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QuietlyLaura

QuietlyLaura

Joined May 2016

I read for escape and entertainment. Classical music afficionado. Pro-Mental Health.
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The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin
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Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright
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Hey, @laurenslibrary and anyone else who might find this helpful - a post about the #SelfCare apps I use to help me with my Anxiety and Depression.
1st row: meditation and two apps to help me get through Anxiety. 2nd row: Woebot chats with me using Cognitive Behavioral tools to help me reframe things, and 2 mood tracking apps. 3rd row: A soothing sounds app, and 2 calming games to play for distraction.
#mentalhealth #apps

mcipher Oooh I love the idea of a CBT app!!!! So cool! 19h
Crazeedi Very interesting, I'm passing on to my daughters for sure 19h
AlaMich Thanks for posting these! 😊 18h
marleed What a wonderful post! 16h
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1. No. Here‘s an unpopular opinion: I don‘t really like Halloween. I don‘t like being scared. Don‘t hate me, Litsy!
2. No. See above answer.
3. I would like to get a wreath of fall leaves for my front door.
4. Will do! #WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Ohhh I get the not wanting to be scared thing and we don‘t hate on anyone 😘 1w
ImperfectCJ I'm also not really into Halloween...and I've been eyeing some autumn leaves wreaths myself. I keep thinking I should make one, but with my crafting track record, I know how that story ends. :-) 1w
QuietlyLaura Thanks @Eggs ☺️💕 7d
QuietlyLaura @ImperfectCJ I‘m not good at crafting, either, but I did learn years ago how to make wreathes with artificial foliage. I‘m not sure how cost effective it is compared to just buying a wreath. ☺️ 7d
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In this case it was my mug of chocolate almond tea on my Kindle cover in the first attempt at a pic of a relaxing morning reading. My Kindle is fine! Take 2: my iPad and iced tea in a covered cup. That was after I cleaned up everything and threw my robe and pajamas in the wash! I‘m still waiting on the relaxing bit to show up. 🙃☕️🥤
#JustCallMeSpilly #ereading #tea #reallife

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Once Upon a Kiss | Jayne Fresina

I'm setting this romance aside for now. The heroine and her overly dramatic behavior are riding on my last nerve. I guess I prefer the drama in a story to come from the plot and not the MC. 🤔🤷‍♀️ #romance

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Once Upon a Kiss | Jayne Fresina
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“I don‘t know what the world is coming to these days, with young girls reading stories instead of good, honest sermons. I don‘t hold with it and never did. I‘d rather have a coven o‘ witches in the village than a book society to addle the minds of our young girls. And I hear they‘ve got their hands on a romance!”
#romance #romantsy

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Guts | Raina Telgemeier
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I found this graphic novel today and am looking forward to reading it. From what I‘ve seen so far, I think this story is going to reflect my own childhood struggles with Anxiety. 💜
#graphicnovel #middlegrade #anxiety

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Day7 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day7
Post one cover you love each day for 7 days with no explanation. Everyone is welcome to play. I had a lot of fun! ☺️

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The Book Jumper | Mechthild Glaser
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Day6 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day6
Post one cover you love a day for 7 days with no explanation. Anyone is welcome to play!

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#LoveMUTTS: A MUTTS Treasury | Patrick McDonnell
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Day5 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day5
Post 7 covers you love over 7 days with no explanation. Tag someone new each day. Would you like to play @Ash.on.the.line

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The Tale of Holly How | Susan Wittig Albert
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Day4 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day4
Post a cover you love each day for 7 days without an explanation. Tag someone new each day. Would you like to play @bookishlyblessed

bookishlyblessed Sounds like fun! Thanks! 3w
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Day3 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day3
Post 7 covers you love in 7 days no explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.
Would you like to play @RestlessFickleBookHoarder

Sace Thanks for the tag! I will have to try to find a worthy cover. 4w
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Dragons of a Fallen Sun | Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
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Day2 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day2
Post 7 covers in 7 days with no explanation. Tag someone new each day.
Would you like to play @catebutler ☺️

catebutler Can‘t wait to participate, thank you for the tag! 💓 4w
Shemac77 LOVE Dragonlance!!! 4w
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Brief History of the Dead | Kevin Brockmeier
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Day1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #Day1
Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new every day.
Thanks to @SW-T for the tag.
Would you like to play @VioletBramble

SW-T Loved the book and its cover! 😊😊 4w
VioletBramble Thank for the tag @QuietlyLaura. I‘ll have to check my shelves for good covers when I get home. 4w
Avanders Oh yes, I quite liked this one! 4w
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1. I live in the U.S. and have visited Mexico when I was little.
2. Coastline. I love the water!
3. Maine, Prince Edward Island, and England.
4. Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs 👋

Eggs Thanks for playing!👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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A qoute I'm trying to remember every day.
#FocusOnThePresent #lightnovel

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1. I just want to read more. I have a bad habit of not letting myself read because I don‘t think I deserve to. I‘m stopping myself from doing the one thing that makes me happy. I need to change this.
2. I want to continue to make healthy lifestyle choices, turn the spare room into a library, and start journaling again.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Super goals! Thanks for playing! 😊 1mo
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Strange Planet | Nathan W. Pyle
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Better late than never! #WondrousWednesday @Eggs
1. A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond.
2. Tagged above. It‘s not out yet but there‘s a collection of Nathan W. Pyle comics coming out in November. His comics are hilarious! 😂
3. I love the Lockwood & Co series.
4. Cinnamon toast with butter.
5. Since I‘m late I tag anyone who wants to play.

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 1mo
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It‘s a pleasant, sunny afternoon all to myself. I‘m listening to classical music. I have two books waiting for me on my end table along with a bottle of water and a couple of cute stuffies. There‘s also a piece of chocolate! I hope everyone has a nice afternoon! 💖
#WhatsOnMyEndTable #AfternoonReading #mystery #romance

JoScho Looks perfect! 1mo
QuietlyLaura @JoScho Thanks! I read about 12 pages before I fell asleep! 1mo
JoScho I do that all the time! 1mo
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This was such a cute, fun read! Slothilda is keeping it real as she struggles between healthy, productive habits and being an introverted sloth. Her dog, Peanut, is especially cute!
#humor #comics

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1. Tagged. I felt like an inspirational romance.
2. Staying home. Reading and resting.
3. Soft serve vanilla back in the days when I could eat dairy.
4. Nope. I appreciate those that do!
5. On it!
#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

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Her First-Date Honeymoon | Katrina Cudmore
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Emma has come to Italy to heal from a relationship betrayal only to stumble into the arms of handsome billionaire Matteo. Neither wants a relationship or to be hurt ever again but their attraction is too strong to deny. Soon hearts are softened and love takes root. I really enjoyed watching the couple work through their troubles and take a chance at love.
#ebook #romance #Harlequin

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Her First-Date Honeymoon | Katrina Cudmore
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Afternoon reading. I‘m really enjoying this story.
#Kindle #HarlequinRomance #romance

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Congratulations @Megabooks on your milestone! That‘s amazing! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and chance to win.
The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill is my favorite book so far. #25Etsy #giveaway

Megabooks I need to read this! I‘ve liked Abbi‘s other books. Thanks for entering! 2mo
QuietlyLaura @Megabooks Thanks for the opportunity! I really want to read Abbi‘s other books now. 2mo
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Who else took advantage of Barnes & Noble‘s member‘s sale? This girl did! And I got this nifty tote bag, too! 🙋🏻‍♀️📚
#BarnesNoble #bookhaul #booktote

Desha Love this! Did this start today for members? I can‘t remember what my email from BN said this morning! 🤣 2mo
QuietlyLaura @Desha The sale started today for members and on Saturday for nonmembers. In store and online. Friday is also for members. ☺️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen Oh, more temptation! 2mo
Desha Oh yay! 🎉 Thank you for letting me know...good temptation! 📚♥️📚 2mo
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Her First-Date Honeymoon | Katrina Cudmore
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I never really mind having to update my computer because that gives me time to read. I‘ve been craving romance lately so I started reading this Harlequin Romance I found on my Kindle. I hope I haven‘t forfeited my Litsy card by admitting I like Harlequin books! ☺️💻
#techupdates #kindle #harlequinromance #romance

riversong153 Reading is reading! No book snobbery here! 🤓 2mo
QuietlyLaura @riversong153 Thank you so much for saying that! 🥰 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Read what you love and be proud! 🙌 2mo
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QuietlyLaura @GrilledCheeseSamurai Thank you! ☺️👋 2mo
BookNAround No shame in reading. Own whatever makes you happy. (edited) 2mo
QuietlyLaura @BookNAround Thank you! ☺️💕 2mo
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1. I like to read any time I can and always try to take a book with me wherever I go.
2. I really like spending a bit of time after breakfast to read and digest in my cozy spot in the living room. I also listen to audiobooks at bedtime.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday! Thanks for playing! 😊 2mo
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A day late but I‘m still playing!
1. Total indoor person. I prefer looking at nature through a window. Or when I‘m in my car.
2. Unsweetened iced tea! Cherry Coke Zero is runner up.
3. I wanted to pick a number of fictional places but I‘ll go with Paddington‘s London.
4. Purple.
5. Yep!
#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

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Pickpick

This was an awesome book! I could relate to Nina and her desire to be alone and read, as well as her struggle with Anxiety. I think this may be the best book I‘ve read this year.
#fiction #booklover #mcwithanxiety

LittlePixels Have you read any other Abbi Waxman books? Other People's Houses was my first, and immediately put her on my insta-buy list. You might want to start with The Garden of Small Beginnings though, if you haven't already. You'll find some familiar characters from The Bookish Life there. 😊 (edited) 2mo
QuietlyLaura @LittlePixels I haven't read any other books by Abbi Waxman. I'll definitely look into The Garden Of Small Beginnings. Thank you for the insight! ☺️👋 2mo
CouronneDhiver Oh wow - ok. Stacked. I‘m super curious now! 2mo
riversong153 I literally just bought this book! Can‘t wait to read it! 2mo
QuietlyLaura @riversong153 It was so good! I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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1. I‘m really enjoying the Lockwood & Co. series on audiobook.
2. My Dad had a nickname that only he called me but I prefer to leave it to the past. A friend called me “Lor” and I hated it.
3. Breadsticks!
4. I want to stay home and read.
5. Only English. I used to know Spanish.
#FriYayIntro @howjessreads 👋

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Niagara Falls | Marion Dane Bauer
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Guess where I went? Yep, Niagara Falls City in New York! I haven‘t been on a vacation in years. The husband and I went for our anniversary and saw the sights, got wet, and bought souvenirs. It was fun but I was definitely glad to come home. What can I say? I‘m a homebody! I wasn‘t able to get much reading done. #vacation #NiagaraFalls #NotInABarrel 😁

wanderinglynn Very cool! Niagara Falls is on my list of places to visit. 👍🏻 3mo
QuietlyLaura @wanderinglynn I hope you get to go! Just be prepared to get wet! 🙂 3mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚Death In The Clouds by Agatha Christie.

🎬Snakes On A Plane.

🎶Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz.

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing sweet lady 🛩💙🛩 3mo
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1. Tagged above. This is my favorite in the Thursday Next series.
2. My first love is crunchy but I try to be an Equal Opportunity Cheeto Eater! 🤤😃
3. Sunrise. Everything seems fresh and hopeful.
4. Bathroom remodel.
5. Kindergarten! Yes, it counts!
#FriyayIntro Thanks for the tag @howjessreads

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1. Walking over 4k steps today. I went from a totally sedentary lifestyle to exercising every day since June 2nd.
2. I don‘t have one yet. I hope that will change.
3. Strawberry Shortcake!
4. Yes. I want to read!
5. On it!
#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

readingjedi I am also working on my step count. Until I received my Fitbit for a gift I didn't realise how much sitting I actually did! 😳 3mo
jillannjohn Good for you on getting moving! 3mo
Crazeedi Congrats on number 1,, you rock!!👏👏 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Time to read is my fav part of every weekend! 3mo
BookishJess Good job on #1!! 3mo
QuietlyLaura @readingjedi Good luck on your step count! 🙂👍 3mo
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1. Pool.
2. Lake Michigan. I grew up going to the Dunes with relatives.
3. DVDs at home. The movie theater is nice but I can‘t wear pajamas and go bra-less there. You‘re welcome! 😁
4. SpiderMan Homecoming. It was really good!
5. See the insert in the pic above.
#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1. Fried mush. It something my Dad loved and I've liked since I was little. Second favorite and what I eat most often is cinnamon toast.
2. 🤔 Everything is pretty plain around northern Indiana.
3. I usually concentrate on what I'm eating. I prefer reading while snacking!
4. A good tasting lactose-free ice cream!
5. Anyone is welcome to play!
#WondrousWednesday #FoodieEdition @Eggs

Sunraven Wow, we both mentioned fried mush — I‘m not sure I‘ve ever seen two independent mentions of it in one day. 😆 3mo
QuietlyLaura @Sunraven A lot of people have never heard of Fried Mush. It‘s so good but I can‘t convince anyone to try it! More for me! 🤤 3mo
Sunraven Bonus funny is that my dad is also the one who introduced me to it, when I was a kid. Do you make your own at home? I only ever have it when I go out for breakfast at a certain specific place, and I always forget exactly how good it is until I have it again ... 🥰 3mo
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QuietlyLaura @Sunraven I also only eat it at a specific restaurant! I‘ve seen it for sale in the dairy section at the store. 3mo
Sunraven Ha, it‘s funny how we both have the same story about fried mush ... It‘s like we‘re secretly both members of the Fried Mush Club. 3mo
QuietlyLaura The Fried Mush Club! 😊 3mo
Eggs 👏🏻🤗💗👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Here is my potential TBR for July and #CozyInTheSun month. I‘m a mood reader so this is subject to change! @Librarybelle @ferskner

ferskner Those look fantastic!!! 4mo
QuietlyLaura @ferskner Thanks! I can't wait to read them. 4mo
Librarybelle Great choices! I started the cupcake series awhile ago and was thinking about finding where I left off so I could continue the series this month. 4mo
QuietlyLaura @Librarybelle The cupcake series is one of my favorites! ☺️ 4mo
melissanorr I got Murder by the Book from the library this weekend! I don't think I have read that author before but the synopsis sounded good. 4mo
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I‘ve been enjoying the Lockwood & Co. series on audio. This short story takes place between books 2 and 3. Here we find ourselves following our three intrepid agents as they tackle a powerful ghost at an academy. It was fun to spend a bit more time with the main characters!
#ebook #middlegrade #fantasy

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1. I‘ve always liked Carnations. They last a long time and smell wonderful even if they are considered “cheap” flowers.
2. I don‘t think I‘ve read it yet. We still have a few days!
3. I‘ve been watching Alias while I exercise.
4. Emily Dickenson.
#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

SW-T Carnations are lovely flowers 😊 4mo
hgrimes Carnations are so underrated. I love them, and love their versatility. 4mo
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According to @bookriot this is where I fall in the personality type in Middle Earth. I‘m ok with this! Here‘s the link if you want to check it out.
https://bookriot.com/2019/06/24/lord-of-the-rings-myers-briggs/
@Heideschrampf #LOTRPersonality

Heideschrampf I'm surprised by how comfortable everyone always is with their M-B results. I've never heard anyone complain 4mo
QuietlyLaura @Heideschrampf I guess it's because the results are so accurate. ☺️ 4mo
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This was the second in the Lockwood & Co series. Our trio of teens face an abundance of foes both physical and ghostly as they try to obtain a mysterious mirror that is rumored to be a portal into the hereafter. I really enjoyed this story but the narrator was difficult to follow as all her voices sounded similar.
#audiobook #middlegrade #ghosts

emz711 Ooo Jonathan Stround, like this series! 4mo
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Sitting in my big, comfy chair listening to some baroque classical music and reading this fun manga collection. This contains volumes 5-7. I did have volume 1 but can‘t find it anywhere! Anybody else have that problem?
#manga #mystery

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This was an excellent start to a new cozy mystery series! Jane is manager of Storyton Hall, a grand resort catering to bibliophiles. Hosting a week of Murder and Mayhem turns into more than she bargains for with the untimely demise of a guest! I wish Storyton Hall was a real resort because I would totally go there!
#cozy #mystery

Kshakal They only get better as the series goes on!! I love these books so much!! 4mo
JoScho Might need to read this one in July for the cozy reads thing. 4mo
KathyWheeler I did not care for the audiobooks — the narrator is awful — so I quit the series. I think I need to read them instead. 4mo
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BethM This is my favorite cozy series! 4mo
QuietlyLaura @Kshakal @JoScho @BethM There‘s a lot of love for this series and I can see why! ❤️📚 4mo
QuietlyLaura @KathyWheeler A narrator can make or break an audiobook. Now I know to skip this in audio and read it in paperback instead! ☺️ 4mo
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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This was an interesting fantasy. A secret library connected to numerous alternate worlds and librarians who venture forth through danger to collect books. I wish the steampunk London setting had been fleshed out more. Not sure I‘ll continue the series.
#fantasy #steampunk

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The Wednesday Game | Martin Yoseloff
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1. Curious, moody, escapist.
2. This is my corner in the living room. It‘s cozy and I feel safe there.
3. None come to mind.
Anyone is welcome to play along! #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Bklover What a cozy snug corner!❤️ 4mo
QuietlyLaura @Bklover Thank you! ☺️ 4mo
Eggs Big comfy reading chair 👌🏼 4mo
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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This was a lot of fun! Fictional character was the hardest for me.
#alphabetbookishquiz @RealLifeReading

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1. School was so long ago! I really enjoyed reading The Belle Of Amhurst.
2. Blue currently.
3. The Spanish Princess. I‘m watching it while exercising and it‘s pretty interesting!
4. Pickett the Bowtruckle from Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. He is so cute!
#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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“Don‘t be silly,” Jane said, giving the butler an affectionate pat on the arm. “These people are mystery fans. Readers. Bibliophiles. They‘re far too refined to resort to violence.” 🔍
#mystery

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Thought I would share the cozy mysteries I picked up the other day. Nice additions to my ongoing collection. And now to read! #bookhaul #mystery

Leftcoastzen I‘m always dying for devils food!😂even your basic Duncan Hines. 5mo
SW-T Those authors are all good ones! Happy reading 😊📚 5mo
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The Screaming Staircase | Jonathan Stroud
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This was a really good book! It‘s been a long time since I‘ve listened to a ghost story. Likable characters facing evil in both spectral and corporeal form made for an engaging audiobook. I look forward to more Lockwood & Co adventures!
#audiobook #ghosts

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