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melrailey

Joined April 2016

LibraryThing member melrailey

www.goodreads.com/user/show/2620090-Melissa-Railey
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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
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Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
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This is me if anyone is playing and wants to be friend in Wizards Unite.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Does #WizardsUnite have a tag yet? If not we need one. 4d
Exbrarian Invite sent! I think #wizardsunite is leading, but we could certainly use another one. Maybe a short one. 4d
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Highly recommend this short story collection.

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Such a fun short story! Made me want to reread the series. I love these books!

mcipher Oh, I didn‘t know about this and now I want it!!! 1w
speljamr Where can I find a copy of this? 1w
melrailey @speljamr It was a pre-order incentive for Aurora Rising. I don‘t know if it‘ll go up for sale in ebook or other venues. 1w
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Next up - the latest from two of my favorite authors.

Bookcation74 It was soooooo good! Enjoy! (edited) 1mo
Nute Your container garden is lovely!💕 1mo
Bookwormjillk Love the flowers! 1mo
melrailey @Nute and @bookwormjilk thanks for the compliments. I‘ve been sitting here most of the day watching the birds, hummingbirds and butterflies around the flowers. 1mo
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Nyxia Uprising | Scott Reintgen
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I LOVED this series and highly recommend it to everyone.

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The Paris Architect | Charles Belfoure
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After a horrible start to Sunday, I finally finished this one up. Loved it.

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Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
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Finished a lot of books this weekend so I‘m starting this one. It‘ll be my first McCammon but he comes highly recommended by people I trust implicitly.

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The Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie and Scooby Doo - wonderful Sunday.

Velvetfur Dirty Dancing poster!!! 💜 3mo
melrailey @Velvetfur And it‘s an antique. I bought it in the 80s when the movie came out. I had such a crush on Patrick Swayze. 3mo
Velvetfur @melrailey Wow...that has just doubled the cool points achieved with this picture! 😎 3mo
Crazeedi My daughter has that care bear!!! 3mo
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Sanity & Tallulah | Molly Brooks
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Already have a graphic novel backlog again. 🙄

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Finished with 24in28! Yay! This is my finished stack. Read all the graphic novels piled up on my nightstand. Also finished a couple of ebooks.

nelehelen Nice!!! 5mo
Reecaspieces Look at you go! 5mo
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Mollyanna Woohoo! Nice job! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Jas16 🎉🙌🏽📚🥳 5mo
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Kalalalatja Well done! 5mo
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UwannaPublishme Wow! Yay for you! 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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The Whispers | Greg Howard
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Finished up 24in28 with this one. Beautiful book that had me crying. Now for some sleep.

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Listening to this one while I do a few errands this morning.

MelissaSue81 I think I‘m going to start this one today as well. 5mo
avgeyer My favorite read from 2018. Enjoy!! 5mo
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Descender Vol. 2 | Jeff Lemire
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Surprised it took me so long to pick up volume 2 of this series. I love everything I‘ve read by Jeff Lemire.

hermyknee Gorgeous cover 5mo
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Leave it to Poe Dameron and Star Wars to make me cry.

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Wakanda Forever | Nnedi Okorafor
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Stayed up late last night (or early this morning) finishing The Thief. Been listening to Where the Crawdads Sing while I put on chili this morning. Now settling in to read again. Starting with the pile of graphic novels by my bed. And yes, I did crawl back in bed. #24in48

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Loving this audio!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover!! 8mo
BethM So. Good. 8mo
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All the Rage | Courtney Summers
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I enjoyed this book but I really didn‘t care for the main character.

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Duchess By Night | Eloisa James
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I was pleasantly surprised by how nice and down to earth and friendly Eloisa James was yesterday at Avon KissCon. What a pleasure!

robinb Love her books! 8mo
BethM She's great! 8mo
Birdsong28 She is also on here @EloisaJames 😘📚📖 8mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Great pic! 8mo
LauraBrook Lucky you! Would love to meet her, she seems super fantastic in real life. We already know she‘s fantastic on the page! 💝 8mo
CarolynM She is a lovely Litten to know, as well as being a great author🙂 8mo
Reggie Awwwww, this is a great pic!!! 8mo
EloisaJames Hi there!! 8mo
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Highlight of my weekend was meeting Jeaniene Frost at Avon KissCon yesterday. She‘s as funny and sarcastic as her books.

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Trying to start a fire and read outside on this blustery day but I have wet wood from yesterday‘s rain so I‘m not sure I‘m gonna be successful.

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Beasts Made of Night | Tochi Onyebuchi
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After a day spent pressure washing both porches, I feel as if I‘ve earned this beer and some time reading.

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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Great event last night with Kevin Hearne and Delilah Dawson. I lovebthese guys. My second trip tonser Hearne this year.

Seekingtardis Oh my glob!!! I have soooo many jealous feelings for you right now!!!!! 11mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I made it! Lots of good reading this weekend in spite of the headache. Now for some sleep and back to work tomorrow. #24in48

saresmoore Woohoo! 11mo
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UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻 11mo
StephBengtson 🙌🏻 amazing!! 11mo
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I enjoyed this one. I didn‘t try any of the recipes and don‘t know if I will but I really connected with her stories especially in dealing with the grief and loss of her dad. Maybe if I wasn‘t reading it so close to my own dad‘s death I‘d feel differently but right now it felt like she echoed a lot of the feelings I have. #24in48

peaknit I enjoyed this one and I did try some of her recipes👍🏻 thanks for reminding me of this good read. I read Delancey as well, about the creation of her husband‘s Seattle restaurant. 11mo
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Another one down for #24in48.

Jess7 I liked this one! 11mo
Lmstraubie I couldn't put this book down! 11mo
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The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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This book! Why did I wait so long to read it? It was so good. Can‘t wait to read book two. #24in48

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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Book two down. Guess I should start cooking dinner now. Grilling out so that means I can keep reading too. ;) #24in48

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Star Wars Adventures #6 | Delilah S. Dawson
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Totally what I‘d be thinking too!

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Nyxia Unleashed | Scott Reintgen
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Book one finished in #24in48. I loved this book. #24in48

RadicalReader @melrailey gorgeous beyond words cover 11mo
melrailey It is beautiful. 11mo
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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Started this audio tonight on my wall. Love both these authors and this has started off quite funny.

jpmcwisemorgan Sinister umlauts? Sign me up! 11mo
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Having a hard time deciding what to read so I‘m reading short stories and graphic novels til I decide.

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The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake | Neil Gaiman, Mikal Gilmore, Michael Zulli
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Starting Volume 10 of The Sandman tonight while canning beans.

GrilledCheeseSamurai ❤️😍❤️ 11mo
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Finished this one over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Love the psychopath kid angle. #BabyTeethBook

angel1 I won an e-copy of this on Goodreads so it‘s going to be my next read...I can‘t wait📚 12mo
melrailey @angel1 I hope you enjoy it. I loved that we had alternating chapters with the child‘s POV. 12mo
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This was so good and made me want to watch the series again.

LoveToReadLiveToRead Shiny. 😁 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Now I want to rewatch the series and then read this! 13mo
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Decided the end of this book deserved a bubble bath and a beer. And now I am one of those anxiously awaiting book three. #writefasterRothfuss

KathyWheeler Yeah — I hope it‘s soon. I should probably reread the two books before the 3rd comes out. 1y
Laalaleighh Welcome to the club. There are counselors provided if you need an outlet for your frustration and anger in a few years. Also if you notice most of us 7 year members do nothing but react with a visceral snarl whenever we hear the authors name, don‘t be alarmed. It‘s the results of years of discussing our theories on who the chandrian are until we‘ve reached the point we can‘t remember what the chandrian were anymore. The villains, we think? 1y
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Ended up loving this one. Tons of southern family drama plus a geeky heroine. The author read this book and her voice reminded me of Bernadette from Big Bang Theory. Haven‘t decided if that‘s good or bad.

Megabooks Bought this and then left it at a friend‘s house. Will collect soon! 1y
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Tuesday Nights in 1980 | Molly Prentiss
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1. Hogwarts
2. My life is the definition of a Lifetime movie
3. God gave me great friends who are always ready and willing to listen (and some were direct answers to prayer).

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Totally should have waited to read this book as it hit way too close to home. Still a good listen.

mrozzz Heartbreaking. Beautiful. I already want to reread it! 1y
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Goldie Vance Vol. 2 | Hope Larson
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I loved these graphic novels. Lines like this made me LOL.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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Absolutely loved this one! #girlpowerbuddyread

sammisho I have been eyeing that book sleeve forever! 1y
melrailey @sammisho I actually had my mom make this one! 1y
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Wasn‘t blown away by this one and the author‘s treatment of the main character drove me nuts. He tried too hard to make her unreliable.

Redwritinghood Totally agree. 1y
Copwithabook She came across as weak. I understand that she had a psychological issue, but I wanted her to be smarter and braver! 1y
melrailey @Copwithabook well he just threw so much at her — the psychological issue, the psychotropic drugs, the alcoholism- what woman could do anything with all that going on? Or be believed. But I wanted her to be stronger. I just think the author should have just given her one issue to deal with. That would have made her unreliable and also made her stronger. 1y
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A Well-Timed Murder | Tracee de Hahn
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Met Trace de Hahn on Valentines Day. She was quite delightful. I highly recommend Swiss Vendetta. Haven‘t read the new one yet.

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1. Any and all formats.
2. 8
3. Chocolate and/or cheese
4. Scooby Doo
#friyayintro

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Just finished this one. I loved it! Definitely ready for the second one!

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The Prey of Gods | Nicky Drayden
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I love this! I met Jeff Vandemeer and wished I‘d read more than just The Southern Reach Books. Just finished Underground Railroad today and can‘t wait for Zone One as I had wanted to read it for s while. Honestly though The Prey of Gods might be first. It looks just like what I‘m in the mood for. Oh and my two favorite Walking Dead characters! Thanks! #dutopianblues

Natasha.C.Barnes So jealous about future home!! 1y
kamoorephoto I want to read Borne so badly... 1y
ReadingEnvy I've heard The Prey of Gods is interesting. 1y
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Ashley_Nicoletto They really praise The Prey of Gods over on bookriot. I have it on my TBR solely for this reason. 😂😂 1y
NerdyRev I have been waiting to read Prey of Gods until you received yours. I hope you enjoy them all! 1y
UrsulaMonarch I just went from never having heard of this book to having my interest piqued to being delighted that there were no holds on it on Libby to checking it out! Thanks @ReadingEnvy @Ashley_Nicoletto & @melrailey ! (edited) 1y
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Unearthed | Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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I totally enjoyed this book. I love the Indiana Jones/Lars Croft feel to it. Of course after the These Broken Stars Books, I‘ll follow these ladies anywhere. But THAT ENDING!

Kristy_K Right?! I didn‘t see the ending coming! 1y
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Thought that was gonna be Hamilton but it says Taft. 😜 I‘m not a huge fan of this series as it goes on but now I‘m kinda in it as I have to know what happens. Oh well. I‘ve got a sinus infection that‘s kicking my butt. Finally have time to rest so I plan on spending my day alternating between sleeping and reading.

tournevis That the poster says Taft is hilarious!!!!! 1y
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon 💕 1y
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Redwritinghood Sinus infections are the worst! Hope you feel better soon. 1y
mabell I hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 1y
actualdisneyprincess Feel better soon, lady!!! 💖 1y
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 1y
Rachbb3 Get well soon! 1y
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The End of the World | Don Hertzfeldt
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Not only did I finally get my #dystopianblues package out today despite the snow but I also received mine! My package should arrive on Saturday.

NerdyRev Yay! 1y
NerdyRev I hope you enjoy them! 1y
melrailey Same to you @NerdyRev They‘re all favorites of mine. 1y
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Just finished this audiobook. Great mystery. Looking forward to more in this series.

ClairesReads I read this recently too and enjoyed it- excited to read the second one 1y
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A+ to this one. Made me like Batman and want to read more about him. Very quick with lots of action.

Rachbb3 Ugh! I almost picked this one up last night. I should have. 🤷 1y
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