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Joined May 2016

I read romance and fantasy mostly. And you'll see lots of my dog Periwinkle. https://www.goodreads.com/gillnit
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The Cursed King by Abigail Owen
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The Wolf | J.R. Ward
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Mehso-so

I finished The Wolf last night. It was alright. The description is all about Rio and Lucan, but half the book was dealing with another Vishous problem. I'm just really done with him. Rio and Lucan's romance was less satisfying because it felt like it didn't get enough time to develop enough to end with I love yous. I love this bananapants world Ward has created so I'll keep reading each book.

Also I got a bingo!

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m reading Claimed at the moment but I‘m looking forward to this one. 3d
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The Wolf | J.R. Ward
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What I'm starting today.🐺

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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I finished my November #BookSpin last night. This is an ARC of the 2nd book in Katee Robert's Dark Olympus series. It's a modern retelling of Eros and Psyche. Eros is commanded by his mother, Aphrodite, to kill Psyche and instead marries her. He thinks of himself as a monster, so doesn't recognize the pains in his chest as feelings. Love their relationship. The setting of Olympus is very fun. Out 1/18/22.

nitalibrarian Oops, I did a Blurb instead of a Review. This is a Pick for me. 6d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I was able to read most of this book on my plane rides to and from Santa Fe and then finished it up last night. I liked it very much. You get to discover with the main character what's happening because he wakes up with amnesia at the very beginning of the book. You get flashbacks as he remembers things. Interesting science concepts. I adore Rocky. #botm

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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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We also stopped at Beastly Books, which I think was opened by George R. R. Martin. He's doing a signing there later today.

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Visiting friends in Santa Fe. Today we stopped at this bookstore and I found another Persuasion to add to my collection.

Leftcoastzen That‘s a great store. 2w
wanderinglynn What a gorgeous edition! 😍 2w
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Fated Blades | Ilona Andrews
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I finished these two. The 1st is a novella/short story collection and the 2nd is an ARC. They both take place in the same science fiction world. The Kinsmen are humans with advanced powers. Great worldbuilding and characters. I liked Fated Blades a little more just because it was novel length and we got to delve into the story and characters more. Fated Blades is out 2/22.

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Hunt the Stars | Jessie Mihalik
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I just finished an ARC of Mihalik's start to her new science fiction romance series. I loved it. Tavi and her team are hired by Torran to find something that was stolen from him. Great worldbuilding and I loved the found family aspects. Lovely characters, though this book is from the viewpoint of only Tavi and I wish we had had Torran's too. My only complaint. Out 2/1/2022.

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Window Shopping | Tessa Bailey
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Put together my November #BookSpinBingo card. Lots of ARCs this month. I was able to mark off one book already as I finished it last night.😁📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! 3w
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Window Shopping | Tessa Bailey
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Seinfeld is now on Netflix and I'm watching it for the 1st time. It for some reason didn't interest me when it was on in the 90s. I'm up late watching it and also created my November #BookSpin list.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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October somehow passed in a blink of an eye. I finished 12 books and got one bingo for #BookSpinBingo. 📚🍁

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Saint | Sierra Simone
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I finished my October #BookSpin late last night. It was Sierra Simone's 3rd book in her Priest series. This one features Aiden Bell, who is now a monk, and the man he left 5 years ago, Elijah. This was all angst and beautifully written. I couldn't give it 5 stars, because it had a smidge too much religious description for me. But otherwise really enjoyed this 2nd chance romance. CW: Past suicide and suicidal thoughts, mental health discussions.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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I'm a #saturdaylibrarian today. 1st up is cataloging. Here's the adult books we're putting out next week.

Leftcoastzen Some good ones ! Oh , the cataloging life !Scanning titles had to look up New York one , sounds fantastic. 4w
Leftcoastzen Newt is still writing books ? Sigh 4w
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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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My November picks for #botm. I've listened to a little of Project Hail Mary and decided I would rather read it than listen to it so added it on.

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Just started this one.🧹 #botm

Ddzmini Just got mine in the mail today 🤗📖 1mo
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I finished this lovely book last night. Absolutely one of my favorite books by this author. The hero is a bit judgmental of the heroine in the beginning. They have great banter. I love how their relationship develops. And I teared up (happy tears) at the end. 5⭐️ Out 11/30

Finishing this book also gave me a bingo for October's #BookSpinBingo. 😆

Johanna414 Just put a hold on this on my library's overdrive! 1mo
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Our library material returns are now an evil minion and a monster!

AWildMandaPanda I love that!! 1mo
Ruthiella So cute! 😍 1mo
Bookzombie Cute! 1mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I haven't listened to an audiobook in a while. I decided to start this one on our walk this evening.🐕 #audiowalk

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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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Took the day off to drive to the nearest Kia dealership (1 hour away) to take care of some recalls. I, of course, had to stop at Barnes & Noble while I was there. Here's my #bookhaul. I found two more editions of Persuasion to add to my collection.

CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! 1mo
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Kingdom of the Cursed | Kerri Maniscalco
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I have today off as the library is closed for Native American Day. South Dakota has been celebrating it instead of Columbus Day since 1990.

wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! I wish Congress would change the federal holiday. 2mo
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Tommy Cabot Was Here | Cat Sebastian
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Finished my October #DoubleSpin. This is a 1950s M/M historical romance novella and is a 2nd chance romance. It's a sweet, low drama story. Everett works as a teacher at the private school he went to when young and is reacquainted with his old roommate, Tommy, when Tommy is dropping his son off for school. Everett's never gotten over his first love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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#bookmail
A special edition of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. 🥰

TheSpineView Pretty ❤ 2mo
Jas16 That is lovely 2mo
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I'm covering books this week as my coworker is gone. Discovered this under the cover of Dave Grohl's new book. A little sad I'm covering it up.

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Fiction to catalog this week. 📚🤩

TheLibrarian I miss working in a library that buys fiction books (and me being the one that selects them). 2mo
TiredLibrarian @nitalibrarian Some great stuff in there! I just got Slewfoot & looked over the illustrations. 📚😊 2mo
TiredLibrarian @TheLibrarian I select the fiction at my library! I feel very fortunate. 😊❤ 2mo
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Tommy Cabot Was Here | Cat Sebastian
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Got my October #BookSpinBingo all set up.
#BookSpin - Saint by Sierra Simone
#DoubleSpin - Tommy Cabot was Here by Cat Sebastian

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Duke, Actually | Jenny Holiday
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13 books read in September. And I got one bingo for #BookSpinBingo.😁

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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What strange lovely book. I was enthralled. Beautifully written. I loved the way Piranesi looked at his world. The book is almost like a labyrinth itself as you try to piece all the story together. 5⭐️ #botm

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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I went with just this one for October's #botm.

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Luck of the Titanic | Stacey Lee
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Valora sneaks onto the Titanic. She knows her brother, Jamie, is on board. They are biracial, their mother white and English and their father Chinese. I was never able to fully relax reading this book because I knew what awful thing was going to happen. Great characters. Valora is very determined. There were very few Chinese on the ship as they were not allowed in the U.S. at the time. The characters deal with a lot of racism in this book.

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This was between a Pick and So-So for me. Very much liked the characters and their romance. Loved Tommy's family, the Wynchesters. Philippa's discovery of self was wonderful. But the side plot could not keep my interest at all. It felt like it was taking away from the story. Out 10/26.

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Made up my October #BookSpin list. 😁🍁

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I've been waiting four years for this book. I am extremely excited. Cole said she might even get it out before January 25.🥰

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A Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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I just finished an ARC of this book. I adored it. It is a fantasy with strong romantic elements that takes place in Edwardian England. It features two gay main characters and you get both of their viewpoints. Non-magical Robin becomes liaison to magical England, Edwin specifically, and immediately finds himself in trouble. Fantastic writing and lovely characters. It doesn't have a cliffhanger ending, but their story is not finished. Out 11/2.

CarolynM This sounds great. I've preordered it🙂 2mo
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The Devil You Know | Kit Rocha
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This is the 2nd book in the Mercenary Librarians series. It's post-apocalyptic romance. Features found family, which I love. Maya and Gray work well together.

This was my September #BookSpin.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Peter Cabot Gets Lost | Cat Sebastian
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Today's #bookmail is a 1960s road trip with grumpy/sunshine heroes romance.

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Today's #bookmail 🧛

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Unhinged | James Onley
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This was my #DoubleSpin for September. It was OK. These young kids who are diagnosed as psychopaths are raised to be killers of evil men. They are adults now. Noah seeks out one of these men, Adam, who killed his father when he was younger. I liked the premise, the execution didn't really work for me though. Overuse of verbs in the dialogue tags, for one.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3mo
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Duke, Actually | Jenny Holiday
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I absolutely adored this book. It's a slow burn acquaintances to best friends to lovers. Max and Dani develop such a wonderful relationship over the year, much of it long distance, but they come to depend on each other. They are extremely supportive. One of those books I want to hug. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out 10/26.

Liatrek I love books that you want to hug❤️ 3mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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My #botm is here! The pins are cute.🙂

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We're closed Monday for Labor Day, so I'm going to try to get much of this cart cataloged today so that they can be labeled and covered and ready to go out next week as early as possible. A lot comes out next week! This is the fiction side.

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Duke, Actually | Jenny Holiday
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Here's my September #BookSpinBingo board! 📚😁

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This is the book you read if you want the details of that awful day from the people who lived through them. It's pretty much focuses on that day, so no deep analysis on the who, how, or why. It's a difficult book to read, but an important one, I think.

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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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This is not a happy book. Anna is dealing with mental health issues and a very sick parent. Her sister is overbearing and unsupportive. This is more an Anna book than a Quan book, which makes the romance unsatisfying. But I liked the two main characters and I liked the book even though the characters are miserable. #botm

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I read 15 books in August.
And I got one bingo for #BookSpinBingo. 😁

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It's #botm time! It's my birthday month so I got a credit for free and I got the reaction pins for getting a friend to join.

nitalibrarian I should add that I already read an ARC of The Love Hypothesis and loved it so much. I couldn't pass up having a hardcover edition for my shelves. 3mo
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The Devil You Know | Kit Rocha
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Here's my September #BookSpin list. 📚😁

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Well, here we go. I'm crawling into bed and starting this book. It seems like this happened forever ago, but at the same time, I can't believe it's been 20 years. It happened on my 22nd birthday and the 1st plane hit while I was walking to my first University class of the day in Minnesota. This is going to be a hard read.

Tamra Agreed! 3mo
Jas16 It is going to be a hard read but I thought it was worth it. 3mo
Bookzombie I can‘t believe it‘s been 20 years either. I was also 22 and on the campus shuttle on my way to my first class of day. 3mo
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Rules for Heiresses | Amalie Howard
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I finished the tagged book tonight. It gave me a bingo for August's #BookSpinBingo and it was my #DoubleSpin. The book was alright. I wasn't in love with either character or the storyline, so it dragged a bit for me.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3mo
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The First Sister | Linden A. Lewis
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Brought home three books today - two library books and Sarah MacLean's newest for my bookshelves.

Leftcoastzen I‘m so envious of your card catalog! 3mo
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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Next read is Helen Hoang's newest. #botm

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