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Rissa1

Rissa1

Joined June 2017

So many books, so little time
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Started and finished this in 4 hours last night. It was just what I needed while I was feeling over stimulated by noise. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #WrapItUpReadathon #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon @StayCurious @keys_on_fire @TheSpineview

TheSpineView Great job! ❤📖💚📕🎄⛄🎁 16h
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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Celebration of light is one of our Traditions. This year was bigger than ever and perfect for kids in quarentine since there is no human contact. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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TheSpineView Excellant 🤩📖 2d
PuddleJumper Whooo 2d
keys_on_fire Ahhhh Christmas Vacation. One that I have yet to watch this year and MUST do before the 25th 😂 2d
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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My day in pictures. 1st book from My #WinterGame2021 TBR finished. Watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with the family, and snuggled with a rotation of cats. #WrapItUpReadathon #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

TheSpineView Awesome 👍📖 3d
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#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious
Day 2: Red and White

Almost time to retire this planner.

tokorowilliamwallace A lot of good ones from that illustrated stack: A.S. Byatt, Tom Robbins, Tom Wolfe, Maupin, Styron, Pynchon, Kundera. 5d
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#FestivePhotoChallenge day 1 red and green. Green tree red ribbon or green and red stocking ornaments. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleigher @StayCurious

StayCurious This can also count as an entry for the #xmastreecontest 7d
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My #wintergames2021 #TeamGameSleighers TBR. I am sure that I will mix it up some more but these are a start. Hopefully this quarentine will allow for a lot of reading. @StayCurious

sebrittainclark The Love Hypothesis ended up being one of my favorite romances of the year 1w
Rissa1 @sebrittainclark Yay. I love a fun romance after I read a few thrillers or darker books. 1w
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I loved how this revolved around the case of the fire, but was so much more. 4⭐

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The Cousins | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I may not be back to 100% after Covid, but I am back to reading again! I hated not being able to concentrate enough to read.
The Cousins is the first book I have finished since Covid. Thank God for audiobooks when holding a physical book feel like a lot of work.
I will give this book 3.5⭐ I am not sure that this could all be really pulled off, but that is the joy of fiction.
I also picked my December books today. Happy to be ready to read again.

Reggie Oh gosh, I‘m glad you‘re ok and feeling better. I have been having these weird echos of it once every two months it seems I‘ll have a day where I‘ll experience all the symptoms I had when I had it and within hours it‘ll be gone. Hope you continue to feel better! 1w
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Feed | Mira Grant
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So much better than I expected it to be. 4⭐

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Feed | Mira Grant
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Audiobooks are a life saver! I have the flu and have zero energy. Being able to set a sleep timer and just let a book play is exactly what I need.

5feet.of.fury Love this book 🧟‍♀️❤️ Wishing you a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹 3w
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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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I finished this today while in the car for 10 hours.
This book gave me No Exit vibes. Minus the intensity of No Exit. 3⭐

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Mrs. Rochester's Ghost | Lindsay Marcott
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This book did a good job of modernizing a classic story.

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An uplifting read. 4⭐

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Week for total for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter 1026 pts.
@Clwojick #Readlikehellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon #20in4.

I had a blast thank you for the work that goes into this!!

Clwojick Way to go! Thanks for joining us this month! 1mo
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" These days people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Fun read. Definitely needed this as a reprieve from the darker thrillers and true crime. #Sacarthlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #Spookoween #wickedathon #Readlikehellathon #ReadwithUs @Clwojick @DieAReader

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Boy week 3 was just slightly better than week 2. 457 Points for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 #Wickedathon #Readlikhellathon #Spookoween #Outstanding October @Clwojick @Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 1mo
Clwojick Awesome job! You're on fire! 🔥 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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My heart is happy when I fill in at my kids' school because I get to read with this guy. He is an elementary student that struggles with reading and while he fellow students do things above his level, he comes to read to me. Obviously, he isn't my child so I took a picture of him walking away from me, but this is my favorite part of the day.

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Well.. lesson of the season, read the synopsis before reading the book. This cute cover drew me in while I searched for Halloween reads. I was shocked to open the book and read about a relationship that is adjusting to a new kink. It was short I read it all but it was not what I am into. I will however take the points for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #ReadlikeHellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon #OustandingOctober @Clwojick @Andrew65

Clwojick Hahahah! Oh no! I almost NEVER read the synopsis before reading the book. I generally just pick by the cover too! 😂 2mo
Andrew65 @Clwojick Me too! 2mo
Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 2mo
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It has been awhile since I wanted to yell at a character the way I wanted to yell at Sophie. Contentedness us highly underrated. #Scarathlon2021 #Readlikehellathon #Wickedathon #OutstandingOctober #Spookoween #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2mo
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Looks like I am about to get some reading time. Cave exploring clothes and some blankets have the need to be washed at the laundromat. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick I enjoyed this one! Hope you like it too! 2mo
Reggie I was the cool guy there doing his laundry on Friday night. Lol. I love laundry reading! 2mo
wasonga1 I liked it 2mo
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TH1RT3EN | Steve Cavanagh
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#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter points report...
Week 2=449 points
I am disappointed that I didn't have more time but this week was so busy!!! Hoping week 3 is a stronger week.
#Readlikehellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon #OutstandingOctober @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome! You're killing it! ☠ 2mo
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Th1rte3n | Steve Cavanagh
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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South: The Endurance Expedition | Ernest Henry Shackleton
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There were definitely interesting moments but it felt incredibly long. #Scarathlon getting back to you and #TeamSlaughter now.

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So good that I times I want to stop the world from moving around me. Life has been busy for the last 5 days and will continue to be so for the next couple days but I will keep doing my best for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick #Readlikehellathon #wickedathon #spookoween

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Clwojick ☠ WAY TO GO!!! ☠ 2mo
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Silence of Bones | June Hur
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This book was just not for me. I am sure others love it, I am just not one of them.
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #Readlikehellathon #wickedathon #Spookoween @Clwojick
*pic of my daughter who loves to play with makeup and #Eyrethecalico

Clwojick 😺😺 2mo
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I am early for a meeting and it is a beautiful morning. Reading at the park it is. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #alwayscarryabook @Clwojick

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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I had been putting this off because I wasn't sure I was in a place to read about lockdowns. Thanks to #Scarathlon2021 I have now added it to my read list and am so glad I did. This was full of twists I did not see coming. If you have been putting this off, stop.

#TeamSlaughter #Readlikehellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon @Clwojick

Clwojick Stacking! 2mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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I love book mail days!! #bookofthemonth. More books for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Ooo! That‘s a pretty stack! 2mo
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Clwojick I‘m glad! ❤️ 2mo
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The Winter Sister | Megan Collins
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I feel like this would make a great Lifetime movie. I knew how it would play out before it ended but I was still compelled to keep reading.
Checked this one off my #Scarathlon2021 TBR. #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #ReadlikeHellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon

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The Winter Sister | Megan Collins
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Kids and Hubby made cakes and I am watching Midnight Mass on Netflix. I did not see episode 3's changes coming. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 @Clwojick

Clwojick Oh! Those cakes look great! 2mo
SomedayAlmost Great cake! 2mo
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Winter Sister | Megan Collins
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And 1st horror movie of the season is Child's Play. Not my 1st choice but the Hubby wanted to see it so here we are. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Emilymdxn I really want to watch this one! 2mo
Reggie I almost, ALMOST, felt sorry for the doll. But not really. 2mo
Rissa1 @Reggie 😂😂😂 2mo
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Midnight Sun | Meyer
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Finally finished this. I think I have outgrown the Twilight Series or maybe it is because I was always #TeamJacob. Edward's perspective just didn't work for me he is always so negative. 🤐

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #ReadLikeHellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon @Clwojick

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Clwojick 🧡🧡🧡 2mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Starting #Scarathlon2021 with #TeamSlaughter #Buddy Read. I woke up extremely excited for this day! @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! Happy October! 2mo
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Midnight Sun | Meyer
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1. Yes. #TeamSlaughter.
2. Rock Paper Scissors, Alice Feeny
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📚 2mo
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South: The Endurance Expedition | Ernest Henry Shackleton
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I have been a stay at home Mom for 10 years. This school year I occasionally will be filling in as Secretary. My kids go to a very small private school meaning my responsibilities mainly consist of, answering phones, receiving packages, answering the door to parents, and handing out an occasional bandaid. This "job" is making me so happy!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈 2mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🎊🍾🎉🎈 2mo
Rissa1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & @Bookwormjillk Thank you. After wanting a job but not finding something that would work with everyone's crazy schedule, this is perfect!! 2mo
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South: The Endurance Expedition | Ernest Henry Shackleton
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I live finding things in books. I bought this book from Thriftbooks and while reading found this. #thingsfoundinbooks #welltraveledbooks #illinoisreader

Louise Looks like a time travel ticket! Great find! 2mo
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Daniel Isn't Talking | Marti Leimbach
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This was a quick read that caused a lot of emotion. Watching my sister raise an autistic son has opened my eyes to the way the mom's are judged.This book speaks to that and more.

Nute One of the most important things that reading does…exposing readers to broader circumstances and raising our awareness, understanding and empathy. Stacking! 3mo
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Shelter Mountain | The New York Times Best Sellers
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This was an emotional ride. I sat in my car reading this while my husband was in a Dr. Appointment. I am grateful that no one witnessed me crying alone in a car.

Reggie Awwww 3mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Very excited for #Scarathlon2021 this is my #TeamSlaughter #TBR. @Clwojick I get excited for this every year!!

Clwojick The Night Swim was good! 3mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Probably my least favorite Taylor Jenkins Reid, but still worth the read.