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cjk

Joined May 2018

Introvert/foodie/2 feral fur kids 🐈‍⬛ 💕📚www.goodreads.com/cjk12
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🎧 Tagged and Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger.
📚 Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi.

#weekendreading
@Andrew65

cjk @LoverOfLearning It‘s been on my tbr list for awhile now- how is it? 2d
LoverOfLearning @cjk it should be more shocking and emotional to me, but my daily job involves working with trauma survivors. So it's an easy read for me. But definitely trigger warnings. But overall a very interested read! I'll likely rate it 4 stars 2d
Andrew65 Hope you‘ve had a good weekend. 2d
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Tagged, Family of Liars by E. Lockhart, Stay Awake by Meg Goldin, One Italian Summer by Rebecca Searle, Upgrade by Blake Crouch, Legacy of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson, Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse, The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell, Lying Beside You by Michael Robotham, Sisters of the Forsaken Star by Lina Rather, The Investigator & Righteous Prey- both by John Sandford.

#sundaysoapbox @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lots of good ones!! 📚💛 1w
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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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1) Listening to the tagged book. Reading The Wicked + The Divine vol. 8: Old is The New New.
2) Cold and overcast today. Snow expected tomorrow, about 2-3 inches. ❄️
3) Curled up on the couch with blankets, tea, and my husband. 😊

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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When She Was Good | Michael Robotham
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1) Listening to the tagged book. I‘ve been sick for the last week so I haven‘t been reading as much as I‘d like.
2) My GR goal is 100.
3) Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Hope you start to feel better soon! 2w
cjk @rachelsbrittain Thanks! 😊 2w
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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1) Re-read of Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. Decided to give the audio version narrated by Rosamund Pike a try. Only a couple of hours in, and she is killing it! Two 👍🏽 up!
2) Love the Rankin/Bass production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Elf.
3). Tagged title. Normally I would say “Winter is Coming”, but temps were in the 60‘s today which is very unusual for the Midwest.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Mothers | Genevieve Gannon
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1) The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon on audio.
2) It‘s house cleaning day, then I‘m making shrimp enchiladas for dinner.
3) Two short novels: Legacy of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson and Sisters of the Forsaken Stars by Lina Rather.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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1) Listening to the tagged title and Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins. Reading (still!) Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff.
2) Hot pot- warm comforting meal with family and friends.
3) A few titles come to mind: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rene Rossner, and The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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1) Reading the tagged book, and listening to The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks.
2) Goodreads.
3) The Bloodless Boy by Robert J. Lloyd- trying to find an audio version.

#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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1). Re-reading tagged book in anticipation of the movie release, Tidepool by Nicole Willson, and listening to Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson.
2) Untamed by Glennon Doyle and 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard.
3) Cooler weather! 🙌🏾

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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1. Tagged title along with Nightflyers by George R.R. Martin.
2. Untamed by Glennon Doyle.
3. The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin.

@rachelsbrittain

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I‘m a little late, but here are my January reads. 📚📚📚

britt_brooke Great month! Did you have a favorite? 12mo
cjk @britt_brooke It was a good month- I liked everything I read except for The Wrong Family. If I had to pick a favorite, then it would be Ocean Prey because I 💗 both series. 12mo
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Happy Thursday | B Renee Collins
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New travel guides from Lonely Planet. 😂

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 12mo
readordierachel Lol! 12mo
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Ocean Prey | John Sandford
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Finally going to start reading the tagged ARC today. I‘ve been saving it for my first weekend off of work since October. Pictured is my new favorite mug which I plan on keeping filled with coffee and oat milk while I read. Happy (reading) weekend all!

Buechersuechtling Happy reading weekend to you, too. I hope you have a great time unwinding and recouping. 🧡 12mo
cjk @Buechersuechtling Thank you! I had a very relaxing weekend! 😊 12mo
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I‘ve been on a cookbook buying binge lately- here are my latest treasures. 😍

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Ocean Prey | John Sandford
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2021 is shaping up to be an excellent reading year thanks to #NetGalley and #Edelweiss! 😍📚

readordierachel Hidden Palace!!! So excited for that one 12mo
cjk @readordierachel Yes! 🙌🏾 12mo
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1) Tagged along with The Wife Upstairs, The Only Good Indians, and The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
2) Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather.
3) Tie between tea and coffee.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Wrong Family | Tarryn Fisher
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1) Tagged.
2) I found myself listening to more audiobooks especially while cooking and doing housework.
3) Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay.

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz It‘s really cool that a lot of people are listening to more audiobooks. Thank you for sharing! 13mo
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1) Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith.
2) One by One by Ruth Ware.
3) Setting my goal at 100. 🤞🏽

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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One by One | Ruth Ware
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I was able to squeeze in one more book before the end of the year. For some reason I didn‘t want to end the year with an odd number of books read lol. 😂

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My 2020: A Beautiful Year! | Hifish Notebooks
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#20best2020
Goodness! Compiling this list was much harder than I anticipated, but so much fun to do. 😊📖💕

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Ouch! 😁

Susanita I bet David Copperfield would hurt more! 😉 14mo
Linsy 😄 14mo
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Anxiously awaiting election results- I haven‘t been able to read since Tuesday night. Anyone else experiencing the same? 😳💔

AmyG Me. I am really going to try to seriously read today. 1y
readordierachel It is very hard to concentrate 1y
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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Listening to this little gem with a big cuppa on this rainy, chilly evening. 📖☕️☔️

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed it 👍🏻😁 1y
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Two of my favorite things. 💕📚☕️

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Space Between Worlds | Micaiah Johnson
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1) Tagged book.
2) The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.
3) Sweater and boots weather!
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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February wrap up:

📖 6 audiobooks/2 ebooks/1 e-arc
📖6 fiction/ 3 nonfiction
📖favorites: Sisters of the Vast Black, The Twelve, The Gifted School, and From Scratch

#Februarywrapup #monthlywrapup

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Malorie | Josh Malerman
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Cool cover! 😍💯

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Pretty much! 😂

Hooked_on_books This is great! Option 2: Drop off bookworm. Pick up bookworm when store closes. 😆 2y
cjk @Hooked_on_books Yes! Even better! 😂👌🏽 2y
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Inspection | Josh Malerman
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I loved The Bird Box, but had trouble getting into Black Mad Wheel, and Unbury Carol, so I was hesitant to try another Malerman novel. I‘m 16% done with the audiobook- so far, so good. 👌🏽🎧

reading_rainbow i didn‘t finish Unbury Carol, i plan on going back and finishing it one of these days cause i hate bailing on a book but it was tough to get through. 2y
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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Checked this one out on a whim. Hoping to get some pages read during my weekend off. 🤞🏽

LoverOfLearning Looks like a good read! Enjoy! 2y
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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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Satisfying conclusion to The Passage trilogy. I borrowed all 3 audiobooks from the library, and wound up buying all 3 as physical books because of the impact the story had on me. Scott Brick is an amazing narrator to boot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Chosen Ones | Veronica Roth
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I was intrigued by the premise, and I breezed through the first part of the book. I struggled with the second part of the story, and quite frankly, was put off by Sloane‘s character- I just didn‘t like her, and found her internal struggle tedious, and monotonous. I didn‘t like The Ninth House either so I think it‘s me: I just don‘t care for adult novels written by YA authors. #unpopularopinion ⭐️⭐️1/2

Scochrane26 I haven‘t read other Veronica Roth books besides the Divergent series, but it may be her, not you. I felt like she messed up the last book of that series. 2y
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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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Ahhhh...so good! 😊👍🏽🎧

Jovy Agree! Plus Scott Brick rocks! 2y
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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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I‘m really enjoying this series, and the narration is excellent. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 👍🏽🎧

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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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1) The tagged audiobook, Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth, and Things in Jars by Jess Kidd.
2) Three-way tie between The Passage by Justin Cronin, Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel, and Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown.
3) Not sure if Jack Ryan and Castle Rock count since they‘re not based on actual novels? Could be considered “book adjacent”?
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Reagan I like book adjacent. I might use that.
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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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Hoping to finish this one by the end of the month. 🤞🏽

sprainedbrain I love that series so much. And Scott Brick‘s narration. ❤️ 2y
cjk @sprainedbrain Brick‘s narration is spot on! 😊 2y
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Every time Molly bleeds, another molly grows from her blood and attempts to kill her. This novella is not for the faint at heart, and definitely do not read this before you go to sleep- it gave me the weirdest dreams. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

deirdrebeecher I respect his work, but he is a bit too horror for me. I follow him on Twitter tho, he gives great book recommendations. 2y
cjk @deirdrebeecher I will have to follow him on Twitter. Thanks for the tip. 😊 2y
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Finally finished listening to this chunkster last night- it only took me 15 days lol! Engrossing storyline, curious to see how it all pans out in the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Entertaining read- elements of the story brought to mind Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik and The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Chosen Ones | Veronica Roth
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Can‘t wait to dive into this after work! 😊

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January so far:
⭐️4 audiobooks
⭐️2 e-arcs
Listening to the tagged book.

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Finished more books than I anticipated in December- thank goodness for audiobooks! 🎧#DecemberWrapUp #monthlywrapup

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Or a cup of coffee. ☕️💕📚

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My favorite read last month was the tagged title followed by Queen of the Night and Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
📖3 audiobooks (2 nonfiction & 1 fiction)
📖3 graphic novels
📖4 ebooks (3 e-arcs & 1 library loan)
#NovemberReads #NovemberWrapUp

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Yaaass! 🤩

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Finished reading Harrow County tonight (volumes 6-8): the ending felt incongruous, but overall an entertaining, and well-written series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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The intrepid ladies of the Athena Club are keeping me company as I audio clean, and cook.

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Compelling at times, I found parts of this memoir a bit monotonous, and tedious as well. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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1) Minimal. Spending most of Thanksgiving Day with my parents, but I may get a chance to sneak in a chapter or few.
2) My mom makes an amazing stuffed duck since none of us really care for turkey- it‘s so delicious!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Megabooks Yum! 2y
TheSpineView The duck sounds wonderful. Enjoy! 😊 2y
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Next audiobook. I seem to do better listening to nonfiction versus reading. Am I alone in this?

Schnoebs The vast majority of my audiobooks are nonfiction. I think it‘s because I feel ok if I miss a bit or two and don‘t feel lost afterward if I do. 2y
Scochrane26 No, I prefer to listen to most NF. But, I‘m having a hard time finding the ones I want to read on Libby. It‘s either a 6 mths wait, they‘re not on there, or only as an ebook. 2y
britt_brooke Same here! I think there are a lot of people who agree. It‘s interesting! 2y
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Megabooks Nope!! Not at all. 2y
TiredLibrarian @Scochrane26 Does your library have a subscription to Hoopla? It has a great collection of ebooks, audiobooks, music & movies, and they're all available when you want. The catch is that you have a limited number of borrows per month; in my system it's 3. Great for things you don't want to wait for, though, like book group reads. 2y
Scochrane26 @TiredLibrarian Yes, I have hoopla. I have a library card for 2 counties, too. I have several on hold, but I‘ve seen some interesting NF this month on Litsy & just haven‘t been able to find them all. 2y
readordierachel Me too 👋🏼 2y
cjk @britt_brooke @Megabooks @readordierachel @Scochrane26 @Schnoebs Yay! Nice to know I‘m in such good company. 😊👍🏽 (edited) 2y
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