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Molly_the_mezzo

Joined November 2017

Disabled cozy mystery writer
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Reader's Block | David Markson
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I'm having some pretty major reader's block due to brain fog and general blahs - can anyone give me a recommendation to get me out of my slump? I've been reading a lot of meta-fiction lately, like Grady Hendrix and Seanan McGuire, but I'm up for anything so long as it isn't overly realistic. Don't mind depressing so long as it's in a sf/f context, but some humor might be nice too. Free kitty picture as my tax.

Molly_the_mezzo I have access to Overdrive, Hoopla, and Kindle Unlimited, btw. My current book budget is limited but not non-existent, so I can purchase something, but preferably not like a 15 book series at $20 each or anything like that. 2mo
mdm139 When I get into a reading slump I try to read a genre I haven‘t read in a while. I also will read a Harlequin since they make good palette cleansers. They are light easy reads with happy endings. Or I will read a narrative nonfiction since they read like fiction and I learn something. Therefore I feel productive. 2mo
mdm139 If I feel like laughing I go with the Stephanie Plum series. 2mo
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Molly_the_mezzo Stephanie Plum is a great thought! I usually read a lot of cozies and I've been avoiding them because I'm supposed to be working on mine and I have been heavily neglecting it for like three weeks (lol?) but that has a vaguely similar tone without as much likelihood to remind me of my negligence! 2mo
KathyWheeler Something with short chapters always works for me. I used to read Robert Parker‘s Spenser series for this because of that and because they aren‘t too dense. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading How about a psalm for the wild built by Becky Chambers? It‘s short and sweet. You could probably get through it in one sitting. 2mo
melissanorr More paranormal than SF but incredibly funny: Honey Badger Chronicles by Shelly Laurenston. 2mo
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My ever-increasing ill health has me going through a lot more audiobooks (vs print) compared to what I used to. What can people tell me about audible vs scribd vs chirp or wherever you get your audiobooks from? The six a month I can get from hoopla is just not cutting it! Thanks all!

Bookwormjillk Does your library have Libby? I get a ton of audiobooks from there. 13mo
melissajayne I get mine through Libby 13mo
TrishB @Cinfhen and @Megabooks are queens of audio! I‘m sure they have some thought. 13mo
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Megabooks Definitely agree with @Bookwormjillk about Libby! I do not like scribd, but it has worked really well for @Cinfhen . Audible is really affordable if you‘re looking to buy at least a couple of books a month and want access to more sale titles than Chirp has. Audible also has the Plus Catalog that has included books and podcasts to borrow. Chirp works if you don‘t want to be tied to a membership and get a similar discount audible on regular titles. (edited) 13mo
Ruthiella Libro.fm is also a good source and supports local bookstores, if you want to avoid Amazon and the price is the same I think. 13mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella makes a good point. I do have a Libro.fm subscription in addition to my audible one. It is $4 more per credit than audible, but I‘m glad to support independent bookstores with some of my money. (I don‘t have a local one.) A note: Libro.fm and audible with membership and chirp for everyone offer “30% off list price,” so you think it would be the same wherever you buy. It‘s not. Since I read so much audio, I always check all three if... 13mo
Megabooks I‘m going to buy a title at their list price because even with 30% off it can vary by up to $3 between services, and there is no consistency as to who is cheaper. I know this is a lot to take in. I‘ve read 122 audiobooks so far this year. 52 through Libby, 51 through audible, 8 through Libro.fm (which I just joined in December), and the rest through chirp and hoopla. Please feel free to ask any questions you have! 13mo
sblbooks I use OverDrive through my library. It's great because it's free, and there are lots of books to choose from. 13mo
Twainy Hoopla, OverDrive, Libby, NetGalley - FREE. I supplement with Audible. I pay Audible $149 a year for 12 credits. That gets me 12 books, any book, anytime. They also have the Audible + Catalog which is free audiobooks if you are a member, I‘ve listened to 3 so far they are good books. They have a daily deal email (book for ~ $0.99 - $5). Lots of sales! $30 gift cards for 3 credits & discounts on 3 credits if you run out. Purchased books are yours! (edited) 13mo
Twainy I just bought 4 books on the Audible $6 sale. I do this about 4X a year. I buy books that are over 20 hours & favorite authors/series. I recently bought Dolly Parton Storyteller as a daily deal for $3.I have 2 “Plus” books downloaded. Also when I changed from monthly $14.99 to yearly my first year was $99. Look for a deal or call them. I also buy most of the actual books that I love on Amazon, at B&N & BookOutlet. 13mo
RenePenn I also use overdrive app for free library books. They usually have pretty good availability and I put the more popular ones on the hold list to be notified when they become available. Works out pretty good. 13mo
Cinfhen You‘ve gotten loads of good advice! I can add that my #Scribd subscription has worked well for me as I‘m able to borrow 2 new releases a month (sometimes more as it depends on publisher‘s licensing rights and also where you live) and then they offer “unlimited” borrows on older audios which I sometimes borrow another 3 or 4 depending on what‘s available. The service is $6.99 a month. Originally I found an offer for first 3 months free 👇🏽 13mo
Cinfhen I may have a code if you‘re interested in trying scribd for free. Libro.FM also has a free trial offer. I found they were consistently more expensive on their deals than Audible, which I LOVE and I think their deals and overall service is the best. They have excellent customer service. @britt_brooke listens to lots of audios too! I think she uses Audible & her local library. If you ever want recommendations @Megabooks is the prime source 💗 13mo
Molly_the_mezzo @Bookwormjillk @melissajayne @Megabooks @sblbooks @RenePenn Yes, sorry, I do use libby as well as hoopla but they do not seem to have many books I am interested in on audio. I mostly prefer sci-fi/fantasy and they don't have much in that genre 13mo
Molly_the_mezzo @Megabooks Wow, that seems like more hours than there have been! I think you're magic! 13mo
Megabooks @Molly_the_mezzo thank you! My recommendation for sci fi/fantasy would be a one or two audible credit subscription. Search their plus catalog for included books and you‘ll also be in on their sales and daily deals, which usually include multiple genres. Also sign up for the chirp emails through bookbub. They usually have about 20 or so books on sale from 1.99 to 4.99 that are rotated in and out every couple of weeks. I usually go through the ⬇️ 13mo
Megabooks List once a week to make sure I‘m not missing anything good. I don‘t read much genre fiction, so I can‘t help with individual titles, but I think that may be the best plan for you if you think you‘ll listen to 2-3 or more books a month than your library provides. Good luck! 13mo
Tera66 Audible has a bunch of "included" books. So along with your one credit a month, they have tons of freebies for about $16 a month. And that stinks you only get 6 a month from Hoopla, in Colorado we get 10, but we get no audio books from Libby, do you get libby? Maybe another source? 13mo
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Murder She Typed | Sylvia Selfman
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Hello, fellow Littens! This post is intended to gauge if there would be any interest in a #bookclub that focused on cozy mysteries! This is inspired both by my deep love of the genre and the fact that I am hard at work writing my first cozy, and would find it really helpful to figure out which aspects of other cozies people do or don't like. Let me know if you might be interested!

BookishMarginalia I love #cozymystery! I‘m not a very disciplined book club member though... 1y
Bookwormjillk What did you have in mind? A buddy read? I am interested. 1y
MallenNC I love cozy mysteries! I might be up for this. 1y
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Molly_the_mezzo @Bookwormjillk Probably a buddy read, yeah, I had not gotten past the very initial thought yet, so if you have any suggestions on mechanics, I'd be very glad to hear them! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @BookishMarginalia I certainly will not be requiring discipline or that people *have* to read every book! Participate only if and when you want to! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @MallenNC I love them too! I'll let you know if/when I figure out exactly what I'm doing! 1y
Bookwormjillk @Molly_the_mezzo that works for me! Please keep me posted 1y
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 1y
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The One | John Marrs
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Read more like a thriller, in a good way. The viewpoint changes between five different characters who have just received their "Match", a person genetically determined soulmate. While the chapters are short, the suspense of each story drives you to keep reading on. Every single chapter past the first few comes with a major or minor twist of some sort, which I enjoyed. 4.5/5

Booknerd2 Loved this book!!! 1y
eanderson I‘ve had this on my kindle for a while. I‘m going to get to it this year! It‘s a goal! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Booknerd2 I really enjoyed it! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @eanderson Good goal! It's super fun! 1y
sharread This was mind blowing. 😲 12mo
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The Game | Terry Schott, Alan Seeger
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This is just like me today with my audiobook! Ruby and I are all comfy cozy! #dogsoflitsy

Gaylagal2 Ahhhh, Ruby is super cute!❤️🐾 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Gaylagal2 She says thank you very much! 1y
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Resolutions | Janet Sue Terry
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For anyone with a resolution, I wanted to recommend this app I use, Habitica. It basically uses CBT principles packaged as a text-based rpg. You can set a task (say, finish a book) and it gives you rewards to spend on in-game upgrades, or rewards you set up for yourself (a coffee from Starbucks, a bubble bath, etc) Anyway, I thought it might be helpful!

Bookwormjillk Cool! 1y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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This is the kind of thing that drives me up the wall! Why does Libby have only book three of a five book series? What am I meant to do with this? 😂 I swear that like, at least 90% of series that I look at don't have all the books in a series and a truly surprising amount that don't have the first book, so then how am I supposed to even start? 🤦

SeaToSkyes It has to do with the licensing rights your individual library has; that's why I have multiple library cards! 😉 1y
Molly_the_mezzo Oh yeah, I know, and I don't blame anyone, it is just SO annoying! 1y
SeaToSkyes It is, just like how libraries will weed books in a series only to end up repurchasing them later on 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
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LibrarianRyan @SeaToSkyes @Molly_the_mezzo McMillan publishers who‘s imprint Tor publishes this series. Their ebooks to libraries are metered. You only get so many checkouts before you have to buy a new copy. It‘s usually 52 but sometimes less. Some metering like scholastic is done by time span. PRH let‘s libraries choose whole own (at a crazy price) of metered, but that can depend on the platform used. It needs more regulation. 👇🏻 1y
LibrarianRyan I thought the price fixing s candle years ago would take care of this, and it did for the public but not for libraries. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @LibrarianRyan Thanks, that's helpful information to have! But actually, I already own hard copies of the first three of this series, so it was more general whining.😂 I dislike being inconvenienced, and am a giant baby! 1y
LibrarianRyan @Molly_the_mezzo oh I get it. The rants I can go on about library ebooks. Mainly as the person 2ho has to pay for them. 😜 1y
KathyWheeler @LibrarianRyan It is infuriating. A faculty member requested that I buy an ebook on her area. The print copy was $25.00; the ebook was $700. She was completely shocked and decided they didn‘t need it. To me, this is unconscionable and is price gouging. 1y
LibrarianRyan @KathyWheeler oh yeah. There have been a few bills to set regulations for ebooks for libraries, but they never make it out of committee. For my library if you can‘t get it in print they want you to purchase an entire database instead of one book. It‘s crazy 1y
KathyWheeler @LibrarianRyan I‘ve had to explain that to faculty before — that I can‘t justify $30,000 or more for a database just for one book. They always look at me with shock that I can‘t just buy the one ebook. 1y
SeaToSkyes Oh my gosh, I had no idea that ebooks were so much more expensive! I work in a library, but don't really deal with purchasing. I was able to upgrade our adult graphic novels for a school project this year, however, so I did get a glimpse into collection development. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo Just to clarify, I did mean that I was annoyed at the universe for being unaccomodating to my whims, definitely not at librarians! Librarians do impossible jobs and are grossly underpaid for it. I just would prefer that everything in my life work smoothly with no effort on my part, is that so much to ask? 😋 1y
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Constant Rabbit | Jasper Fforde
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I've been offline for a long time (a year-ish 😳) due to my ongoing health issues, but a few weeks ago I finally got a feeding tube and I'm feeling so much stronger and more like a functioning human, so I'm back! This is my feeding backpack, Mr. Bluebirowl. I got Jasper Fforde's new book, The Constant Rabbit, for Christmas, so you can expect a review very soon!

Butterfinger I hope everything continues to go well. 1y
Velvetfur The feeding backpack is very cute! I hope things continue to improve for you 💜 1y
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Molly_the_mezzo @Velvetfur Thank you so much! 1y
Sleepswithbooks Welcome back 🤗 Your owl 🦉 is adorable. 1y
Bookwormjillk Cute backpack! I‘m glad you‘re feeling stronger. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Bookwormjillk Thanks! I'm glad too! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Sleepswithbooks Thank you! I collect blue owls, so I was extremely pleased when I found him! 1y
PatriciaU Happy to see you here!
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Molly_the_mezzo @PatriciaU I'm happy to be here! 1y
Ruthiella Welcome back! ❤️😀❤️😀 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Ruthiella Thank you! 🙏 1y
AmyG Nice to see you! May you continue to feel better and stronger. Love your owl ❤️ 1y
BookwormM Love your backpack. Glad you are improving 1y
Lcsmcat Welcome back! ❤️ 🦉! 1y
Jas16 Welcome back! 1y
Come-read-with-me So glad you are doing better! 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Welcome back! Glad you‘re feeling better. Your Mr. Bluebirowl is adorable! 🥰 1y
Tattooedteacher Welcome back. 1y
MySharonaK ❤️❤️ welcome back! Glad to hear you‘re doing better 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @AmyG Thank you so much! It's slow going, but I am optimistic! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @BookwormM Thanks so much! ☺️ 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Come-read-with-me Thanks, me too! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @MySharonaK Thanks so much, I'm glad to be back! 1y
Jess861 Welcome back and sending positive vibes your way! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Jess861 Thanks so much! I always appreciate it! 1y
ShelleyBooksie Welcome back! 1y
kezzlou85 Welcome back ♥️ 1y
Jess Welcome back! Thinking of you and sending tons of positive vibes. 1y
MaureenMc Welcome back! 💗 1y
CaramelLunacy Welcome back! Love the 🦉 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Jess Thanks! I appreciate it! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @CaramelLunacy Thanks! Isn't he a cutie? 1y
CoffeeK8 Glad to see you back & glad you‘re doing better! 1y
emtobiasz Glad you‘re back! I also took some time away this year and it‘s so nice to be back in this bookish space ❤️ 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @CoffeeK8 Thanks so much! I missed you all! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @emtobiasz It is nice! Sometimes you need a minute, but it's good to be back! 1y
Bookzombie Welcome back! Glad you are feeling stronger and hope you continue to get better. 🙂 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Bookzombie Thanks so much! 1y
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Continuing the adventures of the demigods, the two groups from the first two books are united, and I found the combination very satisfying. Annabeth gets to shine, which I appreciated. All in all, a nice chapter in the saga.

Addison_Reads This was one of my favorites in this series. 💚 3y
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Of course, since I chose not to read this until now, I was unable to avoid spoilers and knew the twist, but it was still interesting looking at the psychology of the characters. Thrillers are always a good choice for the hospital, as they keep your interest but aren‘t too deep for the most part.

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Carrot Cake Murder | Joanne Fluke
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Continuing my post-hospital catch-up. Like the other one in this series I reviewed, I felt that the author‘s lack of real baking knowledge made Hannah‘s character unbelievable. She tries to pepper the book with baking facts and recipes but they are at best rudimentary and at worst downright incorrect.

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Cream Puff Murder | Joanne Fluke
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I was in the hospital for about two weeks without my phone, but I did have books, so I‘m going to put out my reviews over the next few days spaced out a bit, every few hours. Gastroparesis is a bitch, man. That said: I though Cream Puff Murder was a fairly nice cozy, but the recipes were atrocious and the ending came out of left field. There is no world in which this character is a professional baker.

IamIamIam Oh no!!! Hope you're on the mend now!!! 🤗🤗🤗 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @IamIamIam I‘m feeling much better, thank you. It‘s chronic so it doesn‘t really go away, but I‘m not in immediate danger anymore 3y
Jas16 Glad that you are doing better 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @Jas16 Thank you! 3y
Tera66 Hope you are doing better.😚 3y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Filled with truly crazy characters. It reminds me of my brother, who went to a top college, and had a friend who got a helicopter for his birthday.

DrexEdit Wow! 😨 3y
gby0822 How is it compared to the movie? (If you‘ve seen it!) thanks!! 3y
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Look what I woke up to! (after a sleep of only an hour and a half, thank you, The Testaments)

tournevis 🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 3y
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DarcysMom 🌈 🌟 ✨ 👍 👍 3y
Smrloomis 🥳👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
Jas16 🎉📚👏 3y
CrowCAH Congrats 🎉 3y
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 3y
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Back cover, because what happens if you start a new Margaret Atwood book right before bed? You do not sleep.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I just reread what has to be my all-time favorite book. It just feels so real, so true, in a way that most writers can‘t capture. Every word of it feels like something I‘ve thought but didn‘t know how to put into words. Very excited to start The Testaments!

Catsandbooks This is one of my favorite books too! Just a phenomenal piece of literature ❤️ 3y
Verity This was one of my A-Level books and it had a big impact on me back then. 3y
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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It came a day earlier than they said it would! Getting down to reading!

plemmdog I‘m excited to read. There was a live Atwood event from London last PM I watched from my local theater. I hope my mind is as sharp at 80 as hers is. Several actresses did readings from the new novel. 3y
Captivatedbybooks Wow didnt know she was 80! 3y
Lcsmcat Well, 79, until November. 😀 3y
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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In this one we catch back up with Percy, who meets up with some new friends. I liked the tension created by Percy‘s lost memories.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m so jealous of everyone who already has their copy of The Testaments. I pre-ordered, but it still won‘t be here til Thursday. I should‘ve bought it in person, but I got excited and wanted to order it right away! My impatience is my downfall!

Lovesbooks87 Mine is out for delivery and it is killing me seeing everyone else getting theirs. Even thou I don't plan on reading it until this weekend. 3y
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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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This was a satisfying continuation of the Percy Jackson books, although Percy himself does not make an appearance in this one. The new characters are delightful and sympathetic and it still delivers on being a roaring good adventure!

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The Pawful Truth | Miranda James
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I believe it was this book cover which so delighted my new boyfriend this weekend at the bookstore. He mainly reads nonfiction and had never heard of a cozy mystery! We spent ages just going through cozy titles and giggling at the puns.

SW-T Love those cozy titles! My hubby and I get a kick out of them 😂 3y
rabbitprincess My friend and I love going through the mystery section at bookstores and laughing at the great puns! Sometimes I think some of the books are intended merely to be pun conveyances 😂 3y
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The Program | Suzanne Young
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This was a solid example of YA dystopian fantasy. It has that good rebellious spirit that such books often invoke. The subject matter is, however, very sad and a little bit triggering. Not for the faint of heart.

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I did this one a little out of order; it‘s #3.5 and I read it after #4. It doesn‘t suffer from that, however. It was interesting to hear Levana‘s perspective. In this, she is still every bit a monster, but she is also a sad and lonely little girl.

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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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I really enjoyed the off kilter Winter and her sweet relationship with Jacin. This was a very satisfying conclusion to the series.

IamIamIam 🧡 I loved this series and Winter was my favorite!!! 3y
GardenJess This is one of my favorite series! 3y
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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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I found the new character, Cress, in this this third installment of the Lunar Chronicles utterly charming. She is just the right combination of odd and endearing and her influence on the roguish Thorne humanizes him. Another book that, while by no means high literature, is an excellent read.

mcctrish I loved this series!! I had all of my son‘s friends reading it 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @mcctrish It‘s a great series! I‘m halfway through Winter and it has not disappointed so far! 3y
ElizaMarie I liked her too. 3y
Ruthiella This was my favorite of the four books.😀 3y
Centique I love this series to the moon and back! @ruthiella Cress is my favourite too 😍 3y
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The Cats' Meow | C.B. Jones
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Boggle, Gnossienne, Jasper, and Anaphase wish you a very happy #internationalcatday They ask that I please read less and pet more.
#catsoflitsy

CatLass007 😻😻😻😻 3y
brit91 They are so cute!😻😻😻😻 3y
Bookzombie 💕🐱🐱🐱🐱 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻😻 3y
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Scarlet. Marissa Meyer | Marissa Meyer
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An excellent second installment. It took me a while to get through because I was doing it on audio and I had limited listening time, but I really enjoyed it. The new characters added quite a bit to the narrative.

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I stayed up late to finish this for book club, only to realize that book club is NEXT week! 🤦‍♀️

MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 That‘s happened to me before ☺️! Looking forward to seeing you this upcoming meeting 🤗🤗🤗! Trying a new place out, so we‘ll see how it works. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3y
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The Great Snuggle Puss | Professor Shel
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The kitten prefers audiobooks because there‘s nothing stopping me from petting her or getting in her way when she snuggles! #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 3y
cherinium She's staring into your soul! 3y
Smrloomis Cute! 😆 3y
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My family always called me Maleficent when I was being particularly evil (Molly: Maleficent; get it?) and she is just the best. Such an overreaction to not being invited to a party. I love it. #theworldneedsavillain

DaveGreen7777 Ahhh, Maleficent, she‘s definitely one of the classic villains! 😈 Awesome pick! Thanks for participating in my giveaway! 😊 3y
Skyrimir Love Maleficent! Terrified me as a kid though. The only Disney villain I was scared of! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @DaveGreen7777 My extreme pleasure! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @Skyrimir Understandable! She‘s menacing! 3y
DGRachel She‘s my absolute favorite Disney villain! 3y
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I finished Cinder, and I‘m due for a dose of dilaudid, so I‘m going to call my #24in48 there. It‘s been a trying one. As I may have mentioned once or twice, I was doing this one from a hospital bed and it is TOUGH to read when you‘re medicated, your blood sugar is too high or, worse, too low, and nurses keep interrupting you. I‘m quite proud that I managed twelve hours!

Melli Good for you. It‘s still an accomplishment 3y
Readerann 12 hours is awesome! Hope you get home soon. ❤️ 3y
EKonrad Feel better! 😊 3y
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RebL Thanks for reading along with us from your hospital bed. May you get some easy rest! 3y
UwannaPublishme Feel better! ❤️ 3y
Megabooks I hope you get well soon! Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Tonton Get well soon! 3y
dragondrool Hope it's all better soon and that you have a much easier time of reading. 3y
Smrloomis Hope things are better now! 🤞🏽 3y
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I finished Cinder, and I‘m due for a dose of dilaudid, so I‘m going to call my #24in48 there. It‘s been a trying one. As I may have mentioned once or twice, I was doing this one from a hospital bed and it is TOUGH to read when you‘re medicated, your blood sugar is too high or, worse, too low, and nurses keep interrupting you. I‘m quite proud that I managed twelve hours!

Librarybelle Excellent! 3y
KathyWheeler I can barely get any reading done in the hospital. I‘m amazed you were able to get in 12 hours! 3y
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Molly_the_mezzo @KathyWheeler I usually barely get a few pages. A lot of it was audio, which helps a lot. 3y
24in48 Amazing job! And we hope you're doing okay! 3y
DaveGreen7777 Hope you get sprung from the hospital and feel much better soon! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 Thanks so much! Doing much better! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @DaveGreen7777 Thank you very much! 3y
Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
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I made my twelve hour goal for #24in48
Not bad, given all my hiccups!

Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
Mollyanna Woohoo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LibrarianRyan 👍⭐️💗 3y
Megabooks 🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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I haven‘t actually FINISHED a book during 24in48, but of the two that I‘ve started, I think this one is the most intriguing. It has a really interesting kind of magical realism that I enjoy. #24in48

MDodge I loved this book! Enjoy!! 3y
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Twelve Hours | Irene Coombe
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As of the end of breakfast, this is where I stand. Clearly not doing 24 hours, but hoping for 12. That wouldn‘t be bad, with so many interruptions! #24in48

Mollyanna You‘re doing fabulous! Hope you are feeling a bit better too. 3y
Time_Wanderer I‘m aiming for 12 hours as well... you‘re doing great! 3y
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I‘m really bad at picking favorites, but I‘m working on a ya book right now, so I‘m going with that one! It‘s slow-going because I‘m listening instead of reading, so a book that might take me two hours is taking me ten. #24in48

Lovesbooks87 I loved this series! 3y
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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The above is the first romance novel I‘d read in quite a while. As for how my love life is going, I chose not to schedule a first date for today because of #24in48
I ended up being in the hospital anyway, but that‘s where my head is at. Hahahahaha

24in48 So sorry you've been in the hospital! 3y
Shadowfat I hope you're ok! 3y
DebinHawaii I really liked this one too! I just saw your posts about being in the hospital. Hope you are OK and feeling better soon. Take care! 💜 3y
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Molly_the_mezzo @Shadowfat I‘m ok, I‘ll be out soon! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 I keep mentioning it, I sound like a broken record haha, but thanks! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @DebinHawaii Thank you! I should be out soon! 3y
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I‘ve switched to an audiobook, having caved to my pounding head. Due to headache, dilaudid, and Benadryl, I‘ve only done about 2 hours and 15 minutes so far. #24in48

24in48 Hope you feel better soon! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 Thank you very much! 3y
CareBear That sounds awful! Hope you feel better soon! 3y
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Club Dead | Charlaine Harris
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Hour twelve challenge:
I actually just did audiobooks for the first time ever in the last couple weeks due to a crazy migraine. I‘m enjoying them, but I still prefer print. #24in48

Sweettartlaura Charmaine Harris‘s books are GREAT choices for audiobooks. I read these ones in print. But once I started listening to the first Aurora Teagarden Book, I‘ve only listened to her books since. They‘re so cozy - it‘s like a friend is just telling you a story over a cup of coffee & a slice of pie 🙂 3y
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Cinder, the second book in my tbr, is perfect for the first #24in48 challenge. Excuse the photo quality, my hands are shaky cause I‘m sick and the lighting is bad in the hospital.

Lcsmcat Get well soon! 3y
Geeklet Oh no! Feel better soon! 3y
Mollyanna Feel better soon! 3y
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24in48 Hope you're feeling better soon! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Oh no! I hope you are back at home soon! 3y
Jas16 I hope that you feel better soon 💐 3y
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 3y
Hufflepuffle Feel better soon!! 3y
Readerann 🤗 3y
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I brought a bunch of books with me to the hospital in case I get the gumption to do #24in48
I doubt I‘ll do the full 24, and I certainly won‘t finish my books, but I might as well try!

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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1. It‘s so hot out that it made me think of this one Dehydration, people!
2. Cheetos may literally be my favorite food and I love them in all their forms.Most recently I ate jalapeño ones, which are crunchy.
3. Sunset. If I see sunrise, it‘s because I stayed up.
4. Books, jewelry, clothes, kitchen appliances
5. I liked all of them but fourth when I had a true monster of a teacher who I still talk about to my therapist.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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The Secret Place | Tana French
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I very much liked this one. High school was awful and this captured that intense desperation for me. The detective was very likable. The bit of supernatural weirdness was odd, and for me it was never properly defined whether that was real or not, but maybe that was ok? Any A+

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Another audiobook, cause I can‘t shake this migraine. I read the first book in this series awhile back and this delivered more of the same simple pleasures. The only problem I had with it was that, having watched True Blood, there were enough things that were almost familiar but quite different to be a little confusing. Like Tara being a white boutique owner. But that‘s a minor issue.

Butterfinger I hope you feel better soon. 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @Butterfinger Thanks so much! 3y
rwmg It was those cartoon-like covers that first attracted me to the series. Much better than the TV-inspired ones. 3y
5feet.of.fury @rwmg I thought the covers were too cutesy, myself. I was familiar with the show and thought they should be edgier 🤷🏻‍♀️ so I liked the TV ones. 3y
Langston.watson05 YES MOLLY YESS QUEEENNN SLAYYYY QUEEN YASSS 3y
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Fat Fridays | Judith Keim
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1. I lost five pounds
2. Rhode Island beaches
3. That‘s Sophie‘s choice.
4. In the summer, weekends and weekdays are the same for me!
5. Will do!
#friyayintro

wanderinglynn Q1—way to go! 🙌🏻 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @wanderinglynn Thanks! I recently had a gastric bypass to treat my gastroparesis, and as a bonus I‘m losing weight! 3y
AmandaEve Yayyy to number 1!! 🥳🥳🥳 3y
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Dolly 👏👏👏👏👏👏 3y
5feet.of.fury RI beaches 🙌🏻 Beach Days in Narragansett and Aunt Carrie‘s for lobster rolls is my fave day. 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @5feet.of.fury Aunt Carrie‘s is good, but Champlin‘s is better! 3y
5feet.of.fury @Molly_the_mezzo oooh I‘ll have to look out for that place next time! 🦞 3y
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Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly
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I tried to do this on audio, and I couldn‘t focus on the narrator‘s accent. I may try to read it as a physical book when my headache goes away.

LibrarianRyan I had to listen to this at 1.75x the speed to get through. I would never have finished if if I was reading. 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @LibrarianRyan Maybe I‘ll try that! 3y
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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My first ever audiobook that I finished! I‘m not normally drawn to audiobooks but I have had a killer migraine for about five days and today it has included a pretty good aura, so I couldn‘t see to read or even watch tv. I don‘t normally do romance either, but it‘s very well written and an interesting premise. I dated someone on the autism spectrum and I can attest that it‘s difficult, though of course less melodramatic than in the book!

britt_brooke Feel better soon! I liked this one, too. 3y
MCYmermaid Ouch — I hope your ability to read print returns soon. 3y
wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 💚 3y
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Megabooks Feel better soon! 3y
mydearwatson I hope your migraine goes away soon :-(! 3y
blondie I'm also struggling with migraines lately. I'm not usually someone who goes to audiobooks, but I've been looking through some tonight. I may see if this is available. Feel better soon! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @mydearwatson Thanks so much! 3y
Molly_the_mezzo @blondie I think it‘s a good idea when you‘re having visual symptoms, or having trouble with having the lights on. 3y
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Broken Harbour | Tana French
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This was an interesting one, because I found the main character so unlikeable, and I think I was supposed to. Also, it took me a long time to get a grasp on what was going on with the crime. I didn‘t guess the details of the ending until a few pages before it was revealed. Also, it has some interesting things to say about mental health.

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I really enjoy the way Tana French takes a minor character from the previous book in the series and turns them into a major character in the next book, so they feel familiar but also new. This book explores how family can be toxic and whether those connections are worth maintaining, and what we owe to people based solely on blood relations.

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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This was a re-read; I first read this several years ago. One of my favorites. The premise is deeply absurd; a detective goes undercover as a murdered woman, which she is able to do because she is her exact doppelgänger. But French takes this ridiculous thread and weaves it into a beautiful, rich tapestry that is somehow believable and wholly lovely. Utterly captivating.

Cathythoughts Good book ♥️♥️👍🏻 3y
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