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alleyfam51699

alleyfam51699

Joined July 2016

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The Falconer | Elizabeth May
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Some of the books I‘ve bought recently. I can‘t wait to read them. #bookhaul

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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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My book haul I got yesterday. I can‘t wait to dive into these this weekend. It‘s the perfect reading weather since it‘s rainy and cold. #weekendreads

Slajaunie Read Truly Devious first. Excellent book!!! 7mo
alleyfam51699 @Slajaunie I‘m loving it so far. I love the dual time-line and dual view-points. The author did a great job with both. 7mo
Zelma The presenter at my workshop yesterday was going nuts over Nyxia. 7mo
alleyfam51699 @Zelma I can‘t wait to start that one. I love space books. 7mo
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The Blanket | John Burningham
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Thank you so much @BekahPat for the beautiful blanket and book. I have been wanting to read Magpie Murders since I came out. I can‘t wait to curl up with this gorgeous blanket and read. #blanketandbookswap

BekahPat I am so glad you like it! I am looking forward to opening mine when I get home this evening. What a fun exchange! 2y
tpixie @BekahPat that‘s a lovely blanket! 7mo
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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This book was great! I laughed so hard at Alosa‘s antics. I just got the second one in from Amazon so I plan on reading it today.

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Everless | Sara Holland
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My first book of March. I finished it in a day and loved it. I can‘t wait till the second one comes out.

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The Blanket | John Burningham
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I sent my #blanketandabook box off today. I‘ve had the flu so I sent it later than I wanted to but it should be there by Wed night.

BekahPat The flu is the pits! I hope you are on the way to a full recovery 2y
alleyfam51699 @BekahPat thank you. The fatigue and cough are hanging on but hopefully will go away soon. This flu is bad! 2y
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1. Baby-sitters club 2. Final Kingdoms 3. I can‘t think of one 4. Mortal Instruments series 5. @BookishGirl06

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Savannah | Eugenia Price
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I had the most wonderful girls‘ weekend with @Graciouswarriorprincess at the Savannah Book Festival. We got to see 5 authors speak, meet 3 of them, get our pictures with Joe Hill, and explore the city. I can‘t wait to go back next year. Pictured: Attica Locke, Chloe Benjamin, Tayari Jones, Joe Hill.

GripLitGrl Looks like you had an amazing time! 👍😀💕 2y
MallenNC I'm going with next year! Glad you had fun! 2y
alleyfam51699 @MallenNC sounds great! We‘d love to have you join us. 😀 2y
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MallenNC @alleyfam51699 Cynthia and I told Anna we would love to go! 2y
alleyfam51699 @MallenNC Yay!! I can‘t wait! 2y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Chloe Benjamin at the Savannah Book Festival.

mrozzz So cool!!! 2y
alleyfam51699 @mrozzz thank you. She was wonderful and so sweet when we met her. 2y
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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Our first author speaking at the Savannah Book Festival.

Sapphire She was fun to hear in Austin 2y
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I Scream for Ice Cream | Benjamin Darling
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At Leopold‘s in Savannah. @Graciouswarriorprincess and I are having a fun girls‘ weekend.

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Valentine's Day | Lesley Zobian
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Thank you Melanie for everything in my #cupidgoespostal package. I love it all!!

niha923 THE SHINING 😍😍😍😍 2y
Melwilk @alleyfam51699 Yay! I am so happy you like everything! I hope the rest of your Valentine‘s Day is wonderful! (edited) 2y
alleyfam51699 @Melwilk thank you! It‘s been wonderful. I hope the same to you. 2y
Avanders Yay!! 💋💖🌸 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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I sent my #cupidgoespostal off today.

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💘💘 2y
TheBookHippie It's here!!!!!!! Arrived during #snowmageddon props to FEDEX!!! 2y
alleyfam51699 @TheBookHippie Yay! I‘m so glad it made it. I love FedEx. (edited) 2y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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I got my #cupidgoespostal today. I can‘t wait to open it soon.

Avanders 💘💘💜💘💘 2y
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172 Hours on the Moon | Johan Harstad
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I have so many words to describe this book...bonkers, scary, heart-breaking, thrilling, excellent. I read it in 2 sittings because I had to know what happened to everyone.

RachelAmphlett Ooh, reckon my hubby would like that! 2y
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Dead Lake | Darcy Coates
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This book was so good!! I just read it in one sitting and could not stop reading it. I can‘t wait to read more of Darcy Coates.

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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I finished at 16.5 hours. I accidentally left the timer running when I fell asleep reading last night. This was my first #24in48 readathon and it was so much fun. I can‘t wait to do it again. I got 2.5 books read and started on another one.

GypsyKat You did great!!! 👏👏👏 2y
alleyfam51699 @GypsyKat thank you. I love watching everyone‘s posts. I had no idea it would be this much fun. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Fabulous job! It is fun! 2y
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Cinfhen Congrats ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
Bklover Congratulations! 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
sprainedbrain Great job!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Lacythebookworm Nice! 🎉🎉🙌 2y
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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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Just finished my second book of the #24in48 readathon. I‘ve read 2.5 books so far. This was a great mystery and I‘m looking forward to reading the next one.

alleyfam51699 @Graciouswarriorprincess thanks. This is my first readathon and I can‘t wait for the next one. 2y
drokka 🙌 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @alleyfam51699 They are a lot of fun! 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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First book completed for the #24in48 readathon. Great thriller. I loved all the twists and the ending was good.

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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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My next book in my stack for the #24in48 readathon. #bestfirstline

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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@TheWordJar #thebig40giveaway This is such a great idea! I‘m actually turning 40 in 1.5 weeks. The advice I would give my 40 yr old self is to be okay with who I am. It‘s okay to be an introvert. The quantity of friends I have doesn‘t matter but the quality of my friendships does. Something else I would tell myself is to not skimp on your mattress or shoes because you will spend a lot of time with both.

OriginalCyn620 Happy early birthday! 🎉🎉 2y
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The Hallowed Ones | Laura Bickle
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My reading buddy! I just finished The Hallowed Ones in one day and immediately bought The Outside because I had to know what happened next.

DGRachel 😍😍😍 2y
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They All Fall Down | Roxanne St. Claire
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This was a great thriller. It reminded me of 90‘s horror films like Scream. I stayed up till 4:00am last night finishing it because I couldn‘t put it down.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1) Homeschool mom of 3 teenagers 2)Crafting 3)Dog 4)Ice cream 5)Diet Dr. Pepper 6)Palm Tree 7)Spring 8)Bookish things #litsylovelist

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Obsidian | Jennifer L Armentrout
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Second book of 2018 finished. It was another good one. I‘ve already ordered the second one in the series on Amazon.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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First book of 2018. This book was wonderful. I love reading about little-known events in history. It was sad but very well-written.

Bourriquet76 Loved it too! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover and I loved the book!! 2y
Melwilk Great book! 2y
alleyfam51699 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! @Melwik yes. I‘m trying to get my hubby to read it. 2y
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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This book was wonderful! The only problem is I now have a book hangover after finishing it. I can‘t wait till the next one comes out.

hordner I was just looking at this book the other day! It sounds like it's something a little different for Roberts, and I usually like her less gushy books 2y
alleyfam51699 @hordner I couldn‘t believe how good it was. I was kinda expecting a lot of gushiness but there wasn‘t any at all. I can‘t wait for the second one due out in Nov. 2y
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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I am loving this book. I read 1/2 of it this evening. I hope to finish it tomorrow.

Maike I am really looking forward to this. I don‘t like her classical romance books that much, but everything with a bit of fantasy mixed in has been great! 2y
alleyfam51699 @Maike Sams here. This doesn‘t have much romance so far. It‘s more about the survival and magic going on. It keeps you on your toes. 2y
Maike @alleyfam51699 That sounds good 😊 2y
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GypsyKat I‘ve been intrigued by this one, but Nora Roberts has always been kind of hit or miss with me. I was finding a lot of her books just meh, just I stopped reading them. But this one looks worth taking a chance on! 2y
alleyfam51699 @GypsyKat I was nervous also but it‘s excellent. It is one of my favorite books I‘ve read this year. I can‘t wait till the next one. 2y
Tiffliv99 I started to buy this one earlier. 2y
alleyfam51699 @Tiffliv99 I highly recommend it. I read it in a couple of days because I couldn‘t put it down. 2y
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My #bookishscreens. I love anything bookish in my phone. @Chelleo

GypsyKat Me too! 2y
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Thank you so much @BeckyRoy for my wonderful #secretsantagoespostal package. I absolutely love everything in it. I have been looking all over for a book ornament and I haven't been able to find one and now I have a special one. I can't wait to read all the books.
@MrBook @BookBabe #wintersolsticebookexchange

TrishB Lovely 💜 2y
alleyfam51699 @TrishB thanks. 😀 2y
BeckyRoy @alleyfam51699 I‘m glad you liked everything! Merry Christmas! 2y
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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My #secretsantagoespostal is on the way. I received mine a few days ago and I'll post it once I get home.

KrystleTheBookSlayer Thank you so much! I can't wait to open it!!! ☺📚 2y
alleyfam51699 @Krystle1 I'm so glad it made it. Last exchange the package got stolen before it got there. I had so much fun getting everything for you. 2y
RaimeyGallant It's huge! 2y
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Thank you @Sharpeipup for my #halloweengoespostal package. I love everything! I can't wait to try all the goodies and read these great books.

Sharpeipup @alleyfam51699 I am thrilled to know you like it! It was so much fun to put together.... 2y
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Sent out my #halloweengoespostal yesterday. Hopefully it'll arrive soon.

Sharpeipup And hopefully you have received yours by now... 2y
alleyfam51699 Yup! I'm going to post it tonight. We just got back into town after being away for a few days. It was on my front porch when we got home. @Sharpeipup (edited) 2y
Sharpeipup @alleyfam51699 what a relief! Hope you enjoy.... 2y
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This book checked all of my boxes. I read it while we were in Isle of Palms, SC. It was so cool to read it in where it took place. And it took place in the 80's, which was my childhood. I want to read Horrorstor by him sometime soon.

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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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This book was so good!! I read it in 2 sittings because I could not put it down.

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20 Fun Facts about Bats | Heather Moore Niver
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1.I have 3 teens 2.My hubby and I grew up together as friends 3.I'm adopted 4.I love cruising 5.I love the beach 6.I love the mountains 7.I homeschool 8.never lived anywhere but NC 9.I love rainy days 10.I love bubble baths 11.I am an introvert 12.Stationery addict 13.I love crafting 14.Fav. Color-red 15.I hate cooking unless it's easy 16.I collect tea cups 17.I love pb and choc. 18.love Chai 19.want to live at the beach someday 20.love Autumn

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1. Me Before You 2. Divergent 3. Don't know 4. Classics 5. Main characters from Mortal Instruments 6. Jojo Moyes 7. Corrupt ruler 8. Women's Murder Club by James Patterson 9. Chronicles of Narnia @Laalaleighh sorry it took me a while #unpopularopinionsbooktag

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Santa in the Summer | Jay Schleifer
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I love everything in my #summersantagoespostal box!! I can't wait to read all the books and I love the beautiful box of goodies. Thank you so much @StephBengtson for everything!!
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StephBengtson Yay!! Glad you like it!! ☺️ 2y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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Crazy House | James Patterson
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The book is what got me out of a bad reading slump. I needed something that wasn't too long and an easy read. It was both. I liked it and I love the cover.

Laalaleighh So like, do we think he writes all his novels? How does he have time to live? (edited) 2y
alleyfam51699 Lol. I saw a great story on Sunday Morning about him and how he writes. It's really good. He has lots of help writing. I think he said he does an outline of his idea and then someone else writes the story sometimes. It has been a long time since I've seen the video so I've forgotten some of what he said. @Laalaleighh (edited) 2y
tpixie @Laalaleighh as @alleyfam51699 I think he still writes the Alex Cross books. This is my theory on how and why he has associate writers. 1. he's in his second ( or not first) marriage and wants to have more time with his child. ( also he started writing kids books because his son did not like to read or had trouble reading so he's trying to encourage childhood literacy). 2. He used to be a marketing/add guy. 2y
tpixie @Laalaleighh 2. Continued. So he probably has so many ideas for books and doesn't have time to write them, so he does the outline has other people write them and he edits and re-edits. ( do I like it? I don't know, but he seems to be getting away with it, so more power to him. At least he does put the authors' names on the cover and isn't lying about it. But it has pretty much made me pretty much stick with the Alex Cross series. 2y
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Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Great thriller!! I could not put it down. I read it in 2 sittings because it was so intriguing.

MyNamesParadise Good to hear! I typically enjoy her books! 2y
alleyfam51699 @MyNamesParadise it was the first one I've read of hers. I picked up another one of hers the other day at our used-book store. 2y
MyNamesParadise @alleyfam51699 I've read These Things Not Hidden and Hidden Pieces. I liked the former more but both were still good. 2y
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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Getting ready to head out to the post office to send off #summersantagoespostal package.

TrishB Lovely 💗 2y
CouronneDhiver Beautiful! 2y
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I started this book on the plane from NYC to back home to NC. I finished it the next day because I had to know what happened. It was a great mystery.

MyNamesParadise I flew through it too!! 2y
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I got to visit The Strand bookstore yesterday. It was amazing. The rare book room was really cool and so relaxing.

ValerieAndBooks Lucky you! I really want to go there next time I'm in NYC (this summer, hopefully!) 2y
alleyfam51699 It was so fun. We leave tomorrow and I'm kinda sad. I miss my hubby and kids but it's been so fun. My parents brought my 16 yr old here for her birthday and I came as her nurse(she is medically-complex). 2y
OriginalCyn620 I was in NYC for a couple of weeks ago and went there for the first time. It was amazing! 2y
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That Night | Chevy Stevens
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Great book!! It took me a little while to get into it but once I did, I didn't want to stop reading till the end.

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The Third Twin | CJ Omololu
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This book was so good. I read it in a couple of hours and really enjoyed it.

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I have had trouble getting into and finishing a book the past few weeks. I finally finished a book and hopefully out of my reading slump. This was a great book.

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P.S. I Like You | Kasie West
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@moarbookspleaze Thank you so much for my #cupidgoespostal package. I love everything in it. I haven't read any of these books and I can't wait to read them. My hubby has already asked to read a couple when I'm done with them. It's chilly here today so I plan on trying the hot chocolate this afternoon. Happy Valentine's Day!! @BookishMarginalia

moarbookspleaze Yay!!! So glad you haven't read any of them. Enjoy!! 3y
alleyfam51699 @MaleficentTheBookDragon that's one of the ones my hubby wants to borrow when I'm done. 😀 3y
Reviewsbylola Ready Player One and Mr Mercedes are so good! 3y
Megabooks An Abundance of Katherine's is my favorite John Green! 3y
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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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This book was wonderful. I highly recommend it if you like folklore and YA fantasy. It moved so seamlessly between worlds. I found out the author is working on another one in the series. Thank you @Liberty for recommending this one on All The Books podcast. It was one of my favorite books so far this year.

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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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This book is great so far. It's fast-paced and full of suspense and surprises.

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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My birthday book haul!! I got 2 of the books from my kids and I bought 2 with a gift card I got today. I cant decide which one to start first.