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SheilaChew

SheilaChew

Joined May 2016

Teacher ~ Library patron ~ Ravenclaw 📚 Love to read, knit, bake, and play games. Living the dream in Southern California.
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reading and knitting

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Forget You Know Me | Jessica Strawser
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Current reads. ❤️📚

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And so my 2023 ends with finishing this mystery that was very twisty and full of interesting characters and dark secrets. Interesting and more than a little depressing.

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On Spine of Death | Tamara Berry
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I went to the library today because Christmas is next week and I don‘t want to run out of reading material. And yes, I have three unread books by my bed and four on my kindle. But this stack? It makes me very happy and having lots of reading options calms my brain. I spend a lot of time making sure my brain is calm and my soul is content. Anyone else? What is your favorite coping skill? Books, knitting, and music are my top three.

CatLass007 Cats, books, and music. And crochet. (edited) 2mo
Tamra Bahahaha your air freshener is f-ing funny! 2mo
SheilaChew @Tamra I love my air freshener too! I‘m a teacher so I get a kick out of being a questionable influence 🫢😂 2w
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano

“William‘s parents‘ grief had shaped him, like a glacier moving silently through a valley.”

This book is hauntingly beautiful and also heartbreaking. I love it.

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I loved this book.
Sam and Sadie are friends and partners in creating a video game. Their friendship was built on a shared love of video games and creating other worlds. From the references to 1980s gaming to theory behind virtual worlds to Southern California locations, I loved all of it. I laughed, I cried, I texted my sister to see if she remembered Leisure Suit Larry. (She did.)
Photo = current knitting project

emz711 Making a hat? 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
marleed The charm! 2mo
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SheilaChew @emz711 yes! I‘ve made several of these hats and I love the pattern 🥰 I‘m working on reading and knitting at the same time. 2mo
SheilaChew @marleed thank you! 💕 2mo
SheilaChew For the knitters, yarn is Malabrigo Rios and the hat is Wurm (you can find the pattern on Ravelry) 2mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Delightful!!! I never want it to end.

SheilaChew Alas, it ended. Such a wonderful story of life‘s decisions and love and family, set at both summer stock theater in the 90s and a cherry farm during 2020. All the stars - highly recommend! 3mo
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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My friends and I did a little local bookstore tour in Long Beach (California). We had a blast!

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Just started this book and already hooked! I‘m really feeling the October & Halloween vibes this year. 🎃🖤👻🧡

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Homecoming | Kate Morton
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What a blessing - a new Kate Morton book, a cuddly dog, and nothing else to do.

dabbe Hello, sweet, cuddly pup! 🩵🖤💙 7mo
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Y is for Yesterday | Sue Grafton
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I started this series in November, 2022, during a time of personal crisis. I quickly switched to listening to the audiobooks, and enjoyed listening to the adventures of private investigator Kinsey while walking or doing a puzzle. Ten months later, I am happy and sad to finish the series. Kinsey was a friend to me when I needed a fictional companion and I will miss her.

Bookzombie I love Kinsey! I sometimes return to the series as a comfort. 7mo
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It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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Summer evenings, relaxing with a book.

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Current reads. 21 days left until I go back to work. Soaking up as much summertime as each day can hold! #teachersoflitsy

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Happy Place | Emily Henry
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I did it!!!
Another great story from Emily Henry. It wasn‘t my favorite of hers, but it checked all the boxes. And now I want to go to Maine!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Nice work! I‘d also like to visit Maine but mostly because of Murder, She Wrote 😊 (edited) 7mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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Slow summer mornings unwind with coffee and reading on the back patio. I am loving this travel memoir! Anyone travel alone? Where did you go?

Last summer I tagged along with my husband on a business trip. During the day, I was on my own in Austin, Texas. It was a great time!

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It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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I‘m finally reading this book. I have mixed feelings so far, at about 20 pages in. My sandwich was amazing!

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Orphan X: A Novel | Gregg Hurwitz
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Reading and ice cream in the shade on a sunny summer day.

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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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Library stack today. I found The History of Love at the used book store attached to the library, and bought it because I loved it so much. Now I can loan it to people. I started skimming it and nope - I‘m in for a complete re-read. And a nap.

CatMS I love Nicole Krause too 8mo
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V Is for Vengeance | Sue Grafton
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Audiobook + puzzle is going strong!

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Audiobook and puzzle time ❤️🧩📖

TheSpineView ❤️🧩📘 8mo
bookaholic1 This puzzle looks fun 8mo
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Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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Summer mornings are the best. #teachersoflitsy

kspenmoll I am so happy you are enjoying yourself!!!! 8mo
Chelsea.Poole 🩵 8mo
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A beautiful morning, finishing a beautiful book. 💚

Bookzombie Looks so relaxing! 8mo
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A nice way to start the day 📖+☕️

Daisey Looks like perfection! 9mo
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S is for Silence | Sue Grafton
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I thought this was one of the better ones - the characters were more developed and I liked the past and present narration. I‘m almost done with the series - only 6 more!

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The Light of Paris | Eleanor Brown
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I went to the library today. 🤓

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Q is for Quarry | Sue Grafton
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I‘m on Q. #audiobook

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

kspenmoll You too! By the way, I loved A lesson in Chemistry. Meeting with my book club Thursday to discuss it! 13mo
SheilaChew @kspenmoll my bookclub picked it too! Read it in one day - loved it! 13mo
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"L" is for Lawless | Sue Grafton
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Puzzle of the day 😁

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"L" is for Lawless | Sue Grafton
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I‘m obsessed with the series on audiobook. OBSESSED.

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Library haul.

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"G" Is for Gumshoe | Sue Grafton
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Audiobook + puzzle is my current jam.

tpixie Ooh great puzzle! Im going to search Amazon for that! 14mo
britt_brooke What a pretty puzzle! 14mo
SheilaChew @tpixie I found it at Marshall‘s in the holiday gift isle. I bought four puzzles - three were gifts and this one for me. 14mo
tpixie @SheilaChew what a great find!! It looks so 3 D! (edited) 14mo
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"I" is for Innocent | Sue Grafton
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Knitting to the audiobook this morning.

LiteraryinLawrence Looks beautiful! 14mo
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Rainy days. Coffee and a book in front of the fireplace. This is my absolute best self-care.

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I don‘t have to go to work today. #winterbreak #teachersoflitsy

Bklover Woohoo! Enjoy your day!! 14mo
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The Secret Place | Tana French
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First book of 2023! This took me awhile to read because I couldn‘t figure out the writer‘s style. By the end, though, I got it and liked it. This complicated story about a group of four friends at boarding school and a brutal murder of a young man was interesting and I didn‘t figure it out until the end.

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"H" is for Homicide | Sue Grafton
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I finished the H audiobook this week - last book of 2022. I‘m burning through the Sue Grafton mysteries and loving them. 2022 was good for reading - I exceeded my goal!

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"D" is for Deadbeat | Sue Grafton
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I‘ve decided to read all of Sue Grafon‘s alphabet mysteries. Some I can get in audio format and some in print. I‘m hooked!

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The Younger Wife | Sally Hepworth
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I liked this book. The characters were interesting and the family was a real mess.

I‘m ahead of my reading challenge - literally the only thing going well in my life right now.

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Wow. I read this in one sitting. What a crazy twisty story. You‘ll never figure out what really happened the night the baby was kidnapped. Trust no one - not even yourself. Highly recommend! Also clear your schedule because you won‘t be able to put this down!

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No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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Library stack. 🥰

SheilaChew I wanted to like this book, but the format was too jumpy and I never connected to any of the characters. 1y
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My husband and I are listening to this audiobook on our road trip. Wil Wheaton reading this makes it even better. The John Hughes section was delightful!! I love Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles. So fun!

slategreyskies I love this photo! :) 2y
DivineDiana Great photo! How nice that you and your husband listen to audiobooks together in the car. ❤️ 2y
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I really enjoyed this book. It opens with Maya, the third wife, walking in front of a bus and dying. Was it an accident or intentional? What is really going on with this family? And the rest of the book explores those questions. We meet the two ex-wives and the five kids. We flashback to when Maya was alive. Great ending!
Picture is from our road trip - scene near Lake Tahoe on the way to Idaho.

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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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These books were DELIGHTFUL. I found the series from a list of books to read if you like Only Murders in the Building. My husband and I are obsessed with Only Murders, so I gave this a try. Such a great series! Stevie is a complex young detective determined to solve a cold case - and deal with her extreme anxiety and her first boyfriend. Oh, and high school.

kspenmoll Stacked! 2y
Bookzombie I need to get to these books. I love Only Murders. I haven‘t started the new season, because I want to binge them. 🙂 2y
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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Currently reading at the coffee shop where my daughter works in Honolulu. Nice cozy little place with great lattes and better service 😉

Second book in the Truly Devious series - currently OBSESSED.

SheilaChew Loved this series so much! I hope there are more! 1y
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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This is the last five books I read. I‘m now ahead of my reading challenge schedule! Truly Devious was an excellent read! Mysterious events, shady characters, set at a boarding school. Cliffhanger ending - I immediately borrowed the next book in the series!

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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I‘m having lunch in the United lounge, enjoying the wait for my flight to Hawaii. I love the fancy lounge. We had a free pass, so here I am. Good food and good book. I‘m glad I got here early!

sarahbellum I love a free airport lounge pass! 🤩 2y
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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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Clearly, I‘m enjoying my summer.

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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Reading inside today. This book is wonderful! I keep looking up photos and facts about Jackie O.

AmyG I did the same thing. I found this book so sweet. (edited) 2y
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Loaded up my kindle tonight. This should keep me busy!

SheilaChew I found this book so disturbing. It hooked me right from the start, but the characters didn‘t connect for me. Everyone felt shallow and broken. 1y
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