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allureofbeauty

allureofbeauty

Joined September 2016

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About half way thru this book I started getting a little bored and thought I knew exactly how it would end. But boy was I wrong, I didn‘t see that ending coming. Really good.

#beforesheknewhim #peterswanson #thriller #pool #swimming #mystery #murder #arc #advancedreadercopy

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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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@Mowen036 #partylikethereisnobookparty
I‘d dress up like Daisy from The Great Gatsby because 20s are everything.

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Got some cookbooks from the dollar tree lately too. Anyone else like to collect cookbooks?

#cookbooks #dollartree #dollartreehaul #haul #cooking #cook #food #newbooks #books #cookbookhaul

xxjenadanxx I do! I haven't even thought to check Dollar tree for them before! 7d
allureofbeauty @xxjenadanxx you totally should. Just got books in general but I‘m always excited to find cookbooks too. 4d
xxjenadanxx @allureofbeauty I always check the books for hidden treasures but have never considered cook books before! 3d
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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“I am incandescent with rage.”
I love that line.

#biglittlelies #lianemoriarty #hbo #quote #rage

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More books from the Dollar Tree over the last few months. Send help. If anyone has any of these and wants to buddy read let me know. I need all the help I can get, always.
(Also yes I apparently accidentally bought “Marrow” twice. Oops. Took the extra to Half Price to sell at least.)

#books #haul #bookhaul #dollartree #dollartreehaul #truecrime #buddyread #celebritymemoir #thriller #dvd #audiobook #cds #memoir #mystery #ya #youngadult #sendhelp

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More books from the Dollar Tree over the last few months. Send help. If anyone has any of these and wants to buddy read let me know. I need all the help I can get, always.

#books #haul #bookhaul #dollartree #dollartreehaul #truecrime #buddyread #celebritymemoir #thriller #memoir #mystery #ya #youngadult #sendhelp

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More of the books I got at the dollar tree recently. If anyone has any of these and want to buddy read let me know.
#bookhaul #haul #shopping #dollartree #dollartreehaul #memoir #historicalfiction #newbooks #sendhelp #ineedhelp

Butterflyamore I got Marrow from The Dollar Tree recently but, frankly, I am a bit jealous of your DT‘s selection! 1w
allureofbeauty @Butterflyamore well if you want to buddy read it let me know. This is from like four dollar trees probably and over a couple months (I have a few more pics to post just didn‘t want to do them all at once lol). 1w
Butterflyamore @allureofbeauty I‘d love to but would need to wait until September or October. My TBR pile is pretty crazy, too! 1w
allureofbeauty @Butterflyamore well I doubt I‘m going to get to it immediately so that would be fine too. Because beyond all I‘ve bought over the last few months I still had plenty of others I should be reading lol 1w
Butterflyamore @allureofbeauty Okay. Sounds good! 1w
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Just signed up for the #bookmarkswap and I‘m excited. @LibrarianRyan has the post and link to sign up 🖤

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh. Thanks for sharing. 1w
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I‘ve bought so many (I have like four more photos) books from the Dollar Tree over the last few months. Send help. I‘m drowning in books. If anyone has any of these and wants to buddy read let me know. I need all the help I can get.
#books #haul #bookhaul #dollartree #dollartreehaul #buddyread #celebritymemoir #thriller #memoir #mystery #ya #youngadult #sendhelp

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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I really enjoyed Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, really want to read his new one as well since it seems the same vein.
Thanks for the chance. @kellyann28 🖤

kellyann28 You are entered! Good luck 🍀 2w
allureofbeauty @kellyann28 thank you 🖤 2w
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Mehso-so

Finished this audio book. The booktuber suggested it saying there were spooky sounds but I didn‘t hear any. there doesn‘t seem to be another edition of the audiobook. As for the book it was alright, felt like it was a bit stale in parts and is so different from the movie, I kept picturing them as the actors from the 1999 movie. Did everyone else enjoy this?
#shirleyjackson #thehauntingofhillhouse #hauntingofhillhouse #horror #hillhouse #audiobook

Geeklet Yup. I couldn‘t shake that movie out of my head while reading it. 2w
allureofbeauty @Geeklet I knew it was nothing like the Netflix tv show but I didn‘t realize how vastly different it would feel than the 99 movie. I‘ve only seen the original movie once eons ago and I can‘t speak for that. But yea I couldn‘t shake that movie out of my head while reading it either. Kind of want to rewatch it now. 2w
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Quick read tonight. I was looking at a book bingo and one of the squares is for reading something you‘ve had on your shelf for a year. This has been on mine for three or so. I won it eons ago on goodreads, a nice signed copy. Was a sad story.
#johndavis #myfathersson #memoir #goodreads #goodreadswin #sad #sadstory #clearingoutthedeadwood #ofbooksivehadforever

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Snowblind: A Thriller | Ragnar Jonasson
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Mehso-so

Read this for my book club. It was alright but it was a slow burn and took quite awhile for the murder mystery part of it.
#library #bookclub #librarybookclub #snowblind #ragnarjonasson #mystery #mysterybookclub #thriller #iceland

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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The Twisted Ones | Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley
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It wasn‘t as good as the first which I loved and a few things did irk me but I enjoyed listening to it. I‘m on to the third now. Hope it‘s good.
#fnaf #fivenightsatfreddys #scottcawthon #thetwistedones #kirabreedwrisley #suzanneelisefreeman #audiobook #libby #videogames #videogame

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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampanò
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Went to a library book sale today. I‘ve read house of leaves before and adore it and was surprised to find it there, so I grabbed it to pass along. Spent 9 dollars.
#library #librarybooksale #booksale #houseofleaves #cookbooks #theroad #dvd

BarbaraBB House of Leaves is really good! 1mo
allureofbeauty @BarbaraBB it‘s one of my all time favorites 1mo
BarbaraBB Mine too I think. I can still position myself mentally in the middle of that house! 1mo
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Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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Thank you so much @VanChocStrawberry for this lovely package. I‘m blown away by your generosity and thoughtfulness. You‘re so sweet. I love it all. I really needed that pick me up (it was my birthday this week and it fell on its face) also you wrapped everything beautifully. The postcards for me to send you in each book also an amazing idea which I might steal for future swaps. #summersantagoespostal
@BookishMarginalia

allureofbeauty I‘ll add a photo later. Hopefully I can anyway when litsy stops being stupid 1mo
VanChocStrawberry I‘m so glad you enjoyed it all! It was fun stalking your posts. ;). I hope you hadn‘t already purchased the bag, since I saw you shopped Indy Bookstore day, but if you‘re like me, totes are always useful! I‘m sorry your birthday fell flat. Glad this made it a bit better! 1mo
allureofbeauty @VanChocStrawberry I did not purchase the bag. I only got a cute bookmark that day actually, didn‘t get to do a ton of shopping. Totes are def always useful. Thank you so much again 🖤 1mo
tracey38 I'm sorry you didn't have a great birthday. Glad this swap brightened your day. I love that tote (I'm a tote girl myself) and love the idea of postcards in books for the recipient to send back their thoughts! What a wonderful idea! 1mo
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Quick read graphic novel. Enjoyed it.
#ember #cityofember #graphic #graphicnovel #dallasmiddaugh

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VanChocStrawberry Yay!!! I‘m excited for you to open it! ❤️ 1mo
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Package should be going out tomorrow. Tho I worry it needs more tape. But I always worry about that lol
#summersantagoespostal @BookishMarginalia

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The Luminous Dead: A Novel | Caitlin Starling
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Listening to a new audiobook while I was out walking today.
Then I went to my book club for that other book I posted the other day and got the new one for next month.
#theluminousdead #luminiousdead #caitlinstarling #mystery #horror #audiobook #audio #scribd #scribdaudio #scifi #walking #bookfitnesschallenge #caving #thriller

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Every Last Lie | Mary Kubica
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32% into this audiobook. I have a book club to go to for it on Thursday so I need to power thru it quickly. But I feel pretty good for being about a 3rd done. Got a lot of steps in while listening to this too.
#everylastlie #marykubica #mystery #thriller #bookclub #audiobook #librarybookclub #bookfitnesschallenge

Clwojick How are you liking it so far? 2mo
allureofbeauty @Clwojick I‘m enjoying it. It seems to be moving along nicely. 2mo
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Ted Bundy has always been one of the serial killers that interests me the most and going into this I already knew most everything about Bundy‘s case but I‘d never read this book. And this book seemed to go on forever and ever. The parts that dragged were so boring maybe partly because of Rule‘s writing and also probably due to legal court proceedings.
#tedbundy #annrule #thestrangerbesideme #truecrime #theyearofhorrorbookclub

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NOSFERA2 | Joe Hill
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Been listening to this on my walk today. Enjoying it so far. Wanted to listen to it before the show starts next month.
Tho can we stop saying “Mommy breasts”? K, thx.

#joehill #nos4a2 #nosferatu #audio #audiobook #walking #listening #currentlisten #amc #tvshow #christmas

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Bookoutlet.com is having a sale, I just bought five books and spent six dollars and change. These are my favorite kind of coupons they have.
#sale #bookoutlet #coupon #buy #newbooks #bookmail #excited

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Been listening to this on audiobook from Libby. I wish my Libby could pair up with my kindle for switching between since I have the kindle copy of this too. This had such a long wait time for audio too so I really need to get it finished. I do love the sound of his voice too. I wish he narrated more audiobooks.
#aaronmahnke #lore #loredreadfulplaces #dreadfulplaces #nonfiction #lorepodcast #libby #audio #audiobook #library

Stellina I love his stories and find his voice calming. He did narrate Frankenstein which is free through Apple Books, if you're interested. 2mo
allureofbeauty @Stellina I actually already have that one and listened to it. I hope he‘ll do more in the future. He has the perfect voice for it. 2mo
xxjenadanxx Do you listen to the Lore podcast? 2mo
allureofbeauty @xxjenadanxx yes I do. I haven‘t watched the show yet tho. 2mo
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Hostage | Guy Delisle
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Books I‘ve gotten over time from my library donation cart where books that are officially withdrawn go. I volunteer and keep that cart stocked so I do get first choice on grabbing some myself. I‘m always excited to find graphic novels there.
#libraryhaul #haul #books #bookhaul #graphicnovel #graphicnovels #memoir #ya #youngadult #nonfiction

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Dollar Tree haul.
They had like seven boxes they weren‘t opening and stocking. Maybe I opened them myself. I hate waiting.
#dollartree #dollartreehaul #haul #books #bookhaul #fiction #memoir #classic #ya #youngadult #mystery #thriller #bookhaul

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Burn Baby Burn | Meg Medina
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Some I picked up from a different little library sale. Not a library I normally go to but they seem to have some permanent sale shelves and I went in to check out their upcoming book club. Paid 2.50 for all.
#librarysale #sale #libraryhaul #haul #bookhaul #ruthware #mystery #thriller #memoir #ya #youngadult #dvd

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Went to a library book sale today and snagged these. Also that copy of Sally Field‘s book is signed. And the DVD of Up has never been opened, I also just a few weeks ago had told my friend that I wanted a copy of Usual Suspects and I found both dvds for a buck. I‘m always happy to find botm books too. Also Leo is clearly helping showcase my haul.
#librarybooksale #booksale #haul #dvds #bookhaul #friendsofthelibrary #signed #cat #catsoflitsy #botm

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Went to Moon Palace Books today for the indie bookstore day. I got the cutest wooden bookmark with an otter on it 🖤
Oh and don‘t forget to go to Libro.fm for your free audiobooks today, only.
#moonpalacebooks #indiebookstoreday #bookmark #otter #geeklovecafe #minneapolis #mpls #mn #minnesota #librofm #audiobook #audiobooks

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I‘ve had this on my tbr for a minute. I honesty grabbed it because I was curious after the drama. Then I found a book club that was going to read this but it was in like a day and a half and I quickly powered thru this. The book club was tonight and it was nice. I‘ll go again next time.
#bookclub #ajfinn #thewomaninthewindow #womaninthewindow #danmallory #mystery #thriller #mysterybookclub #drama #authordrama #librarybookclub

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Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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kellyreads Cute bookmark! 3mo
allureofbeauty @kellyreads thank you I had it made at Walgreens 🖤 3mo
kellyreads You're welcome I'm going to have to have to get one made 3mo
allureofbeauty @kellyreads you do have to get them in a set of four but they‘re pretty cheap and they‘re nice. I‘ll definitely do it again. 3mo
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Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Some recent Dollar Tree finds including some audio books recently. And one dvd I got too. It‘s called I Kissed A Vampire and it‘s apparently a musically.
#dollartree #dollartreehaul #haul #audiobook #audiobooks #dvd #newbooks #fiction #mystery #chicklit #memoir #tellall #ya #youngadult

Wife I‘ve hit the jackpot at #DollarTree many times!📚 3mo
allureofbeauty @Wife same. I was really excited for the audiobooks too. 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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If you don‘t listen to this podcast you should. They finally did the episode for Pet Sematary, I‘ve been waiting like a week and a half. So go listen to Teen Creeps.
#teencreeps #podcast #petsematary #stephenking

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In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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Just finished it. It kept me intrigued and I was definitely wrong on my guesses for what was going on. But what was going on just kind of felt like a let down. The ending kind of did in general for me. It felt like there was so much build up and then it kind of fell flat.
#inthemisosoup #ryumuraki #Japanesehorror #translated #theyearofhorrorbookclub #Japanese #murder #horrorbookclub #horror

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Panpan

Read for a book club.
Did not like it. At all.
This book is a huge waste of paper.
And it‘s a huge cliche we all already know.

Also the author is a bit of a abusive asshole.
Look up him and Mary Karr.
Hard pass.

#thisiswater #davidforestwallace #awful #bookclub #library #librarybookclub #cliche #boring #marykarr #wasteoftime #authorisanasshole

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Paid about a buck for the book and 3 for the bookmark. I‘m admittedly not a huge Buffy fan (I prefer the movie) but I thought the wooden bookmark was too awesome to pass up.
#buffy #buffythevampireslayer #bookmark #woodbookmark #woodenbookmark #regrettablesuperheroes #theleagueofregrettablesuperheroes #jonmorris #lootcrate #lootvault #haul #babyhaul #minihaul #bookmail

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Just finished the audio book. I read the first 15 chapters myself and then the audio book finallyyyyy became available. It only two a month and a half lol and what timing since I was literally reading it then. I enjoyed it. I‘d seen the movie before but this was my first time reading King. Won‘t be the last. Jud is 100% the best character and Rachel annoyed me. I do wonder if what all Gage says at the end is true or not.
#stephenking #petsematary

RachelS89 I agree about Jud and Rachel! 4mo
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Pet Sematary (Library) | Stephen King
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Pet Sematary (Library) | Stephen King
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Listening to Pet Sematary with my cat atm.
(Tho this isn‘t him.)

#petsematary #stephenking #king #cat #quote #audiobook #library

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Some other bookmarks I‘ve gotten recently. First is from Half Price. The other two are from the Dollar Tree.
#halfprice #bookmark #bookmarks #dollartree #magneticbookmark #magneticbookmarks #minecraft #gaming #paperclip #paperclipbookmark

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Bookmarks I had made up at Walgreens. Some of me and my children (cats) and some of me and my boyfriend. The only downside if you have to buy them in sets of four. But they‘re cheap and nice quality I think.
#bookmark #bookmarks #personal #walgreens #photo #onemorepage #janeausten #quote

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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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Dollar Tree haul. I think I accidentally bought I See You twice, oops. And I didn‘t realize the one was ripped along the spine til I took the photo. Darn it.
#dollartree #dollartreehaul #haul #bookhaul #books #newbooks #memoirs #fiction #mystery