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Chrys

Chrys

Joined June 2016

My TBR list is so long I will have to live forever💙📚
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Culture Shock! France by Sally Adamson Taylor
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#sfmbc Thank you so much @Shadowfat for the books and goodies you sent!! Missing from the picture are some truffles that were already eaten 😊. I can‘t wait to try the tea and get started on the books @Avanders

Avanders 😍😍♥️ 2w
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Parasite | Mira Grant
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I enjoyed the premise of this book, genetically engineered tapeworms develop their own minds and start to take over. Also some thoughts on the concept what makes a person. However it was not without flaws. The characters could have had more depth, and the twist was something that I guessed almost immediately. It sort of felt like reading a movie. If that makes sense. I did overall enjoy it as an easy sci-fi read and will continue the series

Chrys As an added plus my son was immediately intrigued by the concept and is audiobooking it. 2mo
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Grabbed this from my library‘s Women‘s history display and am loving it. Short histories of badass women from all over the world that are told without flinching from details, but keeping a sense of humor.

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Parasite | Mira Grant
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Thank you so much @ReadingRover for all the goodies in the #SFMBC package you sent!!! The bookmarks are adorable/beautiful and the book choices are perfect. The lotion smells amazing. And I can‘t wait to try blue tea, i had never heard of it and blue is my favorite color 💙💙💙 @Avanders

Avanders Ooooh 😍😍👏🏽🌌 2mo
ReadingRover Yay! I‘m so glad you like the books. The Mira Grant one is quite a chunkster 😝. The blue tea is super fun. The taste is kinda bland until you doctor it up though. Omg I got those erasers cause they‘re a super cute idea & I thought they were going to be the size of the box & they‘re so tiny! But they do smell good. The Strange Bird looks good. I‘ll probably pick it up at some point. You‘ll have to let me know how it is. 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon I am intrigued by blue tea. 🤔 3w
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Tales from Beyond Science | Mark Millar, John Smith, Alan McKenzie
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Odd little find for sale at the library. Not sure what I think of the stories so far, but worth it for the fun art

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Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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Lucky find for $1 at the library. I saw the movie years ago, barely remember it but know I liked it. Seems like a good book for this cold snowy week. Also a good fiction to switch back and forth with while reading about the Templars.

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A well researched & readable book focusing on the ladies in his life rather than just Louis. At times his affairs were so theatrical it sounded like a comedy, I lol‘d when the king, his wife, & 2 mistresses had to share a room while on a military campaign & pretend it was all normal & fine. It did get a bit confusing at the end with the number of people with similar names, but that is not the authors fault. And she does include a list to help.

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American Gods Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff, Barnes & Noble Staff, HarperCollins (Firm)
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@cobwebmoth Thank you so much!! Your package to me for #sfmbc came yesterday and I couldn‘t believe all of the goodies. I 💙💙💙 them all. The tote is adorable and that edition of American Gods is gorgeous. Looking forward to a cup of tea and some reading 😊. @Avanders

RaimeyGallant Nice haul! 5mo
cobwebmoth You're welcome! So glad you like what I sent.❤ 5mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 5mo
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Haunted Nights | Ellen Datlow, Lisa Morton
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Picked this up at the library today to start off my Halloween season reading.

Avanders Hello! Just wanted to touch bases here too, in case that's better than email ☺️ Hope all is well -- let me know if you're having #sfmbc mailing problems! 🤗 6mo
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Motherfucking Sharks | Brian Allen Carr
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Mehso-so

Um...yeah....okaayyy. I have no idea what to say about this. It wasn‘t badly written, but I am just not sure what I think.

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Eaters of the Dead | Michael Crichton
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Thank you again for the giveaway!! The books have arrived and my son and I are looking forward to starting them 😁

MaleficentBookDragon Great. I hope you like them. I'm a big fan. 9mo
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The Library Sale | Bonhams (Firm)
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Library book sale today, this is the combined haul for my son and I.

trioxin_sematary Thanks for the follow, some awesome books here!!! 😎👌 10mo
meghan2714 Sweet haul😍 10mo
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Sourcery | Terry Pratchett
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So I think I rather like Rincewind despite myself, and despite the fact that the stories he stars in are really not my favorites. He really does have an amazing survival instinct, and often seems terrified to the point of calm. #Ookbookclub

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The Secret Garden (Collins Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Another childhood reread. I don‘t think I‘ve read this since 4th grade, but picked up this copy today

hgrimes I love that cover! 10mo
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Not actually book related, I‘m just proud of the job I did on my son‘s birthday cake ☺️

Crystalblu Great job!!! 10mo
Chrys @Crystalblu thanks, it was my first time using fondant 10mo
ladym30 Beautiful cake! 10mo
Nute Wow! Fantastic job!! 8mo
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This was only my second book by Christie, and I really loved it. Tommy and Tuppence are are delightful, if somewhat ridiculous at times. And the twist at the end actually surprised me. 🙀

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The Stand | Stephen King
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It has been years since I made it through an entire reread of this, I tend to get distracted halfway though. I am really going to try this time, it may be easier since it is a buddy read #losersclub Using this postcard I received in a Litsy exchange from Denver for my bookmark, seems fitting. 😁

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Jurassic Park : [novel] | Michael Crichton
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Found this pretty copy at Sam‘s Club today. Haven‘t read this in a few years, have to put it as a reread on my tbr shelf.

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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Finished my #losersclub read early so I can start on The Stand. I really like this collection, particularly how several of them tie into his other works. The connections of the King universe are something that never fail to interest me. Some of the stores in this seem influenced by Lovecraft, with the ancient secrets not quite seen.

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Book mail! My local shop couldn‘t even order this so I had to get it online. I love this #Steampunk art !!😍

MaleficentBookDragon How was this? It looks really good. 9mo
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Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
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Loved it. 💙Gorgeous art and complex story. I cannot wait to read the next.

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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#Losersclub Varney the Vampire? Didn‘t know he was here. And my apologies for the fact that I do not know how to edit photos 😝 @TricksyTails

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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Pulled out my old copy to get going on this month‘s #losersclub I had forgotten how good even just the prologue is.

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Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff
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Too hot to read outside, so little Isis and i are indoors today. Not too far into this one yet, but so far the author is doing a good job with telling the story of her life without sliding into melodrama

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this photo! 11mo
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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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Slow as the great turtle moving through space, I will catch up in all my reads. I very much enjoyed this installment in discworld, Granny is an awesome character. After a slow start with the first two books I am now thoroughly looking forward into further exploring the disc #OokBookClub

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love it! And I really need to start catching up too. 11mo
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“Do you have my holds?!” We‘re in pursuit. The library van‘s license plate says READON lol

Reviewsbylola Hahaha I always see the library truck parked out front of my library and it makes me want to ask for my holds then and there. 😂 12mo
Chelleo 😂 12mo
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Today my 17 yr old announced he is going vegetarian, his girlfriend already has been for awhile. My sister and niece are both vegan as of late last year. I don‘t think I am ready to make the jump, but I am going to try to cut back a bit and learn to cook for those who are.

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American Nightmares | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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I am enjoying this graphic novel adaptation, and it still follows the book well. However I think I benefit from having read the novel first as it may be a bit rushed if you don‘t know the story #losersclub #constantreader

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I didn‘t know about this app until yesterday. It gives access to all of Project Gutenberg‘s ebooks to download and read. So far it has been easy to use on my iPhone. And it‘s free 😁

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Mehso-so

Some of the stories were good and rather creepy. However a fair number of them were confusing or seemed unfinished. Overall I am glad it was a library book.

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The Stand Vol. 1: Captain Trips | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Oh Flagg, you are not a nice man, but I love you on this cover. Today I found out my library has the graphic novel version of The Stand, so now I am happily becoming reacquainted with this world. It is really pretty true to the novel as far as I remember, and is a quick read. Now I just have to wait for the next to come in on hold. #losersclub #constantreader

TricksyTails 🖤🖤🖤 13mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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One of my top 2 King books, the other being Needful Things. I love the world building and the slow creep factor of the vampires taking over. My mom also likes this book, and I am apparently lucky to have survived scaring her when she was reading this. I was a few months old, and she had gotten to the “Chocka Randy” part while rocking me to sleep when I suddenly stared sucking her neck. Gave her such a start she jumped and nearly dropped me 😅

Bookzombie 😂😂 13mo
TricksyTails 🤣🤣🤣🧛🏻‍♀️🖤 Love it!! 13mo
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Wild Swans | Hans Christian Andersen
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#girlpowergiveaway Thank you so much for having this giveaway! I know this isn‘t exactly the sort of book that comes to most people‘s minds, but it did mine. When I was little I had a small record player that I would listen to books on and this was my favorite. I loved how strong the princess was, having the willpower to go through everything she did without giving up and saving her brothers. She is my first memory of a strong female character

Bklover This is an AWESOME choice! I love it- thank you for sharing it with us! I used to have several books with records but I don‘t remember that one!💙💙💙 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love children's books that inspire little girls to be strong and fearless!! Mine was Pippi Longstocking. Thanks for entering ♀️✊ 13mo
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#SFMBC Picked this up at that post office today, thank you so much @ofbooksandme for all the little extras!! I can‘t wait to make a cup of tea and sit down with your book choice, it looks like it is really good. And the journal you picked is gorgeous 😍. I believe I will use the little pencil girl for my note taking, she is so cute 💙.

Chrys I realized about 20 minutes after posting that the pencil is Frida Kahlo, I love her 💕 13mo
ofbooksandme @Chrys I'm so sorry I didn't reply to this before, between getting ready for vacations and PhD work I was so out of everything. I'm sooo glad it got to you and that you liked it 💞 13mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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This is the hall outside of the doctor‘s office I am at today. I keep expecting to see the twins in it, or blood pouring from the doors at the end. Way too creepy 😨 #losersclub

Smrloomis Oh! I misread this and thought you typed “hell outside of the doctor‘s office...” at first. Creepy. 13mo
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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Mehso-so

How to describe this book, hmm...multiple humorous scenes follow one after the other without troubling themselves too much with the thought of an overall plot or character development. That said, many of the scenes were very funny, and I loved the side characters of Death and the Luggage. The main characters were just sort of meh. This was my first Disc World, and I have seen many post that it isn‘t really the best starting point so...

Chrys I intend to continue on with the readalong for #OokBOokclub @TricksyTails (edited) 13mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Sending this out today to @Tiffy_Reads for #sfmbc. @Avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 14mo
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Thank you thank you thank you 🙏 @Cupofjo !!! I had so much fun opening this package, everything was wrapped so cute. You did an awesome job, I can‘t wait to try making your grandmother‘s apple tart. Apple pie/tart is my favorite. 😄. The bakeware is lovely and the books are all great choices. I can‘t wait to start them. #FeedaReader. @MinDea @TricksyTails

TricksyTails 🙀😍♥️WOW!! @Cupofjo this is an awesome package!! Umm...I love apple pie/tarts too if...you know...you want to send Grandma‘s recipe this way... Just sayin‘...😂 Yay!! This is fantastic!! 14mo
Cupofjo It was a lot of fun to put together and I could have kept going you were a lot of fun to shop for @Chrys Lol !! I would love to do #feedareader again @TricksyTails ! I just have to get through vacation first! 😂 14mo
TricksyTails 🤣 I was just kidding about the recipe. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!! 🤗♥️ 14mo
MinDea I love that pie pan! 14mo
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#FeedaReader @Cupofjo It has arrived! So fun to find when I got home from work. It‘s hard to wait to open it! 😁. @MinDea @TricksyTails

Cupofjo YAY!!!!!! I can‘t wait till morning! 14mo
TricksyTails Woohooo!! 👏😁 14mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I have always loved how this town got it‘s name. Even at times when I have forgotten more important details I have always remembered Jerusalem the pig 🐷 #losersclub @TricksyTails

TricksyTails 😂😂😂 14mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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#FeedaReader @Cupofjo Sending this out today, hope you enjoy 😊

blithebuoyant I feel like every US Litten has a roll of that tape somewhere 😂 14mo
Cupofjo Yay!!! I can‘t wait (more excited for you to open yours! I had such fun putting it together!!) 14mo
Cupofjo @Chrys did you receive your package? My tracking info says the PO hasn‘t updated the tracking 🤔 and the other package I‘m tracking that I sent same day says it has been delivered... 14mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Found my old copy, one of the first books I bought myself when I started working in high school. Getting started now for #Losersclub @TricksyTails

TricksyTails WOOHOO!!! Love your edition! 🖤 14mo
Chrys @TricksyTails thanks, it‘s getting to be in rough shape from years of rereads, but I love the cover too much to replace. It was my first full Stephen King read (edited) 14mo
YouReadMyEyes Agreed. Awesome edition! 14mo
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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
Mehso-so

I just put so-so as I DNF this. The premise has potential, but the female character is rather off-putting. I am all for a strong female lead, but she almost felt like a caricature of one. Overly harsh and trying too hard to be a badass. And how many times do we need to describe what she looks like, sexy with black hair of course. I simply decided I am not in the mood to push through that right now when I have so many other books on my shelf.

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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Starting my very first adventure in Discworld for #OokBookClub I did read the Carpet People, but was unable to get the other two books, so joining in again here for the read along

Chrys And already cracking up, Big Bang hypothesis got me 😂 1y
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Quizzes | Sue Boylan
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Lol, I love this combo. The quiz shows which two characters you are a combination of. @FantasyChick thank you for posting the link

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This book gave a good overview of the various roles of people working in country homes during the time period. It had a number of photos, and some quotes from period sources to help visualize what it was like.

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Working as a nurse on a cardiac floor I am always looking for ways to increase my knowledge and explain things to my patients. This book looks like it will do a good job of helping me with both.

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The Carpet People | Terry Pratchett
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Read this on my kindle for #OokBOokClub I really enjoyed it, lots of humor and adventure mixed with comments here and there that gave an idea of the authors views on things. Quick question though, I know this is a hashtag being used for the read along, but what does it stand for? 😊 @TricksyTails

TricksyTails You‘ll find out once we start Discworld. 😉 1y
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Very strange but very good, I can‘t wait for my library hold to come in with the next in the series

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My Saturday night read, really enjoying this one so far

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