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kaykay521

kaykay521

Joined September 2016

Abibliophobia: the fear of running out of reading material
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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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Mira is desperate to get home to her mother for Christmas. When her flight is canceled she accepts a ride with a group of college students. Before long the roads are dangerous and icy, people‘s personal belongings are disappearing and things get dangerous fast. Little does Mira know someone in the car is deliberately sabotaging the trip.

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Girls with Bright Futures | Tracy Dobmeier, Wendy Katzman
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The stakes are high in this book about ultra competitive families trying to get their daughters into Stanford. A good look into the lengths the elite will go to make it to the top.

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Hush Little Baby | R. H. Herron
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Good twisty thriller about a pregnant woman who has strange things start to happen around her. At first she figures it‘s just baby brain making her forgetful but it soon becomes evident that someone is trying to spook her. I enjoyed this and read it in about 2 days.

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Tik-Tok of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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Hey fellow book lovers, after much convincing from my husband and sister I created a tik tok. I‘ve only got one video up and it‘ll be mostly bookish content, library life, cats and jigsaw puzzles. I‘d love a follow and if you have a tik tok I‘d follow back. Happy reading 📚💗🌻

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There were parts of this book I loved, and other parts I‘m unsure about. I can definitely see the benefits of group therapy but I worry about the amount of attachment the group mates have to their therapist and each other. I am glad it worked for this author and it was an enjoyable read so it‘s a pick for me

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The Cousins | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Solid YA mystery about a group of cousins sent to spend the summer working at the island resort of the grandmother they‘ve never met. Had a couple twists I didn‘t anticipate, enjoyable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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When Tea accidentally raises her solider brother from the dead she finds out she‘s a “bone witch” or “dark asha”. Mentored by a fellow dark asha she learns the ways of asha and magic welding. There was a lot of world building, which caused the story to drag at times. I am however, intrigued enough to continue on to the second book which I‘m hoping has a faster paced plot.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ Being a member of the dead moms club isn‘t easy and even though my relationship with my mom was totally different from Tyler‘s I could still relate to her grieving process. My moms deathaversary and her b day are especially hard for me. Also learned stuff about Jewish culture that I didn‘t know. Excellent read

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March 2021 reads, some good solid thrillers. I‘ll try to branch out some in April.

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February | Lisa Moore
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Quiet possibly my favorite fiction read this year...if barely making it into 2020 lol. What does it mean to have a life well lived?

ephemeralwaltz Oooh I‘ve been seeing nothing but good things about this one! 13mo
Aims42 This was such a fantastic read!!!!! 13mo
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22 pages into this book and I‘m already crying like a baby. Maybe this isn‘t the best thing to be reading on lunch break at work 😒.

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The Retreat | Sherri Smith
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Meh...it was entertaining, but I figured out who the “culprit” was pretty early on.

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A prickly protagonist ✅. Magic school ✅. Good world building ✅. Set up perfectly for sequel ✅. Been awhile since I read a good fantasy

Larkken I really liked this one too 😊 13mo
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Ugh, I read a good amount of true crime, but this was just so incredibly heartbreaking. The sad thing is I don‘t think he‘s ever told the truth about what really happened. My heart goes out to the entire family, I have no words. It‘s a “pick” for me, just know it is hard to read 💔

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The End of Her | Shari Lapena
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Started using the Bookly app to track my reading. Must say I‘m impressed, my infographic brain is loving this. This is the first book I‘ve read using the app

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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Solid creepy thriller about a young woman who supposedly fled a haunted house with her parents as a child. Now as an adult she wonders, how much of her family‘s ghost story is made up and how much is terrifyingly true?

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A decent introduction to someone with no knowledge of astrology or their birth chart. I did like how she explained sextiles, triunes, squares and all that. I‘ve seen them on my chart but never had it explained.

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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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Y‘all I have had a crap week. Had a car accident last Friday, spent four days in hospital, 2 of which in ICU ( oxygen dropped after abdominal surgery), now I‘m home with a fractured ankle and surgical scars from having part of my small intestines removed. I NEEDED this ❤️❤️. I was so looking forward to my goodies. Thank you so much @LibrarianRyan

Texreader Holy mackerel! I‘m so so sorry! Oh gosh! Glad you are back but please take care!!! 1y
Chrissyreadit Hope you heal quickly and with minimal discomfort! 🧡 1y
Aims42 Prayers for a speedy recovery!!! 💕💕💕 1y
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wanderinglynn Oh my! I‘m glad your at home. I can‘t imagine what you‘ve gone through. Sending healing vibes and energy to you. 💚🧡 1y
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 💐 1y
LibrarianRyan I hope you enjoy everything and that you heal quickly. 1y
rabbitprincess Oh my goodness! Wishing you a speedy recovery and good books to help the time pass. 1y
MicheleinPhilly Geez! Please take care! 1y
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Happy Halloween | Susan Kueffner
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I almost forgot to post, but the second half of my #hauntedhallowswap package came while I was recuperating in the hospital from a car wreck. I‘m so excited to open everything

MicheleinPhilly Geez, I hope you are okay. 1y
Librarianaut I hope you are ok, too!! 1y
wanderinglynn I hope your are okay! 🧡 1y
LibrarianRyan Oh my goodness. I hope your better. 1y
MicheleinPhilly And I just realized that I read you were in an accident last night. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Too much 🍷. 1y
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Finally got it all packaged up and ready to send out in the AM, gonna send it rush delivery. Hope my match likes all the stuff I picked out. I had so much fun ❤️ #HauntedHallowSwap

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 1y
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Probably one of the best books on enneagram I‘ve read. Sarajane doesn‘t shame people for their behavior the way some books do. Instead she helps every type see their strengths and their weaknesses and lovingly helps them be better. After reading this book I‘m 100 positive I‘m a type 9.

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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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Claire is desperate to leave her abusive husband, Eve is desperate to leave her life in California behind. Switching plan tickets on a whim at the airport seems the best solution. Each woman gets to disappear. Then one of the places crashes and things get scary and complicated

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The Return | Rachel Harrison
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Solid horror/thriller. Elise‘s best friend Julie disappeared 2 years ago while hiking. Everyone tells her to grieve, move on, Julie is dead. But Elise is sure she isn‘t. Then almost 2 years to the day Julie is back, with no recollection of the last 2 years. However, she‘s.....different

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Got my #hauntedhallowswap package. It‘s torture waiting til the end of October 😫❤️

LibrarianRyan Yeah. That‘s box one. Books will come soon as possible. They lost my order twice last time so I wasn‘t taking any chances. 1y
wanderinglynn Yes, some people are really on the ball! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ My advice is to put it up on a shelf in a closet. 😆 1y
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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1. Fairy tale villains, vampires, Joker. 2. Nope. Prefer apple cider 3. I dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast last year. I work at a library. It seemed fitting 🤷🏻‍♀️. 4. Treats 5. Not really 6. Cat, owl, bat 7. Jack Skellington 8. Haunted House 9. Apple pie 10. Cemetery #hauntedhallowswap #litsyswap #halloween

katy4peas I have a Belle costume and work at a library too! ❤️ 1y
kaykay521 @Katy4peas, the kids loved it ❤️. Several little girls wanted to come up and hug me 1y
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It‘s taken me a couple weeks to get through this, but it was absolutely worth it. I tend to read a lot of nonfiction and done wrong it‘s dry, boring, droll and a pain to read. Not so here, even though Mr. Bryson packs a ton of info into this book I still found it engaging. Any fans of nonfiction, human anatomy, science or Bill Bryson should pick this up

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Darling Rose Gold | Stephanie Wrobel
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Patty Watts has spent 5 years in prison for child abuse, so when she gets out everyone in her town is surprised when her grown daughter Rose Gold agrees to take her in. What follows is a series of lies and manipulation between mother and daughter. This book was a train wreck, I sped through the pages trying to figure out which woman would come out on top.

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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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I know nothing about venture capitalism, tech start ups or Silicon Valley, but I‘ve been hearing about this book for a while now. Decided to try on audio, was not disappointed. It‘s amazing to me how many intelligent people Elizabeth Holmes was able to deceive. I‘m beginning to really appreciate these books highlighting well done investigative journalism.

riversong153 I enjoyed this one too and felt the same as you. I had no prior knowledge or background on the tech industry or start ups in general. 1y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. One of my favorites so far this year

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Lazy Saturday reading 💕💕

Leftcoastzen 😻 1y
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Single mother Abi‘s life revolves around her 17 year old daughter Olivia. So when she gets a call in the night that Olivia has fallen from a bridge and is not only brain dead but pregnant, she knows she can‘t rest til she knows what happened. Told in alternative chapters from both Abi and Olivia‘s .POV, we get a picture of Olivia‘s quest to find her father, Abi‘s issues stemming from childhood abandonment and their relationship with each other.

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Made my own book bingo card after seeing all the posts. It‘s a mixture of my current library check outs and some I own but haven‘t read yet. Let‘s see how this goes 🤷🏻‍♀️❤️📚 #bookbingo #summerreading

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A solid look at the investigative journalists at the heart of the Harvey Weinstein harassment story. How long have we as women endured behavior like his? When is enough enough? Do civil suits help or hurt harassment victims? What about non disclosure agreements? These are just some of the questions tackled.

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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
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Evan is a lonely, anxious boy who feels like a burden to his overworked mother and ignored by his absent father. When he inadvertently gets mixed up in the suicide of a fellow classmate he‘s forced to evaluate some things about his own life. This book is great for anyone who‘s ever needed to really be seen. Now I wanna see the play

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The Wife Stalker: A Novel | Liv Constantine
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This was a good fast entertaining read. Joanna has been by her husbands side as he‘s built his law practice, raised their kids and put her own career on hold. He‘s just coming out of a depression and she is happy to finally have her husband back. It‘s not long before she finds out it‘s another woman who has brought him out of his slump. This was good but there were a few things that didn‘t make sense once the twists were revealed.

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You Are Not Alone | Greer Hendricks
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Shay Miller witnesses a tragedy on the subway in NYC that forever alters her life. What happens next is a web of murder, lies, and betrayals. I really enjoyed this book. Although I figured out some of the twists before they were revealed.

MyNamesParadise I have the audiobook on cd checked out from the library! I do look forward to listening to it! 2y
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In a small New England town 14 year old Marjorie begins to hear voices, and exhibit odd behavior. Psychiatric help isn‘t helping.When her father suggest contacting their priest to perform an exorcism, the mother is at first hesitant. Then a tv crew agrees to film the family through the ordeal. All of this culminates in a tragedy. 15 years later marjorie‘s younger sister recounts the events for a new book being written about the family.

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Good Girls Lie | J. T. Ellison
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Backstabby all girls boarding school? ☑️ mysterious main character ? ☑️ unexplained deaths? ☑️ secret passageways and secret societies? ☑️ This book is right up my thriller/ unreliable narrator alley

BookDragonNotWorm I really liked this one, but was slightly disappointed by the way things ended at the school. 2y
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Creepy retelling of Turn of the Screw. Rowan takes a job as live in nanny to the four Ellincourt children in an isolated smart house in the Scottish highlands. What seems to be a dream job quickly devolves into a nightmare of sleepless nights and rude unruly children. Plus with cameras all over the house it‘s like someone is watching her all the time.

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Galaxy (Alex) Stern has had a crap life so far. She‘s thrown away her life and become a drug addict all by age 20. To make matters worse she ends up being the only survivor to a massacre, drug deal gone bad. Then as if straight from a fairy tale a dean from Yale offers her a place for free. If it sounds too good to be true...it probably is

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A fun book that‘s a start to a series about a woman named Claire that has been charged with supervising the unwritten wing in Hell‘s Library. Any unfinished book is housed in the unwritten wing and wrangling them in can be a chore, especially considering they occasionally come to life in the form of the book‘s characters and try to escape. It was a fun read and I‘m looking forward to the next in the series.

Texreader Brilliant review! 2y
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Nina Hill has her life all carefully planned out. A job at a bookstore she loves, a regular book club ( or several), an awesome trivia team and a small apartment filled with books and her cat Phil. When the father she‘s never met dies and she meets the multiple brothers and sisters she didn‘t know she had, Nine finds her nice organized life thrown into chaos. I found this book funny, witty and really cute.

Hollie Loved this one! 2y
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Meh, gave up after about 75 pgs. Wasn‘t holding my attention and I‘ve got other things I need to try to read

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A fun, easily readable, informative book about societal beauty standards as they relate to body image. The author isn‘t saying don‘t wear makeup, or shave your legs, or go to the gym, but asking us what our motivation behind these activities are. Are we trying to figure cover up some perceived flaw or are we using these activities as self care or self expression?

Bookzombie Love your mug!🦄📚 (edited) 2y
kaykay521 @Bookzombie thank you! I just thought it was so cute when I saw it online ❤️ 2y
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This was interesting. My problem with Enneagram is I still have no idea what number I am. Her quizzes didn‘t help bc I got more than 2 numbers each time. Plus the constant cursing was annoying. I‘m no prude by any means. It‘s like she was trying a little too hard.

EKonrad There‘s an online test that‘s really easy to take. I think it‘s like $12 but you get super thorough results. Worth it in my opinion. 😊 2y
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What do three border collies, a trio of emus, a tarantula, an octopus and other various animals have in common? They have all impacted writer and naturalist Sy Montgomery‘s life in some way. As she details in this delightful memoir.

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Stunning true story of sisters caught in the lies and manipulations of an abusive and murderous mother. I think any fan of true crime would enjoy this.

Lindy All hands on deck 🐙 🧡 2y
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