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Traci1

Joined December 2017

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
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The Stand by Stephen King
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The Institute | Stephen King
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My mom gave me my birthday gift a day early. So excited to start the new King. ❤❤

Texreader Happy birthday in advance!! 🎂 1w
VioletBramble Happy Birthday! 🎂 1w
Ruthiella Happy Birthday 🎁🎈🎂! Enjoy your presents! 😀 1w
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C.Perone Happy Birthday 🎉 1w
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 1w
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂 1w
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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#bookhaul from Barnes and Noble

Crazeedi Nice!! 4w
LibrarianRyan Nice Selection. I didn't see he Walking Dead. they had not really pulled any GN when I was there. Or many picture books. 4w
AmyG 🙌🏻 4w
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan TWD wasn't in the half price ones. But I needed it. 😁 4w
LibrarianRyan @Traci1 ahhh. I know how that goes. Luckily I was on my lunch break and didn't have time to look or I might have had that same issue. 4w
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Audio-stitching progress. You can almost see the beginnings of the sorting hat. It's slow going, but it's relaxing. The book is pretty good. Planning to start David Bell's The Layover next.

In case you want to see what its (hopefully) going to look like:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/720782513/cross-stitch-pattern-luna-lovegood-cross

bookandbedandtea Looking good! I haven't #audiostiched in ages. Must get back to that! 1mo
Lexeegee I‘m listening to this one now and Cross stitching bookmarks. 1mo
wanderinglynn That‘s going to look awesome! 👍🏻💙 1mo
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Crazeedi Beautiful work! 4w
Traci1 @bookandbedandtea I go through phases. I hadn't picked it up in a while, and now I can't seem to put it down. 4w
Traci1 @Lexeegee I am loving the narrator. I think I may look up others she's read. 4w
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The Stand | Stephen King
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#audiostitching this Luna pattern while listening to The Stand. It's my 4th (or 5th?) experience with Captain Tripps, and I'm loving it just as much on audio as I always have in print.

I've got a few audible credits burning a hole in my pocket. Any ideas what I should listen to next?

AkashaVampie I love Luna and her weirdness!!! 💜💜💜 1mo
BethM 😍 1mo
Tanisha_A So beautiful! Love Luna! 1mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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This was a charming book. I think the first half was stronger than the second, but overall it was very enjoyable.
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My first book finished for the #24in48readathon. This is the 3rd in the Librarians series, and it was the best of them so far I think. I would have enjoyed more Flynn in the story (considering he was absent altogether any Flynn would have done), but it was tons of fun at any rate. My time so far is just under an hour of reading, and I'll be moving on to Washington Black next.

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Mollyanna I didn‘t know there were books. 😳. I love the show. I‘ll have to check these out. 2mo
Traci1 @Mollyanna they are loads of fun. The first one is The Librarians and the Lost Lamp. You could probably read them out of order without issues though. 2mo
Mollyanna Definitely stacking the first one! Very excited. 2mo
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Layover | David Bell
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I decided to sign up for the #24in48Readathon this weekend. I've got lots going on so I likely won't get even half the time done. But that's ok. This is my tentative paperback stack - the middle two are in progress. I also hope to finish the audio I have going on and maybe start another. Are you participating?

PurpleyPumpkin Good for you for signing up! I like to participate, even if I know I'm not going to reach 24 hours. The readathon always helps me to get more reading done. 👍🏽 2mo
Hoopiefoot Yay! It‘s always such a fun weekend! 2mo
DebinHawaii Excellent! I have not done the last two but I am signed up for this round. It's very fun! 📚📚🤗📚 2mo
juliegumdrop Washington Black is so good! 2mo
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Reading while waiting for the kiddo.

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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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By book haul from the FotL sale today. This thing is weekly. And yet I still manage to leave with overflowing totes every week. I would be a bit more bothered that I have not stuck to my book buying ban if this bunch had cost more than $8. I mean, at those prices, I kind of HAD to buy them. Right??

Beatlefan129 Lots of good ones in there! 3mo
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Mycroft Holmes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
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I really enjoyed this one. It was a bit slow in a couple of spots, but otherwise it was a terrific introduction to the series. I will definitely continue with book two.

Laura317 I keep looking at this to buy. I think I‘ll grab it next time I see it. 😊 3mo
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I got this "cozy" mystery for free for kindle, and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. I was also glad it was relatively short (maybe 3 hours of reading time). The story was all over the place, and I felt like the author was just throwing so many random tropes in because she didn't know what to do with the plot. It could have done with some editing and polish. Not the worst thing I've read, but not worth continuing the series.

xxjenadanxx Agreed, it was cluttered and messy. I read it for the Monthly Book Club on FB, how about you? 3mo
Traci1 @xxjenadanxx yep that's why I read it. Although it was already on my kindle from who knows when. I feel kind of bad about not liking it. I always feel a bit guilty when it's an indie author. 3mo
xxjenadanxx @Traci1 aww I get that, but unfortunately they can‘t all be great! 3mo
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Panning for Murder: A Novel | Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
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I think I'd have liked this one more if I'd read the print version instead of listening to it. While I don't think the narrator is terrible in general, her Jessica voice grated. It sounded like everything she said was uttered with a smirk and a barely concealed laugh. It was annoying. The story was ok. Predictable with a bit of a weak ending. Not the worst one of these, but certainly not my favorite.

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The 18th Abduction | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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This one was a bit of a departure for me. Of all of Patterson's series (serieses?), this one has been my favorite - I credit Maxine Paetro with that. But this one just didn't do it for me. There was so little interaction with the other 3 members of the WMC (they each had like 4 lines), and even Lindsay was barely in this one. It was more a Joe story than anything else. It wasn't terrible. But the spark was missing.

suzie.reads Total agree with this he has sort of forgotten the importance of the 4 of then together. Hoping 19th Christmas will be better 3mo
TrishB I thought 17 was weak and it‘s put me off getting this one. 3mo
Traci1 @suzie.reads the best thing about this one was discovering that 19 will be out in October. Hopefully the girls will be back together again. 3mo
Traci1 @TrishB I actually enjoyed 17. Probably not as much as some of the earlier ones, but after so many you kind of expect a weaker one here and there. This one was almost like reading a totally different series. The reason I like the series is the characters and the way they interact. That was completely missing with this one. I'm glad I borrowed it from the library. 3mo
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The 18th Abduction | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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This is the 18th book in the series, and I STILL can't decide how to pronounce this guy's name.

Is it jAk-uh-bee (with emphasis on a long A sound)? juh-kO-bee (with emphasis on a long O sound in the middle)? Or, as my daughter thinks jack-o-bee (with a smaller stress on the Jack)? Or something else? I know it's silly but I seem to pronounce it in my head differently every time he's mentioned, and it's driving me crazy.

TheLibrarian I'd pronounce it juh-kO-bee but that's just me. 3mo
Areader2 I am with your daughter jack-o-bee 3mo
tournevis @Areader2 @thelibrarian In GB, that's how it's pronounced. Common last name there. Derek Jacobi, the actor, famous for playing The Master on Doctor Who being one example. 3mo
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GingerAntics That makes me think of Derek Jacobi, which is generally evenly stressed like your daughter is suggesting. 3mo
Aimeesue I went to school with kids with that last name and they pronounced in ja-KO-bee. But New Englanders are contrary and weird, so… 😁 3mo
OrangeMooseReads Ja-ko-bee is how I would pronounce it. 3mo
Traci1 @tournevis @GingerAntics That's really helpful. Thanks. 😊 3mo
Traci1 @Aimeesue lol 😆 3mo
Kappadeemom I‘m Southern, so he is Jay-co-bee with the emphasis on Jay. Matter of fact, I call him Jay in my head since we are friendly 😂😂 3mo
Traci1 @Kappadeemom lol. Maybe I should start calling him Jay if he doesn't mind. It would certainly eliminate my constantly changing it in my head from one thing to another. 3mo
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This is the 3rd in the series of 24 tie-ins, and it's the best so far. My only issue was that some of the tech stuff was way over my level of understanding, so I felt a bit lost at times with some of the details. But for the most part it was a fun action-packed romp.

Side note, my copy was bought used from the FOTL sale, and someone had taken EVERY page (separately as the tears are random) and torn a 1-2" rip across the middle of it. ?

LiteraryinLititz Why would they DO that?? 3mo
Traci1 @LiteraryinLititz I don't know. I had bought 5 of them at one time so didn't notice til I went to read it. I wonder if someone's kid got a hold of it. I could see my toddler maybe having done something like that when he was like 2. I'm hoping that's the case anyway and it wasn't an older child or adult who'd know better. 3mo
BooknerdsLife Oh! What a horrible thing that happened to the book! 😱 My guess is some kind of accident too😫 But that HP cup is just too cute! 😍😍 3mo
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Cari Mora | Thomas Harris
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Nope.

Pretty sure this is a record for me, but I'm bailing on this one at the 3 minute mark. Why do authors (particularly fiction ones) feel the need to narrate their own books?? 😒 I may pick up the print copy at some point, but I haven't heard much good about this one so probably not. Glad I didn't waste an audible credit on it.

Avidreader25 There are so few authors that can pull that off. Neil Gaiman is the only one who comes to mind. 4mo
KathyWheeler @Avidreader25 Stephen King doesn‘t do a bad job on the books of his that he‘s narrated. 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl Agreed, I haven‘t heard anything good about this one either and listened to the sample on audible and it was a no for me too — just awful 4mo
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Traci1 @Avidreader25 he does seem to be an exception. I could listen to him read the back of a fruit loop box and be happy. 4mo
Traci1 @KathyWheeler I don't think I've heard him read any of his. I'd be willing to try it. Funny thing is I prefer authors to read their memoirs, but that's a different thing. Narrating a story with multiple voices is a very specific skill. Harris was just terrible. If it had been his memoir though, I would probably have enjoyed it. 4mo
Traci1 @CoverToCoverGirl I probably should have listened to the sample before I sat on hold for that one. After I stopped it I went and read audible reviews and so many 1 stars saying they were returning it after just a few minutes. So even though I feel sort of guilty at least I know it's not just me. It really is awful. 4mo
Pricel101 I listened to the NYTBook Review podcast- a false positive review! 👎 she explained even hard core fans may not find the “monster” all that scary! 3mo
KathyWheeler @Traci1 Narrating memoirs is definitely different from narrating a novel. I‘ve listened to King narrate Needful Things, Bag of Bones, and The Wind Through the Keyhole and enjoyed all of them. He‘s no Gaiman (who is?), but he‘s good. 3mo
Avidreader25 @KathyWheeler I‘ll have to try one of those! (edited) 3mo
BooknerdsLife I‘m not a big audio books fan but narrator is the key for me! I won‘t continue if the narrator has a terrible, annoying or boring voice🙉 It can totally ruin the book for me 3mo
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I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed this quite as much in print as I did with Wil Wheaton's fabulous narration, but either way it was tons of fun. Clever and witty, it was a terrific spoof-y story. It did drag just a tad in the middle bits, but the spectacular beginning and ending more than made up for any slow parts. I would recommend this to anyone who even remotely likes sci-fi.

LeeRHarry Bumping it up the TBR 😊 4mo
tournevis I loved it. It's fun and unpretentious, but it's not a book one rereads. Once is great but enough. 4mo
Traci1 @LeeRHarry I hope you like it as much as I did. 4mo
Traci1 @tournevis yeah, I agree. Once is enough. 4mo
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wanderinglynn Aw, so sweet! ❤️ 4mo
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The Concrete Blonde | Michael Connelly
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Maybe not my favorite of the Bosch series, but it was still an enjoyable one.

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In West Mills | De'Shawn Charles Winslow
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I won this beauty from a #GoodreadsGiveaway and it arrived today. Book mail always makes me happy. 😊

Suet624 Makes me happy too! 4mo
Tereses I used to love the Goodreads giveaways but Australia is no longer included :( 4mo
Traci1 @Tereses ☹ that stinks. 4mo
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Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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#JuneTBR

Redshirts and Concrete Blonde are already in progress. Most of the others are holds that have just come through from the library or are just about to. What are you most excited to read next month?

RamsFan1963 OH WOW!! I looooved Ice Station!! Its an insanely crazy thrill ride. Don't be surprised if you're up at 3 am reading one more chapter cause something mind blowing ended the last chapter. 4mo
Traci1 @RamsFan1963 lol, that's good to hear. I've only read Great Zoo of China by him, but it was tons of fun and impossible to put down. 4mo
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The Concrete Blonde | Michael Connelly
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51% into this book, and I think this is around Harry's 978th cigarette. I'm starting to feel like I can smell them.

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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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May Recap:

This was probably my best reading month ever. Some of these were short audios and graphics, but even still I feel really good about all I finished. Most were pretty good, too. Those on the top row were all exceptional (first four being 5 star reads).

myellenbee WOW!! 4mo
ReadingOver50 Awesome 4mo
JennyM That is fantastic!!! Well done! 👏🏼 4mo
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BooknerdsLife WOW!!!!! 😍📚Amazing job! 👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's amazing! Great job! 💖📚💖 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow! How did you do that? 😮 What a life 🤩 3mo
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Sookie Stackhouse | Charlaine Harris
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1. Potatoes of any kind. I'm T2D, and they are not friendly to me.
2. VIBES - Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldbloom. It's a cinematic masterpiece!
3. Sookie Stackhouse books
4. Reading when I should be cleaning
5. Gonna hunt down my Vibes DVD and enjoy a little me time.

To be honest, I don't feel guilt about the books I read or the shows & movies I watch. Life's too short to feel bad about things that bring you joy.
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yep, no reason to ever feel guilty! 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 💜 4mo
Autumnscribe I agree, no reason to feel guilty over pleasure....especially when you have great taste. (I love Vibes, Cyndi will always be one of my favorites). 4mo
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Dragon | Clive Cussler
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Well damn. It just fell apart in my hands. 😕

KathyWheeler Well, dang!😞 4mo
RebL Ah, no. 4mo
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tracey38 Oh no! 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oh poopy darn! 4mo
Aims42 Nooooooooo 😮 4mo
rwmg 😱 4mo
K.Wielechowski Oh no! Go visit your librarian, they should be able to patch it up. 4mo
marleed Ohhh nooo! 4mo
Traci1 @K.Wielechowski I hadn't thought about that. I may run by today and see if they at least have any suggestions. 4mo
K.Wielechowski @Traci1 good luck! 4mo
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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This book seems to be a love letter to science fiction. Story-wise it was just ok, with a predictable plot and characters who are somewhat one dimensional. I think the strongest aspect of it is the fun factor from all the references - most of these I didn't get, to be honest. Overall, it was mildly entertaining, but a bit disappointing if you compare it to Ready Player One - which had a much stronger plot.

BookwormM Damn I loved Ready Player One was looking forward to this 4mo
Traci1 @BookwormM well, you might like it more than me. I didn't think the story was as good as RPO, but mostly I felt like so many of the references were for games, shows, and movies I know nothing about. If I were more knowledgeable about that stuff, I think I'd have liked it a lot more. As it is most of it just went over my head. 4mo
LibrarianRyan I found this was much more fun to listen to than to read. @bookwormM. It's read by Will Wheaton. 4mo
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan I love Wil's narration, so I imagine it is much better on audio. It wasn't bad anyway. Just not as good as RPO to me. 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Traci1 I agree. 😁 4mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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So I didn't quite make 24 hours, but I feel like my #24B4Monday #Readathon was a success anyway. I finished 2 graphics, 1 audio, and 3 novels. I also got halfway through Ernest Cline's Armada, which isn't pictured.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Andrew65 That‘s a fantastic success, well done 😊👍🥳🍾🥂 4mo
Eggbeater Great job! 👏👏👏 4mo
BookaholicNatty Awesome job!!!!!!!! 🎉📚 4mo
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Clwojick Oh, how I love Monk! Great job on your time! You did awesome 😎 4mo
BooknerdsLife You did a fantastic job! Sounds like you‘ve had a fun readathon 🙌🏼📚🥰 4mo
Nute Job well done! 4mo
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Burned: A House of Night Novel | P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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Picked this off the shelf to read this morning, and of course the first thing I do is remove the dust jacket. I was surprised to see that not only is the d.j. printed on the inside, but the inner hardback cover is just lovely. For a somewhat silly YA fantasy book series, these books are quite pretty. Even prettier without the jacket - which is unusual.

ShyBookOwl I always take off book jackets. What a nice surprise to find a pretty book underneath! 4mo
Traci1 @ShyBookOwl I take them off when I'm reading the book, then put them back on when I put them back on the shelf. I've thought about removing them altogether, but I can't bring myself to toss them, and so it'd just be one more thing I have to find a place to store, so I just leave them on. 4mo
BookaholicNatty I always take mine off too for fear they will get messed up or ripped. I can be hard on my books sometimes because I carry them with me wherever I go. You never know when you will have a spare moment to read and I have a hard time with ebooks. I have this series on my shelf but haven‘t read them yet! 4mo
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ShyBookOwl @Traci1 fair enough. I finally tossed mine a couple years back during a move. I don't regret it, but I'm surprised I brought myself to do it! 4mo
marleed I take almost all my jacket covers off and randomly keep some on like the books for which I recently paid full price or the ones that were gifts. I do silly things to arrange my books unlike a bookstore. I do store the covers in alphabetical order by author though! (edited) 4mo
BooknerdsLife Never seen this in hardcover before! That sure is a beautiful cover under that jacket! 4mo
Traci1 @marleed where / how do you store the covers? 4mo
marleed @Traci1 I have a nice purse box 17”x8”x15”. I store them flat in the box and on a closet shelf. I even have a bar of lavender soap in there. It‘s amazing how many jackets fit in that box! 4mo
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Well, I have officially read all 19 of the Monk books (this one is actually 18, but I read 19 a while ago). While I prefer Lee Goldberg's books, this one was a good one. Probably the best one Conrad wrote. I'm kind of bummed that there are no more. I may have to go back and start over from the beginning.

Looking like I won't hit 24 hours in the #24B4Monday, but I should hit 20 at least, and that's not bad.

BlameJennyJane Congrats!! Love Adrian Monk! 4mo
BooknerdsLife Congratulations!!! You did great 👍🏼👍🏼 4mo
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Natalie talks about her PBS tote a lot in these books. She also mentions brands like Gucci occasionally, so I'd just assumed it was a similar brand. But when I got curious and googled PBS tote, the only ones that come up are ones from the channel. Is there a PBS clothing / accessory brand, or is this what she's been talking about all along and I just didn't realize it?

Traci1 Also, after looking through the ones that popped up in Google, I've decided I need a PBS tote or two. 😁 There are some really cute ones. 4mo
Palimpsest I have a PBS nerd T-shirt. It‘s one of the only channels I watch. Love this tote! 💜 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly When I hear “PBS tote” I understand “I am the sort of liberal, middle-class person who has donated to PBS.” (Not a bad thing!) 4mo
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Traci1 @Palimpsest there's a PBS Nerd bag that I think I may have to get. It's adorable. And I can never have enough tote bags. 😊 4mo
Traci1 @Clare-Dragonfly I didn't even think about getting a bag for a donation. That makes a lot of sense, and I think Natalie would be just the sort of person to do that. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I didn‘t even realize what book you had tagged. I‘ve never read the books, but I used to watch the show and I definitely agree! 4mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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This series makes me so happy. The crew of the Rocinante feel like family to me, in this book maybe more than any of the others. I do think it's my favorite of the bunch so far. Just so good.

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@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Andrew65 Fantastic time! 🙌🙌🙌 This looks like a series I need to read! 4mo
Traci1 @Andrew65 it is sooo good. If you like sci-fi at all you will love it. If you don't like sci-fi...you'll still love it. 😁 4mo
BooknerdsLife Oh it sounds interesting 👍🏼putting in on my stack so I can check out this series! 4mo
Nute That is the best thing about reading a long series... the characters feel like family members or best friends. I‘ve never heard of this series before, now I‘m interested! 4mo
Clwojick Way to go! You‘re doing fantastic on your time! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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Oh how I love Amos. And "Chrissie." ?

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I may have squealed a bit when I opened this envelope yesterday. Getting unexpected books in the mail is the best. The cover on this one has already won me over. 😍

kstadt929 I‘m SO excited to read this one!!! I loved her last book so much - I can‘t wait to get my hands on this one!!!! I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
BooknerdsLife Awww gorgeous cover & I like the title 😊 4mo
Purrfectpages I can‘t wait to read this!! 4mo
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Decent mystery. I love Brooklyn and Derek. And the bookbinding details are fascinating (I would so love to take a class in that). My one complaint is the arch enemy character Minka. What adult in real life has one of these? Especially one who acts like a spoiled toddler. It's just ridiculous, and I'd love that character to go away. She's totally unnecessary.

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Millesent Sign of a good author, one who makes us think, and brings out emotions in us. For that, Kate Carlisle did a good job with Minka. But yes beyond high school you don‘t usually find one of these. 3w
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This was the best of the set. Fun story and, as always, terrific narration.

At nearly 3 hours for the #24B4Monday #Readathon now. I'm hoping to finish up a Kate Carlisle cozy mystery and then move on to book 5 in the Expanse. I just can't seem to get enough of that series. Hope you're all having a terrific Friday! 📚

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True Blood Vol. 2: Shake For Me | Ann Nocenti, Michael McMillian
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I enjoyed this one. Not sure why the cover features Godric when it was about werewolves, but whatever. Second book finished for the #24B4Monday #Readathon. Moving on to my Doctor Who audio while I'm out running errands.

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Where Were You? | Ann Nocenti, Michael McMillian
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Just getting started with the #24B4Monday #Readathon.

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This is the 4th graphic in the series based on the show - not the books. It was ok. Better than book one and two, not as good as book three. I've got one more that is due back at the library today, so I'll probably get to that one as well.

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Retrograde | Peter Cawdron
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I'm really excited about this month's #24B4Monday #Readathon. I think I've talked my daughter into doing it with me. These are the books I've tentatively picked out. I also have a couple of True Blood graphics that may get added. My goal is the full 24 hours, but I've not managed that for the past several months, so we will see.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

emz711 I had no idea they came out with monk books 4mo
Traci1 @emz711 oh yeah there are quite a few. Most of them were written by Lee Goldberg (he's terrific). Hy Conrad wrote the last 5 or so. I've read all of them but this one. If you liked the show, the books are really good. 4mo
Andrew65 I need to read the Monk books too. Good luck with the Readathon. Perhaps this is the month you will do 24 hours. 🤞😊👍 4mo
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Last night my husband came home from work with a surprise for me. Apparently the hotel called him having found my kindle, and he drove over and picked it up for me! I don't even have words for how happy I am to have it back. I still have to call Amazon and reregister it, but for now it's in airplane mode and all my stuff is still there.

#HappyHappyHappy

OrangeMooseReads That‘s awesome! 4mo
Weaponxgirl Yay! So glad it got back to you! 4mo
Tanisha_A Oh yay! Such a happy news! 4mo
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Leftcoastzen That‘s great! 4mo
DivineDiana So happy for you! 😀 4mo
JoScho Yay!!! 4mo
readordierachel Awesome! 4mo
Branwen Hooray! Such great news! 4mo
EH2018 Yay!! 4mo
mabell That‘s great! Did they say where they found it? 4mo
cherinium Fantastic! I lost my kindle a couple years ago when I had my backpack stolen in Costa Rica. I felt so lost without it. There was no getting that one back. 4mo
BookwormM Fantastic 4mo
Traci1 @mabell no. My guess is it was wrapped up in the sheets because I was reading in the bed the morning before we checked out. I'm just glad it didn't go through the wash. 4mo
Traci1 @cherinium aw that stinks. 😔 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wow 👏😊 4mo
jmtrivera Yay! 4mo
Avidreader25 That‘s wonderful! 4mo
KirstieE Yay yay yay !! 👏🏻 4mo
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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I absolutely love these books. The crew of the Rocinante are some of my very favorite characters, and their stories are always tons of fun. I'm torn between wanting to race through the series and wanting to slow down so I don't run out of them too quickly.

Branwen I feel the same way! Absolutely the best sci fi series I have ever read! 😀👍 4mo
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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❤❤ Amos ❤❤

catsuit_mango The more I read that series the more I love Amos 1w
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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I'm with Holden on this one. ☕

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I really enjoyed this atmospheric mystery. Ruth is a terrific character - flawed but likeable. Fans of Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs should love it.

JulieAnn One of my favorite series! 4mo
Ms.Story I love Ruth! 4mo
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While I was in Barnes and Noble this weekend, a lady walked up next to me, picked this book up off the shelf near me (not what I was looking at) and said "This series is great. You should read this." Then she walked away. So, of course I bought it. And she was right. I'm 130 pages in, and it's terrific so far. So, thanks random reader.

#ThisOrthodontistsTableFreaksMeOut

thegirlwiththelibrarybag That‘s great - I love a random recommendation ☺️ 4mo
Johanna414 That‘s awesome! 4mo
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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One thing that came out of season 8 was an abundance of memes. @swishandflick I thought of you when I saw this one.

laurenslibrary The memes are 🔥🔥 4mo
KristenDuck Bahahaha love it 4mo
swishandflick Hahahaha, sooooo accurate! 4mo
Stacy_31 😂😂😂 Love it! 4mo
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I liked this one more than the first in the set. The voice acting was great, and of course Donna and Ten are always a terrific combination. I only wish these were a bit longer.

PickwickPlockPlock Just bought the new volume 3. I love Donna! 4mo
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Sadness | Tamra B. Orr
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I lost my kindle. I'm 100% sure that I left it in the bed of my hotel room this weekend, but the hotel has assured me that it is not there. I do realize it's only a thing, and my super sweet husband has already said "Don't worry we'll just get you a new one." But. BUT. I can't help feeling like I've lost a friend. Idk why it's making me so sad, but I feel like crying.

jpmcwisemorgan I‘m sorry! 4mo
Pricel101 I totally get that. 😓 4mo
Kaye Gosh, that‘s sad. You‘ve probably already thought to do it, but have you deregistered it ? Just in case someone else gets ahold of it, they‘ll be able to read all your content . 4mo
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FantasyChick Just a thing or not, I feel your pain. I would be lost without mine. 4mo
Traci1 @Kaye I hadn't done it yet just because I was holding out hope that the hotel would call saying they made a mistake and that they found it. But the later it gets the less likely that seems. If I deregister it and a miracle happens and I find it would it be hard to reregister it? 4mo
JoScho I get it. I would be sad too. 4mo
Cpg Awe, hate that!!! 4mo
Kaye Nope, you can sign right back up and all your items will be there. Amazon keeps them on your cloud in your account. Say if an employee took it, they can use it to read everything on your device. If you have questions about it, you can do a chat with Amazon. You won‘t lose your purchased items. 4mo
Velvetfur Oh that sucks, it really does. I feel your pain. Hugs xxx 4mo
Bookwormjillk That‘s a bummer. 4mo
Kaye I just asked my husband about it. He‘s the Tech Geek in our house. He said if you have a credit card linked to it, deregister it. Whoever finds it can go to the shopping cart at the top and buy books. They‘ll show up on your credit card 😱. 4mo
Librarybelle So sorry! 4mo
Grrlbrarian Awww, I‘m sorry. I would be bummed too! 4mo
bookandbedandtea I feel for you! I would be distraught. 4mo
Pamwurtzler I feel your pain. I‘d be so sad, even if it is just a replaceable thing. 4mo
Tereses How unlucky 4mo
Traci1 @Kaye I called and they unregistered it and set it up to where it can't be re-registered except by me if it's somehow located. I suppose I don't really care if someone reads my books - hope they like cozy mysteries. But I really don't want them buying books on my account. 4mo
BethM Aww that sucks I‘m sorry. 4mo
OrangeMooseReads That sucks. I‘m sorry. 4mo
jmtrivera What a bummer! I'm sorry. 4mo
LoverofLit My Kindle died a couple months before this last Christmas and I cried. It was the original generation Fire and I had had it a long time! I never knew I could get so attached to an electronic. I got a new one for Christmas and have attached to this one now. Hugs! ❤ It's so sad to lose a kindle! 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl How unfortunate.. hugs. 4mo
sammisho I've done that before and cried. I get it. I am so sorry! ❤ 4mo
TheSpineView Well that sucks big time! I always find a good cry can help. 😓 sorry. 4mo
KirstieE Aw no !! Hopefully it turns up ! 😣 4mo
jlabombard10315 This is so sad! I upgraded mine to the newest version recently, and still secretly miss the last gen. Luckily my stepdaughter and I use that one to read stuff together. ❤ 4mo
Leftcoastzen Oh no! 4mo
Weaponxgirl I get it. Sorry you lost it 4mo
Tanisha_A I totally understand it. 😔 4mo
readordierachel Bummer 🙁 4mo
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Bellewether | Susanna Kearsley
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So my weekend of doing nothing has sort of turned into a bookshop hopping vacation. My (non-reader) husband keeps enabling me by saying "do you want to go to this one?" Um, yeah, course I do. We've been to three so far. One indie, one Barnes and Noble, and one used shop. And I have tried sooo hard to be good. I have not been good. But look at all the pretty things. I wonder what housekeeping must think.

Dragon Nice haul! I enjoyed Husband‘s Secret and Wonder Woman 😀🐉 . Enjoy! 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz No no no! You have been good! Book shopping is good! Very good for the soul! 😊☺️❤️ 4mo
BookwormM I really want to read Armada let us know what you think of it I loved Ready Player One 4mo
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tracey38 Sounds like a wonderful day! 4mo
BooknerdsLife Sounds like a perfect day!! 😄👍🏼 What a great stack of books 😍🙌🏼📚📚💙 4mo
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hahaaa IKR! Totally agree with you 😄🤗 We need to be good to our souls more often!! 🙌🏼📚📚📚💖 4mo
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😢

Avanders 😔 4mo
Velvetfur 😭 4mo
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Ladygodiva7 😿 4mo
GingerAntics This is the saddest day. This is a touching display. 😿😿😿 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh no! 😭 4mo
tracey38 I was so sad when I read about this today. 😔 4mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ve felt sad and grumpy since I heard the news. 😿 4mo
QuietlyLaura Poor sweet kitty. 😭💔 4mo
BooknerdsLife Awww so many Grumpy cat 😾 books I‘ve never seen before! 😍 R.I.P Grumpy cat 😢🙏🏼💖 4mo
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