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ReadingsByTheC

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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I was nervous going in because I've seen mixed reviews and Six Of Crows is one of my top 10 favorite books of all time. Happy to say I enjoyed 95% of it. This book was paced much slower than her others, but I didn't mind. Not a big fan of that ending but I'm thinking that all is not what it seems. All in all it felt like the second book in a series, the one that sets up everything for an explosive conclusion.

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Happily Ever After: A Novel | Elizabeth Maxwell
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Thank you so so much @Gissy for my awesome #happilyeverafterswap package. Especially for the beautiful and heartfelt card. Don't worry, I LOVE Every Single Thing. The stuffed unicorn is adorable, all the books are right up my alley, and the gorgeous art print matches my living/reading room perfectly. Again, thank you so much!

And Thank You @Chrissyreadit for organizing this wonderful swap. As a single gal, it made Valentine's Day bearable. 😁

Chrissyreadit That looks like a card designed by @BookBabe @gissy gives amazing swaps! 6mo
ReadingsByTheC @Chrissyreadit Yes she does! 💕 6mo
Gissy I'm so happy that you liked it. As I said, that shutdown killed me and I couldn't put other orders on time. 6mo
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ReadingsByTheC @Gissy No worries. It was PERFECT! 💕💖💓 I'm sorry you were affected by the shut down. 6mo
tpixie @Gissy @ReadingsByTheC so much awesomeness!! 6mo
ReadingsByTheC @tpixie She did such an amazing job. Everything was perfect! 🤗 6mo
tpixie 🥳🎉🥳 6mo
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Happily Ever After: A Novel | Elizabeth Maxwell
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Yay! My #happilyeverafterswap box came today! It made my Monday 1000% better. Is it Thursday yet? 😊 @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 💕💞❤️💞💕 6mo
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Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison
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Did any Chicago or San Diego area Littens receive this email from Audible? It doesn't say so in the email but if you click through the link you'll see the event is narrated by Roxane Gay! Get your tickets quick, I got mine. 😁

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Finishing up with the packing of my #happilyeverafterswap box. I'm a little disappointed with the wrapping paper. I thought it just looked like glitter, but actually has glitter. I hope my match forgives me for the slight glitter shedding that will ensue. Package going out tomorrow priority mail. @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit ❣️❣️❣️🙌❣️❣️❣️ 7mo
ReadingRover 😂 did you pass on the paper because of the glitter?!? 😂 you‘re the kindest swap partner ever! 6mo
ReadingsByTheC @ReadingRover Oh my goodness that paper! 😡 So full of chunky glitter! And thick like wallpaper. I'm ashamed to say it got on my nerves and I gave up. 😔 6mo
ReadingRover @ReadingsByTheC Don‘t be ashamed! I‘m glad you did! My cat would still be wearing it all over him if you didn‘t and probably so would I 😂 6mo
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Jay Kristoff's new book sounds amazing! He says it's a cross between Interview With a Vampire, The Road, and The Name of the Wind!

AmyG Well that sounds amazing. 7mo
ReadingsByTheC @AmyG Can't wait. I've been dying (ha ha) for a good vampire book. 7mo
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Looks like I'm having an impromptu readathon Wednesday and Thursday! 🤗

Soubhiville Yikes! Be safe! 7mo
ReadingsByTheC @Soubhiville I'm going to stop on the way home for soup ingredients and hot cocoa and I'm not coming out til Friday! 7mo
TheBookAddict Same. Don‘t think school will be open. They closed schools today too. The roads were terrible. 7mo
ReadingsByTheC @TheBookAddict Yes, this morning was a mess. Hopefully they will have cleaned it up a bit for the commute home. 7mo
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I don't know if anyone has posted this yet, but the author Jen Campbell has a whole series on her YouTube channel about the origins of fairy tales. Lots of good watching! #happilyeverafterswap @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit Thanks for sharing! 7mo
Ericalambbrown This sounds fantastic! 😍 7mo
ReadingsByTheC @Ericalambbrown It's pretty cool and there is a video where she shows her collection of Fairytale books. Lots of good picks for your TBR! 7mo
RaimeyGallant Cool! 7mo
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Favorite Fairytale: Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Favorite Retelling: The Lunar Chronicles, The Wish Granter, Wicked, Spinning Silver
Most Wished For: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Any Pied Piper Retelling because I don't own any, A Curse Dark as Gold
@Chrissyreadit #happilyeverafterswap

Chrissyreadit Nice! 7mo
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Hi Littens! Does anyone display their books outward like this? Do you like it or does it make your house seem like a store? Thinking of doing this in my living room in between two bookcases.

suzie.reads It would remind me too much of work. We display the books like this in class 😂 7mo
ReadingsByTheC @suzie.reads So true! I hadn't even thought about being reminded of school. 7mo
Mdargusch I don‘t display that way but I think it would make a great display. It would be a great place for TBR books, so you don‘t forget about them. (edited) 7mo
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ReadingsByTheC @Mdargusch Great idea about TBR books! I'm always forgetting what I have since I have a teeny book buying problem. 😉 7mo
PagesByTheWater I don‘t display my books this way, but I do have plans of displaying my daughter‘s in this fashion. Right now here‘s are displayed traditionally (spines outward) but some of her books are so thin, they have no spine to read! 7mo
ReadingsByTheC @PagesByTheWater It would definitely be great for picture books. And easier for kids too. 7mo
PagesByTheWater @ReadingsByTheC yes lol. I don‘t think it‘s a great way to store books in the long term, but visually, between two bookshelves you mentioned, I‘d imagine it‘d be a nice way to display TBR or seasonal books, or books you read often. If this is in an area with a lot of foot traffic it gives guests a peek at your reading interests. 7mo
JLaurenceCohen I do in our nursery and we love it how looks. 7mo
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Posted | John David Anderson
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Got my next #postlit book. Looks like it's your pick @CareBear ! I've been wanting to read this one but have been a little intimidated. This is the perfect push to finally dive in. Thank you so much for the lovely bookmark @goodthinkrebel ! It's adorable and your stationary is amazing!

CareBear I hope you like it! 🥰 7mo
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Cravings: Hungry for More | Chrissy Teigen
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My library hold just came in on this one. Can't wait to try some of these recipes out.

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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales | The Brothers Grimm
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Got in under the wire for this cool swap hosted by @Chrissyreadit ! Can't wait to start shopping, so fun! #happilyeverafterswap

Chrissyreadit Awesome! 8mo
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Stubborn: Poems | Roland Flint
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Current mood.

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Roadwork | Stephen King
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Trying to catch up but with my #losersclub reading, but this main character is grating my nerves. 🙄

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I love this series. The world building is great & the characters are fun. I also liked that this was a little darker than the 1st one. I can't say much, as this is the 2nd in the series, but Morrigan is a young girl who grew up believing she was cursed and would die on her 11th birthday. Luckily on her 11th birthday she is rescued and whisked away to the magical town of Nevermoor to compete for a space in the mysterious Wondrous Society. Magical!

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Look what Santa left me. So pretty! 😍

TheBookAddict Awesome! It‘s good book too. 🙂👍🏽💕 8mo
ReadingsByTheC @TheBookAddict Yes, I loved it! Trying to get my daughter to read it. 8mo
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Merry Christmas Litsy Friends! I hope Santa added to your TBR pile!

BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 8mo
DarcysMom Merry Christmas to you! 8mo
Eggs Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 8mo
Daisey Merry Christmas! 🎄 8mo
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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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OMG @BookaholicNatty you are so sweet! Thank you so much for these books, I have been wanting to read them. You are right, Litsy people are the best. 😊 Also, I would love to do a buddy read, let me know what you have coming up on your TBR. Again, thank you so so so much. Merry Christmas!

BookaholicNatty So glad they got there in time for Christmas!!! I hope you have had a wonderful day today!!! ❤️❤️❤️🎄😘 8mo
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Tonight's reading.

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Chocolate Monster | Pip Jones
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What have you done to me @Booksnchill ? I had never heard of these before you sent them in the #sss box and now I'm obsessed. They are amazing! 😀

Booksnchill Ha! They are our original Tennessee candy and we do love them!!! Sorry, not sorry!🤣 8mo
ReadingsByTheC @Booksnchill I already placed an online order. Tennessee has been holding out on us midwesterners. LOL Thanks again! 8mo
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Maybe in 2019? Fingers crossed.

ReadingsByTheC Got picture from Instagram. If anyone knows artist let me know and I will give credit. 8mo
Chelleo Please and thank you! (edited) 8mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Wow. Can't say too much because this is the second book in a series, but I was thoroughly entertained. Holly Black really is a master of turning everything on its head in the last 20-25 pages of a book. Looking forward to the conclusion.

BookaholicNatty Ahhhhhhhh how did you get this already???? 8mo
BookaholicNatty @ReadingsByTheC really????? That would be absolutely AMAZZINGGG!!!! I emailed you with all my info!!! You made my day seriously!!!!❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
ReadingsByTheC @BookaholicNatty I emailed you. 😊 8mo
emmaturi Looking forward to this one too! 8mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Finally starting this one!

emmaturi Oh want to read it too! 8mo
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Christmas Stockings | Rachael Rowe
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Oh my goodness! @Booksnchill you are too too kind. I feel so spoiled. Thank you so much for the awesome #stuffedstockingswap #sss package. It felt like Hermione's enchanted purse in HP, everytime I reached in more and more appeared! I love each & everything you sent. I think I'm going to start with Christmas Days. I have never heard of the book before but it is right up my alley. Also, Whiskey is adorable. 😊 Thank you again and Merry Christmas!

Booksnchill So very pleased you like it all- the Jeanette Winterson has recipes as well- so fun for Christmas and New Year- Happy Run up to Christmas to you from Nashville!!!🎄💖 9mo
Christine What a great collection of gifts! And Christmas Days is wonderful and very worthy of an annual reread. Glad you were spoiled, as you certainly spoil your swap recipients (which I know from lucky experience)! ❤️ 9mo
ReadingsByTheC @Christine You're so sweet! Thank you. I do love to shop 😉 9mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ 9mo
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Posted | John David Anderson
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Princess Peach and Toad are so happy to receive this #postlit book replacement from @CareBear ! I think we are back on track now. 😁

CareBear I hope so!🤞 9mo
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I love my vintage art deco post office. Sent this stuffed to the top baby on its way to my #stuffedstockingswap match. 🎅🎄🎁 #sss @Avanders

Avanders 🎄♥️❄️💙☃️ 9mo
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Posted | John David Anderson
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Got my new #postlit books today. I've got a lot of reading to do! @CareBear

CareBear lol you should be getting mine any day now too. 📚📚📚📚 9mo
ReadingsByTheC @CareBear the more the merrier! 😁 9mo
irre Great! 9mo
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Listened to this on audio and thoroughly enjoyed it. I rewatched the movie a couple of months ago and realized I should probably read the book. I love the more fleshed out relationships in the book and the interesting side characters that didn't make it into the movie. That being said, I think this is one time the book and movie might be about equal. 😊

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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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Book mail and beauty mail are the best things to come home to after a work trip! #StuffedStockingSwap #sss #vacationstartsnow

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Posted | John David Anderson
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Just got my next #postlit book from @goodthinkrebel Thank you so much for the card and adorable book flags!
This book will actually be a re- read for me, but it is one of my absolute favorites, so I'm totally excited. 😃
@CareBear

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I'm thinking he probably read too little. 😏

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Wow! I wasn't expecting this to be so good. We're following dual narratives, one is a podcast focused on the disappearance of Sadie and the murder of her sister. The other is the POV of Sadie. Trigger warnings for sexual violence and violence against children. I will say that none of it is gratuitous and a lot is "fade to black." The audiobook is excellent. The podcast POV is actually a podcast. Lots to think about with this one.

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Two Dark Reigns | Kendare Blake
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This series gets better and better! Can't wait for the conclusion. Have any of my Three Dark Crowns friends read this one yet? Any new theories?

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I saw this posted over on Instagram and thought I'd share. The comments section of the post was...Interesting. Personally, I don't mind people loving the fandom that have never read the books. More the merrier. And while I do feel they're missing out a little, I know every book isn't for everybody. I was more upset by the people that said they haven't read the books because they don't like books, never read, or think books are boring 😲.

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I was definitely on board with Keiko's freedom to be a convenience store worker and embrace the "not normal" aspects of her personality, but other parts of the book were off putting to me. I'll have to marinate on this one a little bit more to see how I really feel. So so for now.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! So, I have to ask. Did you deliberately have sushi so you could photograph the book alongside it? 😁 12mo
ReadingsByTheC @BarbaraTheBibliophage You found me out! 😅 I couldn't resist. 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 🙌🏻 Exactly what I would have done!! 😍 (edited) 12mo
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I need this outfit! It's from Modcloth.

britt_brooke 😍 12mo
SW-T 😊😊😊😊 12mo
mrozzz Ahhhhhhhh! 👌🏻💕 12mo
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Devils Unto Dust | Emma Berquist
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A coming-of-age wrapped in dystopian wrapped in a western. 17 year-old Willie lives in a West hit by a plague that leaves them isolated from the rest of the country & under attack from infected (shakes). Running supplies falls to Hunters, thugs who traverse the desert between towns fending off shakes as they go. When her dad steals $ from a hunter & skips town, Willie is left w/ the debt so she hires 2 Hunters to take her on a journey to find him.

ReadingsByTheC The picture is from the author's Twitter account. 12mo
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Another solid Miss Marple. This time she helps a woman who's seeing visions of murder in her recently purchased home. Should she delve into the past of her house or should she let sleeping murder lie? Even though this was published last and is called Miss Marple's Last Case, I feel like it was earlier in the timeline. I would consider Nemesis to be the real Last Case. I have now read all of the Marple novels.. I am going to miss her.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Hello Littens! I'm back after a sorely needed vacation / mental health break. Hope everyone has been doing well and enjoying their summer. I'm getting into this one in preparation for the movie next week. So far I like it.

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I usually love fairy tales, retellings, and reboots but this collection is just off to me. I found them generally confusing and they felt a little unfinished. Maybe I'm not hip enough to get it.

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Hump Day | Rob Houglan, Holley Houglan
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1. The original strong female actress, the awesome Bette Davis.
2. I try to get in bed by 10. I often fall asleep in my chair before that though.
3. Mystery (Nemesis by Agatha Christie)
4. My Keurig, couldn't live without it.
5. Library is closest (1 block) but I go to them both equally.

#humpdaypost
@MinDea

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Very heavy, but beautifully written. This book made me think a lot about how we assess the quality of a life lived.

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Shopaholic | Judy Waite
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I bought the small corner bookshelf a couple of months ago so that I could get my overflow stacks off the floor. Note the new stacks on the floor. 😩 I really need to get my TBR under control. Can't wait for my vacation next month so I can catch up on my reading!

mrozzz I had my eye on this shelf on Amazon! Is it sturdy?? May need to splurge on it eventually. My TBR is also way out of control and creeping across the floor... 😅 1y
ReadingsByTheC @mrozzz That's where I got mine! It's very sturdy and I really like it. It did take my brother and uncle about 2 1/2 hours to put together, but that might have had something to do with the pitcher of margaritas I made them when they started 😅😅 1y
mrozzz Bahahah! That would do it! 1y
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 I purchased a huge book shelve but it didn‘t do any good now I‘m have to stack books on top of book 📚 📚📚📚 🤣🤣🤣😋 1y
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Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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This was great. I had a little trouble getting into it, but after about the third chapter I was hooked. Mila doesn't believe her best friend committed suicide and uses a mysterious spell book to bring her back to life so she can find the murderer, but she also accidentally brings back 2 more recently dead classmates. Were they all murdered? The dialogue in this is spot on. The snarkiness grew on me & the story had more heart than I expected. 👌

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Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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My work golf outing was rained out, so I'm at home enjoying some guilty pleasures. I do so love my Charlie's Angels. #TeamKelly 😉 The book is just okay so far, but it has great reviews so I'm optimistic.

riversong153 I want to read this! 1y
ReadingsByTheC @riversong153 I've heard good things. The main character is a little snarky for my taste, but I think that's just because I already have a snarky teenager at home to deal with. 😅 1y
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Posted | John David Anderson
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Looks like another interesting pick for #postlit. I definitely would have never picked this up on my own! This isn't the book, just a cute picture that came up when I searched book mail on Google. 😄

@Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky Glad it arrived safely! I would never have picked this one up either 1y
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I am having such conflicting reactions to this book. Anybody else find it hard to get through?

SW-T You‘re not alone. It‘s interesting, but hard to stick with also. I broke it up into segments and finally got through it all. 1y
ReadingsByTheC @SW-T I'm glad I'm not the only one. 1y
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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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Two centuries ago, three sisters were drowned as witches by jealous, petty townspeople. Every year since, they return and take their Revenge by inhabiting the bodies of three local girls and luring the boys in the town to their deaths. This is YA, so there's a trope or two, but I did enjoy the writing & found it atmospheric. It is more character-driven than witchy, so if you're looking for something spooky about witches, you might be disappointed

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Thanks for the tag @trazo ! I read my first Agatha Christie in October and I'm obsessed. This was the favorite one I've read so far, although The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd is a very close second. I tag @Jabberwocky and @Rudis if they haven't been tagged already. #4newfavesin4days

trazo I still need to read an Agatha Christie 🙈 1y
ReadingsByTheC @trazo Say no more. I will put a couple in your next #postlit package. My friend's mother gave me her entire collection and I had some duplicates. 😁 1y
trazo 🤗 thank you @ReadingsByTheC that is very sweet! 1y
Rudis Thank you for the tag! 😍 1y
Jabberwocky I‘ve actually never read any Christie! It feels like an oversight but I don‘t particularly like mysteries 😅 1y
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