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TayMG

TayMG

Joined March 2017

Fairytale retellings, Scotland settings, and horror stories are my weaknesses! Frequent re-reader.
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Terraformer by Colleen Houck
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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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This was... intense. There were times that the book just kind of dragged on through plot and the overall plot took way too long to unfold with little to no action. And there were some parts that weren't quite Joe. However, as I listened to this via audiobook, I never get tired of the narrator's voice and he is very Joe-like. He definitely kept me interested.

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Wow... I'm about halfway through and I have to say the sex scenes are more graphic, and Joe is much more... desperate and lost? It's hard to explain how without spoilers.

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this yet and I can‘t wait! 4y
Rachel.Rencher Is this a sequel to You? I have this one but not You. 😳 4y
TayMG @Rachel.Rencher Yep, this is a sequel to You. 4y
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I'm over 1,000 litfluence!! Thank you so much, everyone!! I love this community of book lovers.
Thank you!!

Slajaunie Congratulations! 🎉 4y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 4y
robinb 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏 4y
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃 4y
SW-T 🎊 🎉 🎉 🎊 4y
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Reawakened | Colleen Houck
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Love Colleen's Tiger's Curse series, and thought I might try this.
Didn't find the main female as relatable as Kelsey in TC, but the main male characters had me invested.
The main female is a dramaticized uptown girl, and very hard to relate to.
Overall, I love the story elements and setting.

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Hide and Seek | Jack Ketchum
Mehso-so

There were points of the book that truly interested me. But for a horror/thriller novel, it took much too long to get to the climax despite being less than 200 pages.

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Whoa... This book is definitely not for everybody. Constant f-bombs, graphic sex scenes, and generally sinister internal monologue.
But definitely elaborated on the Netflix series.

Reviewsbylola I couldn‘t get into the narration on this one so I bailed, although I feel like it‘s one of those books that everyone loves! 4y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Watched the series on Netflix, but listening to the audiobook is 100000 times creepier. The level of cockiness and confidence the narrator has is eerie. Very accurate with the character setup.

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I can think of worse fates! Perhaps this fairytale curse would be the start of a genderbent Princess and The Frog! 😉

Link to quiz: https://www.epicreads.com/blog/fairy-tale-retellings-curse/

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Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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For all my fairytale retelling lovers, what a good list of retellings!!
The tagged is in the article and I just started reading it. (Yay! Beauty and the Beast retellings are my favorite!)

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/2017/12/13/winter-fairy-tales-for-adults

Lovesbooks87 I saw the tagged book on the list. It sounds good. I think I am going to pick it up! 4y
SassyBookworm Hunted is really really good! I would highly recommend it!!! 4y
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I've been in such a reading slump lately, for a number of reasons: Work piling up, a horrible case of bronchitis, and generally just not being able to find time. But I got this on preorder, loved Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale, and was able to get a couple chapters in today. Here's to hoping for the end of the slump!

Redwritinghood 🤞🏻🤞🏻 4y
Dragon I hope you‘re feeling better and enjoy your book. 💐 4y
Suelizbeth I‘m hoping it lives up to 4y
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Bklover Hope this gets you out of your slump! I‘m looking forward to reading this one! 4y
Smrloomis Hope you‘re over the bronchitis 😣!!! 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im really curious about this one! Looking forward to hearing what you think of it. 4y
jillannjohn I‘m hoping to read this one soon. 4y
UwannaPublishme Bronchitis is the pits. Hope you‘re feeling better! 🤗❤️ 4y
mom2bugnbee Can't wait to read this one. Feel better soon! 4y
Cinfhen I just read this and was totally hooked!!! Hope it ends your reading slump 4y
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1. Books! And a book beau. ❤
2. Right after Thanksgiving dinner.
3. Peanut butter balls, sausage balls, and peanut butter blossoms
4. My Grownup Christmas List by Kelly Clarkson or Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
5. Tough one!! I think I'll go with Elf.
#fivequestionfriday

RadicalReader @TayMG I love the movie Elf so hilarious watching him sit on Santa‘s Lap and him questioning Santa 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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Supernatural - Joyride | John Passarella
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Another wonderful adventure with the Winchester brothers!! This one really got me interested. With a whole town mysteriously passing out at midnight, who knows what the cause is?

DivineDiana No idea! But I‘m curious! 4y
KrystleTheBookSlayer I really need to read one of the SPN books, I love the show! 4y
TayMG @DivineDiana Check it out! The story really sucked me in. 4y
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TayMG @KrystleTheBookSlayer Yes! I have them all and have read them all. Some writers are admittedly better at putting Sam and Dean on paper, but the adventures are such great additions to the plot! Each one has its own spot in a season and between episodes! 4y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Which book in the series would you most recommend? 4y
TayMG @KrystleTheBookSlayer I've got two: one older and one newer. The older one is Nevermore. Has lots of Poe references that are great if you like any Poe. The newer one would probably have to be Fresh Meat. Very reminiscent of the Wendigo episode (a personal favorite of mine). But beyond my favoritism, the boys practically jump off the page and the storytelling takes you on s great rollercoaster ride. 4y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Thank you! I have them both added to my TBR! ☺ 4y
TayMG Wonderful!! I can't wait to hear what you think of them!! 😁 4y
RealBooks4ever Jensen... *sigh* ... 🥰😍 4y
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Classic Fairytales | Belinda Gallagher
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Well... I HAVE read a lot of retellings! ❤😉

I got: You'd survive the adventure!. - https://www.epicreads.com/blog/survive-fairy-tale-adventure/?utm_source=3089299

BarbaraTheBibliophage What‘s your favorite retelling (for adults)?? 4y
TayMG @BarbaraTheBibliophage Such a tough question!! I quite love the culture and reimagining of Beast by Donna Jo Napoli. It's a little more of a prequel for the Beast, and not quite the Disney beginning, but the story travels from India to France and includes a lot of detail about the cultures it approaches. 4y
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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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1. Brave
2. Don't think I've ever tried...
3. Inkheart really did the novel wrong...
4. Work #ThatTeacherLife
#friyayintro

Nu-Bibliophile Brave💖 4y
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Supernatural - Joyride | John Passarella
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Starting this one tonight! 😁 #Supernatural night is a good night to dig in!

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You know you've got a good book in your hands when you constantly want to yell at the characters, you cringe, you gasp, you cry, and you clap. This is it right here. Between Victor and Elizabeth and Justine and Henry and Adam... I am so sad that I'll never read this book for the first time again. The plot points and how they were carried out AND HOW THIS MATCHED UP TO THE CLASSIC. Perfect, just perfect. ❤

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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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1. Hand out candy! I don't have to run around and I get to see all the costumes!
2. Black cats, always.
3. Spooky story. I get to visualize it for myself.
4. Anyone! Everyone!
Bonus: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
#Thisorthat #TuesdayTidbits

RadicalReader @TayMG I saw two T Rex costumes running down the street funniest scenario I have ever seen 4y
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I'm not afraid to admit that I hit a bit of a reading slump. Happens, right? But I saw so many people reviewing the tagged book and felt some strong book lust. Being a fan of Frankenstein and all the deeper meanings and depths of the story, I felt that I needed to give this one a try. I'm not very far in yet, but I think this might be what I needed to pull me out of my slump! 😁

BeansPage I have 5 more chapters left. It's SOOOOOO GOOD! 4y
TayMG @TheReadingMermaid I'm six chapters in and I'm hooked!! ❤ 4y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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I grew up going to eeeevery premiere of a HP movie. Loved everything about the world of HP, immersed myself in it deeply from around age 8-9 up to now. Only read the first book... I never read past the first book because we didn't have the second and my local librarian hates me... But I'd looooove to pick up where I left off! This is such a great giveaway! Thank you, @wanderinglynn ! #OctHPGiveaway #ProudHufflepuff

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I loved the novelization of the movie. Heard the characters in my head, saw the actions vividly, and loved the expansion on the main characters.
That being said... not a fan of the sequel. Way too many puns, pop culture references, and a few plot points that seemed to fall flat. Just seemed a little too over the top for me.

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Escaping from Houdini | Kerri Maniscalco
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Finished this one earlier this week... And I have a lot of thoughts. I LOVE this series as a whole. This book... didn't follow through for Thomas and Audrey Rose, in my opinion. I felt the characterization was too weak for them. But the plot was fantastic! Loved the setup! I'd love to talk about it, maybe below in the comments where people can avoid spoiler talk?
⚠ Spoilers below ⚠

TayMG I thought that Audrey was way too willing to "run away with the circus" and leave Thomas on the sidelines. After where we left off with Hunting Prince Dracula, I expected Thomas and Audrey Rose to be excited to be with each other and talking about all the possibilities... But Audrey hides so much from Thomas and is so willing to follow Mephistopheles... I just didn't interpret their relationship to ever be that unstable. 4y
TayMG But the plot! Oh, I love the setup. The ship and the circus and the performers themselves with their own mysteries. That kept me hooked in. And the lead in for the next book!!! Maybe H.H. Holmes? 4y
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Halloween | Helen Borten
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1. Chai. I have a 1 pumpkin pie slice at Thanksgiving maximum each year.
2. Fireplace. Always something magical about being curled up by a huge fireplace, reading.
3. Pie. Chocolate, apple, key lime...
4. Owls. Love to hear them outside in my trees this time of year.
5. The Addams Family. No explanation needed. *snap snap*
6. Anne Rice. My vampires don't sparkle in sunlight, or go to high school.
7. 🔥🎃👻HALLOWEEN 🕸🍁🍂

#ALLTHEFALL

RadicalReader @TayMG absolutely wonderfully delicious chocolate pie so classic and delightful 4y
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Someone talk to me about this book! I loved it! Constance and Mary Katherine and their Uncle Julian are all tucked away in their house, outsiders to their little town because of an incident that happened years ago... that changed their lives forever. What well-written characters, and so much to happen in just 149 pages... I absolutely love it. A new favorite.

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The Lantern's Ember | Colleen Houck
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Always a fan of Houck, and this one didn't fail me. I loved the Halloween elements! Every part of it was so inventive, with plenty of twists and turns to keep me interested! I was able to find a bit of myself in Ember, which made the story that much easier to fall into. Jack was an amazing character!

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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
Mehso-so

I'm a huge fan of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, and while this novel was reminiscent of that... there wasn't enough of a shocking ending for me. I felt as if too much unnecessary detail was pushed into places while I still had some unanswered questions by the end of the book. While I loved Lapena's other books, this fell flat for me.

RadicalReader @TayMG an absolutely wonderful unputdownable read be sure to check out 4y
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Pulled me in. What an exciting pirate adventure novel. The different perspectives and experiences keep you engaged and active in the story. Despite the lack of a true cliffhanger, I'm going to have to continue to the sequel. I need to know what happens to Katherine...

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The Most Dangerous Game | Richard Connell
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A reread from high school. So much characterization and adventure eloquently written into a little novella. A thrilling, thought-provoking, quick read. How would you handle finding yourself on an island that everyone steers clear of for their own safety, but there are no first hand accounts in regards to why?

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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I love it!! As a lover of Stoker's Dracula and the history surrounding the vampire myth, I can't love this more. Not to mention Audrey Rose and her epic heroine self, and Thomas, her charming and witty partner! I can't go into too much more detail without giving away plot points, but I laughed, I gasped, I gripped my Kindle tight because I couldn't stand the suspense. Read it!

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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Bahaha Roast him, Audrey Rose!! I aspire to be so savage.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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For whatever reason it was hard for me to get into this one AT FIRST. But when it pulled me in, man, did it pull me in! I had to finish it ASAP once I was hooked. I absolutely fell in love with Audrey Rose and Thomas. The wit, the sarcasm, the subtle romance, and the intense mystery kept me reeled in until the end. And, well, with that ending, I had to move on to the sequel! 😊

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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I absolutely love Audrey Rose. She's witty and sarcastic and just adorable.

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Twisted | Andrew E Kaufman
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This one messed me up! I'm still trying to cope with the twists and the ending... This is definitely one of those books that stays with you. I got angry, I cried, I questioned my own thinking...

RadicalReader @TayMG nothing more enjoyable or ravenously riveting than those novels that most certainly unarguably do stay with you long after you‘ve finished the novel 4y
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Emily's Ghost | Antoinette Stockenberg
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I've had this book in queue to read for years and, oh, why didn't I read it sooner? A witty, sarcastic, charming ghost, and an utterly charming (although very frustrating), paranormal-believing senator, and skeptic journalist Emily. My heart is absolutely broken in the very best way-- the way only a good book can break it.

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Spontaneously picked this up at the grocery store the other day. While I've seen many other reviews knock it for predictability, I have to say I was drawn into each twist thrown in before agreeing with the solution... then needing to know how. Loving all of those true crime shows, it's not hard to dream up motives and plot twists, it's the how that keeps me going with these mysteries. Loved it! Moving on to her second book!

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Iron Man Vol. 1: Believe | Kieron Gillen
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One of my favorite superheroes, and this is my first collection just about him. Loved it. Funny, witty, and sassy in all the right places.

RadicalReader @TayMG the trilogy of Iron Man movies is pretty incredible too with the terrific Tony Stark played by the perfect Robert Downey Jr. 4y
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#MeetTheLittens
1. Originally NW Arkansas, now Eastern Virginia.
2. Tough choice! Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale by Donna Jo Napoli, maybe.
3. The Tiger's Curse Saga by Colleen Houck
4. Another tough one! At the moment, I'd say it might be Ten Inch Hero.
5. Supernatural
6. Maroon 5
7. Cerulean
8. Ahh! Horror or Romance, maybe.
9. I'm a Special Education teacher.
10. I have one yellow lab/golden retriever, Jake

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Daughter of the Siren Queen | Tricia Levenseller
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Let me just wipe away the happy tears. I absolutely loved this book! Not as much banter as the first one, but so many dramatic, edge-of-your-seat scenes! And Alosa and Riden just... Ah! Love love love!

Rachel.Rencher I can't wait to get this one 😍😍 5y
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The Forgotten Book | Mechthild Glaser
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I love books that make me think interacting with books are gonna change my life. Glaser has so far done this quite well, in my opinion. I like her world building and characters. Always gets me pumped about exploring books!

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Thank you all so much! I reached 250 litfluence today! 💖 #litsyfamily

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This one seemed fairly short, with a little less action than the first three. Regardless, I'm always up for learning more about Nathaniel's past! And the twist at the end! Book five can't come out soon enough!

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I'm quite a sucker for the classic scary and seductive vampires, so I've definitely fallen in love with this saga. There's action, adventure, love, hate, cruelty, and compassion, accompanied by beautiful language. Can't get enough of Nathaniel and Faelynn.

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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What a fun Scooby gang mystery adventure! Handling adult themes, some 4th wall breaks, references to the Scooby Doo shows, and shocking takes on characters resembling the characters we grew up loving in that famed van, I quite enjoyed this novel!

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#ReadingHabits

1. My bed, mostly.
2. Bookmarks 😍
3. I do my best to stop at chapters/page breaks.
4. All the time.
5. TV... I find it easier to drown out
6. One at a time
7. I'm quite partial to reading at home
8. Silently
9. I try not to.
10. Keep it like new as long as possible
11. Never!
12. #Everyone ! Anyone who wants to jump in!

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@TheBookKeepers are giving away 3 free books to celebrate #1k ! Go check out their page to enter! #Congrats #BookKeepersGIVEAWAY

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Favorites!

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What a creative "A Christmas Carol" twist! Love it! Found myself both rooting for and against Holly. I missed the Christmas season this time around, but I'm pretty sure this is gonna become a yearly Christmas staple!

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This or That? | Brandon T Snider
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Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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It's 1793 in Philadelphia and people begin to come down with what many believe is a summer grippe. But as the fever begins to claim citizens by the hundreds, thousands... It is finally identified as yellow fever. Matilda, Mattie, takes us through her experience with the outbreak. Full of sadness and tension and rich history of the USA's former capital. Loved it!

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The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jan Fields
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My first Word Cloud Classic and my last book of 2017, and I loved it! None of my usual genres, but I loved it all the same. So descriptive and intriguing. The Yorkshire accent was fun to read, too!

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My pop! Me and my pup, and some books of course. ❤️

KirstieE Perfect ! Thanks for sharing 😊 #mypopfunko 5y
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