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DGRachel

DGRachel

Joined May 2016

LibraryThing member DGRachel

Hufflepuff. Howler. Passionate dog mom. Opinionated mood reader with eclectic tastes. I‘ll try any genre once. http://tailsfromthedogside.blog
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...and the official, bought on my birthday, birthday #bookhaul from B&N! Thanks to @Gina for sharing the non-fiction book list. Hey, at least I got the two I went in for! 🤣🤣

GingerAntics Maus is a great book. I really enjoyed it. I‘m not much of a graphic novel person, but it really worked for me. 17h
DGRachel @GingerAntics Good to know! I‘ve seen a lot of love for it and decided WTH. 😆 17h
Emilymdxn Maus is probably my fave graphic novel of all time! 16h
Reviewsbylola Great haul! 14h
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😆😆 And on that note, I‘m calling it a day with just under 4 hours for #24b4monday. I won‘t get much reading done tomorrow because I‘m going to see Avengers: Endgame, but since Monday is a holiday, maybe I‘ll make #24b4Tuesday. 🤔

Caterina I was also thinking about making it #24B4Tuesday! 😂 I spent today with family and have church tomorrow, so I won't get much reading done either, and I REALLY wanted to hit 24 hours... We can do 24B4Tuesday together! 🙌👍 1d
DGRachel @Caterina It‘s a deal! 😊 1d
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GingerAntics Fair point. Very fair, solid point. 1d
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Narwhal and Jelly‘s latest adventure which brings us both an Otterly Awesome Otter Friend and...Jealous Jelly!!

These books are just too cute.

tournevis It's my favourite of the four! 2d
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Another delightful Narwhal and Jelly book. Won‘t be my favorite, but still cute and fun. Narwhal discovers the joys of peanut butter!

tournevis My son has been having nothing but peanut butter on waffles for breakfast for the better part of a year because of this book. 2d
DGRachel @tournevis 😱😱 2d
tournevis @DGRachel Every morning. 2d
tournevis @DGRachel 😆😆😆 2d
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AKA the one where Narwhal discovers his true super power (Spoiler alert: its AWESOME!).

I adore these books! My only quibble is the Edna Mode voice in my head shouting “No Capes!” 😂

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Of course. 🙄

AshleyHoss820 Lawd. 🙄🙄🙄 3d
Susannah I‘m reading a book on Henry VIII‘s wives, and it‘s the same thing. 🤦‍♀️ 2d
DGRachel @Susannah It feels like it‘s still the same thing. 😢 2d
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Barnes & Noble has a 20% off your entire purchase for the Memorial Day Weekend, so I had to stop on my way home from work. Super excited for all of these! 🎶happy birthday to me🎶 😆🎁📚
#bookhaul #presentsformyself

LauraJ Hell yeah, Happy Birthday to you! 3d
Reviewsbylola Great haul! Happy birthday! 3d
Soubhiville Yay! Happy Birthday! 3d
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Kalalalatja Happy birthday 🎉🎉🎉 3d
CoverToCoverGirl Happy Birthday indeed! 3d
batsy Happy birthday! 🎉📚📚📚 2d
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚 📚 📚 2d
DGRachel @LauraJ @Reviewsbylola @Soubhiville @Kalalalatja @CoverToCoverGirl @batsy @LeahBergen Thanks everyone! It‘s technically Sunday, but I‘ve been celebrating all month. 🤣🤣 2d
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I love my #indiebookstore #parkroadbooks. Sherri ordered all of the Ben Clanton books for me and found this accessible book on Emmett Till. Best of all, everyone shared my enthusiasm for Narwhal and Jelly and #nojudgement for the fact I bought them for myself. I don‘t have kids or even have nearby friends with kids. These puppets and books are all mine! 🤣🤣

cobwebmoth I love Narwhal and Jelly!😊 3d
mrp27 I love these books too! 3d
tournevis My son loves the books and owns the stuffies too! 3d
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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#unpopularopinion #triggerwarning #animalviolence

I started this today. While the writing was captivating and the story is terrifyingly real for dystopian science fiction, something happens on page 44 which I‘ll put in a spoiler comment, and I‘m out. It‘s my line in the sand. The rest of the story was already making me uncomfortable and this was the last straw.

DGRachel A dog is shot and not instantly killed. I get why they shot the dog, but the animal suffers and I cannot cope with that. When added to all the nonchalant comments about rape and murder, it‘s just too much for me to deal with right now. I need happy. 4d
VioletBramble I loved this book but, it‘s definitely not a happy book. It left me thinking about my survival plan if this scenario should actually occur. I looked up how to make bread out of acorns. I worry a lot in the current political climate in the US that these things in the book may come true. It‘s probably best that you don‘t read it right now. 4d
Aimeesue @VioletBramble The acorn bread! I read this a decade ago, at least, and I remember that too, vividly. And I'm planting my yard with edible perennials; I joke that it's in case of zombie apocalypse, but political unrest is a disturbingly possible scenario too. Pro tip: you can eat hostas! 😁 4d
VioletBramble @Aimeesue Hostas? If the apocalypse occurs when I‘m at my mother‘s house we‘ll be set for a while - she has her whole backyard ringed with hostas. 3d
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Totally NBR - how cute are these pictures of #Bailey that her day care sent to me? I love that she‘s having a good time and using her brain instead of going nuts at home while we have contractors in doing a bathroom renovation. #dogsoflitsy #pibble #pitbullsoflitsy #americanstaffordshireterrier #amstaff #smartdog #bestestgirl

wanderinglynn Too cute! ❤️🐶 My pup Dexter loves to go to doggy daycare. 5d
Leftcoastzen So cute ! Fun day! 5d
GingerAntics Love that they send you photos. He‘s too cute. 5d
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TheSpineView Adorable! 💜🐾 5d
BookNAround Looks like your love puppy is having fun. 💕 5d
mcipher She‘s so cute!! And that‘s awesome that they send pictures - so sweet. 🥰 4d
batsy She's so sweet 😍 4d
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 4d
Gina That top left pic is superb 4d
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The last of my vacation #bookhaul arrived today. I missed the exhibit, but I can‘t wait to spend some quality time with the tagged book. The Empresses exhibit at the Freer/Sackler was PHENOMENAL! #vacationshopping #thankgodthesmithsonianships

Bookwormjillk Love that museum (and gift shop) 5d
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We Are Called to Rise | Laura McBride
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I‘m so sorry #LMPBC GroupR, but I just can‘t with this book. I can‘t handle the abuse and the sadness and I‘m only 45 pages in. Forgive me for bailing, but I just can‘t cope with the negative emotions right now. @LauraBeth I will try to get this is in the mail this weekend.

LauraBeth 😘 6d
ItsAngel @DGRachel I finished it only because of y‘all. lol I didn‘t enjoy it. 5d
suvata That is perfectly OK. As Anne Bogle likes to say: “Not all books are for all people at all times”. Reading is supposed to be enjoyable! 5d
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I came home from vacation to some wonderful #litsylove #birthday mail, including a copy of the tagged book from @Kaila-ann and a mini letter set from @nelehelen 😍 Thank you for the early #birthdaylove, everyone! I will do my best to get replies out the door in the next two weeks. I know I still owe a bunch of replies. 😔

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Kaila-ann Yay, I‘m glad it got there safely. I enjoyed the book, hopefully you will too! 😊 1w
tracey38 Take your time! 7d
nelehelen ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 5d
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Christine | Stephen King
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Just a reminder that June‘s #losersclub read is #Christine! Buy, borrow, or beg your copy and check back in next month when we begin reading this one (discussion on July 18th). I‘m hoping to find time to squeeze this one in!
#StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #PlymouthFury #Fury

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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The next book in our epic buddy read is #PetSematary and reading starts today! Grab your copy and check back June 18th for open discussion! I will be sitting this one out, but look forward to your comments. 😊 #ghosthost
#petsematary #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #DifferentSeasons!

Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

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Karkar This was a fun one. I had forgot how messed up Apt Pupil was. 1w
JulAnna It was fun to re-read this. I was surprised at how much content from the Shawshank Redemption movie was actually not in SK‘s original. Also, these are the stories that I wish everyone who dismisses him as a ‘horror writer‘ should read. There is some just plain good writing here, imo. 1w
DGRachel @JulAnna I agree wholeheartedly. It‘s been nearly 30 years since I‘ve read The Body, but I remember loving the writing so much. 1w
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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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Oops! I‘m a day late again. #vacationbrain Sorry. Discussion starts NOW!
#LosersClub

Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a SPOILER. Find the post for #DifferentSeasons & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag any of us & we‘ll jump in to discuss with you. See you there!

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teainthelibrary How did I not know this was a thing? What is the next read?? 1w
DGRachel @teainthelibrary We‘ve been going through all of King‘s books in publication order for about a year and a half now. It‘s a very casual buddy read. Each books starts on the 19th of the month, with open discussion on or about the 18th of the following month. It‘s open to everyone who wants to join in. I‘ll add you to the list of people I tag, if you want. I‘ll also try to find this year‘s schedule & tag you in that post. 😊 1w
teainthelibrary @DGRachel amazing! Thank you so much for the tags! I just might join the next two since I recently just finished Pet Sematary and have Christine on my bookshelf 😍 1w
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We Hunt the Flame | Hafsah Faizal
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I went to pick up my preorder of the tagged book from Park Road Books yesterday, and because I didn‘t buy enough books on vacation (*cough, cough*), I grabbed a couple more. I got the best compliment from a bookseller there yesterday. She was reading an ARC of a sequel and went to check my account to see if I‘d preordered it saying “you read a great variety of books and I know if Rachel preorders something, I have to get it.” 🥰

mrsmarch Quite a compliment! 1w
catiewithac I love that puzzle 🧩 1w
DivineDiana So nice! 1w
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TrishB Cool👍🏻 1w
Aimeesue The Gorey!❤️❤️❤️ 1w
DGRachel @Aimeesue My Mom found it for me! I‘m excited to read it. 🤩 1w
LeahBergen That IS a great compliment! 1w
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I‘ll make this my last post for today since I‘ve already overwhelmed your feeds with vacation photos. This is the combined book haul from Gettysburg and Washington D.C., with the exception of the three books I bought at the Freer and Sackler Galleries and had shipped home. I‘ll share those three on Monday, when they arrive. #vacationshopping #bookhaul #allthebooks

teainthelibrary This is amazing! 😍 1w
Tanisha_A Just wow! 😍 1w
LeahBergen Holy moly! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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kindergartenkat 😲😲😲 1w
Avanders 🤭🤭🤭 1w
DivineDiana Love! Fantastic! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1w
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Our last stop in D.C. was the Renwick Gallery, right by our hotel. David Best‘s Temple was stunning, and if you have a chance to visit before Jan 5, 2020, you really should. I wish they had had a book. 😢 I didn‘t take pictures because it just felt wrong, but it was breathtaking. Of course, I couldn‘t leave the gift shop empty handed...#vacationshopping #bookhaul #daysix #shopthree

BarbaraBB Thanks for all your posts about DC. I‘ll be there in August and will remember your highlights! 1w
DGRachel @BarbaraBB Have fun!! 1w
DivineDiana Taking notes on your posts! Must plan a visit! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Love Edward Gorey‘s illustrations 🙂 1w
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The Peacock Room Comes to America | Freer Gallery of Art, Lee Stephens Glazer
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Thursday, @dsfisher and I started at the Freer/Sackler Galleries. As I mentioned earlier, we learned our lesson and had all our book purchases, except the tagged one shipped home. They should arrive Monday. 😊 After Freer/Sackler, we walked around the Sculpture Gardens (no books) and then went to the National Portrait Gallery, which has a phenomenal Votes for Women exhibit! #vacationshopping #bookhaul #daysix #shopone #shoptwo

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After 4 hours in the African American museum, we walked to the NMNH to see the Sea Monsters exhibit and the rest of the Ocean Hall. I ❤️this museum, now have a new favorite dinosaur (mosasaur), which is technically a giant sea lizard, and learned my lesson about buying books in gift shops. I nearly died walking back to the hotel. #vacationshopping #bookhaul #dayfive #shoptwo #shouldhaveshippedthebookshome #heavy #lessonlearned

tournevis Ben Clanton FTW! 1w
DGRachel @tournevis I loved this one so much I‘m going to have to buy the rest of the series, and I don‘t even have kids. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣🤣 1w
wanderinglynn The Natural History Museum is one of my faves too. I love the Smithsonian museums and that‘s what I miss most about no longer living in DC. 1w
LeahBergen I‘ve done the same! I bought a Folio Society PG Wodehouse boxed set and several other hardcovers once on holiday and had to stagger back to the hotel with them. 😆😆😆 Hey, they were such a good deal! 1w
DGRachel @LeahBergen I‘m really wishing we‘d grabbed the taxi that was right outside the museum. That Ocean book weighs a ton by itself! 1w
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Wednesday was our first full day in D.C. and we started with a walk from the Hay Adams Hotel, past the White House, to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It is an amazing museum - 7 floors of very moving exhibits. These are the books we got in the gift shop. #vacationshopping #bookhaul #dayfive #shopone I wanted a book on Emmitt Till, but neither of the two in the shop appealed to me, so I will have to go hunting locally.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love your picks! 1w
litenthusiast We are planning to go to the African American history museum in June. I'm glad you liked it, I'm really looking forward to seeing the exhibits. 1w
DGRachel @litenthusiast It was amazing. I cried at least three times while walking through the lower levels (slavery through civil rights movement). Most of my photos didn‘t turn out because of the dim lighting, but that‘s why I got the official guidebook. Just take tissues. 1w
DGRachel @litenthusiast One more thing! Even though the museum is free, they have timed tickets to keep it from getting too crowded, so be sure to decide in advance which day you want to go and go online to get tickets. @BarbaraBB I don‘t know if they‘ll still be doing ticketing in August, but just something to think of. This is the only Smithsonian museum that needs advanced tickets. 1w
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Tuesday was traveling day from Gettysburg to D.C. One of our last stops was the Jenny Wade House, where we made our last book purchase in Gettysburg. Ironically, despite being called the Jenny Wade House, Jenny didn‘t actually live here. She was helping to take care of her sister when she was killed by a Confederate bullet. #vacationshopping #bookhaul #jennywade #dayfour #shopone

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A Woman's War Record, 1861-1865 | Septima Maria Collis
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Mom and I were searching for a place that was still open after dinner on Monday and stumbled into a shop called The Little Drummer Boy that specializes in Civil War antiques. I bought the tagged book for Mom as an early birthday present, inscribed by the author sometime between 1889 and 1917. The other book is new, written by a friend of the shop owner. #vacationshopping #daythree #shoptwo

Tanisha_A 😍 And very pretty bedspread. 1w
DGRachel @Tanisha_A That was my room at the Cashtown Inn in Gettysburg. 😊 1w
LeahBergen Ooooo! Lucky Mom! 😍😍 1w
DGRachel @LeahBergen I thought you‘d appreciate that find. 😘 1w
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#vacationshopping #daythree #shopone I just realized I didn‘t buy books on our first full day in Gettysburg. That was the day my aunt bought my second hand Folio Society collection! I‘ll let @dsfisher post her books from that shop. These are the ones we bought at the Gettysburg Visitor Center on Monday. The Cyclorama was Ah-May-Zing!!!! Oh, and we met the author of The Little Bugler and had his book signed. 😊

LeahBergen I have The Little Bugler! 👏🏻 1w
Kaye Looks like you found lots of interesting books. Neat photo done in the old fashioned colors too. 1w
Mariposa_Bookworm How awesome! You are close to me in Frederick, Maryland! 1w
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Aimeesue The Cyclorama IS amazing! I wish I'd seen the one in Atlanta when we lived near there. Missed opportunities, sigh. 1w
DGRachel @Mariposa_Bookworm I didn‘t realize you‘d moved! We drove through Frederick on our way to DC and drove past the house where my mom grew up. 1w
Suet624 I lived in Gettysburg a very long time ago. Spent a lot of time in the woods where the tourists didn't go. It is a deeply beautiful and very disturbing place. 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Amazing.. I‘ve been and they don‘t call it “ hallowed ground “ for nothing! It‘s like stepping back in time. It‘s like you can sense what occurred there. 😔 1w
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7 days of vacation split between Gettysburg and Washington D. C. means five days of bookstores! I will try to spread out my posts for you. 😉 I grabbed these at For the Historian in downtown #Gettysburg. #daytwo #shopone

LeahBergen Ohhhh! Gettysburg is on my bucket list! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Theaelizabet @LeahBergen Mine, too! (edited) 1w
AlaMich Did you bring an extra suitcase? 😉 1w
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GingerAntics 💙💙💙 1w
DGRachel @AlaMich No, that would have been smart. Instead, we bought tote bags at nearly every stop and actually had our books from the Freer Gallery shipped home. 🤣🤣 1w
DGRachel @LeahBergen @Theaelizabet It was my second trip to Gettysburg, but being older, I definitely appreciated it more. The weather was cold and rainy, but the museum in the main visitors center was incredible. 1w
Hoopiefoot That Guelzo book is fantastic. Enjoy! 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel Make sure you visit busboys and poets. Part bookstore and cafe. Also Kramer books in DC. I miss home. 1w
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess Sadly with such little time in DC by the time we finished the museums during the day and had dinner, mom and I were too exhausted to go back out, so we never made it to Kramer. Maybe next time 🤞🏻 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel. Definitely! They have a cafe with food and drinks at Kramer so you should visit next time. 1w
saguarosally I‘ve done two DC bookstore vacations so far. Hoping for a third soon enough! 1w
Mitch Hope you‘ve had a really great vacation 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1w
DGRachel @Mitch It was wonderful, thank you! 🥰 1w
Mitch @DGRachel ❤️👏🏼❤️👏🏼❤️ 1w
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We Hunt the Flame | Hafsah Faizal
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I came back from vacation today to this lovely piece of #bookmail sitting on my porch, because I‘m a dumba$$ who thought I preordered the Kindle version from Amazon and a hard copy from my local #indie #ParkRoadBooks. No. I will have two copies once I picked up the other from #PRB. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Giveaway time, methinks.

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I am Rosa Parks | Brad Meltzer
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This is such a great series and I really loved this one. Meltzer does a great job giving the essence of Rosa‘s story and I absolutely adore Christopher Eliopoulos‘s illustrations.

irre Love this series!! 2w
Crazeedi He does such a great job with these books. 2w
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I got this book and a new friend at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It is a super cute, fun read about a happy Narwhal and his adventures with his friend Jellyfish. I‘m sure I would have loved this when I was little. There‘s even a Narwhal song. ❤️

AlaMich I think Ellen Degeneres should record the The Narwhal Song! 2w
DGRachel @AlaMich Yes! 😂 2w
mrp27 These are such cute books! 2w
MaureenMc My daughter and I love this series! 2w
tournevis My son is an academic uber fan! 2w
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SQUEE! Look at the gorgeous early birthday present I received from my aunt! It‘s a secondhand four volume collection from the Folio Society that I fell in love with at a small, hidden gem of a bookstore in Cashtown, PA called Rock Top Books and Bindery. 😍😍

bookandcat Beautiful! 🥰🥰 2w
Leftcoastzen Those are beautiful! 2w
Melissa_J Lovely! 2w
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rabbitprincess Whoa, amazing! 2w
Librarybelle Cool! I also had to look up the bookstore, since I work near Cashtown; didn‘t know it was there! 2w
LeahBergen Oooo, lovely! 😍😍 2w
Aimeesue So pretty! 2w
batsy Gorgeous! 2w
Theaelizabet Beautiful! 2w
Sarah83 Looks awesome 😍 2w
TimSpalding Oooooh. Nice. If you haven't already, skip to the Fourth Crusade volume and read Robert of Clari. He's entertaining as heck. 2w
DGRachel @TimSpalding Thanks for the advice! I will start there. 🤩 2w
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The Burglar | Thomas Perry
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A forgettable thriller with an unsympathetic lead. I bought the audiobook to help catch up on my NetGalley backlist and wish I‘d saved my money. I never came to care about Elle or what happened to her and the audio narrator‘s performance was over the top ridiculous. The solution here is silly, too. There are better thrillers out there that you‘ll actually remember. Skip this one.

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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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#LitsyLove headed out the door tomorrow. I owe a lot more people replies, but it will be a week or two before I get caught up. I‘m trying. 😘😘

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No worries ❤️❤️ 3w
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Bradleygirl Oh it's so true. 3w
Tanisha_A Bahahaha 3w
julesG True! But you could insert any other country's name, too. 3w
DGRachel @julesG That is very true, too! 3w
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Berlin Noir | Thomas Wortche
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I have been chomping at the bit for this #bookmail ever since I saw that Berlin was planned, and I couldn‘t pass up Houston, either, since I lived just outside of Houston for a couple of years when I was much younger. 🤩 #akashicnoir #noir #bookbirthday

Lizpixie I just received Boston & Los Angeles to add to Sydney. I‘m hoping to add them slowly but there‘s so many of them!📚📚📚📚📚📚 3w
DGRachel @Lizpixie I‘m up to 16 in my collection, but yeah...there‘s almost 100 with more published every couple of months. 😱😱 3w
JazzFeathers I just love the sound of Berlin Noir 😍 3w
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I bailed on The Mermaids Singing years ago, but I still clicked the read now button on NetGalley for this one. I‘m so glad I did. I love DCI Karen Pirie and her colleague, Jason. I was impressed that even though I haven‘t read the first books of the series, I never felt lost and there was never a big info dump either. There are multiple mysteries and the solutions are believable and well paced. I‘ll definitely read more of this series. 4 1/2 ⭐️

DGRachel I did buy the audiobook because I‘m late reviewing the NetGalley ebook, but I‘m not a huge fan of the narrator so I will probably read the rest of the series in print. 3w
minkyb On my radar. Will bump it up! 3w
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Sometimes it is a really bad idea to look at other early reviews before you start reading an ARC because now I really don‘t want to read this, but it publishes on Tuesday, so I must slog through it. *sigh* #Bailey is settled in for the long haul.

#librarything #earlyreviewers #arc #notwhatIexpected #bookandbailey #sundaysnuggles #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

LeahBergen Bailey toes! 💕 3w
DGRachel @LeahBergen 😍 She was super cuddly this morning! 3w
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This is a reluctant pick. It is the slowest of slow burns, and while it shares some key elements with P&P like issues of class and privilege, misunderstandings, and an evil Wickham character, it‘s painfully slow in the beginning. It takes 400 pages to get to the details of the terrible thing Trisha supposedly did 15 years earlier. But, the last 100 pages make up for the s l o w start, and it left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling, so it gets a pick.

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#BOTM arrived quickly. I love the book pocket on the new tote, too. It‘s like they knew I was “this close” to canceling and rolled out the #bff program just in time for my birthday month book! Curse you, BOTM. *shakes fist* 😆

#bookmail

Brewychock48 I thought the same thing. I was considering cancelling for awhile,then I got the email they were changing things, . Well,needless to say,I am not canceling. #booklove..#botm 3w
swishandflick I cancelled last month, so no bff for me 😐 3w
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Do I know how to party on a Friday night or what?
#bookandbailey #readingbuddy #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Woot woot! 😆 3w
wanderinglynn That‘s my kind of party! 👍🏻🙌🏻 3w
TheEllieMo Best kind of party! 3w
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Melissa_J I‘m having the same kind of party tonight, too 😊 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess I am jealous that you got an ARC of this book. Let me know how it is as I am dying to read it! 3w
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess Do you want my ARC? I‘m not loving it. I am finally at the half way point and seriously debating whether to spend another four hours finishing it or just write off the four hours I‘ve already spent as a waste and read anything else. 😔 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel yes!! Do you know if you will be visiting Cary soon? I am thinking of doing a NC Litsy meet up in June. If you aren‘t allergic to cats, you can spend the night. 😉 3w
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess I don‘t know when I‘ll next be in Cary, and I‘m not sure if I can come out in June (I‘ll try) but if you want to email me your address I‘ll mail the book this week. My email is ucfdg97 @ Gmail dot com. 😊 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel I will email you. Thank you! 😀 3w
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If you‘ve followed me for any length of time, you know I love Ausma Zehanat Khan. She‘s an amazing person and a gifted author, so even though I am not Muslim and I don‘t have children, I bought this book because she authored it. It‘s a great primer on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, featuring history, varied traditions, and heartwarming quotes from children about what Ramadan and Eid mean to them. Highly recommended to all.

GingerAntics Oh this sounds like a sweet book. 3w
DGRachel @GingerAntics It is! I‘m tempted to check out the other Orca Origins books - they have them for Passover, Christmas, Chinese New Year, and Diwali. I think there‘s also one planned for Pow Wows. 3w
GingerAntics This is officially a brilliant series. I‘ve just added this one to my Apple Books wish list. 3w
rwmg Well timed 😀 Ramadan starts on Monday 3w
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The Right Sort of Man | Allison Montclair
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#AprilStats Thank God for audiobooks. Five of my completed reads were audio. It‘s been another rough month - struggled to focus on reading anything, but the tagged last minute NetGalley offering was my favorite read. The top row of books in the image were also great fun.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 4w
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Invisible Kingdom | G. Willow Wilson
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What‘s the best way to end a good day? With #bookmail, of course! The Wonder Woman variant covers are so amazing. 😍

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Got out of work early, but I can‘t go home because they are doing work on trees at the house and they‘ve blocked the street. So, I‘m spending the afternoon reading this new release and having a yummy treat. 🥳

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great way to enjoy your exile! 4w
4thhouseontheleft My daughter would be very jealous of this. 😃 I just bought the first one at the Scholastic BOGO book fair today, since she wants to reread it, and I haven‘t read it yet, but really want to. 4w
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I had forgotten the sequel was coming out and happened to see Roshani Chokshi post about it on Twitter this morning. I hope you enjoy it. I found Aru to be delightful in the first book. 4w
Ashley_Nicoletto Oh my god. This is the perfect afternoon. Jealous. 😍 4w
DGRachel @Ashley_Nicoletto Not gonna lie, this has been a great day - team building at the Wells Fargo Golf Tournament, so I got out of work early, and now book, sugary drink, and carbs. 😎 4w
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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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#bookmail This looks delightfully creepy.

Cathythoughts That is a creepy cover alright 😳 4w
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A woman on vacation with her husband in Paris decides she can no longer bear her life, and in an attempt to control her fate, jumps in the river to kill herself. She is rescued. This is the story of what she does with her second chance at life. While there were a few poignant moments, mostly I was bored, and I found myself wishing that she'd succeeded in her suicide attempt so I would have been spared the rest of the book. #LMPBC #GroupR

Chili @DGRachel Pretty picture! It‘s snowing here. I‘m heading to the post office to send the next book to you. I agree I didn‘t love The French Bistro either. 🤷‍♀️ 4w
DGRachel @Chili I‘d be swearing if it was snowing here! As for the book, you win some, you lose some, and I wonder if something got lost in translation? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
GhostStories Savage! Haha! 4w
Suet624 Hahaha. 4w
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The Right Sort of Man | Allison Montclair
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A delightful historical mystery set at the end of WWII. The MCs were smart, strong, and sassy. The secondary cast was entertaining. I laughed and cried, cheered and held my breath. Not quite a cozy, but not a hard-boiled detective novel either. Definitely special and I‘m glad I dropped my other reads for this one. Exactly what I needed. Full review on my blog: https://tailsfromthedogside.blog/2019/04/27/the-right-sort-of-man/

BookNAround I‘m glad to hear it‘s a good one. I have a copy here on my stacks. 4w
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! I celebrated by going to my local #indie #ParkRoadBooks where if you spent more than $100, you got a tote bag and a $5 credit for a future purchase! Woohoo!

Graciouswarriorprincess Wow! I just got the tote and the freebies along with some pins. 1mo
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess I think I am physically incapable of spending less than $50 every time I walk in that store! I didn‘t even realize they were giving away the totes until I was checking out and Nikki said “because you spent more than $100...”😂😂 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Cool! I bought my tote several weeks ago because I was afraid they would sell out and they didn‘t have any today. I only got one book because next week is the library used book sale at the fairgrounds. I volunteer there and get free books. 1mo
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess Now you‘re really making me miss living in Raleigh/Cary. I didn‘t know they did a library used book sale at the Fairgrounds! 😭😭 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel Every year. Last year I got two boxes of books(about 60 books) free from volunteering at the sale. I can‘t wait til Thursday when it starts. 👍🏻😉 1mo
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