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Joined September 2016

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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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For those in the #LittensLoveRomance #bookclub I thought you might want to know about this if you haven't seen it already
@StayCurious

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Web of Lies | Jennifer Estep
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Mehso-so

Couldn't tag the novella so I tagged another book in the series.

This was ok and I get that Gin is paranoid and with good reason. I also get that, as a rule, when there is trouble, it's about her. But the sheer number of red flags regarding the perpetrators and Owen that she ignored in this is mindboggling. #UrbanFantasy

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Eden's romantic suspense are what I consider dessert books. They're on the short side for novels with very little angst but lots of heat. They are fun and fast reads with various romance tropes. This one is a grumpy sunshine trope. Overall, I enjoyed it though I had a few minor quibbles. #romantsy

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Mehso-so

The information in the book was good but the writing style left a great deal to be desired. Very repetitive and jumped around a lot with few transitions to help the reader follow.

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Killer Research | Jenn McKinlay
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As someone who was a lobbyist for a decade & is a resident of DC, I avoid fiction books about politics. I avoid romances featuring Congressional staff or mysteries set in the Capitol, for instance. So I didn't particularly enjoy this cozy. The murder mystery itself was okay - though the murder weapon “mystery“ wasn't & I suspected the culprit in her very first scene - but the backdrop of the political campaign in this one made it not for me.

melissanorr Oops, forgot the tags. #MarvellousMay #Readathon @andrew65

This was one of the ARCs for my readathon goal.
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Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
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No matter how you feel about the Elgin Marbles, this book is worth reading. This was an excellent and quick read. I very much enjoyed learning about Mary and her adventures and was impressed by the source material. That said, the author did take a little too much liberty in applying reasons to actions for which she had no source material, only assumptions.

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Mehso-so

This was an okay romantic suspense. This was actually the first book I've read by Anderson, and it's a little confusing because it is almost a continuation of a previous book. I liked the setting, and I liked some of the characters. However, the murderer was glaringly obvious, and the book could have been about 50 pages shorter as the massive amount of repetition slowed down the pacing.

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I haven't been able to read much for the last week as I've had a nasty cold. This might be just what I need to get back into it as I have the weekend off! I think my goal will be to read two of my digital ARCs (that I am woefully behind on) and two paper books @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck and hope you are feeling better soon. 😊 2mo
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The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe | Matthew Gabriele, David M. Perry
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Did not do a good job of holds management as both these came in while I already have three other books checked out!

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When Blood Lies | C S Harris
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Forgot to post this when I finished reading. It was interesting to see Sebastian & Hero in a different locale - I like that they were out of their comfort zone - but still just as determined to see justice done as always. I also enjoyed that Sebastian's penchant for murder investigations had clearly spread through the gossip of Europe. The one thing I wished for that didn't happen was a short epilogue showing them back in London.

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Deadly Summer Nights | Vicki Delany
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I've picked up several books over the last week that I just haven't been able to get into. It's quite frustrating to want to get lost in a book and not be able to!

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The Gathering Dusk | Cynthia Eden
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Mehso-so

I didn't realize when I started this that it was a novella and that it was the prequel to the one Eden book I DNF'd. That said, it wasn't bad but it really isn't a full book - there isn't really a romance, just the initial chemistry. It's really a set up for the full length book that comes next and that's the one I had a real issue with so...

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Forgot to post this when I finished it. A really interesting book about 2 forgotten medieval queens in what is now France. History buffs will definitely enjoy this one.

Librarybelle I heard the author speak recently, and I am so anxious to read this! 3mo
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Storm Echo | Nalini Singh
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It took me a bit to really get into this but once I did, I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed how it connected to previous books and showed some of the longer term ramifications of decisions. It's also interesting that it's the the third (out of six) featuring a Mercant.

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Mehso-so

For being book 17 in the series, you'd think Gin would have learned something by now. While I liked this ok, it was really aggravating in parts.

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When Blood Lies | C S Harris
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Class is over and I have the weekend off work! I'm about 75% done with Venom in the Veins so I hope to finish that and read the three ARCs pictured. Fingers crossed!

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"Tonight is going to be awesome!"

#FirstLineFridays

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Snared | Jennifer Estep
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I tend to read this series in bursts so it has been a little while since I read one. I enjoyed the slight change of Gin trying to solve a crime and catch a serial killer, but in taking her out of her element, Estep seemed to dumb her down a little which I didn't appreciate.

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Gone Too Deep | Katie Ruggle
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Bailedbailed

I only checked this book out because the cover model reminded me of an actor I like so...

It wasn‘t bad but it was just too slow for me. I also found both main characters to be a little boring. Probably more me than the book to be fair.

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Address to Die for | Mary Feliz
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Bailedbailed

DNF - I just couldn't suspend my disbelief enough to accept the premise that a supposed expert would have 5 months to move but waited until the final three days, which were a holiday weekend, and built in no buffer time or leeway for anything going wrong.

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Roman Will Fall | Cynthia Eden
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Found myself with a weekend off work and free of class work so I went on a mini-binge of #romantic #suspense reading. Caught up on the few books in this series I hadn't read yet.

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If you are looking for a good #romantic #suspense novel, this ebook is on sale for 99 cents by the publisher.

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Ebony Tide | Elle J Rossi
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Pictured book is out today! #Paranormal #romance and the second in the series but for some reason neither is in Litsy so I tagged another PNR by the author.

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Can't wait for tomorrow (my day off) so I can read this ARC!

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This one's very interesting. I got an ARC but I'm just now getting through it because of classes. Lots of women who were famous/infamous in their time but that most people have never heard of today. It's not as strictly linear as I would prefer but it's a good read.

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Crimson at Cape May | Randy Overbeck
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Spent the long weekend in Cape May with friends which was lovely but I didn't get any reading done. Only three more weeks of class and then I can hopefully get lots of reading time in to catch up.

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Pictured book is 99 cents in pre-release and includes 19 different authors' contributions. Couldn't tag it because it is not available yet. #fantasy #romance #paranormal

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To Have a Highland Thief | Lori Ann Bailey
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Great #historical #romance on sale now! First in a series and the author was just named Library Journal's best indie author for her state.

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Between work and classes I didn't read much in January. I am, however, collecting books for my TBR for when classes are over. This one is firmly in my wheelhouse and that cover! #history #Tudors

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This is me this morning! I'm supposed to be #SaturdayLibrarian but I missed my bus because I was reading.

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The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition | The University The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
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The last two classes for my certificate program started this week, so I'll be spending a lot of quality time with this book over the next 10 weeks!

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Bailedbailed

This just didn't say anything new or have any real solutions.

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Classes start today but I got one last book in yesterday! Overall, this was well-written and had a lot of interesting information. However, the early part of the book flips back and forth in time which is one of my pet peeves so I personally found that annoying.

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I love a good true crime and history of crime combo! Looking forward to reading this one!

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I saw this on FB and cracked up so I thought I'd share. Who on here doesn't relate to this? 🤣

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A History of France | John Julius Norwich
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Overall, this was a good narrative history for general readers. History buffs or those with academic level history backgrounds will likely find it less interesting. One caveat-I read an ARC version of this so I'm assuming the couple of factual errors were fixed in editing.

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A Lady's Formula for Love | Elizabeth Everett
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Amazon offered a $5 discount on a set of books and I chose this #historical #romance that sounded excellent. #romantsy

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Method Acting | Adele Buck
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Got the pictured novella this week and am excited to read it. An over 50 romance is nearly impossible to find! But I couldn't tag this book for some reason so I tagged a different one by the same author. #romantsy

ReadingOver50 Sounds nice 6mo
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We've got a snow day here! I didn't get to sleep in but a day of reading makes up for it 🙂

mabell Lovely! 😍😍 6mo
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When Blood Lies | C S Harris
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1. I unintentionally started a tradition that the first book I read each year is an ARC of the next Sebastian St Cyr mystery and I see no reason to stop the tradition.
2. My friends' wedding.
3. To give myself permission to DNF books I'm not into without feeling guilty.
#SundayFunDay @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Good for you! It took me so long to become comfortable with bailing on books. Thank you for sharing! 6mo
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For the #history readers, this is on sale at Amazon for 2.99 in the US and UK. Not sure for how long.

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I lowered my goal from previous years as I knew I was going to be very busy. Lots of rereads but an overall very enjoyable reading year.

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It's New Year's Day! | Richard Sebra
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Happy New Year to my fellow readers! Here's to a great reading year for everyone.

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Last book purchase of 2021! Litsy wouldn't tag this book so I tagged other books by the same author. Love my urban fantasy and paranormal romance books.

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A History of France | John Julius Norwich
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I've been reading this a little at a time before bed so I thought I'd try to read more during #20in4 but I fell asleep before getting much read last night. Here's hoping today goes a little better for reading!

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A short story set relatively early in the series. It was a quick read and it's always interesting to see Gin in a new situation.

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Too many books, not enough time to read!

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The Princess Knight | G.A. Aiken
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2nd book in the series. I very much enjoyed it and am looking forward to book 3. Fantasy with strong female protagonists, shapeshifters, lots of different magic abilities, and nonstop action.

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Weathermakers | Ben Bova
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It's too hot to do anything but read!

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Time to stop procrastinating and dive into my homework. Maybe one more cup of coffee first...