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stacybmartin

Joined March 2016

Book Addict busily building monstrous TBR piles in Kentucky. Scientist. Murderino. Ravenclaw. GR: goodreads.com/sbmart81 💙
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Genesis | Brendan Reichs
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FINALLY finished the second book in the Nemesis series - I liked it so I think my slowness was just due to my being distracted a lot. This book was INCREDIBLY dark but redeemed itself in the end. So looking forward to the third and final book, Chrysalis - just put a hold on it at the library.

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Next up on #labsoundtrack - I‘m thinking I‘m a bit behind the times on this series.

sprainedbrain I was late to that party, but I burned through them all really quickly last year! 🔥🔥🔥 4mo
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Verses for the Dead | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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While this one was missing Vincent D‘Agosta, I‘m glad the authors got back to focusing on just one crime instead of doing family and ward-related troubles for Pendergast.

MaleficentBookDragon I love Vincent; too bad he's not in this one. I'm one behind on this series. 4mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Checking out the new #wizardsunite app - add me if you want!

Chrys Sent! 4mo
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BeckyandBooks Invited! 4mo
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DaveGreen7777 I just sent you an invite, I‘m Bookwyrm7777! 🤓 4mo
tjwill Just sent a request! 4mo
Lauram Sent a request! I‘m Laurmel 😄🧙‍♀️ 4mo
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Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Yay - photos are back! Here is a close-up of my awesome new books from the amazing @Chrissyreadit - I‘m so excited to get started on these. Thank you again, Chrissy! Another giant thank you to our wonderful organizer, @BookishMarginalia - all your hard work is very much appreciated! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange #fightevilreadbooks

Chrissyreadit Yay! I hope you enjoy everything! I was trying to have a “theme” of reading outside, including your doggies with a pet bowl. I bought myself a light too- I love that one. (edited) 4mo
stacybmartin @Chrissyreadit I‘ve been meaning to ask - I kinda destroyed the envelope with your address trying to get it from the tape and mailing label and wanted to send you something. I figured I‘d send an email to @BookishMarginalia to get your address if that‘s okay since there‘s no way of DM‘ing on here. 4mo
Chrissyreadit @stacybmartin you are fine! Im glad you like everything- I was a little nervous- i received an amazing package from this swap too! but you can always feel free to email me chrissyreadit@gmail.com 4mo
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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Chrissy - I am completely blown away by your amazing generosity and how well you matched the books and gifts to me. Everything is absolutely perfect! Even my son was ooh-ing and aah-ing over the gifts. These socks give me life! 🤣 I can‘t wait to take this pillow case up to the lake house and read all day. Thank you so very, very much! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

BookishMarginalia That pillow case is fab! 4mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 4mo
Godmotherx5 The hat! 4mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad!!!! I was a little nervous - 🥰 4mo
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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris

Why won‘t Litsy let me make my #summersantagoespostal opening post?!

stacybmartin @Chrissyreadit you did an absolutely amazing job of picking books and goodies for me - as soon as the photo sharing ability is back up and running, I have a few pictures. Thank you so very, very much! 💜 4mo
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Verses for the Dead | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Next up on #labsoundtrack - the most recent (I think it came out last December) addition to the Pendergast series. I love Agent Pendergast and all his eccentricities. I can‘t wait for this work day to be over, though, so I can open my #summersantagoespostal packages from @Chrissyreadit - time is moving so slowly! 😫

Chrissyreadit I‘m not home yet either!!! @WanderingBookaneer the pain is real! 4mo
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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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This was so cute although I wanted to punch her brother, sister, and annoying man baby friend in their gaslighting faces. I loved seeing Fixie becoming more confident and strong.

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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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Next up on #labsoundtrack - none of my holds are in so I went searching the ‘Available Now‘ on my Wish List. This book came out not too long ago so I‘m actually surprised it‘s readily available.

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All-American Cowboy | Dylann Crush
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It was alright - a nice break after some emotionally tough books lately.

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All-American Cowboy | Dylann Crush
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Today‘s #labsoundtrack. 🤣

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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I actually really liked this book - infinitely readable (or listenable lol) and covers important topics more people need to be aware of. Unfortunately, the ending is probably a little too perfect and neatly wrapped up to be plausible.

marleed On my TBR! 4mo
rather_be_reading so so good! 4mo
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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My co-worker endorsed this one saying it made her cry. I don‘t usually enjoy Jodi Picoult very much but figured I‘d give it a try. #labsoundtrack

Kaylamburson This was my favorite Picoult so far! 4mo
Myhusbandhatesreading I haven‘t read anything from her yet, please let me know how if this one is worth the read!! 4mo
Crazeedi I tried reading one of hers and it was like "meh" 4mo
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LiteraryinLititz I often like her books but this one was a definite cut above, in my opinion. I thought it was extremely well done. 4mo
Stacypatrice This was excellent! 4mo
BeaG I liked it. It was my first book by her that I read. 4mo
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Dream On | Kerstin Gier
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Between a pick and a so-so - it went by really quickly but didn‘t really feel like it advanced the story at all. Doesn‘t look like my library carries the last book in the trilogy so who knows when I‘ll get to pick it up again. #labsoundtrack

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Dream On | Kerstin Gier
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Continuing the Silver trilogy now with book two, Dream On. #labsoundtrack

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It was so nice to get in some light-hearted fluffness after the heaviness of the last few books I‘ve read. This is the most recent entry into the Ravenels series - book 5, I believe. A nice start to my Monday morning #labsoundtrack.

BeaG I like her books. Blue Eyed Devil is my favorite. 4mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I started and finished this one today at work while I was examining a creepy mask used in a robbery. Probably not the best idea to listen to creepy books while working on creepy evidence. This guy was such a sickening, delusional, terrifying psycho that it was hard to even enjoy the story. I don‘t know if I can watch the Netflix adaptation.

StayCurious I haven‘t read the book but the show is pretty addictive. 4mo
raqueldonna I haven't read the book yet either. But the show is the kind of show you love to hate. So addictive 😂 4mo
stacybmartin @StayCurious @rwalcott I couldn‘t resist and started the show last night - I‘m on the third episode now. 🤣 4mo
raqueldonna Lol told you! 4mo
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Dating You / Hating You | Christina Lauren
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Somewhere between a pick and a so-so. I do enjoy when the narrative switches between the two characters in a romance novel so that was a plus. It was fun but not a lot of depth.

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The Night Diary | Veera Hiranandani
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Just finished up my IRL book club‘s June pick during lunch today - I loved it. It‘s an immensely readable middle-grade book with a diary format. The MC is a 12 year old half-Hindu, half-Muslim girl whose family is living through India‘s independence from Britain, which divided India into two countries, India and Pakistan. This was a subject I didn‘t know much about and the book was really well-done. A Newbery Honor Book.

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Dating You / Hating You | Christina Lauren
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Next up on #labsoundtrack - definitely needed a lighter read after all these heavy books.

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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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Thankfully, this book is more about the start of the gun safety movement by the Parkland students rather than the actual school shooting. I love that their way of coping with their trauma was to go after something this country is sorely lacking and try to prevent these tragedies from happening again. One thing I really liked was that the perpetrator‘s name was never used - it was always referenced to as ‘the killer‘ or ‘the shooter‘.

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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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Yesterday and today‘s #labsoundtrack - I haven‘t read Columbine yet but it‘s on my TBR. I‘m taking this one slowly as it‘s emotionally heavy and I can‘t cry too much in the lab. #neveragain

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Even though this book has no crossover from the first book other than the Cemetary of Forgotten Books, I enjoyed it. They fixed the problem of the first audiobook with its overloud and distracting music over the narration. I heard the third book returns to some of the original characters so I‘m excited to move forward. #labsoundtrack

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Today‘s #labsoundtrack - thankfully they‘ve learned to not play the godawful elevator music over the narration. I think that‘s why I did not enjoy the audio of TSOTW, even though when I read the physical copy years ago, I loved it.

BookwormM Brilliant series 4mo
stacybmartin @BookwormM I‘m enjoying it a lot! 4mo
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I think this may be my favorite Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novel yet. I loved how it jumped from story to story, from setting to setting, from time to time. Plus, it was interesting to see the Chief Inspector as a flawed individual for the first time, rather than some all-knowing perfect detective.

CoverToCoverGirl Great review 4mo
Bookartbookmarks Looking for an audiobook ! Thanks! 4mo
stacybmartin @CoverToCoverGirl thank you! I really enjoyed this one. 4mo
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stacybmartin @Bookartbookmarks this series is really well done on audio! Plus, there‘s so many so you have lots of choices. 4mo
Crazeedi This is a great series, cant wait for her new one this fall! 4mo
kspenmoll Just adore this series! 4mo
stacybmartin @crazeedi @kspenmoll I‘m loving it so much - they‘re really good on audio as well. 4mo
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Getting back into the swing of things after a long, sad, and exhausting week. I went back to Three Pines for distraction during laundry, cleaning, and meal-prepping. Cozy perfection.

readordierachel Sorry about your week. Hope this coming one is better 💕 4mo
stacybmartin @readordierachel thank you so much! It‘s already looking way better than last week. 💜 4mo
Crazeedi Wouldn't it be awesome to visit three pines!! 4mo
stacybmartin @Crazeedi yes, but also a bit scary since they seem to have an absurd murder rate for how small it is. 🤣 4mo
Crazeedi @stacybmartin that's true, but myrna's shop and the boys patisserie?! And Ruth and Clara's crazy paintings?!❤ 4mo
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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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I got my second package yesterday - thank you so much! I‘m going to have to hide these away. The temptation is strong! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

Chrissyreadit Wow!!! That was fast. And I‘m blown away by how much cheaper shipping was by doing two packages and using media mail for the books. I hope you like everything! 4mo
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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Look what arrived today - well, technically yesterday but I‘ve been helping set up for my nephew‘s birthday party tomorrow for the last 12 hours! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

Chrissyreadit There will be another box. It is supposed to arrive Monday. I mailed books separately. An experiment with affordable shipping. 4mo
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I‘ve been a bit quiet the last few days. We lost my grandpa on Sunday and I just got back into town from the funeral. Even though I probably need the distraction, I‘m finding it so hard to read right now. Instead, I‘m distracted by all the memories in these 80s photos (did everyone own this ugly brown bird and flower couch?). My grandpa was an ornery jokester and I‘m going to miss him a lot. 💙

marleed I am so sorry. And yes, every Grandma owned it! 4mo
cobwebmoth I'm so sorry for your loss. And yes, I think everyone had a couch like that. *hugs* 4mo
SassyBookworm I am so sorry for your loss. And yes my grandparents had that couch too. Seems like it was quite the popular (and comfy if my memory is correct). 4mo
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SaturnDoo So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. 💖 I think everyone on both sides of my family had that furniture or some variation. One of the patterns had a water wheel on it. Very popular and quite comfy. 4mo
SarahHarts_books I'm so sorry for the loss of your Grandpa💖 4mo
Reggie I‘m gonna have to agree, my Grandma Lilia had a couch like that, lol. Sorry to hear about your grandpa. 4mo
TrishB Sorry to hear 💔 4mo
BookHoarder32 We totally had that couch too! 😱 So sorry for your loss 😢 4mo
Librarybelle Sorry for your loss 4mo
Chrissyreadit So sorry! Our couch was almost identical too. A lot of my friends had couches covered in plastic so I always thought ours was different. 4mo
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 💔 4mo
Smrloomis So sorry he‘s gone 😢 Sending you some good thoughts 💕💕💕 4mo
GypsyKat I‘m so sorry for your loss! 💙 4mo
Jas16 I am so very sorry for your loss. 4mo
stacybmartin @marleed @cobwebmoth @SassyBookworm @SaturnDoo @SarahHarts_books @Reggie @TrishB @BookHoarder32 @Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit @JessClark78 @Smrloomis @GypsyKat @Jas16 thank you all so much for the kind words - it‘s very much appreciated. 💙 And I‘m glad to know we weren‘t the only ones with this hideous couch - they must have been mass produced in the 80s or something! 4mo
DGRachel I‘m so sorry for your loss. {{hugs}} 4mo
mcipher I‘m so sorry to hear about your grandpa. That‘s so rough. Sending lots of hugs your way! We also had a similar couch - one of the scratchy ones. What a time for bad furniture (and clothes and hair...) the 80s were. 4mo
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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Has anyone else had problems with USPS?? I mailed my #summersantagoespostal package from my local post office (in suburban Cincinnati) last Wednesday afternoon, paid over $25 for 3 day (June 1 delivery) insured shipping with a tracking number, and now have no updates other than it‘s ‘in transit, arriving late‘. It didn‘t even leave Cincy until 3 days after I mailed it! No estimated arrival date, no info about where it is. Grrrrrrrr. 😡

SamHeartCoffee Seems to me you should certainly put in a claim for the insurance money to at least get your $25 back. Seriously. I had to file a claim with them recently for an exploded package and they paid out on the claim. Make sure you keep all your documentation! Sorry it‘s been troublesome..... 😔 4mo
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Why, yes, I did pick up a new edition of the #SSDGM book at last night‘s Sit Crooked and Talk Straight event at Barnes & Noble even though I already had a copy from Amazon. It had a bonus Q&A section, okay?! Even though I‘ve been listening to the podcast for years, this book gave an even more in-depth look at their lives and how they‘ve gotten to where they are. I really enjoyed it.

Gissy There is always a great excuse to have 2 copies of the same book: exclusive cover, special edition, exclusive edition, and bla, bla, bla...,, are those the excuses I use?🤔😂🤣sorry I was projecting myself😂 4mo
rohit-sawant Looking forward to this one! 4mo
Nute So curious...what is the Sit Crooked and Talk Straight event? 4mo
stacybmartin @Nute it was an event that Barnes and Noble held in their stores to celebrate the release of the book. 4mo
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Up next on Overdrive audio - yet another series that I never finished!

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Angie Thomas is an amazing writer - her second book was just as good as her first. The audio is very well done! I‘m hoping they make this one into a movie as well.

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Today‘s #labsoundtrack - my hold finally came in. I‘m loving it so far!

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I had a hard time choosing my #BOTM because there were SO MANY GOOD BOOKS. What‘s a girl to do but splurge?!

Reviewsbylola Great BOTM month! 5mo
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I LOVED this book when I read the physical copy. I just did a re-read but as an audio this time and didn‘t enjoy it as much. I don‘t think the audio was done very well and it did the one thing that grates on my nerves more than anything - play obnoxiously loud music while the author is narrating and continue for several loooooong minutes. Does that annoy the heck out of anyone else? I‘m here for the story, not obnoxious elevator music!

Amandajoy I felt the same way about this one. I read it and then listened to the audio. The music was so annoying! 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl I agree whole heartedly about the music.. 5mo
DannyHattan Same, not a fan of Music in audio books. 5mo
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Doing some sneaky reading in the corner of my cubicle because it‘s another slow day. I signed up for the Barnes and Noble event this evening so I‘m trying to get as far into the book as possible. #ssdgm #mfm

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Santa's Summer Christmas | Jenni-Lynne Harris
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Hefty box (a whopping 13+ pounder!) is heading up north to the state that‘s practically Canada. It‘s set to arrive on June 1st so here‘s hoping it makes it okay. I hope my match loves all the goodies - I love shopping for people! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

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All wrapped, packed, and ready to head north tomorrow! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

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Of course I signed up for the Sit Crooked and Talk Straight event at my local Barnes and Noble! Anyone else going to one? #murderino #ssdgm #mfm #myfavoritemurder

Gayan I am hoping to make it. 5mo
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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I‘m a little behind on my #summersantagoespostal - just finished wrapping my extra goodies and now I‘m ready to start wrapping the books! It‘ll be off to the post office tomorrow!

Avanders 🤭🤭🤭 dang girl! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 5mo
rather_be_reading cute wrapping!! 😍 4mo
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Today‘s #labsoundtrack is a series I never finished - so I‘m going back to the original to catch up.

Cathythoughts Loved this one ♥️👍🏻 5mo
SilversReviews One of my FAVORITE books. 5mo
stacybmartin @Cathythoughts @SilversReviews I really enjoyed it as well - hoping the rest of the series is just as good! 💜 5mo
SilversReviews @stacybmartin I actually didn‘t like any of the others. 😊 5mo
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Dream a Little Dream | Kerstin Gier
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Today‘s #labsoundtrack while I‘m busy with serology is a translated work. I listened to her other trilogy (I think it‘s called jewels or something) and they were pretty fun. This one is entertaining me so far.

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Genesis | Brendan Reichs
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Patiently (kinda) awaiting my turn to watch Game of Thrones with this continuation of this post-apocalyptic YA techno-thriller. 🤔 I generously offered to let my sister and brother-in-law use my HBO Now account to watch GOT first since he has to get up at 4. I‘m counting down the minutes to find out how the show is going to let me down this week. 🤣

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Even though my son is 10 and has been able to read on his own for years, he still loves our nighttime ritual of me reading to him. We‘re about a third of the way through Order of the Phoenix now - I‘d forgotten this one was the longest!

emz711 I got my husband hooked on hp that way and we've read it through twice together! 5mo
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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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What??? Noooooooooooooooooooooooo.

TK421 We need a Litsy support group for Saga vol 9 readers. Brian K Vaughan has hurt so many of us. 5mo
Kristy_K @TK421 Agreed! 5mo
stacybmartin @TK421 @Kristy_K yes! And to leave us hanging like that. 😭 5mo
ju.ca.no @TK421 count me in😭😭😭😭😭 4mo
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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I feel ya, TV Face.

Karkar This feels very relevant right now. 😝 5mo
TK421 Yep. 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Basically, yes. 5mo
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Saga Vol. 8 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Wow, I read this one at the perfect time. The overall subject is about abortion and the pro-choice/life movements. Could it BE any more relevant??

TK421 This was a good one. I see volume 9 there as well. Have tissues ready.😰 5mo
stacybmartin @TK421 oh no - I‘m getting ready to start that one next. Now I‘m worried! 😳 5mo
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Saga Vol. 8 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Just trying to get some reading in but they don‘t seem as keen on it. #dogsoflitsy #outsidereading