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booksandcats13

booksandcats13

Joined September 2016

I read books with my army of cats.
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A Timeless Christmas | Alexis Stanton
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Mehso-so

What are you looking for in a book? With this one, I was looking for a Hallmark movie in written form. That's exactly what this book is. You get exactly what is advertised. If that's not what you're looking for then this book isn't for you.

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What #botm did you pick this month? I got these three. I'm so behind on reviews right now 😂.

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This is an adorable romance that stars a main character who is Black and had a chronic illness. Both of these categories are unrepresented in fiction, let alone romance.

Overall it was an enjoyable romance. I love the representation. I love the realism in the issues. I had a difficult time connecting to the couple but I think that's a me issue not a book issue. The story was great. I recommend this one! 3.5/5 stars.

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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I am open to suggestions! Let me know ☺️.

Bookzombie I recently read this one and it was great. 2y
Bookzombie Also this short story collection has some really good ones. (edited) 2y
booksandcats13 @Bookzombie I haven't read either of those. Thanks for the suggestions 😊 2y
Bookzombie @booksandcats13 Anytime! 🙂 2y
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And whatever you do, never pray to the gods that answer after dark.

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Mehso-so

I feel like my main issue with this book is that it isn't really about Cassidy Holmes. This is the story of the start of mega successful pop group Gloss. At the end I still don't feel like I have insight into why Cassidy chooses to take her life.

The book leaves a lot of threads hanging. The writing is good and I would be happy to check this author out in the future. I just felt like the story needed a little more to click into place.

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My #botm are here! So excited to read these.

PS I felt we were lacking cats so I got some background volunteers 😊.

sharread The kitty peeking is cute. 😻 2y
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Origin | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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I'm going to reread these instead of making progress on my library books I guess 😂.

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Bailedbailed

Maybe I'll come back to this later but right now I just can't get into it.

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the experience of listening to this book. Both actors did a fantastic job with their parts. I loved the way the chapters meld together a story that takes place simultaneously in 1982 and 2017. The ghost story for the motel was creepy and compelled me to keep reading. For me the hiccup came with the ending. I didn't understand how it came together and just didn't find it satisfying.

4/5 for the first 90%, 2/5 for the end.

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Reading this #spookybook for Halloween season! I'm digging it so far.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

It's been a few days and I still don't know how I feel about this book. It ended strong, it had a well developed magic system, and some really good characters. The book starts sloooow. There is a graphic description of the rape of a child and the implied rape of a college aged woman. The last quarter of the book was pretty dang good.

And while I do own the hardcover of this one I did listen to it on audio. 3.5/5 stars.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I started it and put it down. Maybe audio is the way to go. 2y
booksandcats13 @JanuarieTimewalker13 the narrator is really good! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, so will try that, thanks!!!📚❤️ 2y
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Thrillers aren't usually my thing but I enjoyed this one. It is dark and not an easy read. It examines the way the world treated the victims of two rape cases that took place in the same town 25 years apart. The topic is covered with honesty and sensitivity but does get into excruciating detail, highlighting the way rape trials are traumatizing for the victims. Still the book leaves you with a sense of closure for both cases. 4/5 stars.

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Obsidian | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Apparently these covers got updated again since the last time I read them.

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The Heir Affair | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

1. YA, romance, science fiction, fantasy, I just love so many types of books.

2. I don't know about favorite but I reread the Vampire Academy series the most. I love a lot of series (Twilight, Outlander, Mercy Thompson, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so many more).

3. This is a hard pick! Also worth a mention: On the Come Up. House of Earth and Blood. Beach Read. A Song of Wraith's and Ruin. The Night Swim

ozma.of.oz I‘ve been hearing good things about the Mercy Thompson series! 😁 Thank you for sharing! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Okay so I legit just kind of disappeared for three years. I don't have a good reason or excuse. I'm back now with an updated username (previously: bigdamnbookgeek). Hopefully these kittens can help earn some forgiveness?

I hope everyone is doing okay during this crazy times we're living in ❤️.

Jas16 Welcome back! 2y
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 2y
SW-T Welcome back! Adorable kitties 🐱 2y
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Mehso-so

Royal Treatment is a story about a Prince trying to save the monarchy and a blogger set on ending it. It is fast paced with witty dialogue and a sense of humor. I didn't feel a real sense of connection with the characters nor with their relationship. Overall it was fine. I skimmed the last 15% and probably won't pick up the sequel.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I am still loving this book 😍.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Audiobooks all day everyday.

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Omens: A Cainsville Novel | Kelley Armstrong
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Next up, something darker... #spooky

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The Identicals | Elin Hilderbrand
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Whhaaattt? I finally won one of these. Sweet. I was interested in getting this book too 🙃😁! #goodreads #giveaway

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! 5y
Books_Wine_Repeat Congrats! 👏 5y
rachellayown 👏👏👏 5y
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Paper Princess | Erin Watt
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Panpan

In books like this the author does a fantastic job of setting up the hero to be a douche canoe and not nearly enough in redeeming them afterwards.

In this book the hero tells the whole school to hate the heroine and gives them permission to make her life miserable. He tells people she is a diseased slut and not to touch her. Then he propositions her so she can scratch her slutty itches on him and spare his family. What a prince charming.

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Paper Princess | Erin Watt
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Next up for audiobooks!

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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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Mehso-so

This book wasn't bad it was just long. I think we easily could have removed 200-300 pages (9-14 hours) and still have had a good story.

The relationship between Tatiana and Alexander definitely had moments that made me smile but I got kind of bored around 20 hours. How many ways can these two communicate poorly, ride the bus, and make pie? And there are two more books of similar length? Jeez.

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Next up!

I should probably put some effort into a to read list at some point...

josie281 Effort schmeffort. Overrated! 6y
booksandcats13 @josie281 I like the way you think 😉 6y
josie281 I have a list of books to find at the library but never plan my month's reads. I have to be in the mood for the book! 6y
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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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Mehso-so

This book was okay but had a serious lack of world building or character development. I probably wouldn't recommend it unless you're itching for action and not much else.

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Work days = very limited reading time. This is cute though. Enjoy the picture of my cats to go with it 😉

BookishMarginalia 💜🙌🏼💜 6y
Bookzombie All so cute!💕🐱 6y
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Success 😄

LibrarianRyan 🤓👍❤🤓❤👍🤓❤👍 6y
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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It's available right now but I have to wait until the people working my house are done before I can go anywhere.

Waiting. Patiently. Because I'm an adult.

😣.

BibliophileMomma Adulting is hard sometimes. I feel ya. 👍🏼 6y
josie281 I would put a hold on it and go get it later! 6y
booksandcats13 @josie281 already all over that plan 😉 6y
josie281 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 6y
LibrarianRyan Love it!,, worst last line EVER. 6y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Pickpick

If you didn't guess by the multiple updates about the same book - this was amazing. It had me shocked, tearing up, and turning pages like mad to find out what was going to happen next. I can't wait to get my hands on the second one.

I'll probably aim for a physical book next time though. This was a little hard to read as an ebook.

LibrarianRyan I too loved it. Apoarently Brad Pitts developement Company picked up the option. 6y
booksandcats13 @LibrarianRyan that's interesting. I wonder how they would translate the format of this book to a movie? Because a screenplay written like a normal movie just wouldn't do it justice I don't think 6y
LibrarianRyan @bigdamnbookgeek i don't know. I had a galley for Geminga so it was missing most Of the graphics but was still readable. I could almost see it as a trial and them going back and forth with evidence. (edited) 6y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Well...?

(Stolen from Google because I have an ebook)

LibrarianRyan I know I know!!! 6y
booksandcats13 @LibrarianRyan I do too. Now. Holy crap! 53% done 6y
tjwill Love those books! 6y
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Happy Valentine's Day all my beautiful littens! ❤😘❤😘

Smangela Now I want a poptart... lol 6y
booksandcats13 @Smangela Mmm poptarts... 6y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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About 20% through this and wondering why I didn't pick it up earlier. A lot of video games I play tell their side stories/plots in this found file/logs format but I've never read a book in this format. Kind of loving it!

LibrarianRyan This book is awesome! So is #2 6y
booksandcats13 @LibrarianRyan that's great to hear! Now I have more to look forward to 😊 6y
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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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Next audiobook on the list! I've heard good things about this one.

Also, that cover 😍.

sprainedbrain This book!!! 😍 6y
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Wow. I was blown away by that ending. Sanderson did a fantastic job with this series. Every book (of the first trilogy) got 5 stars from me.

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The Collector's Society | Heather Lyons
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Pickpick

Life's been hectic and I haven't had much time to sit down and read. It took me a while to warm up to this one. The main character is a bit of an ice queen to I felt no real connection with her until 75% of the way through this book.

Still it turned out to be a good book and I look forward to reading the next one 😊.

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I guess I'm a sucker for art because this art was fantastic. The story was pretty good too! I haven't read anything like it. It's about a teenage fangirl of the Pantheon - a group of twelve individuals that are reincarnated gods. The Pantheon have fame and supernatural powers but they will die within two years – part of a ninety-year cycle known as the Recurrence.

❤ it! Excited to check out the next one 😄!

BraveNewBooks Easily one of my favorite series ever. And this has some fun references to the WicDiv universe if you're interested. 6y
booksandcats13 @BraveNewBooks oh man, that description! Gonna have to check that out - thanks! 6y
Puredragonstar These books 📚 A++++ the art is amazing!!!! 6y
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Easy Charm | Kristen Proby
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Bailedbailed

I'm going to be honest, I just got bored. I was about two hours into the audio book and just didn't care enough about any of it to keep listening.

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On to the next!

Hopefully next time I can participate in #24in48 but I'm at work for this one unfortunately.

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The Will | Kristen Ashley
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Mehso-so

As I said before KA and I don't always get along. However this one had very few moments that stuck in my craw. The story was sweet and the characters were well developed.

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A Wallflower Christmas | Lisa Kleypas
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Hope you dangerous creatures are having a fantastic day today 😘!

BibliophileMomma 👍🏼👍🏼 6y
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A Noble Masquerade | Kristi Ann Hunter
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Pickpick

This was an adorable bit of fluff. I don't read historical romance often but maybe I should branch out more.

EloisaJames Well, I think so. 😄 6y
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A Noble Masquerade | Kristi Ann Hunter
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How am I so lucky to have all this help? #catsoflitsy

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The Will | Kristen Ashley
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I have a love hate relationship with Kristen Ashley. She's a great author but I want to kick her male characters in the balls. They're all cavemen alpha males. I can't stand that type of character. But I still give her books a shot now and then.

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Today has taken a turn for the shitty so I'm watching Outlander and eating cookies. That's my afternoon now. Maybe soon I'll break out some alcohol. Yeesss.

josie281 Sláinte!! 6y
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Flamecaster | Cinda Williams Chima
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I love it when a #TBR goes on sale 😄! #kindledeals

LibrarianRyan That doesn't look like Amazon. Which database do you use? 6y
booksandcats13 @LibrarianRyan That is the "Goodreads Deals" daily email. They send me daily Amazon deals I might be interested in. 6y
LibrarianRyan I get that email. I don't use Amazon though. If I'm really interested I'll go look in iBooks or nook. iBooks preferably. 6y
booksandcats13 @LibrarianRyan that's fair! 😊 6y
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Jackaby | William Ritter
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I have so much reading help. #catsoflitsy

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I love Stephen King. His advice for wanting to be a good writer really stuck me when I read this. You have to read a lot and write a lot. Well, halfway there 😂.

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The good: badass female characters, diversity, bright color pallets, sex positivity, and general sassy-ness.

The bad: not much for plot, recreational drug use (I know, it makes me sound boring that this bothers me- but it does), and behind the scenes drama.

I enjoyed this and probably will read the next one. I'd say 3.5/5 stars.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I'm not surprised this one isn't in the system. I received a copy of the Bacterionomicon for Christmas. It has beautiful illustrations of both "apothecary healers" and the "lords of pestilence" along with educational profiles of the medicines and diseases. My pictures do not do it justice.

I look forward to reading more of this one ?.