first book that made me cry. Britt-Marie Was Here and My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologies are amazing, too! 😊 4mo
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