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NatalieR

NatalieR

Joined April 2016

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Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
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Ashley Bell: A Novel by Dean Koontz
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Buried Book | D M Pulley
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Jasper, a 9-year-old, is abandoned by his mom on his uncle‘s farm. He works hard to learn the farm life (he‘s from Detroit) and find his mom. The story is full of suspense and illustrates the strength of family bonds. Jasper is such a great character; determined and tough. 4 1/2 🌟

BethM Love the tattoo! 2d
SW-T Nice tattoo 🤗 2d
NatalieR @BethM @SW-T Thanks! 📚🌻 2d
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The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
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The cover of this book grabbed my attention when I saw it on Overdrive. While I liked the story and writing style, it was way too short. The ending left me wanting more, felt abrupt, and unresolved overall. There is so much interesting stuff happening in the characters lives that I think more could have been said. Still a pick though. I‘m not sorry I read it. 3 1/2 ⭐️

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This was a pretty good memoir. An interesting look into the life of a governess for Mrs. Kennedy Onassis that began less than a year after the assassination of JFK.

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Very interesting story. I certainly learned a lot about Jim Jones. I like how Jeff Guin gives so much family background in his books. I was surprised to learn ways in which Jim Jones promoted integration (even though he could have done better). #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterR

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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A writer has his autobiographical fiction novel accepted by a publisher and Jackie Kennedy Onassis is his editor. This book is so much more than I expected. While editing his book, JKO helps him work through family strifes. There is so much emotion in this book. I absolutely loved it. 💙💙💙💙💙

BlameJennyJane This is great to hear! I loved Lily and was a bit miffed seeing some of the reviews. It wouldn‘t have stopped me from reading but I was a tad puzzled 🧐 2w
NatalieR @BlameJennyJane I hope you enjoy it! I went into it with low expectations so maybe that helped me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I REALLY loved it! 😍 2w
BlameJennyJane Thanks! I‘m sure I will love it too! I just don‘t see how it couldn‘t be charming and wonderful. 💗 (edited) 2w
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#BlameitonLitsy Thanks to all of the great reviews of this book I decided to give it a try. I initially found Eleanor relatable and then my heart broke for her as I learned more about her. I 🧡 her and will miss her as I move on to the next book.

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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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I loved this! 💕 Excellent psychological thriller. I was completely engaged and didn‘t want to stop listening. I thought I knew what was happening, but I was so wrong. I love it when an author surprises me with the ending.

Princess-Kingofkings Oh what a beautiful tree 🌸 (edited) 3w
NatalieR @Princess-Kingofkings Thank you! 🌷 3w
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Mistaken Identity | Lisa Scottoline
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Continuing to enjoy this series! 😀 In this installment, the tough lawyer, Bennie Rosato, defends a woman accused of killing her cop boyfriend. The defendant also claims to be Bennie‘s twin. 😯

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Varina | Charles Frazier
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Attending an author event soon with Silas House 💕 in conversation w/ Frazier so I bought Varina. The audiobook was available so I gave it a listen. I‘m torn about my review; the writing is beautiful but I struggled to stay engaged with the story. I easily got lost with the time jumps in the story. I got distracted when discussing war politics. I‘m still excited about the author event. #ReadingUSA2019 #Virginia

Librarybelle I‘m looking forward to reading this. She sounds like a very interesting woman, from what I‘ve read about her in nonfiction books. It would be interesting to see her portrayal in fiction. 1mo
Eggs Beautiful 1mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle I hope you enjoy it. She‘s definitely interesting and portrayed as very independent and strong. 1mo
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NatalieR @Eggs Thank you! 😊 1mo
Kaye Too bad you didn‘t like the book a bit more. The only one I‘ve read from this author is Cold Mountain. I remember at the time, everyone was making a fuss about how good it was but it didn‘t do much for me , which was a disappointment. I usually love Southern fiction. 1mo
Erofan Your pictures are always so beautiful! 😍 4w
NatalieR @Kaye Yes, I really wanted to love it. Especially since I‘ve recently become a fan of historical fiction. Oh well. 🙂 4w
NatalieR @Erofan Thank you! I try. 😊 4w
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Poor Louis never learns. 🙈 Per the norm, the book is much better than the original movie. I loved the history of death rituals and that Jud had a wife. #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019 #Maine

KathyWheeler I was disappointed in the movie for many reasons; I missed Judd‘s wife, although I get why they left that storyline out, and that ending — the book ending is much better. 1mo
Kaye Your doggie could be a model for a pet store. 1mo
Librarybelle Good choice for Maine! 1mo
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RadicalReader @NatalieR the new remake of Pet Sematary is phenomenal I highly recommend that you check it out 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!!! 1mo
NatalieR @KathyWheeler Agreed! The book ending is much better. 1mo
NatalieR @kaye 🤣 Thanks! 1mo
NatalieR @RadicalReader I plan on it! 👍 1mo
NatalieR @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! 😊🐾 1mo
RadicalReader @NatalieR when you do see it let me know what you think 1mo
NatalieR @RadicalReader Will do! 😀 1mo
BooknerdsLife Awww your dog is such a cutie!!! 😍😍 1mo
NatalieR @BooknerdsLife Awww thank you! 😊💜 1mo
UwannaPublishme How cute is your pup! 😍 4w
NatalieR @UwannaPublishme Thanks! 🐾💜 4w
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Rough Justice | Lisa Scottoline
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I continue to be amazed at Lisa Scottoline‘s legal thrillers. So fast paced and full of suspense. In this one, a defense lawyer learns her client is guilty of murder and must figure out a way to get justice. I‘m devouring this series!

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Devoured this quick listen in one day. Alyssa shares her experience, and growing pains, of being a woman in a leadership role in politics. I appreciate her candor, humor, and advice. I always love some good Obama stories. 😊 #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterW #ReadingUSA2019 #DC

Kaye Great job ! 1mo
Librarybelle Yay! 1mo
BiblioLitten The flowers are gorgeous 💜💙 1mo
NatalieR @BiblioLitten Thank you! 😊 1mo
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16-year-old Nora goes missing on Halloween. Her male peers speculate what happened to her as they grow into adulthood. The timeline switches back and forth from their teenage years to adulthood. Powerful writing that definitely stirs up nostalgia. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterP #ReadingUSA2019 #Kentucky (Hannah is a professor at the University of Kentucky.)

Hooked_on_books Sounds interesting. I have one of her books on my nook. Good to know—I can use it for Kentucky. 1mo
Librarybelle Sounds interesting! 1mo
BarbaraBB Sounds good! 1mo
Kaye Sounds interesting. I like what she wrote with her autograph. 😊 1mo
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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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AMAZING novel!!! Such an incredible story that took me on an emotional roller coaster. I‘ve felt hopeless and hopeful for David. I‘ve rooted for him and been mad at him for his grumpiness and rudeness to the people he loved. And the mystery and intrigue was out of this world! 5🌟 (I think this is my favorite book cover ever!) #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ LetterZ

BookwormM Fantastic series really magical 1mo
RadicalReader Love the cover being a bookcase 1mo
NatalieR @BookwormM That last book is a serious door stopper! 🤓 1mo
NatalieR @RadicalReader Me too! ❤️ 1mo
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One Shot | Lee Child
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A complex who done it that only Jack Reacher can solve. A soldier from Reacher‘s Army past is arrested for killing 5 random people in a sniper shooting. Reacher assumes he‘s guilty and shows up to help put him away.

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My favorite Fiona Davis! I loved the historical fiction of the Grand Central Art School and the artists who devoted their lives to creating art in 1929. A newly divorced modern woman of 1974 searches for answers to a mysterious watercolor found in the abandoned art school. This book has all my favs; art, history, NYC, mystery, and strong female characters. (Pictured is my first Sips by monthly box of teas!)

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A Parchment of Leaves | Silas House
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Thanks @SharonGoforth for the tag!
1. End of the road by Boyz II Men 2. Capricorn 3. Silas House 4. @kezzlou85 ❤️🐾 #Wondrouswednesday

SharonGoforth @NatalieR You‘re very welcome!!☺️ 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha I like your 2. 3. 4. ♑️⭐️ 1mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗🌺 1mo
NatalieR @Eggs You‘re welcome! 😀 1mo
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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A cleverly written novel. I can only imagine the brainpower required to accomplish such a magnificent double mystery. The audiobook was also wonderfully narrated.

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💕💕💕 This is a story of exceptional, brave, and intelligent women who joined WWII as radio operators and spies. The story begins with the finding of an abandoned suitcase that contains pictures of 12 of the women. We then learn their stories and their roles in the war. And who abandoned the suitcase. It‘s heartwarming and heartbreaking, but oh so good! 5🌟 (It also make me want to read more historical fiction.)

Crazeedi Historical fiction rocks! When it's well written, when it isn't it sucks! 2mo
Susannah Ohh, I love your bunny! 🐇 2mo
NatalieR @Susannah Thanks! 😊 2mo
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Legal Tender | Lisa Scottoline
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Book #2 in the Rosato & Associates series. Have read a few of these out of order and this one was fantastic! The story of Bennie Rosato‘s early legal career in which she is framed for the murder of her boyfriend. And it doesn‘t stop there!! Such a wild ride. I didn‘t know how this story was going to work out. Excellent job Ms. Scottoline!

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Interesting memoir of how a random act of kindness helped change a man‘s life after being fired from a prestigious job and having an affair with an unexpected pregnancy that led to divorce. MGG conveyed a lot of humility, willingness, and gratitude throughout his story. I think he could have left out the stories about the famous people he‘s met. It seemed a stretch to make them fit and he came off kind of pompous. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterH

4thhouseontheleft I like your NC themed mug collection! (edited) 2mo
NatalieR @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! 😊 (I used to live there.) 2mo
4thhouseontheleft I live in Charlotte (since 2011) but as a kid my family vacationed in Outer Banks every summer! 2mo
NatalieR @4thhouseontheleft Lucky you! I lived in Raleigh (2001-2007). Love 💕 vacationing in OBX and Asheville. 2mo
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All Dressed in White | Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
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A bride goes missing before her wedding...her groom and family are left wondering what happened. The Under Suspicion investigative tv crew are working to solve the mystery. I‘m enjoying this cast of characters and the writing duo of these authors. #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019 #Florida

Kaye Great job 👍🏼 2mo
Librarybelle 👍 2mo
NatalieR @kaye @Librarybelle Thanks ladies! 2mo
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E Is for Evidence | Sue Grafton
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I enjoy the sarcastic humor Sue Grafton brings to Kinsey‘s personality. I also admire Kinsey‘s independence and self-reliance. 💪 This is a quick read - a mystery of arson and a wealthy family.

rubyslippersreads ❤️ Kinsey! 2mo
Ruthiella I‘ve read about a third of this series. I have virtually no memory of any of the plots but I always have a strong image of Kinsey, her wrinkle-free black dress, her octogenarian crossword making neighbor etc. 😀 2mo
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I can‘t get enough of Karin Slaughter! Loving the Grant County series. I couldn‘t figure this one out; suicide or murder? If murder, why? Is the killer a racist? What is the victim‘s family hiding? And what in the world is going on with Lena Adams?! Why is she making such horrible decisions?! I‘m glad the crimes were resolved...for the most part. Looking forward to the next one! #audiocoloring

whatshesreadingnow Pretty! 🌺 2mo
NatalieR @whatshesreadingnow Thank you 😊 2mo
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IQ | Joe Ide
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I love when an author develops the characters slowly and drops jewels that make me just adore them. IQ pulled my heart strings HARD! I like mysteries and thrillers and this book was so unique and different from others in its genre. Definitely looking forward to reading the next in the series. #MountTBR

JoScho Sounds good! 2mo
Bookdragon69 Based on that review, I have to read it now. I also like mystery thriller books. 2mo
raeintheworld The second one is so good! 2mo
NatalieR @Bookdragon69 I hope you enjoy it! 😀 2mo
NatalieR @raeintheworld Can‘t wait! 👍 2mo
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I didn‘t know who Amanda Palmer was until I attended a Neil Gaiman signing in 2013. I‘ve been interested in reading her book since it came out. I am blown away! I have so much respect and admiration for this amazing woman!! I ❤️ her narration of the audiobook; her voice and story telling brought me complete zen and peace. #theartofasking #ReadingUSA2019 #Massachusetts

Readergrrl I saw her perform at last year‘s Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Amazing!! 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Her new album is 👌 2mo
Librarybelle Awesome! Your review has convinced me to read this! 2mo
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lahousewyfe Love this book! It changed tge way I look at selling and fundraising. 2mo
Suet624 I assume you‘ve seen her Ted talk? If not, check it out. I loved this book. 2mo
BekaReid My introduction to Amanda Palmer was through her book nearly 2 years ago. Then I started listening to her music, and the rest is history. And her new album released this month is powerful! 2mo
NatalieR @Readergrrl I bet that was awesome! 😀 2mo
NatalieR @GrilledCheeseSamurai Good to know! 😉 2mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle I hope you enjoy it! 😀 2mo
NatalieR @lahousewyfe Me too!! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2mo
NatalieR @Suet624 Not yet, but I will check it out. Thanks! 2mo
NatalieR @BekaReid Awesome! Thanks, I look forward to checking it out. 2mo
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Trust Your Eyes | Linwood Barclay
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First time reading this author and so glad I did! Suspenseful, deep mystery of murder, corruption, and family secrets. A man with mental health issues spends his time traveling the world on his computer with Whirl360 (aka Google maps) and is insistent he found an image of a murder taking place.

Tamra 😱 Blooms?! Jealous. (edited) 2mo
NatalieR @Tamra Yes! 😀 Despite the yo-yo temps. 💐 2mo
CaramelLunacy Those are gorgeous - and the book sounds cool too! 2mo
NatalieR @CaramelLunacy Thanks! 😊 2mo
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Superstition Mountain: A Ride Through Time | James A. Swanson, Thomas J. Kollenborn
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Acquired this book back in the 80‘s (I was really young!!) while visiting family in #Arizona. Just might have been on my TBR the longest. 😆 I especially enjoyed the stories of the Hermit and the many people searching for the lost Dutchman‘s mine. A geographical description wraps it up. 🌵⛰ #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019

Librarybelle Yay! Glad you had an opportunity to read it! 2mo
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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes
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Feeling regretful I put off reading this book for so long. So creepy and disturbing in a really good way!! #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019 #Michigan

jessinikkip One of my other friends recently recommended this on GR I believe it was. It seems I will have to give it a read 2mo
Reagan-reads I loved this one and if you haven‘t already, make sure to read 2mo
AutumnRLS Got this for Christmas. On my TBR! 2mo
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Matilda She‘s amazing. 2mo
Reggie Oof, the birds coming out of that girl‘s chest!!!! 😱😱😱 2mo
Marina_h This sounds like a book I should read. It's not on overdrive at the moment but fingers crossed it will be soon. 2mo
NatalieR @jessinikkip Definitely! 2mo
NatalieR @Reagan-reads Thanks for the recommendation. I have read that one and liked this one a lot more! 2mo
NatalieR @Matilda Agreed! 2mo
NatalieR @Reggie I know! Crazy!! 2mo
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Theo Boone is such a cute character! A 13-year-old kiddo with a great heart, desire to help others, and serious lover of the law. In the 1st installment of this series he helps solve the murder of a woman. Good suspense build up, but the ending was quite abrupt. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterT #ReadingUSA2019 #Mississippi

Laughterhp Omg! Your dog looks exactly like my dog, but yours looks a little grumpier! 😂😂 is it a cocker spaniel? 3mo
Librarybelle I‘ve not read any of Grisham‘s books for a younger audience. Good review! 3mo
Kaye Good job 🌟 3mo
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NatalieR @Laughterhp 😂 Yes, she‘s a cocker spaniel. She was sleepy and not interested in posing for a picture. 🐾💤 Do you have a cocker? 3mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle Thanks! I don‘t read much YA, but I thought this was pretty good. 3mo
NatalieR @kaye Thank you! 3mo
Laughterhp Yes, I do. He‘s the same color as her and everything! I‘ve never seen another chocolate cocker spaniel! 3mo
NatalieR @Laughterhp Awesome! 🥰 3mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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M-O-O-N spells DONE ✅ (Tom Cullen 😉) I finally read this #chunkster and loved it! 🖤 An amazing piece of post apocalyptic literature. I‘m already missing the characters. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterK #ReadingUSA2019 #Colorado (one could use this book for literally any state.)

APLitlife One of my all time favorites! 3mo
SoniaC Laws yes 3mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, that‘s a big one! I‘m actually hoping to read this book this year. 3mo
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Librarybelle Way to go! 3mo
toofondofbooks One of my top five faves of all time. 3mo
TrishB My fav book ❤️ 3mo
kezzlou85 One of my fave books. It's just an incredible read. 3mo
NatalieR @SoniaC 😜 3mo
NatalieR @Hooked_on_books Yes! ~55 hours on audiobook!! 3mo
Marina_h I've never read a Stephen King book but I really need to give him a chance. This book scares me though. The size and the cover combined is intimidating. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope I'll be able to man up one day and read it 😊 3mo
NatalieR @Marina_h Thanks! He‘s one of my favorite authors. I hope you enjoy his work if you decide to read something of his one day. 😊 3mo
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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art | Christopher Moore
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What an interesting story! I wasn‘t sure what I was getting into at first, but the author‘s imagination took me on a wild ride with some of my favorite Impressionists. I appreciate the author including book recommendations in the Afterword. (As if I need more books to read.) 🎨 #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterM #ReadingUSA2019 #Ohio (author from)

JackOBotts Christopher Moore‘s books are quirky and fun. I particularly enjoyed the tagged book...😆 3mo
readordierachel What a cool Van Gogh! 3mo
NatalieR @JackOBotts This is my first by Moore. He‘s definitely quirky. 🤪 3mo
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NatalieR @readordierachel Thanks! It‘s a nutcracker. 😊 3mo
Hooked_on_books This is actually on my wishlist at my elibrary. I‘ve read one of his books before and it was 🍌👖. I guess that‘s how he is. 3mo
NatalieR @Hooked_on_books Guess so! I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
jessinikkip I havent read anything by this author but it seems I may have to! 3mo
Librarybelle I‘ve heard his books are quirky but haven‘t read any yet. Glad you liked this one! 3mo
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Such a pleasure to meet Delia Owens! So kind of her to share about her upbringing, time living in Africa, and writing process.

Alfoster Lucky you!👏👏👏 3mo
britt_brooke Fun! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Cool! 3mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 2w
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The Dakota Winters | Tom Barbash
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I didn‘t hate this book nor did I love it. I was drawn to this book for the history of the Dakota and those pieces were enjoyable. I liked the historical fiction with John Lennon, but that had to grow on me. Otherwise, the purpose of the story lacked passion or a reason for me to care.

Redwritinghood Totally agree. I felt the same way about this one. 3mo
BarbaraBB Well it does count for #ReadingUSA2019 😉 3mo
NatalieR @BarbaraBB yes, it definitely does! I already have New York though. 😏 3mo
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Everywhere That Mary Went | Lisa Scottoline
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I loved the first book in the Rosato & Associates series. A story that builds in suspense as Mary tries to figure out who is leaving her anonymous notes and mysteriously calling her. She doesn‘t know who she can trust. There‘s also lots of great lawyering. 💼⚖️

Sophia1 If you don‘t mind me asking, what app do you use for audio books? 3mo
NatalieR @Sophia1 I listened to this one on Libby/Overdrive. I also use Audible and iBooks. 3mo
Sophia1 @NatalieR thank you 😊 3mo
NatalieR @Sophia1 you‘re welcome! 😊 3mo
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I missed the author event at my local indie last week, ☹️ but snagged a signed copy today. Gwenda Bond is also a local author. It‘s been advertised that she is the only author (so far, I‘m sure) with permission to write about Stranger Things. This is a prequel to the TV series. I‘m so excited!! 😆🥳

Karkar I saw this the other day. Will be interested to see if you like it. 3mo
NatalieR @Karkar A bookseller told me the book has only received positive reviews. I hope to join the positive praise club soon! 😊 3mo
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This was a helpful reminder that I give too many f*cks about what others think, especially in the workplace. I‘m working to rectify that and it will take some time. I appreciate learning ways to improve myself.

Andrea4 Omg I care WAY too much about what others think especially at work too!!! Must. Stop. 3mo
NatalieR @Andrea4 Yes! 👊 3mo
Andrea4 @NatalieR like my bosses should care if I'm a good worker and I should be concerned about that too but what they think of me personally...fuuuuuuuck that!!! 3mo
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NatalieR @Andrea4 Yep... I‘m fine with being evaluated for my work performance, but need to stop worrying what people think of me personally. 3mo
Andrea4 @NatalieR 🙌 good time to have this chat too. My perf review has now been rescheduled 3 times!!! Gives me time to repeat this mantra to myself. 3mo
NatalieR @Andrea4 Awww! That sucks! 😝 Best of luck!! 🤩 3mo
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I enjoyed the second book in this series. It‘s funny how often I got jumpy when feeling the slightest touch on my skin while listening to this. 🕷🕸 #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterB #ReadingUSA2019 #Minnesota

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 3mo
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The Night Mark | Tiffany Reisz
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I loved this story about love, lighthouses, and time. I was enthralled and had difficulty putting it down. ❤️ #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterN #USAReading2019 #SouthCarolina

Kaye ♥️ 3mo
Librarybelle I have this on my to read list! 3mo
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Such a great, funny, and honest collection of nonfiction stories by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca. This is my first read of Lisa‘s nonfiction books and it was like attending one of her signings. She‘s hilarious and such a great person. I want to be more like her! 💛

Suet624 Thanks for the review. Just downloaded the audio from my library as a result. 3mo
KathyWheeler These collections she does with her daughter are some of my favorite non-fiction light reading. 3mo
NatalieR @Suet624 How sweet! I hope you enjoy it! 😊 3mo
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The Vampire Lestat | Anne Rice
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Wow! That was a long listen at 21+ hours. I guess when you‘re immortal, you have a long story to tell. While I enjoyed this, I struggled to maintain my interest at times. I plan to read the next installment of the vampire series, but will be taking a break for awhile.

SailorMoon Is this the same Lestat vampire that is in the movie "Interview with the vampire"? Have you watched it? 4mo
RadicalReader @NatalieR never seen a better justification for a lengthy listen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
NatalieR @SailorMoon No, I haven‘t seen the movie. But from reading the first 2 books, yes this is the same Lestat vampire. 🧛🏻‍♂️ 3mo
NatalieR @RadicalReader Thanks! 😆 3mo
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This was truly a great read for me. I seldom read fantasy novels, but this one is amazing. A perfect winter read. Looking forward to reading the rest of this trilogy. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterA #ReadingUSA2019 #Vermont (where the author lives, according to the dust jacket)

Librarybelle Nice! 4mo
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Freespirit I am not a fantasy fan either but will look out for this one 😊👍🏻 4mo
Addison_Reads I'm using the last in this trilogy as my Vermont too ☺ 4mo
AutumnRLS Just got this in the mail. Very excited to read it! 4mo
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One Perfect Lie | Lisa Scottoline
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This started out so-so for me, then quickly moved up to a pick. Hard to say much about the plot as I would spoil it for those who want to read it. #ReadingUSA2019 #Pennsylvania

squirrelbrain 👍 Love the cartoon strip! 4mo
Kaye Good job 👍🏼 4mo
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NatalieR @kaye Thanks! 😊 4mo
Librarybelle Nice choice for Pennsylvania! 4mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle Thanks 💜 4mo
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Jack Reacher #8 - This was a really good one! It takes place when Reacher was active military police on a base in North Carolina. It was nice to meet Reacher‘s mom and his brother made several appearances. ❤️ #ReadingUSA2019 #NorthCarolina

BiblioLitten The candle must be heavenly!💚 4mo
NatalieR @BiblioLitten yes! It smells wonderful! 4mo
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The Silent Hour | Michael Koryta
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To my knowledge, this is the last installment of the Lincoln Perry series. Such a great series of private investigations. This one involves a unique house built underground and the owners disappeared 12 years ago. Murder, mafia, and former inmates; a great cast of characters. #ReadingUSA2019 Takes place in Ohio, but I‘m going with #Indiana where Koryta is from. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterS

Librarybelle Nice choice! 4mo
squirrelbrain Cute pup! 🐶 4mo
jessinikkip Sounds good!! 4mo
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BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
BarbaraBB This sounds real good!! 4mo
Pamwurtzler Sounds good! 4mo
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The Cinderella Murder | Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
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Such a wise decision to have Alafair Burke co-write this series. Such an improvement from the first book. Definitely plan to continue with the series. #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019 #NewYork #LitsyAtoZ #LetterC

Kaye Great job. Another state off the list. ✅ 4mo
squirrelbrain Ooh a New York book - only problem is I have soooo many books set in New York I probably don‘t need any more! 4mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @squirrelbrain 💕 4mo
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Pamwurtzler @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB Same here!! I love books set in New York! 4mo
Librarybelle Nice! Glad you enjoyed this one! 4mo
NatalieR @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Pamwurtzler I should have clarified. The MC lives in NY, the case the MC works is set in California. I already have a book ✅ off for Cali, so I went with NY for MHC living in NY. A lot of maneuvering. 😜 4mo
NatalieR @kaye Thanks! 😊 4mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle Thank you 💜 4mo
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I like Eddie Izard, but this memoir wasn‘t that good. The audiobook isn‘t for everyone; as Eddie narrates he adds TONS of extra material not in the physical book. I appreciate that, but it makes the book super long. He also annoyingly states “footnote!” every time he does this. I enjoyed learning about his sexual identity and career path. It takes a lot of courage to share your life with the world. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ

VeganCleopatra I had the same issues. He went crazy with the audiobook! 4mo
RamsFan1963 His insistent footnotes is one of the reasons I bailed on the book. 4mo
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"D" is for Deadbeat | Sue Grafton
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I‘m getting into a groove with Sue Grafton‘s alphabet series. I like this one best so far. Kinsey is starting to feel like a close friend. 🥰 #ReadingUSA2019 #California

Librarybelle I read A is for Alibi not too long ago and enjoyed it! 4mo
Bookzombie That‘s how I feel about Kinsey! 4mo
NatalieR @Bookzombie I‘m pretty late to this series, but I‘ve heard of people naming their kids after this character. 😂 4mo
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So glad I stumbled upon this book. A very short, but powerful read. A Retired Navy Seal shares his insights of everyday life lessons he learned while in Seal training. The book is an expansion of his commencement speech at the University of Texas in 2014. Will likely buy a physical copy for reference and re-reading. #ReadingUSA2019 (so hard to choose a state...Texas? where the speech occurred. Or, North Carolina? where he was born...)

Librarybelle Definitely a hard choice...either way works well! 4mo
Kaye Good job ! 4mo
NatalieR @kaye Thanks! 😉 4mo
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I‘ve never been through a crisis like Katrina, so I can‘t even imagine the difficult decisions these medical professionals had to make. It seems like a lot was learned, but how does one decide which patients receive care over others? The author does a great job reporting on all sides of the story. #MountTBR #Audible #LitsyAtoZ #ReadingUSA #Louisiana @BookishMarginalia @Librarybelle

Librarybelle I‘ve had this one on my to read list for awhile...hopefully I will get to it soon! 4mo
Pedrocamacho Amazing book. I loved it too 4mo
Kaye 🌟NF 4mo
Kappadeemom This was so hard to read 😥 4mo
Graywacke Crazy book. I agree @Kappadeemom 4mo
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