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aevrabel

aevrabel

Joined January 2018

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If there was ever an author who could pull me out of a month + reading and litsy slump, it's Kasie West. Seriously though, I had not read a book since early April. I picked this up, finished it in 3 days and have since finished 5 other books.

Thank you Kasie West for being the perfect, cheesy, ya read.

#yabooks #summer #contemporaryromance #Kasie West #welcomebacktolitsy #welcomebacktoreading

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Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Mehso-so

Oh hey, Litsy!
It's been a crazy week and I'm entering into another crazy week as well. But I thought I would get a quick review in and check out what everyone's reading tonight while I can!

I finished this on Thursday and I'm still not sure what I think. It had some flips and some unpredictabilty but the end was like very anticlimactic to the journey.

#suspense #thriller #audiobook

everfree7 I agree! 1y
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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28:16:02 / 25

I did It! I finished 8 novels in 5 days.

I loved this story, I loved the beautifulmy written characters and the story of hope admist all the pain they faced.

Also, apparently I have a thing for historical fiction right now. Anyone have any great suggestions?

#25infive #readathon #8booksin5days

Eggs Fabuloso 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
HotMessJess Pillars of the Earth!! 1y
HotMessJess And the Hangman‘s Daughter Series :) 1y
Ash.on.the.line Oh wow! Great job!! 🎉😁 1y
Andrew65 Simply brilliant and a great way to record it. Thanks for playing along. 😊🎉🎈💐🥂👏🙌🍾🏆🎈🎉😊👏🥂💐🏆🍾🙌 1y
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22:50:23 / 25

I liked this book, but I'm still processing my thoughts. The begining was hard to follow, especially on Audio. I had no idea what was going on until hour 3 and then suddenly I was submersed in this crazy love story like what?!? Then BAM there was a great twist I wasn't expecting, but should have been. So yeah, it was a crazy good ride!

#25infive #readathon #yabooks #scifi

Andrew65 A brilliant time, you are going to smash this! 🙌🙌🙌 1y
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20:16:43 / 25

Finally getting this one off my TBR list makes me happy. I absolutely loved it. I am a lover of comics and unrequited love is the story of my life, so naturally, this book was perfect for me.
Graham is awesome and the Clark Kent glasses? Yasssss.

#25infive #comic #nerd #geek #readathon #weekendplans

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Time Bomb | Joelle Charbonneau
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17:28:28 / 25

Book 5 of this weekend is done. I figured out who was behind the bombs about 1/3 of the way through, but the suspense of seeing who lived abd how they survived made it worth continuing. It was not necessarily my favorite, but it was still a good read.

#25infive #readathon #weekendplans #yabooks #suspense #book5

Andrew65 Well ahead of schedule 🙌 1y
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1. Loud chewing...
2. Cake most of the time. Ppumpkin pie in the fall though!
3. That I can remember is Sam and Chewy.
4. Blood and Gore. Other than that, I'll pretty much read anything.
5. ❤❤❤❤❤

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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12:36:56 / 25

It might have taken me more time than I would have liked to finish this, but I'm glad I finally did.

I absolutely loved this book and I'm so glad I can #blameitonlitsy that I ever picked it up. If you have not read this one yet, put it on your TBR list and I promise you won't regret it!

That cliff hanger tho...

#25infive #readathon #weekendplans

Andrew65 In the words of Bon Jovi you‘re halfway there! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk 🍾🥂🙌 1y
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The Authentics | Abdi Nazemian
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8:28:55 / 25

This one was just okay. I thought it was similar to Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, but that Daria was a much more likable character. I really only picked this one up because of it's beautiful cover.

#yabooks #25infive #readathon #weekendplans #3bookscomplete

Andrew65 A great time! Well done 👍 1y
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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My BOTM order came in today!

Excited to get to this one sometime in the future...

#mounttbr #morebooks #booksfordays #botm

Andrew65 I love Lisa Jewell. 1y
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The Authentics | Abdi Nazemian
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Finally got around to making a list for the #25infive challenge. It probably will not be completed, but I like to dream big!

#weekendplans #tbr #readathon

Andrew65 A great list 👏 1y
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Words in Deep Blue | Cath Crowley, Wyatt North
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5:04:55 / 25

"We are the books we read and the things we love."

Another fantastic read to kick off this weekend.

#yabooks #25infive #challenge #readathon #weekendplans

Andrew65 You‘re going well! 🙌 1y
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Hip Hip Hooray!.: 1 | Beat Eisele
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Today I made it to 2,500 litfluence!

I love coming to this app and hearing about what others are reading and sharing what I am reading with others. Thanks for making this a great community!

#litfluence #2500

DGRachel Congrats! 1y
Andrew65 🎉🍾🥂😊👍👏 1y
GarthRanzz Congrats!! 1y
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GripLitGrl 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉 1y
JoScho Yay 😊❤️🎉 1y
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃 1y
tammysue Congratulations!!🎉🎊 1y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 1y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊📚 1y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 1y
mrozzz Yay!! 👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉 1y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 1y
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The Problem with Forever | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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1:25:27 / 25
I was nearly done with this audio book this morning so it was easy to finish. A fantastic story about finding yourself after years of being forced to hide and stay quiet. A lesson of love for yourself and others is mixed in with it. A great read.

#25infive #challenge #readathon #weekendreading #audiobook #yabooks

Andrew65 Well done, a good start. 😊 (edited) 1y
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The Problem with Forever | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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I have just started on the #25infive challenge! I love challenges that push me to read more and this is a great weekend for it.

#readmore #weekendplans

Sophoclessweetheart Yay! 💛 1y
TheRomantiCate This sounds great!! 1y
Andrew65 Welcome aboard. 😊 1y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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I love technology 😍😍😍

1. Android all the way
2. Kindle Paperwhite
3. Libby, candy crush, tumblr
4. Laptop and tablet.

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1y
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Sorry I am a day late posting! This weekend was insane for us and I took a small break from reading/posting to be with my boys since they only got an extended weekend (No Spring Break).
But I did open this late last night. Thank you so much @AprilMaesBookHabit! I love your choices and the candies! I am excited to read both of them!

Thanks again @JoeStalksBeck for putting this all together. I enjoyed participating in my first swap ever!

Sophoclessweetheart This is so adorable! 1y
AprilMae I'm so glad you like it! I hope you enjoyed your time away!! 1y
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Voices from Auschwitz: Alice Lok Cahana and Others ; Program Producer, Joan Ringelheim | Alice Lok Cahana, Joan Ringelheim, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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The best part of our trip yesterday.

#neverstopaskingwhy #holocaustmeuseum

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When you're going away for two days but the first thing you pack is books and beats.

#youmightbeobsessed #washingtondcherewecome #minivacation

Redwritinghood The essentials 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Nope.
I dont know what the hype is about with this one. I felt like it was the slowest start ever, dragged on and was not very interesting until the very end.

Not a good first impression of Stephen King.

#whatdidijustread #stephenking #bookstomovies

GarthRanzz 😔 As big a King fan as I am, I‘ve never made it past the third book in the series. Never even finished it. This series, even though it features Randall Flagg, just never grabbed me. But please don‘t give up on him? Do you like horror or something different? (edited) 1y
aevrabel @GarthRanzz I like pretty much everything. I like suspense, thrillers, mysteries, etc. The only things I'm not into are tons of blood and guts (I can deal with a couple deaths but not like every page) and zombie/vampire.I still want to try other Stephen King books. The hulu series based on his book 11/22/63 has peaked my interest in his work. 1y
GarthRanzz That‘s a great book to pick up. Definitely one of his best in the thriller genre. The Bill Hodges Trilogy (Mr. Mercedes) is another good one. 1y
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DGRachel @aevrabel @GarthRanzz I think the third book of this series is where I got tripped up, too. I‘m not sure if I finished it or not. My favorite King though is The Eyes of the Dragon. I‘ve read it several times. ❤️ 1y
GarthRanzz @DGRachel Oh, I was going to mention that one too! It‘s time for a re-read but I‘ll wait for the #LosersClub to get to it. 😊 And its another appearance of Flagg! 1y
DGRachel @GarthRanzz I haven‘t read much of his work. I tend to struggle with the pacing. I bailed on It. I haven‘t officially bailed on Duma Key, but I‘m only about 100-150 pages into it and haven‘t picked it up in months. In fact, I think Dragon, Gunslinger, and Drawing of the Three may be the only novels I‘ve finished. I hope to read The Shining with the #LosersClub, though. 1y
GarthRanzz @DGRachel Duma Key was good but it did take me a bit to get into it. But I‘ve only read it once. And I hope you do try to read a The Shining with us! It will be a great read. 1y
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I will be honest, I was very skeptical for the first third of the book. Then I started to see why this was such a popular read and fell in love. Eleanor Oliphant is an amazingly peculiar character, I absolutely fell in love with her and wanted to be her friend.

A phenomenal read.

#Eleanoroliphantiscometelyfine #adultfiction #botm

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Spoiled this one (and myself) while big bro is at a 76er's game. He is currently devouring The Percy Jackson series and I fully enjoyed tha tagged book. There are a lot of triggers in it (listed at the front of the book actually), but there is also healing and self-love. I love a happy ending!

#barnesandnobledate #booklovers #poetry

jwashreads That's a treat yourself moment! 1y
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Go on, collect words & polish them up until they shine like starlight in your palm.

#words #wordsarepowerful #poetry #truth

tammysue Love this! 1y
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Never has a book spoken truer words. If only everyone just wanted to give and recieve love.

#powerfullwords #givelovegetlove #poetry

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Along for the Ride | Sarah Dessen
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Along for the Ride was in the middle of a 3 and a 4 for me. I felt like the character development was good in the beginning, but lacking at the end. Clearly struggling, I wanted Auden's parents to realize their wrongs and finally be there for her. I wanted her families to overcome their struggles and I wanted Auden to stand up for herself. I also felt like the book was lengthy, spending too much time on irrelevant things.

#yabooks #sarahdessen

RadicalReader @aevrabel I urge you to check out 1y
aevrabel @RadicalReader it's on my TBR shelf! I am slowly making my way through her older books. I completely missed her stuff when I was a teen somehow so I'm reading it all now! 1y
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It's been a busy few days but I wanted to quickly post that I have both recieved and sent out my #easterbasketbookswap stuff! I am excited for April 1st and hope the box I put together is enjoyed!

Thanks @JoeStalksBeck for putting this swap together!

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️😘😘 1y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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My #bookhaul from this weekend! All for less than $20. I love finding books I want to read and new books ive never heard of for a good deal. My favorite find was A Man Called Ove. It's been on my TBR list for a while!

#boomsfordays #growingmytbrpile #thriftstorefinds #bargains

JoScho What a deal! 1y
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And thats a wrap folks!
I finished 5 on my list and I finished another 100 pages of the tagged book so I'll call this weekend a success!

Thank you @Tiffy_Reads and @JenlovesJT47 for hosting this readathon and giviby me a reason to read more than I normally can!

#mounttbrreadathon #readingweekend

JenlovesJT47 Good job!! 💚 1y
BibliophileMomma Awesome! 1y
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I Have Lost My Way | Gayle Forman
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I finished the ARC provided to me by #netgalley and I'm glad I only have to wait two days for the full book to release. I loved the three main characters and how they came together and am very curious to see the rest of the novel play out!

(Above pictured is the sneak peek I picked up from Barnes and Noble which is actually shorter than the ARC I read on my Kindle)

#ARC #mounttbrreadathon #readathon #yabooks #preview

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Gotham Academy Vol. 2: Calamity | Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
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This was great, though I am a little confused about the ending. Maps is still my favorite character. She makes me laugh out loud!

#comics #dccomics #mounttbrreadathon #readathon

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Meet Cute: Collected Stories | Kass Morgan, Meredith Russo, Julie Murphy, Katie Cotugno, Emery Lord, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Nicola Yoon, Nina LaCour, Sara Shepard, Jennifer L Armentrout, Katharine McGee, Jocelyn Davies, Ibi Zoboi
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While not all of tha short stories were my favorite, I found myself really enjoying many of them and wanting to know more about the stories...thats why I usually do not read short stories. Oh well!

#shortstories #meetcute #mounttbrreadathon #nobatteryintheclock #readathon

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Meet Cute: Collected Stories | Kass Morgan, Meredith Russo, Julie Murphy, Katie Cotugno, Emery Lord, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Nicola Yoon, Nina LaCour, Sara Shepard, Jennifer L Armentrout, Katharine McGee, Jocelyn Davies, Ibi Zoboi
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Determined to finish this book in the next hour! Somehow my big dog weaseled his way onto the couch with me...and he knows he is not allowed up. But he is so cute and warm so I let him win today!

#meetcute #mounttbrreadathon #yabooks

DGRachel How could you resist? 😍🐶😍 1y
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All We Can Do Is Wait | Richard Lawson
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This one had potential but I found the language crude sometimes and some of the back stories repeated themselves.

#mounttbrreadathon #readathon #yabooks

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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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While it was not what I was expecting, I still found this book to be a heartwarming read. #themusicshop #mounttbrreadathon #readathon #botm

Jess7 Such a cute pic! I love it!!! 1y
YouReadMyEyes @jess7 yes, I agree - love the pic! 1y
tammysue Great pic! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This book is our selection for April‘s #BotmBuddyRead!! I hope you can join us!!! 1y
tracey38 Nice picture! 1y
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Getting started today!

#mounttbrreadathon #readathon

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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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We are all participating in the readathon weekend here. I challenged the boys to 500 pages. I'm going for more!

#mounttbrreadathon #readathon #fridaynightfun

minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Jess7 I like all the navy in your living room! Pretty! 1y
JoScho Love this ❤️ 1y
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Maria514626 A family readathon! Adore! ✌️ 1y
tammysue Smart idea!! 👏🏻 1y
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Meet Cute: Collected Stories | Kass Morgan, Meredith Russo, Julie Murphy, Katie Cotugno, Emery Lord, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Nicola Yoon, Nina LaCour, Sara Shepard, Jennifer L Armentrout, Katharine McGee, Jocelyn Davies, Ibi Zoboi
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Started off my reading weekend with a delicious breakfast and a book.

#mounttbr #readathon #mounttbrreadathon #peanutbutterchocolatechippancakes

BibliophileMomma 🤤🤤🤤 (edited) 1y
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People Like Us | Dana Mele
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I'm ready for this weekend! I know I won't finish the whole list, but this is the list I want to finish before the end of the month so I figured it would not hurt to try!

#readathon #march #mounttbrreadathon #tbr

BibliophileMomma Great list. ❤️ 1y
YouReadMyEyes I love this! 1y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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Wow. Let me just say this book is powerful. I read it to my boys over the past month and they were so intrigued by the stories and it allowed for dialogue about a topic often not spoken of with kids. We all loved it. I cried during many sections. We all cried tonight as we finished the book.

I will say the writing is rough at times but if you can over look it, it's worth the read.

#refugee #readingoutloud #middlegradebook #yabook #tabootopic

irre What age group is it good for? 1y
aevrabel @irre my boys are 8 and 13. I would say it was a little over my 8 year olds head at times and I had to stop and explain a lot. I found it in the 8-12 section of our library, but my personal opinion would be 10-18. 1y
irre Thanks. My daughter is 8 so I think I‘ll wait a couple of years before I give it to her. 1y
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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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Finally getting around to this book! I'm very excited as I love music and the idea of music and reading together. I love looking for playlists made for books! I hope it's as good as I want it to be!

#themusicshop #books #reading #Winterstorm #snowday

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is our #BotmBuddyRead selection for next month if you want to join us!! 📚☺️ 1y
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Gotham Academy Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy | Becky Cloonan, Benden Fletcher
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Read this one with my youngest today on our snow day morning. I enjoyed it even though I prefer Marvel to DC. He really liked it too!

#gothamacademy #dccomics #comic #ya #reading #winterstorm

minkyb Fun! I loved reading Archie comics with my daughter many moons ago! 1y
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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The Salt to the Sea is a beautifully written tragedy that weaves in historical information that is little known. I was captivated by the four main characters, wanting to know more of their stories and hoping for the best for each of them as they journeyed. Each character has a distinct voice, past and present woven into their stories in a way that makes your heart long to know them more.

#salttothesea #yabooks #historicalfiction #fantasticread

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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Loved continuing the adventures of Charlotte and Jaime and enjoyed that Charlotte's view point was still included. I've heard the third one includes her voice more which makes me excited.

#thelastofaugust #holmesandwatson #reading #audiobook #libby #yabooks

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Reading by the fire with smores tonight!

#reading #fire #books #yabooks

JoScho Sounds fun ❤️ 1y
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If you love Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, and Lauren Graham you need to read this book. Or listen to it. I loved listening to the Audiobook and hearing Lauren cracking herself up.
I loved that she gave us her own perspective as she watched Gilmore Girls for the first time herself and loved to find out about her dating Peter Krause - honestly, I had no idea but found it to be a perfect fit after thinking about it.

#gilmoregirls #laurengraham #love

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I got a special treat for myself in the mail today!

And still loving this book from #netgalley!

#kindlepaperwhite #ebooksfordays #ivewantedakindlesincehighschool #morereading

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This was a read to stretch myself. I will be honest, I enjoy movies like this, but never thought I would enjoy books like this.
And it was not as bad as I thought. It was not my favorite, but I found myself engaged in the story, none the less.
I liked Rapp - his level headed desire to protect and defend our country, liked that he was not in it to kill others, but rather for justice.

#americanassassin #audiobook #thriller

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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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Got some good books at the Library today!
When will I ever get to all my TBR pile?!?!

#library #books #happyreading #excitedtoread

Ashley85 Same here! I just keep adding to my pile 😫 1y
minkyb An ongoing problem! 1y
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All American Boys | Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
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Rashad is absent again today.
This book was well written from both the perspective of Rashad and Quinn. I felt both authors did a phenomenal job at creating characters we could identify with and feel for as they progressed through the book. Each character struggled with what they experienced and struggled with others opinions because of what they experienced. I appreciate the bravery it took to stand up for what is right.

#yabooks #hardreads

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I'm pretty happy with my weekend thrift store finds!

#bookhaul #thrifty #booksfordays

JoScho Wow some good ones there 💜 1y
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