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Wells of St Mary's | R C Sherriff
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This book was written in 1962. I found it buried between some other old books on my bookshelf. It was a wonderful book and I can‘t describe it any better then what was written on the back cover.

“To read but the first few pages of The Wells Of St. Mary‘s is to be caught in its spell. In turn dramatic and outrageously funny it sweeps the reader on like a whirlwind thriller.”

sprainedbrain I just love finding gems like that! 1d
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🕐 This is just a gentle reminder to all the people participating in the Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 7. There are less than two weeks left to read your book, mark it up, and get it into the mail. Can‘t wait to share mine with you!

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem | Maryse Conde, Richard Philcox
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Tituba was born on a slave ship after her black African mother, Abena, is raped by a British sailor. Abena is ultimately executed by hanging. Tituba is adopted by Mama Yaya who teaches her voodoo. A slave, John Indian, takes her to live with him in Salem, MA. It‘s 1692 and the Salem witch trials have begun. She is imprisoned as a witch but manages to escape. I won‘t reveal what happens next because that would be a massive spoiler. ⚠️ Explicit

OnlyYoo Wow this sounds so interesting! Stacked 1w
suvata @OnlyYoo It definitely was a different kind of story but I found it very interesting. 1w
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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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#ReeseWitherspoon Book Club January 2020 pick

Not my cup of tea but still a good story that asks some important questions about race and privilege.

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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I really LOVED this book! I‘m so fascinated with books that give me glimpses into other cultures. The more I read, the more I see how much we have in common — especially when it involves family and love.

Read for 2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide
https://modernmrsdarcy.com/summer-reading-guide-2018/

Re-read as ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD Flight Pick for January 2020

Tamra Me too, I love cultural reading journeys. (edited) 2w
TrishB Just started this today 😁 2w
suvata @Tamra Then you will like this book. 2w
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suvata @TrishB Enjoy! 2w
lele1432 Very well stated! 2w
suvata @lele1432 Thank you 2w
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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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Sometimes I feel like I‘m being too generous with my star ratings, but, dang it, if I like a book, I want to rate it appropriately. So again, I find myself rating another book 5-stars. This story is about an Iranian couple who meet at the age of 17 and it follows their lifelong romance. As in life, things don‘t go as smoothly as they anticipate. I fell in love with this couple and with this book many times over.

BarbaraBB Great review. I had this book stacked already but now I want to read it even more! 2w
suvata @BarbaraBB It‘s so, so good. Enjoy! 2w
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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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Coming up in January 2020 ...
#suvataPicks #JanuaryTBR #Bookstagram

MallenNC I‘m really hoping to keep up with the MMD book club this year. I fell behind last year. I‘ve already got the book for January. 2w
suvata @MallenNC I really enjoy almost everything she picks. 2w
MallenNC @suvata I love her picks. I get so many great ones from her summer list especially. 2w
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Kappadeemom I have missed the last LMPBC and want back in! When do you plan on posting sign ups? 2w
suvata @Kappadeemom Sign ups will begin around February 10th. 2w
Crazeedi Stationary shop was good! 2w
Crazeedi And I love your collage! 2w
suvata @Crazeedi Thanks 😊 2w
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A Town Like Alice | Nevil Shute
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I can‘t believe I haven‘t read this until now. It‘s about a British woman who is working in Malaya when she is taken prisoner by the Japanese. 10 years later she learns of an sizable inheritance left to her by an estranged uncle. She falls in love with Australian man that she met when she was a prisoner. Six years after the war ended, she travels to Australia trying to find him. Together, they make “a town like Alice” in the Australian outback.

Tamra I need to bump this one up! 3w
suvata @Tamra I thought it was fascinating. 3w
Texreader I loved this book. I should read it again. 3w
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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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Wishing y‘all health and happiness in the new year...and beyond.

MrBook Happy New Year to you as well!!!! 🥳🤗🤗🤗 3w
suvata @MrBook Thank you. 3w
LauraJ Here‘s to 2020! 🍾 3w
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suvata @LauraJ Hope it‘s a good year! 🥂 3w
LeeRHarry Happy New Year! 🎉 3w
Butterfinger You too. 3w
CarolynM Happy New Year! 3w
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 3w
Bookzombie Happy New Year! 🥳 2w
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I had a pretty slow month as far as reading goes. Mostly it was due to Christmas and me getting a total hip replacement. Man, it‘s really hard to read when you‘re on painkillers. I would read two or three pages and I have no idea what I just read. Other than that the books I did manage to get through were very good.

#suvataStats #DecemberStats #Bookstagram

Reviewsbylola I hope your recovery is going well! @mdargusch had her hip done five years ago and I remember it being brutal. 3w
suvata @Reviewsbylola I‘m doing really well. Thank you. I‘m able to walk with just a cane and I‘m off the pain pills. Still working with physical therapy and that‘s helping quite a bit. 3w
Mdargusch Hope you recover quickly! My new hip works like a charm! 3w
suvata @Mdargusch I am so happy to hear you say that. Happy new year. 3w
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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

If you haven‘t already done so, it‘s time to mail your book to the next person. If you did, “good job“! If you didn‘t, “Hurry up and do so”. Happy New Year!

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2019 was a great reading year. Of the 243 books I read, 42 were rated 5-stars by me.

nelehelen Wow amazing!!! 3w
TrishB Have read quite a few - but screen shot to have a look at the others! 3w
BarbaraBB I‘ll take a screenshot! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Ooooh! Taking note 📝 3w
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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... and there are still four days left.

Kaila-ann Wow!!! Those are impressive numbers. 3w
suvata @Kaila-ann If it weren‘t for audiobooks and me being retired I wouldn‘t even come close to that number. 3w
Kaila-ann @suvata yes, I think having to work definitely does hamper my reading lol. Those are still awesome numbers, way to go!! 3w
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suvata @Kaila-ann 👍🏻 3w
SilversReviews Love the photo and WOW on your stats....AMAZING...CONGRATS!! 3w
suvata @SilversReviews Thanks 😊 3w
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Panpan

Not for me.

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The oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added April 17, 2017.

This is a very touching story about the friendship of two women. Both of their husbands are in the military and have been stationed at the embassy in Jordan. The woman could not be any different about how they handle living in an area that could become volatile at the drop of a hat. I really enjoyed her first book, You Know When the Men are Gone. Consider me a fan.

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Brat Farrar | Josephine Tey
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is one the oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added April 17, 2017.

Written in 1949, This is an old-fashioned , cozy mystery about an impostor who convinces a wealthy family that he is their son who died in his childhood. Actually, there is quite a twist at the end.

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Himself: A Novel | Jess Kidd
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is one the oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added March 12, 2017.

This is an odd little magic realism book that may take me a few reads to fully comprehend. I liked it but often times I felt like I was in a fever dream.

Crazeedi Great ides 4w
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#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

Saving my review for the group book ... If you're lucky enough to be a member, you can read it there.

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Norwegian by Night | Derek B. Miller
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is one the oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added February 16, 2017.

I had high expectations about this book. Maybe too high because I didn‘t like it as much as I thought I would. To me, it was too much war story and not enough crime drama.

Suet624 Nice cover though. 😀 1mo
suvata @Suet624 I think that‘s what drew me to it. 1mo
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Paper Wife | Laila Ibrahim
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I love stories about Chinese immigration that happened in the 1920-30‘s. I don‘t know. It‘s just one of my ‘things‘. This book fit the bill perfectly. Oh yeah, it‘s free with an Amazon Unlimited subscription.

SheilaChew I love stories like this too! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Good find. Thanks! 1mo
suvata @Bookwormjillk It‘s a good one! 1mo
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My friend sent me this and I thought it was pretty funny. 😇

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Hardboiled and Hard Luck | Banana Yoshimoto
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I think I will spend this rainy ☔️ winter afternoon clearing up three short Audible Originals audiobooks. Really odd mixture...

cathysaid I love that someone's first name is Banana 😍 1mo
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is one the oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added November 12, 2016.

This is one of the best books about family and community that I have ever read. Some of the time it is sad, some of the time it is funny, and some of the time it prompts you to search your own soul. 5-stars

AceOnRoam I ❤ this book! 1mo
suvata @AceOnRoam Me too 😎 1mo
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suvata @AceOnRoam I will have to check that one out. 1mo
BarbaraBB So it seems a good decision to read your tbr shelves! 1mo
Mdargusch I picked this book thinking it was about animals. I was obviously wrong but I loved it anyway! 🐑🐏🐐 1mo
suvata @Mdargusch No animals but a good book nonetheless. (edited) 1mo
suvata @BarbaraBB You‘d be surprised what you might find there. 1mo
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🕐 Reminder:
There are only two weeks left to mail your #LMPBC Round 7 book by the end of December. If you have a problem doing that, please contact your other teammates to let them know what is going on.

Shakespearience I still haven‘t received my book from November—the person who sends to me said I should get it soon though. Should I also contact the person after me and let them know what is up? 1mo
suvata @Shakespearience Sure if you want to. Just remember the mail takes a little longer this time of year. Happy holidays. 1mo
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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#ReeseWitherspoon Book Club December 2019 pick

I hadn‘t heard of this book until until Reese Witherspoon picked it for her December book club. If you like this kind of crime/mystery, then I think you‘ll enjoy this one.

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Six interconnect short stories Dean Koontz — only from Audible Originals. I love the way he writes but his stories are sort of creepy.

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A Case of Need | Jeffrey Hudson
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I haven‘t read a Michael Crichton book and a very long time. This was a particularly good one that could be classified as a legal and medical thriller. It might be a little outdated but I don‘t think that the main issues or conflicts were. I enjoyed it.

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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for December 2019

This is a quick little memoir about reading from childhood through adulthood with all its joys and implications. BONUS: Lots of reading lists at the end.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Reading for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC) Round 7 - Group L.

I can safely say that my love/hate relationship with Ann Patchett has turned into a love affair. I absolutely adored this book. It‘s probably one of the top 10 books I read this year. You would have to understand what I was going through while reading this book to understand how it changed my heart.

Rissreads Isn't it wonderful when you read the right book at the right time? 1mo
suvata @Rissreads Absolutely amazing 1mo
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December 2019 #suvataPicks picks

Cinfhen What a great idea and wonderful graphics 🤩 1mo
Freespirit You've got a busy December🤗 1mo
Crazeedi Very creative! 🥰❤ 1mo
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Litsy Markup Postal Book Club

#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

I received this along with some charming bookmarks. Will pass it on by the end of the month.

thebluestocking I‘m glad you got it okay. 💙 1mo
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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

I am a little late actually so ...

If you haven‘t already done so, it‘s time to mail your book to the next person. If you did, “good job“! If you didn‘t, “Hurry up and do so”.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

So sorry ladies but I am going to be late I‘m mailing this book out late.I had a Total hip replacement last week and I had no idea how long the recuperation time would be. I have every intention of getting it in the mail by the end of this week.

sprainedbrain Oh my goodness! Hope you are doing well. Take your time. 😊 2mo
suvata @sprainedbrain Thanks, hon. 2mo
Caroline2 I hope you have a speedy recovery. Take care and rest. 💐 💖 2mo
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thebluestocking I hope you are recovering well! 💙 2mo
Chili Take care of yourself. Wishing you a speedy recovery. 💐💐 2mo
Crazeedi I had mine last January, 6 week recovery ! I hope you're up and going soon, sending a hug and healing vibes!❤❤ 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Connell and Marianne have opposite problems. He is poor and she is rich but they have been very close friends from an early age. That is, until they both get accepted to attend Trinity College. As college students, their economic disparity causes greater challenges. Highly recommended!

ValerieAndBooks Trinity College in Hartford CT or in Ireland? 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Thanks. I thought I had stacked this already, but am now 👍 2mo
readordierachel I loved this one, too. 2mo
thebluestocking I‘m glad you liked this one. I enjoyed it too. And now her first one is headed your way. 2mo
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🕐 This is just a gentle reminder to all the people participating in Round 7 of the Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC). There are less than two weeks left to read your book, mark it up, and get it into the mail. Can‘t wait to share mine with you!

Hazel2019 Mine is on its way! 📖 📦😊 2mo
suvata @Hazel2019 You know what they say, “the early bird catches the worm”. 🐛 2mo
Bookwormjillk On it! Thanks for the reminder. I‘m really excited for this round. 2mo
CBee @suvata how would I go about joining for the next round? 2mo
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Halsey Street | Naima Coster
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I didn‘t love it but it was better than OK.
You can get it for free at Amazon Unlimited.

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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I wasn‘t as impressed with this book as most people seemed to be. Still, I will give it 3-1/2 stars. I had a very difficult time concentrating on it but that might be my fault because I‘ve had a lot on my mind lately.

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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour

Like I said the other day, Litsy folks are the BEST — Hands-down. Thank you so much for the gifts.

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#ReeseWitherspoon Book Club November 2019 pick

Wow! I was very impressed with this book. I will admit that I only read it because of the “plagiarism“ accusation and because it was Reese‘s book club pick and I‘ve been reading all of those. This was such an interesting story about women in rural areas organizing a traveling library of sorts. I‘ve read articles about these small organizations but this is the first novel that I‘ve read about it. 5🌟

Hooked_on_books This book looks interesting to me, as I like historical fiction. But the fact that it‘s written by Jojo Moyes makes me pause, as her other books don‘t appeal to me. Do you think someone like me would enjoy this one? 2mo
suvata @Hooked_on_books I really can‘t answer that question because this is the first one of her books that I‘ve read. If her other books are up to this standard I will definitely be reading most of them. 2mo
Cinfhen Ha @Hooked_on_books I TOTALLY get your question!!! I‘m holding off for now as I don‘t think this will be my type of book in the end 😜 2mo
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suvata @Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen If you ever do decide to read it, let me know what you think. I thought it was a great piece of historical fiction with just the right amount of action and romance. 2mo
Hooked_on_books I may get it from the library at some point and give it a try. We‘ll see. I‘ll let you know what I think if I do. 2mo
Cinfhen Will do @suvata keep me posted too @Hooked_on_books but so far, I‘ve only seen positive reviews 2mo
Lcsmcat Have you read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek? If so, what is your opinion of the accusation of plagiarism? I‘ve not read either, so I‘m curious. 2mo
Bookishthoughts @Lcsmcat I was thinking about reading Troublesome creek instead because like @Hooked_on_books I am not a fan of Jojo Mayes. Glad you enjoyed this @suvata the story in it's self is really interesting. 2mo
suvata @Lcsmcat I plan on reading that soon so I can get a good comparison between the two. 2mo
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The Old Weird South | Tim Westover
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This is a fantastic collection of southern folklore and urban legends. It was a special treat for me because I have never heard any of these stories before. The tales are presented in chronological order beginning with Native American folklore and ending with more modern legends. 4-Stars

BookwormM Sounds good 2mo
ljuliel Sounds like a book I‘d like ! 2mo
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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What a quote! Aunt Pittypat was quite the character.

Bookzombie I read this so long ago that I think all my memories are of the movie. Although Aunt Pittypat was quite a character in the movie. (edited) 2mo
Kaila-ann I‘ve never seen the movie although I have read the book. There is a judge in the book, at the very beginning, that has my last name 😊. 2mo
suvata @Kaila-ann That‘s pretty cool. It‘s fun to see your name in print. 😉 2mo
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Wunderland: A Novel | Jennifer Cody Epstein
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB @Hooked_on_books

I received Wunderland back yesterday. In the package, there was also a sweet note and a bonus book from my TBR. Littens are the kindest and most giving people I know. The rest of the Internet could learn some lessons from us.

Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 2mo
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for November 2019

Celine is a 65-ish, sophisticated, “Upper crust“ woman who is retired from a lifetime of covert government operations. Now, she finds missing persons as a hobby. She is quite a character and I love the interaction between Celine and her husband. This is only my second Peter Heller book and I enjoyed it immensely.

BookNAround I really liked this one too. 3mo
suvata @BookNAround I didn‘t love The River so much but this one was really good. 3mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1️⃣ Potato Chips
2️⃣ Yes! I love them.
3️⃣ Family coming to visit from Texas
4️⃣ 5 - Yes, I counted!
5️⃣ Purple

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Coming up in November ...
#suvataPicks #NovemberTBR #Bookstagram

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The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe
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I realize I‘m a day late but this is share-worthy.
Watch 10 Celebrities Read Edgar Allan Poe‘s "The Raven".

http://mentalfloss.com/article/70055/9-celebrities-reciting-edgar-allan-poes-rav...

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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The Winter Sisters | Tim Westover
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In the 1800‘s and The Winter Sisters are the only “healers” in a small, remote north Georgia logging town. The only problem is that the local minister believed that they were witches as they were healing with herbs and other natural remedies. The mayor sent for a Hippocratic doctor who was taught to bleed people and to amputate infected limbs. Eventually, the doctor and the sisters work together blending the best treatments from both disciplines.

cathysaid Good god. I grew up in North Ga. A little terrified now! 😱 3mo
suvata @cathysaid Well I sure hope it‘s changed in the last 200 years. LOL Seriously, it was a very good book. 3mo
sprainedbrain I‘m glad to hear you liked this one. In was on the fence about getting it from Netgalley. 3mo
suvata @sprainedbrain It‘s also free on Kindle unlimited 3mo
sprainedbrain @suvata Good to know! 3mo
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Great month with four 5-star reads

#suvataStats #OctoberStats #Bookstagram

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉🙌🏻📚 3mo
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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

It‘s that time again. Please return all Round 6 books ASAP. Round 7 starts tomorrow. Hope y‘all had fun.

robinb Thanks for organizing! It was so much fun! ❤️ 3mo
suvata @robinb I love organizing it and meeting all the new people in reading all the new books. So, it‘s fun for me as well. 3mo
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