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TheRomantiCate

TheRomantiCate

Joined April 2016

Books are my passion and my greatest love!
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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
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Renegades by Marissa Meyer
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Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN (Bookstore)
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So excited! Just had to share!! 🤓🤩🥰

megzlynn Loved Parnassus. I was lucky enough to visit in August. 1w
TheRomantiCate It was everything I hoped it would be 🥰🥰🥰 and everyone there was so nice and friendly 😍😍 1w
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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Mehso-so

Truly a ‘meh‘ book... overall well-written, but all of the main characters are awful and complete unlikeable... it truly just shows the worst aspects of “being ambitious”... it‘s not the worst, but I have read books of similar plots that have managed it much better than this one. ⭐️⭐️

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I‘m so excited!! Thank you @Easytiger I can‘t wait to open it for #BasicWitchSwap

Easytiger 🥰🥰🥰🖤🖤🖤🥰🥰🥰🎃🎃🎃 3w
Easytiger I‘m so happy it arrived safe and sound 3w
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Death by Pumpkin Spice | Alex Erickson
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Yay, finally opened my #cozyswap box and I LOVE IT!! I‘m a blanket hoarder and mug fiend ☕️ plus this is one of my fav series! Also you packed the perfect snack 😋

Thank you so so much to @MommyOfTwo for such a fantastic #cozyswap package and thanks to @Avanders for putting it all together 🤩😍

MommyOfTwo Yay glad you like it! 4w
Avanders Ooh how fun!! ❤🍁🎃☕️📖🔪 ❤ 4w
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She liked it... 🥰🥰🥰

marleed Oh I would snapshot that one too! 1mo
LiteraryinLititz That‘s sooooo cool! 1mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Not as incredible as Evelyn Hugo, but still a great read!! I cannot wait to see what this author does next! (Also love the callback to Mick Riva 🖤) ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

ONH Loved this one 😍 1mo
marleed Oh gosh! I follow TJR on Instagram and saw a post where she was working an outline for her next book. I want to pre-order already, whatever it is! 1mo
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Dear God, this book is incredible... I mean, this has to be one of the best books I have ever read. I would give it a million stars if I could.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! 💚💚💚 1mo
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Yay!! Can‘t wait to open this bad boy!! Come on 9/23!!!

#cozyswap @Avanders

Avanders 🎃☕️📖🔪🎃 1mo
Avanders Hiya lady — just checking in on your #cozyswap package .. less than a week to open date! 👏🏽👏🏽 Have you sent yours? (Sorry if I missed it!) 🎃♥️ 1mo
TheRomantiCate @Avanders oh yes! I‘m so sorry; I wasn‘t sure if I was supposed to email you the tracking number or post but, yes, I sent it Thursday, and according to the post office it was supposed to arrive yesterday. 1mo
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Avanders @TheRomantiCate yay!! Awesome! And either is fine — if you emailed, sorry! If I responded, double-sorry! I am tracking it on a spreadsheet and I might have missed one or two 😉 Thanks! ♥️🎃 1mo
MommyOfTwo Did you open your box yet? I was checking all day yesterday to see your post ☺️ 1mo
TheRomantiCate @MommyOfTwo AHHH, I‘m the worst... I spent last night reading, and completely forgot about anything else... I‘ll open and post tonight! I‘m sorry I‘m awful 😓😓 1mo
MommyOfTwo Lol, it‘s ok 1mo
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How do they know?? Hehehe 😜😜😜😜

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I started this one this morning and I‘m so obsessed!! The characters are incredibly vivid and the dialogue is so fun and fantastically written!! 🤩🤩🤩

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B&N cashier: did you find everything you were looking for?
Me: I most certainly did, considering I drove 30 minutes to this Barnes and Noble for the sole purpose of buying this book while it‘s 50% off (fake laugh so cashier doesn‘t think I‘m a big ol‘ nerd...)
Same (very very attractive) cashier: great...

I don‘t think the fake laugh worked... but I sure am glad I got this book!! #murderino #murdersquad #BNbookhaul

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Detection Unlimited | Georgette Heyer
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Found this!! So very excited for this swap!! My answers below: 👀🤓🕵🏼‍♀️

1. I‘m a modern sleuth fan..
2. Poirot (I‘ve not read any Marple 🥺)
3. Does Sherlock Holmes count? 😳😳
4. Not a jewelry person...
5. Red, Burnt Orange, Dark Browns, Deep Purples

Thanks @jenniferw88 🤩🤩

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An interesting book with a truly touching ending... I am glad I read it but not one I‘d reread. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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So excited my #BOTM came in (a day early)! I got a little smattering of genres so which one should I dive into first??

allthingskayla I recommend House of Salt and Sorrows. I had an arc and it was phenomenal. 2mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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#RIP to the brilliant literary icon Toni Morrison... not only an incredible author but an inspiration for all women.. she left behind some incredible works and an life that will stand the test of time and mark her as one of the greatest literary voices.

staci.reads Such a loss. 3mo
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I know exactly how that is... I was always the “buddy” growing up with the boys I liked and spent time with, but not a dating prospect.. but then I stopped seeing myself as the friend, had my own “year” and found someone who sees me as friend and girlfriend 🥰 I‘m already loving this book!!

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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This book is an insane thrill ride that kept me glued to the very last page... it takes a bit to really get going, but once the first twist drops, it‘s just not what you expect and it‘s not until the end that all the pieces fall into place.. an incredible thriller that I would suggest to anyone that loves a good domestic suspense read!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bought these today at BAM! The tagged book was my penny-a-page buy and then I had the $10 gift card for signing up for the Millionaires Club to use toward the purchase so I got these two newbies for less than $10!!! #feelinlikeaMillionaire #pennyapage

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It‘s finally here and I‘m completely free this weekend!! Can‘t wait to jump right in!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ #BOTM

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Deadly Class | Rick Remender
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Very very very cool... I‘d heard interesting things about the show so I thought I‘d check out the GN! Very punk and cool art style... lots of violence and language (obvi) ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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My July box!! I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on the new Riley Sager! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #highfivingamillionangels

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Even better than Final Girls because the twists were delicious and ones I did not see coming, right to the end!! I truly cannot wait until his next book!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Well, I‘m glad I stuck with this one! The character of Eleanor really does become fully formed and the transformation is really beautiful... the twist at the end is one I did not see coming! Overall, I highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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I love Raymond... and not just because I‘m picture Chris O‘Dowd‘s character from IT Crowd 🖤🖤

Boooooks Oh my god Chris O‘Dowd in the IT crowd is definitely Raymond now I can‘t unsee it 😂 4mo
TheRomantiCate Raymond... ROY...?? It‘s perfect!! 4mo
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So I‘m reading this one and I‘ve got some questions, primarily, am I supposed to not like Eleanor?? ‘Cause I really am starting to not like her... thoughts? Answers?

PatriciaU Keep with her. It took me a bit to warm up to her. 4mo
TheRomantiCate @PatriciaU ok.. the haircut scene helps... 4mo
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Thank you so so so much to @Chili for my jam-packed package!! I love it all!! I‘m such a sticker fiend 🤩🤩 and the origami is incredible! You really nailed all of the things I love to collect 🥰🥰🥰

Plus I‘m so excited to read these books!! 🤓🤓

#mysterymessageswap

Chili @TheRomantiCate I‘m glad you like it. I had a lot of fun putting it together, although I had help with the origami. (Thank you Laura) 😁 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Evelyn 💚💚💚💚 4mo
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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🖤🖤Tyrion

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The Power Trip | Jackie Collins
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She is the queen of the beach side read for a reason!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Overall, a fantastic book with some great stories. Bolin is quite masterful of finding the depth and nuance in, what is to others, shallow pop culture... it‘s certainly an eye-opener and definitely a love letter to Joan Didion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 stars because the last chapter felt out of place and dragged a bit, but the ending was lovely 💖

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What a beautiful ending!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 can‘t wait to get home and start the next one!!

CoverToCoverGirl My favourite book of the series! ♥️♥️♥️ Zsadist ♥️♥️♥️ and Bella of course.. the rest of the brothers aren‘t bad either.. Rhage is a fairly close second......sigh..😊 5mo
TheRomantiCate @CoverToCoverGirl yes!! Zsadist is absolutely my favorite so far! I can‘t wait to get further into the series!! 5mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Loved this one!! Such a great slow burn, very cinematic!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I got off work and came to get this one!! I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN HOW STOKED I AM FOR THIS BOOK!!! Gotta support my queens!!

Future goal: to see them live! 🤩🤩🤩

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ so so so so so good!!! Everyone should read this one 😻😻😻

Lovesbooks87 I love Roni Loren's books! 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl I think I have this one somewhere in my reading piles. 5mo
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Survive the Night | Danielle Vega
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Mehso-so

Reads like a teen slasher, but a twist takes it into huh? territory... the book starts out well enough, but once the first victim is found, it feels like the pacing goes from 0 to 60 too quickly and any sort of character development is swiftly ended. On a whole, I found the ending rushed and unfulfilling. I will say, if you want a quick read, this is one for you, but if you‘ve got a weak stomach for gore, I‘d skip this one. ⭐️⭐️

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The writer liked my tweet!! THE WRITER LIKED MY TWEET!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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What a delightful read!! I LOVE the Biden/Obama combo and they‘re just as great in this book! It drags a bit in the middle but the characterization is so incredible, it totally makes up for it!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chelleo This is on my TBR and I literally had it in my hand but chose something else. 😕will need to get to this soon. 5mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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It really is as good as everyone‘s been raving!! I absolutely loved it!! Equal parts sweet and steamy with such great characters and so much heart!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CoverToCoverGirl I'm picking this on up from Audible based on your lovely review! Luckily enough it's part of a 2 for 1 sale, so I couldn't resist. 5mo
TheRomantiCate @CoverToCoverGirl it‘s such a good book!! Honestly, I wasn‘t expecting to love it as much as I did, but the chemistry between Michael and Stella leaps off the page and the steamy parts are very very steamy 😻 (it also didn‘t hurt that I was picturing Henry Golding 🤤) I think you‘ll love it too! Let me know!! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Will do! 5mo
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Loved this one!! Sarah Mac is one of my absolute favorites and this is a wonderful start for the new series!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hehe on a roll tonight with my reading!! Two books in one night! 🤓📚♥️

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Revised) | Joanne Fluke, Nina Corbett
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This is such a fun series! I‘m excited to read through this one 🤓🤓 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Revised) | Joanne Fluke, Nina Corbett
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Lol, and yet the series of over 20 books would disagree 😎🍪☠️

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Didn‘t think I was starting this one today, but it kept calling to me lol 🤓🤓🤓

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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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My #BOTM arrived today and I seriously have mixed feelings about this one... I wasn‘t 100% sold on it because it sounds like a very familiar plot, but I am an optimist so fingers crossed it‘s a good one!! 🤩🤩

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Slayer | Kiersten White
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At long last!! My #brightenupyourspring swap package arrived and it was absolutely worth waiting for!! My elf did not include a name, but I‘m so very thankful for all of my goodies!! The copy of Slayer is even signed!!

Thanks to @dlowe86 for organizing this swap!!
♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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5,000 Awesome Facts (about Everything!) | National Geographic Kids
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Aaahhhhh!!!! This is awesome!!! Thank you so much friends!!

Jas16 🎉👏📚 6mo
Clwojick Yay! Congratulations ♥️👏🏻📚 6mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 6mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Look at me go!! Two days in a row, two excellent books finished!! I really loved this one...! It‘s so well-written, with great humor, great characters, and the beginnings of a great plot! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Brewychock48 I read it. I loved it,a great story 6mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Hurrah!! Finally finished this one and that ending was amazing... definitely hit me squarely in the feels but it was really good 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (finished this one yesterday actually)
I really enjoyed this one... it definitely didn‘t turn out the way I expected. I don‘t wanna spoil it but I definitely recommend for those looking for a good beach or pool read 😎🏖📚

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you are looking for an intense ride that keeps twisting and turning and moving until the very end, I highly suggest this one!!

Andrew65 A great roller coaster ride Read. 6mo
rather_be_reading so good! 6mo
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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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Opened my #SFFS box and it all looks fantastic!! Thank you so much @Regi_C for putting this box together!! I‘ve never heard of either of these books lol and am excited to dive in!! Chai tea is always a plus and this journal looks almost too pretty to use!!

Also thank you to @Avanders for putting this swap together 🤩🤩🤩

Regi_C You're very welcome!!! I hope you enjoy the books! They're really fun 😄 6mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 6mo
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Thank you so much @bookish_wookish 🤩🤩🤩🤩

I love Titanic and I‘ve been wanting to read this book for a while!! Thank you so much!!

And thanks to @kstadt929 for putting together such a great swap!

#funkopopandbookswap

bookish_wookish Glad you like it!! 🚢 6mo
kstadt929 Fun cover! So glad you joined us!! 6mo
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