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samnreader

Joined January 2019

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Wait Until Midnight by Amanda Quick
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Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
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White rage was a concise, important book, outlining the root causes of racist issues/policy: white rage. Excellent case, depressing, but excellent for friends and family or those white people in one's life who might not understand that complacency and not just the KKK are also racist. Good intro to systemic racism as well.

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I try to read in the moment, but this arranged marriage of estranged spouses just smacks of two others done so much better in different ways....

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Wait Until Midnight | Amanda Quick
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My TBR/Reviews/time has been suffering, but I'm finding my first Amanda Quick fun and sexy.

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These Old Shades (Original) | Georgette Heyer
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Wow. I've got some updates to do. Giving my second Heyer a whirl, thanks to a library book sale last week...

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Tinderbox | Rachel Grant
Mehso-so

My feelings on this were a bit complex. I think because the heroine was grating. #romantsy took a very back seat to action.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2740542608

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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2620722392?type=review#...

A lot of food stuff in this #romantsy that didn't have successful conflict, but had successful relationship. A sweet and emotionally unavailable hero falls for an honest/funny/brave heroine. Not an original plot, but a refreshing voice

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Team Player | Julianna Keyes
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Throwing this up bc Team Player is not yet available. Loved this organic, funny sports #romantsy about two people who love the game. It was funny, it was low angst but still made me tear up, and it showed Keyes knows her baseball. Releases 3/26

MarriedtoMrT Yes! It was great. I love Julianna Keyes. 7mo
samnreader @MarriedtoMrT she's fantastic. I love her writing, but there's one book of hers I hate. Still making it thru the backlist 7mo
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MarriedtoMrT @samnreader Well, now I need to know! Which do you hate??? I haven‘t read ALL of hers, just most. 7mo
samnreader @MarriedtoMrT Time Served. It was great, but it didn't make me feel good. 😒 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23595441-time-served?from_search=true 7mo
MarriedtoMrT @samnreader Just read your review. I understand how you felt and if you haven‘t yet I highly suggest you don‘t read one of her early books, Going the Distance. It has similar themes in it that didn‘t work for you in Time Served. 6mo
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Glitterland | Alexis Hall
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This was a relisten for me, and there's almost no book I'd more universally recommend especially as a challenge to those who doubt the strength of #romantsy. (And certainly fewer narrators I'd recommend)

Alexis Hall is lyrical. This book is about and from the POV of a bipolar suicide survivor. It's raw, and if you can stomach that it's beautiful and funny. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2363946208?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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Some Girls Do | Clodagh Murphy
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This book delighted me (except a few typos/missing words?) By and large this is the kind of contemporary I like to read. A slowly developing and believable emotional relationship underpinning am increasingly intimate one. Getting to know both characters and their flawed families. Really, it's a lovely little book.

Heavy caution against one of her other books, Disengagement Ring, due to awful xenophobic, transphobic jokes an poor plot execution.

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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Ok, first litsy goes then reviews, then reading ...

And I haven't been reading. I did finish this though and it was more than I thought it would be. I also reviewed it on GR AND called it a strange blend of the Stranger and Pay it Forward...or something

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Provoked | Joanna Chambers
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Listening to this one, happily with a carefully picked Scottish narrator, apparently.

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Super unpopular, but I really disliked this. The humor didn't land, the heroine was hard to stomach, the hero was boringly perfect... And I can't ever see them making a relationship with the lack of chemistry.

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Midsummer Moon | Laura Kinsale
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With Nicholas Boulton narrating Kinsale's complex dynamics and characters, I find it hard to miss. After a zany start, two opposites grow into a relationship through that age old method of trying and compromise-with missteps and suspense along the way.

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Suffragette Scandal | Courtney Milan
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A reread of a favorite #romantsy
I don't think I've ever had the pleasure of not having one disappointment in a series--other than Kate Clayborn's Luck series. Still, not all of those are gushing 5 stars. For the main novels in Brothers Sinister, they are. And as I've said, don't ask me to pick.

Full review,: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17343236-the-suffragette-scandal?from_search...

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I'm quite the sucker for #romantsy rain scenes. There's a couple in this book, edging it right out of the so-so category.

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Tessa Dare is decidedly hit and miss for me, but almost always an easy read. I find it better if I go in expecting fairy tales. #romantsy

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My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Mehso-so

Funny but not enough to push me to keep reading. About a 3.

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32 Candles: A Novel | Ernessa T. Carter
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16 candles but way better.

Full review at library thing & Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2631606177?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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Her characters fall in love quickly, but they are fully fleshed out human beings. This veteran-army-Sargent-turned security guard paired with divorced lawyer mom made for a sweet, and at times, funny, story. All-in-all a satisfying #romantsy read. A lot of this story illustrates the give and take nature between two relatively dominant personalities.

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This isn't my typical genre (maybe that's why I was gravitating toward it) also, this pic has zip to do with the book.

But it's just plain engaging.

Full review here... Which doesn't say a whole lot more this time.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2590802998

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Midsummer Moon | Laura Kinsale
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Evidence of some sunshine today on my #audiowalk #litsywalkers @kaye

Kaye Great to see the sun. 👟🌟 🎧 9mo
Bklover ☀️☀️👍 9mo
DarcysMom Nice! 👟👟👟 9mo
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Midsummer Moon | Laura Kinsale
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Just a sidewalk shot due to a quick and ugly #audiowalk
It's cold and it felt delicious! #Litsywalkers @kaye

Kaye It IS good to get out even on an ugly day. Maybe because it‘s an ugly day. This time of year is quite challenging to the mood-meter. Grey everywhere. It helps to get out and walk and clear your head 9mo
samnreader @kaye too true. I always feel better after getting out 9mo
Bklover My audiowalk photos are all of gray snow and gray skies. Getting ready to go on my walk now! 9mo
DarcysMom Glad you enjoyed getting out! 9mo
samnreader Thank you @Bklover and @DarcysMom -- I did have sun FINALLY! Hope you get some soon (I was just around a bunch of construction. I like gray ok!) 9mo
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Midsummer Moon | Laura Kinsale
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A favorite thing to do is #audiowalk. However... I had to DNF my walk today due to creeptastastic vehicle. Even 4 #romantsy min with Nicholas Boulton is a treat though!

This sticker was too perfect. Also, not about the book. Because it's Nicholas Boulton.
#Litsywalkers

DarcysMom Ugh... hopefully your next walk will be better. 😁 9mo
samnreader Thank you @DarcysMom I'm sure it will be! 9mo
Kaye What does the creeptastic vehicle mean ? Did you have a weirdo following you ? 9mo
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samnreader @kaye yes, I was not comfortable. The car waited twice, then turned around so I ran home. I'm sure they were lost but better safe than sorry and all that 9mo
Kaye Yep gotta be careful sometimes. Never can tell with folks nowadays. A guy stopped and offered me a ride home but I was just around the corner from home by then. He seemed perfectly safe. Thankfully we don‘t have much crime of any sort here. Just farmers for the most part. (edited) 9mo
BookNerd9906 Aww @kaye that reminds me of Skip from 9mo
Kaye @BookNerd9906 I haven‘t read the book so I don‘t know who that is. I know it has seemed pretty popular in here. 9mo
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The Suffragette Scandal | Courtney Milan
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I just read this in October and I'd already forgotten how funny it is.

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Midsummer Moon | Laura Kinsale
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“You are beyond my comprehension, Merlin. You really are. I‘m offering my house, my protection, my name I don‘t know what else I can give you.”

“Wings,” she whispered.

#wingsforheroines #ambition #STEMheroine
#audio