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vkois88

Joined October 2016

Proud Momma ❤ - Slytherin 🐍 - Bibliophile 📚 - Crafter - Disney Fanatic
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Read this at the recommendation of the pediatrician. She suggests all parents of toddlers read it to combat the terrible twos and try to prevent issues as their children get older. I found it to be really informative and learned about my own parenting technique through stories given by other parents. 5⭐️

Tamra I still use this technique when ears are turned off and it works! (12 & 9) 2d
Tamra 2s were a piece of cake compared to 3. 😜 Though I have to say my kids weren‘t tantrum or “no” prone, it was mostly just not listening. 2d
vkois88 @Tamra mine likes to test how far she can push alllll the limits lol... 2d
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Tamra @vkois88 parenthood, best hardest job! Like the book emphasizes, it might be difficult to implement at first because she won‘t understand or believe you are serious, but she will figure it out! 😁 Plus I do believe they need that time between 1 & 2 to pause, slow down, and consider. It also gives them a choice! (edited) 2d
vkois88 @Tamra I‘m excited to really implement it!!! 2d
Tamra @vkois88 hang in there! 🤞🏾👍🏾 2d
Chelsea.Poole We use this and I love it! It's the only thing that has worked for my 4 year old. 2d
vkois88 @Chelsea.Poole you and @tamra are giving me a lot of hope ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Joyfulmimi Hey! I need to read this for when my grands stay over 2d
vkois88 @Joyfulmimi you should!! I listened to it on Scribd but I also found a used physical copy for cheap 2d
Joyfulmimi I will get it somehow. Thanks @vkois88 2d
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The Total Package: A Novel | Stephanie Evanovich
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A steamy story of redemption for a football player who lost his way, and the sports reporter hiding a secret from anyone. The dialogue between characters was humorous at times, heartfelt at others. This was actually a re read for me, which I didn‘t realize until I was about 1/4 of the way into it... but it was such a fun, easy read that I didn‘t mind. 3.5/4⭐️

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I KNOW WHO YOU ARE PB | ALICE. FEENEY
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I... don‘t know what to say about this book. It dragged on the first 150 pages, finally got interesting, and then pulled a sharp 180. It left me with all the wtf and icky feelings. I loved Sometimes I Lie & the style of writing but this was totally different for me. It was a huge letdown & I‘m honestly disappointed I got it at full price when it came out instead of waiting for it to hit Book Outlet. 2⭐️ which I almost feel is too generous a rating

ljuliel I liked her first one too, but have seen several low reviews for this one, so I‘m steering clear of it. 7d
vkois88 @ljuliel I don‘t blame you. I wish I‘d waited for reviews 😬 7d
ljuliel That‘s ok, we all get stuck with a bad one once in awhile. By the way, you have such a classy look. I like the glasses and the nose- ring. You look like somebody that‘d be fun to hang out with , but I don‘t know if you‘d want to hang out with someone old enough to be your mom or grandma. 🤔😀 (edited) 7d
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wanderinglynn I hate when that happens. But I love your glasses! ❤️ 7d
vkois88 @ljuliel Hahahaha I would gladly hang out with a fellow bookworm, no matter their age ❤️ Besides, my mom is my best friend (aside from my toddler, of course 😊) 7d
Crazeedi Very cool photo!💕 7d
vkois88 @wanderinglynn thank you!!! I love them! I also have a larger purple/burgundy pair. Zenni Optical for the win 7d
vkois88 @Crazeedi ❤️❤️❤️ 7d
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I KNOW WHO YOU ARE PB | ALICE. FEENEY
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I must be in a slump... I loved Sometimes I Lie and the style of writing, but this one has been dragging for me. I haven‘t been able to finish it yet 😑😑😑 I‘m hoping to get it done today since I had to stay home with LO. Fingers crossed I can do it!

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Snow Moon | Brunelle Nicholas
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1) I wish 😔 It‘s just been a rainy winter here...

2) I just like to curl up in a big chair with blankets and escape into whatever world I‘m visiting. No preference on genre... though I typically read mostly YA anyway.

3) I‘m late to the game on this one, so I‘m tagging everyone and wishing lots of love and warmth ❤️

#MoonReflections @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Sounds cozy! Blessings to you! 🌝🖤 1w
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A quick read that was full of insightful tips of how to deal with your child in ways that will not harm their development or lead to being overwhelmed... especially while dealing with terrible behavior or less than stellar report cards. This was helpful in a time of impatience due to the terrible twos! 5⭐️

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Swipe Right for Murder | Derek Milman
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I legitimately don‘t know how I feel about this book... it was kind of all over the place and utterly chaotic. The overall premise sounded like it could be really good, but it just fell flat for me. I really wish it had lived up to expectations, and definitely understand now why I‘ve seen such mixed reviews. 2⭐️

LibrarianRyan I loved his last book. I have this but haven‘t read it yet. 1mo
vkois88 @LibrarianRyan I‘m wondering if I‘m just not in the right head space to really appreciate it for what it is... I‘ll probably try it again at some point, but I had to get it back to the library. 1mo
JoScho I struggled with this one too. I had no desire to finish it. I loved Scream All Night but this one just didn‘t do it for me. 1mo
vkois88 @JoScho I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one!! I never read the other book, I just saw this one and thought I‘d be more into it. Ugh. 1mo
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One of Us Is Next | Karen M. Mcmanus
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1) Ugh. I‘ve had pneumonia, so that has sucked. But it‘s eased up, so I‘m hoping to get back to work soon even if I‘m not 100%
2) I‘ve read 6 books so far... starting the tagged next.
3) I‘m not sure who hasn‘t done it, so I tag everyone!

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Hope you‘re feeling better soon! Thanks for playing ☺️ 1mo
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This Meal Prep book is full of some great sounding Keto recipes to keep things new and fun, along with helpful shopping tips. It also goes over the best ways to store the meals you are preparing ahead of time so that they stay fresh longer. These will all help as I tried to ease my way back into Keto with the new year. 3.5 ⭐

*I received this eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
#NetGalley #EasyKetoMealPrep

wanderinglynn Sounds like a good resource. Especially the storage tips. 👍🏻 1mo
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“Lizzie Borden took an axe,
Gave her mother 40 whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father 41.“

We all know the story of Elizabeth Andrew Borden. Or do we?

Full review:
https://toritalksbooksandmore.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-trial-of-lizzie-borden-ca...

#NetGalley #TrialofLizzieBorden

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Mama Needs A Minute | Nicole Sloan
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This board book was absolutely adorable. I loved the illustrations & rhyming throughout. It also held the important message for children that even though their Mama loves them very much, sometimes they need a break too. Not only to catch their own breath, but to allow the child to grow as an individual as well. It's refreshing to see this kind of book on the market, especially as a single mom who - at times - just needs a minute. -->

vkois88 4* for sure.

*I was given an eARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

#NetGalley #MamaNeedsAMinute
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aroc Nice! I'm going to get a copy for me and all my mama friends! 1mo
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Plans this week:

Pneumonia ✔️
Rest ✔️
Books ✔️
Return to Work ❓

Luckily it‘s starting to clear up, but I don‘t think I‘ve ever felt this crappy or weak. So I‘m going to take advantage of the time home with the fire on the tv to sleep and read while LO heads to daycare.

DrexEdit Sounds like a good plan. I hope you're feeling better soon! 😊 I'm glad you mentioned your fire was on the TV. It looks like it is buffering and I thought I was losing my mind. 😁😁😁 1mo
vkois88 @DrexEdit lol my internet went down right as I took the pic 😂 Thank you for the well wishes... it‘s been a loooong week already! 1mo
ljuliel Pneumonia takes the sap out of you, doesn‘t it ? I‘ve been in the hospital twice with it. (. The pneumonia shots don‘t work ) 🤨. Get lots of rest and take your meds. Hopefully you‘ll get some power back soon. 1mo
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vkois88 @ljuliel I honestly don‘t think I have ever been this sick before... luckily we caught it before it got bad enough to be in the hospital but it suuuuuucks. I‘m trying to get all the gunk up and out but it won‘t work lol 1mo
ljuliel I hope you see some improvement soon. It takes a while to start gaining your strength back . Go back to the doctor if you don‘t feel well before long. What‘s your temperature been running? 1mo
vkois88 @ljuliel they broke my high fever Friday or Saturday... so it‘s mostly been running normal to a 99-something off and on since. I still have the hot flashes and chills. I‘m just gonna take it easy until I have to go back to work. 1mo
MissAimz_55 Oh no feel better soon! 1mo
ljuliel That‘s good. It sounds like your meds are working then. You‘ll get better. Just don‘t try to overdo it too soon. 1mo
vkois88 @ljuliel will do... thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
vkois88 @MissAimz_55 thank you ❤️ 1mo
tracey38 Oh no! I'm glad to hear it's starting to clear up and that you're getting some rest. 💛 1mo
CarolynM Get well soon 💐 1mo
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Twisted Twenty-Six | Janet Evanovich
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This book was a huge surprise for me, and in a very good way!! There was a ton of character growth while still retaining the humor that we all come to expect from the Stephanie Plum series. We still have some of the repetitive qualities of prior books (quick backstory in the beginning, etc), as well as mentions of previous FTAs, and some newer ones... 👇🏻

vkois88 but this book primarily focuses on one thing. Family. It was heartfelt and well thought out and I really appreciated the different tone. This will forever be a favorite series. 4⭐️ 1mo
MidnightBookGirl Nice! Just when I think I'm done with Plum 1mo
vkois88 @MidnightBookGirl I love them for a fun, easy read that I know is sure to get a laugh out of me... and this one provided several of those moments still, but I really enjoyed it. I think I‘ll always go back to the Plums 1mo
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I really enjoyed this literal laugh-out-loud book! The author was quite spot-on with many of the things she said... be it about toddler behavior, or the sanctimonious parents who always have to add their two cents. If you are parent to a toddler, or will be approaching toddlerhood soon, I highly suggest reading this book and realizing YOU ARE NOT ALONE

4⭐️

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Beyond Lucky | Sarah Aronson
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I am honestly ugly crying right now. Idk who to thank, but I am so continually blown away by the generosity of my fellow Littens... even when I haven‘t been as active over the last year. I wish I could thank someone for this. Other, of course, than @LibrarianRyan for the stunning work on this beautiful book cover that I can‘t WAIT to use... I really needed this today, and I‘m speechless. Ryan, you and whomever sent this are wonderful people ❤️❤️❤️

LibrarianRyan 💗💗 2mo
Meaw_catlady So pretty! 🖤 2mo
Crazeedi I've missed seeing your posts! You always have a special place here remember that! Sending a big hug to you🥰❤ 2mo
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Stacypatrice Gorgeous!!!! 2mo
vkois88 @Crazeedi thank you so much!!! I‘ve been reading, it‘s just been hard to keep up with posts lol... I miss you guys though ❤️ @Meaw_catlady @Stacypatrice it‘s stunning in person 😍 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Gorgeous! And thank you for your card! Mari has grown so much! And she's beautiful! Merry Christmas to you all! 2mo
vkois88 @Jee_HookedOnBookz thank you! Merry Christmas ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Avanders Merry Christmas!! 🎄♥️ 2mo
vkois88 @Avanders Merry Christmas! 2mo
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Happy Holidays | Janet Dailey

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders could y‘all please email me your addresses? I appear to have misplaced my address book and all hope is lost 😩 My scatter brained antics have unfortunately not gotten any better over the last year...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lol!! I totally understand!! 2mo
vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂😘 2mo
Avanders 🤭😂😘♥️ 2mo
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Silent Night | Mary Higgins Clark
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On Christmas Eve while in New York to visit his father after a life-saving surgery, Brian sees his mother‘s wallet fall out of her purse and a stranger picks it up. He knows that within is a St. Christoper‘s medal he is determined to give his father, so he pursues the woman. Unbeknownst to Brian, it was the beginning of the scariest night of his life. Fast paced and engaging (though mildly predictable), I enjoyed this Christmas mystery. 3.5⭐️

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#alliwantforchristmas | Yesenia Vargas
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Cutesy little short story about a group of 5 friends to get into the Christmas Spirit, and finding out what it means to each of them.
3.5⭐️

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Slowly marking them off the board. LO has officially been welcomed to daycare with the dreaded sickness associated with the first couple of weeks... so we will probably knock a few more off as we snuggle the next couple of days. I‘m not sure I‘ve ever seen Muppet Christmas Carol all the way through, so that‘s one I want to see. We have the Classics Collection, so Rudolph & Frosty are definitely happening too.
@GypsyKat #GypsyKat

mabell I hope she is feeling better soon! 3mo
vkois88 @mabell thank you! 3mo
GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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In the latest novel by “The Queen of Suspense,” I found it to be quite opposite. I didn‘t connect to any of the characters the way I had hoped to, and it seemed to be a jumble of all the prevalent issues we are facing currently with social media, the me too movement, etc. I feel like if she had focused one particular aspect without ⤵️

vkois88 jumping around and throwing so many people into the mix, it could have been a great book. It was easy to solve who had committed the crimes early on, and I feel like there wasn‘t any real closure in some aspects. Overall I‘d have to give this one 3/3.5⭐️ 3mo
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Teen Titans: Raven | Kami Garcia
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I stayed up just long enough to finish this last night and it was absolutely worth it. I enjoyed the plot line involved, including the addition of a new character by the author. And did I mention the illustrations??? The sample I posted last night was only one I loved 😍😍😍 4.5⭐️

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So, as I've noted, we watch The Grinch year-round in our house (in fact, I was watching it when I was tagged for this post), so we have watched it again. I'm using one free square to count towards the new animated version from last year (I honestly love this version so much more!). And last but not least, we also watched Beauty & the Beast: Enchanted Christmas for another free square. We don't play when it comes to Christmas around here lol

MoonWitch94 We watch it year-round, too! It makes us smile :-) 3mo
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Teen Titans: Raven | Kami Garcia
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The illustrations in this one... 😍😍😍

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Looking to have some fun this season? Check out this fun Bingo game of Christmas movies from @GypsyKat ... These are all great picks, and I've already got a jump start 😂😂😂 Head over to the original post for more details.

#ChristmasMovieBingo #GypsyKat

GypsyKat Thanks for sharing! I‘m looking forward to seeing everyone‘s posts! 😊❤️🎄🎥 3mo
Allylu @GypsyKat Can you tell me how to add those images to check off the movies I have watched? I‘m a newbie at this. 3mo
vkois88 @Allylu I just took a screenshot, loaded it like you would a normal picture, and then used the sticker function to mark off the ones I‘ve watched so far. That‘s what‘s easiest 3mo
Allylu @vkois88 Aaahh! I wondered what the sticker thing was for! Thank you! 3mo
vkois88 @Allylu no problem ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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This book has held up over time. I remember reading it as a child, and decided to share it with my 2 yr old. We have been listening to it on Scribd and she absolutely LOVED it! The narration was fantastic aND she couldn't control her giggles at the sound of the Wolf sneezing. Highly recommend this fun, fast read/listen. 5🌟

Texreader How cute!! 3mo
Bookwormjillk We love this one too 3mo
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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It's November 9, which means I would be remiss if I hadn't finished this re-read last night... technically super early this morning. I listened to it on audio this go around and it was every bit as good as I remember. This is a beautiful story of loss, regret, love, and forgiveness. Cannot recommend it enough! 5🌟

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Unravel the Dusk | Elizabeth Lim
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Ahhhhhh so excited to be approved for this on #NetGalley ! I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to the sequel. It'll be interesting to see where the story goes.

LibrarianRyan Hi. 👋🏻 3mo
vkois88 @LibrarianRyan Hello!! ❤❤❤ I hope you're doing well 3mo
LibrarianRyan @vkois88 I am. You? It seems the questionnaire brought people into my feed I haven‘t seen in a while. So that has been an awesome side effect. 3mo
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vkois88 @LibrarianRyan I'm doing well... I haven't been as active online with work and a crazy toddler but I definitely miss everyone. I guess I missed the questionnaire? There are certainly more people to keep up with, it seems 3mo
LibrarianRyan @vkois88 yes. Lots. And it seems like some old timers disappeared either because they have gotten busy, or because it doesn‘t pull up into my feed anymore. So I have said hi to lots of old faces today. 3mo
vkois88 @LibrarianRyan awwww well, that's good!! 3mo
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It's chilly out, so we got chili in the crock pot, LO is dressed as Tinkerbell, and the cat is in my lap... Time for some reading and cider!!! I'm currently working on an e-version of the tagged book

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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories | John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
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YOU GUYS!!! One of my FAVORITE Holiday reads is now a Netflix Original Movie!!! I'm SO excited and can't wait for November 8th... I usually love October and Halloween is my one of my favorite holidays, but this year I'm just over it. October was a long, crappy month. ANYWAY - if you haven't, run out and read this adorable book before catching the movie ❤⛄❄🎄

*Pic from IG of Penguin Teen

ShyBookOwl Sorry October let you down! I'm not ready to think about winter lol 4mo
CaitlinR Yeah, October has been gray, wet, and very long. Looking forward to tomorrow‘s fun (10/31) then on to November. 4mo
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#CurrentlyReading a release from this year that I snagged at the local used book shop. Not too far in, since I only started it at nap time & wouldn't you know... she napped maybe 45 min today 😑 Trying to get a thriller in since I've been doing an awful job of reading as much as I wanted to this month. I'm dragging at this point. Also getting a cold right before the Celtic Festival. Never fails. Wait all year for an event, get sick. That's life 😂

CarolynM Hope it's just a sniffle and doesn't stop you from enjoying the Celtic Festival 💕 4mo
vkois88 @CarolynM thank you! Me too ❤❤❤ 4mo
ljuliel Cute glasses. My favorite color. 4mo
vkois88 @ljuliel thank you! I love them... I got them from Zenni Optical 4mo
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This was a reread for me, hence the recycled photo. I listened to the audio book this time around. Still stand by my original rating of 4/4.5🌟 To revisit my original full review, click the link below:

https://toritalksbooksandmore.blogspot.com/2018/10/44.html?m=1

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Also #CurrentlyReading this one on the Kindle. Borrowed from #Libby. The story of Mary Shelley Black, and takes place in San Diego during the flu epidemic. Featuring a side cast of characters including someone who takes photos of people with the spirits of their lost loved ones. I'm only a few chapters in so far, but I'm definitely intrigued.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Listening to this one has been a blast so far... perfect Autumn read. I love it ❤ Also, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I received your lovely card! It was such a lovely, unexpected joy. Thank you so much ❤❤❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! Miss you ❤️ 4mo
Tianarose I‘m currently re-reading the series. Listening to voyager right now! 4mo
ErinSueMreads I LOVE this book 4mo
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There is nothing like waking up to what you know is going to be a rough day and having the kind, thoughtful reassurances of Lin-Manuel Miranda that everything will, in fact, be okay. His philosophical prose is enough to bring tears to your eyes some days, and literally make you laugh out loud the next. The underlying key factor here though is this... Be kind. Be kind to yourself. ⬇⬇

vkois88 Be kind to others. Just be kind. Kindness can create happiness for others where there was none, and radiate eminently. Thank you, Lin-Manuel for this reminder! 5🌟 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 5mo
CarolynM Hi there👋 I've been missing you. Hope everything is good with you and LO🙂 4mo
vkois88 @CarolynM hi!!! I've missed you and everyone else as well... things are going fair lol... LO is great, she turned 2 in August!!! She's such a joy ❤ 4mo
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Grateful for this beautiful being and his wonderful musings this morning. Need them to get through this day. Day 3 of 7 at work. Super behind on production.

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Spellhacker | M. K. England
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Another one added to the TBR. This one will be out January 2020

Lovesbooks87 I have this preordered! 5mo
vkois88 @Lovesbooks87 same! I'm looking forward to it... and I love the cover! 5mo
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Escaping From Houdini | Kerri Maniscalco
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Re-read #3 complete for the release of the final book in the series, Capturing the Devil, which comes out NEXT WEEK! I'm super excited & it leaves me just enough time to sneak in the novella one last time (even though it just came out and was devoured last month lol)... Again, I can never rave about this series enough. I'll be sad to see it end. 5🌟

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Y'all... if this one has been on your radar, now is the time to jump on it!! Head over the Daily Kindle Deals. RUN, don't walk.

Also, sorry for the lack of posting. I've mostly been doing occasional lurking. Work has me super stressed, and I've honestly been in a bit of a slump the last few weeks. Hoping to get out of it soon.

wanderinglynn I hope your stress eases soon. 💚 5mo
vkois88 @wanderinglynn thank you ❤ I miss my book friends! 5mo
JoScho Missed you and thanks for letting me know about this deal! 5mo
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bullbunny You're missed! But understandable. I feel ya in ways. Always a pleasure to see you from time to time! 5mo
Crazeedi Missed seeing you on here, glad you are ok, take care of yourself that's the important thing💞 5mo
vkois88 @JoScho @bullbunny @Crazeedi I have missed you all ❤❤❤ 5mo
Avanders Hope work is easing up!! ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
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Squad | Mariah MacCarthy
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I found this one while looking up books that feature a #Squad for the #DisneyReadathon. I couldn't think of anything I had that really sparked an interest yet still kept in line with the actual prompt... so when Squad popped up and the tagline was "Heathers meets Mean Girls..." I knew I needed to read it. I'm so glad I did! The sarcastic, petty conversations held between the main character & practically EVERYONE (including herself) ⬇

vkois88 literally had me laughing out loud at some parts. Also unexpected were the LGBTQ+ reps involved. Overall this was a fun, quick read. 4🌟 6mo
mydearwatson Disney Readathon?! 6mo
mydearwatson How cool! 6mo
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The Heir | Kiera Cass
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Princess Eadlyn is a self-centered, entitled brat. Or, as Hermione would put it, she has the emotional range of a teaspoon. When told she would have to take part in a selection to appease her nation, she fights her parents practically every step of the way. The most enjoyable scenes in this book were those of her interacting with her parents, my favorite characters from the last book, or when she finally shows a bit more character... ⬇

vkois88 but that cliff hanger ending? Idk if I can wait 2 weeks to get the last book. I'll have to console myself with all the novellas in the meantime! 3.5/4🌟 Purely based on my disdain for the Princess throughout the first 2/3 of the book! 6mo
LA_Mead I‘m with you on that one...I just didn‘t like this new character that much 6mo
vkois88 @LA_Mead it's so disappointing since I loved the others so much... and especially bc it's hard to picture such a brat coming from those two people! 6mo
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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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#2 in my SJTR Series re-read complete. Just as amazing the second time! 5🌟

HeatherBlue Love that series so much!! 6mo
vkois88 @HeatherBlue same!!! I'm doing a quick re-read before the last one comes out... I'm soooo excited for it 6mo
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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The world and character building in this book are insane. Idk why it's taken me so long to read Laini Taylor, but I have finished two of her books in as many weeks and I'm REALLY liking them! 4🌟

Also, book #2 completed for the #DisneyReadathon.

AnneFindsJoy YES! I adored this duology! And totally agree with you on the characters and world building . This series was a dreamlike experience! Daughter of Smoke & Bone is next for me! 6mo
violabrain I am not a fantasy person at all because I usually find world building to be incredibly irritating, but I absolutely loved these two books! 6mo
rachelsbrittain LOVE Laini Taylor!! 6mo
vkois88 @violabrain it's been my goal this year to branch out and get more comfortable reading YA Fantasy, and I have encountered so many awesome books I was missing out on! I am definitely putting Muse of Nightmares on hold immediately. @rachelsbrittain she's incredible! I was following her on IG, I just hadn't picked anything up yet. So glad I did! @anne 6mo
vkois88 @annefindsjoy I finished Daughter of Smoke & Bone last week and really liked it as well!! I can't wait to finish both series... so amazing 😍😍😍 6mo
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The One | Kiera Cass
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I love this series more and more the further I get into it!! 4🌟

Lovesbooks87 This is one of my all time favorite series! 7mo
vkois88 @Lovesbooks87 I can't believe it has taken me so long to read them!!! 7mo
Lovesbooks87 @vkois88 I would have never read them if it wasn't for Litsy! I had never heard of them! 7mo
aroc My favorite series! 6mo
vkois88 @Lovesbooks87 I had heard of them, and even started collecting them when I'd find them... but I couldn't find all of them. So I was super excited when I saw that Libby had all of them 🤗🤗 @aroc it's quickly becoming one of mine! 6mo
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My #JulyWrapUp. Not too shabby, all things considered 🤗🤗🤗

The three blocked out are ones that I read a couple months ago and didn't get added when I completed them.

#MomsWhoRead #ReadersGonnaRead #ReadMoreBooks #BookDragon #ReadingChallenge

britt_brooke Well done! 7mo
vkois88 @britt_brooke thanks ❤❤❤ 7mo
Avanders Not too shabby at all! Looks like a really fun group of books, too! ♥️♥️ 7mo
vkois88 @Avanders I really enjoyed them! 7mo
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BRB... Gotta go have a squealing fangirl moment!!! 😍😍😍

Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Thanks to @kshakal for tagging me ❤
1) Harry Potter & The Sorcerers Stone
2) I think 17?
3) Mystery At Howards
4) Litsy, Pinterest, Instagram
5) @Endowarrior21 @JoScho @Craftylikefox

@eggs #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🎈👏🏻 7mo
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Mehso-so

I'm not entirely sure why, but this just didn't live up to expectations for me. It seemed slow paced and just didn't hold me captivated. I remember reading Condie's Matched Trilogy years ago and liking it... so this was disappointing. 2.5/3🌟

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I was impressed by this book. I have a Laini Taylor book but have yet to read it. This one became available on audio, so I went for it... lots of supernatural twists and turns in the plot. And that ending? I liked it a lot more than I expected to, after having actually read some reviews. 3.5/4🌟

tracey38 I loved this one, too! 7mo
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Caught Dead Handed | Carol J. Perry
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Review up on the blog now! 3.5/4🌟

ferskner These covers make me giddy! @Librarybelle 7mo
vkois88 @ferskner I LOVE it 7mo
Librarybelle This one has been on my radar! 7mo
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Doll Bones | Holly Black
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Mehso-so

This book was creepy. The ghost of a child in a doll? No thank you! I'm much more a fan of other paranormal/fantasy books by Black. This was an extremely quick read and certain elements were fun... but it still fell kinda flat for me. 3🌟

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