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raeintheworld

raeintheworld

Joined May 2016

Library lover, coffee drinker, and dance movie enthusiast.
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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Destination Unknown | Agatha Christie
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This book was more espionage than murder and had some quality spy hijinks happening with missing scientists, plastic surgery, and a Communist compound in the desert.

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The Pale Horse | Agatha Christie
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While not a Poirot book, Ariadne Oliver makes an appearance—which makes it that much better. This one had witchcraft and a bit of a romance and a fun reveal.

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Library holds are in!

readordierachel Great stack! 1y
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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This book was exactly what I needed: sweet, funny, heartfelt. A fake relationship that feels real, family, found family, and realizing that everyone is effed up in their own ways and we should all be a little more forgiving. I loved it!

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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I listened to a lot of this at work, which means I was crying at my desk a lot while pretending to spreadsheet. I‘ve never reAd a more visceral account of what anxiety feels like in the body than this. It was so good.

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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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This was was good but not race through the pages to find out what happens next good. An interesting look at what happens when women lack power and become scapegoats when men‘s power is threatened.

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Brought these lovelies home from the library.

Sace Love those titles! 2y
Just_reading Looks like you had some good reading! What did you think of the series? 🤔 13mo
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A vintage store-owning witch solves a murder and a disappearance. I appreciated the non-cutesy witchcraft in this one: There was brewing, incantations, and talismans. Spooky plus voodoo plus supernatural crime solving.

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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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First witchy book of the season!! 🖤🖤🖤

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How to Bake | Nick Malgieri
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I could live inside this smell forever.

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Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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Ooooo, this was so good! The characters are amazing (kudos for getting what it‘s like to live with anxiety spot on), the mystery is multi-layered and so engaging, and it takes place in an amazing boarding school for genius kids. (And there are secret tunnels and riddles!)

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At first, I thought this book was only okay, but since I‘ve finished it, I can‘t stop thinking about it. Two people travel back in time on a mission to retrieve Jane Austen‘s letters and the manuscript of The Watsons. But what happens when they actually meet her? What are the consequences?

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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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Had to give this one a shot.

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Did some back-to-back Agatha Raisin listening. I love her crossness and abrasiveness. I loved her little village in the Cotswolds as well!

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Cat Among the Pigeons | Agatha Christie
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I love a mystery set in a girls‘ school. Poirot doesn‘t make an entrance until the last third, which I think I actually prefer. He swoops in with his little grey cells and solves the puzzle!

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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I‘m a sucker for boarding school stories. This one includes magic and murder! The style is noir-ish and completely engrossing.

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Miss Austen | Gill Hornby
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This story focuses on Cassandra and her love and support of Jane and their lives together. It was a sweet, family love story.

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All This Could Be Yours | Jami Attenberg
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Brought home a hand-painted bookmark from Joshua Tree. 🌵💛

Nute Lovely! 2y
readordierachel Beautiful 😍 2y
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Eccentric boarding school, secret tunnels, riddles, and an unsolved murder. What isn‘t to like? This ended on a crazy cliffhanger, but the second book is on its way!

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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I have been in the mood for escapism, and this was definitely that. I liked it, but I don‘t think I‘ll continue on with the series.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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This wasn‘t exactly a romp, but it wasn‘t deeply sad either. Maybe it‘s my age, but this book felt so true to me.

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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I‘ve been DNFing a LOT of books lately. This book finally broke my bad streak. I loved this book, and the narration is spot on—the Tennessee accent was just right.

JoScho When the narrator spoke as the little girl-hilarious. It didn‘t matter what she said it was perfect. 2y
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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The joy with which I dig into a new Veronica Speedwell is unmatched. 📚📖💚💙💜

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Blooming | James Downton
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Flowers from my daily walk. #bloomingLitsy

BookishMe 😍😍 2y
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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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Y‘all. I can‘t. I waited for this book from Libby for almost six months. In a normal world, I‘d love this, but in the current world, I just can‘t read a book about a woman isolated with children in a scary house in which there may or may not be ghosts. My reading palate is all messed up right now.

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Spoonbenders | Daryl Gregory
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Thanks for the tag @erzascarletbookgasm !
#ISpy a book with silhouettes from my shelves.

@pocketmermaid and @mdm139 Do you have any books with gold filigree on the cover?

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I‘m not sure I can find words to convey how much I loved this book. It‘s so hopeful and Romantic and hot and liberal and just wonderful. I can‘t tell you how many sighs of happiness escaped me. It was just what I needed.

Crinoline_Laphroaig It's so WONDERFUL! I've literally told everyone I know and a few random strangers about this book. It's my new go to happy read. ❤🤍💙 2y
raeintheworld @Crinoline_Laphroaig Me too!! I‘ve started on my third listen. It‘s just soooo good. 2y
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I just want to live in the world of this book. There is no Trump presidency and the worst thing that‘s happened is a smooshed royal wedding cake. I‘m in love.

readordierachel Sounds like heaven 💕 2y
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Naked in Death | J D Robb
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I was craving something sweet with my gritty murder.

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This was a super satisfying Sherlock Holmes riff. Holmes and Watson face off against Jack the Ripper. It was well researched and the tone between Watson and Holmes was just right. I loved it!

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New Waves | Kevin Nguyen
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Did y‘all see that Lit Hub is producing some book TV? Their first episode of Shelter in Place is up on their site and on Vimeo. Enjoy! lithub.com

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The Sentence is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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I liked this one! It was less gruesome than the first (The Word is Murder) and a bit sadder. I‘m not crazy about the narrator—he does a good Hawthorn but makes Anthony suuuuuper whiny. A good follow-up! I‘m looking forward to the next one.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Hoo! I just stayed up way too late finishing this but it was totally worth it! Scary and badass and magical.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Edith Wharton, Ann Patchett, Lauren Groff 2. Georges Sand 3. Thirst Aid Kit - It‘s a podcast, a tumbler, a way of life. ❤️. 4. Unique Vintage - for badass dresses and skirts #friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

4thhouseontheleft Haven‘t heard of 3 &4 - will be checking them out! 2y
Nute Checking out both Nos. 3 and 4! 2y
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Library haul!

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I put this on my Libby queue for my grandmother, but she was in the middle of another book so I listened to it. I probably wouldn‘t have chosen it myself, but I ended up loving it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 2y
tpixie Loved it!! 2y
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Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie
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Back to back books about selfish, cheating men who end up dead. I feel like Christie must have been going through something.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I haven‘t been able to stop tearing up since I finished this. It‘s not a page-turner in the traditional sense, but it‘s such a pure distillation of love and loyalty and family that I couldn‘t put it down.

Nute Super cool photo! 2y
raeintheworld @Nute Thank you! 2y
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This was both far more sensual and more heartbreaking than I was prepared for. In the end, it took my breath away.

TheBookHippie I loved this book. So incredibly well done. 2y
raeintheworld @TheBookHippie I think I‘m going to start it all over again. 2y
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There is a special place for Flavia in my heart. I love this evolution with Dogger into detection. The two of them make an excellent team.

emz711 Do you think this is the last book? I bought the paperback, no sneak peak for thev next one. I'm concerned! 2y
raeintheworld @emz711 Oh man. I don‘t know what I‘ll do if there‘s no more Flavia. 2y
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Nine Stories | J D Salinger
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I‘m in NYC to help out with my brand new nephew. I got to take a little break and headed to Argosy Books where I looked at a first edition Nine Stories.

readordierachel Whoa 😍 2y
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I‘ve been on a Masie Dobbs binge. I didn‘t love the very first book, but they‘ve gotten so good. And strangely topical with the focus on “outsiders” and immigrants. I love Masie‘s thoughtful problem solving and her compassionate style.

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City Lights Books | San Francisco, CA (Bookstore)
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The hubs and I went on a weekend getaway to San Francisco and visited the iconic City Lights Books.

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We started a book club at work and just finished Little Fires Everywhere. Discussions got heated but we had such a good time. We could have gone on for hours — it was such a good book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great book!!! 2y
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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My Libby hold came in right on time. 🎅🏻

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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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I loved this book! Secrets and spies and Soviet work camps and the power of poetry to hearts, minds, and the world. A book for book lovers and spy lovers alike!

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The hubs brought me breakfast and coffee so I could stay in bed and read all morning. I love Sundays.

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My friend at work brought back this fancy bookmark from Sydney for me. Isn‘t it pretty?

LiteraryinLawrence Gorgeous! 3y
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This book was twisty and delicious. There are family secrets, a crumbling old house, a forbidding old housekeeper, and a creepy attic room. Perfect for October!

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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I liked this book even more than the first one. I guessed the killer pretty early but the relationship building between Stoker and Veronica is so lovely.

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