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Rissa1

Joined June 2017

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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I NEVER saw the ending coming! 5⭐️
#20in4

MuddyPuddle I was certain I was going to be able to figure it out, but I was wrong! 1w
Rissa1 @MuddyPuddle me too! I a take a bit of pride in the fact that I can figure out at least a bit of an ending bedore I get there. This one was not that way. 1w
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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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💥🤍

deeannloso Loved that book!! 📚 1w
tpixie Great quote! 1w
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Ottawa Rescue Case | Heinz-Dietrich Suppan
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Mehso-so

I live in the area, making this interesting for me. However, this is incredibly short, and read a bit like a high school research paper. Overall, I think it will make a great donation to my kids, super small, school library.

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This book had me all in my feelings.

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Mehso-so

I get frustrated while reading these because of the repetitive nature of always fighting the same battle. We get a glimpse of happiness/good and then right back to misery/evil. I keep reading for resolution and it is never found. #JoyousJanuary

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Zodiac Academy 4: Shadow Princess | Susanne Valenti, Caroline Peckham
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The books are getting better as I go. Onto book 5. #JoyousJanuary

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Mehso-so

This series has been frustrating for me. Book 2 felt like book one. Same story, not much development until the end. Now I want to read book 3 because the ending was strong. Will the next book give any answers to the questions that started in book one? Book 2 did not answer the big questions. #JoyousJanuary

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I don't exactly know how I feel about this book. There were definitely moments that caused me to cringe with uncomfort. I am intrigued enought to move on to book 2.

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I was about 12 years old when I read Outbreak by Robin Cook, the book that started my curiosity about the Ebola virus. I am 41 years old and still cannot stop myself from reading books of any sort related to the virus.

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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This series is fun.
1st book of the 2023 reading season in the books.

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You are Enough. ❤

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Some of this was hard to absorb. I have informed my family (mom, sisters, husband) of the pictured information, because if I know it they should too. This is the first time it actually hit me that, car and clown costume, at Alcatraz East in Pigeon Forge, are the real deal and not replicas. I know they tell you that but people say things all the time for money. Adding the spoiler tag to hide this for those who are not ok with its content.

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Alone | Megan E. Freeman
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I love this so much! I want to give it to my niece and save it for my daughter, plus keep it for myself. I have been sitting alone in my basement reading for hours.

Also, Jane Eyre is my favorite book, and when I see references to it in other reading, I become irrationally happy.
Thanks @Alfrazier21, this was everything I wanted it to be, and more.

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Alone | Megan E. Freeman
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Thank you, @Alfrazier21 for my #Jolabokaflod gift. I am so excited to read this and will be taking it to my in-laws as an escape. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

@MaleficentBookDragon

Alfrazier21 You are so welcome!! I hope you enjoy it! I‘m going to pick up a copy too, because it sounded really good! 1mo
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I have recieved my #Jolabokaflod gift.
@MaleficentBookDragon

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#JolabokaflodSwap headed to the post office. @MaleficentBookDragon

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I didn't know what to expect from this, but I think that is a good thing. I did enjoy it. Now, I am back to caring for my teenager with the flu. #WinterReadathon

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The final book to read before gifting. My favorite tradition is to read the book I will gift a neice or nephew and then tuck a letter into the book for them. I only do this on my husband's side of the family because I don't see these kids as often and hope they feel individually loved with each note. #WinterReadathon #Dailychallenge #FavoriteChristmasTradition @Andrew65

Reggie Awwwww that‘s really nice. 2mo
Andrew65 That is an amazing and lovely thing to do 😁😁😁 2mo
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Meet Me in the Margins | Melissa Ferguson
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Supercute romance.

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Such a cute romance set at Christmas. A quick 1 day read. #WinterReadathon #HolidayRead @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 🎅🎅🎅 Loving the picture. 2mo
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This is Atticus. He sometimes thinks he is a cat, but he is really 1/2 German shepherd, 1/4 husky, 1/4 lab. #WinterReadathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 🤣 🐶🐶🐶 2mo
Reggie Lolol awwwww so cute! 2mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Mehso-so

I absolutely loved the way the writing flowed through this book. I wish I loved the characters too.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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One of the trees in our home. It is not in its permanent home, it is leaning. I took the picture because Sherlock and Watson looked so cute napping next to it. #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge #WinterReadathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Love this 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
Reggie They look so comfy! 2mo
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Mehso-so

I was all in on this book, until the big reveal. The reveal was so far out there that I was completely pulled out of the story and I could never fully recommit.

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Mehso-so

I guess I got the ending I wanted, but it felt so rushed. Maybe on the life "in between", the "how" it all tied together in the nice little bow. I am disappointed.

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Hester: A Novel | Laurie Lico Albanese
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I really enjoyed this book. The strong female characters make this book amazing. Finished it while on a work/vacation trip, and this is taken from the property my patents will live out their retirement on.

keys_on_fire So pretty! Reminds me of the Laurel Highlands in western PA 3mo
Rissa1 Northeastern Tennessee 3mo
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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There will never be enough books about, strong, intelligent, eccentric, leading women. Thanks Ali Hazelwood for writing characters that fill this role. I loved Bee!

Reggie What would Marie Curie do?!!! Lol loved this. 3mo
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Hester: A Novel | Laurie Lico Albanese
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Points total for my final week of #Scarathlon2022 is 445. I wanted to finish stronger, but life got in the way. My Great Grandmother passed away and it was A LOT. I didn't know I would be so emotional. I appreciate @Clwojick for all of the work you do for this team every year. Thanks #TeamSlaughter for making tbe month of October fun. Until next year.

kezzlou85 So sorry for your loss. ❤️ 3mo
Rissa1 @kezzlou85 thank you. 3mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry about your great grandmother. 3mo
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Rissa1 @Reggie thanks. 3mo
Clwojick I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for joining us, and all your participation. 💗 3mo
Rissa1 @Clwojick Thank you. 3mo
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False Witness | Randy Singer
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Super intense #TeamSlaughter read. Great story line, but graphic. Great way to finish #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

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False Witness | Karin Slaughter
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@The.Great.Catsby I an stoked about these books. The 🎃 sock are in use. Thank you so much!! @wanderinglynn #HHS Happy Halloween!

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃 3mo
The.Great.Catsby Yay!! So happy you liked it. Hope you had a happy Halloween 😁😁😁 3mo
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Layla | Colleen Hoover
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Reading this felt like driving by a terrible car accident, I was so uncomfortable with the situation yet I had to know. I still cannot process how I feel about all of it. Halloween definitely feels like the right time of year for this book. #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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False Witness | Karin Slaughter
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Clwojick Awesome! Way to go! ☠ 3mo
DanaManiac 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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I don't know if the book makes me sad or I am just having a sad day. I enjoyed the book but the ending was a lot. #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

5feet.of.fury One of my all time favorites! 3mo
Reggie I don‘t know why but I didn‘t like this book. Gave it to my dad who is a teacher and he loved it. 3mo
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Beautiful Graves | L J Shen
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The characters in this book were terrible.

Reggie Lolol 3mo
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This was supposed to be my post about the week 3 #Scarathlon2022 word game, but I was so excited when my daughter asked to watch Scream with me (she hated scary movies). I loved every second of watching this with her!! #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! ☠ 4mo
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@wanderinglynn I recieved my #HHS22 and I am sending mine out today.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 4mo
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Week 2 = 2460
Death's Acre was great. I have always been intrigued by the subject matter. Pictures from our trip to the orchard. #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

5feet.of.fury Nice! Looks like fun! 4mo
Reggie “He who walks behind the rows!!!!!” Love this! 4mo
Clwojick Way to go! Great job! ☠ 4mo
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Started and finished Blindsed last night. Insomnia has one benefit, reading time. 8:46:40 for yesterday. #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #OutstandingOctober #Spookoween #31by31 @Clwojick @Andrew65 @TheSpineView @Catsandbooks

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼👻🧡 4mo
TheSpineView Awesome 4mo
Clwojick Way to go! 4mo
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The soul focus of #OutstandingOctober will be time tracking. Get as much time as I can adding points for #Scarathlon2022 and #TeamSlaughter. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁 4mo
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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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I enjoyed this more than the 1st!! I wholly believe it is because you become more in touch with the main characters, the surrounding characters are still there, but not as strong of a presence. #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #Spookoween #31by31 @Clwojick @TheSpineView @Catsandbooks

TheSpineView Fantastic 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼☠️❤️ 4mo
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Clwojick Awesome job! 4mo
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I have just never been a huge fan of short stories, there isn't enough time for me to build my relationship with the characters. #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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TheSpineView Fabulous 4mo
Catsandbooks Excellent! 🖤 4mo
Clwojick You did great! Way to go! ☠ 4mo
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'- the idea of eternity is tiring; you feel that you want to stop. But that's because you are thinking of eternity in terms of Time, and mumbling in your brain, "And after that, and after that?" Don't you grasp the idea that in eternity there isn't any "after", any more than there is any "before"? It's all one. Eternity isn't a quantity: it's a quality.'

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Dark River Inn | J. R. Erickson
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Started reading this during #20in4 which read for about 9.5 hours. @Andrew65
I finished this today. Definitely an interesting story where a haunting led to a detective trying to solve a crime.
#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
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I loved this narrator!!!
The story was good, it does take you back to a more youthful time.
#20in4 #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Andrew65 @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! 🖤 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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Maybe Now (Maybe, #2) | Colleen Hoover
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Not as good as Maybe Someday, but still enjoyable. I think it was lacking the tension that Maybe Someday had. #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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This book was incredibly interesting is some areas and felt incredibly slow in others. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. I do love #SirSherlock and his one exposed fang, while posing in his sleep.

Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 4mo
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