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Youngest started volleyball today. I'm killing time in the bleachers at practice. ☺️🏐

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The Tommyknockers | Stephen King
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#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

1. System down at work today so I got to read for 7hrs and get paid for it! 😋

2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

3. Don't knoew. Don't care. What? 😂

4. Tagged... It's my favorite Stephen King book. 💓 👽

5. @Hooked_on_books @readordierachel

readordierachel Getting paid to read is living the dream! 😃 1mo
monkeygirlsmama @readordierachel I know!!! Sadly didn't get to do that today. Haha 1mo
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#WONDEROUSWEDNESDAY @eggs

1. My name is Rebekah,and but my boyfriend's name for me is Bex. 😊

2. Knitting With Dog Hair is a pretty ridiculous book title I've seen but have no intention of checking out. 🤣

3. I try to view each book as I do shows and movies, without being colored by the opinions of others. That said, it can be easy to pick up on the hype and then be let down.

4. A books cover is, to me, equally as important as what's inside.

Eggs Lovely responses🤗💗 1mo
Samplergal There is a knitter on Ravelry who uses dog hair exclusively. I just think of getting caught in the rain. Ugh. 1mo
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readordierachel Love that nickname! 1mo
julesG Thanks for the tag! I've heard of people knitting with dog hair. If it's properly cleaned before spinning it, it might not smell. But it's definitely not my sort of thing. I'll stick to sheep's wool. @Samplergal Saw that woman on Ravelry, too. 1mo
monkeygirlsmama @readordierachel Thanks! Me too. 😊 1mo
monkeygirlsmama I have a co-worker who calls me Beckles too.😂It's actually kind of endearing when he does it, but it's also kinda weird. 🤣 1mo
monkeygirlsmama @julesG Yeah I'd still be leary. LoL 1mo
monkeygirlsmama @Samplergal Too crazy for my tastes! 1mo
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My Ideal Bookshelf | Thessaly La Force
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I finally got two of my bookshelves up and several of my boxes of books shelved! So excited. 😁📚❤️

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A solid 4 stars for this cute teen read about self discovery and love in a world that seems anything but made for you.

Hooked_on_books Love the title 😂 1mo
Tanisha_A The title! 🤣 1mo
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I Have Lost My Way | Gayle Forman
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4-4.5 stars
Not my favorite Forman book, but I still really liked it.

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I Have Lost My Way | Gayle Forman
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Have read and loved all of her books! Here's hoping this is just as good as the rest. 🙂

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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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I've been in a reading slump for months, but I finally finished this thriller. Four stars! It was not the most exciting storyline, but it was intriguing and had some solid scary bits.

Readers beware though, there are definitely some gruesome segments so just be prepared. 👍

readordierachel Great book and, yes, on the gruesome side 😱 2mo
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Sarah's Legacy Shared | Daisy L. Townsend
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Sarah's Legacy Shared: Book Two was absolutely fabulous and did not disappoint in the least! Everything about this story kept me with my nose glued to the page. There was drama, excitement, and romance that all flowed seamlessly together, picking up right where book one left off.

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Sarah's Legacy | Daisy L Townsend
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Book two still isn't in the database here on @Litsy, but I've submitted an add request again.

Lookie what came in today's mail!!! 😁 Thank you again @Beiler for allowing me to beta read your Sarah's Legacy Shared manuscript and now again for this awesome signed early copy!!

Everybody out there needs to read these amazing books. 😊👍

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🤣🤪🤣🤪🤣

Tanisha_A 🤣😂 6mo
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Birdsong28 😂😂😂😂📚📖 6mo
hes7 😂😂😂 6mo
Purrfectpages lol 😝 6mo
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I didn't do a very good job at all with the #24in48 readathon challenge this weekend. In fact, I failed miserably. Dang it! LoL I knew I'd never hit 24hrs but thought I'd make it further than my 4+hrs. 🙄Oh well, it's been a nice weekend with my girls. And I did read one book, so I'll take it. ☺️

Good luck to the rest of you still working towards your goal. There's still time left!

@24in48

Kalalalatja Reading is reading, whether it is for 4 or 24 hours 😉👍 6mo
Librarybelle Any reading time is worth celebrating...good job! 6mo
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#36hourchallenge
#24in48
#favoritefoodrealtedbooks

This classic will always be a favorite, no matter how old I get. LoL

@24in48

wordzie Oh my gosh! Super ❤ 4mo
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The Dragon Delasangre | Alan F. Troop
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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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#snacktime #24in48

Let's see if I can finish this book before the end of this #readathon. 😏

@24in48

Tamra I haven‘t seen the cranberry citrus at our Target - I want to try it! 6mo
monkeygirlsmama @Tamra It's pretty good. This is the second box I've bought. My fav is the cucumber mint though. LoL 6mo
Tamra @monkeygirlsmama I like that, but my favorite that I‘m in fact drinking now is the grapefruit. 😋 6mo
monkeygirlsmama @Tamra I love that one too. My least favorite is the pineapple coconut. 6mo
Tamra @monkeygirlsmama 😖 No thanks 6mo
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Sarah's Legacy | Daisy L Townsend
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I‘m a far cry from the 15hr passed mark in this weekend‘s #24in48 readathon, but I‘m making headway. And, I just finished my first book of the challenge. Woohoo! Taking a break to write my review and throw some laundry into the dryer. Then maybe I‘ll hunker down with my other book, Out, that I‘ve been trying to read. I just have been spending way too much time with Hulu and Netflix when I get home from work lately. 😆

#24in48challenge
@24in48

monkeygirlsmama Side note: This was an excellent follow up installment in the Sarah‘s Legacy series. I will hold off sharing my review here u til the correct book, Sarah‘s Legacy Shared: Book 2, is added to the @Litsy database. @Beiler (edited) 6mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I know it doesn‘t look like a #bookshelfie since you can neither see books or shelves, but it‘s what I‘ve got right now. LoL All of these boxes and all the ones not pictured are filled with my books because I have been too lazy to buy and build bookshelves since moving. 🙄

#hour12challenge
#24in48
@24in48

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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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1. Tagged book and Sarah‘s Legacy Shared: Book Two By Daisy Beiler Townsend

2. House Hufflepuff

3. Blackish

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Slajaunie Love that show! 6mo
rachelsbrittain Yay Hufflepuff pride! Thanks for joining in 💛🖤💛 6mo
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Check-in time! | United States. Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region, United States. Dept. of Agriculture
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#24in48 check in and break lol

I haven‘t made any huge progress, but it‘s food time. 🍽

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Sarah's Legacy | Daisy L Townsend
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Coming in late to the #24in48 party cause I fell asleep too early last night, but here I am! Hope everyone else is off to a great start and enjoying some fabulous reads. 😊

I‘m actually beta reading Sarah‘s Legacy Shared: Book Two for Daisy right now. However, we‘ve got to get it added to the Litsy database, hence the first book tag. Can‘t wait to see where this goes as I‘m already loving it.

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Thank you, @OrangeMooseReads for sending along this awesome sounding book! I don't know just when exactly I'll get around to reading it, but hopefully sooner rather than later. 😁

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Paper Girls #5 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Getting some answers now, but just in time for a cliffhanger as next volume isn‘t out yet. 😭

Let the waiting game begin... again. LoL

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Paper Girls Vol. 4 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Pickpick

I still don‘t completely get it but I‘m more invested and ready to see what comes next, LoL.

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Paper Girls Vol. 3 | Brian K. Vaughan
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As with all of them so far, this series is very visual and bright. I like how well the colors and drawings come together. I‘m really not fully understanding the concept behind the storyline, but I‘m sticking with it til the end I guess.

3 stars and just on the cusp between “pick” and “so-so”.

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Paper Girls Vol. 2 | Brian K. Vaughan
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It‘s getting more interesting, I think. Still weird and I‘m still not 100% certain if I‘m actually enjoying it or just reading out of sheer curiosity.

Still a draw between “pick” and “so-so”; I gave it 3 stars on GoodReads.

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Paper Girls Vol. 2 | Brian K. Vaughan
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It's cold outside and I'm bored and lonely. So, back into my Xmas Carebear onesie with a glass of California Moscato and Paper Girls 2. Then I guess I'll hunker down with Netflix.

BethM Hugs! Litsy is good for the lonely 💗 7mo
monkeygirlsmama @BethM Thx ☺️ 7mo
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Paper Girls 1 | Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
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I‘ve seen this talked about on Litsy a lot, and decided to give it a shot. I‘m not sure what I think just yet. I‘d put this somewhere between a “pick” and “so-so”.

Have one more borrow on Hoopla available, so I‘m gonna see what volume two has in store.

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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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Omg f*ck no!!! 😭😭😭

This was a horrible, sh!tty cliffhanger to end on with no new installment release date in sight. 😢😲😬

Good volume though.

Zelma I am purposely waiting to read this one until the next installment is out. I know it will break my heart seeing all the reactions. 7mo
monkeygirlsmama @Zelma Aww you have strong resolve. Haha 7mo
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Zelma @monkeygirlsmama it helps that my library doesn‘t have Saga. I have to drive about 35 minutes to the next library system to pick them up, after they send it from a further branch. (edited) 7mo
monkeygirlsmama @Zelma What about Hoopla? That's how I've read all of mine. I realize that isn't helpful to your resolve... Hehe 7mo
Zelma @monkeygirlsmama we don‘t have Hoopla either. Only ComicsPlus (I think that‘s what it‘s called) and it has a poor selection. It doesn‘t bother me too much, I typically don‘t get antsy when reading a series. 7mo
monkeygirlsmama @Zelma That's a bummer. 7mo
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Ten Little Monkeys | Suzanne Williams
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Started by @kaye ...

My handle is one I created years before Litsy when I wanted to update my e-mail address. At the time I had two little, little girls who were always acting like crazy, silly monkeys. 🐒 🐒Hence the name, monkeygirlsmama. 😂 Now they‘re both teenagers, far less monkey-ish and more “leave me alone; you‘re embarrassing” but still my babies. ❤️

Aims42 Awww, I love your story!! 💗 7mo
monkeygirlsmama @Aims42 😊thanks 7mo
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Saga Volume 8 | Brian K Vaughan
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Took me long enough to get around to reading this, but happy I did finally. It was awesome like the earlier books. Now on to book 9.

Eyelit I love this series!! I‘ve been putting off reading 9 because I know I won‘t get any more for at least a year (series is currently on hiatus) 😫 - but I‘ll probably crack and read it sooner rather than later 7mo
monkeygirlsmama @Eyelit Hiatus?! No!! Ugh that sucks; I was just getting ready to look to see when the next release date was too. Booo 7mo
Eyelit Yeah, it‘s a total bummer... but both the Vaughn and Staples are working on a lot of other projects so I‘m thinking they‘re taking a break from this to finish those up so they can come back and focus on Saga? Idk. I just know I‘ll probably go through withdrawal at some point next year 🤪 7mo
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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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OMG what an amazing #HalloweenHorrorSwap package @Regi_C sent to me. 😁 Thank you so very very much!!! I've actually been wanting to read both of these. Meanwhile the rest of the goodies look amazing, and the decor will go awesome on my new bookshelves. Thank you thank you thank you! 😊😚

Regi_C Yay!! I'm so glad! You'll love the books, and hopefully the candy, also :) 9mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little

I forgot to take a photo before mailing it last week, but the post office assured me my #HalloweenHorrorSwap buddy would receive her package from the mailman by Halloween. I hope they weren't blowing smoke up my you know what. LoL

Ruri_kaichou 🤞🤞 9mo
monkeygirlsmama @TheReadingMermaid I hope I didn't screw up and mail it too late. If you hear anything from my buddy please let them know I really did send it and they told me it would make it in time. 😶 9mo
TheReadingMermaid OK sweetie, I will 9mo
Regi_C I hope you liked it! And don't worry, the package arrived safe and sound, it was just on hold because I was out of the country:) 9mo
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Squee!!! Got this in the mail yesterday. Thank you to my #HalloweenHorrorSwap buddy! Can't wait to open it on the 31st. 😁 I'll be mailing my box out hopefully Monday or maybe Tuesday. I meant to do it this week, but it was a horrible, terrible week. 😣

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Proper Names | Emmanuel Lévinas
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@LibrarianRyan

*YOUR not you 😉🤪

R: Rebecca
E: Elsewhere
B: Black Beauty
E: Eragon
K: Kite Runner
A: Anne of Green Gables
H: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone

LibrarianRyan Damn I can‘t type. I‘ve now read 50+ of these and you are the only one to catch my mistake. Thanks though. I‘ll fix it next time. 😁🤓👍🏻 10mo
monkeygirlsmama @LibrarianRyan 🤣 Sorry! I annoy people all the time with my pointing out their typos. I even did it at a job interview a month ago, and the typo was actually on one of their motivational paintings hanging on the wall. 😂😂 10mo
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1. Somewhere in the middle. 📚
2. HP ⚡️
3. ❤️ both, but I mostly read ebooks.
4. Coffee, though again I do enjoy both. ☕️
5. King 👑
6. @jfalkens 🤓

#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47 #ThisOrThat

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 10mo
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I never looked at the story of Abraham & Isaac the same way as this author depicted it. It‘s the whole shadow theory and looking at it as a precursor for things to come (in the New Testament) that I never caught before. It was very intriguing to see things from LaPierre‘s viewpoint. The Biblical parallels he pointed out from Abraham & Issac to God & Jesus were truly amazing. I feel like reading this section of the Bible makes much more sense now.

Laura317 Yes! I can‘t imagine how Abraham felt preparing to sacrifice his son. And that Isaac must have been willing!? Very much like God and Jesus. 10mo
CouronneDhiver There are so many great parallels everywhere in the Bible. 🙂 It‘s wonderful 10mo
monkeygirlsmama @Laura317 You should check this book out. It‘s a new release on Amazon now. 10mo
monkeygirlsmama Agreed, I don‘t know that I could be as diligent. God willing I never have to put that to the test. 10mo
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Before and Again | Barbara Delinsky
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This started a bit slow for me, but in the end it was a really moving story that kept me engaged. I love that Delinksy‘s characters are believable and no different than the average person. That‘s what makes their plight, reactions, and experiences so realistic and relatable.

#NetGalleyReads

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Using God‘s Word as the foundation, LaPierre has produced an in-depth look at the trials we, as Christians, go through in life. Sometimes they‘re brought on us by our own stupidity; however, at other times these trials are just building blocks God is using to grow us. Thorough and well written in a relatively easy to grasp manner, the author did a great job of making the material relatable.

CouronneDhiver Stacked! 👍🏽 11mo
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Marriage God‘s Way is a great Biblically sound guide to living up to your potential in marriage. I found it easy to follow & appreciated the author‘s directness & thorough scriptural references. Whether you‘re getting ready to get married, are already happily married, or are married but struggling I recommend this book. Husbands & wives can both gain a lot from reading this and even more so, I‘d imagine, if fortunate enough to read it together.

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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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I‘ve missed out on A-G, but here are my H choices...

Book/Author: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Movie: Hocus Pocus
TV Show: House
Food: Hot dog w/the works (sauerkraut, onions, relish, ketchup, mustard, cheese, jalapeños)

#ManicMonday #LetterH @JoScho

Suzze I picked a Joe Hill as my author too. My 7 year old neighbor is always bugging me to watch Hocus Pocus. I guess I need to do it! 11mo
monkeygirlsmama @Suzze Great minds! And, yes, you should. It‘s such a good movie. 🍿 11mo
Guildedearlobe That‘s like a hot dog salad. 11mo
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monkeygirlsmama @Guildedearlobe 😂😂😂😂😂 I will never again look at a works hot dog without thinking this. 😂😂😂😂😂 (edited) 11mo
JoScho All great answers! 11mo
Sharpeipup Completely forgot about Hocus Pocus...🤦🏼‍♀️ 11mo
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Horrorology | Stephen Jones
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#Repost #HalloweenHorrorSwap @TheReadingMermaid

I‘m so excited to finally get the chance to participate in a swap! And what better time than Halloween?!

Don‘t miss out; sign up now! (You‘ll need to go to The ReadingMermaid‘s original post for the clickable sign up link. Sorry.) 🎃

monkeygirlsmama Ha! You beat me to it. Thanks! 11mo
TheReadingMermaid No problem darling. Thank you so much for reposting 🤗 11mo
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Friday | Robert A. Heinlein
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#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

1. You guys
2. Three, but I pronounce it as one. 🤫
3. Litsy, GoodReads, Libby, iBooks, Kindle, Serial Reader, Hoopla, Aldiko, Overdrive, CloudLibrary, and an app for my Library in Oklahoma
4. Visit the neighbors, drink tea, put a few pieces in the puzzle with my gma
5. @Lmstraubie

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After Nightfall | A. J. Banner
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Mehso-so

Liked the mystery of this book and how it kept me guessing. Yet, something felt off to me about the development and the way the author left things at the very end was terribly disappointing.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#NetGalleyReads

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After Nightfall | A. J. Banner
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@SilversReviews #TuesdayTidbits

1.) Drinking a cup of hot peppermint tea in my grandma‘s kitchen. ☕️
2.) See tagged book. So far it‘s okay, not great- okay. Half way to go still.
3.) Usually I pick from my review TBR and go by what‘s coming out sooner rather than later. Sometimes I choose based solely on what sounds good. 👌

SilversReviews Grandma's kitchen sounds wonderful. Thanks for playing. 😊 12mo
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Saw this one in the kid‘s section at the library yesterday, so naturally had to break my ban on buying/checking out books. 🤣 And long story short, I‘ve read about half of it and I am loving this book! 💜 Wish I owned it.

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Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music | Christoph Cox, Daniel Warner
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@Ke633 #tellmetuesday

1.) Yes
2.) Exercise, drive, do puzzles, and do the dishes...
3.) Not sure
4.) Sometimes the narrators kill the book for me.
5.) Regular

Ke633 Doing a puzzle is a good idea! Thanks for sharing! 12mo
SilversReviews Good answers. I haven‘t gotten a bad narrator YET. I hope I don‘t. 😊 12mo
Birdsong28 I have learnt to sample the book on Audible before I buy as I have been burned by a bad narrator before now. 📚📖 12mo
readordierachel Same on no. 4, narrator is so important! 12mo
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Found the tagged book at the laundromat yesterday and was stoked to add it to my TBR pile. Then, when I took the kids by the park to swing, we discovered a newly installed Little Free Library. I‘ve never actually seen one in person, and was so excited I ended up adding my new find to the collection. 😃 I didn‘t take anything from it this time, but we will see what‘s there next time. Maybe something with grab my fancy. (Cause I need more books. 😂)

SilversReviews This is a beautiful little library. 12mo
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The High Tide Club | Mary Kay Andrews
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Told through snippets of past memories and current events, The High Tide Club, is an entertaining and engaging piece of modern women‘s mystery fiction. I was pleasantly surprised by the direction this storyline took. Each character was well crafted, flaws and all, and that made them come to life as their stories were weaved together like an old, handmade quilt.

#NetGalleyReads

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The Dam Keeper: World Without Darkness | Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi
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Panpan

Don‘t waste your time. 👎

I did not care for this book at all. Truthfully, I wasn‘t a fan of the first book either; however, I stuck with it because of the illustrations. The story itself was just passable, in my honest opinion. Then, like a glutton for a punishment, I decided to pick up his second installment to see what happened. If anything, I think it got worse. Sorry to say, the art is still the best thing this series has going for it.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I hate to hear that. The illustrations are darling. 12mo
monkeygirlsmama @RestlessFickleBookHoarder They really are, and that‘s what first lured me in to book one. The illustrations were so good; I just wished the story development had lived up to the artwork. 12mo
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After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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Simply AMAZING! After Anna is a book I won‘t be able to stop thinking about- one I won‘t be able to help but recommend. Lisa Scottoline has a produced a jaw dropping thriller guaranteed to shock, horrify, and delight you. Just wow!

ALL THE STARS!

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