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Pamwurtzler

Pamwurtzler

Joined July 2016

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A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
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1. That was a tough one. I read a bunch of good books in September.
2. Light blue. A sweatshirt FINALLY!
3. I saw the musical Come from Away. It was SO SO SO good!
4. Can I whistle? Not really, no. I can snap my fingers though!
5. ❤️❤️
Thanks for the tag, @howjessreads ! #friyayintro

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Fish Stick Fridays | Rhys Ford
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1. Sort of so-so. 23/26 for #LitsyAtoZ - I still need x, y, and z - help! 35/50 for ReadingUSA2019, and I‘ve sort of faded on #Booked2019. 169/200 for GR challenge.
2. My favorite exercise is water aerobics. Is that a fun fact? It was the first thing I thought of.
3. 70‘s classic rock
4. Wedding in September
5. 😀👍🏻✋🏻✋🏻
#friyayintro

Susanita 🖐🏻 2w
Butterfinger I had to do an X-Men novelization. My husband owned it. I enjoyed Yes I Can by Sammy Davis Jr. If you think you might like a modern day Frankenstein, I also read Zodiac Station. Good luck. 2w
Karkar How about this? 2w
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Bklover I pretty much crashed and burned on #Booked2019. Made it through one quarter. 2w
Pamwurtzler @bklover Same here! 2w
Pamwurtzler @Karkar thanks for trying; I used both of those last year. 😀 2w
Karkar @Pamwurtzler dang it was trying to find things you would like. 2w
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#7days7covers Day 7

Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation. Play along!

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A Dangerous Engagement | Ashley Weaver
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#7covers#7days Day 6

Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation. Join in, it‘s fun!

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#7covers7days #coverlove Day 5

Post 7 covers in 7 days, no explanation. Join in!

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#7covers7days #coverlove Day 4

Yikes! I forgot yesterday. Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanations. (There‘s really no explanation needed for this one anyway!😀)

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Death By Muttonbird | Simon Dodd
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 3

Post a cover every day for 7days, no explanation. Join in!

Karkar I want to hear and relax with this view 3w
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 2

This is fun - post a cover for 7 straight days, no explanation. Everybody play!

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Park Avenue Summer | Rene Rosen
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#7covers7days #coverlove
Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation. Tag someone else to play each day.

@JenlovesJT47 want to play?

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This was so good! I read it in a sitting. Maddie leaves her husband and aspires to be a reporter, but the story she follows and the actions she takes have terrible consequences. #ReadingUSA2019 #Maryland

Hooked_on_books I read one of hers for Delaware which was also quite good and a quick read. I definitely want to read more from her. 1mo
BarbaraBB Agreeing with @Hooked_on_books , I want to read this one too after enjoying Sunburn! 1mo
Samplergal Glad you enjoyed it. 1mo
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Librarybelle Hooray! 1mo
Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books I read Sunburn for Delaware too, and liked this one much more. See what you think! 1mo
squirrelbrain I think Sunburn was a very popular choice for Delaware 😁 @Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books ! 1mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Thanks to you! You were sending out copies all over the world 💕 1mo
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB 🤣👍❤️ 1mo
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April Fools | Jess Lourey
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This is the 12th in the Murder by Month series. They‘re cozies set in small town #Minnesota, and are full of fun, quirky characters. The main character, Mira, comes to town to house and pet sit for a friend and manages to stumble across a dead body every month. #ReadingUSA2019 This puts me at 35/50 and it‘s definitely getting harder to find good books!

Tamra I‘ve not heard of this series! I‘ll stack. 1mo
Pamwurtzler @Tamra The first in the series is 1mo
Tamra @Pamwurtzler thanks! 1mo
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BarbaraBB I am at 35 too! And yes, it gets more difficult. Which states are you having trouble with? 1mo
Librarybelle I‘ve wanted to read this series - good to hear they are as fun as they look! 1mo
Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB Montana, Alabama, Tennessee- I need to do some more looking around to find something I actually want to read that‘s set in those states. 😀 1mo
BarbaraBB I liked this one for Alabama though it‘s horror! 1mo
BarbaraBB For Montana I am still looking as well! 1mo
Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB I read The Elementals last fall and really liked it. 1mo
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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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A young woman returns to #Mississippi to uncover what happened the night her father was killed. It‘s a good read - it really draws you into the heat and humidity and the racism that was the Mississippi delta. #ReadingUSA2019

squirrelbrain Sounds like a great choice! 1mo
Librarybelle This sounds good...stacking! 1mo
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There‘s a package coming your way, @ferskner !
#whodunitthesequel

ferskner I forgot to let you know that this arrived - I'm sorry! 1mo
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This series caught my eye from a @bookriot email and @Matilda was right- this looks to be a great mystery series.

Matilda I love it! Especially watching the hot mess lead slowly try to get herself and life in better order. 2mo
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I was really not ready for that book to end! It was so good! #literarycrew #thesummercountry

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you liked it! 2mo
kspenmoll I so agree! Cannot put it down; will finish tonight! 2mo
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The Girl in the Flaming Dress | Michael J. Vaughn
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This was an odd sort of rom-com, and just kind of okay. But it was a short read, and set in Jackpot #Nevada. #ReadingUSA2019. I do like the cover

tpixie great cover!
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Librarybelle That is an interesting cover! 2mo
squirrelbrain Doesn‘t sound like one we should leap at reading! 2mo
Pamwurtzler @squirrelbrain No, hopefully you have a better choice for Nevada. 2mo
squirrelbrain I don‘t think I‘ve chosen one yet Pam, but I‘m sure there must be plenty..... 🤔 2mo
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I love my library! I‘ve gotten these in the last 2days. #whenitrainsitpours

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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JenlovesJT47 Sending goodies next time! 🤗 2mo
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Runaway Bride | Mary Jayne Baker
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1. Runaway Bride
2. 122 - maybe I need to purge a few?
3. I used to play 1010 but had to delete it. Lately I‘ve been playing Tiles inside the N.Y. Times app. These games are ridiculously addictive.
4. Litsy, Goodreads for fun, Starbucks for caffeine, and my grocery store has an app called Scan, Bag, Go. It‘s been a long time since I stood in a checkout line.
5. Everybody play!
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs I like the sound of scan-bag-go! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This question has me thinking about an app purge also! 2mo
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Book #7 for #cozyinthesun. I‘m going to be reading the rest of this series for sure! Thanks for the buddy read, @Librarybelle and @ferskner !

SheilaChew Looks fun! 2mo
Librarybelle My copy of this just came in! Thank you for participating! 2mo
ferskner I'm so glad you participated! 2mo
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Book #6 for #cozyinthesun. This is one of my favorite historical settings - between the wars in England. The mystery in this one was just okay- I figured out the culprit early on. I love the characters though! And the covers are wonderful. (At least this cover that I got from goodreads is!)

Librarybelle It is a wonderful cover, and I‘ve got this one lined up to read this weekend! 3mo
ferskner I love that Art Deco look. 3mo
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Girl Gone Missing | Marcie Rendon
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This is the second book in this series, so I may have needed to read the first one. Cash is a Native American who seems to have a sixth sense or something- in this book a couple of girls are kidnapped and she uses that sense to rescue them. Good but I‘m not sure I‘d read another. #ReadingUSA2019 #NorthDakota (this would also work for Minnesota as they go back and forth)

squirrelbrain I forget which states I‘ve read and which I haven‘t.... I have a list at home so I‘ll have to take a pic of it to remind myself! 😁 3mo
Librarybelle Great! 3mo
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Telephone Line | Julie Mulhern
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I love this series set in 1975 Kansas City. The MC is an artist and a widow (details I book 1) who lives in the Country club district. It‘s probably got something to do with my age, but the details in these books are perfect and if murder can be fun, these are. #ReadingUSA2019 #Missouri #cozyinthesun

CarolynM These sound fun. I've just downloaded the first one, thanks. 3mo
Hooked_on_books Cute cover! 3mo
Librarybelle This does sound like fun! 3mo
ferskner Oh interesting! What an unusual setting! 3mo
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Fatality in F | Alexia Gordon
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Book #4 for #cozyinthesun. It‘s the 4th in the series and I think I like this one best. The ghost is snarky and funny and the rest of the characters are fun.

Librarybelle Looks good! 3mo
ferskner I've seen these popping up a lot! 3mo
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Murder Lo Mein | Vivien Chien
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I like this series a lot - the MC is running her family‘s Chinese restaurant and the murders happen in the shopping center where the restaurant is. This is #3 in the series and they‘re fun! Also, #ReadingUSA friends, if you need #Ohio, these are set in Cleveland. #CozyInTheSun

Librarybelle Oh! I‘ll have to add this! 3mo
ferskner This looks amazing! 3mo
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This was a fun read! I loved Amory and am interested to see where this series goes. #CozyInTheSun

Librarybelle I gave this one a 4 star and have book two ready to read during the #24in48 #readathon 3mo
ferskner I've been eyeing this series. I'm glad it's good! 3mo
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Murder Is Binding | Lorna Barrett
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Phew - back from a few days with sketchy WiFi. I‘m giving this a so-so - I figured out the killer early on and the reference to a child with Down Syndrome as ‘retarded‘ turned me off. But, another state finished! #ReadingUSA2019 #NewHampshire
#CozyintheSun #1

Librarybelle A good book choice for both #ReadingUSA2019 and #CozyInTheSun ! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Oh no! I‘m wondering a little about this author‘s ideology. The use of that word in this book and questioning why a woman would be interested in another woman when a lesbian relationship was suspected make me worry. Not so progressive, I‘m thinking. At least they are quick reads. 3mo
ferskner That's too bad...that cover is so promising! 3mo
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I like this series, but truly this one was a snoozer for me.

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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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This is the first time I can remember getting a new release library book anytime even close to the actual release date. It‘s not a kindle book though, so I‘ll have to read it on the iPad before the library takes it back!

Hooked_on_books Isn‘t it ridiculously exciting when that happens? 4mo
Kimzey Just started the audiobook today! 🎉👍🏻 4mo
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Crazeedi It's a bummer when it's not a kindle book and I have to read on ipad 4mo
imabusybee Something I learned about new releases if you wait a day or 2 after recieving it. It should add the kindle version. 4mo
Pamwurtzler @imabusybee thanks, good to know!! 4mo
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This has been my pool read, so it‘s taken forever for me to read it. I‘ll give this a resounding not bad rating- it was kind of fun, and definitely the setting and characters were interesting. #ReadingUSA2019 #NewMexico

squirrelbrain Great title! 🤣 4mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m with @squirrelbrain on this one! 👍🏼 4mo
Pamwurtzler @squirrelbrain @Hooked_on_books It‘s a series! The next one is The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy (not in database) (edited) 4mo
Librarybelle 👍 4mo
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Broken Places | Tracy Clark
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I really liked this one. It‘s a ‘cop turned private eye‘ mystery, with the twist that the MC is an African-American woman. Jamie recommended this in the @bookriot mystery newsletter - thanks @Matilda !

Matilda This series is great! 3mo
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I had no idea what this book was going to be about when I started it. It‘s a wonderful family saga of love and loss and relationships. So good!

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Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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I‘ve read the first two - liking these so far! I‘m loving the quotes you guys are posting. #FallofPfiction #buddyread

Librarybelle I agree - love the quotes so far! 4mo
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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I‘m loving this series set in early 1920‘s India. The mystery is good, and you get a great feel for the culture of the time and the limitations placed on women, even the lawyer.

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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So this book was okay, but I can‘t rave about it. It‘s a Cold War spy novel/family drama. It‘s written as a journal that the MC is writing to her kids. The ending was unresolved so I‘m wondering if it‘s going to be continued in another book.

Sace Do you listen to the Black Chick Lit podcast? They just did an episode about this book. http://blackchicklit.com/podcast/episode-29-american-spy/ 4mo
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1. Nope. I get called by my last name a lot though.
2. Tagged! Honestly, I was surprised it was in the database.
3. Yes, it‘s always disappointing to not like a book that‘s received a bunch of good reviews.
4. No, I read e-books, so the covers don‘t matter so much.
5. Hmm let‘s see @Mdargusch @Karkar @Chelleo @LeshaMac

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗 funny title !!! 4mo
Chelleo 3 is sooo true 4mo
Mdargusch Thanks for the tag! I‘m a little late on this. 😬 4mo
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I liked this book - some family drama, a mysterious disappearance, a bookstore in Paris. The timeline is back and forth, and there were times I wasn‘t sure about the reliability of the narrator. It‘s a good read though - I read it in one sitting.

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This just makes me sad. Did anyone else use this site to track series reads? You could choose series to track and they‘d show you the books you‘d completed reading and send you an email when a new book was released. I hope I can find something to replace this great service. #Fictfact #seriesreads

robinb I didn‘t even know about this...how cool is that!!! And how sad that it‘s closed! I would have loved this, being a big series fanatic. 😩 (edited) 5mo
rather_be_reading this sounded like it was cool 5mo
DivineDiana Also unaware of this. I can see how it would be very helpful. Too bad. 5mo
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TheSpineView I never knew about them but now I wish I had. I wonder if they started a go fund me page they could start up again. I would contribute! 5mo
MirandaLeighBee Omg! I would‘ve loved this if I had known about it! 😞 5mo
Lynnsoprano That sounds like it would have been something really useful. But you have tagged one of my all time favorite series 😀 5mo
cherinium Perhaps it is no longer running because none of us knew about it! 5mo
Pamwurtzler @Lynnsoprano I‘ve only read the first one of those but really enjoyed it. 5mo
Pamwurtzler @cherinium The image is too small to read the fine print, but they got most of their funding from Amazon. They inadvertently violated one of Amazon‘s rules and got dropped. 5mo
ralexist Have you seen anything out there that could replace this? I've been searching and searching and haven't found anything quite as good ☹️😢 2mo
Pamwurtzler @ralexist No, I really miss this site and have not found anything comparable. There‘s a goodreads group that‘s talking about trying to replace it, but I‘m not sure how far they‘ll get. 2mo
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This is book 6 of this series and I‘m hooked on the characters. (The stories are good too!). #LitsyAtoZ #LetterQ

BookishMarginalia Love this series! 5mo
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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Thanks for the recommendation for this book, @Hooked_on_books ! I really liked this based-on-fact novel about Maud Baum. She was one tough cookie! #ReadingUSA2019 #SouthDakota

Librarybelle Great! 5mo
Hooked_on_books Glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
squirrelbrain Ooh sounds good, and I definitely need a South Dakota! 5mo
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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This is a beautifully written story of a family tragedy. It‘s told from various points of and a timeline that jumps around. What really happened? I don‘t know . . .
#ReadingUSA2019 #Idaho

jessinikkip Sounds like a good one :) 5mo
squirrelbrain Sounds great! 👍 5mo
Librarybelle Great pick! I really need to read this one soon... 5mo
NatalieR Thanks for reminding me of this book! It‘s in my out of control Audible library. 😬 5mo
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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This was a creepy one! I‘ve read a couple of her series books, but this is a stand-alone and was really enjoyable.

Karkar @pamwurtzler - would I like this one?
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Pamwurtzler @Karkar I think so. Multiple points of view, creepy setting, possible ghosts. 5mo
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#ReadingUSA2019 pals- I‘ll be giving this a try for #NewMexico. It looks quirky and funny!

Pamwurtzler I forgot the important part -$1.99 on kindle today! 5mo
Librarybelle Thanks for sharing! And hooray for Kindle deals! 5mo
NatalieR I like the cover! 5mo
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I was sad that this ended where it did - I would have liked Anna & Hugh‘s stories to continue! Thanks for another fun buddy read! #nanreathread

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you could join us! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Agree! 5mo
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Killing in C Sharp | Alexia Gordon
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This one stretched the limits of ghostly credulity for me, but I do like the characters (even the snarky ghost) so I‘ll reserve the next one. A crew of tv ghost hunters disrupts the Irish village, and trigger an ancient curse. There are a couple of murders woven in too.

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The Descendants: A Novel | Kaui Hart Hemmings
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I was going to pan this, because for 90% of the book there was not a single character that I liked at all. It‘s about a family where the dad is a descendant of Hawaiian royalty, and who has been completely detached from his kids. The mom is in a coma as a result of a boating accident and the daughters are completely messed up. It got better at the bittersweet end. #ReadingUSA2019 #Hawaii

squirrelbrain Oh dear, what a shame.... 😒 5mo
BarbaraBB This will be my one for Hawaï too. 5mo
ravenlee This was adapted into a movie, right? If you needed that for a challenge at least you‘d get some more mileage out of it. 5mo
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Librarybelle I‘ve been curious about this one...great review! 5mo
Pamwurtzler @ravenlee With George Clooney! Maybe I can find a challenge to fit! 5mo
ravenlee @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid are hosting a #MayMadness challenge and the first week is book to movie adaptations, if that‘s up your alley. 5mo
TheReadingMermaid @ravenlee thank you so much for the shout-out sweetie 😘😘 yes and don't forget today we have our mini challenge and tomorrow we have our weekly challenge which I am pretty sure, in reading these posts, is going to be right up your alley! 😉😉😉 5mo
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I‘m enjoying this series! Auntie Poldi is a fun, quirky character and I like that the story is told by her nephew, as told to him by Poldi. #booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover

Cinfhen Cute cover! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I can get behind that beverage! 👊🏻 5mo
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I‘ve been sort of interested in The Pioneer Woman ever since I read the N.Y. Times article last year about how incredibly wealthy she and her husband are and how much land they own. It was interesting to read her story of how they met, dated, married and had a baby. #ReadingUSA2019 #Oklahoma

Librarybelle This sounds like it would be an interesting read! 6mo
AnneFindsJoy Ah yes this does sound interesting! Stacked! 6mo
Kaye Good job ! I haven‘t heard about this lady. I‘ll have to look her up. 6mo
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Pamwurtzler @Kaye @AnneFindsJoy @Librarybelle I did forget to mention that I got tired of reading about how well he kissed blah blah blah. 💋 😂 6mo
Kaye Thanks for the warning ⚠️😵 6mo
Pamwurtzler @Kaye it was more obnoxious than anything else. 6mo
xxjenadanxx I LOVE her. 6mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Jasper Fforde‘s books are quirky and fun! This one is set in a Wales where the people hibernate all winter, except the ones on charge of making sure the sleepers are safe. I‘ll definitely need to re-read this - I get something new every time I read his books!

tpixie How fun !! I love the Tuesday next bus I have not read any of his others yet. He‘s got a great sense of humor 6mo
rretzler I loved this one too! Did you know Fforde deliberately does not refer to Charlie as male or female? 6mo
Pamwurtzler @tpixie I love those too! I think I‘ve red this one about 4 times - 6mo
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Pamwurtzler @rretzler Honestly, I didn‘t notice that at all. I assumed male but that‘s what I get for assuming. 6mo
rretzler I assumed Charlie was male too while I was reading and then read an article later. Have you checked out Fforde‘s website? It‘s fun! 6mo
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
BibliOphelia He‘s got a great Instagram feed as well! 6mo
Pamwurtzler @rretzler @BibliOphelia Thanks I‘ll definitely check out both of those!! 6mo
rretzler @BibliOphelia He is such a wonderful photographer, isn‘t he? 6mo
BibliOphelia @rretzler Yes! He makes me want to jump in to his world! 6mo
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Liking this so far and I managed to stop at chapter 7! Good choice, @Librarybelle & @CouronneDhiver ! #NanreathNovel

Librarybelle Hooray! ❤️ 6mo
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