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Coffeymuse

Coffeymuse

Joined June 2016

I read too much fanfiction. Eclectic reader across the spectrum of genres. Social media handle: coffeymuse
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Yay! @Andrew65 is hosting his #JoyousJanuary #readathon starting this weekend!

I've been sick and behind on my reading, so here's hoping a three day weekend will get me a headstart on my goals for this readathon:

*Finish Station Eleven
*Get 200 pages read in my chunkster
*Read Blizzard of Polar Bears
*If possible, get Chitty Chitty Bang Bang read

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Hope you are feeling better. 3d
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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-On Target was the last book of 2021. I am loving the Gray Man series!
-the mermaid's voice returns in this one was the first book of 2022.

-Currently enjoying Station Eleven (although I am just a few pages in!)

-Up next is a book I've been on hold for since November! I've had to wait for copies to come into the library! Can't wait to see what book 2 in this series is like!

#WeeklyForecast #BookReport

Bookwormjillk I really liked her first book and am also waiting for my library to get the second. 2w
OwenB I recently read the first book in The Gray Man series. Does it continue to be just as good? 1w
Coffeymuse @OwenB the second book in the series was so good and I'm excited about book three later this month. Definitely keep going! 1w
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A Dangerous Love | Bertrice Small
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I've had my bookspin book on my shelves for at least five years-looks like I'll finally get to it!
The Turn of the Screw is my doublespin and this is the copy the library had.

Thanks @AromaOfBooks for hosting this year!

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January #bookspinbingo!
Can't wait to delve into 2022's reading list!
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3w
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On Target | Mark Greaney
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Now that the holicrazy is over, I'm delving into the second Gray Man book.
It's been a good reading week for me and I've got my first book of 2022 on deck.
#WeeklyForecast #BookReport

tokorowilliamwallace Nice, on the Brian Selznick. 1w
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Got my last Christmas book-Life and Adventures of Santa Claus-read last night.
Finished Kaleidoscope yesterday morning.
Both were big hits and I really need to reread Kaleidoscope to get all the nuances and layers.
Both are picks and books I really enjoyed.

marleed I finally read the tagged this year too. I thought it was great fun! 3w
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Kaleidoscope | Brian Selznick
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Finished Christmas Carol and on to the new Selznick book!

Rehesina Love this! 4w
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I'm about 1/3 of the way through Christmas Carol.
Finished the other three books. Stillness of Winter had to be my fave from this readathon.
Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting #DashingDecember #Readathon!

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🎄 Thanks for playing along. (edited) 4w
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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#WeeklyForecast and #BookReport
Was a good week, reading-wise, and am enjoying my current read.
Cannot wait to get started on my up-next reads and with four days off this week, should get a lot read this week.

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Is you're a mother and a Christian looking to make the holidays more meaningful, this book is for you. If you don't have children, then this book had a couple of lol moments but know you're not the target audience. Overall, it was okay but I'm not the target audience for this one.

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This was a great book of musings about December, January, and February. Great companion piece to "What the Land Already Knows" by Phyllis Tickle.

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Look at these end papers! This book had amazing illustrations!

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It was a good week. I finished Gray Man and Unforgettable Journeys. DNF halfway through Bone Dust White.
I'll probably get 3-4 books read today as they are short and football is on this afternoon.
Kaleidoscope is in transit and I'll get it Thursday.
#WeeklyForecast and #BookReport for last week/this week.

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Unforgettable Journeys by DK Books isn't in the database. :(
However, my local library had a copy and I greatly enjoyed looking through this book and dreaming a couple of afternoons away. Definitely recommended for those who like to travel-even if it is just armchair travel!
This was my #Bookspin book this month @TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks I love DK books!!! So colorful and engaging. 1mo
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Yay! @Andrew65 is doing a #DashingDecember #Readathon!

In the next 11 days, I hope to finish the next three books on my stack:
Bone Dust White
7 Days of Christmas
The Pearl

BTW, can't believe it's two weeks till Christmas!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us again,good luck 😊👍 Two weeks 😳 1mo
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Gray Man | Mark Greaney
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Wow! This was fun! The Gray Man reminded me a bit of the Jonathan Quin series, with a touch of Bourne-but The Gray Man definitely stands on his own.
Cannot wait to get the second book!

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#Weeklyforecast and #bookreport
Got a stack of kids Christmas books read yesterday before the football game. Gonna finish Gray Man this week and delve into Bone Dust White.
I do have three kid's chapter books that are Christmasy that I may get read before my library run on Thursday. We'll see.
Also, with the picture books, I met my reading goal of 25 books for the year. Yay!

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Persephone Station | Stina Leicht
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And my December #Bingo is set! Unforgettable Journeys is my #bookspin and Persephone Station is my #double spin. Looks like a great month!
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 1mo
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Gray Man | Mark Greaney
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I was expecting to finish “Gray Man“ this weekend but I've started a non-book project and it has consumed my time. I should get this finish first of next week and start on my #bookspin book.
I do have a stack of kids Christmas books that I'm hoping to get finished on Saturday-maybe a Christmas ASMR on the TV, the kids book, and some cider-sounds like a great afternoon!

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December #bookspin is up! Only one Christmas book on the list, but I do have two Christmas books I've checked out that may be free space reads. We'll see what I get read between here and the 2nd!
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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Right book, wrong time. I've had this book sitting beside me for the better part of a week and I'm only 30 pages in. Waving the white flag for now, and picking up another book.
I'm really wanting to meet my reading goal for the year during this month and so, I want quick, exciting reads. Unfortunately, “Arctic Fury“ is not the right read for me right now. Back to the TBR for this one. This was my #Doublespin book for the month.
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks I've had a couple books this week that I've put back in the pile. Sometimes I just know that I'll enjoy a book later rather than forcing myself to read it right now! 2mo
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My #BookReport and #WeeklyForecast...a day late. I really enjoyed Last Christmas in Paris and have just stated Arctic Fury. Looks like a great week ahead!
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Cinfhen I really enjoyed 2mo
Coffeymuse @Cinfhen I'm just a few pages in and am really liking it so far...hoping today is fairly quiet at work so I can get in some reading! 2mo
Cinfhen 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2mo
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I love these low-key longer #readathons! @Andrew65, you are a wonderful host! I'm looking forward to finishing two of these books and starting a third one.

Andrew65 Thanks for the compliment, I love hosting these - the longer the better. Good luck with the Readathon. 2mo
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I got read the newest Longmire book and a novella about NYC circa 1948. #Bookreport
#Weeklyforecast Really enjoying Last Christmas in Paris and hoping to get it read and turned in this week (it's already got holds at the library!).
Arctic Fury is my doublespin for the month.
We'll see how much reading I get done this week!
@cinfhen

Cinfhen I really enjoyed this book 2mo
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Bone Dust White | Karin Salvalaggio
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November #Bookspin! Bone Dust White is my bookspin book and Arctic Fury is my doublespin. Excited to see how big of a dent I can make in this month's bingo!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I got overly optimistic about what I could read this holiday weekend. I had a packed weekend-road trip with dad on Friday, work on Saturday, chili at mom's on Sunday-and I didn't get much reading done. I'm hoping to put a dent in the tagged book this evening because there's no World Series tonight.
We shall see.
Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Wow, that is a busy weekend. Hope you had a great time. 2mo
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A little note about the Christmas reads-I almost exclusively borrow from the library. To avoid the wait list for a seasonal read-I'm going to jump in now. Depending on holds, I may try to hold the holiday reads till middle of November. We'll see.
Anyhoo, November #Bookspin is up!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I'm also trying to time my Christmas books reservations!!! 3mo
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Hey @Andrew65, I'm in! I'm going to read Thursday-Sunday with an eye on finishing my current read and get one of my out-of-state library books read. It looks like a busy weekend so we'll see how much I accomplish!

#Readathon #20in4 #Halloween

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
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I didn't really meet my goals but, I got four shorter books read for #OutstandingOctoberReadathon.
Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 That‘s still good 👏👏👏 Thanks for playing along. 3mo
Coffeymuse @Andrew65 My Sunday morning was more productive than Dewey's Readathon! I always enjoy your readathons!
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Andrew65 @Coffeymuse A nine day Readathon helps people play along around life commitments. I love these and it‘s great to see others enjoy it too. 3mo
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This weeks #Bookreport and #Weeklyforecast. Looking forward to reading the Craig Johnson book this week-love this series!
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Cinfhen Cute graphics 😍wow!! Great week 🤓 3mo
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Steel Fear: A Thriller | John David Mann, Brandon Webb
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I'm making glacially slow progress... This maybe the only book I get through at this rate. #deweysreadathon

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Steel Fear: A Thriller | John David Mann, Brandon Webb
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#deweysreadathon kicks off in just a few minutes! Ready to go this morning!

KathyWheeler Love your mug. ❤️ 3mo
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Steel Fear: A Thriller | John David Mann, Brandon Webb
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Yay! #OutstandingOctober #Readathon kicks off tomorrow! This readathon overlaps with #DeweysReadathon next weekend.
Here's my goals
-Finish current book (it's the one tagged)
-Dip into Penguin Book of the Undead
-Finish three books for Dewey's Readathon
I have two small books for Dewey's.
Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 A great plan. Good luck 😊👍 3mo
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Cujo | Stephen King
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#BookspinBingo is here! The Hive is my #Bookspin and Cujo is my #doublespin.
Looking forward to seeing how much I get read this month!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 3mo
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September has been brutal for my reading!
Pneumonia, a hospital stay, pericarditis...baseball has been amazing...work has kicked my butt.
Baseball is mostly over in October and my health issues has cleared up. So here's hoping I can conquer some of my TBR. I also have #deweysreadathon later this month; that should help get me get reading even more. So here's my #Bookspin,
@TheAromaofBooks, for October.

TheAromaofBooks Oh my! Hopefully October is a better month for you!! 4mo
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Cujo | Stephen King
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#WeeklyForecast and #BookReport

Finished two books due to Dewey's Readathon. Harrowing was so-so and Heathens was an awesome entry into the series.

Currently reading Cujo-well, I'll get started on it during my baseball game this afternoon.

Up next is two entries for #Booked2021. I'm hoping to get at least one of these read.

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Cinfhen Woohoo #Booked2021 !!! Love your graphics 🧡 5mo
Cinfhen I still have nightmares from Cujo!!!! 5mo
BekahB Cujo is the Stephen King book that stressed me out the most as I was reading it. 😂 5mo
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The Harrowing | Alexandra Sokoloff
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This was just so-so. Not something I would recommend. My #deweysreadathon is now complete just a bit before the official end. Read two books and DNF one other. Not bad for twenty four hours.

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Heathens | Ace Atkins
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Halfway through my book... Got me a cup of coffee and some Oreos to see me through the next couple of hours. #deweysreadathon

Traci1 Love the mug! 🦩 5mo
Coffeymuse @Traci1 thanks! It was a Christmas gift! 5mo
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Heathens | Ace Atkins
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Dewey's Reverse Readathon starts at seven pm, CST, tonight. This is my stack of potential reads. I've already started on the top two books.

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Almost late with #bookspin list! I've got some open spots for whatever looks good (spots 21-25). Hoping for better luck than February!
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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Rickshaw Girl | Mitali Perkins
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Snow day three... Read the tagged book as it was my #doublespin book this month. I have a couple of graphic novels to get through today as I wait to see if we're off tomorrow.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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Trunk Music | Michael Connelly
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Head to pull out my Bosch bookmark for Connelly!

I enjoyed this, the fifth entry, into the Bosch series.

This was my January #doublespin but I just got it in from the library!

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Having library books on the #BookSpin list really adds to the challenge!! 😂 11mo
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#FabulousFebruary Readathon is starting today! @Andrew65 hosts the best readathons!
My goal is to get three books read...considering I have a three day weekend I should make some serious progress on this goal.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊👍 11mo
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DNF'd one book this week and am 3/4 of the way through the tagged book. Next week, it's get finished Forging Fire and start on 117 Days. If I have time start on Harry Bosch.
#weeklyforecast #bookreport @cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘ve never read Michael Connelly but I know he‘s popular on Litsy 💓 11mo
Coffeymuse @Cinfhen I love the show on Amazon which led me to picking up the books. Love the books also! 11mo
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My January #bookspin was a bail. I wanted to like it but alas this is not my cup of tea.
If you have a functioning understanding of math, geometry, and physics this will make more sense. However, I failed those classes in high school (many moons ago).
Glad I tried the book and glad to have it off the TBR.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Always sad when a book doesn't work out... but a good feeling to get it off the list!! 11mo
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Roadwork | Richard Bachman
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My #bookspin and #doublespin books this month for #BookBingo. One is a kids book and the other is Stephen King...quite a mishmash!

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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My probably-too-ambitious reading schedule for the week. We shall see what I can get read.
#weeklyreport
@cinfhen

Cinfhen Nothing wrong with ambition 😂🙌🏻Happy reading 11mo
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This weeks #bookreport. Managed to read three smaller books and start on the tagged book. All three were solid reads; can't wait till after work to delve into Built.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I really like Amanda Lovelace‘s poetry collections 12mo
CBee My oldest and I are currently reading The Phantom Tollbooth 🙂 12mo
Coffeymuse @Cinfhen I have two more and I'm caught up. Been slowly reading them and expect to get caught up this year. 12mo
Coffeymuse @CBee It was so good-don't know how I missed this when I was a kid. Hope your oldest enjoys! 12mo
CBee @Coffeymuse I never read it as a kid either, and it would‘ve been right up my alley! 12mo
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My #bookspin for February. There's only 19 books as the rest are open spots.
Thanks @thearomaofbooks for hosting this-can't wait till the 2nd!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 12mo
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#JoyousJanuary readathon has come to a close! @Andrew65 thank you for hosting!

My goal was to read three books...I read two and DNF'd two. I'm counting that as a victory since I've gotten four books off my TBR.