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MatchlessMarie

MatchlessMarie

Joined December 2016

San Antonio, TX 📍 she/her ✨ ex-evangelical millennial | INFJ | 4w5 | Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2DYYwQh
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You by Caroline Kepnes
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Pretty Girls: A Novel by Karin Slaughter
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Les Misrables by Victor Hugo
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I have not been great at posting this month, but I have been reading! This was the second book I read in March. This was also fulfills my “book with a yellow cover” prompt for February‘s #TBRTarot. #MarchMadness #Netgalley Review in comments 👇

MatchlessMarie After reading A Brush With Love which was a so-so read for me, I didn‘t have a lot of expectations for the sequel. I was interested to see how the author would approach adhd. I definitely enjoyed this book more and was impressed with the detail that Lizzie‘s adhd is explored compounded with her dysfunctional family dynamics. 👇 (edited) 18h
MatchlessMarie Would have been 4/5 for me but the entire launch party/workplace nametag conflict towards the end of the book irritated me so much I dropped a star. It felt forced and like the author was trying to make it an inevitable outcome because of Lizzie‘s adhd which I felt was out of Lizzie‘s character adhd or not. It was just a ridiculous detour to ramp up the conflict and could have executed better or ditched altogether. 👇 18h
MatchlessMarie I disagree with those who say that Rake was trying to demonize his ex for having an abortion without telling him. That is a gigantic leap. Read it again he says he respected her decision and Lizzie had already made the choice to proceed with her pregnancy before she even told Rake. He wasn‘t pressuring her one way or another, he only wanted to be present every step of the way. 👇
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MatchlessMarie Whether it was realistic that he would upend his life and relocate across the globe to be near to the mother of his child was irrelevant to me and did not diminish my enjoyment of the story. This is fiction, after all. Overall I thought it was a solid story with some excellent education on adhd and I enjoyed the author‘s humor. Will probably read the next in the series.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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CBee Hooray!! 😊 17h
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 12h
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 11h
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A Very Vegas St. Patrick's Day | Kayley Loring, Connor Crais
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This was my first read of March and I have to say I think it hits every single #WickedWords prompt. Very funny and spicy holiday read. Targeted audible ad got me on this one but I actually really loved it. #MarchMadness 🍀

Ruthiella Hey, sometimes the algorithm gets it spot on! 👍 2w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2w
AsYouWish Yay!!! Good job!!!!💙💙💙 2w
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March #BookSpin Why is it March already 🫣

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Mothered | Zoje Stage
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Snuck in my February First read in at the 11th hour. I‘ve heard a lot of creepy things about this one. #ScaryFebruary #Creep

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People Die | Kevin Wignall
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Finished this one last night. First in a new to me series. Total for #20in4 was close to 18 hours which is closer than I have gotten in a while. #ScaryFebruary #Bite

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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Thank you @kspenmoll for the generous #LLWBS package. I love the stickers and extra you sent. I actually found and started the tagged book so I can start Body on Baker Street when I am done. Thanks for hosting @Deblovestoread and @Bookgoil

Deblovestoread Great box! 3w
Bookgoil Such a lovely gift box! So many fun goodies! 3w
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Joyland | Stephen King
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Been slacking on #LosersClub reads the last couple of months but I started and finished Joyland yesterday 🎧 I really enjoyed this one. Loved the Mike character 🧡 Probably a good one to try if you want to read King but are intimidated by the volume or scare factor of his other books. #20in4 #LitsyLoveReadathon #ScaryFebruary #Witch

BarkingMadRead You are on top of it with this one!! It‘s such a great first King, I totally agree!! 3w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 I really enjoyed this one. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for participating!! 3w
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Mooncakes | Suzanne Walker
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People Die | Kevin Wignall
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My contribution to the #litsylovereadathon combining with #20in4 This book has been on my TBR at least 5 years. Found at a library sale probably closer to 7 years ago #Weapon #ScaryFebruary

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it. 3w
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Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles | Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones, John Gurney
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dabbe OMG these covers are priceless! Those colors! 🤩 3w
MatchlessMarie @dabbe Thanks! A few years ago when I noticed they started redesigning the covers I went searching for the originals. Favorite series as a kid. 3w
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The Grimrose Girls | Laura Pohl
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The Boy with the Bookstore | Sarah Echavarre Smith
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Finished an impulse romance read today. Mehhh. This honestly should have been a DNF but I was curious about Max‘s backstory. But both Max and Joelle kinda suck. Sorry 🙈 #loveathon #forcedproximity #workplaceromance

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Recently finished my Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent puzzle and Cruella is on deck. See link below for puzzle progress video. #Villain #ScaryFebruary

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRnRew3m/

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Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I got all dolled up for work in red last week. Also picked up a red blind date with a book from my library recently. #Red #ScaryFebruary

Ruthiella Cute outfit! 👍 1mo
MatchlessMarie @Ruthiella Thanks! 🥰❤️🍓 1mo
Gissy Nice❤️👌 1mo
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Hyde (Hyde, #1) | Lauren Stewart
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Added some music into the mix because my brain is composed of lyrics and movie quotes #ScaryFebruary #Beast

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Lady Killer | Joelle Jones
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My Killer Vacation | Tessa Bailey
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Thank you @Kshakal for your gift! I am going to try the coffee this morning. A chalkboard mug seems fun. I can warn people to wait to talk to me lol jk #muglove23 #Heart #ScaryFebruary

Cinfhen Cute mug😁❣️❣️❣️Enjoy your morning brew 😁 1mo
Kshakal 💗💗💗 1mo
TheKidUpstairs Cute stickers! Love the idea of using the chalkboard as a warning 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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I think You would have been the obvious choice for the #Stalk prompt for #ScaryFebruary but then I remembered I was reading through the tagged book. Too bad this stalk isn‘t much more menacing than Frankencelery from VeggieTales 😅

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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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Forgot to post but I received my #LLWBS package yesterday. Thanks @kspenmoll !

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Witch of Tin Mountain | Paulette Kennedy
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From the #epigraph of one of my January First Reads picks #Curse #ScaryFebruary

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Her Last Breath | Hilary Davidson
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The Psychology of Dexter | Bella DePaulo
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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I dropped my #LLWBS off last night. It is expected to arrive on Friday. #LitsyLoveWinterBluesSwap

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Tagged book is my February #BookSpin 🕵🏻‍♀️ #Investigate #ScaryFebruary

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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Ahh yes, BrainyQuote.com the great equalizer 😄

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This book has been a great source of entertainment and education so far 😆 #Blood #ScaryFebruary

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Sorry for the late post. I sent my #muglove23 package on Wednesday. It is expected to arrive by Monday. 💝

TheKidUpstairs Yay! ☕️💗😁 1mo
Kshakal I will keep an eye out for it! 😊 1mo
Cinfhen Fun😍thanks for the update ♥️ 1mo
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It‘s February so it‘s officially time for me to finish putting the tree away. It‘s a great book holder tho 😂 #Poison #ScaryFebruary

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February Fever | Jess Lourey
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A little behind on getting my wrap up posted. TX has essentially closed the last 2 days because people here don‘t know how to drive in 32 degree weather and we need to be saved from ourselves 😅 Here is my February #BookSpin I have several in progress that I am going to try to save for my free spaces. Most of these are #ScaryFebruary books acquired via Litsy.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I always think it's funny what kinds of weather different regions can handle. I remember laughing at my cousins in Atlanta when they freaked out over a really minimal amount of snowfall, and Dad pointing out that they literally don't own snow plows or salt trucks there because they pretty much never have to deal. On the other hand, I don't know what I would do with as much snow as they get in, say, Minnesota haha 2mo
MatchlessMarie @TheAromaofBooks It‘s pretty much the same thing here. The lack of preparedness is more dangerous than the weather itself. Also some people don‘t realize TX has a separate power grid from the rest of the country because Texas 😑 and it really can‘t handle extreme temperatures. Texans really aren‘t taught anything about winterizing or dressing properly for cold temps because it rarely happens. I really hope that changes. 2mo
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You Have to Fucking Eat | Adam Mansbach
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Loving this lemon background #ManicMonday #LetterY 🍋💛

📖 tagged. So great and there are a few different audio versions on YouTube. I think my favorite is by Stephen Fry.

✍️ Wm. Paul Young

🎥 Yesterday

🎸 Young Knives

🎶 You Make My Dreams (Hall and Oates but every cover of this song is great too)

CBee Glad you like! It‘s chilly and dreary here so I figured a nice bright background might help 😊 2mo
MatchlessMarie @CBee I am a little lemon obsessed. I have lemon things all over my house. Lemon mug, cutting board, burner covers, dish towels, water bottle, candles, etc. 😂 I love it. I think it started after I got into The Wombats last year they have 2 lemon adjacent songs (pink lemonade, lemon to a knife fight). Our weather is crud here too ☔️ 2mo
CBee @MatchlessMarie I‘d never heard of The Wombats until you listed a song for a #manicmonday post 😊 I like lemon themed things but can‘t stand lemon flavored things 😂 except lemonade and like, sometimes if savory things are flavored with it? I‘m weird 😂 2mo
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Here Comes the Mail | Gloria Skurzynski
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It‘s good to be home. I picked up my held mail and my #muglove23 package! Thanks @Kshakal I have one more item expected to arrive on Wednesday so I should have yours in the mail by Thursday.

Kshakal So glad it arrived safely! 💗 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Yay 😃 2mo
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“If we sound like a couple of callous assholes, it‘s because that‘s how we were raised.”

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Fatal February | Barbara Levenson
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ICYMI: I will be hosting a #ScaryFebruary month long readathon next month with an optional photo challenge. Feel free to join along with your own goals and get those scary books off your TBR. I am going to focus on books acquired via Halloween swaps. Tag me so I can lurk your reads 👀

Clwojick Love this idea! I‘d be in if I wasn‘t already hosting a romance Readathon! 2mo
MatchlessMarie @Clwojick I think some of mine might cross over onto yours 😂 😬 Happy February! 2mo
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Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Sometimes when I read a book it will remind me of a song. I am about halfway through the tagged book and I keep thinking about Rosie by Jordan Allen and it reminded me I never shared my #BookMusicPairing for The Flatshare. 🤓 🎼

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I actually ordered mine before this survey made the rounds 😬 but it‘s still fun to see what people are into #muglove

I‘m good with an old fashioned mug or teacup ☕️

Jewel tones - purple, mustard yellow, forest green, teal etc.

No pets 😿

Land O Lakes hot chocolate, Bones Coffee, The Republic of Tea

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Crafty Valentines | Shannon Whitt
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@Rachel.Rencher is hosting another giveaway! Check out their page #BookishCoupleValentine 💋📖 🍫

Rachel.Rencher 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
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Been a bit quiet on here the last couple days. My grandmother passed away on Friday. Today is the last day of #JoyousJanuary. I am going to try to finish my goal books for that readathon by Wednesday when I leave and I thought the tagged book would be appropriate “on deck” book if I find downtime during my trip to Nebraska for her service. My grandma actually owned a bookstore and visiting it was one of my fondest childhood memories. #RIP

Deblovestoread I am so sorry for your loss! 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m sorry for your loss ❤️ 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I'm so sorry for your loss. 2mo
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Kristin_Reads Beautiful photo and I‘m sorry for your loss. 2mo
rabbitprincess I‘m so sorry ❤️ Hope everything goes as well as these things can. Take care. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm so sorry 💙 What a lovely picture. And amazing that she owned a book shop 💕 2mo
JessClark78 I‘m sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 2mo
ravenlee I‘m so sorry to hear this. I wish you peace. 2mo
julieclair What a beautiful picture. You can see the love! I hope your trip to Nebraska gives you peace and brings back happy memories among the tears. 💙 2mo
BookNAround I‘m so sorry. Obviously you got her love of books. May you find peace in your memories. 2mo
xicanti I‘m so sorry about your grandma. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 💔 2mo
ShelleyBooksie So sorry for your loss. Lovely photo. 2mo
Zuhkeeyah I‘m so sorry for your loss 💙 2mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 2mo
Ruthiella So sorry to hear that. ❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Sorry for your loss. 2mo
JamieArc 🤗🤗❤️ 2mo
quietjenn So sorry about your loss. 💙 2mo
Meshell1313 Sorry for your loss 💔 2mo
Gissy Sorry for your loss❤️ 2mo
Jas16 I am so very sorry for your loss 2mo
MaureenMc I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💗 2mo
dabbe Sorry about your grandmother.❣️ 2mo
SamAnne Condolences. ❤️ 2mo
Monica5 Sorry for your loss 🙏 2mo
curiouserandcurioser @MatchlessMarie im so very sorry💔 2mo
dragondrool So sorry about your grandmother. 2mo
batsy I'm so sorry for your loss ❤️ 2mo
fredamans My deepest condolences. 2mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry for your loss! 😔 2mo
Reggie Ohh, I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2mo
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Send Me Some Love In The Mailbox | Cherie M Turlington
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Happy to report that your wax seal arrived intact on the bumpy ride to Texas!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m glad to be writing letters again 😊 #LitsyLove

Trashcanman Hey you 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 😍 2mo
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I actually did enjoy this book even though I spent the first half of the book hating most of the characters. Hashtag rich people problems much? This is a book about flawed people doing flawed things. There is not a neat bow at the end which I also appreciated. Another rare case of The Movie Was Better. If Taco Bell was in the book I‘d have raised it to 4 stars to be honest 😄 #JoyousJanuary #Jumpstart2023

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
Reggie I agree. I didn‘t like the characters but I rooted for them. 2mo
MatchlessMarie @Reggie that is the perfect way to phrase that! 2mo
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So glad I didn‘t miss letter W. So many faves 😍

📖 Why Johnny Doesn‘t Flap: NT is Okay!, What If It‘s Us, What I Meant When I Said I‘m Fine
✍️ Dana K. White, April Halprin Wayland
🎞️ Waitress
📺 Wishbone, Wayward Pines
🎸 The Wombats, The Wrecks
🎶 What You Know (Two Door Cinema Club), What Were You Hoping to Find? (Vistas), Wired Differently (The Wombats)

#ManicMonday #LetterW

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MatchlessMarie @Trashcanman hey!! How are you liking Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo? I just stacked that one. 2mo
Trashcanman @MatchlessMarie it's written with extreme vulnerability, the racism he faced as a child is disgusting. I am enjoying it immensely. 2mo
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Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Today was a day of reluctant adulting. The time spent waiting for my oil change, I was able to get 20% into my January #BookSpin. My hold for The People We Hate at the Wedding came in the other day and I made a decent dent in that one yesterday. It‘s just ok so far but I am here for messy family dynamics 😝 #JumpStart2023 #JoyousJanuary