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Pamwurtzler

Joined July 2016

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A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
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The Secret Place | Tana French
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I liked this, but maybe not as much as her others. It seemed to move more slowly. But, still very good!

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Opinions | C. E. M. Joad
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1. I like seeing what people are reading, and many of the pictures you guys take are amazing! I‘m not creative at all; mostly what you get from me are pictures of my kindle screen.
2. I‘m honestly not interested in the pet photos (#unpopularopinion, I know! 🤷‍♀️)
3. I saw another comment about a favorites list - that would be nice.
4. Not as often as I used to. I mostly only post when I‘m participating in a challenge.
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Pamwurtzler 5. I stopped doing swaps because they were more stressful than fun for me. 5d
Pamwurtzler 6. I‘m trying to cut down on screen time in general but I do love this platform and will try for the 15 minutes a day to participate more! (edited) 5d
Sace I'm crushed by your answer to 2 😂😂😂😂😂 5d
ljuliel Thanks for replying. Great answers. 💕 5d
jillrhudy Ditto on the cats with no books (and wrongly linked to a random book). I post my dog with books! 4d
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JenlovesJT47 🤗 7d
Librarybelle Yay! 7d
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A Killing in the Hills | Julia Keller
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I‘m not doing so well at this challenge (and a few others), but here‘s #WestVirginia. I did like this book - the story was engrossing and the descriptions of the WV scenery were terrific. #ReadingUSA2019

squirrelbrain Sounds good - I can‘t remember if I still need WV or not - I‘ll have to check when I get home.... 3w
Hooked_on_books I liked this one, too! 3w
BarbaraBB I do need WV, thanks for the recommendation! 3w
Librarybelle Awesome! 3w
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1. That was a tough one. I read a bunch of good books in September.
2. Light blue. A sweatshirt FINALLY!
3. I saw the musical Come from Away. It was SO SO SO good!
4. Can I whistle? Not really, no. I can snap my fingers though!
5. ❤️❤️
Thanks for the tag, @howjessreads ! #friyayintro

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Fish Stick Fridays | Rhys Ford
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1. Sort of so-so. 23/26 for #LitsyAtoZ - I still need x, y, and z - help! 35/50 for ReadingUSA2019, and I‘ve sort of faded on #Booked2019. 169/200 for GR challenge.
2. My favorite exercise is water aerobics. Is that a fun fact? It was the first thing I thought of.
3. 70‘s classic rock
4. Wedding in September
5. 😀👍🏻✋🏻✋🏻
#friyayintro

Susanita 🖐🏻 1mo
Butterfinger I had to do an X-Men novelization. My husband owned it. I enjoyed Yes I Can by Sammy Davis Jr. If you think you might like a modern day Frankenstein, I also read Zodiac Station. Good luck. 1mo
Karkar How about this? 1mo
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Bklover I pretty much crashed and burned on #Booked2019. Made it through one quarter. 1mo
Pamwurtzler @bklover Same here! 1mo
Pamwurtzler @Karkar thanks for trying; I used both of those last year. 😀 1mo
Karkar @Pamwurtzler dang it was trying to find things you would like. 1mo
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#7days7covers Day 7

Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation. Play along!

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A Dangerous Engagement | Ashley Weaver
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#7covers#7days Day 6

Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation. Join in, it‘s fun!

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#7covers7days #coverlove Day 5

Post 7 covers in 7 days, no explanation. Join in!

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#7covers7days #coverlove Day 4

Yikes! I forgot yesterday. Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanations. (There‘s really no explanation needed for this one anyway!😀)

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Death By Muttonbird | Simon Dodd
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 3

Post a cover every day for 7days, no explanation. Join in!

Karkar I want to hear and relax with this view 2mo
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#7days7covers #coverlove Day 2

This is fun - post a cover for 7 straight days, no explanation. Everybody play!

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Park Avenue Summer | Rene Rosen
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#7covers7days #coverlove
Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation. Tag someone else to play each day.

@JenlovesJT47 want to play?

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This was so good! I read it in a sitting. Maddie leaves her husband and aspires to be a reporter, but the story she follows and the actions she takes have terrible consequences. #ReadingUSA2019 #Maryland

Hooked_on_books I read one of hers for Delaware which was also quite good and a quick read. I definitely want to read more from her. 2mo
BarbaraBB Agreeing with @Hooked_on_books , I want to read this one too after enjoying Sunburn! 2mo
Samplergal Glad you enjoyed it. 2mo
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Librarybelle Hooray! 2mo
Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books I read Sunburn for Delaware too, and liked this one much more. See what you think! 2mo
squirrelbrain I think Sunburn was a very popular choice for Delaware 😁 @Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books ! 2mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Thanks to you! You were sending out copies all over the world 💕 2mo
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB 🤣👍❤️ 2mo
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April Fools | Jess Lourey
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This is the 12th in the Murder by Month series. They‘re cozies set in small town #Minnesota, and are full of fun, quirky characters. The main character, Mira, comes to town to house and pet sit for a friend and manages to stumble across a dead body every month. #ReadingUSA2019 This puts me at 35/50 and it‘s definitely getting harder to find good books!

Tamra I‘ve not heard of this series! I‘ll stack. 2mo
Pamwurtzler @Tamra The first in the series is 2mo
Tamra @Pamwurtzler thanks! 2mo
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BarbaraBB I am at 35 too! And yes, it gets more difficult. Which states are you having trouble with? 2mo
Librarybelle I‘ve wanted to read this series - good to hear they are as fun as they look! 2mo
Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB Montana, Alabama, Tennessee- I need to do some more looking around to find something I actually want to read that‘s set in those states. 😀 2mo
BarbaraBB I liked this one for Alabama though it‘s horror! 2mo
BarbaraBB For Montana I am still looking as well! 2mo
Pamwurtzler @BarbaraBB I read The Elementals last fall and really liked it. 2mo
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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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A young woman returns to #Mississippi to uncover what happened the night her father was killed. It‘s a good read - it really draws you into the heat and humidity and the racism that was the Mississippi delta. #ReadingUSA2019

squirrelbrain Sounds like a great choice! 2mo
Librarybelle This sounds good...stacking! 2mo
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There‘s a package coming your way, @ferskner !
#whodunitthesequel

ferskner I forgot to let you know that this arrived - I'm sorry! 2mo
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This series caught my eye from a @bookriot email and @Matilda was right- this looks to be a great mystery series.

Matilda I love it! Especially watching the hot mess lead slowly try to get herself and life in better order. 3mo
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I was really not ready for that book to end! It was so good! #literarycrew #thesummercountry

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you liked it! 3mo
kspenmoll I so agree! Cannot put it down; will finish tonight! 3mo
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The Girl in the Flaming Dress | Michael J. Vaughn
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This was an odd sort of rom-com, and just kind of okay. But it was a short read, and set in Jackpot #Nevada. #ReadingUSA2019. I do like the cover

tpixie great cover!
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Librarybelle That is an interesting cover! 3mo
squirrelbrain Doesn‘t sound like one we should leap at reading! 3mo
Pamwurtzler @squirrelbrain No, hopefully you have a better choice for Nevada. 3mo
squirrelbrain I don‘t think I‘ve chosen one yet Pam, but I‘m sure there must be plenty..... 🤔 3mo
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I love my library! I‘ve gotten these in the last 2days. #whenitrainsitpours

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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JenlovesJT47 Sending goodies next time! 🤗 3mo
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Runaway Bride | Mary Jayne Baker
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1. Runaway Bride
2. 122 - maybe I need to purge a few?
3. I used to play 1010 but had to delete it. Lately I‘ve been playing Tiles inside the N.Y. Times app. These games are ridiculously addictive.
4. Litsy, Goodreads for fun, Starbucks for caffeine, and my grocery store has an app called Scan, Bag, Go. It‘s been a long time since I stood in a checkout line.
5. Everybody play!
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs I like the sound of scan-bag-go! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This question has me thinking about an app purge also! 3mo
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Book #7 for #cozyinthesun. I‘m going to be reading the rest of this series for sure! Thanks for the buddy read, @Librarybelle and @ferskner !

SheilaChew Looks fun! 3mo
Librarybelle My copy of this just came in! Thank you for participating! 3mo
ferskner I'm so glad you participated! 3mo
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Book #6 for #cozyinthesun. This is one of my favorite historical settings - between the wars in England. The mystery in this one was just okay- I figured out the culprit early on. I love the characters though! And the covers are wonderful. (At least this cover that I got from goodreads is!)

Librarybelle It is a wonderful cover, and I‘ve got this one lined up to read this weekend! 4mo
ferskner I love that Art Deco look. 4mo
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Girl Gone Missing | Marcie Rendon
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This is the second book in this series, so I may have needed to read the first one. Cash is a Native American who seems to have a sixth sense or something- in this book a couple of girls are kidnapped and she uses that sense to rescue them. Good but I‘m not sure I‘d read another. #ReadingUSA2019 #NorthDakota (this would also work for Minnesota as they go back and forth)

squirrelbrain I forget which states I‘ve read and which I haven‘t.... I have a list at home so I‘ll have to take a pic of it to remind myself! 😁 4mo
Librarybelle Great! 4mo
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Telephone Line | Julie Mulhern
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I love this series set in 1975 Kansas City. The MC is an artist and a widow (details I book 1) who lives in the Country club district. It‘s probably got something to do with my age, but the details in these books are perfect and if murder can be fun, these are. #ReadingUSA2019 #Missouri #cozyinthesun

CarolynM These sound fun. I've just downloaded the first one, thanks. 4mo
Hooked_on_books Cute cover! 4mo
Librarybelle This does sound like fun! 4mo
ferskner Oh interesting! What an unusual setting! 4mo
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Fatality in F | Alexia Gordon
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Book #4 for #cozyinthesun. It‘s the 4th in the series and I think I like this one best. The ghost is snarky and funny and the rest of the characters are fun.

Librarybelle Looks good! 4mo
ferskner I've seen these popping up a lot! 4mo
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Murder Lo Mein | Vivien Chien
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I like this series a lot - the MC is running her family‘s Chinese restaurant and the murders happen in the shopping center where the restaurant is. This is #3 in the series and they‘re fun! Also, #ReadingUSA friends, if you need #Ohio, these are set in Cleveland. #CozyInTheSun

Librarybelle Oh! I‘ll have to add this! 4mo
ferskner This looks amazing! 4mo
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This was a fun read! I loved Amory and am interested to see where this series goes. #CozyInTheSun

Librarybelle I gave this one a 4 star and have book two ready to read during the #24in48 #readathon 4mo
ferskner I've been eyeing this series. I'm glad it's good! 4mo
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Murder Is Binding | Lorna Barrett
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Phew - back from a few days with sketchy WiFi. I‘m giving this a so-so - I figured out the killer early on and the reference to a child with Down Syndrome as ‘retarded‘ turned me off. But, another state finished! #ReadingUSA2019 #NewHampshire
#CozyintheSun #1

Librarybelle A good book choice for both #ReadingUSA2019 and #CozyInTheSun ! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Oh no! I‘m wondering a little about this author‘s ideology. The use of that word in this book and questioning why a woman would be interested in another woman when a lesbian relationship was suspected make me worry. Not so progressive, I‘m thinking. At least they are quick reads. 4mo
ferskner That's too bad...that cover is so promising! 4mo
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I like this series, but truly this one was a snoozer for me.

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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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This is the first time I can remember getting a new release library book anytime even close to the actual release date. It‘s not a kindle book though, so I‘ll have to read it on the iPad before the library takes it back!

Hooked_on_books Isn‘t it ridiculously exciting when that happens? 5mo
Kimzey Just started the audiobook today! 🎉👍🏻 5mo
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Crazeedi It's a bummer when it's not a kindle book and I have to read on ipad 5mo
imabusybee Something I learned about new releases if you wait a day or 2 after recieving it. It should add the kindle version. 5mo
Pamwurtzler @imabusybee thanks, good to know!! 5mo
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This has been my pool read, so it‘s taken forever for me to read it. I‘ll give this a resounding not bad rating- it was kind of fun, and definitely the setting and characters were interesting. #ReadingUSA2019 #NewMexico

squirrelbrain Great title! 🤣 5mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m with @squirrelbrain on this one! 👍🏼 5mo
Pamwurtzler @squirrelbrain @Hooked_on_books It‘s a series! The next one is The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy (not in database) (edited) 5mo
Librarybelle 👍 5mo
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Broken Places | Tracy Clark
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I really liked this one. It‘s a ‘cop turned private eye‘ mystery, with the twist that the MC is an African-American woman. Jamie recommended this in the @bookriot mystery newsletter - thanks @Matilda !

Matilda This series is great! 4mo
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I had no idea what this book was going to be about when I started it. It‘s a wonderful family saga of love and loss and relationships. So good!

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Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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I‘ve read the first two - liking these so far! I‘m loving the quotes you guys are posting. #FallofPfiction #buddyread

Librarybelle I agree - love the quotes so far! 5mo
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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I‘m loving this series set in early 1920‘s India. The mystery is good, and you get a great feel for the culture of the time and the limitations placed on women, even the lawyer.

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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So this book was okay, but I can‘t rave about it. It‘s a Cold War spy novel/family drama. It‘s written as a journal that the MC is writing to her kids. The ending was unresolved so I‘m wondering if it‘s going to be continued in another book.

Sace Do you listen to the Black Chick Lit podcast? They just did an episode about this book. http://blackchicklit.com/podcast/episode-29-american-spy/ 5mo
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1. Nope. I get called by my last name a lot though.
2. Tagged! Honestly, I was surprised it was in the database.
3. Yes, it‘s always disappointing to not like a book that‘s received a bunch of good reviews.
4. No, I read e-books, so the covers don‘t matter so much.
5. Hmm let‘s see @Mdargusch @Karkar @Chelleo @LeshaMac

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗 funny title !!! 5mo
Chelleo 3 is sooo true 5mo
Mdargusch Thanks for the tag! I‘m a little late on this. 😬 5mo
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I liked this book - some family drama, a mysterious disappearance, a bookstore in Paris. The timeline is back and forth, and there were times I wasn‘t sure about the reliability of the narrator. It‘s a good read though - I read it in one sitting.

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This just makes me sad. Did anyone else use this site to track series reads? You could choose series to track and they‘d show you the books you‘d completed reading and send you an email when a new book was released. I hope I can find something to replace this great service. #Fictfact #seriesreads

robinb I didn‘t even know about this...how cool is that!!! And how sad that it‘s closed! I would have loved this, being a big series fanatic. 😩 (edited) 6mo
rather_be_reading this sounded like it was cool 6mo
DivineDiana Also unaware of this. I can see how it would be very helpful. Too bad. 6mo
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TheSpineView I never knew about them but now I wish I had. I wonder if they started a go fund me page they could start up again. I would contribute! 6mo
MirandaLeighBee Omg! I would‘ve loved this if I had known about it! 😞 6mo
Lynnsoprano That sounds like it would have been something really useful. But you have tagged one of my all time favorite series 😀 6mo
cherinium Perhaps it is no longer running because none of us knew about it! 6mo
Pamwurtzler @Lynnsoprano I‘ve only read the first one of those but really enjoyed it. 6mo
Pamwurtzler @cherinium The image is too small to read the fine print, but they got most of their funding from Amazon. They inadvertently violated one of Amazon‘s rules and got dropped. 6mo
ralexist Have you seen anything out there that could replace this? I've been searching and searching and haven't found anything quite as good ☹️😢 3mo
Pamwurtzler @ralexist No, I really miss this site and have not found anything comparable. There‘s a goodreads group that‘s talking about trying to replace it, but I‘m not sure how far they‘ll get. 3mo
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This is book 6 of this series and I‘m hooked on the characters. (The stories are good too!). #LitsyAtoZ #LetterQ

BookishMarginalia Love this series! 6mo
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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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Thanks for the recommendation for this book, @Hooked_on_books ! I really liked this based-on-fact novel about Maud Baum. She was one tough cookie! #ReadingUSA2019 #SouthDakota

Librarybelle Great! 6mo
Hooked_on_books Glad you enjoyed it! 6mo
squirrelbrain Ooh sounds good, and I definitely need a South Dakota! 6mo
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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This is a beautifully written story of a family tragedy. It‘s told from various points of and a timeline that jumps around. What really happened? I don‘t know . . .
#ReadingUSA2019 #Idaho

jessinikkip Sounds like a good one :) 6mo
squirrelbrain Sounds great! 👍 6mo
Librarybelle Great pick! I really need to read this one soon... 6mo
NatalieR Thanks for reminding me of this book! It‘s in my out of control Audible library. 😬 6mo
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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This was a creepy one! I‘ve read a couple of her series books, but this is a stand-alone and was really enjoyable.

Karkar @pamwurtzler - would I like this one?
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Pamwurtzler @Karkar I think so. Multiple points of view, creepy setting, possible ghosts. 6mo
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#ReadingUSA2019 pals- I‘ll be giving this a try for #NewMexico. It looks quirky and funny!

Pamwurtzler I forgot the important part -$1.99 on kindle today! 6mo
Librarybelle Thanks for sharing! And hooray for Kindle deals! 6mo
NatalieR I like the cover! 6mo
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I was sad that this ended where it did - I would have liked Anna & Hugh‘s stories to continue! Thanks for another fun buddy read! #nanreathread

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you could join us! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Agree! 6mo
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Killing in C Sharp | Alexia Gordon
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This one stretched the limits of ghostly credulity for me, but I do like the characters (even the snarky ghost) so I‘ll reserve the next one. A crew of tv ghost hunters disrupts the Irish village, and trigger an ancient curse. There are a couple of murders woven in too.

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The Descendants: A Novel | Kaui Hart Hemmings
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I was going to pan this, because for 90% of the book there was not a single character that I liked at all. It‘s about a family where the dad is a descendant of Hawaiian royalty, and who has been completely detached from his kids. The mom is in a coma as a result of a boating accident and the daughters are completely messed up. It got better at the bittersweet end. #ReadingUSA2019 #Hawaii

squirrelbrain Oh dear, what a shame.... 😒 6mo
BarbaraBB This will be my one for Hawaï too. 6mo
ravenlee This was adapted into a movie, right? If you needed that for a challenge at least you‘d get some more mileage out of it. 6mo
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Librarybelle I‘ve been curious about this one...great review! 6mo
Pamwurtzler @ravenlee With George Clooney! Maybe I can find a challenge to fit! 6mo
ravenlee @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid are hosting a #MayMadness challenge and the first week is book to movie adaptations, if that‘s up your alley. 6mo
TheReadingMermaid @ravenlee thank you so much for the shout-out sweetie 😘😘 yes and don't forget today we have our mini challenge and tomorrow we have our weekly challenge which I am pretty sure, in reading these posts, is going to be right up your alley! 😉😉😉 6mo
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