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ShelleyBooksie

ShelleyBooksie

Joined July 2018

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Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega
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1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
2. Samantha Irby - I tried and I just don't get her humor, it comes across as whiny to me.
3. So many! I spent my teen years raiding my moms bookshelves. Lots of Sandra Brown. Lord of The Rings was read multiple times.
@TheSpineView

Wanna play @DebbieGrillo , @DinoMom , @KateReadsYA

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Interesting dip into top grade hiring. I enjoy that they have this condensed version of their much lengthier book available. I'm excited to research this hiring method more. Does anyone on Litsy use top grade hiring?

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4d
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The Night Agent: A Novel | Matthew Quirk
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@TheLudicReader - Netflix says, "coming soon." Can't wait!

julesG Yay!!! I was hoping for another season 4d
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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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The body of a girl who has been missing for 30 years has been found, as well as the secrets that were buried with it.
Page-turner! I did not guess the culprit until the end.

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Have you ever been in a funk and not realized it? That's how I felt tonight when I sat down to write some letters! It felt great and I realized how long it has been since I've replied to my Litsylove letters. @TheLudicReader and @dabbe your letters will be on the way tomorrow ♡. I'll keep working away until I am caught up- looking forward to reaching out to everyone ♡.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 1w
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 1w
dabbe Yay! 💙💚💙 1w
KadaGul Snail 🐌 Mail 💌to the Rescue 🛟. #snailmail 1w
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Exiles | Jane Harper
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Jane Harper does it again. Great mystery and atmosphere that kept me guessing until the end.

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Although a bit grisly for my taste, the characters were great and the book was fast moving. Entertaining weekend read.

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All In: (The Naturals #3) | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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1. My plans for this week - work, travel to a work conference, continue to try and kick a virus that's had its hold on me for a week now.
2. I'm on the east coast of Canada and we are above 0 degrees Celsius- it's very exciting!
3. The view from the window at my workplace.
Fun game @Cupcake12 and @wanderinglynn !

Wanna play @DebbieGrillo , @KateReadsYA ?

Cupcake12 Great answers. Thanks for joining in. Have a great week x 2mo
wanderinglynn Still a bit chilly in Canada. 🥶 Have a great week! 2mo
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Mehso-so

Although fiction, the tone of this book is more dour than other park ranger/warden books I have read. I'm not sure I would have finished it if I wasn't listening to it on audio. The main character was not compelling and I didn't feel attached to his story. There is also extreme violence against dogs at 3 parts in this book that I did not expect and totally hated. I don't think I will continue with this series.

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Although I would not have guessed that this book is considered adult fantasy (it has a very YA feel), it was a great read. The story and its characters captured me from the first page. It felt as if I was reading something different rather than the typical tropes that are popular. I'm glad the second book has also been published.

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All In: (The Naturals #3) | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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The gastro bug has hit my house. Kiddo was up all night, hubby sick all day and now my tummy is turning. Not an exciting weekend. My sweet dog hasn't left my kiddos side.

Nutmegnc Furry family is the best! I hope you all feel better soon!! (edited) 2mo
Tamra Oh no - hang in there! 2mo
Ruthiella Oh no! Hope you all recover quickly. ❤️ 2mo
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TheBookgeekFrau Healing vibes to you all! 🙏🏼💕 2mo
CatLass007 I‘m sorry you‘re all sick. At least you have a sweet nursemaid.🐶 2mo
Soubhiville I hope everyone is feeling better soon. 2mo
BookishMadHatter Hope you're all feeling better soon 2mo
DebinHawaii Ugh! Hope you all are feeling better soon! 💜 2mo
dabbe Oh, no! Hope you all are on the mend soon! 💚🤗🩷🤗💚 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope you all feel better very soon. 💞 2mo
TheLudicReader Oh no! Sorry you aren‘t feeling 100%. 2mo
Jari-chan Get better soon!❤️ 2mo
BookNAround Hope everyone recovers quickly! 2mo
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Thank you for the tag @dabbe!
I am excited.to read The Berry Pickers this month. I do not have any books on pre order.
Wanna play @DinoMom , @DebbieGrillo

Great prompt @TheSpineView

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
TheSpineView Enjoy The Berry Pickers.❤️📖 2mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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1. LOTR series
2. Little House on The Prarie series
3. Handmaids Tale (novel & graphic novel).

@dabbe . #tlt.

What about you @DinoMom , @DebbieGrillo , @TheLudicReader

dabbe 1: YES! 🤩 2: YES again! 🤩 3: 😱 I could only read this one once. Loved it, but it bummed me out. I haven't even been able to read the sequel! 😂 Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 3mo
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The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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Anyone doing the Jimmy Fallon book club? There are 16 books (could not fit them all in my screen shot) that they are going to whittle to 8, then 2. The winner will be Fallon's official book club read this spring. If you have already read any of these, voting is open!

Ruthiella Interesting! 3mo
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Came across this paragraph about insecurities and bullying in Rachael Harrison's Cackle. As someone whose name rhymes with both "smelly" and "jelly" (and I've never been petite), I totally get this!

PageShifter My name can be shortened to “Jossu“ and that rhymes with “Possu“ that means piglet in English. And I wasn't petite but not chubby either (at all!) as a child so I think you have felt yourself “not petite“ for nothing. I mean: children just use these words to awake some reaction. I have never used this most common short version of my name because they made me hate it 3mo
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Suspect | Robert Crais
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Great book! A wounded police officer and a combat vet dog. Both wounded, haunted by the past, and still wanting to work. Interesting crime/mystery, great character development and I loved how Maggie the dog was portrayed.

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Loathe to Love You | Ali Hazelwood
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Excellent! Three novellas, each has fantastic characters, interesting storyline, and 5 star steam!

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Kill Show: A True Crime Novel | Daniel Sweren-Becker
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Mehso-so

Listened to this one on audio, and I feel that helped - multi cast recording. I feel this is an example of a fictional book trying so hard to make a point/deliver a message (about societies obsession with true crime) that the story was lost. I was not invested in the missing person and was left with "meh" at the end.

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1. Rabid - Bill Wasik
2. Cabin Fever - Michael Smith
3. How to Be A Good Creature - Sy Montgomery

@dabbe
@DinoMom , @DebbieGrillo, @AmyG - wanna play?

dabbe You've given me more to look into! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 3mo
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Best graphic novel I have read in ages!!! A YA love story at its core, but its so much more. It tackles the decisions we make as parents, which we think are in our childrens best interests, butsometimes they are not. It also showcases Korean culture and lion dancing. This story has an amazing cast of characters (some of whom made me laugh out loud). The illustrations are beautiful.

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The Boy Who Cried Bear | Kelley Armstrong
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Kelley Armstrong does it again. Could not put this book down. Book 2 in the Haven's Rock series.

LiseWorks Oh another's series for me too look into 3mo
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I'm so glad I took a leap and decided to try book 2 in this series after a "meh" for book 1. This book had less YA angst, a great mystery, and was fast-paced. I look forward to checking out book 3.

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A cozy mystery with an excellent cast of characters. Reminded me a lot of Janet Evanovich. I look forward to more books in this series.

Kerrbearlib I just read it too and loved it. 3mo
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Knife Creek | Paul Doiron
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I am hooked on this series! Interesting mysteries, wildlife and the characters are well developed. Main character Mike Bowditch grows and matures more in each book. I look forward to what he gets involved with next.

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Hmm, I cannot figure out how to fit my whole picture. I read 9 books in January. The 3 not pictured are the next 2 in the Paul Doiron Mike Bowditch Game Warden series and the tagged book. Only one 5 star - The Many Lives of Mama Love. All others were solid 4 stars.

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This book was much darker than I anticipated. That being said, I couldn't tear myself away, I wanted to know what happened. I listened to this one on audio and loved the narration. The narrator has a thick Scottish accent and it really sets the tone. Trigger warnings for non-consensual sex.

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Trespasser | Paul Doiron
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Number 2 in the Mike Bowditch Game Warden series. Although he is self-destructive, I am enjoying reading about his adventures and the mysteries are good. I look forward to reading the next book.

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The Poacher's Son | Paul Doiron
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Action- packed mystery involving a young game warden and his estranged father. I look forward to more books in this series.

Roary47 Your mug! 😍 5mo
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Great book. Interesting characters and fast-paced mystery. I'll be reading more in thus series!

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The Many Lives of Mama Love | Lara Love Hardin
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I went into this book with zero expectations as I didn't really know what it was about. What an excellent story! Such great writing. Full of real insight into how we think about ourselves but presented in a way that reads like a story - not self help. Highly recommend.

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The Disappeared | C. J. Box
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First book I have read in this series, and I would happily read another. The main character, Joe, is a forest ranger trying to solve a missing person's case in a small town. The story was fast paced and the characters were interesting. First book of 2024!

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The Disappeared | C. J. Box
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This is a different type of book related challenge for 2024! To get all 20 - follow @gratefulforgrace on Instagram (this is not me but a book related account that I follow)

BookmarkTavern These are some good ones! 5mo
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The Naturals ((The Naturals #1)) | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Teenage angst aside, this was a real page turner! I enjoyed the concept of teens having natural abilities (like spotting patterns) to.aid the FBI in solving cold cases.

Roary47 I read this so long ago. Your post encouraged me to get to the next one. 🥰 6mo
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Fascinating and frustrating. This non-fiction story does not wrap up neatly. That being said, the story is very interesting and informative. I was engaged until the very end. Recommend for those who enjoy nature/mysteries/ nonfiction.

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@DinoMom - thank you for this book! At 95 pages it was the perfect read for a cozy Christmas day.

CoffeeNBooks Adding this to my #SeasonalCozies list for next December! 6mo
DinoMom It had a dog and Gnome on the cover , plus Christmas ! How could I resist it! 6mo
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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@TheLudicReader - thank you for my amazing swap package ♡♡ It was so thoughtful of you to send along something for Josie - she was very excited to get something with her name to open. I hope that you have an amazing Christmas dear friend ♡
@MaleficentBookDragon

TheLudicReader Yay. No card though, right? Geesh.I wonder where it went. Lol. Merry Christmas! 6mo
ShelleyBooksie No card but I did get a lovely card in the mail from you ♡ @TheLudicReader 6mo
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Although it takes place over Christmas, this is not a Christmas themed book. The story took an interesting turn about 3/4 of the way through. A real page turner!

BiblioLitten Our city library does not have it unfortunately! It looks interesting. 6mo
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@ReadingRachael - your #Jolabokaflod package is on its way via Amazon. If you get an unexpected package - it's from me :) @MaleficentBookDragon

ReadingRachael Yay!! 😀 Thank you Shelley! ❤️ 6mo
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Season of Hope | Lauren Brooke
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@Librarybelle - thank you for the beautiful Christmas card!! It's my first one of the season. I LOVE Christmas cards ♡.

Librarybelle Yay! So glad it arrived! 😁❤️ 7mo
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Where Truth Lies | Christiane Heggan
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Oldie but a goody. Needed an easy but interesting read, and this fit the bill perfectly.

dabbe Your advent calendar has been sent to your email address. I hope you like it! 🩵❄️🩵 7mo
ShelleyBooksie Got it! So excited for tomorrow. Thank you @dabbe 7mo
dabbe @ShelleyBooksie 🤩😍🤗 7mo
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The Lovely and the Lost | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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What a great book! Fiction about a complicated family and their search and rescue dogs. I normally am not a fan of open endings but it was perfect in this book!

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A World of Curiosities | Louise Penny
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1. Fresh cut trees (especially evergreen and cedar)
2. ☕️ ☕️ Coffee
3. "Clean house"

Wanna play @TheLudicReader , @DinoMom , @LiseWorks

LiseWorks Since I can never get a copy of this to my own phone to repost, I will answer here. I love the Forest in the fall. The smell of wild roses and lilacs. 7mo
dabbe What does #3 smell like? I don't think I'll ever get there! Thanks for sharing! 🧡🖤💜 7mo
dabbe @LiseWorks I need more lilacs in my life! Thanks for sharing! 🧡🖤💜 7mo
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#smilesonlitsy , @dabbe - not a pic I'd usually share but this one's for you! I was at a Christmas card making class and we got candy canes + chocolate as welcome presents. The instructor asked me to pose for a pic - I chose to ham it up.

dabbe LOVE it! Smiles all around! 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
ReadingRachael Perfect!! Sounds like fun 😄 7mo
TheLudicReader Well, that made me smile! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 7mo
TorieStorieS Looks so fun!! And I love your sweater!💜 7mo
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Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - Thank you for my awesome #hauntedhallowswap package! I've been wanting to read this book! The light up ghost, socks, napkins and bookmark are adorable!! Hubby and kiddo were very excited for the candy ♡♡♡

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Halloween! 👻 8mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🖤👻🧡 8mo
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The Birthdays | Heidi Pitlor
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@TheLudicReader - I am SO fortunate to have you as a friend. Thank you for my Birthday package. The paper was so pretty! I LOVE the bookmark and cannot WAIT to dive into the books!!

Ruthiella Happy birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
TheLudicReader Happy birthday! 8mo
jlhammar Happy Birthday! 🎉
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A World of Curiosities | Louise Penny
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Saturday vibes.

dabbe Hello there, cuddliest pup! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
PageShifter I have only read the two first books in the series! 8mo
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BatDad: A Parody | Blake Wilson
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@dabbe - this one's for you as I enjoy all the poetry you post.

dabbe I love it! Such movement! Thank you. 🖤🦇🖤 8mo
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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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#bbgiveaway , @BarbaraBB - congratulations! My most anticipated book is Iron Flame. @DinoMom , @DebbieGrillo - what about you?

5feet.of.fury SO excited for this one. But since I have been waiting for literal years I have to go with 8mo
TheSpineView Looking forward to this one! 8mo
BarbaraBB Thank you for entering the giveaway! 8mo
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No Strangers Here | Carlene O'Connor
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@LeahBergen - Thank you for the awesome swap package!! I will be starting this book today while I enjoy my new coffee and much needed eye patches. The owl mug is AMAZING!!! You are so thoughtful ♡♡♡#FFFS 2023, Thank you for hosting @Chrissyreadit .

Chrissyreadit that Owl Mug!!! 😍😍😍🧡💛🧡💛🧡 8mo
LeahBergen You‘re very welcome and I‘m so glad you like it! 😊 8mo
Avanders ♥️🍁🧡🍂💛🍎 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hey, just curious if you received your HHS package. Tracking says it was delivered, so I just want to make sure you actually got it. 🎃👻 8mo
ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - I did - thank.you for checking ♡♡ 8mo
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#HHS2023 @wanderinglynn - my HHS pkg hit the mail today. So much fun!

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 9mo
wanderinglynn Did you receive your #HHS box? Your match mailed it on Sept 27. 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Yes I did:) 8mo
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