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NovelGirl82

NovelGirl82

Joined April 2016

www.thenovelgirlreads.com
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Work has been so busy that I haven‘t really been too active on social, but I wanted to drop by while I was getting some nighttime reading done and say hello!

Bookwomble 🖐🏻😊 1w
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Death on Tap | Ellie Alexander
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Thanks to airport and flight time (quick work trip), I‘m now on my third book in 2.5 days. The good parts of air travel! Have a great evening everyone! 💚

AmyG I love uninterrupted plane reading. Safe travels. 1mo
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The Recovery Agent: A Novel | Janet Evanovich
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There are probably things I should be doing today, but I just don‘t feel like it. I‘m tired and I‘d rather sit here and read my book, so here I am…. Oh, and Scout says hi!

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The Recovery Agent: A Novel | Janet Evanovich
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This morning I ran a 5K to benefit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, who I‘ve been involved with since I lost my daddy and big brother in 2010 to colon cancer. They were such a help when my daddy was still in his fight. After having a day of hanging out with the hubs after that, I‘m digging into the first book of a new series.

tpixie Great job! What a wonderful tribute to your family. 💖💖💖 I‘ve wondered about this series. I‘ve read Stephanie Plum series till about 17 or 19 and then got distracted through Book clubs. 2mo
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It has been a long workweek (I was super sick for the whole of it) and Monday is my 40th bday, so I‘ve taken today to kind of relax. I had an orthodontist appt, a facial, and finished one book and am almost through a second. I‘ll get back to reality tomorrow….

Susanita I hope you feel better and have a nice birthday! 2mo
BookBabe Happy Birthday! Hope you‘re feeling better 2mo
NovelGirl82 @BookBabe Thank you so much! Yes, feeling much better. I hope you‘re doing well, too!! 2mo
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One of my graduation gifts from my mom arrived today! I barely remember telling her that I wanted this when we were in the bookstore, but I‘m glad that she remembered 😊

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It has been a really rough couple of weeks. I decided a rest day from the gym and an evening of reading was in order. Starting a book I‘ve been waiting to read…my brain candy.

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It‘s been a long day…A little light reading about how to not get murdered should help 😉

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Yay, my new kindle is here!! My old one was starting to drag!!

BookBabe Oooooooh shiny new Kindle, how exciting!!! 😍 Let us know how you‘re liking it! I was almost considering trading in my 3rd-gen Oasis for that one. 4mo
NovelGirl82 @BookBabe It‘s so much faster than my previous paperwhite and I love that the screen is a bit bigger. (My eyes really appreciate that after 10 or so hours on my computer every day!) It still holds a really long charge like the original (maybe longer, honestly) and I really like the wireless charger on my nightstand. Also lots of memory for lots of books! I would say go for it! (edited) 4mo
BookBabe @NovelGirl82 Sounds amazing! 😃🙌🏻 4mo
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The rest of my weekend home improvement plans came to a screeching halt yesterday due to (what I‘m hoping is) a bad sinus infection that has been getting increasingly worse by the day. So today I‘m continuing some self care with an easy to read book & a bath with Vicks bath salts. Here‘s to no covid from the hubby‘s icu!

SRWCF Take care of yourself! 4mo
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My Wellness Challenge | Megan Sacchitella
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January Goals #BFCC2022

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻👏🏻 5mo
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The Year of the Book | Andrea Cheng
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Not too bad for fitting books in between grad school. (I admittedly relied heavily on audiobooks while cleaning, working out, running errands, meal prepping, everything…) Here‘s to a better year, in every way!! Happy New Year Litsy Fam!!!

Amandajoy Grad school makes things tough, but it looks like you found a balance! 5mo
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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My #roll100 books for this month are American Gods and Girl Undone! I‘m determined to clear some of my kindle backlog this year!

PuddleJumper Good luck! 5mo
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Christmas Cake Murder | Joanne Fluke
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I haven‘t taken declarations down yet, so finishing holiday reads still seems appropriate…

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Christmas Cake Murder | Joanne Fluke
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I got a pedicure and made cookies for my husband to take to the hospital for his nurses tonight, so this is where you‘ll find me until it‘s time to cook dinner. This is my one day off this week/weekend, so I‘m going to take advantage of at least part of it. Happy Christmas Eve to those of you who celebrate!

LeahBergen Happy Christmas to you! 🎄🎄🎄 5mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
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Happy Holiday to all of you from my family, to you and yours!!

Soubhiville Aw, love! Happy Holidays to you and your Merry pups! 5mo
LeahBergen Happy Holidays! ❤️ 5mo
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The Duchess | Penny Junor
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I‘m so annoyed with my mil and her husband who are here right now. I know I should be used to her sh*t by now, but… Thankfully, I can hide the earbud in one ear and listen to my book & it‘s after noon on a Saturday so I‘m drinking red wine!

Bookwomble 🙏🏻🍷🙏🏻 5mo
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Time for some relaxation with an old standby… #bookandbath

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I. Had to have my impacted wisdom teeth out today, so I‘m off of work. The first book up for post-masters pleasure reading (because it was next to me and I don‘t feel like going into my office to decide what to read) is Dumbledore!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover! I hope you are feeling better 😘 5mo
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Finally | Wendy Mass
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I‘m finally done with my Masters!! This has been a long year, but it‘s done!! I get to read for fun again!!! Now, where to start….

The_Literary_Jedi Congrats!! 🎉🍾 5mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations!! 🎉 5mo
DaveGreen7777 WOO-HOO!!! Congratulations! 🥳🎉 5mo
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Megabooks Congratulations!!! 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
Chrissyreadit Congratulations 🎉👏🙌🎉 5mo
LeahBergen Congratulations!! 5mo
Texreader Fantastic! Way to go!! Congratulations!!! 🎈🍾🎉🎊 5mo
Julsmarshall Well done! 5mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 5mo
Tamra Woot! 🎉🎊🥳👏🏾 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 👏🏻🙌🏻👊🏻 5mo
Nute Congratulations! An excellent achievement!!!🙌🏽🎊 5mo
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Ya girl is getting ready to be able to read for fun again! I‘ll be done with my thesis in a few weeks so I stocked up at the B&N Black Friday sale (like I don‘t have an endless tbr), sine I really haven‘t bought many new books this year.

Chrissyreadit Yay! 6mo
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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Misty, you are too sweet! You just made my week. Thank you so much!! I‘m so excited to read this 💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy it made it to you safely! I hope you enjoy it! And I hope you have a great weekend ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
NovelGirl82 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, you too!!! 7mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve been anticipating this book since Chris Jackson announced it, and I‘m so excited that it came in yesterday on release day!! Now…Just to find the time to read it!!

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Untitled | Unknown
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@ImperfectCJ Thank you so much for everything!! Your wildcard picks sound so great and I can‘t wait to read them. (and I love spice in my hot chocolate!) The Weirdos definitely thought you put treats in there for them, though. They were sniffing the box before I even started opening it! 😂 You went above and beyond!

Thanks also to our amazing hosts! This was so much fun!

TrishB Your doggos are gorgeous 🐶❤️ (edited) 7mo
ImperfectCJ I totally forgot this was opening day! I'm so glad you liked the things I sent! Maybe your dogs are smelling my cats, who were pretty curious about the packing process. I'll open and post mine when I get home. 🎃🍁 7mo
NovelGirl82 @TrishB Thank you! They‘re a mess, but so sweet 💚 7mo
NovelGirl82 @ImperfectCJ I actually forgot too until I got on here and started seeing posts. This was the pick me up I needed today! I got my covid vaccine booster Friday and Ugh same symptoms as the second shot! (Worth it but still) They definitely may have been smelling kitties on the box and they were certainly interested in the treat bags too 😊 Fortunately, they have a Bark Box to open🤦🏼‍♀️ (edited) 7mo
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Kagen the Damned | Jonathan Maberry
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Y‘all…I got a galley of Kagen the Damned! I thought I was going to have to wait until the end of May 2022 to read this! I‘m so excited!!

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Y‘all! I‘m so happy!

LeslieO Can‘t wait to read this one! 7mo
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So excited to finally have this in my hands! I had the galley preview so I‘ve been waiting for the release!

Seekingtardis I‘m 100% sold just from the cover!! 8mo
NovelGirl82 @Seekingtardis The part of the galley that I got through was fantastic! The illustrations that are in it are wonderful, too. You have to like doorstops, though- it‘s over 700 pgs. That‘s why I didn‘t get all the way through the galley before release! 8mo
Branwen I'm reading it now and loving it so far! 8mo
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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@ImperfectCJ Your #LLFS box is on the way!! (via UPS to make sure that you get it on time!)

ImperfectCJ Hooray! I'll post when it arrives! 8mo
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Book Swap | Cumming, GA (Bookstore)
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@ImperfectCJ Your box made it 😊 I‘m so excited to open it! Yours will be mailed out tomorrow. I‘m running a bit further behind than I‘d like thanks to an awful work week, but it‘ll make it in time! #LLFS

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Saying Goodbye | Mike O'Mary
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One of my best work friends passed away Sunday night from covid. Even though we all work remotely, we worked together for over 4 years and spoke, laughed, messaged, and caught up regularly. It has hit myself and many in our company family hard. Her family was kind enough to stream her funeral for us. So we‘re working and saying goodbye this morning.

Traci1 I'm so sorry for your loss. 8mo
Tamra Sad day. 🙁 8mo
SamAnne So sorry. 8mo
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LeahBergen Oh, that‘s awful. I‘m so sorry. 8mo
TrishB Oh, I‘m so sorry. Sad time. 8mo
kezzlou85 So sorry for your loss. 8mo
JessClark78 I‘m sorry for your loss. 8mo
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I finished writing a 20 page assignment, so I‘m rewarding myself with some brain candy for the night while the hubby plays Mass Effect… Just a few more months to go….

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There are definitely other books I would rather be reading… #gradschool

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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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Hello! It‘s been a while. Life has been crazy- working in healthcare right now and grad school is a whole thing! It hasn‘t left a lot of time for fun reading. Only a few more months of grad school, though! I‘ve missed you all and just want to say hi! 💚

LiteraryinLawrence Hi back! 👋 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey 😙🖐🏻 9mo
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AmyG Hi! Good luck with the rest of Grad School. 9mo
QuietlyLaura Hi! Hello! ☺️👋 9mo
Roary47 Hey! You got this! I remember the days of just reading textbooks in “free” time. Hang in there! 💛 9mo
Megabooks Good to hear from you! 👍🏻😀 9mo
kspenmoll Glad you checked in! Sounds incredibly challenging for you right now! Take care & we will be here when you come up for air!💕 9mo
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My neck is still in spasm (at this point I‘m considering that it actually may be coming from my traps), but I‘m off work and have nothing that I absolutely have to do tonight so I‘m trying another very hot bath with epsom salts followed by my tens machine. Fingers crossed!

LiteraryinLawrence I hope it improves! Books are good medicine, but you do need the use of your neck. 14mo
Soubhiville Tens can be such a help with something like that! I hope it does the trick! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are feeling better 💞 14mo
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My neck is in spasm for the second day in a row, despite working all of my trainer/physiotherapists tricks. The hubs wanted me to come with him while he tries out his new club. Instead of my clubs, I brought my kindle. I‘m not mad about it.

kspenmoll I hope you feel better soon! 1y
DaveGreen7777 Hope you get some relief from the neck spasms soon! 🙏 1y
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Thank You | Amelia Riedler
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I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my #litsylove family for all of the birthday love that I‘ve received in the past week or so. It‘s been a really rough couple of months and all of the sweet cards, notes, bookmarks and just knowing you all were thinking of me really made my birthday special. I‘m slowly getting reply mail back to you all, I promise! Thank you again! 💚💚💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗💗💗 14mo
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Fudge and Jury | Ellie Alexander
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It has been a very long week & I have a long day of schoolwork tomorrow before my 6 day work week starts on Sunday. Tonight it‘s time to relax for a couple of hours...

Megabooks I hope you enjoyed your evening! 1y
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Meet the Boxer | Dog Fancy Magazine
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Hi all! I‘ve been MIA this week. Yesterday was the anniversary of my daddy passing and work & school have been crazy, so I‘ve been quite antisocial. Not much to report from here, here‘s a picture of Scout and Clete waiting for me to get off of work yesterday and a hope that you‘ve all had a good week. Love to you all! 💚

AkashaVampie Im sorry to hear u have had a rough week. love this pic. they look so amused....Not! U need to put conversation bubbles over their heads saying “Take the damn picture all ready!“ haha 1y
NovelGirl82 @AkashaVampie Lol! I know! Clete always looks like the saddest Boxer, even when he‘s running around with a toy! Scout was just annoyed 😂 They know when I should be getting off of work and come into my office and wait on me 😂😂 1y
AkashaVampie @NovelGirl82 haha so they are ur alarm clocks? 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry about your father 💔 Clete and Scout are beautiful 🐶🐾💙 14mo
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Let It Snow! | C.J. Carmichael
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I had to get up to work on a Sunday morning, and I woke up to this! We got our one snow of the winter and it looks like it‘s going to be more than we normally get 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Love it!! 1y
j.rye It‘s beautiful. I love snow so much. 😍 1y
Roary47 So beautiful! Thank you for sharing. 🥰💛 1y
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I really enjoyed this book! It had wonderful pictures and also gave an overview of QEII‘s life through the present time. I‘m so glad that I got this for Christmas!

This brings my #pennyperpage earnings up to $5.71!

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I‘m done with school for the day, so I‘m going to enjoy some fun reading for a bit. Still waiting on snow! (Gratuitous Clete shot in the background since y‘all got so see Scout earlier!)

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Let It Snow! | C.J. Carmichael
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We‘re waiting on the snow to come, here in West TX! We‘ve got a fire going, I‘m doing school work, my hubby is watching golf, Cletus is outside barking at something, and then there‘s Scout... #dorkdog #boxersoflitsy

TheAromaofBooks Our border collie does this... we call it his flop'n'snort 😂 1y
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Got up and got my workout out of the way this morning. It was biceps, shoulders, & core day with some spin on the back end for cardio! I also got about an hour of my audiobook listened to. (This book seems appropriate right now...) This met my goal of 5/5 workouts this week! Now for some school work & hopefully some fun reading later today. Have a great Saturday everyone! #BFC21 #anywayyoureadathon

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 1y
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Fudge and Jury | Ellie Alexander
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After a very long week of work and school, and 2 heavy lifting days plus a core and cardio day, I‘m indulging in some self-care by way of a book and bath (my wonderful hubby is taking care of dinner). I‘ll be participating in #anywayyoureadathon peripherally as I have to get some grad school work done tomorrow and I have to work a full day Sunday. Stupid adulting... #BFC21

wanderinglynn Self care is important 👍🏻 1y
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Today was core and cardio day! I didn‘t wanna...It‘s been a long week, y‘all! #BFC21

kspenmoll But you did it!!! 1y
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻🎉 1y
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Day 2 (chest and core) is done! I listened to some of my book while I was lifting. My stupid migraine keeps trying to make a comeback & I have to get some schoolwork done, so I didn‘t push it and do cardio after lifting today. #BFC21

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 Hope your migraine goes completely away 💚 1y
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I started my new strength program today- a couple@of days later than planned thanks to a 2 day migraine. It‘s a lower level program than I‘ve been doing because my back is bugging & it‘s easier to replace lifts on. I can still lift pretty heavy on it, though 😊 #bfc21

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1y
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No fun reading tonight...unless you consider impact assessments or innovation comparison material interesting. Anyone? No?

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On to the next book of the day! My sis-in-law got me this one for Christmas & it was one of my favorite gifts. It combines two of the things that I really love: the Royal Family and and photography. (Gratuitous Scout and Clete pic in the background 😊)

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My husband is sleeping before he has to go back to the hospital tonight, laundry is going, dinner is cooking (thanks crock pot!), so I‘m enjoying the last free day before classes start back for me tomorrow. Happy Sunday!