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Katies_always_booked

Joined May 2020

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Lifeboat 12 | Susan Hood
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“I went back to get my coat,” I say,
“That‘s how I ended up on Lifeboat 13.”

There were no survivors from Lifeboat 8… True story [historical fic] that I had no idea about. Great story!

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Lifeboat 12 | Susan Hood
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Love a book in verse! One day read for me!

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So…. I own chickens, and my brother in law thinks he‘s funny. He rigged the white elephant gift exchange for me to win this gem. 🤣

Nikki_E You have to laugh a little though! 9mo
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On the Horizon | Lois Lowry
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Library book stack ... do I have time, no, but the children‘s/YA section get me every time 🤷‍♀️

I did already read On the Horizon - beautiful poetry about connections revolving around her real life and WW2 by Louis Lowry

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The Cousins | Karen M. Mcmanus
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4⭐️

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious.

Mysterious and fast paced I enjoyed my first read by the author. I‘ve had her others on my TBR for forever.

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Layla | Colleen Hoover
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Went into CoHo‘s new one blind and totally didn‘t know what I got myself into! 🤨 Still can‘t decide if I loved it or not, but I definitely can‘t stop thinking about it!

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Summerlost | Ally Condie
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#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

1. Going back to work (teacher) have two days left of COVID exposure quarantine, so starting virtually (at least I‘ll have time for some audiobooks!)

2. Going on a walk with the family and feeding carrots to some local horses! My daughter is obsessed! 😁

Cupcake12 @Katies_always_booked Good luck with the virtual learning. Feeding the horses sounds like great fun. It‘s always the simplest things we remember ❤️ 2y
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First book of 2021 🥇I‘ve been following the author for several years as the cohost to the @probooknerds podcast. This is her memoir from when she worked as a prison librarian. I couldn‘t put this book down - Jill‘s writing style is fun and compelling. I really enjoyed the stories, something that would be so scary to most of us if we were thrown into the same job and how she found encouragement and appreciation of working with inmates. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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My family bet me I couldn‘t finish this 664 page book before the new year. Do they even know me? 😊 Challenge accepted! 📖

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Maybe my last book of 2020 🤔 probably not... 🎄This was a fun holiday read that I devoured in about 24 hours. 5 ⭐️

I had just finished Ready Player Two and struggled (unpopular opinion: 3⭐️) fun change of pace! ❤️

Book 302 of the year!

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Little Big Love | Katy Regan
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Merry Christmas Litsy! 🎄🎅

Just finished my last story in my 12 Days of Book-Club-Mas from #onceuponabookclub I really enjoyed reading the short stories and opening a bookish gift to go with it (and only got one book I‘ve read before! 😊) I think the Alice in Wonderland blanket is my favorite!

#12DaysOfBookClubMas #OnceUponABookClub #BookmasAdventCalendar

Graciouswarriorprincess That was the best gift in the box. I enjoyed the stories too. 2y
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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My month of #classics continues!

#bookreport #katies_always_booked
📖 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - 3⭐️
📖 Twenties Girl - 4⭐️
📖 Watching You - 4⭐️

#currentlyreading
📖 The Old Man and the Sea
📖 War and Peace 🤞 Reading with #SerialReader App
📖 A Christmas Carol

#weeklyforcast
🎧 One By One

Q84 I just started listening to One By One. 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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🎧 The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell - 5⭐️
🎧 Pachinko - 4⭐️
📖 Leave the World Behind - 4⭐️

#currentlyreading
📖 Twenties Girl
📖 War and Peace 🤞 Reading with #SerialReader App
📖 A Christmas Carol

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Watching You

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November #readingwrapup #bookreport

20 Books read • 📖 6,515 Pages • 🎧 8 Audio • 📚 12 eBook • 📃 0 Physical books • 18 Fiction • 2 Nonfiction

#Goodreads reading goal: 287/250

Favorites: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, The House in the Cerulean Sea, The Grace Year

Disappointments: This Is How You Lose the Time War, Carsick

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#bookreport #katies_always_booked
🎧 A Man Called Ove - 4⭐️
📖 The Lending Library - 4⭐️
🎧 Tweet Cute - 4⭐️
📖 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - 5⭐️
📖 The Five People You Meet in Heaven - 3⭐️

#currentlyreading
📖 Leave the World Behind

#weeklyforcast
📖 Twenties Girl
🎧 The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

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Fantasy_bookworm Sounds interesting! What‘s it about? 2y
Katies_always_booked Addie makes a bargain to live forever but is cursed to never be remembered. This is her story of her life over 300 years. 5 ⭐️ for me! 2y
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The Lending Library | Aliza Fogelson
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Thanksgiving break and finally some me time! Starting a new feel good book and some muscle therapy! 📖💪

Current Read: The Lending Library by Aliza Fogelson (#kindleunlimited)

#katies_always_booked #mybookfeatures #bookblog #currentlyreading #amreading #readallthebooks #booknerd #bookish #ifbooks #bookcommunity #bookreviews #librarylove #librarylover #readmorebooks #bibliophile #toomanybookstoolittletime #booklover #bookworm #bookaddict

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📖 Heart Bones - 4⭐️
🎧 Carsick - 3⭐️
🎧 The Institute - 4⭐️
📖 The House In The Cerulean Sea - 5⭐️
📖 What Was The Holocaust - 4⭐️ (with my son)

#currentlyreading
🎧 A Man Called Ove
📖 The Lending Library

#weeklyforcast
📖 The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

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📖 Scarlet - 4⭐️
📖 The Grace Year - 5⭐️
🎧 This is How You Lose the Time War - 2⭐️

#currentlyreading
📖 The House in the Cerulean Sea
🎧 The Institute

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Carsick

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#thoughtfulthursday

🍂 A Match Made for Thanksgiving - feel good holiday romance ❤️

🍁 I‘m a mood reader, ever make lists. It also depends on which Libby holds come available first!

🧆 Chick‘Fil‘A - wasn‘t on the menu, but it‘s been a long day!

🍃 Friends, Parks and Recreation, Psych, Schitt‘s Creek

MoonWitch94 Schitt‘s Creek is SO GOOD and makes me so happy! Thanks for playing ⭐️🍁 2y
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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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Ohh this is a good one so far! I‘m a little late to the game, but love a good YA Dystopian Novel! ❤️

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Reverie | Ryan La Sala
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I‘m not usually a big fantasy reader, but I really enjoyed Reverie by Ryan La Sala #BigLibraryRead

#katies_always_booked #mybookfeatures #bookblog #currentlyreading #amreading #readallthebooks #booknerd #readingismagic

CrowCAH I‘m posting questions for #BLR20 discussion, feel free to start the conversation! 2y
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Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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#bookreport #katies_always_booked
📖 Mercy - 4⭐️
🎧 Furia - 4⭐️
📖 Reverie - 4⭐️ #BigLibraryRead

#currentlyreading
📖 The Grace Year
🎧 Scarlet

#weeklyforcast
🎧 This is How You Lose the Time War
📖 Hello Sunshine

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📖 Dear Girls - 4⭐️
🎧 Strange the Dreamer - 3⭐️
📖 Cinder - 4⭐️

#currentlyreading
🎧 Mercy
📖 Punching the Air

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Furia
🎧 This is How You Lose the Time War

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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October #readingwrapup #bookreport

21 Books read • 📖 7,942 Pages • 🎧 10 Audio • 📚 11 eBook • 📃 0 Physical books • 18 Fiction • 3 Nonfiction

#Goodreads reading goal: 266/250

Favorites: Before She Was Helen, Room-Maid

Disappointments: Less, Snowflakes

CaroPi How did you found the bookshelf background? Is pretty cool! 2y
Katies_always_booked Just from a Google image search! 🤗 2y
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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🎧 Redemption Road - 3⭐️
📖 Room Maid - 5⭐️
🎧 Dear Martin - 4⭐️
📖 They Both Die at the End - 4⭐️
📖 My Friend Daumier - 4⭐️
🎧 The Cactus - 4⭐️

#currentlyreading
🎧 Strange the Dreamer
📖 Dear Girls

#weeklyforcast
📖 Cinder
🎧 This is How You Lose the Time War

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Roommaid | Sariah Wilson
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All the warm fuzzies!!! 5⭐️ I needed this light, sweet, fun romance! I devoured it and fell in love with Madison and Tyler! ❤️ Any recent similar reads out there?!

#katies_always_booked #mybookfeatures #bookblog #currentlyreading #amreading #readallthebooks #booknerd #readingismagic

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Before the Ever After | Jacqueline Woodson
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🎧 The Only Good Indians - 3⭐️
📖 Double Fudge - 3⭐️
📖 If You Tell - 4⭐️
📖 Before the Ever After - 4⭐️

#currentlyreading
🎧 Redemption Road
📖 Room Maid

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Dear Martin
📖 They Both Die At The End

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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🎧 Then She Was Gone
📖 An American Marriage
📖 Less
📖 Snowflakes
📖 Babysitter‘s Club 2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls
📖 Fudge-A-Mania (read aloud with the kids)

#currentlyreading
🎧 The Only Good Indians
📖 If You Tell

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Redemption Road

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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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🎧 Next Year In Havana
🎧 The Mother-In-Law
📖 Before She Was Helen
📖 Superfudge (read aloud with the kids)

#currentlyreading
📖 Less
🎧 Then She Was Gone

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Bear Town

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Book of the Little Axe | Lauren Francis-Sharma
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September #readingwrapup #bookreport

18 Books read • 📖 6,445 Pages • 🎧 7 Audio • 📚 10 eBook • 📃 1 Physical books • 15 Fiction • 3 Nonfiction

#Goodreads reading goal: 246/250

Favorites: Anxious People, The Only Plane in the Sky, The Heir Affair

Disappointments: the end of the Red Queen series

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Is it cheating to count cookbooks as part of your reading goal? I do read all the personal excerpts 🤷‍♀️

#bookreport #katies_always_booked
📖 Skinnytaste Air Fryer
🎧 War Storm
🎧 Southern Book Club‘ Guide Slaying Vampires
📖 Otherwise Known as Shiela the Great (kid read-aloud)
📖 Book of the Little Axe #LTBookPick #LibrariesTransform

#currentlyreading
🎧 Next Year in Havana
📖 Before She Was Helen

#weeklyforcast
📖 Less
🎧 The Mother in Law

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I loved this book! It‘s the first I‘ve read by the author but based on this I‘ll definitely be back for more! I loved the writing style and they way he weaved and unraveled the story to unveil what really happened and oh I mis-predicted several times and I find that more and more rare! Couldn‘t put it down! Big 5/5⭐️

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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🎧 The Self Driven Child
📖 Anxious People
📖 Mexican Gothic

#currentlyreading
📖 Book of the Little Axe #LTBookPick
🎧 King‘s Cage

#weeklyforcast
📖 Snowflakes
🎧 The Southern Book Club‘s Guide to Slaying Vampires

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🎧 the Only Plane in the Sky an Oral History of 9/11
📖 Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing (with the kiddos!)
📖 The Heir Affair
🎧 King and the Dragonflies

#currentlyreading
📖 Mexican Gothic
🎧 King‘s Cage
📖 The Self-Driven Child

#weeklyforcast
📖 Anxious People
🎧 Next Year in Havana

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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🎧 Ask Again, Yes
🎧 The One and Only Bob
📖 Final Girls
📖 The Babysitter‘s Club #1 (with my six year old! 😊)

#currentlyreading
📖 The Heir Affair
🎧 The Only Plane in the Sky - An Oral History of 9/11

#weeklyforcast
🎧 King and the Dragonflies
📖 The Self Driven Child

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The One and Only Bob | Katherine Applegate
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Yes, I sit in my car in the rain at 4:21 in the morning listening to my audio books while waiting for my workouts to begin. This one is so cute, I almost didn‘t get out in time!

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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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August #readingwrapup #bookreport
Light month for me, you can tell I went back to work! #teacherlife

Favorites:
📖 Happy & You Know It
📖 Far From the Tree
🎧 G‘Morning, G‘Night

Duds:
🎧 Serpent & Dove
📖 We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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📖 Pride and Prejudice
📖 168 Hours
🎧 Whisper Network
🎧 Stamped

#currentlyreading
📖 Final Girls

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Ask Again, Yes
📖 The Heir Affair

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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Finally finished! 4/5 ⭐️ Honestly, I didn‘t get the hype... I enjoy the film adaptations, but the language and writing of a 1800s novel is difficult for me. I agree with most though, Jane Austin is a genius I just find her writing style a bit tricky.

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Happy and You Know It | Laura Hankin
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There‘s no tired like teacher tired on the first week of school...in the midst of a pandemic, who is teaching both in person AND virtually simultaneously!!! My reading has felt the effect too. 😒

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📖 Happy & You Know It
🎧 The Jetsetters
🎧📖 The Darwin Affair #BigLibraryRead

#currentlyreading
📖 Pride and Prejudice

#weeklyforcast
🎧 The Whisper Network
📖 168 Hours - a book about time management... 😂

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This teacher going back to school really messed with my reading this week! 😫

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📖 We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
🎧 Children of Blood and Bone
🎧 Scrappy Little Nobody
🎧 The Mysterious Howling

#currentlyreading
📖 Happy & You Know It
📖 The Darwin Affair
📖 Pride and Prejudice

#weeklyforcast
🎧 The Jetsetters

SW-T Looks like you made plenty of progress over the summer! 😂 Enjoy the variety of your selections. 😊 2y
Katies_always_booked @SW-T Lol Thanks! Yes, my choices are quite random - I‘ll read anything someone (or a podcast) recommends and I‘m at the mercy of my library holds coming in since I rarely buy books - I‘d go broke! 😂 2y
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Stranger Things | Erin Healy
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#bookreport #katies_always_booked
📖 Stranger Things
📖 The Black Flamingo
🎧 Serpent and Dove
🎧 Everything Inside - Reese‘s Bookclub pick for August
📖 Far From the Tree
🎧 The End & Other Beginnings
🎧 G‘Morning G‘Night
📖 The Prince and the Dressmaker

#currentlyreading
🎧 Children of Blood and Bone
📖 Pride and Prejudice

#weeklyforcast
📖 The Darwin Affair-Big Library Read
🎧 The Mysterious Howling
📖 We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

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I admit I often pick up buzzy books just to see if they are really as good as the hype. I often find #romcoms cheesy, but I felt that this one was more realistic and natural. I loved the slow burn between January and Gus, the friendship between January and Shadi, Gus‘ insecurities, and the behind-the scenes look at writing and research . From a want to be novelist myself I thought it was fantastic!

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The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta
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📖 News of the World
🎧 Undercover Bromance
🎧 Magic For Liars
📖 Beach Read
📖 George
📖 The Vanishing Half

#currentlyreading
🎧 The End And Other Beginnings
📖 The Black Flamingo
📖 Pride and Prejudice- yes, I‘ve never read it...

#weeklyforcast
🎧 Serpent and Dove
🎧 Everything Inside - Reese‘s Bookclub pick for August
📖 Far From the Tree

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It was a great Reading month!

July #readingwrapup #bookreport

36 Books read • 📖 11,743 Pages • 🎧 12 Audio • 📚 21 eBook • 📃 3 Physical books • 31 Fiction • 5 Nonfiction

#Goodreads reading goal: 209/250

Favorites: Bromance Bookclub Series, Beach Read, The Night Swim

Disappointments: Recursion, Nightbooks

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Cedricsmom 😲How does a person read 36 books in one month?!? 😳 2y
Katies_always_booked @Cedricsmom 😊 I read/listen to a lot of audiobooks while I‘m working around the house and listen at 1.5x speed. I‘m a teacher and off for the summer so that helps too! It‘ll go down drastically in the next couple of months! 2y
Cedricsmom 💝@Katies_always_booked OK, that makes sense! I hope you're able to stay safe during and through the transition back into the school year, whatever that looks like for you. 😷 2y
Katies_always_booked @Cedricsmom Thank you! Still so many questions but I‘m ready to get back to some normality! 2y
Cedricsmom @Katies_always_booked Join the club. “Normal“ never looked so good. 2y
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The Last Piece | Imogen Clark
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I‘m torn on “The Last Piece”. I by no means disliked it, but it just wasn‘t very memorable, I can‘t really put my finger on why. The story was a quick read that hit in some pretty serious topics, but I never felt connected to the characters and some of them were left without much of a conclusion. The suspense/mystery seems a bit forced and unnecessary at times. Overall a wonderful peak into an average family and the secrets we all keep close.