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jessinikkip

jessinikkip

Joined April 2018

29. He/Him. DEAF. Author. Book Blogger. Anxious mess.
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How was everyone else's week?

This week mom got out of the hospital and is doing PT at a nursing home. She of course can't wait to get home.

I visited a new library in a neighboring city and it was a beautiful place.

I had a doctor visit to look at X-rays and was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis - something that won't get better and the best to hope is staying the same.

#whatsnewwednesday

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life @TieDyeDude

dabbe Hope all of you are feeling better soon. 💙🩵💙 2w
julieclair Sounds like a week of highs and lows. 💙 2w
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Death Cure | James Dashner
Mehso-so

Finished this one up on the way to visit my ma today and this series just keeps going downhill for me. I'm going to try the prequel novels but this one just didn't do it for me much.

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Okay, I'm not going to say that reading in this hammock swing is the MOST comfortable thing but I also won't say that it's not either. Been dealing with a lot and it's nice to have this comfy spot to tuck up and read

#LitsyLove

RedxoHearts I love reading in my hammock. I recently had to get a new one and went with a hammock chair instead. It's even more comfortable I think 3w
AmyG If I read in a hammock I‘d be asleep before I finished page 1. Hope life gets a bit easier for you. (edited) 3w
jessinikkip @AmyG I did pretty good at staying awake until I got the pillow behind my head. Then I was sound asleep for a bit 😂 3w
jessinikkip @RedxoHearts oooh that sounds comfy! 3w
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This book took me a long while to get through but it was good. I've always enjoyed Lizzie Borden books since I was a lot younger. This one was very well written and the author does a great job citing each and every source so now I have even more books to look for!

TheLudicReader I am also fascinated with Lizzie Borden. 2mo
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Slowly but surely my journal is being taken over by stickers that are misspelled or look misspelled and I oddly love it

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In the saga of my ADD being weird, I asked my wife if she could reach the library books from where she was already getting something. When asked why I said "Because, I Don't Want to Kill You..." before getting distracted.

She was like "uhh... Good but... What?"

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Mr. Monster | Dan Wells
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Every time I get into this book, here comes the snuggle bug to try and read over my shoulder. At least this is comfortable

tpixie Such a sweet puppy 🐶 #DogsOfLitsy 4mo
jessinikkip @tpixie Yes he is! He's a big lazy old man who just wants to hang out in the bed all day. 4mo
tpixie @jessinikkip I can relate to that! 😛 4mo
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Megabooks Sweet!! 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
Hooked_on_books What a super cute snuggler! 🐶❤️ 4mo
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Reading Patient Zero while sitting in the ER waiting room with a friend. Perhaps a little too perfect that I'd just picked up this to read

Texreader Hoping your friend isn‘t patient zero 🙏🏻? Everything ok? 6mo
jessinikkip @Texreader here for an allergic reaction that wouldn't calm down. They're in the back now being seen and I'm just sitting here reading 6mo
Texreader @jessinikkip Oh gosh that‘s so worrying! How nice of you to be with them now! 6mo
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Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Pickpick

This one was good. Still a pick. But a lot of the series I found is a loop. Everything's fine, something goes wrong, there's a puzzle with 4 parts, they solve the puzzle, there's a bad guy reveal, some family drama, bad guy loses, everything's fine, repeat.

But at least it was JUST different enough to keep my attention and remain a pick.

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Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes

"My mind is more like a roller coaster inside a labyrinth buried in an MC Escher painting that's riding on another roller coaster..."

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Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes

"There's no such thing as fighting dirty if you win."

Rushed off to my mom's when we got a phone call of her and stepdad crying and him asking us to come sit with her. Gives a chance to try and read some

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Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Pretty good follow up to the first book. It took me ages to finish while taking my mom to her many appointments but I finally finished. So many twists and turns I didn't see coming

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Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Pickpick

So far so good. I have been really enjoying this book and I'm moving on to the second one soon

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Mehso-so

This book was pretty good, I couldn't tell who did it until the big reveal at the end. However, it was a lot of speculation and who had divorced who and talks of a colonoscopy and bad hair dye jobs. Overall good if you want a middle aged female main character and all the angst with it but not if you want a murder mystery

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Honestly, I just love this book every time I read it and every time I see the movie. The thought of a father having to make that decision about their kid - knowing you could bring them back but also knowing the cost... I couldn't be the one to make it.

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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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I don't expect to end up loving this as much as I did. I think with any other ending, I'd have felt differently, but it wrapped up quite beautifully. Many lines stood out and a few places I left little notes on postits. Thanks to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the chance to read. It's ready to move on any time 💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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TW - mention of suicide

This book didn't start how I expected but I'm enjoying it. I find I can relate a bit too much to Nora. I can't wait to see where this journey takes her

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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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My book journal and I are finally ready for this read from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

It's taken me ages to actually get to this. I love the highlighter strips, such a great idea

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you enjoy it 🧡💙 12mo
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Mother's Day | Ron Vincent
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I have to share something different, but I think it has to be the time I was acting like a wierdo (as usual) and my poor frustrated mother went "You could just... Act HUMAN!"

I don't think I've managed it but it's been a funny story to look back on and laugh about with her

#MothersAdvice #LitsyLove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StayCurious

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lol! Love it! 13mo
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Under the Dome | King, Stephen
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Why is this book over 1000 pages?? Guess I'll be here a while

LiseWorks Lol, I'm reading the Stand. Another chunkster 13mo
jessinikkip @LiseWorks Oof if I remember right, that one is even longer than this one 13mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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@Mjm1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Got this beauty in my box today when I checked the mail. My wife is hiring whoever packed this to help with Christmas! It took ages to get into and she always jokes I open presents too quick 😂

Mjm1 Lol I got mad tape skills 13mo
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Book 2/100

Buddy reading this with a friend. I'm not sure how I'll feel about it. It's one of Picoult's few that I've never read before. We will see

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Carrie | Stephen King
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Book 1/100
Stephen King Challenge is off to a good start with January's pick of Carrie. I've apparently owned my copy since 2011. Although I haven't read it like It or Dreamcatcher which I've had to replace more than once, it's still a good book every time

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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Your package got here and I picked it up today. I had to run in to get it and was able to today. This is gorgeous, I was so excited to see it all wrapped. 💜 Also glad to know my PO box troubles are officially over and I can get cards/packages

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! I‘m happy it made it this time!! Happy New Year 🎊🎈🎆 1y
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LiseWorks @Beatlefan129

I got your letters in the mail today when I finally went out

@HeathHof I sent the book and it's estimated 12/12 to be there

For any other #LitsyLove members, my PO Box was broken and I've no idea if any cards were missing because of it or what's going on. But they'll hold any I get from now until it's fixed

HeathHof Thanks Jesse! I'll keep an eye out for it! @iread2much did you get the book I sent? 1y
jessinikkip Good and enjoy it! I'm not in a rush to get The Immortalists back if y'all need more time or whatever, I'd rather y'all enjoy it than rush. And I'll get finished with The Year of the Witching soon. Work slowed me way down on it 1y
LiseWorks That's great 1y
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Beatlefan129 No worries at all 1y
iread2much So sorry to read about the break in. They are on the rise here too. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you got your package 🤞🤞 1y
jessinikkip @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn't go out today, had a huge migraine but I have to tomorrow so I'll check and let you know! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jessinikkip is hope you are feeling better ❤️‍🩹 1y
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Going ahead and giving this recommendation a try. It's a reverse harem but a friend who really knows me recommended it so I hope I will like it.

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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Finally getting a chance to send out a few replies to letters in got through #LitsyLove

Did I steal my son's dinosaur cards? Why yes, yes I did. Anything to get writing to my friends again.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LiseWorks @Beatlefan129

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Did you get my letter? 1y
jessinikkip @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I did! I'll be dropping the reply in the mail tomorrow to you :) 1y
LiseWorks What cute cards! 1y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I'm about half through with my book for #LitsyLoveWritesNBooks and I'm enjoying it. It's different than I expected. I also have left an envelope with a note about me and some extra pages for my fellow team mates to tell me about them or whatever they want to share as well, so the letters can stay with the book when I get it back. So excited for all of this😀 @RinaBrahmbhattBarot @iread2much @HeathHof

HeathHof That's a good idea! 2y
iread2much That‘s a very sweet idea! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome idea!!! 2y
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@iread2much @HeathHof @RinaBrahmbhattBarot

I could not, would not, can not narrow it to only 4. Blame the two on the left I couldn't decide, so I leave it in your capable hands to pick one or even say you hate them all, I can do this all week I have like 400 books I need to read, I'm sure we can decide on one of them 🤣

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HeathHof My vote goes to the immortalists. 2y
iread2much I read fast food nation in undergrad, it‘s fascinating and I would be excited to reread it. Otherwise I would also like to the immortalists 2y
jessinikkip Sounds like we are reading The Immortalists unless @RinaBrahmbhattBarot has any major complaints on it 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot I am ok with the majority :) 2y
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This entire year has been slowly sliding downhill until it was like an avalanche. To my #LitsyLove friends, I am so sorry I just fell away. I'd love to come back and write again. Hopefully this year can pick up soon

UwannaPublishme Wishing you better days ahead! We‘re here for you. 🤗❤️ 2y
Bookwormjillk I hope you‘re on the upswing soon 🤗 2y
kspenmoll It‘s good to hear from you. Sending wishes & hugs for better days coming to you. 💙❤️💚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No worries!! I hope things start looking up soon!! ❤️ 2y
DivineDiana Hope you are feeling better and back to Litsy soon! 2y
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Fleas | Kristin Petrie
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My crazy dog Little Man enjoying his Christmas flea from @HufflepuffGirl90

He absolutely loves it amd I had to pry it away for the big photo. He stared and stared until I gave it back. He snuggled it for a nap earlier. My son's already run off with his book. My wife has already decided Pennywise will be "NOWHERE NEAR THAT BED" ? We planned for a rough Christmas after struggling with COVID so I cant say thank you enough for the perfect choices.

DGRachel The Flea! I bought so many of those for my Akita when I first got her (soooo many years ago) 2y
jessinikkip @DGRachel I had never seen the flea anywhere around here. Its so funny we always ask him if his toys have fleas when he nibbles them, so its perfect for him 😄 2y
Julies_Bookshelf_Adventures Yay!! I‘m so glad he likes it!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Just checking on you! 2y
jessinikkip @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey, things havent been going too good. We got over COVID just to never fully recover to how we were. Ear infections and allergies and a whole lot of mental health stuff. But I did chuckle when I just got a letter from @aroc that was postmarked Sept 2021 but Injust got it today 6 minths later 😂 2y
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Generous Gifts | Various
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A huge thanks to @HufflepuffGirl90 for the excellent gifts! Not pictured is delicious candy, bookmarks and a card to go with these books, pins, ornament, a book for my son, Pennywise (who my wife already requested NEVER face our bed) and a flea for my dog. Funny story, he nibbles toys and we always ask if it has fleas, now he has a big flea!

Julies_Bookshelf_Adventures I‘m so glad you liked everything!!! I had so much fun shopping for you and your family! 2y
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What is it about being sick that makes me crochet like crazy? The COVID is slowly getting better. If I could find some energy and stop coughing Id be good. I havent been reading but certainly been crafting! This is the second scarf since Tuesday.

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

CarolynM Get well soon💐 2y
jessinikkip @CarolynM Thank you! We are slowly getting better, if only I could find some energy I think Id do good. But no overdoing it, so crochet until I feel better it'll be! 💜 2y
kspenmoll I am glad you have crocheting to do while you heal. So sorry you & your family are sick. 💜 2y
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Dragon That‘s a very pretty scarf , take care of yourself, get well soon 💐 2y
MatchlessMarie Hope you are on the mend soon! I got it in October and I think I drank my weight in chicken noodle soup while waiting for my sense of taste/smell to come back 🍜 ❤️ 2y
StayCurious Aw so sorry to hear you are unwell - please take care of you! 2y
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A #HolidayCraft I have been working on while sick. I never knew that being super sick woukd make me want to crochet but here we are, making a scarf. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

Dilara Get well soon! 2y
Bookwormjillk I love those colors. 2y
Chrissyreadit Nice project! Hope you feel better soon! 2y
StayCurious looks great! 2y
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Selfie Scavenger Hunt, my favorite place to read is anywhere this fellow can curl up with me. Especially starting this month off COVID positive, I dont feel good and I'll take all the snuggles I can get

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

Reggie Oof, I hope you feel better! 2y
TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2y
Dodi Hope you feel better soon. 2y
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jessinikkip Thank y'all! We fortunately had been fully vaccinated so its ot as bad as it could be. Mostly congested and SO tired. Coughing if Im active at all and taste is abit weird but more like with the flu not just gone. So I keep telling myself, we are lucky, it could be a lot worse 2y
Bookwormjillk Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2y
wordslinger42 I hope that you feel better soon 💜💜 2y
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon 2y
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Waiting to Be Read | Jonika Antoinette Haynes
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My TBR for this month might have some more books but I really want to clear my NetGalley shelf before 2022 begins. My wife and I are both COVID positive so what better relaxation than to read?

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious I hope you both get better soon! Take care of yourself! 2y
kspenmoll Take care- so sorry to hear you have Covid, 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Holidays can be hard for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. If any of you out there need to talk, to vent, to chat or just meed a little pick me up or distraction this holiday season - Reach Out. Use the #HolidayHugs or you can tag me if you want to talk right to me. I'll be here for all of you.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 3y
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Final tally for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @StayCurious

Week 3 I didnt get too much, mostly I didnt feel good so we lounged and watched spooky shows and movies all day. I tried a come back for the end and did pretty good.

StayCurious You did awesome! 3y
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So my son was telling his teacher about how we've been watching a TON of spooky stuff and reading spooky books while we packed up my books upstairs and how many I had to keep vs giveaway... Which led to them asking him "Does he have a book about...(random topic here)?" And Im not awake enough for this to be how the day goes.

I might have to ban him from participating in spooky stuff for #Scarathlon2021 with me ???? @StayCurious @CrowvanHalen

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I wasnt sure at first how I felt about reading a novel that actually focused on COVID and the quarantine but this one sounds so good, I think I will like it.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious #Bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
jessinikkip Hey, @IndoorDame I saw you stacked this to read. Did you want me to send it to you when I'm done? Its an ARC copy and I underlined some things for my review but Im happy to pass along. 3y
IndoorDame @jessinikkip that would be awesome! Thank you so much! I grew up in New Rochelle, so I‘m really interested in reading this one. What‘s your email? I‘ll send my address. 3y
jessinikkip @IndoorDame Of course, I'm always interested in reading books set around my home town too. Just shoot me your address to jpresgraves@ferrum.edu and I'll semd it on when I'm finished up 3y
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Gathering Blue | Lois Lowry
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I really liked this book. I like The Giver so I was sure I would. Apparently there are more that look at some of these characters too? Im gonna need to read those too.

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100 Points | Quig Shelby
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Points update for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious

Not as good this week as last, but I had a decent amount of both migraine and mental health things going on. Im just happy I made it this far.

StayCurious The important thing is to take care of you and enjoy yourself - you're doing amazing! 3y
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Curse of Crater House | Rose Arcadia
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Jocelyn looked out the passenger side window and thought, This is where you go to receive a head in a box.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Stacked!! 3y
behudd That is a great first line! 3y
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Status Update | Annabeth Albert
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Week 1 Points update for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

I made it to 9,873 points this week. The first game being anagrams 100% helped with the points this week.

@StayCurious

sharread What is the name of that app of the photos you have. It's fun. 3y
jessinikkip @sharread What do you mean, like this one? Most of my images that arent like photos I took or the book cover I made myself. This one I found the Among Us guys as a coloring sheet free, then used a paint software to color them and add all the text 3y
sharread @jessinikkip yea that's it Among Us it's fun. We should get a group from Litsy to play. 🤣🤣🤣 3y
StayCurious great job! 3y
jessinikkip @sharread I agree, I love the game so much. 3y
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Demon King | Elizabeth Briggs

Been reading a lot of kids spooky books today and yesterday. Now back to my #bookspin list and this is the next one chosen by the wheel. Also a good paranormal theme for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Up next is this book for a blog tour. I meant to post this earlier but I totally forgot. Its not on my book spin list but works great for #Scarathlon2021

Moonprismpower Oooh this cover is cool. 3y
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Oh my God, this book. This is the month of books that leave me so stunned apparently. A young girl has a seizure to wake and find her friend killed by a train. But cant remember if she was pushed or if it was an accident. I never saw any of the later plot coming!

Another regular read but a dang good one for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @staycurious and book 2/25 for #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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The random wheel has selected this as my next book. It really wants me to read off theme books for #Scarathlon2021 doesnt it? But oh well, it is at least clearing my TBR and getting through the #bookspinbingo

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Hide | Nell Pattison
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Oh my God this book was absolutely amazing. When a trip to see some birds ends in one man dead and another the killer, you'll never guess who is the bad guy and why. And even when you find out who was the killer, theres even more behind it! That ending was perfect.

Just a regular off theme book for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @StayCurious and Book 1/25 for #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Anagrams | Lorrie Moore
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I have been in such a reading slump the past couple days but I took that time to work out some anagrams for #TeamHendrix for our week 1 game. Anagrams are one thing I am really good at. Two days of work led to 930 words and I finally feel up to reading a bit more now.

#Scarathlon2021 @StayCurious

Clwojick Amazing 🤩 3y
Chrissyreadit Impressive 😍 3y
jessinikkip @Clwojick @Chrissyreadit Thank you :) having a lot of letters to work with and a lot of free time certainly helped me out with it 3y
Traci1 Nice! 3y
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