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JulieAnn

Joined May 2016

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A Bitter Feast | Deborah Crombie
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Love this new addition to this series! It seemed almost faster paced than her London stories even though it takes place in a country village. I read it in a day. Now to wait for the next one!

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What a great idea! I usually have a book with me when I‘m waiting but there have been times when I thought it wouldn‘t be that long and was unprepared. Hopefully, this gets into doctors offices, hospitals, and other places like the DMV!!!

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This is such a cute book. Written almost like a comic book but still with a cute little story. My kindergartener was able to read almost the whole book on her own with only a little help from me and sounding out words. She loved it and it teaches about friendship!

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Just a cool shot at a local coffee shop with a yummy coffee flight. This book was laying on the table begging for a picture!

tpixie How fun!! Where is this?? 7mo
JulieAnn Virgina Beach! I live in Chesapeake but it‘s only about 10 mins from my house. New place to go! 😊 7mo
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It‘s a great day when you come home to a book you‘ve been anxiously awaiting. All the way from The UK to VA! Can you tell I‘m excited to start this one???

rretzler I‘m still waiting on mine. Good to know that someone else orders Elly Griffiths from the UK to get it before the US release. I do that with Christopher Fowler and Jasper Fforde books as well! 8mo
JulieAnn I can‘t wait that long for the US release so once I discovered that I could order it, I started with Elly Griffiths. I also ordered The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood from Australia! 7mo
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It was good but I honestly didn‘t like any of the characters except for Hugo and maybe Melissa. They all kind of disgusted me, especially Toby and Susannah. Toby was so oblivious to everyone and Susannah (although I get her reasoning) because she put her relatives in danger by casting suspicion on all of them. Still a great read and Tana French has shown once again that she is an excellent writer with a wonderful grasp of human nature.

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I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump, only able to settle down to comfort reads. This was a good one to break the slump. It‘s sad but sweet. I only wish each characters story was explored a bit more. I would have liked to follow along a little further. Maybe there will be a sequel?

Crazeedi I love books with 'book' in the title! I am rarely disappointed 14mo
JulieAnn @Crazeedi Me too! 14mo
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The Killing Habit | Mark Billingham
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I really love this series and this was a good addition. Only problem I have is that there is so many and I‘ve been reading the series for about 8 years now (can‘t quite remember) and I forget a lot that happened in the earlier books. I‘m going to have to start all over again soon!

TrishB Love this series too 👍🏻 1y
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What a beautiful book. It was an impulse pickup at the library (because of the title) and I can‘t say how good this book is. A lovely must read.

Crazeedi Good read!📚📚 14mo
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A nice little in between. It was good to revisit their world and catch up with most of the characters. I‘m wondering if it‘s part of a set up for a redemption arc for Tamlin? Seems almost like it was meant to evoke sympathy for him?

Usagi I was really hoping this novella would have been about Lucien and what he was doing during everyone's prep for Hybern. 1y
JulieAnn @Usagi That would have been awesome! I‘d love to know more about Lucien and his point of view. 1y
Usagi Right?! 1y
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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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Other reviewers have already stated this but I will repeat. It was very hard not to compare this book to You and Hidden Bodies and the story felt somewhat incomplete. Despite all this, I did like the book but wished for more detail about Jon‘s past and future. Not a bad read.

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Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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Great follow up to Dumplin‘. I did find I wasn‘t as invested in Millie‘s story but I was still glad to revisit her and the other girls.

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Like her other books, I really liked it even if I did see the ending coming from a mile away. The gothic atmosphere and the ghoulish housekeeper really helped the story along. I kept getting an impression of gray through the whole book. Gray weather, gray house, gray people. I actually really liked that Mitzi was super supportive despite the circumstances. She was a ray of sunshine in an otherwise drab world. Pretty good read.

Crazeedi Like this one!📚😊 14mo
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Street of the Five Moons | Elizabeth Peters
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Love this follow up. Once again, you have to take the story in the context in which it was set but I love how independent Vicky is and how she cooperates when needed. The scheme the villains are operating is quite genius when you think about it. Makes me wonder how many fakes are actually out there.

CarolynM I love these books. I would like to be Vicky Bliss🙂 1y
JulieAnn @CarolynM Right!?! 😊 1y
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Red Bones: A Thriller | Ann Cleeves
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Another great entry in the Shetland series. Of course, my library doesn‘t have the next book!

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Borrower of the Night | Elizabeth Peters
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I know most people prefer Amelia Peabody to Vicky Bliss so I guess I‘m in the minority. I don‘t mind Amelia, but I read Vicky first so I have quite the soft spot for her despite the reluctant heroine persona. This is probably my 6th reread of the series and the first book is still amusing and fun. Obviously, it‘s a bit dated but I read it for what it is, not in a modern context. Fun, quick read.

DGRachel I started with Amelia, but my Mom owns all of the Vicky Bliss novels, too. I guess I need to shop her shelves. 😉 1y
JulieAnn @DGRachel definitely do that! They are kind of silly but such fun reads! 1y
Literary_Siren I picked up The Falcon at the Portal for $1.99 on Kindle today! 1y
JulieAnn @Literary_Siren Nice! Good to know. Thanks! 1y
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Always love books with a fresh start because who doesn‘t need one? It‘s always encouraging to me to read about women who find out they are independent and strong when maybe they thought they weren‘t or didn‘t need to be.

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
JulieAnn @KateFulfordAuthor Thank you! I will certainly check it out! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor You‘re most welcome Julie Ann - keep in touch 1y
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I love the world of Lynley and Havers. This book was a great continuation of the series. A bit slow to get into but the story was engrossing. At times Lynley and Havers feel like old friends and it was nice to visit their world for a time.

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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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Starting my reread of the Mercy Thompson series!

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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I really did like this book. I did get lost a bit during the more technical explanations. The one thing that stuck out in my mind is that Jazz acted more like an adolescent than a grown, intelligent adult. I know other reviewers pointed this out and maybe didn‘t like the book as much because of it. I noticed it, but I didn‘t mind it. Jazz‘s occasional immaturity actually endeared her more to me than if she was an infallible heroine.

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A pretty good addition to the Alpha and Omega series. I think I need to do a major reread of these and the Mercy Thompson series though. I‘ve forgotten a good bit.

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Another hold came in. Too many at once! 😁 (Premier League on in the background 😊)

Joanne1 I have that trouble too. 2y
ShadrachAnki Holds almost always seem to work that way, don't they? 2y
JulieAnn @ShadrachAnki Every time! 2y
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This is probably the fourth or fifth time I have read this book (and series). So much happens in this one that it‘s hard to put down. Each time I read it, I find things I missed or have forgotten. I love this series!

Liatrek I really need to pick a time to reread these books. I love the series and have only reread the first book. 2y
JulieAnn @Liatrek The first one is my favorite! Definitely worth a reread! 2y
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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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Got my hands on this one today. It will be hard for me to get anything done for Easter now!

DeleteAcct I finished this one this morning and you're right, I couldn't put it down. 2y
JulieAnn @Rachbb3 Good thing I have to stay up late to get Easter baskets done then! It‘s already sucked me in! 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Not super original but still pretty good. Worth reading.

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High Voltage | Karen Marie Moning
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A pretty cool idea to change up the Fever universe! Really liked this book even though the focus was on Dani rather than Mac. Hope the next one comes out soon!

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Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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Like all the Ruth Galloway books, it pulled me right in and kept me there until I finished it. When I did, I found myself being extra grumpy and somewhat anxious. I finally realized that I was irritated that I had finished the book so quickly and the ending made me sad. I love a book that sinks so deep into your head that you‘re not even aware of your reactions to it until you sit down and think about it. Another great novel from Elly Griffiths!

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Dark Angel | Elly Griffiths
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So happy to be back in Ruth‘s world! And with some M&Ms!

bookwrm526 I am waiting for the audio version of this one, but it‘s killing me!! 2y
JulieAnn @bookwrm526 I understand completely! I ordered this copy from Book Depository so I wouldn‘t have to wait til it comes out in the US. 2y
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Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of my favorite historical women. I‘ve read about her elsewhere and she was an amazing woman (if the stories are true)! This was an interesting take on her early life and marriage to Louis of France. Such an interesting time period!

PirateJenny The stories are true. Historians agree. Eleanor was a badass. 😊 2y
TrishB She‘s amazing 👍🏻 if you haven‘t read Sharon Penmans books I would recommend those too. 2y
JulieAnn @PirateJenny I thought so! The historical accounts I‘ve read seem to support her being awesome! 😁 2y
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JulieAnn @TrishB I have not but I‘ve heard of them. I will look them up again! Thanks! 2y
JulieAnn @Dragon Thanks! Added! 2y
Cathythoughts Loved this one & I have read The Winter Crown 👑❤️. Looking forward to the autumn Queen. What a great trilogy. Love Eleanor 2y
JulieAnn @Cathythoughts The Winter Crown is next on my list. Thanks! 2y
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I forget which Litten recently posted about this book, but whoever it was, Thank you!! I‘m already engrossed in it. And it was only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle!

erzascarletbookgasm I think it was @TrishB ! 2y
JulieAnn @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for telling me! And Thank you @TrishB ! 2y
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 it was @jenniferw88 that got me into the series - I love them! 2y
JulieAnn @TrishB @jenniferw88 Awesome! A book chain! 😃 2y
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Pretty interesting. I guessed the first plot twist early on. The second twist kind of threw me and I was wondering how on earth I had missed that one. Look forward to seeing more from this author.

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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This is one of my favorite books in the series. Claire and Jamie are probably my favorite fictional couple and this book really highlights how strong they are. I‘ve read it before (many times) and it‘s like going home every time I revisit it.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Finally got the book back off hold and managed to finish it. Great story. Beautifully descriptive. Can‘t wait to read the next one!

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Ha. It only took me over a year! I don‘t post much I guess. 😃

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After Anna | Alex Lake
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A quick, slightly stressful read. I knew what was coming and was just wanting to scream at the MC to watch for it! Still, it kept my attention though!

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor

Aarrgh! I was 80% done when the book deleted from my Overdrive! Now I‘m back on the hold list with 2 people ahead of me! So frustrating!

Chrissyreadit That stinks! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Been there! 2y
jfalkens Ugh! That stinks! 2y
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Merethebookgal The worst! 2y
minkyb NO‼️ 2y
Beckys_Books Turning off the Wi-Fi to my kindle right now! 2y
JulieAnn @Beckys_Books 😃. Does that work? Lol 2y
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First read of 2018! I did not manage to meet my goal for 2017 but I‘m going to try again this year. 2017 was kind of a bad year, ending with my 11 year old daughter having emergency surgery on Christmas Day due to a ruptured appendix. Hoping 2018 is better. This book certainly drew me in and allowed me to escape for a little while. Glad I finally got to read it.

APLitlife I didn‘t reach my goal either. Hurricane Harvey kind of put a glitch in my reading time. 2y
rabbitprincess I'm sorry to hear that your daughter had a ruptured appendix! Hope she's feeling better soon ♥️ 2y
Bookzombie I‘m sorry about your daughter‘s surgery. Hope she is healing well and feeling better. 💕 (edited) 2y
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AwkwardlyAlive My goodness! I hope she‘s feeling better and that she has a nice stack of books to climb into. Here‘s to a happier and healthier 2018 for us all. 2y
Dragon That is so scary! I hope she is recovering quickly! 💐 2y
JulieAnn @APLitlife I‘m so sorry you had to deal with that. I just felt so awful for all that were affected by Harvey. I hope it is a better year and no more hurricanes!! 2y
JulieAnn @rabbitprincess @Bookzombie @AwkwardlyAlive @Dragon Thank you guys so much! She is home and recovering. I have to say it shook me to the core. She‘s never sick and to see her like that, I have no words. She did get a nice stack of books and lots of art supplies for Christmas though! Here‘s to a great year for all! Thanks for reading my post and caring enough to send good thoughts. It means a lot. 2y
Dragon You are very welcome! So glad to hear she is home enjoying her Christmas gifts 🤗 2y
APLitlife @JulieAnn Thank you, slowly life is getting back to normal. 2y
minkyb Glad you enjoyed the book and especially glad your daughter is recovering. 2y
JulieAnn @minkyb Thank you! 😊 2y
Libby1 I hope your daughter is fully recovered now. 🌷 2y
JulieAnn @Libby1 Yes she is! Thank you! Back to her old self! 😊 2y
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I liked the book even though it felt really familiar, as if I‘d read a really similar story before. I could tell who the killer was and why they killed way too early and what would happen in the end. However, it was still an interesting book.

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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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I had trouble getting into The Girls in the Garden but I really liked this one. The characters were all interesting and the ending was pretty good. I will have to try The Girls in the Garden again now!

Andrew65 I listened to The Girls in the Garden and enjoyed it. 2y
JulieAnn @Andrew65 I‘m definitely going to give it another shot. 2y
Andrew65 I do like her books, have you ever tried 2y
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JulieAnn @Andrew65 Not yet. I‘m going to put it in my TBR. Always nice to find a new author I like. Or find out I actually like one I thought I didn‘t. 2y
Andrew65 @JulieAnn This was the first book I read by her and definitely made me want to read her books. Also enjoyed 2y
JulieAnn @Andrew65 Added and added! Thanks! 2y
SilversReviews I agree....THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN wasn‘t a favorite. I FOUND YOU was better. 2y
KateFulfordAuthor @JulieAnn 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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JulieAnn @KateFulfordAuthor It‘s definitely on my TBR! Thank you for the recommendation! I look forward to reading it! And congratulations on the nomination! 1y
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My daughter is sick and has had a fever and headache for the last day. I just asked her if it was hurting bad and she said “ It hurts like I‘m Harry Potter and Voldemort is having a mildly bad day”. 😂

ScientistSam Hope she feels better soon, but that's an awesome statement 2y
JulieAnn @ScientistSam Thank you! 2y
AmandaL 😂 Hope she's feeling better today. 2y
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JulieAnn @AmandaL Thank you! Unfortunately she has the flu so it will be a bit before she‘s her normal awesome self again. 2y
Lmstraubie That. Is. FANTASTIC!!! (Not the headache, though. Hope she is feeling better.) 2y
JulieAnn @Lmstraubie Thank you! 2y
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I just had to share this. It was posted on Facebook by Book Riot. Made me laugh!

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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I liked the first one better but this is still an awesome book. I love the characters and the premise behind the story. Really good series so far!

Coco I just finished this morning, and agree completely!! First book was definitely better, but I‘m still enticed by the storyline to keep reading the next book. I just hope it‘s more riveting 2y
JulieAnn Exactly! 😊 2y
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Just ordered this for my littlest one. She turned 5 today and every time her mouth opens it is to ask “why”. She‘s so curious. I can‘t wait for her to get his book!

britt_brooke Aw, happy birthday, little lady! 2y
Texreader When I️ was little we had two “Tell Me Why” books. I️ still have fond memories of them. What a gem this will be for your little gem!! Happy birthday to her!! 2y
jbhops Happy big 5 to your little girl! 2y
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Kendra.Diane Happy birthday!! 2y
Cinfhen Awww🎉🎉🎉happy birthday 🎂🍭🍦 2y
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Woah! What a story! The ending! Obviously I am having trouble articulating how good this book is. The main character, Eleanor, was seriously likeable while being exasperating. Everyone should have a friend like Raymond. Eleanor reminded me of the main character in the movie This Beautiful Fantastic (awesome movie!), just with a more tragic history. Great book!

CathyJ I really loved this book 2y
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A very pretty love story. It did take me a bit to get into but I ended up really liking it. Shazi is a complex character and you just instantly love her. Khalid is just as complex but much more reserved.

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Very interesting so far. Brings to mind Britt-Marie.

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Doctor Who: The Vault | Marcus Hearn
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Gorgeous! Look at that background and the Tardis! Loving this already! She looks amazing!

BookwormAHN I am so excited for the XMAS episode 💙 2y
JulieAnn @BookwormAHN Me too! 😊 2y
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Just bought this book for my daughter at @LemuriaBooks in Jackson MS. This bookstore was beautiful. We could have stayed there for hours. If you‘re ever in Jackson go there! Signed books and first editions!

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#HalloweenHaiku. @Simona tagged me so I‘ll try it! Not so good at this stuff. I‘ll invite and tag @SilversReviews and @Dragon and @MyNamesParadise. Forgive me for the awfulness that is about to ensue!

Dragon Thanks for the tag @JulieAnn 2y
SilversReviews What are we to do? Thanks. 😎🎃 2y
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JulieAnn @SilversReviews Not really sure. Make up a haiku about Halloween? 😊 That‘s all I did. And not a very good one! (edited) 2y
SilversReviews @JulieAnn thanks. I have to look up how I write a haiku 2y
SilversReviews Halloween is always in October/Pumpkins are a favorite item/It looks like it will be nice on Tuesday. Not sure my Haiku is correct, but I gave it my best try. @Dragon @JulieAnn I guess it is wrong. Syllables are off. (edited) 2y
Dragon There is no “wrong “ when it comes to Halloween 🎃 Haiku. @SilversReviews , here‘s hoping your prediction comes true 🤞nice weather for the trick or treaters! 🐉😀 2y
MyNamesParadise I love this weather/ Halloween best holiday / Almost Christmas time 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @JulieAnn @MyNamesParadise @SilversReviews Great haikus all! Thanks for participating! 2y
JulieAnn @SilversReviews I like your haiku! Thanks for going along with it. I wasn‘t really sure about the rules myself. Happy Halloween! 2y
JulieAnn @MyNamesParadise Love it! Definitely best holiday! 2y
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Anyone know of any indie bookstores in/around Jackson MS? In town for a soccer tourney and would love to kill the time between games at a neat bookstore!