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jenniferw88

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A Calamity of Souls | David Baldacci
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squirrelbrain 🎉🎉🎉 3d
BarbaraBB Thanks for posting, inspiring to see your choices! 3d
Megabooks Thank you!! 3d
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First, they saw a lobster pushing Mesolithic worked-stone tools out of its burrow - 'the first known Mesolithic archaeological excavation carried out by a member of the lobster community', as the Isle of Wight's county archaeologist David Tomalin put it wryly in the report he wrote up later.

😂😂😂

Aimeesue 😂😂😂 6d
Sace 😆 🦞 1d
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Here are my 4 nominations for #camplitsy24 @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain

(The Last Boat Home is really local to me, so I may be slightly biased in nominating this one!)

BarbaraBB You created a shortlist of your longlist fast 🤣🤣! Thanks for participating 💕 1w
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB, haha! One wasn't even on it! 1w
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jenniferw88 This is giving me Jane Eyre vibes! 1w
squirrelbrain Great list! 1w
Megabooks Nice choices!! 1w
TheBookHippie These look good. 1w
Caroline2 Great selection 😃 1w
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Librarybelle Looks very interesting! 1w
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Librarybelle Lots of prompts covered! 2w
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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen, Liliuokalani | Liliuokalani (Queen of Hawaii)
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Congratulations, @DebinHawaii, on reaching 500K!

My 5 things:
1. JAFFA!
2. Coffee & chocolate
3. Books and Litsy
4. My parents
5. Knowing that I'm going to Gladstone's Library in 6 months' time!

#500kgiveaway

RaeLovesToRead 5/ 💃💃💃💃💃 3w
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Paperback
Both
Historical
Both
Coffee
Both
Print

Tagging anyone who wants to play!

Eggs 🩷💜🩷 3w
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Bookbuyingaddict Oh please 🙄 no more about j k Rowling the poor woman has been hounded and she‘s given millions of children so much joy over the years she‘s a genius . I happen to agree with her points of view , she was standing up for US her sex “women “ who‘s rights - confirmed by the UN - look it up ! Are going backwards . She‘s not denying anyone their rights just protecting womens rights - definition a woman DOES NOT have a penis! Book talk only please 🙏 3w
5feet.of.fury ⬆️🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️trans women are women, people‘s gender expression does not negatively impact women‘s right in the slightest no matter what *check notes* Robert Galbraith has to say about it. 3w
Amiable Great ideas for prompts, @jenniferw88 ! And amen, @5feet.of.fury . 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
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Deblovestoread Fantastic, Jenny! 💜 3w
BookmarkTavern @5feet.of.fury Hear, hear! 🙌🏻 3w
jenniferw88 @5feet.of.fury I just used her as an example - I might read Lethal White, but I couldn't think of another 'problematic' author. 3w
5feet.of.fury @jenniferw88 HP Lovecraft is another potential! 3w
Amiable @jenniferw88 Orson Scott Card is another one 3w
slategreyskies @5feet.of.fury well said! Thank you! 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍⚧️ 3w
Bookbuyingaddict @5feet.of.fury @Amiable @slategreyskies anyone can be anyone but not at the expense of another group. What‘s wrong with saying women menstruate rather than calling us menstruators? And why people with a cervix ? People don‘t have a cervix a woman does and why is everyone so angry ??every person is also entitled to an opinion and freedom of speech. 2w
slategreyskies @Karons1 Don‘t tag me just to argue. 2w
slategreyskies ^^^the comment above was directed to the user who made the comment above me and then changed their screen name after I commented. Just FYI to anyone else who was tagged. 2w
Amiable @Bookbuyingaddict Freedom of speech doesn't come without consequences. Go ahead and express your opinion. The rest of us have the right to express ours in response. @slategreyskies Totally agree! 2w
Bookbuyingaddict Hold on what is going on here ? Is everyone beating me up because i made a comment just an opinion and no @slategreyskies I changed my username to fit in with another account so do not make assumptions or bully me, why would you make that assumption? You don‘t know me you know nothing about me at all. Why do women turn on women when we should be supporting each other against misogyny. @amiable yes your right & freedom is extremely important in (edited) 2w
Bookbuyingaddict Everything, speech , movement , opinions. Sometimes anger is a good thing as it starts a dialogue and change (women‘s right to vote etc ) as the wonderful novelist marian Keyes said in an interview at the weekend , anger is good bitterness is not. I do not like to see anyone being hounded on either side of this debate. The trans community Iv interacted with in the uk are all lovely people , there are however a small minority of mostly men taking 2w
Bookbuyingaddict Advantage in gaps in the law in the uk , maybe in the rest of the world who knows , for their own evil gains. For example convicted rapist deciding to identify as a woman with no checks , he was moved to a female prison where he then raped 7 inmates and a prison guard. Another - man using female changing rooms pretending to identify as a woman, sexual assaulted 2 girls. So that was my point ,about keeping some spaces safe and exclusive for women. (edited) 2w
Bookbuyingaddict @slategreyskies id be grateful if you‘d kindly remove your comments about me in your message above 👆 above and changing my user name you‘ve made it very personal and rather nasty and I‘m very upset 2w
Bookbuyingaddict We are like books. Most people only see our cover, the minority read only the introduction, many people believe the critics. Ps im also changing my profile photo but nothing to do with this 👆 2w
Bookbuyingaddict No Personal Attacks

As of April 2019, Litsy has adopted LibraryThing's rule prohibiting personal attacks against other Litsy members. If you must criticize, criticize words and ideas, not people. Name-calling is included within personal attacks. We know people get angry and make mistakes. Egregious and repeat offenders will be barred from Litsy. Please note that one violation of this policy does not excuse another.
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TheBookHippie People feel this way about Shel Silverstein, Ronald Dahl, some children‘s classics and many books written 1800/1900 . Sometimes you read along and go WOE. I love Hemingway‘s writings but 😵‍💫😝 he is problematic too. Interesting challenge lots to think about. 1w
TheBookHippie @5feet.of.fury I‘m lost now as I have no cervix… couldn‘t resist. People … it‘s NOT PIE. Rights for one does NOT take away rights for all. Could take away your privilege of being the only one with rights and if that‘s a problem the issue is you. ✌🏼☮️ peace love and light from the resident hippie 😊 (edited) 1w
5feet.of.fury @TheBookHippie heyyy idk if I got tagged by mistake. Xoxo 😘 I couldn‘t agree with you more. ♥️🏳️‍🌈 1w
5feet.of.fury No one personally attacked karons (I didn‘t even tag, I just wanted the first comment to not be the last) this whole @im being persecuted bc someone slightly disagreed with me is so funny 1w
TheBookHippie @5feet.of.fury right?! Yes I meant you because you just were stating a fact and whew…. 1w
5feet.of.fury @TheBookHippie 😂 ♥️ I didn‘t read a lot of the comments because she said she didn‘t want to fight… whoops 😅 1w
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Best book for March!

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BarkingMadRead I love these books! I found the first 9 in 3 anthologies at a used book store! 4w
ShelleyBooksie Amazing series. Harry and friends are awesome. 4w
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kwmg40 I love this series. The characters are great, especially Bob the skull. 4w
Librarybelle Always fun to find a new series! 4w
julesG I really liked this series. 4w
TheAromaofBooks I LOVED this author's Codex Alera and have had this series on my radar foreverrrrr 4w
BookBr This happened to me when I read this book! 4w
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Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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#roll100 pick for April. @PuddleJumper

LiteraryinLawrence I really liked this book back when I read it! 4w
Cathythoughts Sounds good. Stacked. 4w
PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 4w
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How to Say Babylon | Safiya Sinclair
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Librarybelle Good to know…I have this on my list yo read for the women‘s prize NF. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve heard this is an amazing book. But the abuse bit is why I won‘t be reading it. But I‘m really glad so many people are appreciating it! 1mo
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BarbaraBB You finished it! 👍🏽 1mo
Kristy_K Good to know about the content warnings. I‘m on the fence about this one b/c sometimes that becomes too much for me. (edited) 1mo
jenniferw88 @Kristy_K, it's probably not for you then, as although I wasn't triggered, it definitely could for some people - I did find myself pausing it just after the tougher parts. I'm also pretty sure I've missed some triggers, but I think I've got the majority of the main ones listed here. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Librarybelle I need to read this one! 1mo
5feet.of.fury So good! 1mo
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"In eighteenth-century North America, Benjamin Franklin - who owned a firm that printed money for the colonies - hit on the idea of misspelling Pennsylvania on official currency on the grounds that forgers would spell it correctly and the notes could easily be spotted as counterfeit, but that only went so far."

Aimeesue 😂 1mo
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Selected Poems and Songs | Robert R Burns
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TheBookHippie Wow!!! Brava!!! 🌸🪻🌺🌷🌻🌼🌹 2mo
Captivatedbybooks Ooo i missed this one! 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Chrissyreadit you are fast! 2mo
AllDebooks So pretty 😍 2mo
jenniferw88 @Chrissyreadit to be fair, I'd already bought the cards, stickers, and washi tape - I only had to print the poem out. 2mo
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛 2mo
kspenmoll Mine arrived today! Thank you for the poem! When we read/taught Of Mice & Men we started with this poem…” The best laid schemes o‘ Mice an‘Men…” 😀 1mo
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Selected Poems and Songs | Robert R Burns
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Do you think this is spring-y enough?! 🤣🤣🤣 #naturalitsyspringeequinox @TheBookHippie @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit

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Selected Poems and Songs | Robert R Burns
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Spending the day writing #naturalitsyspringequinox cards. Already had to rewrite one as I forgot to enclose the poem 🤦🏻‍♀️

@TheBookHippie @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit

TheBookHippie 🙃🙂🙃 2mo
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 2mo
AllDebooks ❤️🌷❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll So pretty! 1mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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The best book for February is Some People Need Killing by Patricia Evangelista, but Matrix is using a bonus space, as it was very close between them.

#readingbracket2024

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A Caribbean Mystery | Agatha Christie
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#roll100 @PuddleJumper

Decided to just post the book I hope to get to this month.

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Contents page!

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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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#bookreport Started and finished the top 3.

#weeklyforecast Finish Storm Front, Continue Restoration Britain, Start The Dictionary People, and maybe How to Say Babylon.

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Leniverse Oh good. I think I might make this my non-fiction for March. 2mo
jenniferw88 @Leniverse, it's definitely interesting and frustrating - I learnt a lot about the Philippines, but it is hard-going in places because of the subject matter. 2mo
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rockpools I thought this was really well done. But I had to read it mega-fast (for me) so as not to become bogged down in it. It‘s a lot!! 2mo
ShyBookOwl I just had a similar experience with My Heart is a Chainsaw 🖤 2mo
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JenniferEgnor Just checked this one out from the library the other day. 2mo
Librarybelle I‘m hoping to read this from the Women‘s Nonfiction Prize! 2mo
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jenniferw88 @JenniferEgnor @Librarybelle, I think you'll get more out of it than I did - American history does affect me emotionally, but this book wasn't as impactful as I'd hoped (unlike tagged or Ibram X Kendi's work). 2mo
rockpools …and I‘m hoping my hold for this comes in today 🤞 2mo
rockpools Also, we need a hashtag! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

Finished Matrix
Continued The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
Started tagged.

Apart from continuing tagged, I don't know what else.

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#threelistthursday several days late @dabbe

1. Grease
2. We Will Rock You
3. The Greatest Showman

Disney version (they're a bit like a musical!):
1. Pocahontas
2. The Little Mermaid
3. The Aristocats

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 You bet Disney counts! So many good ones, too! Thanks for sharing! ❤️💜🩷 2mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Librarybelle I really liked this one! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this book! It was on my best of the year list the year I read it. 2mo
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#motivationalmonday @Cupcake12

1. I walked into Broadstone yesterday to return some clothes and to look in the charity shops, and have a hair appt later this week.

2. Nope.

3. In no particular order: Wizard Detective, Prioress, Tourist.

Cupcake12 Thanks for joining in. Have a great week x 2mo
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#bookreport
Started & finished Damaged Goods
Hibernated Notes on an Execution
Started Matrix, Storm Front & Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

#weeklyforecast
Finish Matrix & possibly Storm Front
Continue Time Traveller.

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Damaged Goods | Talia Hibbert
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

Finished What Writers Read & A Taste for Poison.

Start Notes on an Execution

LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed Notes on an Execution!! 3mo
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@BarbaraBB , you're probably not that interested, but here are the prompts I've completed for #aty24 so far! I've tagged the book you can't see the title of.

BarbaraBB I am very interested! Thanks for sharing this! I will share mine too, we already have three in common! 3mo
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#aty24 #numberintitle @BarbaraBB (as you're the only Litten I know who does this challenge 😆😜)

BarbaraBB I am doing it again indeed! Will tag you from now on too! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books A book about books is hard to resist! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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It's easily my favourite book of the month! #readingbracket2024

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#bookreport and #weeklyforecast

Finished:
John Aubrey, My Own Life

Started and finished:
The Body on the Doorstep
Lapidarium

Started:
What Writers Read

Continue:
What Writers Read

Start:
???

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Lindy I read this one slowly, just one or two stones at a time. I think you are correct that it‘s better in print. 3mo
Librarybelle I have such a hard time listening to nonfiction. I can listen to memoirs and travelogues, but everything else…I prefer print. 3mo
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jenniferw88 @Librarybelle I'm the opposite - I find my mind wandering if I listen to fiction, unless it grips me from the beginning or the narrator is good. I still prefer print over audio, though! 3mo
Librarybelle I love how everyone responds differently to books and formats! 😁 3mo
jenniferw88 @Lindy, I think I should have only read a few stones at a time, too! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle so funny because non fiction is easier for me to listen to! 3mo
Crazeedi I'm going to look for this one! 3mo
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@PuddleJumper ##roll100 for February

I'm aiming to get to the tagged, but January didn't really happen, so who knows? 😂

PuddleJumper I really enjoy this series. I'm still ignoring the latest book 🤣 I don't want it to end 3mo
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#naturalitsy #midwintersolace @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

I'm not sure, but this is either the first book that got me into this area or one of the first. It's a fascinating look at the octopus, and Peter quickly became an auto-buy author for me.

TheBookHippie Oooo. 3mo
DebinHawaii This looks amazing! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Im super late but you won the last Friday night share for Midwinter solace! i will send out your prize ASAP ❤️ 2mo
jenniferw88 @Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 Thank you! 2mo
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The Body on the Doorstep | A. J. MacKenzie
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I really got a sense of place and time in this book, but it was only when I read the author's note at the end that I realised some of the characters were based on real people!

Tagging @RaeLovesToRead for #pop24 #abookwheresomeonediesinthefirstchapter !

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I tried to do a #bookerdozen @vivastory , but out of the ones I've read (18 + 2 bails), these 3 are the only ones that stood out. There's plenty more of them on the list that I want to read eventually, though 😂😂😂!

vivastory I was just looking at my copy of Jonathan Strange the other week thinking I should give it another shot after bailing on it a few years ago lol. 3mo
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Apart from a couple of historical inaccuracies (which you'd probably only spot if you know the period as well as I do), this has helped me clarify some ideas for my writing project.

#52bookclub24 #hasastickeronthecover - removed, actually.

@BarbaraBB @Kristy_K @LaraReads @KarenUK @Hooked_on_books @BarkingMadRead @brittanyreads @Magpiegem @BookBelle84 @Larkken @julesG @Deblovestoread @MidnightBookListener @Librarybelle @triplem80 @Tove_Reads

Librarybelle That‘s a shame about the historical inaccuracies, especially for a book like this one. I guess a bookish pet peeve of mine are historical inaccuracies, especially in nonfiction. That‘s probably the historian coming out of me too - check your facts! 😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
jenniferw88 @Librarybelle to be fair, the author does describe her account of Aubrey's diary as: "discursive descriptions of events and conversations within specific months or years based on his writing and correspondence; shorter notes about personal events that occurred on particular days; and entries providing brief accounts of public events which begin 'On this day'", but it's still annoying. 3mo
Librarybelle At least she provides a disclaimer of sorts! 3mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

Finished:
The Wager
You Have Arrived At Your Destination
The Book of Cold Cases

Continued:
John Aubrey, My Own Life

Hibernated:
The Memoirs of Cleopatra

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Librarybelle On my to read list! 3mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve been postponing this one and reading your review, I think for a reason! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books I love Grann and love an adventure story, but this one was a little lackluster for me, too. I‘m with you on not quite getting the hype. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
cariashley I struggled with this audio too, felt like I was the only one! Just couldn‘t get into it. 3mo
BarbaraBB Worth the read 🙌🏽 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3mo
Librarybelle I‘m not familiar with this one by him! 3mo
Crazeedi I've not seen this one! But I love this author!! 3mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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jenniferw88 by Diana Setterfield could be the other book 3mo
rubyslippersreads @jenniferw88 One of my favorites. 3mo
mom2bugnbee I recently discovered her & have enjoyed everything I've read! This one was particularly good. 3mo
Librarybelle I love her books! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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