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SeaToSkyes

SeaToSkyes

Joined June 2018

Library Associate 💻 33yo 📍Ohio 🇺🇸 Fur mom 🐕🐈‍⬛ Taken💖 49/100📚 https://linktr.ee/xoshelleyox 🔗
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Status Update | Annabeth Albert
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Checking in with my reading challenge progress. I haven't been very active here lately because life has been so busy, but I'm still reading! Hope everyone is doing well! 💖 #storygraph #readingchallenge #readingprogress

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April | Gabrielle Lord
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My April reads 📚 Read two of my #newyearwhodis picks this month! I enjoyed The Power of Ritual the most out of the two. #monthlywrapup #wrapup #monthlycheckin

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Perfect Pets | Jill McDougall
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Thank you so much @HufflepuffGirl90 !!!! I can't wait to read these books and my fur babies will love their gifts!! 💖💖💖 #LitsyLovesAnimalsSwap

HufflepuffGirl90 Yay! So glad you (and your fur babies) like everything! 1mo
DinoMom So fun! 1mo
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😬🤷🏻‍♀️😂 #LitsyLaughs

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Cats | Anna Milbourne
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Happy #Caturday from Evie on this unusually snowy April day in Ohio ❄️ #catsoflitsy

TheNeverendingTBR Ohio is such a lovely place, I used to visit Amherst regularly. 2mo
SeaToSkyes @TheNeverendingTBR I've never been there! There are so many cute little towns here. 2mo
TheNeverendingTBR @SeaToSkyes There's always library booksales in Lakewood, I got huge after haul there of vintage paperbacks. 2mo
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SeaToSkyes @TheNeverendingTBR oooh, that sounds amazing! I live more towards southern Ohio and all of the cool stuff is way up north. 2mo
KellyK Evie ❤️🥰❤️ (edited) 2mo
RaeLovesToRead I love everything about this picture! (Especially Evie 💕) 2mo
SeaToSkyes @RaeLovesToRead thank you! ☺️💖 2mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad it made it to you safely! 2mo
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My April reading so far! I can't believe I'm already halfway through the main IPB novels 😂 Almost finished with book ten; I might try to do that today since I'm on rest duty from finally having my wisdom teeth removed! #april2022 #readingupdate #iceplanetbarbarians #rubydixon #scifiromance Template by dragonsandpages on Instagram.

Nessavamusic Love this series! I read a new one every time I‘m in a reading slump. 😁 2mo
SeaToSkyes @Nessavamusic me too! It's such a great series for reading slumps or if you just need a palate cleanser 2mo
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Book of Cold Cases | Simone St James
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#bookhaul from last weekend 📚I've been in a spooky mood lately and it's reflected in this stack 😂👻 Have you read any of these? #booklover #booknerd #halfpricedbooks

TheNeverendingTBR Night Shift is sooo good! 2mo
SeaToSkyes @TheNeverendingTBR by Stephen King? I think that's on my TBR 2mo
TheNeverendingTBR @SeaToSkyes I don't why I thought your copy of The Shining was Night Shift, I think I need an eye test! 😂🥸 2mo
bthegood I've read both King books- the Shining is the better of the two (IMO) - 8 perfect murders is good and I have St. James book on TBR (other book I am not familiar with) - it looks like a great book haul! 🙂 2mo
SeaToSkyes @bthegood thank you! I've been wanting to read more King and I've never seen The Shining film. Simone St. James has become one of my favorite authors; I love her blend of murder mystery and ghost story! Also her use of dual timelines is great. 2mo
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Got to the halfway mark today. Listening to Andy Serkis narrate these books is such a fantastic thing 🌿✨🌿 #lotr #middleearthmarch #lordoftherings #fellowshipofthering #jrrtolkien #currentlyreading

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Some of my notes while reading Fellowship of the Ring for the first time 😆 #middleearthmarch #lordoftherings #lotr #fellowshipofthering #currentlyreading #jrrtolkien

KCofKaysville @SeatoSkyes I did not even notice such details but overlooked them while being enthralled by the story and the characters. 3mo
SeaToSkyes @KCofKaysville since this is my first time reading the stories after only seeing the films, I'm trying to pay close attention to the differences. Maybe too close! 3mo
KCofKaysville @SeaToSkyes Definitely the movies skip a lot. Where is Tom Bombadill? 3mo
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SeaToSkyes @KCofKaysville yes! I believe I just got to the part where we meet him 3mo
shanaqui They're both first cousins once removed and second cousins once removed: Frodo's mother was Bilbo's first cousin from Bilbo's mother's side, and Frodo's father was Bilbo's second cousin on Bilbo's father's side. Given all that complexity, makes sense for Frodo to call Bilbo his uncle -- in the same way, I called some of my parents' extended family “uncle“ and “aunt“ as a kid even though they were technically cousins once/twice removed! 3mo
SeaToSkyes @shanaqui it is easy for Frodo to call him uncle but why did Tolkien have to make it so complicated! Lol 😂 3mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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🌿Happy #middleearthmarch 🌿

This is part of my tiny collection. I forgot about some of my items and also this picture had to be cropped for Litsy.

This month, I'm reading the entire #lordoftherings series for the first time. Being a fan of the films for most of my life, I have only ever read The Hobbit. It's so exciting to finally read the original material that's been such an important part of my life! #jrrtolkien #middleearth #thehobbit

Roary47 Man that is an awesome goal! 3mo
SeaToSkyes @Roary47 thank you!! ☺️ 3mo
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Charlaine Harris, J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Ruth Ware

2. Currently the place I read most is at work (audiobooks)!Lol but I love to read in bed otherwise.

3. I have yet to participate in a readathon and admit that I don't know much about them.

What about you? @VioletMoonBooks @BoleyBooks @Nessavamusic

Eggs ♥️ C. Harris! 3mo
SeaToSkyes @Eggs my favorite is Midnight Texas ☺️ 3mo
Eggs I have yet to read that! @SeaToSkyes 3mo
SeaToSkyes @Eggs it's only a trilogy (for now) but it's so good! 3mo
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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IT'S DONE. I FEEL LIKE FREAKING FRODO RIGHT NOW.

This book took me almost four years to read and I finally finished it.

It's not that I don't love this series, just for some reason this book took me so long to get into and I finally just had to force myself to finish it.

BUT IT'S OVER.

LiteraryinLawrence That is huge! Congrats to you!! 3mo
TheSpineView Good for you! It must be a huge relief. 📚📚 3mo
SeaToSkyes Thank you @LiteraryinLawrence!! @TheSpineView it is such a relief! I feel like I can move on with my life now lol 😂 3mo
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Eye of the World | Robert Jordan
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Forgot to post my #bookhaul from last weekend! I traded in some of my #unhaul at Half Price Books and then got some new ones. Went ahead and got the second Ice Planet Barbarians book even though I'm only about halfway through the first one. It's weirdly good??? I guess I understand the hype somewhat! Lol 😂

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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

1. Ice Planet Barbarians; it's...interesting 😂

2. A Flicker in the Dark; so good!

3. Hanging out with my kitty while she recovers from being spayed. Being lazy, hopefully doing some reading.

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Wrapped: The Fit Trilogy, #3.5 | Rebekah Weatherspoon
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My January #wrapup 😁 I haven't been keeping up with my reviews because things have been busy. I'm hoping to post them here soon.

tokorowilliamwallace Freaks, the Martha Wells, and City would be fun to see reviews for, here and elsewhere. 4mo
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Eric Carle's Animals Animals | Eric Carle, Laura Whipple
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Just signed up! This is such a cute idea! 💕🐾💕🐾

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuWlxNdmkiXqbH2HalBElNQ80qj3d5VQdN145-...

ShelleyBooksie Thank you for sharing 😊 4mo
DinoMom Yay! 4mo
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Pulling Petals | Becca Lee
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#Thinkpositivebepositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Filed under: more things I need to remember ❤️

Thank you for tagging me @bthegood ☺️

Tagging @Ruthiella and @BennettBookworm 💕

wanderinglynn Love this ❤️ 4mo
Ruthiella Thanks for the tag! 4mo
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SeaToSkyes @Ruthiella you're welcome! 4mo
BooksNBowls Needed to see it this morning ❤️ 4mo
BennettBookworm Love this, thank you!! 4mo
SeaToSkyes @BennettBookworm you're welcome! ☺️ 4mo
bthegood Beautiful, thanks for posting🥰 4mo
SeaToSkyes @bthegood thank you for tagging me! ❤️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this ❤️ 4mo
WJCintron Love the quote! 4mo
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Here we go **"E.T." by Katy Perry plays in the background**????‍? #iceplanetbarbarians #rubydixon #currentlyreading

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Snowdrops: A Novel | A.D. Miller
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We finally got some decent snowfall here! Evie is enjoying watching the flurries 🌨❄️☃️

RaeLovesToRead Awwww 💕 4mo
KellyK ❤️🥰❤️ 4mo
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How's everyone doing on their 2022 goals so far? #readinggoals #2022goals #2022readinggoals

Twainy 11/52 so, leisurely. Resolution to watch some sci-if this year. Like your books! 4mo
SeaToSkyes @Twainy wow, 11?! I'm lucky to have read 6 so far lol! 4mo
KellyK 4/100 - I‘m hoping the forecasted snowy weather materializes this weekend so I can stay in and read… 🌨📚🤓 4mo
SeaToSkyes @KellyK me too!!! ☃️☃️☃️ 4mo
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Purged | M. E. May
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Starting off 2022 with a massive #unhaul from my shelves. These are mostly books that are either:
-read and will probably never read again
-random books from a series
-bought but no longer want to read
-always available from the library/Audible.

I'm keeping books I received as gifts of course and my absolute favorites. Also keeping the books I definitely plan on reading at some point. This will also make it easier for me to organize/rearrange.

BennettBookworm So liberating! 4mo
SeaToSkyes @BennettBookworm it really is! Also exciting because now I can go buy new ones! 🤣 4mo
rather_be_reading 👏👏👏 4mo
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My first reads of 2022! I read my first #NewYearWhoDis book and the first two books of the Brown sisters series. I'll try to have reviews up today!

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Graph Out Loud | Graphjam Com
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I created a #readingchallenge on StoryGraph for anyone participating in #NewYearWhoDis! If you have any problems or need me to add more prompts, please let me know!

https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/5f344229-a871-4188-812c-7f2a604...

Amiable I just joined StoryGraph and I'm figuring out how it all works -- thanks for adding this! 5mo
SeaToSkyes @Amiable you're welcome! ☺️ 5mo
monalyisha Fun! 😊 5mo
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BeaG I‘m on Storygraph, but can‘t find it. 5mo
SeaToSkyes @BeaG did the link not work for you? You can also try searching #NewYearWhoDis in the challenge section 5mo
BeaG It worked, but it took me to the website and not the app. I will log in that way. 5mo
SeaToSkyes @BeaG okay, let me know if you still need help! 5mo
BeaG @SeaToSkyes I got in, thanks! 5mo
SeaToSkyes @BeaG great! 😁 5mo
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Some more 2021 stats from #StoryGraph this time! I really like how StoryGraph breaks everything down. My username is shelleys_shelf there if you want to be friends! #readingstats #yearinreview #2021readingstats

peanutnine I love love storygraph stats! I just sent you a friend request ☺️ 5mo
SeaToSkyes @peanutnine me too! And thank you, I'll go check! ☺️ 5mo
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My 2021 year in books on #Goodreads! It was my best reading year to date and the most books I've ever read in one year. Hoping 2022 is even better! #goodreadschallenge #yearinreview #2021readingchallenge #readingchallenge

Ruthiella Congratulations! 👏👏👏 5mo
SeaToSkyes @Ruthiella thank you! ❤️ 5mo
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Setting Goals | John Renesch
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#ReadingGoals for 2022. Excited to start this new year of reading!! 📚📚📚#2022readinggoals #2022goals #readinggoals2022

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My last #bookhaul of 2021 📚 #HappyNewYear everyone! 🎉🎉❤️❤️

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100 Points | Quig Shelby
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Well, my points for week 4 (and most likely week 5 too) are not so great. I was sick the week before Christmas and a little the week of as well so I didn't feel much like reading. Now I'm in a reading slump. I'm going to try and do something for the final week, but not sure it will happen. I'm so sorry #TeamGameSleighers 😞 #WinterGames2021

StayCurious You're still amazing! 5mo
SeaToSkyes @StayCurious thank you; I'm so sorry I didn't have that many points this year 😞 5mo
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My points for week 3 of #WinterGames2021 were not what I hoped for; I've been sick since last Tuesday and haven't felt much like reading. I did watch a bunch of shows and movies though. Hopefully the last two weeks will be better! #TeamGameSleighers

Kdgordon88 Well done! 5mo
SeaToSkyes @Kdgordon88 thank you! 5mo
StayCurious Great job! I haven't had much time for reading either...but I'm hoping this week will be better:) 5mo
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This one started out a bit shaky for me and I almost DNFed. I stuck with it a little longer and it finally began to pick up 40-ish% through. The second half was so good! Holly and Ethan's twist was done beautifully, as was Holly's individual ending. Glad I gave this a second chance; I was pleasantly surprised!

#WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen #Adventathon #AVeryMerryReadathon

MatchlessMarie Glad to hear! I did a Goodreads search for books with Holly in the title because Christmas and also that‘s my sister‘s name 😂 and this one looked good. 👻 🎄 5mo
SeaToSkyes @MatchlessMarie It was so good! Hopefully you enjoy it, too! 😁 5mo
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In Two Weeks | Jen Talty
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My week 2 total is thankfully much better than last week! #TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

StayCurious You're doing so well! 5mo
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Tried to be crafty the other day and melt candles/re-pour them into another jar. It didn't end up working as well as I wanted but at least I know what to do better next time! #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

StayCurious Good attitude to have! 5mo
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Tradition | Brendan Kiely
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Two traditional Christmas things I do every year are hang up lights in my cubical at work and go looking at Christmas lights! #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Finally got some bingos this week for #WinterGames2021 and #TeamGameSleighers!

StayCurious Way to go! 5mo
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I absolutely adore the Vampire Knitting Club series. This little Christmasy novella is the perfect holiday whodunnit; but with vampires.

#WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen #Adventathon #AVeryMerryReadathon #MerryBookmas

TheSpineView Great job! 6mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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My hands-down favorite Christmas tale. Tim Curry does and amazing job narrating this story (there was no doubt it would be anything less). The voices he performs for all of the posh rich people were my favorite.

#WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen #Adventathon #AVeryMerryReadathon #MerryBookmas

ozma.of.oz Listening to this is a yearly tradition of mine. Along with my cassette tapes of Patrick Stewart reading it. ❤️ 6mo
SeaToSkyes @ozma.of.oz I've never heard the Patrick Stewart version...it's probably just as amazing! 6mo
ozma.of.oz It actually got uploaded to Audible either this year or last I think. It‘s delightful! 6mo
SeaToSkyes @ozma.of.oz looking for it now! 6mo
TheSpineView Awesome 🤩📖📚 6mo
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What Child Is This | Rhys Bowen
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A heart-string-tugging WWII story about two families who are affected by the bombings in London. A glimpse into what life may have actually been like for some people during that time.

#WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen #Adventathon #AVeryMerryReadathon #MerryBookmas

TheSpineView Fantastic! ❤📖💚🎄❤ 6mo
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Untitled (Untitled #1) | Laura Brooke Robson
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Rating: 4.5/5
Spice: 2.5/5
While this is a short novella, I felt like the majority of the time was spent on the two MCs fighting about whether or not they were “allowed“ to be in love with each other. I guess that part was fine but would have worked better in a longer novel for me. Overall, the story was great; this was my first Talia Hibbert book and I can't wait to read the Brown sisters next!

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Cute holiday story. Kinda Hallmark territory in my opinion, but still enjoyable. It did kinda bug me when each twin had multiple chances to explain what was actually going on and chose not to, but that would have made a very short book. #WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen #Adventathon #AVeryMerryReadathon #MerryBookmas

TheSpineView Definitely a Hallmark movie read! 6mo
SeaToSkyes @TheSpineView I usually don't like the Hallmark-esque books/movies (too cheesey for me), but I did like this one. 6mo
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100 Points | Quig Shelby
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My total for week one; not as much as I'd hoped to get but there's still plenty of time! #WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers

StayCurious You're doing so well! 6mo
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Gameplayers | Stephen Bowkett
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Home Alone | Kim Smith
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Had a little Home Alone marathon tonight! I want to watch the new one on Disney+ soon (purely for the connection to the original two movies). #WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers +16 points

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Panpan

The beginning of this one was great. A string of random murders is being committed and no one has a clue who the murderer is except for us, the reader. About 30ish% in, it lost me. I almost DNFed but I was holding out hope that it would pick back up. I was disappointed until the last ten minutes of the big reveal. 2.5/5 stars for me.#bookreview #WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen

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The book pictured is what I actually read; Litsy won't let me add it for some reason. Fun and lighthearted. Definitely cozy mystery territory. I didn't know this was a series when I started, but it's not too hard to pick up on character history. Mild TW for mentions of domestic abuse. #bookreview #WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen

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A Holly Jolly Diwali | Sonya Lalli
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A nice holiday-centric romance. Very low on the spice scale; I'd give it a 1/5 in that regard. It was refreshing to read about PoC characters and a different culture for a change. The ending seemed a bit rushed in my opinion, but overall I'd say 4.5/5 stars. #bookreview #WinterGames2021 #WinterGames #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen

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When Christmas Comes | Andrew Klavan
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Boring. Seems to be more about the whiny main character rather than the actual murder. DNF at 36%. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #LittenListen #WinterGames @StayCurious @aperfectmjk

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Winter Games | John Lacombe
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Here's my #tbr for #WinterGames2021. I may be a tad over ambitious; literally all of these are currently on hold on Libby! 🤣 Most of them are fairly short so I'm hoping to get through the majority of them. #TeamGameSleighers

wordslinger42 I should add Once Upon a Wardrobe to my list! Lots of great choices 😊 6mo
SeaToSkyes @wordslinger42 they had me at Narnia 😁 6mo
cwarnier You can do it! 6mo
SeaToSkyes @cwarnier thank you! ☺️ 6mo
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Hope you're all having a wonderful #thanksgiving! 🍽