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Ssmith

Joined July 2017

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I‘m due any day now with my first baby, so I‘m taking advantage of the beautiful weather and freedom while I still can!

kstadt929 Congratulations 🎉 1w
Ssmith @kstadt929 thanks! 1w
Caroline2 Oh exciting!!! 😀 1w
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A little reading while waiting for my massage...😍

mabell Sounds like a pretty nice day! 😊 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I‘ve got my bagel, my book, and 5 days of work left until summer break!

WanderingBookaneer ❤️❤️❤️ This book! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
suvata This is on my TBR. Can‘t wait to get to it. I have never read anything by Blake Crouch that disappointed me. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading As of 4:30 today I‘m on two weeks holidays and I CAN‘T WAIT TO READ RECURSION!!!! 👏🏼🥳🎉 3mo
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FantasyChick This is an amazing book. Enjoy!!!! 3mo
Ssmith @WanderingBookaneer it‘s fantastic so far! It‘s hard to put down! 3mo
Ssmith @suvata I agree!! Love everything I‘ve read! 3mo
Ssmith @FantasyChick I love his books! They stay with you for days after you‘ve finished! 3mo
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Finally getting around to this...as usual, Kate Morton has captured my interest from the first page.

Nute Yay, Kate Morton!❤️ 6mo
rmaclean4 Can not believe I have not read this yet!! Too many books. I need to retire and just read full time!! 6mo
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Easily one of my top five favorite authors. I can‘t wait to get started!!!

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I have never been as tired or stressed as I am these days, and reading has never felt quite as laborious as it has seemed recently. The shame of it is, is that I love reading more than anything else, and I just can‘t seem to ever feel relaxed enough to read anymore. Well I had a long car ride today and started this audiobook, and I love it. Nothing like a story about a book lover to bring a book lover back into business!

rmaclean4 I have found reading the last few weeks difficult also! 12mo
JennyM Hang in there 😘 12mo
charl08 Me too. I am reading more slowly, reading shorter books. Glad you found something that worked. 12mo
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Birdsong28 I went through that this summer as I changed jobs and it was just too stressful so like yourself I couldn't relax to much reading other than my bedtime reading. I have now since changed jobs for a much better job and I now feel more comfortable and relaxed to read and I am now getting through more books than just my bedtime reading. Sending you lots of love and support 😘❤️📚📖 12mo
Birdsong28 Also this book is great 😀📚📖 12mo
Nute I‘ve been there, and I think that the best thing that I did was to allow myself to be OKAY with not reading and patiently wait for the situation to rectify without pressure, confusion or forced efforts to correct. I actually enjoyed binging on Netflix with gusto!😆 Hang in there, it will resolve itself in due time, and know that you have fellow readers who understand.🙂 6mo
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With You Always | Rena Olsen
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It has been months since I‘ve been able to sit down and enjoy a book. I decided to force it, despite being exhausted from my first week back at teaching and doing grad school work all day. I‘m glad I did. Enjoying this so far, even if some of the dialogue seems a little forced.

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Should I Go to Grad School?: 41 Answers to An Impossible Question | Jessica Loudis, Bosko Blagojevic, John Arthur Peetz, Allison Rodman
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After a five month hiatus, I‘m back at it. This first discussion board post is taking longer than usual because I‘m so out of practice! Here‘s hoping I‘ll be able to get through this all (and still have enough time to read!!!!)

MelissaSue81 Good for you for getting back to it! 1y
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I have really liked Peter Swanson‘s other books, but this one was just so-so for me. I just finished, much to my surprise (I really expected more!), and it left me very unsatisfied. Oh well, you can‘t love every book you read!

minkyb So true! 1y
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Gift cards from students = immediate trip to Barnes and Noble!

RJHowe Smart students! 1y
tammysue Fab haul! 😍 1y
Kristy_K I really enjoyed 1y
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The High Tide Club | Mary Kay Andrews
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Toes in the water, book in my hand...it‘s a beautiful day!

SilversReviews Enjoy both the book and the water. 😍 1y
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Poolside | Duncan Bock
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New homeowner as of this past September, and we know nothing about pools! All I know is I can‘t wait to sit poolside with a book! Happy summer!

BookMaven407 Very nice! 1y
Nuwanda I loooove having a pool! 1y
LiteraryinLititz How relaxing! 1y
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HannaPolkadots Congrats! That looks awesome 😍 1y
LauraBrook That‘s beautiful! Congratulations! 1y
britt_brooke Lovely! 1y
tammysue Congratulations! It all looks WONDERFUL, enjoy!! 😍 1y
Craftylikefox Congratulations!!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! Congratulations 🎊🎉🍾 1y
TheLibrarian Beautiful!!! 1y
Nute Quite lovely! 1y
QuietlyLaura Litsy pool party! And by party I mean everyone lounges around the pool with cool drinks and reads. ☺️ 1y
Cathythoughts Looks beautiful 💫 1y
Simona 😍😍😍Perfect❣️ 1y
rustoryhuf I‘m in for the pool party! 1y
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The High Tide Club | Mary Kay Andrews
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Kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with a beach read by one of my favorite beachy authors and salad to offset the junk later on in the weekend!

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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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I love finding errors in books - it makes me feel smart. Despite this, this book is pretty fantastic. I love Lisa Genova. Smart, yet human and poignant.

IamIamIam 😒😲😲😲 1y
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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Forgetting that tomorrow is Monday for the moment and enjoying a relaxing night with my new book.

Thndrstd Cozy 1y
TheBookKeepers What a cute tray!! 1y
JennyM So inviting! Enjoy x 1y
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The Insider | Reece Hirsch
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Staring outside longingly after a week of rain. This turmeric latte is keeping me nice and cozy though as I wait it out!

ValerieAndBooks Turmeric latte?? Tell me more! Enjoy the weekend. 1y
Ssmith @ValerieAndBooks unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, turmeric, a little black pepper, and maple syrup- heat it all up to warm, but not boil, and enjoy! I don‘t really use measurements so I can‘t be too specific, sorry. 1y
ValerieAndBooks Sounds good— I‘ll have to experiment 😊 1y
Cathythoughts Sounds divine. I‘ll have to experiment too 👍🏻 1y
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I started listening to this on my way to work this morning and can‘t seem to stop. Enjoying it with some watermelon and a beautiful evening!

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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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We moved into our house in September, so we couldn‘t really enjoy the deck at the time. Now that it‘s summer, I‘m obsessed- it feels a little magical back here.

Texreader Gorgeous!! 1y
Itchyfeetreader Looks like a beautiful spot 1y
Jennifer3 Amazingly beautiful! 1y
Blueberry Lilacs 💙 1y
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Summerlong: A Novel | Dean Bakopoulos
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Summer is in the air! A little cauliflower mac and cheese and tilapia to kick off a summer of dinners outside!

hermyknee Mmmm sounds delicious! 1y
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I LOVE cookbooks, and I was waiting very impatiently for this new Inspiralized book to come out. It certainly did not disappoint! I can‘t wait to get cooking!

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Set the deck up today, so I finally get to enjoy sitting outside! A little homemade strawberry ‘ice cream‘ and a book makes for such a relaxing afternoon.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Post workout smoothie, sweats, and a book - I love Friday afternoons.

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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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I love audiobooks. I listen to them when I am too busy to sit down and read- on the way to work and back, at the gym, and before I go to sleep. The problem with audiobooks is that you have to find the perfect marriage between story and storyteller for your preferences. I thoroughly enjoyed both, and although there were some predictable plot points, I was engaged enough to be terrified when my husband walked into the room last night!

Andrew65 I agree totally, I use audiobooks for commuting , travelling and when too tired to physically read. Some books are wonderful as audiobooks and some just do not work for me at all, and usually that is down to the narrator. (edited) 1y
DebBates101 I liked that one too! And totally agree w/ u about the narrator issue. 1y
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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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A little ginger lemon water and an audiobook to start the evening...

Tadams4 Such a healthy positive way to begin your evening! Enjoy! 1y
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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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Great to pass the time in the car!

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Lacy Eye | Jessica Treadway
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All I want is my book and my bed...

Branwen The perfect combination! 🛏📚 1y
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Cooking a Passover friendly dinner for me and my husband while listening to a book = my kind of arrangement. I‘m really enjoying this book, but every time it goes into detail about ‘the arrangement,‘ my stomach churns a bit!

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I had a few long drives yesterday, and a few more over the next few days, so I was looking for an audiobook to hold my interest. While I‘m a little uncomfortable with the premise, I‘m certainly entertained!

IamIamIam I enjoyed this as an audio book. I got snagged by the title and couldn't resist and it wasn't awful! Lol 1y
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Look for Me | Lisa Gardner
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Downed power lines and trees in my school district means my fourth day off of work this week. It‘s a good thing I have books to keep me company!

SilversReviews Love your reading spot. 2y
Suet624 How fun! Unexpected days off. 2y
Cathythoughts Very peaceful feel to your room 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 2y
Zelma What a lovely room and reading spot! 😍 2y
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Look for Me | Lisa Gardner
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A little snow day reading...

Christine I love your reading spot! 2y
Zelma Awesome reading spot! 2y
Ssmith @Christine @Zelma thank you!! 2y
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readherwriteher I LOOOOOOVVVEEE your lamp. ❤️ Enjoy your day of reading. I‘m about to curl up and do the same. 😊 2y
LadyChristy What a lovely little reading nook! 💛 2y
Nerdfins Pretty reading nook! 😍 2y
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Don't Let Go | Harlan Coben
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He never disappoints! Gripping until the end, with the truth not revealing itself until the last second. And- I loved the Myron cameo!

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Don't Let Go | Harlan Coben
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At work with about a million things to do, and all I want to do is read.

IamIamIam He's so readable, too! I'm listening to Caught & I went through half the book yesterday!!! Enjoy! 2y
Ssmith @lamlamlam I‘ve been in a bit of a rut- he‘s one of those who could pull me out of it. Love him! 2y
riversong153 This is my favorite mystery/thriller author!! I usually finish his work quickly. 2y
kstadt929 I love Coben and have had this book on my “go read” list for too long!!! 2y
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On my way into the city to see Hamilton!! Not much in the mood these days to start a new book, so an old favorite it is. Kate Morton can transport me on this cold, dreary day.

SilversReviews Love Kate Morton‘s books. ENJOY Hamilton. 2y
LiteraryinLititz Wow, enjoy the show!! 2y
kstadt929 I haven‘t read this one, but have enjoyed a few others by her. I may have to check this one out! 2y
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Wayward Pines Trilogy | Blake Crouch

The cure for insomnia? Read a book! Revisiting an old favorite as I wait for sleep to take me.

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Book lovers dilemma: get another coffee and keep reading at the store, buy it and read at home, or get it from the library (where there is always a wait!!)?

Reviewsbylola Get another coffee and then buy it. 😄 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Hmmmm. Get another coffee, check out how long the wait at the library is, and then decide 2y
BookHoarder32 Yes to coffee! Then finish the book there. 😆 (edited) 2y
mdm139 I am reading it now, half way through, it is worth buying if the wait is long at your library. My library has a 7 month wait and this is so good and is consider the thriller every one will be talking about this year like "the girl on the train" and "gone girl" was their years 2y
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A blazing fire, a big bowl of butternut squash and bean soup, and a book- simply perfect (and the alliteration wasn‘t too bad either!)

KVanRead 👏 2y
Zelma Looks just perfect! 👍 2y
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Out of such horror and chaos comes some beautiful stories. I had never heard about any of this, but I‘m thrilled to read of such kindness and selflessness. A wonderful afternoon of tea, blankets, and heartwarming stories.

Beckys_Books What a pretty room! 2y
Ssmith @Beckys_Books thanks!! 2y
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Taking five minutes from my lunch to read a little bit. I wasn‘t expecting to react as emotionally as I have been with this book- excellent start!

squirrelbrain Ooh I‘ve added this to my TBR list. We saw Come From Away in New York, which was amazing, so I need to read this.... 2y
Ssmith @squirrelbrain I want to see that! 2y
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The Tea Planter's Wife | Dinah Jefferies
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It sounds like it‘s going to be a mix between Rebecca and The Tea Rose- looking forward to starting (and drinking this hot chocolate)!

GypsyKat That looks delicious! 😋 2y
mdm139 I enjoyed this book 2y
Andrew65 I keep looking at this book, I look forward to seeing your review. 2y
Texreader Oh I may have to get some hot chocolate now before I go to sleep. Mmmmm 2y
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting ✨✨✨ 2y
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Entertaining, but I was not impressed with the writing. It almost seemed juvenile.

Stacypatrice Agreed!! I just finished it 😐 2y
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When given a choice between TV and a book, a book always wins :)

guinsgirlreads Truth! 👍🏻 2y
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The Girl Before | Rena Olsen
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Iced coffee with a dash of cinnamon and a book- my perfect morning

Nuwanda What an interesting cover! 2y
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Girl Last Seen | Nina Laurin
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A page turner, to be sure, but there is one big question I am left with, that I don‘t think was fully explained. I tried going back and rereading to see if there was something I missed, but I can‘t figure out what happened to Ella/Lanie when she was first ‘abducted.‘ Did her Mom sell her to Tom? Why did the mom say she thought he‘d bring her back? It wasn‘t fully explained. Any insights appreciated

ferskner I got the impression that her mom used her as a prostitute, without thinking that she'd be kidnapped. The mom said that she'd wanted Ella to "earn her keep". But I don't know that it was explicit, or how much work the mom put into finding her. It seems like there would be a go between? I thought there were some big holes in the ending. 2y
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Girl Last Seen | Nina Laurin
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Book two of my vacation, and it looks like it‘s going to be a very quick read. It started with quite the hook, so I‘m looking forward to seeing where it goes!

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Origin | Dan Brown
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Definitely worth the read, although I guessed a few of the plot twists about half way through. It was still engaging and thought provoking!

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Origin | Dan Brown
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The only thing that could make this day cozier is some snow! Vacation life is the best.

ephemeralwaltz Nice photo!😍👌📚 2y
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Origin | Dan Brown
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What‘s a girl to do on Christmas Eve when she is Jewish? Read!! And so far, I am not disappointed at all. (And in true Dan Brown fashion, the front and back flap hold a surprise for anyone who looks carefully enough!)

PenguinInFlight Ooh! I‘m excited to know what you think. I bought this, but have not read it yet. So many books, not enough time! 😫 2y
annalibris I‘m almost finished with it! Yes, it‘s just like all his other ones, but still really exciting and fun. 2y
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Similar to many I have read recently, but I‘m no less engaged because of it. I‘m looking forward to seeing how it is resolved!

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Wonder | R J Palacio

One of my favorite books to read to my students - I can not wait to see the movie!!

JaclynW My daughter is seeing it tomorrow with her school. She loved the book! (I still need to read it! *Gasp!*) 2y
Ssmith @JaclynW I‘m so disappointed because I was told this year I wasn‘t allowed to read it because the middle school uses it for their curriculum. I had planned on organizing a trip to the movies over a weekend to see it! I hope she loves it, and read it ASAP!! 2y
JaclynW @Ssmith Oh darn! Sorry you can't use it! My daughter read it years ago with her 4th grade teacher/class. She loved the movie today! I am planning to read it before the end of the year. (Fingers crossed!) I may read it with my two youngest who haven't read it yet. 😊 2y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Not reading for two months has left me famished for books! Finished The Twilight Wife...I couldn‘t put it down! Now laying on the couch while my husband watches TV and I‘m fully engrossed in Behind Her Eyes. Hoping to finish tonight. That will hold me over for a while. God, I love reading.

suvata Good to hear. I will be reading it soon. 2y
Smashlee This is what I‘m reading too! 2y
Ssmith @Smashlee I just finished! What an ending!! 2y
Smashlee That‘s what I hear! I‘ve just started and my brain is on overload trying to remember things. lol 2y
Ssmith @Smashlee my brain is on overload trying to process the ending!! Holy cow!! 2y
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