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Joined April 2016

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Silent Parade by Keigo Higashino
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The One | John Marrs
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The Last Six Books I Read (rated)
Two non-fiction, two cozy mysteries, one historical fiction, and one sci-fi thriller.
#BooklyApp #Bookstagram

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The One | John Marrs
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How far would you go to find The One? A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you‘ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you‘re genetically made for. That‘s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.

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Joyful | Ingrid Fetell Lee
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• ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD book club pick for December 2021 #MMDBookClub

I hardly ever read self-help books. In fact, I only read them when they are the monthly book club pick for ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD. I‘m not a big fan but, as self-help books go, this one was pretty good. I mean, how can you not like a book about Joy? I really liked this fresh perspective.

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Kangaj1 This is next up for me! 3d
suvata @Kangaj1 Enjoy! 3d
BookBabe Wow, this sounds like an interesting read! 2d
suvata @BookBabe It was very interesting 2d
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Joyful | Ingrid Fetell Lee
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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In Hercule Poirot‘s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.

When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man. . . .

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Don‘t let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, she is more sinister than sweet.

In these six interlocking stories, memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud‘s past keep bubbling to the surface. Meanwhile, certain Problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands . . . even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process.

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Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
wanderinglynn Absolutely this! 💜 6d
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London 1923: Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.

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November 2021 #PennyAPage Ledger with a little twist. I don‘t deduct anything when I purchase books. I just add a penny-a-page into a special savings account at the end of the month. Hello, Christmas fund! #bookstagram #PennyAPage #Bookly

allureofbeauty That‘s a really cute idea. 7d
suvata @allureofbeauty And it‘s really coming in handy this time a year 7d
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The Last Six Books I Read (rated)
Four Outlander related books and two current books from my TBR.
#BooklyApp #Bookstagram

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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

If you haven‘t already done so, it‘s time to mail your Round 13 book to the next person. If you did, “good job“! If you didn‘t, “Hurry up and do so”. If you are unable to mail it at this time, please contact the members of your group to let them know when they can expect it.

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A perfect companion to Men In Kilts by Sam and Graham, two of my Outlander favorites.

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As entertaining as it is practical, The Clanlands Almanac is a light-hearted education in Scottish history and culture, told through the eyes of two passionate Scotsmen. The perfect escapist guide, The Clanlands Almanac is intended as a starting point for your own Scottish discoveries.

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• Recommended in ModernMrsDarcy.com 2021 Fall Book Preview #MMDBookClub

What can I say: It‘s Outlander. It‘s book number 9. It‘s Jamie and Claire and all the clan back together again. It‘s 900+ pages of awesomeness! 6 out of 5 stars.

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TrishB Mine arrived this weekend. I will get to soon! 2w
suvata @TrishB Yay! I think you will love it. 2w
sprainedbrain Can‘t wait to get through my expiring library books and get to this one! 1w
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suvata @sprainedbrain Savor it. It‘s worth it. 1w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I am still mad that I didn‘t know there would be a lot more books when I read book 1-5 years and years ago. I need to get over it and revisit them! LOL. It‘s such a phenomenal series! 1w
suvata @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks You really need to read them. They are all so good. 1w
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A little humorous relief (very little)

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
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The Exile | Diana Gabaldon
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This is a graphic novel based on the first few books of the Outlander series. The storyline, although simplified, was true to the novels. I wasn‘t a big fan of the artwork but, that‘s just a matter of personal preference. To each his own.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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@rsteve388 hi, Rachel. I received your package today. Thank you so much for your kind note and the extra (awesome) book. It was a very nice surprise. I love book mail.

rsteve388 Oh good I am glad! 2w
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The quintessential Outlander reference book - Volume 2.

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I wanted to finish this before GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE comes out … since the “droughtlander” was so long I thought it would be a good idea to refresh my memory of the last four books. I‘m really glad I did. Now I‘m all set for the 23rd and totally looking forward to it. 🐝

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OUTLANDER catch-up week(s). Two older books from my TBR. Two new books coming out on the 23rd. I‘ve been waiting for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE for well over a year. 🐝
#bookstagram #outlander #dianagabaldon

Allkat More than a week! The outlander books are so dense and detailed. 🤓 3w
suvata @Allkat I have a lot of time to read since I‘m retired. Whenever possible I have a book in my hand or an audiobook in my ear. 3w
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• Read in November 2021 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 13 - GroupE

GREAT SCI-FI THRILLER

Artificial intelligence meets completely autonomous self-driving cars with devastating death toll. Government intrigue at it‘s scariest.

Twainy I loved The One 😁 3w
suvata @Twainy this was the first book I read by him. I definitely want to read more from him. 3w
Twainy The same! I looked yesterday. He‘s written more. I‘ve added him to my TBR. Thank you 😁 3w
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Q and A | Vikas Swarup
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Do you read to turn your mind off or to turn your mind on? Or both? Discuss.

Magpiegem To turn my mind off of other things, especially at night. But when I flew internationally I would read to keep my. Brain alert on long quiet night flights 3w
suvata @Magpiegem that makes sense. I think I usually read to turn my mind off. Novels tend to do that. Non-fiction tends to turn my mind on. But there are always exceptions to the rule. 3w
wanderinglynn For me, it depends on the book & my purpose for reading. 3w
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julesG Both! Or rather, even if I read to turn my mind off, my mind switches on and then starts picking the plot/writing/accuracy/consistency/... apart. 3w
Soubhiville I hadn‘t ever thought of it in quite this way. I read to entertain myself sometimes, to quiet thoughts of the day before bed (I guess that could be turning off), and to fill myself up and educate, which I suppose could be turning on. Interesting question. 3w
TheAromaofBooks I do both, but I definitely trend more towards off!! I do enjoy nonfiction and learning things, but especially if life is busy or stressful, I head for fluff or some suspense!! 3w
suvata Obviously, there are no correct answers. I just heard someone pose that question and thought it was interesting. Just something to ponder. Loved all your perspectives. 3w
Smrloomis Hmm I think I read to focus my mind - either for fun or to add something to it. If I don‘t, there‘s constant chatter going on up there 🤨😂 3w
Kdgordon88 I read to unwind or escape (off) mostly, but also read to learn and grow (on). On/off depends on the book in my hands. 3w
kspenmoll I read to escape( mysteries) but I also read to immerse myself in others‘ perspectives, learn about the world, history, science, biography, spirituality etc etc!!!! Learn & grow. 3w
suvata @kspenmoll Me too. I love learning about other cultures and traditions. 3w
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Midwife's Secret | Emily Gunnis
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The Midwife‘s Secret is a totally captivating thriller. Emily Gunnis is a best-selling author because her writing is so gripping and relatable. This is the heart-wrenching tale of two girls who go missing from the same home, Yew Tree Manor, decades apart. As we learn about the connection that the Hilton and James families share, we learn the devastating story of an innocent midwife from the past, who holds the key to the disappearances.

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⏰ This is a reminder for those participating in #LMPBC Round 13. There are only about two weeks left to read your book, mark it up, and get it into the mail by the end of the month. Can‘t wait to share the next one with you. 😎

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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The Last Six Books I Read (rated)
Three TBR selections from 2018.
Three TBR selections from 2021.
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All the Pretty Girls | J.T. Ellison
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• TBR since May 6, 2018

When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing the vicious “Southern Strangler”.

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8 days to go

HOTPock3tt 🙌🏽🎉♥️😎 4w
HOTPock3tt I literally cannot wait, OMG!!! 😍 4w
inthegreensandblues I am so excited! 4w
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• TBR since March 9, 2018

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis is a multi-narrative story set in two time periods: the 1920s and 1970s New York. The two story threads meet in Grand Central Station which is the ideal setting for bustling Art Deco New York meets down and out New York when homelessness was rife and the glamour had definitely worn off.

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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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• TBR since November 6, 2021

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Nobody arranges their own funeral, and then gets killed the same day – do they? Well, that‘s exactly what happened to Diana Cowper One bright, sunny morning in London.

The Word is Murder is the first in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne and the author Anthony Horowitz. Very clever … the writer inserting himself as a character.

EvieBee Love this series. 1mo
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Thank you, #Kindle, for reminding me what I‘m going to be doing for the next 21 days. Isn‘t technology wonderful?

Soubhiville 🤣 1mo
kplovesbooks In case there was any doubt. Sniff. 1mo
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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HOW MANY LIFETIMES DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE?

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . .

LeeRHarry So enjoyed this one - immediately put all of the author‘s other books on my TBR 😊 1mo
suvata @LeeRHarry I love the way he writes 1mo
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Sweet Thursday | John Steinbeck
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The Last Six Books I Read (rated)
Four oldest from my TBR, one new publication, and one Advance Reading Copy (ARC).
#BooklyApp #Bookstagram

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• TBR since February 27, 2018

From the book:
“Miss Kopp is the best police officer and detective in the State of New Jersey. She does not know the meaning of fear and with her bravery she also uses brains.” —Sheriff Heath, quoted in the New York Herald, April 11, 1916

This the fourth in the series of feminist crime novels set in the early 1900s.

EvieBee This is a series I faithfully buy copies of but still haven‘t read. This is a good push for me. 🙂 1mo
KathyWheeler I need to catch up. I haven‘t finished the third one yet. 1mo
suvata @EvieBee I love these books. Hope you do too. 1mo
suvata @KathyWheeler Constance is such a bada$$. 1mo
KathyWheeler @suvata she is. I just love her! 1mo
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On the day I took Anna Kayser to the insane asylum, I was first obliged to catch a thief.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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People of the Book is a historical fiction novel about a book conservator named Dr. Hanna Heath and her intensive research on the history of the famous Sarajevo Haggadah. The book is an imagined history following the real clues found in the manuscript, and the novel jumps back and forth between Hanna‘s findings and historical events that brought the book to its current home in the National Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

SarahBookInterrupted Great book. 1mo
Suet624 It‘s been sitting on my shelf for years. I have to get to it. 1mo
Susanita One of my all time favorites! 1mo
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Not a Sound | Heather Gudenkauf
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Oldest book on my TBR added February 26, 2018.

A tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf. She spirals into a depression that causes her to lose everything that matters—her job, her husband. Two years later she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin and she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.

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Day 4 #Halloween #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

Whew! Fell asleep watching Monday night football 🏈 and almost missed my reading 📕 deadline. I completed it but just barely. Hey, a win is a win. 🥳

Andrew65 Woohoo! Brilliant time, well done 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍😊 1mo
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October 2021 #PennyAPage Ledger with a little twist. I don‘t deduct anything when I purchase books. I just add a penny-a-page into a special savings account at the end of the month. Hello, Christmas fund! #bookstagram #PennyAPage #Bookly

BeeMagical A great idea!! 1mo
suvata @BeeMagical I started in January and I was hoping to get about $1000. It looks like I‘m going to fall just short of that. 1mo
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Just a reminder from #LMPBC ...

Welcome to Round 13!

Hopefully you have picked out the book you want to share by now. It‘s time to start reading and marking-up passages you want to highlight. Be creative and don‘t forget to introduce yourself in the front of the book. I will send out a few reminders during the month and then a final one at the end of the month to remind you to mail it out to the next person in line.

Happy Reading!

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Andrew65 Great progress! You can do it 👏👏👏 1mo
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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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Diana is an art specialist at Sotheby‘s. Her boyfriend, Finn, is a resident in a NYC hospital. They are excited about their upcoming vacation to the Galápagos Islands. But it‘s early 2020 and COVID-19 is just about to explode. Finn has to cancel his plans because the hospital is on “all hands on deck” mode. Finn convinces Diana to go on the non-refundable vacation solo. When she gets there everything is shut down and she is stranded. Or is she?

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🎃 Happy Halloween 👻 y‘all!

sharread Happy Halloween 1mo
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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

It‘s that time again. Please return all Round 12 books ASAP. Round 13 starts tomorrow. Hope y‘all had fun. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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Andrew65 Brilliant progress 👏👏👏 1mo
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#LMPBC Round 13 UPDATE

Emails have been sent to everyone participating in Round 13. The email includes name, email address, postal address, and Litsy name for everyone in your group.

Group N only has three members. I still mailed all the information in case you want to participate with a three person rotation.

Happy reading 📖

Zoe-h I think I typed in my email wrong when I signed up. Is there some way to fix it? Sorry! 1mo
suvata @Zoe-h I sent you an email 1mo
carlthecattt I checked my spam and trash but I don‘t see any emails from you, could you send me an email? Thank you! :) 1mo
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suvata @carlthecattt You will have to tell me what group you are in. Then, I can resend it. 1mo
carlthecattt @suvata D and W please 1mo
suvata @carlthecattt I just resent them to you 1mo
kspenmoll Thanks for the schedule!!! 1mo
suvata @kspenmoll You‘re welcome 1mo
carlthecattt Thank you so much! @suvata 1mo
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Recommended in ModernMrsDarcy.com 2021 Fall Book Preview #MMDBookClub

Extremely creepy!

“The Last House on Needless Street follows Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. An unspeakable secret binds them together, and when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees behind their house will come back to haunt them all.”

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Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌 1mo
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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The Last Six Books I Read (rated)
My goal is to have at least one classic in each group of six.
#BooklyApp #Bookstagram

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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