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Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic

Joined January 2018

I love a wide variety of books but gravitate towards fantasy and romance.📚🐶
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Tic-Tac-Mistletoe by N R Walker
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The Matzah Ball: A Novel by Jean Meltzer
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The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
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Tic-Tac-Mistletoe | N R Walker
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 3 wrap up for #WinterGames2021

A fantastic 5 hours of reading!
📙A Season for Second Chances finished-review on my page
📖Tic-Tac Mistletoe 20%
🎧The Matzah Ball 75%
Watched first episode of British Baking Show Holidays

400+5+1=406 points for #mistletoemaniacs
Readathons:
#bookspinbingo
#christmasreadingchallenge
#littenlistenbingo
#bangingthroughthesnow
#averymerrybingo
#averymerryreadathon
#wintercosy
#thefestivereadathon

TheSpineView Fantastic! 2h
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This was a very sweet book, that I would call more women‘s fiction than romance, though it has a sweet slow burn love story. I love a good 40something woman finding herself story. A delightful small town story with a charming cast of characters. It is a little slow at times but still charming. 4⭐️
#wgwordsearch 25 x 10 = 250
+25 wintery read +1 for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

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Twofer here! #christmasornamenthunt - Ornament that is a character +10
#festivephotochallenge #silverbells
This book looks so cute, added it to my Hoopla queue! +15 +1
#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 2 reading time: a bit over 3 hours!
🎧The Matzah Ball 40% done
📖A Season of Second Chances 62% done

30 x 8 + 1 = 241 points for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
Readathons:
#bookspinbingo
#christmasreadingchallenge
#littenlistenbingo
#bangingthroughthesnow
#averymerrybingo
#averymerryreadathon
#wintercosy
#thefestivereadathon

candc320 Wow amazing! I‘ve written down my reading hours over the last few days but forgot to tally it up 🤪 1d
TheSpineView Awesome 🤩📖 1d
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A good friend of mine just self published her first short story. If you enjoy paranormal romance you can check it out here: https://www.evelynecrowe.com/

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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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KristiAhlers I loved that book! So good. 2d
Nessavamusic @KristiAhlers Yay! It‘s on my December tbr 2d
KristiAhlers @Nessavamusic you should love it! 2d
Clwojick Such a cute little “bone tree” lol! 2d
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Here is my #bookspinbingo card for my #decembertbr One book already done!

My #bookspin pick is: The Ninth Rain
My #doublespin pick is: Tic-Tac-Mistletoe

Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for organizing!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 1d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 1 - not a ton of reading today but a good 2 hours.
Finished Christmas at Rose Bend 🎧
In Progress:
📖A Season for Second Chances
🎧The Matzah Ball

20x8+1=161 points for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
Readathons:
#bookspinbingo
#christmasreadingchallenge
#littenlistenbingo
#bangingthroughthesnow
#averymerrybingo
#averymerryreadathon
#wintercosy
#thefestivereadathon

TheSpineView Great job! 2d
PuddleJumper Two hours is a decent amount! Great work 2d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 2d
Clwojick Way to go! 2d
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My #WinterSolsticeSwap arrived a couple days ago, forgot to post! Very excited for this one.
Thanks @BarkingMadRun
#wss

Chrissyreadit 🤍🙌🤍👏🤍🎉🤍 3d
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First Christmas movie of the month and I really enjoyed it. Gotta love a romance with over 40 characters and age appropriate actors. Very cute and loved all the side characters. +6 points
#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

OriginalCyn620 I can‘t wait to watch this one! 3d
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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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First set for the #christmasornamenthunt

1. Ornament that sparkles
2. Ornament with North Pole Character on it
3. Ornament that makes noise-singing 🐓
4. Ornament that looks good enough to eat
5. Ornament with an animal on it

+51 points for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

Clwojick So fun!!! 3d
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The Red And The Green | Iris Murdoch
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Gissy 😍🎄💚❤️ 💙 ❤️💚 3d
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Christmas in Rose Bend | Naima Simone
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Mehso-so

This was an ok small town holiday romance. I wanted to like it more, but it had several meh characters, including a whiny tween. I deal with those at work so I don‘t need to have them in my romance. 3⭐️
+26 points for #mistletoemaniacs #WinterGames2021
First book off my tbr!
#wgwordsearch 10 words x 10 = 100 points

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Hey #mistletoemaniacs and anyone else who wants to play! #wintergames2021

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So I may be going a little wild in my reading goals for December. I have saved all these above to participate in as well as #bookspinbingo

#blameitonlitsy go team #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

Clwojick 😂😜 4d
CindyMyLifeIsLit You ARE ambitious! I don‘t blame you—they all look like so much fun! Good luck! 😁 4d
Nutmegnc 🙀😱🙀 4d
CoverToCoverGirl Wow! Lead on! 😁 3d
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My final #tbr card results for November:
Completed #bookspin & #doublespin reads!
5 bingos for #bookspinbingo

1 additional book read not on card - The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley
17 books read
1 DNF - Piranesi

So many incredible reads this month, too hard to pick a favorite - I had 9 5⭐️reads!

Gissy As always, amazing!!📚📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏❤️ 3d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! And it's always fantastic when so many of them are amazing reads!! 3d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Made m time goal and then some for #20in4 #readathon

Finished Skyward and started two winter/Christmas romances to kick off my #wintergames #decembertbr

Andrew65 Awesome 👏👏👏🙌🥳 4d
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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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This was so good! A YA Sci-fi epic that feels like a mix of Top Gun and Star Wars. After needing to take a break from YA that was all seeming the same, it is great to find some great YA books again. I look forward to continuing this series. 5⭐️
2 bingos for my #bookspinbingo 3rd book done for #20in4 #readathon

TheAromaofBooks I really keep meaning to read some Sanderson but still haven't done it yet!!! 4d
Nessavamusic @TheAromaofBooks I read Mistborn a long time ago and it was good but not strong enough for me to continue this series. I loved this one and am going to dive into Way of Kings soon. 4d
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 4d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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End of Day 3 of #20in4 #readathon

2 books finished today
Redemptor & A Shadow in the Ember

50% through Skyward
Started Christmas in Rose Bend which starts my holiday reading binge!

So close to 20 hours so I‘ll definitely surpass it tomorrow!

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 5d
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A Shadow in the Ember | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Loved this! Part of the Blood & Ash world, this spin off answers a lot of back story of that series. Really entertaining read. Not really a standalone, so I do recommend reading the Blood & Ash series first. This is #romantsy but it is a slow burn. 5⭐️
Another #bookspinbingo and my second book done for #20in4 #readathon

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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My #WeeklyForecast for Nov 28-Dec 4

Excited to start #WinterGames with team #MistletoeManiacs
Currently reading:
🎧A Shadow in the Ember - may finish tonight
📖Skyward - going to try to finish tomorrow

Up Next:
🎧A Christmas in Rose Bend & The Matzah Ball
📚The Ninth Rain & A Season for Second Chances

Karisa Go Team MistletoeManiacs! 🎄🎄🎄☃️☃️☃️ 6d
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on this one - I‘ve heard good things 5d
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This duology is just beautiful. Though the pacing of this second book is not perfect-it drags at times I‘m the first half, and the resolution feels rushed-it is still the best and most original YA fantasy I‘ve ever read. 4.5⭐️
Another square for my #bookspinbingo and first book done for #20in4 Readathon

Andrew65 Need to catch up with this one. 6d
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 5d
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The Gamble | Kristen Ashley
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#sundayfunday
1. Hugo from Under the Whispering Door, he‘s so calm and peaceful.
2. Comfy clothes and calm music. Also, of course, a good book!
3. Kristen Ashley is always my go to comfort reread.

ozma.of.oz Oh to have those pastries and that tea! That‘s a great pick! Thank you for posting! ❤️ 6d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day two of the #24in4 Readathon! Half way there is your goal. Also read a lot of pages, but didn‘t finish any of my books, but they are all over 400 pages. Hope to finish at least 1 today! Still enjoying all three.

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 Great progress. 6d
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My #bookreport for Nov 21-27

Finished:
📙The Blade Itself 4⭐️
🎧Shadow‘s Claim 4⭐️
📙The Perks of Loving a Wallflower 5⭐️
📙The Silence of Girls 4⭐️

DNF - Piransi

In Progress:
📖Skyward 40%
📖Redemptor 65%
🎧A Shadow in the Ember 65%

Nutmegnc I‘m with you on the Piranesi. Although I did finish it. Ugh. #unpopularopinion (edited) 6d
Cinfhen Ohh, glad to see your perks was a five star read 😍🎉and I really enjoyed the Barker, too! I want to read her newest one 6d
Nessavamusic @Nutmegnc Thank you, just not my jam. @Cinfhen Me too, I definitely want to read the next one. 6d
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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#weekendreads
1.📖Reading Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, Redemptor by Jordan Fueko & 🎧 to A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L Armentrout
2. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse - so good
3. Adding tagged to my tbr!

rachelsbrittain Love Stephen Graham Jones! I actually have this one on my bookshelf and still need to read it. 7d
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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The last of my swaps will be shipping out Monday!
#littlechristmasswap #lcs #jolabokaflodswap

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A Little Christmas Spirit | Sheila Roberts
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The first of my many swaps arrived for me! #littlechristmasswap #lcs
Thanks @Lovesbooks87

Lovesbooks87 Yay! Glad it made it. Sorry it is so early wanted to beat the craziness at the post office! 7d
Nessavamusic @Lovesbooks87 No worries, I was laughing, of all the swaps I‘m doing, the last one to open is the first to arrive. 😂 7d
bookish_wookish Yay! 🎄 7d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Aiming for the 20 hours of reading this #20in4 Readathon weekend. Hope to finish these three before the end of the month. All are really good so far.
Today‘s progress - almost 5 1/2 hours
📖Redemptor 30% in
📖Skyward 25% in - this one is so good!!
🎧A Shadow in the Ember 50%
I also beta read a friend‘s short story.

Andrew65 A great start 👏👏👏 7d
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“My name is Tarisai Kunleo, and no one I loved would ever die again.”

#FirstLineFridays

carlthecattt She wrapped her shaking fingers in the hem of her sweater to avoid damaging any fingerprints as she slid open the rear patio door, following the trail of blood. 1w
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This grim, woman‘s perspective of the Trojan war is not a pleasant read but very well written. I do want to continue reading the next book. Again this is quite dark, probably entirely true accounting of the treatment of women during war. 4⭐️ Another square done for my #bookspinbingo tbr.

Texreader Maybe not the most scholarly source but having read the Indignities of Being a Woman as my source, apparently the ancient Greeks treated women atrociously regardless of war. 1w
Nessavamusic @Texreader oh this is historical fiction, but I‘m pretty sure most of history treated women atrociously 1w
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This is absolutely charming and adorable. This is book 2 in a newer series by Erica Ridley. It is on its way to being one of my favorite historical romance series. Though each is a standalone, I do recommend reading book 1 of the Wild Wynchesters first! 4.5⭐️ #romantsy

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Nightwork: A Novel | Nora Roberts
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#wondrouswednesday 🥧🍁🦃
1. Ilona Andrews, Lisa Kleypas, Nora Roberts
2. I love Beatrice and Rhys
3. Tagged is my last added

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚🤩👍🏼 1w
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Shadow's Claim | Cole, Kresley
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Another book done and another #bookspinbingo
I love this series! This is book 12 in the Immortals After Dark paranormal romance series. Each one is a standalone story with interlocking characters so it is best read in order. A mysterious vampire from a hidden realm and a sorceress w/out her power who is on the verge of being queen of a demon realm. It‘s good times. Not my fav of the series, as it‘s lacking a bit of the humor. 4⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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#Two4Tuesday

📚Yes, trying to get another #bookspinbingo so hopefully finishing a couple more tbr books
🥧Pie!

TheSpineView Love pie! Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 1w
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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My #DecemberTBR 🎄

Lots of wintery/holiday reads and some epic fantasy. Posting early for #WinterGames for team #MistletoeManiacs I will also be enjoying #bookspinbingo fun one more time for 2021!
📚🤶🏻❄️☃️🌃

Clwojick Brilliant list! 🤩😍 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
KristiAhlers That‘s an awesome list! Solid choice for #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs 1w
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Hi #mistletoemaniacs

One of our buddy reads is on sale on audible!
#wintergames2021

SheReadsAndWrites I really enjoyed this one! 🤓❤️ 2w
Twainy It was a cute book 2w
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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This is odd and tedious and I‘m not digging it. Sticking to my goal of DNFing books I‘m not enjoying. My first sort of #bookspinbingo as it‘s off my tbr!

TheAromaofBooks I've seen almost universally good reviews for this one, but I also saw almost universally good reviews for her other book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and I couldn't stand that book haha 2w
Nessavamusic @TheAromaofBooks I actually kinda liked Jonathan Strange, but I know sooo many people who DNF‘d it 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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My #weeklyforecast for Nov 21-27
Currently Reading:
📖The Perks of Loving a Wallflower 29%
🎧Shadow‘s Claim 60%
📖Skyward 4%

Up Next:
📚Redemptor
📚Piranesi
🎧A Good Girl‘s Guide to Murder
🎧A Shadow in the Ember

Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 I thought you were reading the Perks of BEING a wallflower not LOVING ….ooopps !! That cover caught my eye!! Hope you‘re enjoying 😄Happy reading this week 😘 2w
Nessavamusic @Cinfhen lol, well that is a good book too! (edited) 2w
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#sundayfunday

1. Definitely Nora Roberts, she is such a force for women authors and the romance genre.
2. Nope
3. Tagged book is like a warm hug.

ozma.of.oz I feel the same way about your tagged book! It was exactly what I needed last year! Thanks for sharing! 2w
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The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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This one took me a while to finish, but it had an excellent ending which made up for the very slow paced first half. Such intriguing, brutal, terrible yet likable characters. I am intrigued to continue the trilogy. 4⭐️ My #bookspin pick complete!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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My #BookReport for Nov 14-20
Finished:
🎧The Last Graduate 5⭐️
📙The Rake Mistake 4⭐️
📙The Hawthorne Legacy 5⭐️
🎧Muse of Nightmares 5⭐️
Currently Reading:
📖The Blade Itself- will finish tomorrow
🎧Shadow‘s Claim 25%
📖Perks of Loving a Wallflower 29%

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 2w
Nessavamusic @Cinfhen I‘m really enjoying it! 2w
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The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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#weekendreads
1. Quite determined to finish tagged this weekend, listening to Shadow‘s Claim by Kresley Cole and reading The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley.
2. Pumpkin bread
3. The Bakeshop at Pumpkin & Spice - though I only finished the first of this book of novellas. I DNF‘d the other two. This book screams cozy fall goodness.

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Getting the first two of my too many swaps ready to ship next week. Should head out Monday or Tuesday. #CreepyChristmas #WinterSolsticeSwap
🎄🎁📚🎅🏻

Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉🙌🎉🙌 2w
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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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“Only fools crawled to the surface.”
#FirstLineFridays

Nutmegnc Great book. Great first line!! 2w
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This is such a fun idea I had to sign up! Another way to make a dent in my massive #2022tbr. Head over to @PuddleJumper to play #Roll100

PuddleJumper Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy it! 2w
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Muse of Nightmares | Laini Taylor
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Loved book 2 in this duology! Such beautiful lyrical prose. A completely original fairy tale. I don‘t really want to say much about the books other then you should read them. 5⭐️ 2 more squares for my #bookspinbingo and another book complete for #NovelNovember

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 2w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2w
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Erica Ridley is a new favorite. #romantsy

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