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Rissa1

Joined June 2017

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Mehso-so

I read and my kids make things messy. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️
This book was ok. The storyline was something I enjoy, but I had trouble feeling emotionally invested in any of the characters.

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Goal is 50 pages every day of the readathon. #JoyousJanuary #Readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 4d
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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I really enjoyed this Audiobook. Perfect for my drives to and from school to drop off and pick up the kids.

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All These Bodies | Kendare Blake
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Mehso-so

This book was ehh. I wanted more instead of the drawn out story. I have read this author in the past and like her books, this wasn't a hit for me. I will be keeping it in case my son wants to read it in the next few years.

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Mehso-so

3⭐ This felt a little unnecessary, almost like a book needed to be published but the real story wasn't ready.

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This final week of #WinterGames2021 totals 3454 points for #TeamGameSleighers . This season has been a blast and has me at the highest point total (I believe) I have ever gotten with 10,305. Thanks you @StayCurious for being my team captain. Also to those who hosted readathons like #AVeryMerryReadathon #Wintercosy #20in4 #WrapItUpReadathon #LittensListenAudiothon #DashingDecember @Andrew65 @TheSpineView @keys_on_fire @aperfectmjk @PuddleJumper

TheSpineView Awesome! 2w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏👏👏 2w
Reggie Great job! 2w
StayCurious You did so well! 2w
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This has been my least favorite of the series so far, but I still enjoyed myself. It was just too much war for me. We are under a Winter Storm Warning making it the perfect day to relax, read, and listen to music. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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The only pic I had of the #UglyChristmasSweater. My dog Atticus had his and mine was a sweater dress full of fake belt, bells and leopard print. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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My first 85 words. Done while I sit in the car waiting for my husband to be done in surgery and recovery. The new version of #waitingroomreading . #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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My goal is to read what I can. I will have plenty of time today, as my husband is finally having surgery, but recovery may cause reading struggles. #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sending best wishes for your husband‘s surgery. 3w
Rissa1 @Andrew65 Thank you! 3w
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Perfection Learning Corporation
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I guess I will start a Court Of Wings And Ruin tonight. I need to know where this is going. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #Wintercosy #AVeryMerryReadathon

TheSpineView I love this series! Enjoy! 3w
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Perfection Learning Corporation
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First snow of the season. Scanner says the roads are crazy with accidents and people sliding off the road. These are my plans for the day. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Billy Summers | Steven King
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#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers points total 681. @StayCurious pic are some of my favorite things on Christmas day.

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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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I am so sad it ended this way. It wasn't a bad ending, in fact, I think it is the ending the book needed, just not the one I wanted. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #TBR @StayCurious #WrapItUpReadathon #Wintercosy #AVeryMerryReadathon @keys_on_fire @PuddleJumper @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
keys_on_fire Those types of endings are the toughest, I think… 4w
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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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This week's #WinterGames2021 total is 2102 points for #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious Wow great job! 1mo
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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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Gave my Daughter my #WinterGames2021 TBR stack and let her choose my next book (she was having a rough time) she chose this.

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It has been a long time since I stayed up late to finish a book. This was fast paced and twisty. The only negative is I could have done without the last chapter. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @Staycurious. #DashingDecember #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon @Andrew65 @TheSpineView @PuddleJumper #TBRReac

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one. Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 🤩📖 1mo
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
StayCurious glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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No!!! Reading my BOTM copy and this is what I see. I can figure out what it says but still...😥 #WinterGames2021 #TeamGamesSleighers @StayCurious

ozma.of.oz Oh no! 😭 1mo
StayCurious that's so annoying 1mo
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Finished these books. Plus 295 words from Happy Holidays Team GamesSleighers game. 18:51:39 worth of reading time. Many hallmark movies. A couple bingos and 150 pts for #WGWordSearch for a total of 3753 points. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious Wow! Busy week 1mo
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Mehso-so

Let's be honest, The title and cover art are what got me. I am not a huge short story/essay reader. This was just ehh for me. Some I liked some bored me out of my mind. #ImpulseRead #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious #LittensListenAudiothon @aperfectmjk #AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView #WinterCosy @PuddleJumper #DashingDecember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Disappointing... kudos for finishing 1mo
StayCurious Did you count each story / essay individually for points? 1mo
Rissa1 @StayCurious no. Should I have? 1mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers Finished this TBR read tonight while these two snuggled on my lap (they just use me for my blanket). This book was sad knowing it was based on actual events. I have been donating a lot of books lately but this will be added to my shelf. #WrapItReadathon #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon #DashingDecember @StayCurious @keys_on_fire @TheSpineView @Andrew65

Andrew65 A wonderful book but hits home, and the shock at the end. Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
keys_on_fire I hope to read something of his in 2022! 1mo
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Out of My Heart | Sharon M. Draper
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This book was incredible. I am so glad I picked it up for my 11 year old niece as a Christmas gift. I started a tradition with the kids on my husband's side of the family. I pick a book and read it. Then I write them a note. It has become my favorite Christmas tradition. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon #DashingDecember @StayCurious @puddlejumper @TheSpineView @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView That is a lovely tradition! 1mo
Rissa1 @TheSpineView I love it. One of my nephews sit and reads after opening presents instead of playing with his new toys. The niece has in the past written a letter in return when she finishes the book. We don't see each other a lot as they live in another state, this allows me to feel connected with them. 1mo
Reggie That is utterly charming! 1mo
StayCurious I love that so much 1mo
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Started and finished this in 4 hours last night. It was just what I needed while I was feeling over stimulated by noise. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #WrapItUpReadathon #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon @StayCurious @keys_on_fire @TheSpineview

TheSpineView Great job! ❤📖💚📕🎄⛄🎁 1mo
StayCurious do you watch the show? 1mo
Rissa1 @StayCurious Yes! I love it. 1mo
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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Celebration of light is one of our Traditions. This year was bigger than ever and perfect for kids in quarentine since there is no human contact. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious wow this is so cool! 1mo
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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TheSpineView Excellant 🤩📖 1mo
PuddleJumper Whooo 1mo
keys_on_fire Ahhhh Christmas Vacation. One that I have yet to watch this year and MUST do before the 25th 😂 1mo
StayCurious Great job! 1mo
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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My day in pictures. 1st book from My #WinterGame2021 TBR finished. Watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with the family, and snuggled with a rotation of cats. #WrapItUpReadathon #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

TheSpineView Awesome 👍📖 1mo
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#WinterGames2021 #FestivePhotoChallenge #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious
Day 2: Red and White

Almost time to retire this planner.

tokorowilliamwallace A lot of good ones from that illustrated stack: A.S. Byatt, Tom Robbins, Tom Wolfe, Maupin, Styron, Pynchon, Kundera. 2mo
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#FestivePhotoChallenge day 1 red and green. Green tree red ribbon or green and red stocking ornaments. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleigher @StayCurious

StayCurious This can also count as an entry for the #xmastreecontest 2mo
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My #wintergames2021 #TeamGameSleighers TBR. I am sure that I will mix it up some more but these are a start. Hopefully this quarentine will allow for a lot of reading. @StayCurious

sebrittainclark The Love Hypothesis ended up being one of my favorite romances of the year 2mo
Rissa1 @sebrittainclark Yay. I love a fun romance after I read a few thrillers or darker books. 2mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I loved how this revolved around the case of the fire, but was so much more. 4⭐

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The Cousins | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I may not be back to 100% after Covid, but I am back to reading again! I hated not being able to concentrate enough to read.
The Cousins is the first book I have finished since Covid. Thank God for audiobooks when holding a physical book feel like a lot of work.
I will give this book 3.5⭐ I am not sure that this could all be really pulled off, but that is the joy of fiction.
I also picked my December books today. Happy to be ready to read again.

Reggie Oh gosh, I‘m glad you‘re ok and feeling better. I have been having these weird echos of it once every two months it seems I‘ll have a day where I‘ll experience all the symptoms I had when I had it and within hours it‘ll be gone. Hope you continue to feel better! 2mo
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Feed | Mira Grant
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So much better than I expected it to be. 4⭐

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Feed | Mira Grant
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Audiobooks are a life saver! I have the flu and have zero energy. Being able to set a sleep timer and just let a book play is exactly what I need.

5feet.of.fury Love this book 🧟‍♀️❤️ Wishing you a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹 2mo
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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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I finished this today while in the car for 10 hours.
This book gave me No Exit vibes. Minus the intensity of No Exit. 3⭐

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Mrs. Rochester's Ghost | Lindsay Marcott
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This book did a good job of modernizing a classic story.

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An uplifting read. 4⭐

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Week for total for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter 1026 pts.
@Clwojick #Readlikehellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon #20in4.

I had a blast thank you for the work that goes into this!!

Clwojick Way to go! Thanks for joining us this month! 3mo
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" These days people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Fun read. Definitely needed this as a reprieve from the darker thrillers and true crime. #Sacarthlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #Spookoween #wickedathon #Readlikehellathon #ReadwithUs @Clwojick @DieAReader

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Boy week 3 was just slightly better than week 2. 457 Points for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 #Wickedathon #Readlikhellathon #Spookoween #Outstanding October @Clwojick @Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 3mo
Clwojick Awesome job! You're on fire! 🔥 3mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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My heart is happy when I fill in at my kids' school because I get to read with this guy. He is an elementary student that struggles with reading and while he fellow students do things above his level, he comes to read to me. Obviously, he isn't my child so I took a picture of him walking away from me, but this is my favorite part of the day.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Well.. lesson of the season, read the synopsis before reading the book. This cute cover drew me in while I searched for Halloween reads. I was shocked to open the book and read about a relationship that is adjusting to a new kink. It was short I read it all but it was not what I am into. I will however take the points for #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #ReadlikeHellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon #OustandingOctober @Clwojick @Andrew65

Clwojick Hahahah! Oh no! I almost NEVER read the synopsis before reading the book. I generally just pick by the cover too! 😂 3mo
Andrew65 @Clwojick Me too! 3mo
Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 3mo
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It has been awhile since I wanted to yell at a character the way I wanted to yell at Sophie. Contentedness us highly underrated. #Scarathlon2021 #Readlikehellathon #Wickedathon #OutstandingOctober #Spookoween #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3mo
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Looks like I am about to get some reading time. Cave exploring clothes and some blankets have the need to be washed at the laundromat. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick I enjoyed this one! Hope you like it too! 3mo
Reggie I was the cool guy there doing his laundry on Friday night. Lol. I love laundry reading! 3mo
wasonga1 I liked it 3mo
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TH1RT3EN | Steve Cavanagh
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#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter points report...
Week 2=449 points
I am disappointed that I didn't have more time but this week was so busy!!! Hoping week 3 is a stronger week.
#Readlikehellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon #OutstandingOctober @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome! You're killing it! ☠ 3mo
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