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Melismatic

Melismatic

Joined July 2018

I like mysteries where I can‘t guess the ending, strong (and flawed) leading ladies, and unreliable narrators. Goodreads.com/melismatic
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I was so excited for this but I‘m currently 200+ pages in and feeling kind of underwhelmed. I know so many people dig it....does Zelie get more likable? My fave character at this point is Tzain.

Merethebookgal This one was just okay to me. If you don‘t love it now, it doesn‘t get much better tbh 3w
staci.reads Same. I thought it was okay. Didn't live up to the hype for me. 3w
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The Shining | Stephen King
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These dresses were featured in the current #Camp exhibit at #TheMet and when I saw it, my King brain swooned...even if it is just for the movie. 😆💁🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Does anyone else use the #Bookly app? I started it to track how long I was reading/how often but their recent updates are so fun! 🥰

bookworming I do and I love it! 2w
Elizabeth2 I love Bookly! 2w
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This came thru on my Audiobook yesterday! Happy early [Redacted: Harm to Ongoing Matter] of July!

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Which should I choose? I don‘t know where to start! #shelfie

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Pickpick

The highest of recommendations! 🥰

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Reading this book & watching the current news does not mix. *shudder*

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Bookcase Built! 💪🏻 Proud of myself bc in my almost 32 years, I‘ve never assembled anything myself. 😂

JackOBotts Well done! 🙌🏼💪🏼 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 It looks great! 2mo
DGRachel Looks great! 2mo
Soubhiville It looks perfect! 2mo
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Trains are suspended in my neighborhood and I have no real plans so spending today doing what I want: reading (& building my new bookcase!). Stopped over to the local farmers market to fuel up my breakfast before I get started. 💪🏻

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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It‘s happening. Given the current political climate, I‘m sure this is going to make me rage & perhaps cry on the subway but it needs to happen. Thank you again to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for this copy! 💪🏻

Samplergal It‘s happening. You are correct. #fightback #womenarenothosts 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome ❤️❤️ 2mo
WriterAtHeart It is a fantastic read! 2mo
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Half finished with the audiobook — I can‘t recommend this enough! So heartwarming and uplifting! A great chicken-soupy type book — relatable and insightful. 🥰🤗

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Mehso-so

First round of #LMPBC offish complete and sent back to you @TheReadingMermaid ! Thanks for the read! Horror/Thriller is my usual genre of choice so this was up my alley. While I found the ending a little underwhelming, it definitely makes me want to find the film counterpart! Thanks for the read! 🥰

#GroupO #WomenReading - ladies, I sent my nonfiction pick off to @TheReadingMermaid as well - should arrive Thursday. 🤗

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Two great life tips! 👑💪🏻

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It‘s a nice day, sun‘s out - finally have time to jump in to the final round of of my first #LMPBC! 💪🏻 #GroupO #WomenReading

TheReadingMermaid Hey sweetness did you ever finish my book? I'm waiting for my journal to be sent back so I can send out the next round's book. Keep me posted honey 😘 3mo
Melismatic Working on it!!! Sorry to leave you hanging! 😭 life has been stressful @TheReadingMermaid (edited) 2mo
TheReadingMermaid It's okay sweetie. I don't mind if you finish the book but is there any way that you could send the journal back to me along with this month's book from you? That way we won't get behind again. 2mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid Yes - I‘ll be sending everything along with my pick this week. I‘m sorry I‘m so behind! Family has been in town, it‘s been crazy. 2mo
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I‘ve been slacking for awhile but excited to jump back in to reading...it‘s been a slow couple of months. But today the sun is shining, spent a fun day with my niece (I‘m on the left here, she‘s in the middle) and I‘m reading to curl up with a book! 🤗

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Cujo | Stephen King
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Went thru a little bit of a reading slump this month 😭 was just too busy. A library hold of Beloved just came thru so I‘m hoping the desire comes back soon. 💖

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Starting this today - full disclosure, I adore her (& actually work for the Corp office of NY & Company who fund her fashion line).

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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings - I wish this read more as a memoir but it felt more like one big long stump speech for President. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I definitely learned a lot more about her though.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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What a lovely surprise!! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !! This has been on my list to read forever! 💖🤗

Reviewsbylola Such a good book. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! ❤️📚😘 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola and the sequel is finally coming out in September! ❤️ 6mo
Melll I really want to read it!!😍🌹❤️ 5mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Woof. This is a doozy. At times it made me angry, uncomfortable, and truly creeped out. It made me hate all of the characters & feel for them, too. It‘s both honest / human and deeeeeeepy effed up. Can‘t wait to see how the show compares. ...

#LitsyAtoZ 11/26
#LetterY #Y (

Melismatic Oooh, and to see/read the sequel. 😜 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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While my political awakening truly began on 9/11 — when I was an innocent high school freshman — it was the inauguration & tenure of Pres Obama that truly incapsulates how I feel politically. He walked into office for the first time on my very 1st day of “real” work as an intern when I was a college senior. Michelle‘s memoir was a reminder of how much you can accomplish when you believe in yourself & vow to fight the cynicism. I‘m trying. 💪🏻💙

Amiable I just started this book. Agree with you about President Obama. Oh, how I miss him. 🙁 6mo
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Ladies, I‘d like to offer this up for a nonfiction suggestion for our next #LMPBC - have any of you read it? It‘s hilarious but also heartbreaking and informative... Let me know! 🤗 #GroupO @WriterAtHeart @TheReadingMermaid @Julie548

WriterAtHeart Looks good to me! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid 👍🏻😁👍🏻 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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💙 17 (feels like 4 with the wind chill)
💙 late 50s/early 60s
💙 I don‘t have a thermo in my apt, just a radiator. Needless to say, it‘s brrrr
💙 I‘m not one to read while under blankets but I‘m getting used it these days 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 6mo
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#January #2019 #Wrapup:
9 books: (new record!)
4 audiobooks
1 ebook
2 hardcovers
2 paperbacks

#LitsyAtoZ 9/26
Fave Read: Tie between Well Read Black Girl & tagged
Least Fave Read: Whiskey in A Teacup (sorry, Reese!)

MandaMT I‘ve been reading Well Read Black Girl. SO good! 6mo
Melismatic @MandaMT right? I was overwhelmed with so many authors & titles to check out! 6mo
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Excited to jump right in! I‘ve already read one of Elizabeth Warren‘s books... Gillibrand is on deck... #ReadTheCandidates @MelissaSue81

MelissaSue81 Thanks for joining in! I am actually reading this one currently too. 6mo
BookishMarginalia I did the audiobook and really enjoyed it. 6mo
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Somewhere around my six month anniversary at Litsy...so happy and grateful for the supprt system and friendships I‘ve found! Onward & upward! 💪🏻

gradcat Congratulations & please keep on! 📖❤️ 6mo
julesG Congratulations! 6mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 6mo
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zsuzsanna_reads 🎉🎆🎉🎆🎉🎆🎉 6mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Congratulations sweetheart! 💕🥰💕 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 6mo
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Pickpick

A great read - highly encouraged for middle/high schoolers. 💪🏻

#LitsyAtoZ 9/26
#LetterM #M

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I‘ll admit, I‘m a bad book nerd. Many friends encouraged me to watch the Netflix series since I love suspense/gory horror. As I looked into it, I realized it was a book so I made a deal with myself. I‘d watch 1 Ep, and if I liked it, I‘d stop - read the book, and finish the series so I could compare (bc let‘s face it, usually #thebookwasbetter). So...letsgoooooo! 😜

Erinreadsthebooks I watched the series knowing it's a book, and now have the book on hold at the library. I can't wait to read crazy Joe's thoughts 😃 6mo
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Pickpick

Well. To call this a YA fantasy feels a little undeserving - the content (including quite graphic sexual assault) is far from young-adult. But there‘s shades of metaphor here I haven‘t felt in a “teen” book since the Divergent series. This is much along that same vein, but with a more likeable heroine (and a lovely, heart-warming romance to boot). The ending felt rushed...but I‘m excited for the next book. 🌸👑🔥

#LitsyAtoZ 8/26
#LetterN #N

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I‘ve been reading Michelle‘s memoir for almost a month now. I think I‘m dragging my feet so much because almost every page has a moment where I feel a little sad at how much dignity and class she and Barack exuded and how careless the office is treated now. 🤬

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Go fly to your new homes, little ones! #BookMail coming at you either Thursday or Friday, friends! I hope you enjoy & let me know when they arrive! 🤗💖

When I shipped them, the woman at the Post Office asked me if I worked at a library. 😂

JenReadsAlot Thanks again!! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will let you know!! My post office guy thinks I‘m crazy at the amount of books I send out! He doesn‘t even ask anymore, just stamps it “media mail!” 🤣🤣 thank you so very much!!! 🙏🏻♥️ 6mo
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collegecatlady Yay! Thanks so much! And I‘m in the same boat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂 6mo
Melismatic @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 too funny! Enjoy! 🤗 6mo
Melismatic @collegecatlady 🤗 of course! Enjoy! 6mo
Elma Yay! Thank you so much! 6mo
Melismatic @Elma 😘 enjoy! 6mo
felinesandfiction Thank you! 6mo
Melismatic @felinesandfiction 😘 anytime! Enjoy! 6mo
collegecatlady I got my book today! Thanks again!!! 6mo
Melismatic @collegecatlady yay! Glad to hear it! 🤗 6mo
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Started this yesterday - already have learned so much.

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We can‘t be what we can‘t see. - Alaa Murabit #RepresentationMatters

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Pickpick

A great speed read and an incredible blueprint to discovering incredible (black, female) authors. 💪🏻🤗

#LitsyAtoZ 7/26
#LetterE #E

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Looking to lighten my shelves - anyone interested in any of the above? All are hardcover except ‘Salem‘s Lot‘ which is paperback. ‘Pride‘ & ‘Amber & Dusk‘ are #Owlcrate editions, signed. Top three are #BOTM editions. US preferred - just drop me a comment if you‘re interested! 💖 #litsyswaps #bookswaps #swaps @LitsyHappenings / Please help me spread the word! 🤗

collegecatlady I would love Salem‘s Lot if it‘s available! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would love The Power if it‘s still available 📚❤️ 6mo
Melismatic @collegecatlady @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes and yes! Please send me your addresses and I‘ll get them out to you next weekend! LeAnna.Christiansen@gmail.com 6mo
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Elma I would love The Favorite Sister, if it's still available. 6mo
felinesandfiction I would love Exit West! 6mo
Melismatic @Elma and @felinesandfiction - yes & yes! Please send me your addresses and I send out next weekend! 🤗 LeAnna.Christiansen@gmail.com 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Melismatic will do!! Thank you!! ❤️❤️ 6mo
Elma @Melismatic Done. Thank you so much! 6mo
felinesandfiction @Melismatic sent you my address. 😊 6mo
JenReadsAlot Is Emma in the Night still available? 6mo
Melismatic @JenReadsAlot yes! Send me your address and I‘ll ship to you this weekend! 🤗 LeAnna.Christiansen@gmail.com 6mo
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She sure is gorgeous sans dust jacket!

This one has sat on my shelf for a few months. Let‘s go...

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Firestarter | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Arguably one of the quickest reads I‘ve had with King. I‘ve never seen the movie, but I‘m seeing now just how salient the homage was in #StrangerThings. A fun read. Would love to see a sequel...

#LitsyAtoZ 6/26
#LetterF #F
#LosersClub

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Apropos. 💖🙌🏻💪🏻

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A sinus infection has kept me apartment bound rather than at the #WomensMarch so I‘m taking solace in fierce female stories. I‘m halfway through the audio version of this anthology and couldn‘t recommend it more! It‘s literally a master class in books by black female voices. My #TBR is about to grow by a mile! 💪🏻🙌🏻🤗

Also, ran to the post office - @TheReadingMermaid , 2 books for #LMPBC are headed your way! #GroupO @Julie548 @WriterAtHeart

TheReadingMermaid Sounds good sweetie. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Maybe next time you can march with us 🤗😘 sending love and good energy your way 💕 6mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! Sending you the same! Bummed I‘m missing it since I had such fun last year! 😭 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
“When you aren‘t being listened to, why wouldn‘t you get louder? If you‘re written off as angry or emotional, doesn‘t that just cause more of the same?”

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Firestarter | Stephen King
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Red sky at morning.... I‘m a third in to Firestarter & am loving it! Can‘t go wrong with the King! Also... he namechecks my hometown (Utica, NY) which made me chuckle.

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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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Panpan

Ok, hear me out. I love Reese. But this is super surface level-y cuteness that felt very “common sense” rather than folksy. I‘d say get it if you‘re a fan for the recipes which sound delish but there weren‘t even many recipes! Not sure what I was expecting but it was more than this... Sorry. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#LitsyAtoZ 5/26
#LetterW #W

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Firestarter | Stephen King
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I was gifted an Amazon Fire tablet for Christmas so let the ebooks begin! First up, this King selection on loan from the local library via Overdrive. Still hoping to partake in #LosersClub reading of Cujo next week — if my hold thru the library comes thru, but this will tide me over until then...

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Wow. Although parts were traumatic & horrific, what an incredible read. Thank you for sharing, @WriterAtHeart ! And what a life Lily (& Snow Flower) lived! I‘m so grateful to be a part of this fun club - @TheReadingMermaid both books will be sent out to you next Saturday. 🤗 @Julie548 #LMPBC #GroupO ❄️🌺🍚🐴

#LitsyAtoZ 4/26
#LetterS #S

WriterAtHeart I'm so happy you enjoyed it! 6mo
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The Kitchen | Ollie Masters
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Imagine my surprise walking home to my apartment after doing some errands yesterday to see a full film crew on my block and this 70‘s era bus! They were filming an upcoming movie adaptation of the tagged book feet from my apartment! Shoots happen a lot in #NYC but not typically in the part of #Brooklyn where I live...aside from the occasional shoot for “Blue Bloods”. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

wanderinglynn Very cool! 6mo
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 They filmed some bits of a movie called “Silent Hill” in my old town years ago.... we all ran out to see it but all the hullabaloo only amounted to one scene. Lol Still cool though 6mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Three loaded paragraphs! 💪🏻💖📝

Bookladylinda Wow! 6mo
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Progress has been slow for me since I‘ve had so little time to actually read this week beyond whilst commuting... I‘m only about a quarter in. But I really love this so far! I 💖 being introduced to books I wouldn‘t normally gravitate to! 🤗 @WriterAtHeart #LMPBC #GroupO @TheReadingMermaid @Julie548

TheReadingMermaid I'm excited to read this one as well. It's a book that I normally wouldn't pick up by myself. 6mo
Lauram I loved this book! 6mo
WriterAtHeart I am glad you are enjoying it! I read this book for summer reading and just fell in love with it. 6mo
Birdsong28 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📖 6mo
Julie548 I felt the same way...not something I would have picked but I loved it! 6mo
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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#clapshandstogether - I‘ve had this on hold from Libby since October! Hurry hurry!

Have you read this yet? 🥃☕️

CouronneDhiver No, but I saw a positive review of this one here today... 🤞🏽 6mo
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Sir Thursday | Garth Nix
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Thanks for the tag @TheReadingMermaid ! 💖

📝 I met up with a co-worker from my previous job for happy hour - haven‘t seen her in 4 months!
📝 Reading, Concerts, continuing to grow in my new job!
📝 “It‘s not an End but an And.”
📝 The rest of my #LMPBC gals @WriterAtHeart @Julie548

#helloThursday @wanderinglynn

TheReadingMermaid 😘🤗😘 6mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 6mo
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Air Between Us | Deborah Johnson
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Flew through it! I enjoyed this - not my usual fare. I liked the setup a bit more than the ending but it definitely kept me on my toes. Thanks for the read, @Julie548 ! I‘ll be sending it off to @TheReadingMermaid next week most likely... hoping to polish off @WriterAtHeart ‘s pick before I do! #LMPBC 📝😍🤗 #GroupO

#LitsyAtoZ 3/26
#LetterA #A

TheReadingMermaid Can't wait to read it 6mo
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