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JodyS

Joined April 2016

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Ill Will: A Novel by Dan Chaon
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Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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It has been a while since i posted here but I am back lol. I have to say this book was pretty enjoyable about half way through as things began to come together. If you like quirky books this one might be for you 😃

KateFulfordAuthor @JodyS perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Lazy rainy Saturday afternoon with my favorite pup

Cinfhen Like this photo, a lot 😊 3y
DGRachel ❤️🐶❤️ 3y
LeslieO They match. 3y
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Redwritinghood ❤️❤️ 3y
Sace Love this picture. 3y
Kmmsellers Great picture! 🐶 3y
shuva Such a sweetheart! 3y
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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My plans for the evening after a looooooong Monday 📚🍷

Sace Oh that looks like a good book! *adds to list* 3y
JennaRoot Loved it! 3y
PatienceFortitude Has sequel! 3y
mom2bugnbee That's next for me, as it's currently in my Overdrive! 3y
TheBookDream Looooooove those two books. Check out Warlock Holmes. Hilarious parody series that ended being an awesome story in it's own right 3y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Thanks amazon and Goodreads I just bought 5 kindle books because of your sale 📚😃 Now I wish I had time to read today 😢

SophfroniaScott I'm sad I missed this sale Would totally have bought the Hamilton book. 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I have my bracket in and ready to play #marchmadness with @JenP

JenP Good luck 3y
CocoReads Good luck! Went to the library today so I can start reading...I mean, reading the books for the challenge. 3y
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Yoga ✅ Coffee ✅ next up.....finish this book. 📚

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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I have this audio book that I would love to find a new home 😃 I won it from Goodreads, I have listened to it and now would like to pass it along to a fellow litten 😃

Let me know if you are interested 📚

Jhullie I'm interested, I entered the Goodreads comp too. 3y
JodyS Awesome @Jhullie ! My email is jlysunderland@gmail.com. Send me your address and I will get the audio book out to you this week 😃 3y
LittlePixels That's really nice of you, @JodyS 📚❤️ 3y
Victorialeanna Happy international women's day!💛 3y
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Starting my first Pat Conroy today. 📚

LeahBergen Love this one! 💗💗 3y
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Friction | Sandra Brown
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Just when the book takes an interesting turn I have to leave. 😞 #ijustwanttostayhome

EricQiao I'm reading this too! 😁 3y
BibliophileMomma Loved this one. I'm a huge Sandra Brown fan! 3y
Elora.mitchell Nooooo!! That's the worst! 3y
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Friction | Sandra Brown
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And next up is......

RadicalReader @JodyS this book sounds fantastic so happy to know they exist and are a wonderful read 3y
BibliophileMomma This is a really good one! I love Sandra Brown! 3y
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Oh my the feels that this book gave me...I definitely needed tissues at the end. 😢

#thanks #firsttoread #forthearc

RadicalReader @JodyS reminds me of the similar book to 3y
Texreader Children in peril. I just can't. 😔 More than my fragile emotions can handle. 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Wow what a story! I absolutely devoured this book and am a bit disappointed that it is over.

Meg11726 I'm still not sure what I think about this book. It made me so mad then sad and mad again and then some joy but I'm on the fence. I'm sure I yelled at this book too a few times while reading it. 3y
MrsMalaprop It's great isn't it? And the story behind it is interesting too: Hannah is a young Australian who did an exchange to Iceland as a teenager. I recommend her latest too. 3y
RadicalReader @JodyS what an awesome sounding book cannot wait to enjoy the remarkable and amazing sounding story 3y
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DiruVamp I loved this book so much!! 3y
ClairesReads I loved this book too- I haven't read her second novel though 3y
Jenshootsweddings I'm currently reading this for book club! 3y
Abailliekaras She's so super-talented! 👏🏼 3y
LeeRHarry Great book and have her latest one coming up for book club in a few months, can't wait for that one! 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Started this gem today while enjoying a beautiful day in Iowa.

AWahle Beautiful bookmark! 3y
Victoria_Clyne This is a great book. I can't wait to read more Hannah Kent. 3y
Booksnob Enjoy!! 3y
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awishman Iowa girl here too! It's gorgeous outside! 3y
Aims42 Great shot! I have lots of family in Iowa, love coming to visit ❤ (edited) 3y
awonderinglife One of my all time favourites - hope you enjoy! 3y
AuthorJensenReed I'm in Iowa too. Ready for the blizzard tonight? 😂 3y
JodyS @SaGa243 we are only going to get about an inch of snow and I am alright with that 😃 3y
AuthorJensenReed Ours keeps going up. 3 predicted as of right now 3y
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Sudden Prey | John Sandford
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11 hour car ride today to see my parents this weekend and my biggest worry is A-do I have enough kindle books to read (of course I do, I have more than a 100 unread on there) and B-will I have enough battery life between my paperwhite and ipad to get me there (good thing I can charge them in the car) 😃🤓📚🚗🏔

cariashley Those are VERY valid concerns. I almost panicked yesterday because I only had the Serial reader app and an audiobook for an 80 minute round trip train ride. 😜 3y
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The Barrowfields | Phillip Lewis
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Sometimes you just need a book that slows you down and makes you enjoy the story. This was that book for me.

A coming to age story of a young man and he comes to terms with his childhood and his father's disappearance. I don't normally fall for books of this sort and the fact that I fell for this one speaks volumes.

Thanks Penguin Random House First To Read for allowing me to read an early copy of this book.

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Yay! | Samuel James O'Brien
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THANK YOU @Booksnob I love everything you sent and can't wait to read my new books. Even Molly is happy she got some puppy treats ❤

I also am looking forward to checking out your blog 😃

@BookishMarginalia

KarenUK 2 great books! 💕 3y
Booksnob Enjoy Jody. Happy Valentine's Day! 3y
Reviewsbylola Great gift!! 3y
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tricours Ooh, Burial Rites ❤️ 3y
Smangela Loved Beautiful Ruins!! 3y
CouronneDhiver Cool! That's a great 🎁 3y
Laalaleighh Beautiful Ruins was so great. 3y
booksandsympathy Burial Rites was haunting 3y
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My weekend read that I need to finish soon so I can return it to the library 🤓📚

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I am sorry I am late posting this. These are my #cupidgoespostal packages and I can't wait to thank whomever sent them. Excited doesn't even begin to describe how I feel 😍😍

@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
MyNamesParadise 3 packages?!? DANG!!!!! 3y
RadicalReader @JodyS what an awesome haul you got how fantastic because of the wonderful enjoyable reading collection this spawns 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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And they are off going two day priority so they make it in time 😃 #cupidgoespostal

@BookishMarginalia

Jaimie They just arrived! So excited for tomorrow. Thank you!!! 😁 3y
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Hey Littens I am wondering if you could help me out. I am looking to get a book for my Dad about Sweden but I am not sure what to get. Any recommendations? He is a nature and history buff. Thanks in advance for your help! 😃

ReadingRover Hmmm I've read a few books set in Sweden and by Swedish authors but they have all been mystery/suspense so idk if that's what you're looking for. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler was good. It's the first in a series. Also Camilla Läckberg has a series. Hope that helps. 3y
Ole If you're looking for some fiction, try Selma Lagerlof. She has written some family sagas. Also the Adventurous travel of Nils which is for kids about a boy becoming an elf an travel through Sweden on the back of a goose. 🙂 3y
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The Sleepwalker: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Wow! I really enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would. Now I can't wait to read other book by Chris Bohjalian.

LindaGrace812 He's one of my favorite authors. Skeletons at the Feast is one of my favorite books. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a book-and-author fundraiser for a local cancer center a few years back and he was just delightful! 3y
BookishMarginalia I really liked Midwives. (Tagging @ChrisBohjalian so he can feel the love!) 3y
KarenUK My book club read The Double Bind, and loved it.... just download this new one 💕 3y
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ChrisBohjalian @LindaGrace812 @BookishMarginalia @KarenUK Okay, this post has absolutely made my day. I thank all of you so very much. Color me grateful! 3y
LindaGrace812 Hi, @ChrisBohjalian, from San Antonio! (edited) 3y
LittlePixels Ooh, I didn't realize there was a new Chris Bohjalian novel out. One of my must-buy authors since "Midwives". ❤️ Adding it to my TBR now. 3y
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The Sleepwalker: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I am trying to get through a pile of library books...this one is up next.

Mrscastro @JodyS I have heard good things about this one! It's in my TBR pile as well! Happy reading! 😊 3y
Mc_cart_ny It's really good!! 3y
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Mind Prey | John Sandford
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This my reading partner Molly. She loves to cuddle while I read 🐶🐶📚

#BRAINFUEL

@Liberty

Bookzombie 💕🐶 3y
DGRachel So sweet! 😍 3y
DiruVamp That face! 😍 3y
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kspenmoll Cutie! 🐶 3y
Bette 💜🐶 3y
JeansBookshelf So cute! I have a Molly too but she has feathers 😂🐦 3y
DebinHawaii Look at that sweet face! 🐶❤️ 3y
RadicalReader @JodyS what an adorable dog so gorgeous 3y
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Seating Arrangements | Maggie Shipstead
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My reading partner is feeling a bit under the weather today. Poor baby 🐶

Suzze Hope he feels better! Poor baby. 3y
LeahBergen Oh no. 🙁 3y
TheBookAddict 💕💕💕 3y
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Linda906 😒😒 3y
DebinHawaii Hope he feels better soon! 🐶❤️ 3y
stacybmartin Sending 💜and healing thoughts for your sick baby! 3y
SusanInTiburon Precious! 3y
Bookchipmunk Hoping for speedy healing! 3y
TheCanuckReader Ear scratches! 3y
KendallMorganHall What a cutie! 3y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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I will start with OH MY..... The ending of this book was definitely not what I expected. 😱

This book was one of the few that I have listened to on audio so I had trouble in the beginning following the story, however about 3/4 of the way through I was hooked.

#wtfthatending #thankyou #goodreads

Smashlee I have trouble in the beginning with audiobooks because I get sidetracked easily. *SQUIRREL!* 3y
RadicalReader @JodyS what did you like about this book besides the ending? 3y
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I enjoyed this book to an extent. It is not the book, it was me. I have read too many high school themed books lately and I have had about enough of teen age girls. 😃 I think it is time to find something different to read for my next book before I start losing my mind lol.

Reviewsbylola Teenage girls are definitely only tolerable in small doses. 3y
Alfoster Yup! But you gotta love 'em! Most grow into lovely young women (from a retired high school teacher's pov)😍! 3y
AprilMae Just got mine in the mail today! Can't wait to start it! 3y
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saresmoore I don't think I've ever liked teenage girls. Especially not when I was one! But then, I have definitely watched every episode of Gossip Girl, so I do understand the appeal as an endless source of juicy drama. (I can't believe I just admitted to watching Gossip Girl.) 3y
MicheleinPhilly Oh. I'm reading Luckiest Girl Alive right now and I'm 😤 so I will definitely be pushing this one to the back burner. 3y
Laalaleighh @saresmoore my bff and I watched gossip girl so much our nicknames for each other are "S" and "B" 3y
saresmoore @Laalaleighh Yas! I'm not alone! 3y
Laalaleighh @saresmoore definitely not. There's tons of us out there. Just say something like "who else agrees there's no way dan was GG" and we'll all run up and be like OMG I KNOW RIGHT?! Xoxo 3y
Zelma @saresmoore @Laalaleighh total a Gossip Girl fan here too. 😋 3y
Laalaleighh @zelma @saresmoore haha we are legion! 3y
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Such a cute reading partner. 🐶 With Molly's help I am hoping to finish this book tonight 📚

Mdargusch Sweet baby. ❤ 3y
respekt1111 Cute!!!😀🐶 3y
shanebeth awwww! 💕 3y
DebinHawaii So sweet! 🐶❤️ 3y
Librariana Aawww! What a cutie pie! 💖 3y
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Randomly picked this book off my TBR shelf to start today. 🤓

#toobadicantreadallday

CynCruz23 Cool cover 👍 hope its good 3y
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It Started with Goodbye | Christina June
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This was modern day retelling of the Cinderella story told from 16 year old Tatum's perspective.

This definitely is a YA book I would recommend to my daughters as the story was well told and they would be able to relate it much more than I did. With that said, I will admit I enjoy this quick read.

#thanks #netgalley

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Girl in Pieces | Kathleen Glasgow
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I devoured this book in one day and I loved it!

This is not an easy subject to read, but the author did a fantastic job of writing about it. There were times I had tears in my eyes and just wanted to give Charlie and hug and try to take away all her pain.

If you are on the fence about this book like I was, I would recommend you pick up a copy and give it a try 👍

#thanks #penguinrandomhouse

JodyS I should also add there is a potential of TW for self harm. 3y
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Girl in Pieces | Kathleen Glasgow
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Diving into this book on day 3 of my weekend. A little apprehensive after reading the first few pages.

Robothugs I was, too, after I saw it in the bookstore. I'm anxious to see what you think! 3y
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I love lazy Sunday's when all I have planned is to read read read. 🤓📚📖

hufflepuff_librarian I loved, loved this book! 3y
Suzze I do not keep my books after I read them. I kept this book. First one in years. 3y
irre I loved this one!💕💕 3y
bookwrm526 This is the best thing about football season - I know he will be distracted for several hours thus allowing men more reading time!! 3y
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Oh my I really enjoyed this book! This story was told from two characters perspective, Lily and Carla, over a span of 15 years. The tag line for this book is very fitting.....first comes love, second come marriage, then come murder. 😱

#thanks #firsttoread #penguinrandomhouse #arc

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Two Days Gone | Randall Silvis
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I am a day behind as I finished this book yesterday. I know many people have given this book a so so rating but I actually enjoyed it. I think the reason for some of the so so ratings is that is did drag a bit in the middle. But honestly I can get into just about any thriller. 😃

#thanks #netgalley

Shemac77 I enjoyed it as well. 3y
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Where They Found Her | Kimberly McCreight
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So happy this book finally got me out of the reading slump I was in since Christmas.

This book started out slow but by half way through I couldn't put it down as the story lines started to cross into each other. A baby found dead along a creek by a university has an interesting twist as the town looks for answers. I definitely would recommend this book and give it 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

BookishMarginalia I enjoyed this one too. 3y
Joanne1 Ooh sounds good. 3y
RadicalReader @JodyS love when towns band together instead of function as separate units who pretend not to notice 2y
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Wicked City | Beatriz Williams
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Book Mail!!!!! I am so excited to start reading these. 📚🤓

Foragingfantasy One hundred years is going to be my first #litsyatoz of the year! 3y
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Where They Found Her | Kimberly McCreight
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My 2017 reading goal. I am ready to begin my 2017 reading adventures! 😃

Reviewsbylola You got this! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
Branwen Yay! Good luck! :-) 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you!🙌🏽 3y
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Cross the Line | James Patterson
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Finished! Thankfully the story finally got interesting enough to hold my attention so I could get through it. 😃

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Cross the Line | James Patterson
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Struggling to read this book...I normally can breeze right through one of James Patterson's books in a couple days...but not this one. I am hoping going to finish it today so I can move on....fingers crossed. 🤓

Cinfhen I'm rooting for 👊🏼 3y
LauraBrook You can do it! Just skim-read if you have to to finish it by midnight! 3y
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I saw this a couple of days ago and thought it was appropriate and made me laugh.

I said yes to my love before the holidays....now I have a whole year to train him to buy me books from my amazon/Goodreads wish list for next year 😃😃

Seems like a win win situation to me 👍

Godmotherx5 Exciting. Best Wishes to you! 3y
Suzze Congrats! ❤❤💍 3y
L_auren Congratulations ☺️ 3y
LeahBergen Congrats! 💗💗 3y
LauraBrook Congratulations! 🍾 3y
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Cross the Line | James Patterson
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Struggling to work today when all I really want to do is read....

Amandajoy Me too! There's only one other person in the office, so no one will know, right? 3y
thebookmagpie Cute bookmark 😊 3y
Reviewsbylola Me too! My office is closing early so just a few hours to go! 3y
Owlizabeth 😍 that book mark! 🦉 3y
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Cross the Line | James Patterson
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Love snuggling with my pup while I read on a cold winter night ❤️🐶📚

Lynnsoprano Awww! 🐾❤ 3y
Joybishoptx Cute puppy! 3y
DebinHawaii Sweet! 🐶❤️ 3y
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City of Saints & Thieves | Natalie C Anderson
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I loved this book! It was such a easy engaging read and just what I needed during the busy holidays.

This story is about a young girl looking to avenge her mother's death, the journey she took to find the truth about who the killer really was and the truth about her mother's past. Add with that a little teen romance and you have yourself a great story. 👍

#firsttoread #arc #lovedit

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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This audio book I won from a Goodreads giveaway came in the mail today. I was surprised when I opened the package because I thought it was a Christmas gift for my daughter. I guess I now have something to listen to during my commute 😃 #WTFthatending

MyNamesParadise I will be eager to see what you make of the ending. 3y
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This looks like a great day to stay home under the blankets and read. Brrrrrr

Meg11726 Brr!! We had -29 two days ago and now it's +12 today with rain... 3y
TheBookHippie It's snowing snowing snowing but we reached a heat wave it's 17!!! 3y
Notafraidofwords Where is this at? 3y
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JodyS @Notafraidofwords I am in central Iowa 3y
Notafraidofwords @JodyS oh wow, on Thursday it was 28 here in Jersey and I thought that was crazy. 3y
Godmotherx5 Same bitterness at the Wisconsin/IL border. Books are at the ready. 3y
tricours Oh, I thought it was Celsius first 😄 3y
Megabooks That is cold! Stay warm! 3y
CocoReads Same temp here! 3y
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The Book of You: A Novel | Claire Kendal
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Plans tonight...stay warm and start this book. 😃📚

Bookworm54 I thought this was a good but creepy read 😊 3y
PrezBookster I bought this one at a library sale recently, I hope it's good! 3y
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The Middle Place | Kelly Corrigan
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I don't do this very often but I did not like this book one bit. This book is a memoir of a breast cancer survivor and while I feel empathy for what she went through, I do not like her. I am a pretty easy going person who sees the good in everyone but I found it hard with this book. I apologize if how I feel about this book sounds mean or unsympathetic as I don't mean it to be. 😞

Donna_sBookMinute I, personally, don't think an apology is necessary. You're entitled to share your thoughts about a book. I've bailed on a book for pretty much the same reason. Not everybody wants to be entertained this way. Hope your next read is a good one. 3y
krismlars No need to apologize! 3y
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The Middle Place | Kelly Corrigan
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I did it! I finally reach the elusive 5k mark! Thanks Litsy friends 😃🎉👏💃💛

TrishB 😀😄✋ 3y
LeahBergen Yay!! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
RanaElizabeth Whoo! 🎈🎈 3y
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BookishBlonde12 Woo hoo!! 🎉 3y
mydearwatson Yay 😁🎉! (edited) 3y
DGRachel 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Eyelit 👏🎉📚👍 3y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻 3y
Dragon 😀👍🎉 3y
Shemac77 Congratulations. 3y
Shemac77 That was supposed to have a whole bunch of exclamation points. I'll try again: congratulations!!!!!!! 3y
Gleefulreader 🎉🎉📚📚🎉🎉 3y
UwannaPublishme Way to go!!! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🏆 3y
James Congrats 🎈🎊 3y
stacybmartin Yay - congrats!! 🎉📚🎉👏🏼 3y
writerlibrarian Bravo! 🎉🍾🍸 3y
MyNamesParadise Congrats!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Yayyyy! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Congrats!!! 3y
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The Middle Place | Kelly Corrigan
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I can live by this 😃📚

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The Middle Place | Kelly Corrigan
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My year in review, although I am pretty sure the Alex Cross book was longer than 101 pages. 🤔

Thanks to my friends on Litsy, this has been my best reading year ever! I can't wait to see what awesome books 2017 will bring. 😎📚

Bostonmomx2 You always have to check the edition you're shelving on Goodreads, sometimes it's wildly off (like this one lol) 3y
Theresa Congratulations!! 3y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉💕📚 3y
brilliantglow My shortest books was a Manga that goodreads has on file as being 1 page long. 🤔 it's actually close to 200 pages 3y
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