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PathfinderNicole

PathfinderNicole

Joined January 2018

29. Mother, book lover, and video game player.
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Lots of #laughter happening on the ball field for the first day of baseball camp for the kiddo but not a lot happening in this true crime book I‘m reading! #30junebooks @howjessreads

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Wild Magic | Tamora Pierce
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Two #wildbooks that we own! One from my shelf and one from the kiddos! #30junebooks @howjessreads

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My birthday presents from the husband and kiddo came today! My birthday isn‘t until Tuesday but I opened them anyway 😂. I‘m so, so happy that he enables my obsessions with both Downton Abbey AND books! #turning30 #ohno

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I had Aiden pick out one of his favorite #picturebook for the day‘s #30junebooks prompt! I‘m unsurprised he picked a Pigeon book since Mo Willems is a HUGE favorite in general in this house! @howjessreads

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#audiocleaning with a Dragon Age novel! This is actually a reread but I have just finished replaying the main story of Dragon Age: Origins and in the middle of the Awakening DLC and I missed King Maric and Duncan 🤷🏻‍♀️.

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The Discovery of the Titanic | Robert D. Ballard
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Some of my favorite #bluebooks that are on my shelves! #30junebooks @howjessreads

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Libraries | Bjarne Hammer
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My main #booksource is my local library! I grew up in libraries and believing in libraries as my aunt (who raised me and is basically my mom) is a librarian and is currently the library director at a library in Minnesota! Library Love is something I‘m trying to instill in my own child and, as you can see, I think I‘m succeeding! #30junebooks @howjessreads

BooknerdsLife Library is the best! 🙌🏼📚💖💖 I cant even imagine life without libraries!!! 1w
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1. Early 2000s alternative/emo. I feel exactly no shame though 🤷🏻‍♀️😂.
2. Summer! I can‘t handle being cold at all and I live in a beach town so all the fun happens in summer.
3. Cozy mysteries
4. McDonalds since the kiddo and I were on a walk and I decided I didn‘t want to cook twice today.
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

RvnclawWhovian I just re-downloaded all my old Taking Back Sunday and I am loving it (edited) 2w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff What‘s your favorite cozy mystery? 2w
JoScho @RvnclawWhovian 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2w
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readingjedi I went through an emo phase in the 00s. No shame felt here - even though I was 30 at the time!!! 2w
PathfinderNicole @RvnclawWhovian oooh I love Taking Back Sunday! @blamethestardust oh man so many choices! The Her Royal Spyness series or the Elementary She Read series if I had to choose. But I‘ve read a lot of good ones! 2w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @PathfinderNicole Oh! I read the first Her Royal Spyness for one of the bookclubs I go to! It was charming! 2w
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1. My husband gets home from Texas in 15 days! He‘s been gone for 45 days and we really miss him.
2. The rock band grandson. They‘re amazing! Blood//water and Despicable are my two favorite songs.
3. I had a real unfortunate bowl type cut as a 5th grader.
4. Video games! 🎮
5. Roxie squirrel watching (which woke me up WAY too early) and then her and Aiden taking over my bed!
#HumpDayPost

glitterkitty459 grandson!! Love that band! 2w
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For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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It was certainly getting #hotinherre when Xbox had a surprise reveal at their E3 press conference that Keanu Reeves was going to be in the new video game Cyberpunk 2077! I screamed a little when the trailer panned up to his face and then he actually walked out on stage 😂. #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I love Keanu!!! 🔥😎❤️ 2w
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It is absolutely #shocking that I mowed just last week and my yard was already so long I had to mow it again 😩. So now I‘m relaxing on my back deck trying to pick a book to read! #30junebooks @howjessreads

Hestapleton Ooo what‘s the middle book? 2w
PathfinderNicole @Hestapleton this one! It‘s to fulfill a “true crime” prompt for a reading challenge I‘m doing. She talks about 19th century murder and how the cases captivated the Victorians and gave rise to Detective fiction :) 2w
Hestapleton @PathfinderNicole I love true crime! Stacked! 2w
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Sweetkokoro I am in love with your cup! 2w
PathfinderNicole @Sweetkokoro thanks! I got it at Disney on Ice a few months ago and it came with a snow cone in it 😂. I mostly use it now for slushy alcoholic drinks 😬. 2w
Sweetkokoro That‘s such a cute idea, a snow cone in a cup, I‘m gonna have to do that. But your current use of it is pretty funny. 2w
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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Getting some pages in before the Bethesda E3 conference starts!

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Mass Effect: Revelation | Drew Karpyshyn
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My #bookstack is made up of the Mass Effect books that I own! Mass Effect is probably my favorite video game series of all time and hearing the theme play over the main menu of the first game feels like home. The books are an extension of that world and are filled with lore and backstory. #30JuneBooks @howjessreads

Nute I love this post! I can feel your happiness. Thanks for sharing!💕 3w
PathfinderNicole @Nute thank you 🥰 3w
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School's Out | Johanna Hurwitz
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#schoolsout for my first grader today! I can‘t believe he‘s going to be a second grader already!! The books on the left are some we are hoping to read this summer 🥰. #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!!! 💙💙💙 3w
OriginalCyn620 Adorable! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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1. The Great Gatsby
2. White with little green dinosaurs on it
3. Downton Abbey! I finished it last night and I seriously can‘t believe it took me so long to watch, it‘s amazing!
4. Selkies or werewolves
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Thanks for the tag @BiblioLitten 🥰
1. Tagged!
2. The Last Days of Night
3. The Adventures of Maud West
4. I want to read at least 65 books and I‘ve read 53. I‘m also doing a reading challenge my aunt‘s library sets every year and I think I have 8 prompts left?
5. Anybody who wants to play!

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Margaritas and Murder | Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
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To me, #summernights mean margaritas on my deck with a good book! Of course, I couldn‘t actually take this on my deck because it‘s raining again 😩. #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Traci1 I've got a Jessica Fletcher going on audio right now (Panning for Murder). I love those books. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds like good times!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 I feel ya, girl! Margaritas are my favorite cocktail! 💚💚💚 3w
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The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jan Fields
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Some of my favorite #greenbooks that are on my shelves! Plus the Inspector and Mrs Jeffries that I haven‘t read yet but have high hopes of! #30junebooks @howjessreads

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The RBG biography I got for Christmas has a really awesome gold spine! #jazzyjune #goldisgood @Eggs

Eggs Pretty 3w
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The three books I own with a #J title and I haven‘t read a single one yet 😂. Might start the Jane Seymour one today though! #30JuneBooks @howjessreads

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It‘s a #cruelsummer for Eric Brewster and his friends when they find a stash of curious objects in a hidden room in Eric‘s summer house Pinecrest that lead to a horrifying series of events and the chilling truth about an event that nearly destroyed the town 7 years previously. #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 3w
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These are just the little cube thing of #shelves that I have in my living room! Excuse the mess on the left 😂. #30JuneBooks @howjessreads

Nute I never notice ‘mess‘ when there‘s bookshelves to gaze upon.😄 3w
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My #currentread is the fourth in this cozy mystery series having to do with a librarian, Ophelia, who also happens to be a witch. Ophelia and her grandmother Abby work together to solve mysteries in their small Iowa town. I originally read the first one to satisfy the “a book based in your home state” prompt in a reading challenge I‘m doing and fell in love! #30JuneBooks @howjessreads

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Wind and lightning are common sights during #summertime storms here in the Midwest!
#songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I feel ya. NC is notorious for summer evening thunderstorms! ⛈ 4w
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The Discovery of the Titanic | Robert D. Ballard
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#rainbowspines for day 1 of #jazzyjune 😃🌈. @Eggs

Eggs Lovely ♥️🌈❣️ 4w
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Back to School | Betsy Haynes
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Registered for fall at my local community college! I dropped out of my 4 year school I went to right after high school (I graduated in 2007) because of lots of reasons. But I finally decided to pull the trigger and go back! I‘ll only be taking one or two classes a semester since we‘re paying out of pocket and I don‘t want to get overwhelmed balancing my school, my son‘s school, the dog, the husband, and the house but I‘m very excited!

RvnclawWhovian That‘s awesome, congrats!! It‘s never too late to go back. My mom is 51 and just started to go back and finally finish her BSN. And I‘m also of the opinion that there‘s no such thing as a wasted education 1mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🍾🎉 1mo
TheLibrarian That‘s amazing! Congratulations!!! 1mo
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JoScho Good for you!!! 1mo
baes Way to go! I decided to go back to school at 32 years old with two kids. I‘m now in my second year with a 4.0. I do mostly online but I take some in person too. It has its challenges but being an adult makes you take things more seriously. I never did this well at 18-22 when I attempted college before...(I tried 2x). Good-luck! 1mo
JackOBotts Congratulations! 🥳 You got this!!! 1mo
BookNAround Best of luck to you! 4w
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Cracked to Death | Cheryl Hollon
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My favorite auntie, grandma, and I were reading on my deck but we got snacky so made some nachos and decided to play cards! 🥰 #holidayweekend

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The tornado sirens are going off (for literally no reason I might add) so the kiddo, the dog, and myself are hanging out in the basement for a bit! I took this right when Aiden saw a bug 😂.

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Assassination Vacation | Sarah Vowell
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1. Done!
2. Hm...Aiden got the gum ball color of the week at Family Video the other day which meant we got a free rental!
3. Mediterranean or Asian
4. Only 4...then 7 step first cousins.
5. 💜💜💜💜
#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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I miss Carrie Fisher with my whole entire heart.

wanderinglynn 💜 me too. 1mo
Tadams4 Me too! 1mo
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Dim Sum of All Fears | Vivien Chien
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This is the second in a really fun #cozy series that takes place in/around a noodle shop! I really enjoyed this, even more than the first, though it always makes me hungry for some noodles 😂. A quick read that had me not sure who committed the murder until the last fourth of the book.

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Looking for recommendations for audiobooks to listen to while I‘m at the gym! Really in almost anything with the exception of romance and religious. #gymtimeisnotfuntime

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The Con Job | Matt Forbeck, Electric Entertainment
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The sun finally decided to show up in the Michigan thumb and it‘s supposed to be almost 70! Snagged the chance to mow the yard and am now relaxing on my back deck with a cold one and a book.

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One Corpse Too Many | Ellis Peters
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1. Our son Aiden at his field trip last week, my husband and I at his FLETC graduation in 2016, and our dog Roxie!
2. I‘ve only read the tagged and haven‘t even finished it. Haven‘t read a lot this week due to it being crazy stressful since the husband left for New Mexico for 2 months on Sunday ☹️.
3. Library run, cleaning, reading, playing with the kiddo/doggo.
4. Rainy in the 40s.
5. Something with chicken?
#friyayintro

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Visited the local used bookstore today because I had a bag of trades to bring in!

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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This book was a TRIP. I originally wanted to read it because I love ikea and when I sat down to read it this afternoon I thought I‘d read a bit then go do some other things. It‘s now 5 hours later and I‘ve finished it already. I honestly don‘t even know what happened I just literally could not put it down 😂. Good for horror fans, fans of Ikea, and anybody whose experienced the horror of working retail.

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Heading to Ohio to spend Easter weekend with my brother in law and his family! It‘s been raining on us ever since we left our house two hours ago 😬. Probably won‘t get much reading done except when we are at our hotel and during the drive but should be a great time anyway! Hope all my Litten friends have a fantastic weekend!!

BookishMarginalia Have a safe trip! (And that #bookcover is fab!) 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Can you read while you‘re a passenger in a car? That would be such a great skill to have! 2mo
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Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair | Sara Sheridan, Daisy Goodwin
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I hit sort of a wall reading wise and was finally pulled over it by this absolutely lovely companion book to Victoria! I finished season 1 (finally) yesterday and absolutely devoured this between then and now before starting season 2. I was lucky my library had it 😂.

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Reorganizing my various shelves today to (hopefully) have them done by genre. Or at least as close as possible to genre while still working within my shelving space!

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Siblings | Kitty Berry
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“Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” -Sam Levenson
Myself, my 15 year old brother, and my 17 year old sister last fall! Technically they‘re only my half-siblings since we only share the same mom but I‘ve never called them that 🤷🏻‍♀️. My sister and I are wearing our other brother‘s (who passed away in 2008 at 17) football jerseys. #siblings #springintoreading

vkois88 Sorry for your loss, but you guys are adorable! 3mo
rretzler 💕 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
CrowCAH What a great tribute! 3mo
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vkois88 Several of them sound good! 3mo
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My #selfcaresunday involves holing up in the basement for some alone time with snacks, a book, and season 3 of Leverage! With Hungry Howie‘s pizza for lunch 😋. #springintoreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Sounds like a great day!/ 3mo
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Starting a new book this evening while the husband grills! Enjoying a Crown and Coke (his) and a Cherry limeade Moscow mule (mine) while we‘re at it! #booksandbeverage #springintoreading @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! Enjoy 🍹🥃 3mo
vkois88 Ooooh fun 3mo
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Was this book discussing 13 terrible breakups historically accurate? Nah. Was it a hilarious, fun ride? Definitely! I can overlook the mistakes the author made historically because she‘s not a historian and she‘s not claiming to be. A gossipy, lighthearted discussion of the breakups. I did come away learning some things and have have some things I‘d love to learn more about! Which, to me, is the point of these list type nonfiction stories.

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For today #flowers prompt for #SpringIntoReading I went with some gardening books I have checked out from my library. Mainly because I couldn‘t find any books I have with flowers on them 😂. This is the first spring/summer I‘ve had a yard to actually have a garden in so I‘m hoping to have a lot of family fun with it! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Enjoy! 3mo
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1. 1990s
2. Print unless I‘m traveling then audio for the car.
3. Younger! I‘ll be 30 in June.
4. No and haven‘t since I was 4. I also live more than 100 miles from what I actually consider my hometown and wouldn‘t go back if someone paid me 😂.
5. Will do! 💜💜💜
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wanderinglynn I would totally bring back the 90s too! 🙌🏻 3mo
Megabooks 90s too! 3mo
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Get to enjoy a quiet lunch with book while Rox is at the groomers and the husband and kiddo are at the Y for homeschool gym & swim!

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American Girl Character Encyclopedia | Erin Falligant, Carrie Anton
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I had a hard time choosing just one #childhoodfavorite so here‘s a couple! I especially loved the American Girl books (I had a Samantha doll and a Molly doll), Harry Potter, and the Dear America series! Fun fact, my grandpa called my brother and I “The Littles” because of the books! #springintoreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices!!! 💗 3mo
vkois88 I never got into The Littles or the Boxcar Children, but I was OBSESSED with all the others. I still have my American Girl Doll books, and save them from Goodwill when I see them too 3mo
annahenke Yes! 3mo
RvnclawWhovian Omg I totally forgot about Dear America books, I loved those! 3mo
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Touch of Fever | Greg Cox
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Apparently I‘m on a “novels based on my favorite tv shows” kick? This was SO much fun though. Cox really nailed the character‘s voices so that I could really hear Pete, Myka, Leena, and Artie coming through the pages! He didn‘t *quite* get Claudia‘s voice right all the time though. The historical parts are awesome and I could definitely see this as an episode! Highly recommend to other Warehouse 13 fans!!

davidjoseph *gasp* Didn't know this was our there! 3mo
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A quick and totally fun read and a delightful return to the world of the Library! This time Eve and her trusty crew of Librarians must prevent the end of the world (again) by stopping Mother Goose from putting Humpty Dumpty back together. I really enjoyed the nursery rhyme aspect and totally didn‘t see the twist coming! Recommended to fans of both the Librarian movies and the tv show but especially the show!

CrowCAH I ❤️ this show!!! Super sad it‘s not on anymore. 3mo
PathfinderNicole @CrowCAH me too! I missed it a lot after reading the novels so my husband and I just started rewatching it 😂 3mo
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