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RenePenn

RenePenn

Joined July 2018

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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This is a fun #romcom in audio.

britt_brooke So fun! 1d
TheSpineView Yes!❤️ 16h
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First book I‘ve read by this author. I don‘t generally pick time travel books but I enjoyed this one.

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The chemistry and banter made this one a fun read!

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Mehso-so

I finally finished this one today. I never felt vested nor bonded with the characters. I was curious how things were going to pan out but in parts it was really slow and felt like the author was just trying to put a bunch of scientific and research information in there without really rounding it out. It just didn‘t flow well to me. I‘d never heard of black cake before so that part was interesting. This one was just a miss for me.

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I love this cover! It is so pretty and summery. My next kindle read!

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Next up in audio…

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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On the agenda to finish up this one today! I have about 2 hours left in the audio.

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Got this one as a freebie #Bookbub - it‘s ok but not great.

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I would love feedback from my Litsy friends on my new online bookish store. My husband @BobbyPenn is my support system and partner in this new venture. We are still loading inventory, but have a good base. What do you like to see in a bookstore? You can find me on fb and instagram @ pennpaperbooks or my website www.pennandpaper.store

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great!! 2mo
BobbyPenn Very excited to be on this journey with you. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Unique stationery, book sleeves, bookish candles… 2mo
RenePenn @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks for your suggestions. We have some pens and notepads coming very soon! Candles will be in the near future as well. Have a great weekend! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RenePenn thank you!! You too! ❤️ 1mo
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Flowers from my garden for Mother‘s Day 💖 Happy Mother‘s day to every special lady who has mothered a child in any capacity! It truly does take the love of a village. So this is for aunts, teachers, friends, mentors, and strangers that have ever made a positive impact on a child. And of course furbaby mamas! 💕🐾

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💐 Happy Mother‘s Day! 2mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Seems like I rarely have time to pick up a book lately. so Audiobooks are my go-to right now. Started this one a couple days ago.

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We‘ll I did something I‘ve been thinking about for a while. I launched Penn & Paper - a bookish boutique. It‘s still a work in progress and still putting in inventory, but I‘m excited about taking the plunge. lots of used books, some new and other gift/accessories. Visit me at www.PennandPaper.store

ErinSueMreads CONGRATULATIONS! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! How exciting!!! 2mo
EvieBee Yay! You‘ve got some nice things. I‘m eyeing that dog mug. 2mo
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RenePenn @ErinSueMreads thank you! It‘s exciting and a learning experience! 2mo
RenePenn @TheAromaofBooks yes! I am so excited! It‘s keeping me super busy! 2mo
RenePenn @EvieBee thank you! I love that mug too - so cute 2mo
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It started out a little slow, but the pace picked up as it went along. I liked the way the dual timelines alternately came together to solve the mystery.

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My reading companion💕💕💕

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My first book by this author. I‘m only a few chapters in but I‘m liking it so far.

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Mehso-so

Not exactly what I expected but the audiobook was enjoyable.

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This book was surprisingly informative for a children‘s book. What a classy lady.

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4stars

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Yellow Wife: A Novel | Sadeqa Johnson
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This historical fiction was inspired by true events and people. Parts of it was really hard to read/listen to because of the violence and inhumanity, but it was well written and worth the read.

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Hidden Fires | Sandra Brown
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Classic Sandra Brown… hot and steamy 🔥

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Funny and full of emotion. Loved the chemistry between the characters and their sense of humor. Has the fear of losing something kept you from ever having it?? The fear of rejection is real in both characters for different reasons…

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The President's Daughter: A Thriller | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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This book was well written and action packed. If you enjoy special operations rescues and all the behind the scenes intel, you will enjoy this book. This is not my normal genre but I won this book in a #Goodreadsgiveaway and I‘ve been trying to branch out into genres that aren‘t my norm. For those of you who love thrillers this will be a “pick”. The audio version is well presented with the different character narrators.

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Double Dare | Rhonda Nelson
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Short and sweet. Cute and witty. Light reading. Great little breakaway read #chicklit ❤️ I‘ve had this in my kindle for years. Decided to go back and find some of my oldest and start reading them.

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This is her debut novel and in my opinion she knocked it out of the park! I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version of this book and the family dynamics of the two sisters working through their relationships with each of their parents and grandfather and trying to reconcile the hurt caused and received, with the love they felt for each. I ain‘t gonna lie- I teared up a few times.

ArniesMom Oh I read the sample and have been trying to find an available copy! Excited to read this one! 4mo
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Mehso-so

While this didn‘t start out being a favorite, and I put it down a couple of times and came back, after I switched to audio about a third of the way in, it became more interesting. 3 ⭐️

Aims42 I love his other books so much, but this one never clicked with me. Not sure why 😕 4mo
RenePenn @Aims42 I totally agree! 4mo
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1. Sandra Brown - I have been reading her books for many years. Barbara Cartland would probably be a close second. Her books were my favorite in my teenage years.
2. At home in my recliner.
3. No
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Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗📚🙏🏻 4mo
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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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Picked this one up at a local bookstore yesterday. Needed to see what all the fuss was about. Will be my first read by Colleen Hoover.

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I am struggling with this one so I switched to audio to try and finish it up. I loved A Gentleman in Moscow and The Lincoln Highway was good too (just not AS good). This one can‘t hold my attention. It has its moments but then I‘m back to mind wandering. 😶‍🌫️

Aims42 I almost bailed on this one too! I‘m so thankful I read “A Gentleman in Moscow” before this one. I loooooooooved Gentleman and had I read this first, I don‘t know if I would‘ve given it a shot. This book was a total “meh” for me too. But I love Gentleman and Lincoln Highway, so every book can‘t be a winner I guess 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
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Majesty | Katharine McGee
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Book 2 of this series. #audio

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Valentines‘s date ♥️ with my honey at one of my favorite date spots. The tagged book was $5 with cafe purchase! Win-win! #barnesandnoble #caramellatte #blueberrymuffin

EvieBee You‘re kidding?! What a steal. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome ❤️ 4mo
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A fresh retelling of Same Time Next Year. #nomatterwhat

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1. Devotions From the Garden
2. The Personal Librarian
3. Tagged

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #3 👍🏼😢💗 5mo
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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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Fairly fast paced family drama. 👍

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Mehso-so

Easy going series.

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American Royals | Katherine McGee
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I thought this was a good YA read - which is what I was expecting, so I was not disappointed. Be prepared to read book #2 because this one leaves you curious for what happens next.

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Mehso-so

Short audiobook - only 5 hours. My mind strayed in the beginning, but it picked up a little toward the end.

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My first finished book of 2022. Really enjoyed the audio version. It got a little wordy at times, but Towles is definitely a master storyteller. This one is almost (but not quite) as intriguing as A Gentleman in Moscow.

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Finished up this Christmas ebook tonight.

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A Shoulda Woulda Christmas | Michelle Stimpson
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This one wasn‘t in the Litsy database, but it was a sweet little feel good Christmas story free on audible. If you are looking for a quick listen this will fit the bill #audible

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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I have seen mixed reviews on this one but I really enjoyed learning about Belle da Costa Greene. Even though it was historical fiction there was a lot of factual elements in the storyline and the authors tried to honor her by including as much of her real history as possible. There were some slow parts but the audiobook moved along pretty good. She was definitely a standout among women of her time!

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3.5 ⭐️ yay! One more off of my TBR list. It‘s always interesting to read books set in your home state and seeing familiar places and locations mentioned. #localauthor #alabamathebeautifil

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This was recommended to me by someone that had just discovered this author. I wasn‘t sure what to expect but I very much enjoyed this audiobook.

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Sometimes a predictable romance is just what you need!

EvieBee Agreed! 8mo
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This one has been on my shelf for a while but the audio version was available so I opted to listen instead. This is the second book I‘ve read by here and enjoyed both. This is about as intense as it gets for me though. 😂

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Started reading this one last night on recommendation. I‘m not a huge nonfiction reader but try to read at least 2-3 a year. Looking forward to digging into this one.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I have been listening to this on and off for a few weeks and just finished. At times I found my mind wandering, but as a whole I enjoyed the book. The proper writing and sometimes stiff characters was a little off-putting but then I remind myself of the time period and realize that Jane was quite bold for a female in that time period. I love that she was independent and had a mind of her own even before it was cool for a woman to have sass!

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Blind Tiger | Sandra Brown
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Finished up Blind Tiger over the weekend. It is definitely one of her better ones! Added it to my collection!

Nute Awesome Sandra Brown collection!🤩 8mo
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Blind Tiger | Sandra Brown
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The book My husband gave me for my birthday was missing about 50 pages! I discovered this as I flipped from page 183 to page 233. So annoying! 😮 Since I was already “into” it I made a Barnes & Noble run at lunch time yesterday to get another one. #readinglunch #happyreader #amazonreturn #BarnesAndNoble

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President's Daughter: A Thriller | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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Got this #freebook In the mail yesterday. Not my normal type of book, but who doesn‘t like being a #goodreadsgiveawaywinner !?!? Adding to my TBR. Anyone read it yet? Thoughts?