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kstadt929

kstadt929

Joined January 2018

Books let you travel without moving your feet ✈️🌎📚
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Seeing Red | Sandra Brown
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Next up! My husband picked this one out for me recently from a “former bestsellers” stack when he got me 3 books for a gift ❤️

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Labyrinth | Catherine Coulter
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Mehso-so

Coming in and reading book 23 in the series without touching any of the previous books...Not sure if this had any impact on my review of this book. I felt like the overall story kept me intrigued, but I didn‘t like 1) the book seemed really stretched out and longer than necessary 2) the psychic aspect of some characters was unbelievable 3) not much happened for a 500 page book because of alllll the descriptions. Found myself skimming near the end!

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Untitled | Unknown
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❤️ Wisconsin
🧡 31
💛 Preschool Art Teacher
💚 Married to my best friend (Of course he is also a book lover!)
💙 She/Her
💜 Combo of my first and last name, along with our wedding anniversary 9/29

Great idea @JoScho !

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
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The Grey Sisters | Jo Treggiari
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This LibraryThing Early Reviewers book just arrived!! ☺️ I love book mail ❤️

hes7 I won this one, too! I‘m excited to read it. 3d
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❤️❤️❤️

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18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
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I think I have shared this before, but it is just so accurate 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Labyrinth | Catherine Coulter
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Next up! Found this one on the lucky day shelf at the library (no holds, no renewals)

LibrarianRyan I love coulter. I am so behind on Savich and Sherlock. (edited) 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh my goodness, that is the cutest throw ever! 1w
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The best way to finish a book is cuddled up with this little pup ❤️ I really really enjoyed this historical fiction book! It was written from three different points of view and the chapters rotated between the characters. I could not put it down and was curious to see how and when the stories would intertwine! I definitely need to read more by Pam Jenoff !!

sblbooks Adorable puppy🐕 1w
kstadt929 @sblbooks Thank you! 1w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘m intrigued by this one...who has read it!?!?
Side note: anyone else hate when you take stickers off a new book and it won‘t come off!?!?

Christine I do hate that! But less so since I‘ve used the method of a little bit of olive/vegetable oil on a paper towel, which often gets that sticky stuff right off! Works well unless the cover is too porous. 1w
kstadt929 @Christine Oh good idea! Does it work on the dust jacket? I can usually scratch most of it off with my nail, but this pesky one is stuck on good!! 1w
Christine Yes, it works best on dust jackets, really! As long as they are the standard shiny sort of dust jacket paper and not more cloth-like (which can sort of suck up the oil and leave a mark). 1w
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The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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Went to Barnes and Noble tonight after dinner with my husband...the mug said we had to so we did “treat yo-shelf” with 5 new reads 🤣

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It‘s here! It‘s here! #botm

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Panpan

I heard good things about this book so I was excited for the humor of it, but I feel like I was way too old to be reading it. Many of the tips were obvious to me or not useful...I‘m in a different stage of life. I found some humor in the beginning, but by the middle and end I found myself skimming. HOWEVER!! I feel this would‘ve been a really useful/interesting/informative/enjoyable book if I had read this around the time I was in college!

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This was my first time ordering through the #botm app! Easy peasy! It was a pretty simple choice for me this month, as I absolutely loved Salt to the Sea so I‘m hoping I can‘t put this one down either! I love Ruta Sepetys‘ ability to shine light on historical events that aren‘t well known ❤️

hermyknee I loved her books Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy! 3w
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Save Your Breath | Melinda Leigh
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Well today is our 1st wedding anniversary! My husband went to run a few errands so I finished this one on audiobook while cutting up all these apples for homemade applesauce 🍎 🍏 I loved the latest installment of Morgan Dane adventures and hope the series will continue! I enjoy these characters and the stories are easy to listen to while getting things done. Looking forward to trying out this applesauce in a few hours!

wanderinglynn Happy Anniversary! 🎉🎂🥳🥂 3w
BethM Happy anniversary! On Wisconsin! 3w
ravenlee Happy anniversary! 3w
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BlameJennyJane Happy Anniversary! 😊😊 3w
JenReadsAlot Happy anniversary and Go Badgers!! 3w
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 3w
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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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Congratulations @megnews !! You won the #almosthomegiveaway !! 🎉🎈 Please email me your address to kbrinsko@uwalumni.com so I can mail it out to you!!! ☺️

megnews Wow! I never win anything! I‘m so excited! Sent you an email with my address. Thanks! 4w
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Had to drive my Mom to a doctor appointment this morning which means READING TIME for me! 📖

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Save Your Breath | Melinda Leigh
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Audiobookin‘

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Secrets Never Die | Melinda Leigh
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I love the Morgan Dane series and I am so excited that I have 2 of them to catch up on! It was easy to jump into this one and still remember details about the characters - even though it has been a while since I read the first ones. I was able to listen while I did dishes, worked on house projects and unpacked some of the never-ending boxes we seem to have. It kept my attention through it all! Looking forward to number 6!

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Grand Adventures | Alastair Humphreys
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🐉💰🦸🏻‍♀️🧙‍♂️🧜‍♀️⛷🚀🏰🏟✈️🗿🚂🏠

hermyknee I love this! 1mo
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Secrets Never Die | Melinda Leigh
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Audiobooking while working on house projects...good bye orange bathroom and old tile flooring!!!

AlaMich Oh my goodness. That is quite...orangey. 1mo
kstadt929 @AlaMich Yes!! I can‘t handle it...why would you choose this color?! 1mo
TheLibrarian What an intense color. Sometimes I wonder what people were thinking when choosing paint colors. 1mo
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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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No one had entered the giveaway yet! I would love to get this book into the hands of someone that likes Christian fiction and will appreciate the writing style. To enter:

*repost and tag me
*use #almosthomegiveaway
*tell me something you love about your home/hometown/home state

Winner will be chosen on 9/26/19. US Only.

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I‘ve been wanting to read this one since I first heard it was coming out and it has FINALLY gotten to the top of my TBR stack ❤️ Enjoying time relaxing on the deck while I can (before winter hits ❄️)

Catsandbooks Ooo yes! This one sounds so good!! 😄 1mo
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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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I have an ARC copy of the book Almost Home that I won to review. I did not enjoy the story and bailed after reading half of it...I would love to get this book into the hands of someone who would appreciate it! So I am doing a giveaway!
How to enter:
*repost the photo with #almosthomegiveaway
*tag me and tell me something you love about your home/hometown/home state
I will randomly pick a winner in one week on 9/26/19. US only. @LitsyHappenings

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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t often bail on a book (I almost always make myself push through!), but I just couldn‘t get into this book. I received it as an ARC so was looking forward to reading it. I made it about half way through and just wasn‘t invested in any of the characters, I didn‘t enjoy the Christian aspects thrown in, didn‘t like how slow it seemed or appreciate how the dialogue was written. I don‘t have much time to read with 2 pups at home so had to bail!

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Secrets Never Die | Melinda Leigh
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Next up on audiobook!

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NYPD Red 4 | James Patterson, Marshall Karp
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Mehso-so

Not as good as the first 3 in the series, so part of me is glad this is one of the last ones. I love reading books that are in a series, but sometimes you get to a point where there isn‘t as much new stuff happening and the story line becomes stagnant. I did enjoy a wrap up of sorts with the characters though and will be moving on to #5!

Lissie Ohh i hope i enjoy it. I‘m addicted to the first book 😬 1mo
kstadt929 @Lissie I loved the first one! I don‘t know if it was just the fact I am listening to them on audiobook - I just didn‘t get into this one as much, but still love following the characters on their story! 1mo
Lissie Im going to be reading them as physical books. I love the characters so far 4w
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The Cover Artist | Paul Micou
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🤣🤣🤣

vivastory 😂😂 1mo
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The Swap | Megan Shull
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I feel like I‘ve missed out on a lot of cool swaps lately because I don‘t see the sign ups posted - I only see posts about it after matches have been sent. Are there any fun swaps going on out there with sign ups still open?? Drop your swap details in the comments 📦 Thanks!!

JoScho @LibrarianRyan has a Halloween swap that is currently open. I think tomorrow is the last day to sign up. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @rather_be_reading also has a Halloween swap. 1mo
LibrarianRyan She is correct, sign ups end tomorrow. And I believe @TheReadingMermaid is planning one but hasn‘t released it yet. 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid @LibrarianRyan thanks for the shout-out sweetie. But I'm not doing my swap this year. Too many other games and prizes this year 😉 1mo
LibrarianRyan @TheReadingMermaid I thought the graphic said there was a swap. My bad. Sorry. 1mo
LibrarianRyan @TheReadingMermaid yeah, I just checked and the first thing listed on your graphic is a Halloween horror swap. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @LibrarianRyan yes I decided to do it in my group on Facebook this year and keep it rather small. I will not be doing it on Litsy this year. But me and @Clwojick have lots of other fun things planned for October for everybody 👻🎃👻 1mo
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NYPD Red 4 | James Patterson, Marshall Karp
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Next up on audiobook while I run errands 🚗 🎧

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NYPD Red 3 | James Patterson
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Pickpick

I have been enjoying this series and it is a great way to enjoy as an audiobook! There is enough action to keep you listening and I love the continuation of the characters. Next up will be number 4!

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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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I received this as a Library Thing Early Reviewers book....and didn‘t receive it for several months! (I thought it wasn‘t coming) We are finally organizing the rest of our books from the move (in April!) and I came across this one ☝️ Figured I should read it next (with my little pup snuggled up with me of course!)

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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My #botm is here! Also love the bookmark that came this month ❤️ I look forward to reading this one

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🤷🏻‍♀️ 🎺 ❤️ 📚

tjwill Truth. 2mo
TheBee 😂😂😂 1mo
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NYPD Red 3 | James Patterson
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This sweet girl is getting spayed today...the rescue we got her from is covering the cost so I had to drive 45 minutes to get her there and another 45 back home....that means I get 3 hours of audiobook time today just for drive time 🚗 I can‘t wait to go get her and bring her home ❤️

LiteraryinLititz Hope it all goes smoothly! 2mo
JoScho She is adorable 🖤 2mo
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NYPD Red 2 | James Patterson
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Pickpick

Not as good as the first one, and I feel I got a little lost in the beginning, but I did enjoy the story line and continuation of the main characters. I‘ll be checking out the third in the series on audiobook next!

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Pickpick

This one was a wild ride! I really enjoyed the format (written as letters) and I could not put it down. I definitely was surprised in several places. I feel like I had some unanswered questions at the end of the book, but overall it was a fast paced adventure ❤️

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This is the second book I‘ve read in a row that has used this word...I feel like it is such a fun one and rarely used ❤️

Megabooks Interesting...👏🏻 2mo
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I‘m super excited for this one and the fact that I got to pick so early!!!! 🎉 📖 Also love the gorgeous cover 😍 #botm

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Actually starting my book of the month book in the month I chose it!! 📖

WanderingBookaneer 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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NYPD Red | James Patterson
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It is so much easier to find time to listen to audiobooks lately than it is to find time to read a book!! I finished this one up this morning while giving this little lady a bath before her vet visit today. She is now laying in the sun to dry ☀️ NYPD Red was full of adventure, kept me entertained (I used to find audiobooks boring/hard to follow) and it kept me guessing - I borrowed the next in the series right away on Libby as soon as I finished.

PurpleyPumpkin What a sweetie! She‘s really enjoying the warmth. ☀️😊 2mo
LauraBeth Such a cute beagle 😍 2mo
GypsyKat Adorable pup! I love seeing the #DogsOfLitsy 😍 2mo
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Wow!! This was a great #lmpbc pick @BennettBookworm ! It started off a little slow, but soon I could not put it down! Kya survived alone for years in the marsh, since her family left one by one when she was a child. She teaches herself about the plants/animals that live in the swamp and finds creative ways to survive on her own. When Chase is found dead, she is suspected of murder...I loved reading along with everyone‘s comments!

rambiepaige I LOVE THIS BOOK! 🧡 2mo
BennettBookworm Omg I‘m sooo glad we all liked this one!! 😆🙏🏻 2mo
heidisreads This book is in my top 5 for reading in 2019. 2mo
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Reading by the fire at the cabin tonight 🔥 @BennettBookworm

BennettBookworm Love!! 2mo
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NYPD Red | James Patterson
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Time to start another audiobook...I have a lot of stuff to get done today so thought I could make some great progress on it 👍🏻

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It is cloudy and a little chilly today, but I am enjoying some time on the deck with my two pups and my #lmpbc book @BennettBookworm

MicheleinPhilly AAAAHHHH! 😍😍😍😍 2mo
Mynameisacolour Oh my goodness! Cuteness overload! 💕💕💕 2mo
TrishB Gorgeous doggos 🐶🐶♥️❤️ 2mo
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LibrarianRyan ahhhhhhhhh. All the cuddles!!!!!1 2mo
OrangeMooseReads Awww so cute! 2mo
JenReadsAlot Cuteness!! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Such attentive pups! This is what my dogs look like when I have cheese. 😂 2mo
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I‘m in! 📖 📖 📖

TheSpineView I wish! 2mo
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Went to a sunflower field with my mom yesterday and was able to bring a few home ❤️🌻 They certainly brighten up our family room! Im excited that next up is our last #lmpbc pick @BennettBookworm

BennettBookworm So exciting!! And sunflowers are the greatest ❤️ 2mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Luna has been sleepy today which means cuddles and book time for mama! I was so excited for this book to come out and I was not disappointed! It tugged at my heartstrings in many ways and I definitely was rooting for Cassie through it all. I would say there were a few slightly cheesy “life lessons” in this book (like forgiveness), but I still enjoyed the read. Please keep writing books Katherine Center!!

Texreader Awwww 🥰 2mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I love that she consulted her husband for this book and says it would only be ten pages long without him ❤️

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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New book. New bookmark. ❤️❤️

emilyrose_x The bookmark 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
allthingskayla I loved this book. 2mo
kstadt929 @allthingskayla I‘ve been so excited for this one!! I‘m so glad to finally have time to read it ☺️ 2mo
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BiblioLitten The bookmark is great!😃 2mo
Tadams4 Love the bookmark! 2mo
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Nyxia Uprising | Scott Reintgen
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Pickpick

This was between a pick and a so-so for me. It took me a little bit to get into this one - I think it had been too long since I read the second book so it took me a while to remember characters, etc. But once I was back into it, I enjoyed the story line! I was right there rooting for them, against them and wondering what would happen. Not the best book I‘ve read recently, but definitely kept my interest.

sblbooks Cutest puppies ever 2mo
kstadt929 @sblbooks Thank you!!! I think so too ❤️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books Puppies! 🐶🐶💙 2mo
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