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Jenken1998

Jenken1998

Joined September 2016

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Yes! My favorite stories of Mr King are... unlikely kid heroes in horrific situations summoning the courage to take on the bad guys. ❤❤❤❤❤ this will be one of my faves this year for sure.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Stacking!! Currently reading Pet Sematary....and it is scary!! 1w
Jenken1998 @JanuarieTimewalker13 this was more disturbing than scary but it did get my heart beating faster a few times. Enjoy 1w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks, I‘m only on my 9th SK, so I will wait a bit to read this one. When they go on sale at Book Outlet, I pick them up. I have to own his books bc usually I can‘t get them back to the library on time. Still have The Shining and The Stand that I own that must be read, but it‘s good to know he hasn‘t lost that King magic! 1w
JanuarieTimewalker13 If you haven‘t read Bag of Bones, try that one...I loved Duma Key also 1w
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Great middle grade read with a good message and a nice plot twist. 13 year old Aven was born without arms. Having to move from the safety of the only place she has ever known, her confidence is rocked. She soon makes some new friends facing challenges of their own. They learn to support and empower one another while letting their "inner lights shine". Loved it! ?????

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Shouting at the Rain | Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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A sweet middle grade book about finding your tribe and dealing with complicated feeling of loss and love .

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The Line Tender | Kate Allen
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Sweet middle grade book about a girl, grief and sharks. Lovely illustrations.

Johanna414 I have this in my library and am obsessed with the cover! I really need to pick it up and read it one of these days. 2w
DrexEdit I'm stacking just because of that cover! 😍 2w
AmberWB I absolutely loved this book. So glad you enjoyed it!! 2w
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September wrap up. 20 books total.....16 books , 4 audio. 5 have been on my Tbr shelf forever. And.. Amor Towles is now on my favorite author shelf .. well his books are anyhow..that would be weird if he was 🤔❤🤣

SauerPatch Awesome selection! 2w
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Inheritance | Tom Savage
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Hello plot twists. A dark tale about a young woman who inherits a vast fortune from a family she never knew about. A family surtounded in mystery and untimely deaths. That's all i can really say without giving away too many spoilers in this intricatly woven thriller. I loved it and didnt have it all figured out until the big reveal. 💰💰💰💰💰

DaveGreen7777 YAS!!! This is one of those books I wish more people knew about. I love this bizarre and twisty mystery! 🤓 2w
Freespirit Sounds great!! 2w
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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Eh.. not bad. I had a lot of trouble staying engaged and i think it was because it was difficult for me to determine who was speaking. Alternating views alternating chapters. It always took me a few minutes to determine who i was reading. Espionage, forbidden romance and great Russian literature meet in this tale set during the Cold War. 🤵🤵🤵🤵

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Wow. His writing is amazing. I lose myself in his words every time. Working girl Kate Kontent finds herself swept up in the glitz and glamour of 1930s NY. There she makes friends, finds love, experiences heartbreak and the excess of the idle wealthy at the end of the depression. I loved it. 💰💰💰💰💰

SauerPatch I‘ve been considering adding this to my TBR. As I recall I had mixed feelings about A Gentleman in Moscow, but the writing, I remember, was indeed lovely. 3w
rachaich I started this yesterday after adoring Gentleman in Moscow. It's a good read do far, I especially like the setting and era. 3w
RenePenn Loved A Gentleman in Moscow. This is on my TBR. 3w
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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It was a quick read. Entertaining but predictable for me. I liked the plotline but there were a few holes and what i like to call "gloss overs". Widower Tom Kennedy moves his young son to a new town with a dark history. When the past seems to be repeating itself they may find themselves in danger. Detective Pete Willis is a man haunted by the past. Will he be able to find redemption and solve the crime that has tormented him for decades?????

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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I'll be on the lanai napping, snacking and reading.. hold my calls

Lesliereads Sounds like a plan😁 4w
RealBooks4ever Nice! 💜 🌺 4w
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The Search for WondLa | Tony DiTerlizzi
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 7 . Feel free to play along. Post a cover you love a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Not too bad. I loved the concept but something fell a little flat. Maybe the characters? With such an intricate storyline something had to give. Right? Rachel must save her kidnapped daughter by kidnapping another child to keep The Chain going. Anyone who deviates from The Chain psys with their life.

AutumnRLS I want to read this some time this fall. I love the premise. 4w
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 6. Play along if you wish! Just post a cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed. ***this one glows in the dark****

lele1432 Very cool!🌕 4w
JackOBotts I enjoyed this novel so much! 4w
mcctrish I loved this book 💛 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Cool cover! 👍 4w
RockLibn Loved this book and the cover! Even thought it freaked me out when I woke up in the middle of the night and it was glowing on my nightstand. 😊 4w
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Nest | Esther Ehrlich
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 5. Feel free to play along. Post 1 cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

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This has been on my TBR list forever. Sweet story about a recently retired man who walks to the post box one day to mail a letter to a sick friend and just keeps walking. He decides if he hand delivers his letter his friend will survive. Along the way he intermally works through grief, regrets and misguided assumptions and through a cast of characters he encounters. It was a slow read but i enjoyed it enough to give it 👟👟👟👟

Crazeedi Great story, I loved it too 4w
Coleen_Nieto Love! 4w
JenDR Read it earlier this year, enjoyed it. 3w
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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Returned 2 picked up 5 🤣 #libraryhaul

AutumnRLS So jealous you have The Chain and Whisper Man. Both are on my wish list. Happy reading! 4w
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 4. Play along! Post a cove a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

Nute I remembered liking this cover art when this book was first published. 4w
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 3. Feel free to play along. 1 cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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#7covers7days #covercrush. Day 2. If you want to play just join in. Post a cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

Cinfhen Fabulous cover 1mo
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It was fun. I enjoyed this over the top romp through NYC and dating after 40 as a Mom. #momspringa this mom would just settle for bookstores, a pool, naps and room service.

TamTracy I liked this book too. Perfect vacation read! 1mo
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Just a mom, sitting on her bed, trying to finish this book.. and i got company 🙄🙋‍♂️🐶

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A Lite Too Bright | Samuel Miller
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#7days7covers #covercrush I love the dreamy cover on this one. It was also a pretty good read. Day 1. Tag yourself if you want to play.

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Brokenhearted baker Mia joins a humanitarian aid project at the last minute thinking that is what will cure her broken heart and shattered dreams. Knee deep into the humanatarian work she finds she is torn on what she really wants. In love and in life. Are her dreams big enough to make the difference she longs to make in this world? A little slow start for me but it picked up. The author wrote knowledgeably about many current crises. 🍰🍰🍰🍰

JennyM Have this one coming from the library - looking forward to it. Glad you enjoyed 😊 1mo
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Angelas Ashes PB | Frank McCourt
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So this has been on my TBR list for the longest time.i would bet close to 20 years? I am proud to say I finished it today. It was wonderful. His writing was divine. I literally smelled the smells, felt the hunger, witnessed the poverty and loss and found myself smiling at the shenanigans. The story of a poor Irish family growing up in the lanes of Limerick pre and post Ww2. A story of poverty and hope. Now to find his 2 follow ups❤❤❤❤❤

marleed I read a book written by his brother many moons ago, as well. It was interesting because it‘s a slightly different perspective. Malachy- I think is his brother. 1mo
BirdsandBelles Loved this book! I read it years ago and it still stays with me. 💕 1mo
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Stopped by to pick up my 2 holds ..and this happened 🤣🤣🤣

MEGR Every time...😂📚😬🎉 1mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I loved it. A great book showing the multigenerational effects of trauma on families. It was sad, dark, dreary at times but in the end hope shines through. As someone who works in mental health i found that this story was pretty spot on. I would imagine trigger warnings if you have a traumatic past. It could open some old wounds or it could be a beacon of hope.

BittersweetBooks One of my favorites of the year...so far! 1mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Ok. I started this tonight. So far it seems to be about perception of reality, the importance of memories, what would you do over. Im liking it. I'm cruising along half way into the book and... bam. A familiar name. That just happens to be the name of the author if the book i just finished earlier today. Now my brain hurts. 😳😳😳😳 lol.

marleed I love it when things like that happen. 1mo
tournevis It's literally recursive! 😁 1mo
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Well this was beautiful. Covering Russia political history from the fall of the Czar to the Cold war. Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest by a Bolshevik tribunal at the glamorous Metropol hotel across from the Kremlin. There he lives his life to the fullest making the best out of his unusual circumstances. Humorous and philosophical it is going to be one of my favorite books i have ever read. Finally got it off my TBR list! Go Me!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review!! I love the Count ❤️ 1mo
Scochrane26 One of my favorites last yr, didn‘t read it until December 1mo
Crazeedi A rare 5 star for me!! 1mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I don't want to go to work. I want to read all day. 😁

Grrlbrarian Big mood 🙌 1mo
Bkwurm The struggle is real. Sometimes you just have to give in to it. Maybe today is one of those days? 😉 1mo
Slajaunie Indeed! 📖 1mo
Holliesplaining Me too! Me too! 1mo
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Never Look Back: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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Amazing! Robin is contacted by a true crime podcaster with information from a decades old murder spree by two teens. It may change life as she knows it. Told in alternating storylines past and present. An intricate storyline that leaves you wondering, do you really know the history of those you love? I did get lost a few times but it was bc of all the names/characters. I had to stop and think who they were. Almost made a flow chart! Lol

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Never Look Back: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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I'm trying to read. She's trying to get closer to my snacks.

brit91 Awwww💖🐶 1mo
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Go Away! | Janine Amos, Annabel Spenceley
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Go away. Im trying to read

Megabooks 😁😁😁😍 1mo
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Sweet palate cleanser. Foodie feel good book with recipes and a touch of the supernatural and romance. Natalie Tan returns home after estranged Mothers death where she inherits her grandmothers restaurant. There she seeks to find her purpose and place in the neighborhood Can she succeed or will she run away once again when life gets too hard. Sweet quick read that left me satisfied mentally yet starving physical with the inclusion of the recipes.

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Untitled | Unknown
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August wrap up
16 books in all

MyNamesParadise Is so good! I really enjoyed it! 2mo
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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EH....the writting was superb but the plot and action were less than 🌋. The author captures the portrait of an exhausted working mother of 2 under the age of 5. Molly confronts an intruder in her home and then it kind of goes flat from there. I was confused not understanding if this was a suspense thriller, paranormal thriller or horror piece.. it left a lot of questions. I gave it 3 stars because i did like the words.

cathipink I really enjoyed this book, but definitely had the feeling of 'What did I just read?' when I finished. 2mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Another amazing book by Colson Whitehead. The story of a Jim Crow South era reform school. The story of one boys unjust sentencing to the school where he does his best to continue to dream and fight for civil rights. It's hard to read in some parts knowing that even the most graphic and horrifying parts...actually happened. If the descriptions of the injustice doesn't horrify you, even 50 years later.. we probably can't be friends.

Leftcoastzen Best book I‘ve read this year, nice review! 2mo
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Interesting. The first section is about an Alabama man, Rev Maxwell, who accused of killing family members for insurance money. He then himself is killed by a relative. The second section is about his attorney who represented Rev Maxwell and then the man accused of killing Rev Maxwell. The third section is about author Harper Lee who attended the trial and was to write a true crime book about it like her best friend Truman Capote. 👇

Jenken1998 I look at it as more of a snapshot of the social and political climate of Alabama during that time. Not so much as an in depth look at Harper Lee. 2mo
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Braden River Library | Bradenton, FL (Library)
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I hit up the Friends of the library sale again. $5 bag day. I watched the movies for the bottom 3 figured i give the books a go. I have read the top 4 and enjoyed them so I figured I'd put them in my personal library. Ok. Book buying ban is in effect until i get one shelf cleared in my tbr case! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Caroline2 I loved the virgin suicides. 💖 2mo
Maria514626 @Jenken1998 Those librarians and their sales. 🤦‍♀️👏 2mo
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Layover | David Bell
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A chance romantic encounter with a stanger during a layover at an airport leads, bored with life Joshua, on a wild ride. He's looking for the mysterious woman who captured his interest and may be in danger. Characters were great. Storyline was fun. Kept me turning pages. I expected 🌋 at the end but didnt really get 🌋. But it was kind of refreshing and not as twisted as most of today's thrillers are trying to be. I give it 🧳🧳🧳🧳

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The Hours Count: A Novel | Jillian Cantor
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Excellent! A historical fiction set in NY during The Cold War. A story filled with espionage, friendship, paranoia and motherhood. Millie, finds herself in a difficult marriage mothering a son with special needs. She befriends her neighbor Ethel Rosenberg and attempts to live a normal life. She receives support and friendship from Ethel and Julius and becomes a witnesses to their eventual demise. The lack of women's rights may trigger you.

Jenken1998 Knowing little about thieir trial just checked out some nonfiction books to supplement my lack of education 🤣. Apparently there is a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding their trials and executions. Especially Ethel. 2mo
Maria514626 @Jenken1998 Sounds fascinating! 2mo
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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All the requests came in.. at once 🙄

rretzler Just happened to me with ebooks - I ended up having to buy one to finish it as I didn‘t finish in time and the wait list was way too long (it was a great book though and worth the purchase) 2mo
JeansBookshelf I hate when that happens. I start panicking 😂 2mo
Crazeedi I've had to return books and ebooks unread when this happens, I guess I shouldn't request so many at a time, maybe this wouldn't happen 2mo
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RealBooks4ever Great selection! 💜 2mo
cathipink This happens to me, despite my best effort to stagger them. Can you time delay your holds in your library's system? 2mo
Jenken1998 @cathipink yes. We can delay but usually i just pick them up and plow through . If i have to send them back before I get to them i just get back in line. 2mo
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Absalom! Absalom! | William Faulkner
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Friends of the Library book sale haul. I am anxious to give Faulkner a go.. I'll probably just add my own punctuation 🤣

BulkingBookie From "The Sound and The Fury", I can tell you.. It is tough ? 2mo
RealBooks4ever “A Walk In The Woods” is really funny! 😆💜 2mo
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I have never related to a fictional character more in my life. Bookish, anxious and sarcastic Nina enjoys her quiet life working in a bookstore, trivia nights, being alone and routines. When the father she never knew dies she is suddenly thrown into chaos. Can she make the chaos fit into her perfectly scheduled life or will she have to learn to embrace chage? Bonus - book references, cats, planners, trivia and tons of highlighter worthy quotes. ❤

Cortg The description reminds me a bit of Eleanor Oliphant! Stacked! 2mo
JenReadsAlot I'm almost done with this book and loving it so much!! 2mo
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A biography about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. A story about America's expansion west, pioneers, politics, agriculture and hardship. It made me look at her Little House books in a completely different light and now i am going to reread them. Oh and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane definitely was a hot mess!

melissajayne You might be interested in the book I have tagged. 3mo
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A little fishing and started a new read 💙💙💙💙💙

MelKelsey I loved this one!! 3mo
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Interesting but somewhat predictable. Told in 3 parts. Each part a different pov. A very interesting way to write it. Each section gives you more detail. Teen, Stella, is accused of murdering a 32 year old man. Her parents, a pastor and lawyer, will do anything to protect her at almost any cost. Possibly even sacrificing their own beliefs and morals. How far would you go to prtect your own child from others or even themselves?

BirdsandBelles Sounds interesting! 👍🏻 2mo
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I sat down to read. She decided she wants a walk 🙄🐶🌞

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Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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1938 Montauk NY is the new summer playground for NY rich. Beatrice is abandoned there weekly while her husband Harry returns to the city to work. It is there that Bea, a small town farm girl, starts to question where she really fits in. She finds heself drawn to the village, its inhabitants and one particularly handsome lighthouse keeper. It was a great read. The beginning was slow but it pucked up as it rolled along. ❤❤❤❤

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The Time Collector | Gwendolyn Womack
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The touch of a hand can tell the history of an object or a place. People who have this ability are called psychometrists. Roan and fellow psychometrists are traveling the world trying to unravel the mystery of out of place (and time) artifacts. The problem is is that there is someone trying to stop them with deadly force. A fun and engrossing read. Loved every minute of it 🏺🏺🏺🏺🏺.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Right up my alley. Stacking! 3mo
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The Time Collector | Gwendolyn Womack
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4 chapters in and im hooked. Going to be up all night reading this one. 😴😴😴😴😴😴

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