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Joined September 2016

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Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
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It : [a novel] by Stephen King
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Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
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The Treatment by Mo Hayder
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Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
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Goldfish: A Novel | Nat Luurtsema
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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1. Baby Teeth. Which I am loving. And which I will try and finish tonight.
2. I re-watched Batteries Not Included last weekend. So much fun! Can't go wrong with Jessica Tandy and little alien gizmos.
3. A good black tea blend. Preferably Harney and Sons Queen Catherine or Eight at the Fort. Or a genmaicha.

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The Farm | Tom Rob Smith
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Now that's an image.😂

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The Farm | Tom Rob Smith
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Greetings from Montana, where the current wind chill as I scribble this is a balmy twenty-six degrees below zero. A good night to scroll through Litsy and bond with my fuzzy blanket and a book.

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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1. Agatha Christie
2. Sue Grafton
3. Stephen King
4. Greg Iles
5. George R.R. Martin

MuddyPuddle Great combination of authors! 3mo
dragondrool I want to squeeze in Tad Williams, too. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Greg Iles 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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Fifty Shades of Grey | E. L. James
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1. I see nothing redeeming about Fifty Shades of Grey.
2. Salty. Especially popcorn.
3. Herman and Esther. John and Gladys.
4. Gremlins. And E.T..
5. London.

Chrissyreadit My grandparents were John and Gladys too. 4mo
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Anyone else having issues with crashing? I can scroll past about twenty posts and then Litsy crashes when I get to one particular post. Sigh.

ShookBelf Yep. Trying to catch up on what I've missed during the night (UK litten) and failing miserably 😖😖 4mo
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1. Montana
2. I guess I would say Angie Thomas, since I finally got around to reading The Hate You Give.
3. Umm...which pile?😂
4. In a moving vehicle.
5. Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick. It's YA, but it'll make grownups feel all young at heart

LindaMcGraw16 @dragondrool I just finished reading Freak the Mighty to my class today. Funny how timing works. 5mo
RaimeyGallant Which pile indeed! :) 4mo
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Here, There Be Dragons | James A. Owen
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It's a forum screen name I made up many years ago. A migraine was marauding in my skull and making me drool just a tiny bit as I was brainstorming potential names. My addled brain spit out "dragondrool". I laughed and typed it in. It's been my screen name ever since.

LindaMcGraw16 @dragondrool Ha ha! I don‘t think I knew that! 5mo
dragondrool @LindaMcGraw16 Well now you do. 5mo
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Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
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1. Goldfish meme
2. Sparkling water can
3. YA Realistic fiction
4. A couple of weekends ago
5. Not my thing

BookishTrish 😂 that is DARK. 6mo
dragondrool @BookishTrish Dark, but funny. Pedro (my goldfish)will never get the chance to follow suit. 6mo
LindaMcGraw16 @dragondrool I thought Pedro was Flash‘s goldfish...🤨😆 6mo
dragondrool @LindaMcGraw16 He only started out as Flash's fish. Since then he has relinquished custody. He would've let Pedro die when the condo tanked. He wouldn't have gotten him a palace and rescued him. 6mo
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The pathetic excuse of a filter on Pedro's fish condo conked again. And I love him. So I bought my little buddy a palace. #petsoflitsy

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn

Just as good the third time. Still love the twisted ending.

LindaMcGraw16 Did our discussion about this book prompt the re-read? 9mo
dragondrool Nope. I'm watching it on HBO, and wanted to reread it, but it became our latest pick for book club, so it moved to the front of the line. 9mo
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Origin | Dan Brown
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Now that I've got that pesky classwork out of the way for my teaching certificate renewal I can get back to more posting and less just scrolling. 😊 And more reading. I'm finishing the last few pages of the Connelly so I can also start Origin tonight. It's the new pick for my book club.

LindaMcGraw16 Before you start Origin you could come over and we could have a readathon. You wouldn‘t get much reading in though as the Gupster is here and you‘d get happily distracted! 10mo
Bookworm83 @LindaMcGraw16 @CaitMobley Wouldn‘t a cousin readathon be such fun?? 8mo
LindaMcGraw16 @Bookworm83 Yes, it would!!! 8mo
dragondrool @Bookworm83 It would be grand. But don't expect Linda to pick up The Book Which Shall Not Be Named 😜 8mo
LindaMcGraw16 @dragondrool True. I don‘t have time for that. Rumor has it that parts are sloggy. It‘s all I can do to get through my current “Tome of Great Length!”🎈 (edited) 7mo
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Elephants Can Remember | Agatha Christie
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This is the back of the fabulous book bag my sibling sent me. That's a great big elephant footprint! 🐘

LindaMcGraw16 Clearly, your sibling loves you. 10mo
dragondrool And I love her right back. She is pure magic. 💖 10mo
LindaMcGraw16 Clearly, I‘m not so sure about the magic. 10mo
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery

You all keep mentioning how good this is. I grabbed it off of the book exchange cart at school last year, and knew it was somewhere in a bin. I finally sorted all six big bins after a year because you all kept putting this book on my radar and I wanted to find it. Thanks for the prodding. I'm glad that's done now. And it wasnt as bad as I thought all year. 😊

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1. Green
2. Roadkill pennies
3. I think so.
4. Mystery. Horror. Fantasy. Science fiction.
5. Not picky. Lately I use a lot of hunks of ribbon burned off along the edges.
6. November 13

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m glad you did this!! I‘ve been meaning to and fell asleep!! 12mo
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The Weekend: A Novel | Peter Cameron
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1. Not a lot. Some homework for a recert class. Reading. Maybe a movie.
2. Doughnuts.
3. A textbook on close reading, and The Good Daughter.
4. The. Trees. Have. Leaves. Again. And. There. Is. Sunshine. 😊

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1. Fried Green Tomatoes and The Silence of the Lambs. My top two movies ever.
2. Nay. I can't think of any decent ones at all.
3. I think Guillermo del Toro could do a fantastic adaptation of Robert McCammon's The Wolf's Hour.
4. Open tag.

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Rendezvous With Rama | Arthur Charles Clarke
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1. Loved the Rama series.
2. Atari. We loved Pitfall. And we also had the infamous E.T. game. Also Tetris.
3. Duran Duran. Tears For Fears. A-ha. The Cure. R.E.M..Depeche Mode. Cyndi Lauper. Culture Club.
4. The Breakfast Club. E.T.. Gremlins. Short Circuit. Lots of schlocky horror movies.

CSeydel Omg - the ET game! We have found the one person who actually purchased the ET video game! 😆 13mo
dragondrool Well, actually Mom bought it for us. 😁 13mo
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I went in to check for a new issue of Locus (no go). These two books followed me home.

RaimeyGallant #BookPets :) (edited) 13mo
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Sue Grafton.
Duran Duran.
Probably tea.

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Our latest book club pick. Let's see how many of us get through the heavy-duty page count by one month from today. 😊

dragondrool Finished it Saturday night. Not bad for 771 pages. 14mo
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The Girl Next Door | Jack Ketchum
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1. The Girl Next Door, because it's based on a true event, and the most frightening stories are those that are all too real.
2. The Green Inferno, if it's seen-the-whole-thing. But I have also seen parts of The Human Centipede, and it's equally depraved.
3. Accidently eating the foil and plastic square around my iron pill. It came close to doing me in until we finally sorted it out over three long weeks. Good thing I'm scrappy.
4. No tag.

Betty Wow, that foil and plastic! If you don't mind me asking, how'd you get it out? Surgery or via the natural way on the toilet? 1y
dragondrool Exploratory surgery. I ended up having a small bowel resection, appendectomy, and gallbladder out in one swell foop. It was quite the adventure. 1y
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@Bookworm83 Okay. So I did the how-fast-do-you-read thingie. I got 729 wpm. It goes on to tell me that if I could keep a steady pace, I could finish the Behemoth Which Shall Not Be Named in just 13 hours 26 minutes. Apparently it has no idea how sloggy the war parts are.

Bookworm83 I know, right? I did the speed test and it said I could finish in 20 hours 😂😂😂 1y
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Member of the Family | Dianne Lake
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I'm rather enjoying this one, though nothing beats Helter Skelter. I want to finish it up this weekend, though, since it's due the 31st, and I need to start Little Fires Everywhere, since we're starting a brand new book club at school and it's our inaugural book.

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I want to really like this, but I am halfway through and find myself forcing it, only to accomplish wheel spinning. Gonna do a super-rare bail on this one.

Mdargusch Sorry you are struggling. I loved this book. I had to finish to see what made those two creeps the way they were. 1y
dragondrool @Mdargusch It might well be that it just wasn't the right time for this book. I've got too many books yelling "pick me" at the moment, like they do. 1y
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Yep. Go to pick up one book on hold. End up with three tag-a-longs. There is no such thing as ever catching up. So much for finishing Still Life tonight. #nowwehaveatimecrunch

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I dropped off my books that were due soon. I wasn't going to grab anything else this trip. But the books...they call to me and jump into my grippy appendages!

RaimeyGallant Unavoidable. :) 1y
GypsyKat OMG! The Locke & Key series is so fantastic! 1y
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House of Echoes | Brendan Duffy
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Finally getting around to this one after shuffling it around TBR Mountain for a couplenof years now. I really like the cover of this one. A favorite kind of book for this time of year.

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So amazing, and the illustrations are absolutely fabulous. I may need my own copy.

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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This one was pretty great.

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The Special Ones | Em Bailey
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Weekend pickings...all new from our school library. Murder, cults, and something to do with leprosy. Perfect for the weekend before Halloween. I've also got Hex to finish. Haven't done much reading today, since my angry neck preferred binge-watching Stranger Things. Now that it's settling down I'm digging back in to The Special Ones for bedtime reading.

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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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Hooray! My Barnes and Noble box arrived today! Unfortunately, my 20 percent off coupons didn't arrive until after I ordered these. But the bright side is also hooray...it just forces me to get MORE books with the coupons. 😃

8leagueboot This is such a good stack! 🎃 2y
dragondrool Thanks. I try. 2y
Bookworm83 Darn, you have to buy more books! 2y
dragondrool I did yesterday. I procured three Ray Bradburys (especially 100 stories) and the new Flavia book. And nope, I haven't started the Flavia series yet. For some reason my reading stack keeps getting away from me!😂 2y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Finally getting to The Fireman. Maybe moving along with Hex. Queued up on my Kindle is One Dark Crown. So many choices!

Elisa I know, it‘s impossible to pick! 😁 such a lovely problem to have 😉 I‘m reading One Dark Throne right now, set aside another book to start it! 2y
dragondrool One Dark Throne was the winner. 2y
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Just a few pages in, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to absolutely, positively, desperately NEED to buy my own copy.

GA_Bookworm07 Ive seen others reading this and im wondering if its good 2y
dragondrool It's so much fun! 2y
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Then again...tonight seems like an excellent time to hang with Rocket and Groot.

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Reading this one tonight. I want to read Dear Fahrenheit 451, but can't pick it up at the library until Tuesday, since it's closed today and tomorrow. First world bookish problems.

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Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat | Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber

I picked this based on a blurb I read somewhere, not realizing it was Ms. Pat from the Bob and Tom Show until I started it. I found it to be a quick and fascinating read.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I'm glad I nabbed it from the library and didn't buy it. Wishful Drinking was so much fun, so I had high hopes here. But they fizzled.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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#fivestarpredictions Okay. I am being a rebel and putting six possibles here. I hemmed and hawed and then exercised my inherent right to share the book love. 😆 So there you go, @Bookworm83.

Laalaleighh Loved magpie murders! 2y
Bookworm83 Love it! I wish we lived closer so I could raid your bookshelves 😜 2y
dragondrool @Bookworm83 Imagine the book parties of three you, Cait, and I could muster up! 2y
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Then again...there is another half to my short stack. Navigating the between-books realm is hard when so many great choices are screaming, "Pick me!" All at once. In surround sound. Insistent little buggers.

Smrloomis 😂😂😂 2y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Finished The Child earlier today. Time to dive into another book, likely from this short stack.

Bookworm83 I really enjoyed 2y
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The Child | Fiona Barton
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Figured out who the baby was and who both parents were very early on. The twist at the end was interesting.

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The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie
Mehso-so

#agathachristieclub I suspected that I would end up ditching the re-read of this one and...yep. I got about seventy pages in this go around. I'm just not a fan of Christie's thrillers. I also find Tommy and Tuppence more tolerable in the murder mysteries.

youngreadrshelf While I love Agatha, Tommy and Tuppence aren't my favs. 2y
dragondrool Same here. I give myself credit for having gotten through the first time. Give me Poirot or Marple any day. 2y
Bookworm83 That's how I feel, too. I'm not going to finish it, either. On to the next! 2y
Booksnchill Try the BBC adaptation with David Walliams- is it available in the US? Don't know but it is fun! 2y
dragondrool @Booksnchill I might have to look for it. 2y
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A Thorn Among the Lilies | Michael Hiebert

I think I figured out why I'm a bit iffy about this series. By premise, they want to be thrillers. By writing style and dialogue, they read like a cozy. These books straddle the two subgenres, commiting to neither. And the stereotypical "reckon" and g-dropping dialogue is grating after a while. I like thrillers and cozies, but these are too hybrid. I think that's my issue with them.

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A Thorn Among the Lilies | Michael Hiebert
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The premise was good. The execution, not so much. The clues all seemed to jump out in flashing neon. There just wasn't much depth. The stereotypical speech patterns were more wearing than in the first two books. If book four isn't any better I might have to bail on the series as a whole.

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Going to finish this one up tonight. I almost did last night (or rather very early this morning) when my wonky neck-shoulder-migraine combo threw me an impromptu insomnia party, but I was too restless. This book is amazingly good. Not at all my usual fare, but I can't quit reading it.

Laalaleighh Do you know what your wonky neck shoulder migraine combo is caused by? 2y
dragondrool Yep. It's just fallout from an old whiplash injury. 2y
Bookworm83 I remember you having this book with you when you came out for Duran Duran!! 2y
dragondrool @Bookworm83 Yep. I read it in three spurts over two years. I'm surprised I didn't finish it in that one initial spurt. It was fabulous. 2y
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Pickle Barrel! Got my Dragonslayer sandwich, chips, root beer, and my book. For the record, this is one-third of a whole sandwich. You get bang for the buck. #cravings

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It wasn't until about halfway through this book before they really started reading together. I think the title Reflecting With Patrick might be a bit more apropos. It addresses more of his notebook writing and poetry memorization than the reading. Overall, I left it wanting less of Kuo's ponderings on her life choices and more about her actual interactions with Patrick. I lean a little towards a so-so but am going to hesitantly rate it a pick.

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It | Stephen King
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Friday night grownup beverage, garlic and jalapeno-stuffed olives, and the evening's reading pile. Good end to the day.