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I'm currently listening to this audiobook. Graff makes the point that when the subject of 9/11 comes up, people feel the need to share their stories of where they were/what they were doing. Feel free to share yours in the comments. (((hugs)))

1MoreChapter @MidnightBookGirl I was asleep and a friend called and told me to turn on the TV right away, I did and caught the second plane as it hit live 😥 7d
Mollyanna I was in Dublin, Ireland on 9/11. I will never forget the compassion and generosity of the Irish as they mourned with us. (edited) 7d
Karkar I was at work and after the first plane hit we spent most of the rest of the day huddled around a radio. 6d
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melissajayne I was on the west coast. I woke up early that morning. My radio came onto a sports radio station stating that Michael Jordan was post-phoning his news conference that day. Not sure what was the deal, so I went downstairs to the kitchen to get ready for a day of classes at the university I was attending. 6d
melissajayne I got up at around 6:30 am PT that day; no TV or internet in my room. I spent the day trying to avoid coverage. 6d
Cinfhen I was 8 months pregnant and waiting for the painter to come and paint our nursery - he walked in the door told me he heard something crazy on the radio and to put on the tv. It was 8:55 am and we watched the second plane hit the South Tower. We both broke down in tears knowing the world would be forever changed. The painter waited for my hubby to come home before he left. We never repainted the nursery. It didn‘t seem important any longer. 19h
Cinfhen And if you want another book that was AMAZING but incredibly painful listen to 19h
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I'm doing an event with a couple of the authors- at the Poe Museum on Friday the 13th! Enjoying it already!

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Really enjoying Max's story and her pov. Billy is fairly terrifying, though.

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Listening to this freaking awesome and dark audiobook for book club Saturday!

Wildcatvet00 This book is freaking awesome! 3w
MidnightBookGirl @Wildcatvet00 I KNOW! I really hope she writes a sequel! 2w
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Taking a roadtrip with my friends to #LeakyCon and we're stopping for a late dinner at Lee's Milkwood restaurant. The bone marrow was AMAZING.

MrBook Ooooh! 😳 1mo
Christine Sooooo jealous!! I LOVE Edward Lee. 1mo
LeeRHarry I work with bone marrow for a living so I would pass 😳 but I am keen to read this book 😊 1mo
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Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Couldn't resist this eArc on Edelweiss! Set in 1983 South Korea, it's about the author's political awakening. It's both entertaining (her dad opens a steak restaurant and customers have no clue how to eat it) and educational (what I previously knew about South Korea was limited pretty much to the Seoul Olympics and my niece Kerry's obsession with BTS). Really enjoying it so far!

LibrarianRyan I just downloaded that today. 2mo
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Sometimes a book is so good that you tear your finger muscles trying to flip the pages fast enough, and sometimes a book is so phenomenal, that you read it slowly, stealing precious moments to read and savor your time spent with the characters. This book worthy of both those kinds of reading! (continued in comments)

MidnightBookGirl Set in the 1950's in Spain under Franco's controlled rule, Fountains of Silence follows four young adults and all the ways the things they say and don't say, the things they do and don't, entwine, connect, and trap them. From the rooms of a grand hotel, to a graveyard filled with empty caskets, Sepetys shines the light on a history not known to many outside of Spain. (edited) 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Absolutely breath-taking and heart-breaking, and definitely above and beyond a 5 star rating!! 2mo
LaurenReads Her books always tear me apart! I need to get this one 2mo
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Nute I didn‘t know that she had a new book available. This sounds sooo good! Stacking!!! 2mo
Crazeedi Another one to add to my never ending tbr, sounds amazing 2mo
tammysue So excited to read it! Stacked! 2mo
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Doing a re-read (first listen) of Caraval (Tarot square in the #rippedbodicebingo) and using a light board to finally finish my first #diamondpainting!

Christine Mumble!! (It is Mumble, right? Or just another very cute baby penguin?) 2mo
AkashaVampie @Christine that's what I was thinking too when I scrolled by! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @Christine @AkashaVampie I think it's just a cute penguin. 🐧 2mo
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Christine Well it is extremely cute! Well done! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2mo
Megabooks Pretty!! 2mo
OG6431 I love diamond painting I‘m doing a lion. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 this was my first one! But I just started my second one! 2mo
OG6431 Cool what is it 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 It's the Cheshire Cat holding a pocket watch. 2mo
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Sepetys is an amazing author, and I'm so glad I finally read this! The audio narration is done by a wonderful cast (even Alfred!). A very sad reminder of the youngest victims of war and a very timely (sadly, still) story of refugees.

SaturnDoo I recommend this book a lot. It's a favorite ❤❤ Glad you enjoyed it. 2mo
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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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So I read Persepolis many years ago, but it's our book club pick for tomorrow's discussion. I bought the movie earlier this week because it was on sale, and it's pretty great already!

FlyOverFarm4 One of my all time favorites!❤️ A hard, thought provoking read but so powerful. 2mo
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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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The heroine has a yorkie named Stunt Man Mike and painful periods. I am sold on this already! Reading for #rippedbodicebingo on #librofm

Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed this one. It was so good! 2mo
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I missed Grandma and Lula, but I forgot how much Plum annoys me. Still, it fills a square for #rippedbodicebingo and I borrowed it from #Libby so I can listen while I do #diamondpainting .

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Almost done with this #audiobook for #rippedbodicebingo Love seeing some of my old favorites from the series.

Bstu730 Oh I really liked the parasol protectorate series. I'll have to check this one out. 2mo
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Making some real progress with my #diamondpainting and preparing for Andrew Shaffer's visit to our bookstore for Hope Rides Again.

Karkar Where do you get you diamond paintings from? 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Karkar michaels has stopped carrying them (at least here) but I have seen a different brand of them at Hobby Lobby. 2mo
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Maybe This Time | Kasie West
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Making progress on my first #diamondpainting and really loving this sweet slow burn romance.

Texreader That looks awesome 2mo
LibrarianRyan I have two of those to do. I was going to send one to my match for the maker swap but was worried that it might not be sticky anymore as I have had it for a year. 2mo
Tamra I bought one for my son to do this summer, he hasn‘t gotten too far. 😂 2mo
Simply_Reads I love those. My only problem is what to do with them when I‘m finished. 2mo
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Maybe This Time | Kasie West
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Hoping one of the 7 events is a prom for #rippedbodicebingo It's adorable so far.

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Bitter Spirits | Jenn Bennett
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Having a lot of fun with this one, which I'm reading for #rippedbodicebingo.

annkuch13 This is such a fun read! I'm glad you're enjoying it! 2mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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So last night the bookstore hosted our diverse romance book club (Fountain Flirt) and we had SO MANY PEOPLE show up! Partly because a huge chunk of our YA book club (Fountain of Youth) attended and mostly because the tagged book was adorable. Usually there's about 6 to 8 of us, last night there was 18! Our leader Britni mentioned #rippedbodicebingo so I think I'm going all in this summer! Anyone else?

Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm in for Bingo! Did you see Fitzwilliam Waffles? He's my favorite Instagram star. How did everyone like the book? It makes me so incredibly happy, I just listened for 2nd time 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @Crinoline_Laphroaig it was a big hit with everyone! 2mo
mom2bugnbee The names of those book clubs are so cute! 2mo
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Sinner | Maggie Stiefvater
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Listening to Sinner and diamond painting kit.

GloVerdino I did one of those things, so addicting! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @GloVerdino it's perfect for audiobook listening! 2mo
CrowCAH Woah that looks super tedious! I like crafting and audiobooking! 2mo
AutumnRLS I love diamond painting! The only way I can catch up on all my true crime and bookish podcasts. 2mo
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I really loved this! Although I do wish that the titles fit the fact that it's a bookmobile and not a store. Still, charming as hell.

Aprilflower Looks like something I would like 2mo
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Grand Union: Stories | Zadie Smith
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Green is the theme!

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Sorry I've been so absent, Littens Fam! I'm currently up in PA for a family reunion and my sister-in-law and my nieces and I are pretty much playing Wizards Unite like it's our job (Level 14 already!). I am so sunburnt! #wizardsunite

rather_be_reading 👏👏 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo Wow! I‘m only level 9! 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Lvl 13! 🤘👏. I just hit lvl 6 and I'm having so much fun with it! ❤️ 3mo
BooknerdsLife Wow!! 14!!! 😱👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
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Enjoying some real time off at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, walking around, but also stopping to sit and read a chapter of the tagged book. Once again, Septys brings to life a historical setting (1950s Spain under Franco's rule), and I expect to see the dreaded Guardia Civil around every corner.

Eggs Gorgeous view! My daughter just gave me that book! 3mo
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Filling in the hole left by the show! #audiobooks #audiobookmonth

MidnightBookGirl @vivastory Nooooo! But I now want it! 3mo
vivastory Right?! It's awesome! 3mo
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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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My current audiobook read, and it's an edge-of-your-seat thriller! And I'm not going to lie, this book makes me very glad we don't have kids... although I would probably go to the same lengths to protect my nieces and nephews. #audiobooks #currentlyreading #audibookmonth #librofm

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Almost done with this great romance. Shalvis never disappoints, and I really love these Wildstone novels.

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Swipe Right for Murder | Derek Milman
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Online dating can be murder, ya'll!

QueenJen 😂😂😂 3mo
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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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I LOVED this book! Full of romance, mystery, real life games of Clue, pie, and mistakes!

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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. My nephew Devin couldn't say Aunt Katie, so he called me Aunt Kiki, and now my brother Mike calls me Keeks.
2. Tagged book, but I love all of Wong's weird and wacky book titles.
3. Absolutely! Too much hype can definitely lead to disappointment, but I'd rather a book get lots of attention than none.
4. I like a good cover. It shows that the publisher cares. But it's not everything.
5. @Eggbeater @petersonks15

Eggs Keeks-love it❣️ I agree #4 3mo
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The Lesson | Cadwell Turnbull
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My current #audiobook! I met Cadwell Turnbull at Book Expo, and he's coming to our bookstore soon for a signing. Sci-fi? The Virgin Islands? Yes, please!

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My boxes from Book Expo came in! The top shelf of my library cart is Adult titles, the middle is YA, and the bottom has MG and Childrens... and all my totes! This is the majority of my haul, although I traveled with a few not shown. I'll be posting more in the days to come. Love see all the pics from everyone, it just shows how different our BEA experiences can be! #bookexpo19 #BookExpo

TheSpineView That's fabulous! My library cart is already full. I have yet to decide on how to organize my #BookExpo #BookCon2019 haul 3mo
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Curling up and finishing this wonderful read.

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Little People, Big Dreams: David Bowie | Isabel SNCHEZ VERGARA, Maria DIAMANTES
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My first finished book from #BookExpo! This was so cute and so sweet and surprisingly informative (I knew Bowie's eyes were different colors, but I assumed he was born that way. Turns out he got punched in the eye and his pupil permanently dilated). Loved the illustrations!

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Swipe Right for Murder | Derek Milman
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I loved Milman's Scream All Night, so this is the first arc from #BookExpo that I'm diving in to!

Alex100 Hello how you doing I just went through your page and I found you very interesting so I was hoping we could be friends 3mo
Lovesbooks87 I can't wait to hear what you think about this. I have been checking this one out! 3mo
Hufflepuffle Love your bookmark!! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly What a great title! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Ohhhhhhhh. Tell me how it is. I was expecting Scream... to be more horror than it was. I loved it. Fingers crossed. 3mo
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Enjoying this romance book club pick! It's more romance adjacent than straight romance, and I'm loving the sisters storyline, although I'm still glad I just have brothers.

Reecaspieces This is a cute story! I really enjoyed it. 3mo
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Junebug | Cherie Doyen
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Happy June, Littens! Just settling back home after all the fun of NYC. June is both Pride month and Audiobook month (and in Virginia so far it's also Hot as Hades month). Libro FM is hosting a summer audiobook reading challenge and I am all in!

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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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I'm on the train on my way back from BookExpo (alternating between reading tagged book and SSDGM on audio) and the Hubs keeps sending me ridiculously adorable pics of our dog Pages. So ready to be home!

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Little Weirds | Jenny Slate
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Book Expo Day 2 was insanely long, but I had so much fun! Topping it off was a fantastic author signing event in the ABA lounge- Jenny Slate (eek!), Sarah J. Maas, Julie Murphy, Nic Stone, Madeline Miller and a dozen more great authors. I got SOAKED walking back to my hotel, my feet are throbbing, but I love every minute of #BookExpo!

OwlReader Thanks for the follow!! You‘re my third follower 4mo
Beachesnbooks Wow!!! What a signing!! 4mo
MidnightBookGirl @OwlReader Welcome to Litsy! It's a wonderful place! 4mo
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OwlReader @MidnightBookGirl Awww thanks!! I‘m really excited myself. 😄 4mo
CalicoReader That seems pretty awesome what you did! 😺 (also I‘m new and I‘m OwlReader‘s friend. 4mo
MidnightBookGirl @CalicoReader Welcome to Litsy too! 4mo
LauraJ I hope your books stayed dry! 4mo
ReadingRover I‘m so jealous! I can‘t believe I missed this today! I knew I wouldn‘t be on time but I didn‘t know that I‘d be so sick I‘d have to stay home. I love Jenny Slate! 4mo
kspenmoll What fun!!! 4mo
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Permanent Record | Mary H. K. Choi
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Highlight of #BookExpo was the HILARIOUS author of Emergency Contact Mary H. K. Choi. So excited to read her new book.

OwlReader Wish I could be there! It‘s located New York though.. 4mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I got my grubby hands on it!! #BookExpo #bookexpo19

Beachesnbooks Omg 😍😍 4mo
BigHappiness 😱😍🤗 4mo
irre So jealous!! I hope they give some out tomorrow or Friday when I‘m there. 😍 4mo
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Cinfhen Yay 4 U !!!!! #GrabbyHands 4mo
emz711 Jealous 4mo
bookseller_cate Jealous! 4mo
LauraJ Lucky girl! 4mo
MidnightBookGirl @irre I got very lucky because they had a limited number of arcs for it in the ABA lounge. 4mo
irre Super lucky. I hope it lives up to expectations! I have it preordered but would love to get my hands on a copy during BEA. 4mo
sprainedbrain Jealous!! 4mo
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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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Just chilling on the High Line and reading, despite (or maybe because of) the rainy day.

#NYC #outdoorreading #bookexpo19 #BookExpo

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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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Enjoying the few and this book while sipping on my 4 dollar coffee at one of the restaurants at my hotel. It's going to be a rainy day, but I packed an umbrella and am ready to explore before #bookexpo19 starts tomorrow!

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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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I'm here, Littens! Chilling in Central Park while I wait to check into the hotel. (Picture is of Columbus Circle). #bookexpo19 #BookExpo #outdoorreading

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 4mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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My current listen while I pack for #BookExpo. We're reading her novel With the Fire on High for June's book club, so I thought I'd check this out first. It's amazing!
#audiobooks #bookexpo19

monalyisha I saw on her Insta that Erin Morgenstern‘s gonna be there with ARC‘s of her new book! So jelly! 😵 Have fun! 4mo
MidnightBookGirl @monalyisha Unfortunately, she's going to be at BookCon and not Book Expo. Fortunately I have the eArc, but I'm bummed I won't get to see her. I still have hope of scoring a physical arc through her publisher though! And I did preorder a signed UK copy of The Starless Sea through Waterstones. I have around 7 copies of Night Circus. ;) 4mo
monalyisha Ha! Hot damn! You‘re in the know about EM. ❌✨🌊 You go, girl! 💪🏻 4mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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The Hubs surprised me this morning with a Night Circus themed birthday! #reveur #besthubsever

JessClark78 🖤🖤 4mo
AmyG Happy Birthday!🎂 4mo
TrishB Happy birthday🎉🎉 4mo
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Tanisha_A So cool! Happy birthday! 🎂 4mo
Grrlbrarian Happy Birthday! 4mo
DaveGreen7777 Happy Birthday! Hope you get tons of great books for your special day! 😊📚🎂🎁🎈🎉 4mo
Tamra Fun!!! Happy BookDay! 😄 4mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday 🥳 4mo
QueenJen 🎉🎂Happy Birthday!🎂🎉 4mo
Eggbeater Way to go, hubs! 4mo
minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 4mo
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Reggie Happy Birthday!!! How awesome!! 4mo
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Currently treating myself to a Molly Harper audiobook because I love her books. :) I usually “save“ them for when I need a special treat.

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We got special #GoT cupcakes to celebrate the end of the show and my birthday (I'll be 42 on Wednesday). I'm starting on this one!

DaveGreen7777 Happy Almost-Birthday! 🎂🎁🎉 4mo
CouronneDhiver Happy Birthday! 🎈 4mo
LauraJ Happy Birthday!🎉 4mo
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Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Story # 4 Deaths in the Sawtooths

I would have read an entire book set in this world! Mattie serves Lady Death, culling the secrets of the dead and laying their bones to rest. But not all who serve the death goddess are good, and Mattie must team up with an ex classmate and bully when souls of the living are stolen.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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So. I started off bored, then I almost quit because I knew some awful shiz was going to happen and I wasn't sure I wanted to take that journey. But then I sucked it up because my book club picked it and I love those bitches. Plus, I have the free audiobook. So I basically 3x listened to it for hours, and I was right, terrible shiz happened. But I started to get attached to my little Alaskan chipmunks, so I slowed it down to (con't below)

MidnightBookGirl Continued: better witness all the abuse, snow, romance, more abuse and power struggle. Things got worse and worse, but at this point I started to root for Alaska to eat up the bad man (and in a way, it did). Then more terrible things happened, but then there was a brief respite. I was almost at 4 stars for my main chipmunk, Lennie, but her complete dumbass knocked it down a whole star because I CAN'T with her stupidity. (Continued agai) 4mo
MidnightBookGirl Somehow it worked out, but I still can't forgive her.

This is my second Hannah book and I think she's a good writer. But I think she researches all the bad things that can happen and then just crams it all in instead of spreading the misery. If you enjoy her brand of misery, or can enjoy how throughly she researches the ways to put her characters through the ringer, the you will not be disappointed!
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MidnightBookGirl The audio is narrated by Julia Whelan, who is amazing as always. 4mo
Reggie Lol, you kinda make me wanna move it up my TBR. 4mo
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April Fools | Richie Tankersley Cusick
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#BeatleMaynia Day 18: Fool on the Hill

So yesterday I posted about Christopher Pike, so my mind was already back in the 80s and 90s and Point Horror, so obviously I thought of this title! For reasons that only my pre-teen brain can comprehend, I loved the Gothic feel to the story and the bad boy love interests (truly, all the boys are TERRIBLE, except Cobbs, who is an English butler). Sigh.

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