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callunakeep

callunakeep

Joined April 2016

Tree Hugging, ukulele playing, Dr. Who loving, alternative history seeking, mind over matter practicing spirit having a physical experience on Earth.
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Uprooted by Naomi Novik
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Solo by Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
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Hamlet's Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time by Giorgio De Santillana, Hertha von Dechend
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The Takers | R. W. Ridley
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Started this last night as my ”reading myself to sleep” book. Only a chapter in but I am already enjoying it! There is something very Dr. Who about the takers and the way they are only aware of you when you are aware of them, cousins to the Silence and Weeping Angels maybe with sensory input/output being an important factor for all three ”monsters”... Just thinking out loud...

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed this ”just the facts” non-fictionalized telling of the Salem Witch Trials! It doesn't matter how many books I read on the subject, (and I have read a lot!) I always learn at Least one new thing in each book!

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The Glass Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ LOVED this second installment in the trilogy! I can really relate well to all of characters; the story line is fresh and imaginative, being, in my opinion, a perfect blend of reality and fantasy; the romantic tension is just right for me, I am not big on romance in stories but Holmberg got it right in this series! Cannot wait to read the final book!

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Great libraries | Anthony Hobson
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My library has a WINTER READING CLUB!! 🙌🏻🎉. I had no idea, and am super excited! My girlies and I will be signing up for sure!!🥰

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The Glass Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Started this sequel to The Paper Magician this morning; I fell in love with Ceony and Emery in the first book and am really looking forward to reading more about them!

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The Strain | Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
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I almost didn‘t read this book because I so intensely loathed the television adaptation.

I am so glad I took the advice of @WhatThePuck & @MaleficentBookDragon and read it anyway because I LOVED IT and am looking forward to the rest of the series!!

MaleficentBookDragon Yay!!! I'm so happy you liked it, because I ❤💚💙 it. 11mo
WhatThePuck It definitely ranks up there on edge of the seat reading for me! Glad you liked it! 🙋♥️♥️ 11mo
sprainedbrain This was the first audiobook I ever listened to, and I loved it. I‘ve not seen the show... sounds like I probably shouldn‘t? 😬 11mo
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My house is small and my sacred space doubles as a bedroom for my 3 year old and 1 year old granddaughters. Since I store all of my spiritual books in this space, I keep all of their spiritual books in there as well ... these are three of my favorites!

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I Am a Warrior Goddess | Jennifer Adams
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One of my favorite things: Reading this book with my Noodle! I know I have posted this book before, but it is just such an awesome book for little goddesses-in-training; emphasizing in simple language what every little girl needs to know to be a Warrior Goddess!💕❤️💕

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@BookwormAHN The 3rd book from #lmpbc #groupc #round3 is on it‘s way. I will be starting your personal book this weekend and will get it back to you as soon as possible; I am really excited about this one!! 🎉🙌🏻. Again, I am so sorry for this huge delay! 💕❤️

BookwormAHN No problem. I'll let you know when it arrives 😺 11mo
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The Strain | Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
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Started this on audio today, although I am a bit unsure about this choice. I LOVE vampire tales and I normally LOVE Del Toro, however, I didn‘t make it past the first season of the TV series before I abandoned it with much disappointment. Time will tell...

WhatThePuck I didn't stick with the series, but I had read all the books before the series. It's so much better, of course. 😊 11mo
callunakeep @WhatThePuck Thank you for the encouragement! 😊 That is exactly the philosophy I am counting on here!🤞🏼🤓. The TV series did not hold my interest beyond the first season - I could barely sit through the last few episodes of the first season and was SHOCKED today when I learned that the TV show ended up running for three years! I am only three chapters into the first book but am very hopeful!🤓 (edited) 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon I really liked the books. A lot. 🦇 11mo
callunakeep @MaleficentBookDragon I am so glad to hear this!! I LOVE a good vampire tale; both from “back in the day” and the modern times; but the TV series was just HORRID! I am only a few chapters in, no vamps of any kind yet, but things are brewing ... still identical to the TV series at this point, but the series didn‘t start disappointing me until closer to the end of the first season. 11mo
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👎👎 The only other Maberry book I have read is Beneath the Skin, and I enjoyed that one. LULLABY, however, gets two thumbs down for stealing 32 minutes of my life that I will never get back! I am a fan of the short story, but this one was aptly titled; had I not been driving it totally would have put me to sleep!

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Paper Magician | Charlie N Holmberg
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very fun read! It was a much more simple story than The Fifth Doll, but very fun and I am totally going to read the rest of the series because Emory and Ceony are my kind of peeps!😝. @Maewyn I did 1.5x speed; 2.0 was way to chipmunk-ish! 🤣😂

Maewyn Lol, yeah, I can't take a narrator seriously past 1.5 either.😆 12mo
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Paper Magician | Charlie N Holmberg
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...when you have 42 minutes left in your audiobook and your break at work is only 30 minutes long ... the struggle is real!😖🤣🤓

rather_be_reading ohhh the agony! 12mo
Maewyn Run it at twice normal speed! The narrator will asking like a chipmunk on crack but at least you will get to hear the end of the book.😉 12mo
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What is a Witch | Pam Grossman
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OMG! @Maewyn You are the BEST! I am in total witch heaven!! 💕🤓 The books are both PERFECT (😂we got each other the same book!🤓), the coffins are adorable, GUYS THE CAT COFFIN HAS MUTICOLORED LIGHTS!! This is the most awesome book sleeve EVER; & the button on the closure is FANTASTIC! You made me weepy with the owl & your note stating you made it for me since I don‘t have a familiar!!😁. Her name is Athena, & we have already bonded!

callunakeep @Maewyn There weren‘t enough spaces above... I am so touched by the handmade goodies, & simply cannot get over the little owl! The bracelet is also PERFECT, I put it on immediately! And that bookmark!! You are sooo talented & the handmade goodies touched my soul! Thank you so much for your extremely thoughtful selections, I am super excited about it all!!! THANK YOU!😍. #witchpleaseswap. @monalyisha (edited) 12mo
monalyisha What an intentional, mindful, & prettily-curated package! I love handmade items & that bookmark is perfect! Floral patterns are the best, too. 🌷🥀 Happy #WitchPleaseSwap & happy holidays! 🔮 12mo
Maewyn I am so relieved and happy that you liked it, especially little Athena. She went back and forth to work with me and there were discussions about height, eyes, wings and things with coworkers and even a customer or two. 😊 12mo
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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I needed a new lighter, and since I just started reading The Paper Magician I couldn‘t pass up this one with the paper birds on it! Synchronicity!🤓

Rae2 I will have to look into this one. How is it so far? The cover and title reminded me of a book I read years ago called Paper Mage by Leah R. Cutter. It was quite good. 12mo
callunakeep @Rae2 I had previously read another book by the same author that I absolutely loved, so I thought I would try this series. I am on chapter 9 and am really enjoying it! 🤓💕 12mo
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What is a Witch | Pam Grossman
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@Maewyn It is all boxed up and off to post in the morning! I had so much fun shopping all the local witchy shops, my mom even came along and we made a whole day of it! I hope you enjoy it all as much as I enjoyed finding it all!💕🤓💕. #witchpleaseswap

monalyisha Aww! Women bonding! 🙌🏻 12mo
Maewyn Woohoo! I am so excited! I can't wait!🧡🧙🏻‍♀️🎃 12mo
callunakeep @Maewyn It has officially been sent! Tracking and a little note are in your email inbox! 😍🙌🏻🎉 12mo
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callunakeep @monalyisha I know right! 😍. My mom is one of those rare and elusive Southern Baptists that practice Feng Shui, crystal magic, encourage spirituality of any kind and raise children that become Wiccan Priestesses! 😂🤣 12mo
Maewyn @callunakeep My mom was like that too... Though raised Methodist. She liked going to Phoenix and the Dragon as much as I did. And put a long mirror on the back of the main entrance door to counter the stairs right as you walk in, amongst other Feng Shui design choices. 😁 Also unrelated question, Where is your Avatar from? 12mo
callunakeep @Maewyn 😂🤣. I love our moms; and all moms like them!🤣❤️😂. As for the avatar, I believe it was an app called Emoji Me.🤓 12mo
Maewyn Yes! She was very different than my dad in the spiritual acceptance regard. Thanks for the info. I might have to check it out. It is cute.😁 12mo
Maewyn It has arrived safely! *Does the Myposian Dance of Joy* Can't wait! 😃 12mo
callunakeep @Maewyn Woohoo!! 🙌🏻. I cannot wait either!!🤓😁 12mo
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I am LOVING this series! This one started strong, started to lose my interest a bit getting a wee bit hokey in the middle, but pulled out of the hokiness and sucked me right back in! I NEED MORE!🤓🤣🤓

Megabooks Where did you get that notebook?? 😍😍😍 12mo
EH2018 Yeah, that notebook looks really helpful! 12mo
Crazeedi Love your notebook! 12mo
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callunakeep @Megabooks @EH2018 @Crazeedi Thank you! I actually created it myself as a printable insert for the book review section in my planner; I use public domain images as watermarks to give them a bit of character.🤓 12mo
EH2018 Thats so cool! 12mo
Crazeedi @callunakeep that is just awesome 12mo
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Again, I blame Gaia TV😂🤓🤣

BookwormAHN Hey, did you ever send this month's #lmpbc book? I haven't received it. 13mo
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Gaia TV is always adding to my TBR! 🤓🤣😂.

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🍵 Chai please.
🔥Bonfire, every time!
🎂 Cake
🦉 Owls
🖤Addams Family
🧛🏼‍♀️ Anne Rice
🎃 Heck Yes Halloween! 👻
#allthefall
#witchpleaseswap

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Candyland | Evan Hunter
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#witchpleaseswap

@mrsmarch had a brilliant idea with this one!

🌽 🍫 Only the candy corn with the chocolate base, Not the traditional ones.

Black licorice is yummy!

Gummy anything is a hit!!

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#witchpleaseswap

I had sooo much fun shopping for this swap today! I usually do all my swap shopping online, as I hate going to the store. But I love going to the witchy stores and hit up two of them today!!

Joy0201 I‘m looking forward to going to our local one. 14mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm going to Salem at the beginning of October. I can't wait to see what I can get there. 14mo
monalyisha @MaleficentBookDragon If you need suggestions for where to eat in Salem, I got you. 😉 I lived there for a couple of years while working at the Marblehead library & I *still* get cravings for some of the deliciousness. 🤤 13mo
callunakeep @MaleficentBookDragon I LOVE Salem and definitely want to go again!! 13mo
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And the last estate sale haul pic: A pair of old Freemason manuals. The one on the left is copyright 1934, the one on the right 1945....the one on the right is also almost entirely in code! 🤓

KristinaRay Those are freakin‘ awesome! 14mo
callunakeep @KristinaRay I know right! I just about freaked out when I saw them marked $0.50!!! 14mo
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Grimm's Fairy Tales | Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
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And this beautiful book was only $2! I am not interested in pristine antiques, I much prefer a book that looks it‘s age! I have a thing for those Grimm boys, and am thrilled to have found this!

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Another estate sale find, this one for $0.50!! This is my first ever graphic novel, I am excited to read it! I just re-read the original last month, so this was perfect timing!

Peddler410 I hope you like the format. There are so many great graphic novels out there! 14mo
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Found this hardcover, illustrated beauty at an estate sale for $1!

rubyslippersreads 😻📚😻 14mo
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OMG!! 😳 @Jadams1776 you have TOTALLY spoiled me!! Everything is DEAD ON! (Pun totally intended). I actually opened early this morning before leaving on an 8 hour estate sale extravaganza, and I ate all the Dove‘s while out and about, so they didnt make the photo shoot! THANK YOU!! I am in HEAVEN!! #itstrulycriminalswap

JenlovesJT47 Awesome haul!! Love the book sleeve. @Jadams1776 did a great job! 🤗💚🤗 14mo
AmyG Yeah, that book sleeve is perfect! 14mo
callunakeep @JenlovesJT47 🤣😂. Thank you for catching that!! I have edited my post and fixed the tag! 14mo
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JenlovesJT47 Hehe no worries! 😁 14mo
Jadams1776 I was so excited about the book sleeve! Glad you enjoyed it!!! 14mo
BookishTrish Blood Countess!!! 14mo
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J.R.R. Tolkien | Harold Bloom
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OMG!! I cannot believe you cross stitched for me! I LOVE IT & timing is perfect, I am getting ready to redecorate our rarely used guest bedroom so it can double as my girl-cave! I actually got a little weepy when I saw the stitched artwork, I am so grateful for this handmade beauty! The books & bookmarks are PERFECT, & I am pretty sure we got each other the same candle!🤣 THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!💕Hope you enjoy your opening! #tolkieniteswap

Sophoclessweetheart Beautiful!! 14mo
wordslinger42 You are so welcome!!!! I had an absolute blast shopping & making the cross stitch 😊 I'm so glad you love everything!!! And yes, we did get each other the same candle 😂 I'm about to post a pic! 14mo
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 As the say... great minds... 😉 The stiching is beautiful. I remember you said you were making something, l was so curious to see what it was. @callunakeep that's a great package. Isn't thst the new edition of The Lord of the Rings? It looks gorgeous 😍 14mo
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wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers Thank you so much! I saw the bookmark that you made for your match! It's stunning 😊 Do you have an Etsy shop?! 14mo
CrowCAH Love the cross stitch; beautiful! 😊 14mo
callunakeep @JazzFeathers I was running late for work this morning when I opened the box and was sooo taken by beautiful stitchery that i didn‘t have time examine the books, but they are sure awesome covers!🙌🏻🎉 14mo
isy_the_owl Those new covers are top notch. I'm trying to talk myself out of buying them. 14mo
Daisey Lovely gifts! The cross stitch is amazing! @wordslinger42 14mo
sprainedbrain That is awesome!! 14mo
BethM Beautiful! 14mo
JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 My Etsy shop has been closed for two years, but lately l've been considering reopening. I just have to find a way to organise work, writing, reading and craftingat the same time. Oh, and l should also squeeze a life somewhere in there 😂 14mo
wordslinger42 @Daisey Thank you! @JazzFeathers I understand that! I write & craft also & it's hard to fit everythin in! Let me know if you decide to reopen :) 14mo
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J.R.R. Tolkien | Harold Bloom
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@wordslinger42 Your #tolkieniteswap box is going to the post office tomorrow, thanks to my Noodle who helped me pack it up all safe and sound!! 😝 Not sure if Saturday counts as a shipping day or not but it should arrive no later than Tuesday. Sorry for cutting so close!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed shopping for it!😍

wordslinger42 YAY! I'm so excited 😄 I had an absolute blast shopping for you, too!! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @wordslinger42 @callunakeep Have you both received your boxes? Or are they still in transit? Checking up on everyone this morning xxx 14mo
callunakeep @Sorceryandswords I did and will be posting the contents shortly!! 14mo
wordslinger42 @Sorceryandswords Yep, I just posted a picture!! 14mo
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The Swap | Antony Moore
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This will soon be on its way to you @Jadams1776 I have now added the books you will find in this box to my own TBR! 🤣😂 I hope you enjoy your box!! #itstrulycriminalswap

Jadams1776 Yay! 1y
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I just realized that i have not mailed my LMPBC book....I am sooo sorry! I am usually uber organized but this past month has been a whirlwind! I will get it in the mail tomorrow for two day delivery! Again sooo sorry!!!

On a related note, i have not yet received a book either...hopefully someone else is just a bit behind and it didn‘t get eaten by the postal service!

BookwormAHN I still need to mail mine as well 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1y
callunakeep @BookwormAHN At least we have each other! 💕😂 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I mailed mine out on Friday. Let me know if you don't get it by the end of the week. 1y
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callunakeep @BookwormAHN I got the book in the mail today, it should arrive on Thursday! 1y
callunakeep @MaleficentBookDragon I got it last night and am super excited! I LOVE all things Ripper!! And OMG!! A Dalek!!! APPRECIATE!!! APPRECIATE!!! 💕😂❤️🤣. And that bonus book looks Fabulous, thank you!! 1y
BookwormAHN I'll watch for it 😸 1y
MaleficentBookDragon @callunakeep yay! I'm glad you like everything. 1y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ So I LOVE the movie, it is one of my all time faves! I had never read the book .. i chose the audio version because Rob Reiner narrates it. I LOVE Rob Reiner and he was the director of the movie; i thought it should be a perfect match! I was wrong! ROB REINER IS A HORRIBLE NARRATOR!!! I need to read the physical version to get a true feel for the actual written story...

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️As good as the first!! I am really enjoying this series!!

Bookworm-Bobbie I love your book journal ❤️ Such a great idea! 1y
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I last read this book when I was about 10 years old; it left an indelible impression on me and i was nervous to read it again for fear of doing damage to my intensely fond memories. My fear was completely unfounded, I loved it just as much, if not more, as an adult as I did as a child!

Peddler410 I think I‘m in the minority — I know I read it as a child but I did not really remember it. Maybe with the re-read my expectations were too high. 🤷‍♀️ My daughter liked it. (edited) 1y
callunakeep @Peddler410 I can relate, I have found myself in the minority on more than one occasion! 🤓 1y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Madeline Miller is AMAZING!! I read Circe a few weeks ago and simply loved it! Song of Achilles was equally as enthralling! I need more! I am lost between two worlds — the world of Miller‘s mythology and my own — my world is beautiful, but I want more of hers!!

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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I am reading this one very slowly and deliberately, in both audio and physical book, as it is one of those books that requires a lot of attention to detail to avoid missing subtle and important plot points. I am 19 chapters in to this massive 80 chapter read and am LOVING it!! This is my first Murakami, and I am sure it will not be my last!

suvata ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
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Cast-Off Coven | Juliet Blackwell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finished this one yesterday, second in the series. This one wrapped up a little too easily and a little too suddenly, but to be honest, I read these cozies as pallet cleansers between more involved, intense, or darker books, and this one was very enjoyable, with likable characters and suited it‘s purpose very nicely! I will definitely continue the series!

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It turns out that The Wish Granter is the 2nd book in a series, so I will go with the 1st book in the series instead: The Shadow Queen.

The Singing Bones does not really make a good fit for the whole markup/annotation thing. I pulled my copy off my TBR shelf and every other page is an art print & every other page is literally only one paragraph or less of text.

@MaleficentBookDragon @Marmie7 @BookwormAHN

#LMPBC #GROUPC #ROUND3

BookwormAHN Sounds good 😺 1y
Marmie7 Sounds like a fun one! 1y
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Getting to know you | Lisa Ann Marsoli
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🖤 black🖤
🍂 Autumn
🧚‍♀️ fantasy
📓 planning/journalling
🍫 Dove Milk Chocolate
🥤 Diet Cherry Dr Pepper
👕 T-Shirts
📝 @BookwormAHN @MaleficentBookDragon @DiruVamp @Marmie7

#gettingtoknowyou

CoffeeNBooks Diet Dr. Pepper is my favorite! Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper is good, too! 1y
callunakeep @CoffeeNBooks In my opinion Dr Pepper is the BEST diet out there!! Sooo yummy!!🤓 1y
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Any Scribd users out there?

I have an Audible subscription but run out of credits quickly and have been thinking of a Scribd subscription.

If you use Scribd can you share if you are happy with their selection and the service in general?

Literary_Siren I would like info on this service as well! 1y
JoScho @Literary_Siren I use and love scribd. Not only is it cheaper but you can listen to as many books as you want. They also have a good number of ebooks but I don‘t like reading on my iPad so I don‘t use it for that. They don‘t have all the same titles as audible but that doesn‘t bother me. They offer a free trial. Give it a whirl and see what you think 😊 1y
JoScho Check out Scribd and read all the books, audiobooks, and magazines you want! Use my link to sign up: https://www.scribd.com/gitx/6j6dr7 1y
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JoScho That link will get you a free month trial @Literary_Siren 1y
Literary_Siren @JoScho Awesome! Thanks so much! 1y
sprainedbrain I used it for a couple of months. They have a nice selection, but unlimited isn‘t really unlimited... if you listen to a lot of audiobooks, they do limit you on which ones you can listen to until the next billing cycle. I emailed customer service and never did get an answer on how many books is considered a large amount, but I hit the limit almost 2 weeks before my billing date. I could still listen to some books, just not all. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
callunakeep @sprainedbrain @JoScho Thank you both for your input, I really appreciate it! I listen to audiobooks on and off all day long Monday - Friday, I may hit that wall as well! I may give it a free trial month and see how it works. I am looking for a supplement to my Audible subscription, not a replacement so we will see...Thanks again, your input has been most helpful! 1y
sprainedbrain @callunakeep I‘m sure I will go back to it... even with the slow down I hit, it was still an awesome deal. I just decided I should listen to the 70+ books that I already own. Omg I have a problem. 😳 1y
callunakeep @sprainedbrain It‘s not a problem, it‘s being prepared! Just think, when zombie apocalypse happens and the interwebs fail, you will still have fresh material!🤣😂 1y
JoScho @callunakeep @sprainedbrain that is good to know. I guess I don‘t listen enough that I have ever hit the limit. 1y
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Everland | Wendy Spinale
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I totally enjoyed this retelling of Peter Pan! It was darker than the original, a little bit steampunk, the characters were realistic/believable, and the storyline was almost too believable - I could totally see this happening! Listened to the audiobook and both the male and female narrators were amazing!!

Literary_Siren The second book is really good too! 1y
callunakeep @Literary_Siren I added both the 2nd, 3rd, and the prequel to the top of my TBR...this one was sooo good I still have a bit of a book hangover!😢🤓🤣 1y
Literary_Siren Oh I hate those! 1y
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I am on a Fairy Tale kick right now so my options are reflecting this:

1. Curioser and Curioser by Melanie Karsak
2. The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan
3. The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine
4. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

#LMPBC #GROUPC #ROUND3

BookwormAHN They all sound good, but I think The Wish Granter would be my choice 😸 1y
MaleficentBookDragon Which one did you choose? 14mo
callunakeep @MaleficentBookDragon Sorry if I failed to tag you on that post; chose the Wish Granter then realized it was the second in a series so I ended up with The Shadow Queen which is the first book of said series. 14mo
MaleficentBookDragon @callunakeep I think you did tag me. It is all starting to sound very familiar. 14mo
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#LMPBC #GROUPC #ROUND3. This is my first round ever and I was not prepared for the presentation of book options. 😞 I think this is actually a great way to start, I will prepare my options and post them tomorrow! 🤓💕❤️

@MaleficentBookDragon @BookwormAHN @Marmie7

BookwormAHN 😸 1y
MaleficentBookDragon Me too. I saw someone else do it so I made mine. 1y
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#uprootedbuddyread Chapters1-8 .. 1st #buddyread so I‘m not sure how this works ... OVERALL: I am enjoying this book; it isn‘t sucking me in like I expected it to, and I have to remind myself to pick it up, but I enjoy it while I am reading it. I feel like Nieshka changed from whiny, brat with no belief in herself to confident magician in training way to quickly and painlessy; and sometimes I feel like I have started a series in the middle —>

callunakeep ...because there are holes that feel like implied knowledge from a source I don‘t have. It is also a bit 2 dimensional: I feel like I am reading a book, I do not feel like I am a part of the world or that I know the characters. But it is an enjoyable book and I AM enjoying the read! (edited) 1y
callunakeep @BookishTrish ... just touching base on our #buddyread ... i have not read any of this since last Saturday ...while i am reading it i enjoy it okay, but i don‘t seem to be interested enough to put down my other books and pick it back up ... checking goodreads i found that i had previously started and bailed on this book once before ... I saw in one of your posts that you aren‘t enjoying it all...shall we bail? 1y
BookishTrish TBH I got to chapter 8 and put it aside for the week. Chapter 9 has piqued my curiosity so I‘m going to poke around a bit more. I‘m happy to bail on the #buddyread and meander through (or not) as the mood takes me. 1y
callunakeep @BookishTrish Nope, I am good to keep on reading; like I said, I enjoy it while I am reading it, it just doesn‘t call to me from the side table like some books do!😝. I only offered to bail because I thought you were not enjoying it. The fact that it interested me enough to pick it up again after bailing previously has me determined to finish the book!🤣😂 1y
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Count me in!! 🤓

We need two more peeps in Group C come join in the fun!!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

BookwormAHN We just need one more 😸 1y
callunakeep @BookwormAHN Awesome! I am so excited about this!! Do you know Michelle‘s litsy handle? 1y
BookwormAHN I'm not sure 🤷🏼Possibly @MaleficentBookDragon 1y
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BookwormAHN @MaleficentBookDragon are you with us in Group C #LMPBC round 3? 1y
callunakeep @BookwormAHN I think you are totally correct!! Thanks!!🤓 1y
callunakeep @BookwormAHN @MaleficentBookDragon @Marmie7 We are FOUR! Woohoo!! So excited to be a part of #LMBPC with all of you!! 1y
Marmie7 I'm excited too! This is going to be a fun round😊 1y
BookwormAHN Yeah 😸 1y
MaleficentBookDragon Sorry guys I was on the road the last two days. I‘m catching up tonight. . Yes I‘m Michelle. Very excited!!! @BookwormAHN @callunakeep @Marmie7 1y
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Everland | Wendy Spinale
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Up next on audio...this one has been on my TBR for a while, so when it turned up as a freebie on audiobooksync.com I figured it was time to read it!😝🤓

sprainedbrain I have the paperback, but I had to snag that free audio because it‘s read by Steve West. 😍😍😍😍😍 1y
callunakeep @sprainedbrain I am pretty sure this is my first Steve West. He certainly does have a fabulous voice and is making an AWESOME Hook !!!🤓 (edited) 1y
sprainedbrain @callunakeep he‘s my favorite narrator... and he‘s lovely to look at, too. 😂 1y
callunakeep @sprainedbrain I had to go look him up, and YES! He IS lovely to look at!!🤓😂 1y
sprainedbrain @callunakeep 😂😂😂 1y
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Love and First Sight | Josh Sundquist
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another free download from audiobooksync.com and to be honest I did NOT expect to like this one; I am not big on love stories & most “overcoming challenges” stories are trite, sappy and overly “preachy” for me. This book however, was very well written with characters who had realistic and believable reaction and responses to events and the sarcasm and humor were spot on as a contrast to the serious issues being raised. LOVED IT!

EJG31 I just started my download from #booksync too as I finished When Dimple met Rishi. 1y
callunakeep @EJG31 I hope you enjoy it!! It had me laughing out loud at times, and deep in serious thought at others!! I really enjoyed it!! 1y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I am six books into this series and still get sucked in as if it is the first! While the rational side of my brain knows that all of the books are basically the same: Bad guy pisses off vampires, vampires retaliate and fail almost dying only to recoup, regroup and save the day — the characters are so lovable and real, the writing is so enjoyable and Tavia Gilbert narrates so brilliantly that I barely notice!!

Jenrad109 I agree completely! But I love the series. 6mo
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History of the World in Nine Guitars | Erik Orsenna, Thierry Arnoult
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For @LShelby ... here is the full wall ... 8 guitars: 2 electric, 1 dobro, 1 twelve string, 1 travel electric, 3 acoustic ... 1 concert ukulele, 1 soprano ukulele which still needs to be hung ... and an assortment of percussives, maracas, a washboard and straps! My bf plays the guitars, I play the ukes. 🎼🎸🎶

AmyG Wow 1y
LShelby Ohmygosh! You really did post the whole wall for me! ♥️🎵🎶♥️ I play the English Concertina. It‘s not as impressive as your wall, but I will try come up with an excuse to slip it into a book pic. 1y
callunakeep @LShelby I can take no credit for the guitars, my bf is an amazing guitarist and a bit of a hoarder! HAHAHA 🤣. I just started playing the uke a year ago and my collection only grows as I reach milestones in my playing — I am a slow learner musically speaking!😂🤣 I would totally LOVE to see your Concertina, please make up an excuse soon!😝🤓 1y
LShelby Most of the serious guitarists I know seem to have a thing about having more than one.. but your ukes are way cuter! (edited) 1y
callunakeep @LShelby 🤓Thank you! LOL You are right, The ukes are cuter! 😂🤣 1y
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1. I scream for ice cream!
2. Beach, for sure....just went yesterday!!🎉🙌🏻
3. Berries of any kind, lots and lots of berries!!
4. Stay home ... the Mississippi provides plenty of awesome islands with beautiful beaches and I prefer to travel in the spring or fall.
5. All of the above!😝

#manicmonday. @JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️🍨 1y
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