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Schmieds

Joined February 2019

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A book written by my favourite podcasters. A funny, heartfelt read. I give it 5 🌟 as a fan, but probably 4 if i weren't. I recommend giving their podcast My Favorite Murder a listen! #banekitty

Slajaunie Bane? It that your cat‘s name? He is gorgeous! I love Siamese cats. 1mo
Schmieds @BookFrog Yep thats him! Thank you! 1mo
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The Memory Box | Eva Lesko Natiello
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Twists ans turns! Just when you think you have it all figured out, you fine out something new and crazy. I very much enjoyed this read but had a hard time understanding the character's extreme reactions to certain things so i couldn't always relate.

Featuring a sleepy (and fierce) #banekitty.

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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After watching the Netflix series, i decided to read the book and I am glad i did. Just like in the show, i found myself rooting for Joe until i took time to think about it rationally. As usual, the book is much more detailed than the show and it was do fascinating reading how Joe rationalizes all of his behaviour. Also as usual, things occurred differently in the book than the show so it kept me interested.

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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I very much enjoyed this story of a servant in Iceland accused of murdering her master. She is sent to live with a family on a farm until her execution and slowly, but surely, they get to know her and learn that every story has two sides. The writing was beautiful and helped paint a picture of the Icelandic landscape. I much preffered this read over Alias Grace, which has a similar plot.

Have you read this?

ShyBookOwl 😳 I loooove Alias Grace... I guess I need to check this out. I've been wanting to find Icelandic books. 3mo
cobwebmoth I read this last year. I enjoyed how atmospheric it was. 3mo
mandi1082 Its been on my TBR Shelf forever. Need to get to it. 3mo
janeycanuck I really liked the writing of this one - I read Emma Donogue‘s The Wonder not long after and felt it had a similar quality, if you‘re for something else like it. 3mo
Schmieds @janeycanuck Thanks! I will check that out. 2mo
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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1. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 3
2. Harry Potter
3. Goodreads

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Six Years | Harlan Coben
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Adding to my collection (however unnecessary) sure brightens up my day! The bottom two i got in the mail from Thriftbooks but all the others i got for $6! Now just hoping for time to slow so that i can read them all!

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1. Dorothy Must Die: Stories Vol. 2 and Burial Rites
2. Space Jam
3. Peach Tea

tammysue I love peach tea! 3mo
RadicalReader I love peach tea so delicious 3mo
Reagan-reads Ooh Burial Rites was really interesting. 3mo
Schmieds @Reagan-reads I'm liking it! More than I did Alias Grace. 3mo
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I just can't get enough of this world! It is great to see things from the point of view of more minor characters and the author keeps introducing more magic and wonder. I love it and will forever hope for a movie.

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All Dogs Go to Heaven: Charlies Friends | Don Bluth, Andrea Kaminsky
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We lost our dog this weekend to a brain tumour. He was in pain and very restless so i rarely left his side over the course of 3 days. I miss my reading buddy and after a very sad and stressful weekend it was nice to sit down with a book and take my mind off of it. We miss you Tucker. 💙

MrBook Oh noooo 😩😢😔! *biiig hig* to you all! My deep condolences at this difficult time. 3mo
cobwebmoth I'm very sorry for your loss. 3mo
britt_brooke I am so sorry you lost your sweet pup. I lost my Boston terrier last summer to bone cancer and it‘s just so hard to say goodbye. 😔 They bring so much joy in the their short lives, but they just can‘t stick around quite long enough. 💚🐾 ((hugs)) 3mo
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Susanita I‘m sorry. 😢💔 3mo
Ericalambbrown I‘m so sorry. That is so hard. 💔 3mo
SassyBookworm So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Tucker. 💔 3mo
tpixie 🤗 hugs 🤗 3mo
Redwritinghood So sorry. 💔💔 3mo
xicanti I‘m so sorry. 3mo
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 3mo
AnneCecilie So sorry 💔💔 3mo
Reggie Omg so sorry for your loss. 3mo
TrishB Awww, so sorry 💔 3mo
tournevis Bye Tucker! 😿 3mo
TheSpineView So sorry! 💔 3mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 3mo
LibrarianJen Im so sorry for your loss. 😥 3mo
DGRachel I‘m so sorry for your loss. It‘s so hard to lose our fur babies. 💔 3mo
quietjenn I‘m so very sorry. 💙 3mo
Schmieds Thanks everyone, I can feel the love! 3mo
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Terribly sad that I've finished the series, but i still have the novellas to look forward to! I am just in love with all of the characters! The author's writing switches seamlessly between characters as they are often separated throughout the book. There seems to be no MC in the best way.

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Oops. Collected some more books of series I've started and started a new one with the help of my hubby. He always gives me a hard time about always searching for books and then turns around and piles more into my hands! Im on a real YA kick and loving it.

Featuring Bitty.

sprainedbrain What a gorgeous kitty! 🐱 3mo
Schmieds @sprainedbrain Thank you! 3mo
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This may have been my favourite book of the series. The author does a good job of keeping the separate story lines interesting. I love that there are so many characters with big parts in the story. Their reactions to every circumstance fits their different personalities perfectly, just like the author knows them each perfectly. Never a dull moment.

Featuring our dog Miss.

tournevis Hi Miss! What a beauty! 3mo
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1. I work shift work so it's usually one of the days I'm not working.
2. Today I'm feeling Cold War Kids
3. My fiance made me an appointment to get my nails done because I never want to spend my money on it.
4. I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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I just can't stop! Researching, buying, reading back covers. I almost feel like I'd be done with my TBR pile if i spent more time reading than looking for more books! 😂

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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I've started a book club in my town and this is our first read. Does anyone have some discussion question suggestions?

Jennifer3 It has been a while since I read it but I loved it! A question might be, how do image the story of (insert woman‘s name facing death) would play out in today‘s society and criminal justice system? 3mo
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Scarlet meets mysterious Wolf while searching for her grandmother and Cinder is still on the run from the Commonwealth when their stories intertwine.

I'm loving this series! Fast paced, humourous, and interesting. The author did a good job of keeping two story lines going, not leaving me disappointed when i switched from one to the other. On to the next!

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They said the name!

akckitty It's satisfying when that happens! 4mo
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Early One Morning | Virginia Baily
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I'm sick again🤧. Time to curl up with a good book.

Texreader Feel better soon! 4mo
BarbaraJean Hope you feel better! I love that book cover—😍 4mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon. 4mo
tammysue Feel better soon 🤗 4mo
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Devilish | Maureen Johnson
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I'm under the devil's litfluence 😂

(And a big fan of corny jokes)

Dragon 👍😀🎉 4mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
tammysue 👏🏻👏🏻😊 4mo
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I've started the second book in this series which switches between Scarlet, whose grandmother had a secret and has therefore been captured, and Cinder from the first book in the series. Eventually they will meet up and I am eager to see how their stories intertwine.

Above is one of our three cats, Bane. #banerkitty

Crazeedi Bane is a wonderful color! 4mo
julesG Bane could be #GhostCat's sibling. 4mo
CrowCAH This is a FANTASTIC series; I ❤️ Scarlet and Wolf!!! 4mo
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Schmieds @Crazeedi Thanks! His momma looks like a balinese. 4mo
Schmieds @julesG Oh my gosh! If my other cat hadn't given birth to him I would wonder! Cute! 4mo
Schmieds @CrowCAH I'm hooked so far. Right up my alley. Do you have any similar suggestions? 4mo
CrowCAH @Schmieds yea, I do. The Shadow Hunter series by Cassandra Clare. I‘ve only read the six in the main series, but I‘m hooked on the world, so would like to get back to it with the other offshoot series. 4mo
Schmieds @CrowCAH Awesome. I just bought those super cheap from a buy and sell two towns over so my friend should be bringing them to me in a couple weeks! 4mo
CrowCAH @Schmieds perfect timing! 👍🏻 4mo
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I don't dislike sci-fi but when I read that this is about a cyborg, i figured it would be kinda cheesy but i really liked it. A great dystopian YA. The MC is relatable and sarcastic which i always enjoy.

LokiDokey I love this series and always recommend it to people. 4mo
Schmieds @LokiDokey Good rec! 4mo
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The Face on the Milk Carton | Caroline B. Cooney
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Throwback Thursday! This is a read that has always stuck with me.
15 year old Janie sees her face on the milk carton one day and begins to think that the people she knows as her parents may have kidnapped her.

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I always struggle with these questions so right now:

1. Stephen King
2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
3. The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
4. Dystopian, horror
5. Romance

Addison_Reads My answers are the same for 1, 2, 4 and 5. 😁 4mo
Schmieds @Addison_Reads awesome! So what's your favourite series? 4mo
Addison_Reads @Schmieds Probably The Dark Tower. I am going to check out the series you mentioned. It's one I've never heard of. 4mo
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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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There was nothing wrong with this book. I have read similar books by different celebrities that had me laughing out loud and this one did not. This is my first ever DNF because I am not a huge fan of celebrities and there are so many books to read! I have a huge list and just didn't want to push through this one.

What are some reasons that you have DNF'd?

Megabooks I liked this book more than most celeb ones. I generally end up bailing because I lose momentum. I‘m often reading 4+ books at a time, so it happens pretty often! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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In the 1930s, Ellingham, a rich tycoon, opens a free school for the gifted on a secluded mountain. Shortly thereafter, his wife and child are kidnapped and the case is never solved. Decades later, Stevie, and amateur sleuth, begins at school hoping to solve the crime, but there's more going on.
I really enjoyed this read and motored through it. It kept me interested and i appreciated the author touching on the MC's battle with her mental health.

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1. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson and Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. Ill Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
3. Morning

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎶 4mo
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A different side of WWII than I have read before, which i really appreciated. The stories of Marie-Laure, a young French girl who is blind and Werner, a young German boy offer interesting insight. I enjoyed the entire read but i got sucked in about 2/3 in and did not want to put it down. The author jumps back and forth in time and between characters in a way I quite enjoyed, but i did find myself forgetting which point in time it was.

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I'm reading All the Light You Cannot See in ebook form and I'm not allowed electronics at my Air Traffic Services job so my physical book choice was Cinder. I was unsure about the idea that she is a cyborg, but I am quite enjoying it. Gosh, i love YA.

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Got this gorgeous Complete Collection of Oz by L. Frank Baum! I love The Wizard of Oz and can't get over how pretty it is!

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸🤗 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 5mo
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My current read is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. I'm ready to be moved

jenniferajanes Oh, I thought this one was really good. I hope you like it! 5mo
Schmieds @jenniferajanes so far so good! 5mo
Jennifer3 Loved this one so much! Happy reading! 5mo
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The End of Oz | Danielle Paige
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I'm disappointed that the series is over, but looking forward to the novellas. The author is a fan of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz and it shows. She references his characters while imagining her own personalities for them. Fast paced with modern, sassy characters.

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The End of Oz | Danielle Paige
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Oops! The author made a booboo! Two pages prior, the MC thinks of how she has to fight "Dorothy and her super-scary fiance." I thought i must've missed something because I couldn't think of how she had found out. Then this ^

What are some of your pet peeves in writing?

JenlovesJT47 I love this series, especially the novellas. Need to reread soon! 5mo
Schmieds @JenlovesJT47 I am loving it! The novellas are on their way to me in the mail. Can't wait! 5mo
JenlovesJT47 Ooh I hope you enjoy them!! The first novella is my favorite. 💚 5mo
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Among the Hidden | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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#throwbackthursday Does anyone remember this book? Probably my first ever dystopian read and it has stuck with me ever since.

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Yellow Brick War | Danielle Paige
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I'm enjoying this series immensely. The reader doesn't always know whats coming because Paige can always introduce another character or another bit of magic. Imaginative and sassy!

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I got all of these used books for a steal of a deal the other day. I've started and love the Dorothy Must Die series. What should i read next!?

Megabooks I liked Panic! Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 5mo
Schmieds @Megabooks Thanks for the welcome and the rec! 5mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
Pricel101 Welcome! 👋📖 5mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood announced that she is coming out with a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale called The Testaments and I am so excited!!!

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Right now my five in no particular order would be:

Wicked by Gregory Smith
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosney
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

How about you?

Kloves2read 1. Water For Elephants 2. Fortune's Rock's by Anita Shreve. 3. The Time Traveler's Wife 4. Flirting With Pete by Barbara Delinsky 5. Sue Grafton's mystery, Alphabet series (Kinsey Millhone series) 3mo
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The Wicked Will Rise | Danielle Paige
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I almost always prefer the first book in a series because if it is set in a different time/place/world, that is usually when you learn about the imaginative world the author has created. That is probably true with this series as well but i still enjoyed this book very much. More of Oz was introduced and the author kept up momentum and the humor with which she writes. Would love suggestions of similarly imaginative books/series.

Dragon 😻 4mo
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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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This was the first book in a while that I have been unable to put down. I LOVE The Wizard of Oz, so that might have something to do with it, but i found it so fast paced while being full of detail and imagination.

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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I loved the darkness of this book and the mind of Mr. Mercedes. Bill and Holly are each so relatable and entertaining. The TV adaptation did not disappoint.

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The Woodlands | Lauren Nicolle Taylor
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I loved this series! I'm a huge dystopian fan and this did not disappoint. It was a series that i couldn't put down but then forced myself to put down so that it wouldn't be over.

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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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Beautiful but cold out. Perfect day to stay in and read a good book!

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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige

I'm currently reading Dorothy Must Die and loving it. I've always loved the Wizard of Oz and have the 14 book Oz box set by L. Frank Baum. Anyways, I'm new to Litsy and still trying to figure it out. Any pointers?

ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 5mo
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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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I enjoyed the book but it did not pull me in. It took a long time for the main character's love interest to grow on me so i struggled with that relationship until near the end.

Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
Schmieds Thank you!! Im still figuring it out. 5mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 5mo
Schmieds @DarcysMom Thanks!! 5mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
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