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swishandflick

swishandflick

Joined June 2016

Avid bookworm, music lover, cat mom, reality tv junkie, true crime addict, pathological people pleaser. Ravenclaw / INFP / NC ->NYC->📍East TN
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The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren
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Bride | Ali Hazelwood
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I love, love, LOVED Ali Hazelwood's spin on a Vampyre/Werewolf romance. I was fully invested in the alternate world she built, and while some of the "twists" were more obvious to see coming than others, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and the slow build of their romance. I sincerely hope she continues the series sooner rather than later!! ?

Cortg I just started this yesterday! ~40 pages in. 1mo
Dragon Totally agree-such a fun read 💚🐉 1mo
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If you love Sierra Simone's books, this is right up your alley! Some religious hangups meet a handsome sex club owner and a program designed to help discover your sexuality? Yes, please!

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Compared to the multitude of Tessa's books that I absolutely adore, this was just "meh". The concept was cute, but some of the dynamics were bizarre and hard to swallow (and I say that as someone who is HERE for the implausible Hallmark romance). But it was still cute... I guess. Strangely, I likely would have enjoyed it more had it been a new-to-me author. Going in with the high bar that Tessa sets herself left me disappointed in comparison ?

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#Aardvark dropped a May clue on their Instagram and this is my guess. The "you know what", font style/color, the "we know what we're doing" caption (paired with the title), and the ladybug connection all feel on point. That does look like a ladybug in flight on the book cover, right? ?

AardvarkBookClub 🤷‍♀️😉 2mo
Bookzombie Yes, I think it‘s a ladybug. 🐞 🙂 2mo
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The Fake Mate | Lana Ferguson
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This was... not great. So many plot points were weak, and I don't think she lands the paranormal aspect beyond some surface level descriptions that feel more like bad Twilight fan fic than anything else. The smut was pretty 🔥 though.

Breanne1 I just picked this from Aardvark bc I loved Bride. Now I‘m worried… 3mo
swishandflick @Breanne1 I've got Bride on my shortlist! But I've heard much more glowing feedback about it on the whole. You'll have to let me know what you think! I just felt like it leaned too much on the spice to gloss over the paranormal plot holes, haha 3mo
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Another Hazelwood winner! A slower burn than I remember in her previous books, but the characters were so dynamic that I didn't care at all. So well done, and the plot definitely felt more "unique" than her previous books. While the burn was slow, the latent sparks were excellent. Dare I say... my favorite of her books so far?! ???

LiteraryinLawrence I haven‘t ever read an Ali Hazelwood book before, but I‘d like to try one. Are they standalone books or is there one I need to read first? 1mo
swishandflick @LiteraryinLawrence They stand alone!! You can't go wrong 🫶 1mo
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Blossom in Winter | Melanie Martins
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I'm giving this a soft pick. Romance that definitely falls more on the taboo side of things (age gap, godfather, etc), so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. I picked it up after seeing it ALL over TikTok and while it's definitely not perfect, I have mad respect for the author, who has gone the self publishing route and is doing the dang thing. If interested, her books are sold on her website or TikTok page 🫶 #booktok

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Iris Kelly Doesn't Date | Ashley Herring Blake
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I absolutely adored this book, just as much or more than the others in this series. I found the character arcs extremely fascinating and incredibly satisfying. And of course the 🔥STEAM🔥 was perfection. I will miss the ladies of Bright Falls so dang much, sad to see this series end 😭 but also over the moon excited to read whatever Blake will write next!

peanutnine I heard she's coming out with a Christmas novel! 👀🎄🤩 3mo
swishandflick @peanutnine Gahhhhh! I can't wait!! 3mo
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So for context, this lumbersnack is Thor Bradley, and he's wildly popular on Tiktok for chopping wood. He's also started a candle company (a candle brilliantly named Nontoxic Masculinity). So, my mom and I got flown out to LA by Tiktok for a networking event and I MET HIM. HAD A CONVERSATION. HE *HUGGED* ME. AND NOW I HAVE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING WHAT MY BOOK BOYFRIEND COME TO LIFE SMELLS LIKE.

This book I read with him in mind was good too 🤣

swishandflick Like... even his NAME is perfect book boyfriend material. Come onnnnnn. I will be harboring my insane crush, lighting the candle that smells like him, and visualizing him when reading steamy books for the rest of time 😍 3mo
5feet.of.fury Amazing! Love his videos 😍🌳🪓 3mo
monalyisha OH. Hi. 🔥 I understand your (future) life‘s work. 3mo
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she.hearts.horror Thank you for sharing the beauty you found in this world. 😭 3mo
BarkingMadRead Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes tell their friends about hot lumberjacks 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
marleed That‘s great! I hope you get more bites from this lumbersnack 😍😍😍 3mo
Julsmarshall I love this for you, and for us! I‘m giggling to myself about “lumbersnack”. 😍 3mo
bookandbedandtea I love everything about this post! ❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen Well… hello, sailor! Yowza. 👀 3mo
mrp27 What a great experience! 3mo
pr.alm 😂😂👌🏼 3mo
swishandflick Shew y'all, just pull up one of his Tiktok's, watch him swing an axe, and prepare for your body temp to rise, lmao. And then when he puts on his READING GLASSES?! I need a defibrillator 🤣 @she.hearts.horror @BarkingMadRead @marleed @Julsmarshall @bookandbedandtea @LeahBergen @mrp27 (edited) 3mo
swishandflick @5feet.of.fury My new obsession. I will never be the same. Lmao 3mo
marleed Ohhh, lube the axe, make sure it has cheeks, and be sure you can remove your belt with one hand. I‘m in🤣🤣🤣😍 3mo
Bookzombie Wow! What an awesome experience! 3mo
Bookzombie Also, I totally went to look for a picture of him with glasses! 💓 3mo
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Off the Grid | K Bromberg
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LOVED this one! Set in the fast-paced (literally) world of F1 racing, it was fun to dive in during the first race week of the 2024 season. I loved the characters and their vulnerabilities. Also had a really good amount of steam! 🔥🏁🏎️

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Daddy's Best Friend | K. C. Crowne
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The book I'm reviewing isn't in the database, so tagging another of the author's books! First off, the title is smutty click bait bc the story isn't nearly as "naughty" as it sounds. She dated a guy for a few months in HS, had never met his dad, and then hooked up with said dad BEFORE realizing the connection. I thought it was great! Though the "conflict" was a bit far fetched.

I was in LA and NYC this past week so catching up on reviews ??

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Didn't suck me in quite as much as Elle's other books, but not sure how much of that can be attributed to my wonky mental state vs the book itself? Certainly not bad, but it didn't suck me in like her books usually do. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a new adult romance in particular. Still had some good, unexpected plot points. Overall a soft pick 🏖️

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In hindsight, maybe the *months* of UNOPENED bookmail was a sign that I have not been well? Haha. Kind of excited to open them and remind myself of what I picked though 😬

PS: Olive says hi! She's my social butterfly and can't resist a photo op 😹

Pageturner1 Olive 🫒 💗💗 4mo
TheBookHippie Oooooo. Fun! 4mo
merelybookish Love Olive's bow. Glad to hear you're feeling better. 4mo
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bookandbedandtea Presents from your past self! 4mo
marleed Oh you are going to have fun! 4mo
AmyG Olive is so cute! 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
BarbaraBB You didn‘t open them? That surely was a sign ❤️‍🩹 4mo
LeahBergen Oh, dear. That IS a sign. I hope you‘re feeling better! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Bookzombie I hope you feel better. Also, Olive is so sweet. 🐈‍⬛ 4mo
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Burnout Society | Byung-Chul Han
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I know I've been a lot less active lately, but I've missed y'all and wanted to say hi! Work has run me straight into complete and utter burnout (there aren't enough characters allowed for me to give the whole story). I know work stress is relatable to many, so I'm not claiming to be unique. But no job is worth tanking your mental health and sacrificing your well-being. I've decided to take a mental health leave and plan to read books with HEAs 🫶

swishandflick There will be therapy involved in addition to romance books, btw. That wasn't my only treatment plan 🤣 4mo
Karisa Welcome back! Sounds like you‘ve been through a lot lately 💗 4mo
Megabooks I'm sorry things have been rough lately. I've missed you. I hope things start to improve with taking a leave of absence! 4mo
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JenReadsAlot Good to hear from you! As a therapist and book lover sounds like you are making a good decision 💕 4mo
DocBrown Welcome back! I had to take a long hiatus too, but it's good to be back amidst fellow bibliophiles and awesome humans. 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Sounds like a much-needed break! So happy to have you back. 4mo
Librarybelle Welcome back! I completely understand and left a position last September because of burnout, among other reasons. Being able to read again has helped me a lot, but healing takes time, as I am finding out. We‘re here for you! ❤️ 4mo
Jess Glad to hear you are putting yourself first and are taking some time to heal. I started therapy in the fall for a similar reason and can say it has helped me with tremendously. Sending tons of positive vibes. 4mo
TheBookgeekFrau Good for you! 💕 4mo
AmyG Ob, I get this. Your mental health comes before anything. Welcome back. Take care of yourself. 4mo
intothehallofbooks Hang in there! 4mo
Deblovestoread Nice to see you and glad you are taking care of yourself with a break. Enjoy the HEAs! 💜 4mo
Leftcoastzen We miss your posts but life happens! Self care is so important! Good luck with everything. 4mo
Crazeedi I too had a stressful 2023, but we all get it! Take care of yourself that's the most important thing! 4mo
zuzia Welcome back! You are doing the right thing by taking time for yourself. We're here for you! 4mo
dabbe Glad to see you again! ❤️💜🩷 4mo
LeahBergen So glad to hear you‘re taking a little break for yourself! ❤️ 4mo
BarbaraBB Your mental health is the most important. Happy you dare to take matters into your own hands. I hope you‘ll read lots of books and chat with us and take that much needed time off! 4mo
marleed I‘m so happy you‘re back. You are a vital part of this Litsy family. And boy I understand when the work environment sucks the life out of you 🥺 4mo
diovival Yes! I'm glad you're able to take a much needed break. Take care of yourself. 4mo
Twainy I understand. Work has been ON FIRE for 6 months & it wasn‘t slow by any means before that! I‘m severely behind in reviews. I try not to feel bad about that but 😖🤷🏼‍♀️😫 I hope things ease up for you, look forward to your return. 😁 4mo
CarolynM Good for you. Look after yourself.💕 4mo
Captivatedbybooks Hope this time away is fruitful! Your well being should always be first. 4mo
julesG Look after yourself! Good to see you here. 4mo
catiewithac I always say my sanity is priceless. Good for you! Rest and enjoy! 4mo
youneverarrived Glad to have you back ♥️♥️ 4mo
CaramelLunacy Good on you for taking time for yourself and your mental health. Love books with HEAs, so looking forward to seeing what you pick up (if you are up for it, no homework!) 4mo
Breanne1 Good to see you back. Hope this break away is just the reset you need. Happy reading. 4mo
TheBookHippie Been there. 💕💕💕 sending light. 4mo
Hooked_on_books I burned out of my career entirely. It would have been smarter for me to have done what you are doing. It‘s a very good choice! Take care of yourself first! 4mo
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Do I have a million unread physical books on my shelves? Obviously. Do I need to be paying money for more books right now, instead of chipping away at my neverending backlog? Obviously not.

Did I still find some things to order from both #Aardvark and #BOTM? OBVIOUSLY. Y'all know me better than that 😹

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same!! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
marleed Haha. Same. But doesn‘t it feel right to support authors and books through the purchase of new releases. This logic works for me! 5mo
Megabooks I‘m excited for The Clinic! 5mo
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The Graham Effect | Elle Kennedy
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I really enjoyed this! The start of a new series, though technically a spinoff of the Briar U series (Gigi's parents were featured in the Briar U series and now she attends the same school). I love that she also plays hockey for the women's team, and falls for the badboy of the men's hockey team. Great steam, great storyline, great vacation read 🫶

marleed Did you go on vacation with your mom!? And omg, Shug, I love following her on instagram! 5mo
swishandflick @marleed YES! We got lots of fun videos I'm working on editing. And it was so funny, someone came up to her at the pool like "oh my gosh, you're Faith from Tiktok!" ? 5mo
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Three Blind Dates | Meghan Quinn
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This was a cute one with some unexpected plot points (I love Meghan Quinn so I just sort of grabbed it from Kindle Unlimited and went in with no context). But it definitely veers from the traditional romance novel in the sense that we have 3 potential suitors and you're left in a "who's she gonna end up with" scenario. I wish there'd been more time to focus on "the one" but my biggest gripe is WHO GETS 3 PERFECT, HOTTIE BLIND DATE MATCHES?!

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Bride | Ali Hazelwood
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Ooh, Y'ALL! All signs point to Aardvark having scored Ali Hazelwood's new paranormal romance as a March pick!! (The post, the *pinned* comment from Hazelwood herself, gahhhhh) ❤️🩸 #aardvark

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!

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Wildfire | Hannah Grace
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This was super cute! A *completely* different story from Icebreaker, so if you're expecting a more traditional "hockey romance", this ain't it. But I loved the way the author handled more complicated family dynamics, and the steam was still steamy.

PS: I'm on vacation, so that's why I've been MIA. Miss you all! ?

BarbaraBB Looks like another great trip! On a cruise again? 5mo
Megabooks Hope you‘re having fun! 5mo
swishandflick @BarbaraBB Yes, another cruise! This one to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. So beautiful! 5mo
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swishandflick @Megabooks We had a blast! I went with a group this time, so a little less reading time than my usual vacations, but it was lovely. 5mo
BarbaraBB Sounds perfect! 5mo
Megabooks Sounds very fun!! 🤩 5mo
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I read a few books this year 🤣

Happy New Year, y'all! Cheers to 2024 being chock full of wonderful reads 🥂

TheBookgeekFrau Happy New Year🎊 6mo
UwannaPublishme Holy Cow! 😳👏🏻🎉 6mo
BookishMadHatter Awesome 6mo
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marleed Impressive! 6mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year! 🎆 6mo
Eyelit 👏📚👏🎉📚🎉 6mo
mrp27 Awesome! 🥂📚🎉 6mo
BarbaraBB Incredible 🎈❤️ 6mo
TieDyeDude 💪🎉 6mo
Gissy Amazing📚📚📚🤩🎉🎉🎉🥳👏👏👏👏👏 6mo
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Sugar, Baby | Celine Saintclare
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Some initial thoughts/predictions looking at the current #Aardvark clues for January. What do you think?? 💕

The tagged book calls to me, I love some taboo subjects. And shapeshifter smut from Lana Ferguson? Yes, please! 🤣

IndoorDame Oooh, I hope Here in Avalon is as good as the cover art! 6mo
AardvarkBookClub Your guesses were SO good! 🧠🧠🧠 6mo
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Word on the street is that these are some of the January #BOTM offerings (a mix of potential main picks and add-ons, plus some of the add-ons that were put in the app mid month). See anything that piques your interest?

I've seen buzz around the tagged book on TikTok, and it's currently on their app as a late add-on, so I REALLY hope I like a main pick so I can snag it 🤞🏼

LiteraryinLawrence I‘m always excited to see your predictions! 6mo
AmyG Me, too! 6mo
jlhammar Thank you! I loved Emily Austin‘s last book so definitely interested in her newest. 6mo
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With You Forever | Chloe Liese
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My gosh, if you asked me to pick a favorite in this series I'd be stumped. They're literally all just THAT good. I love the thoughtful neurodivergent representation, and this one also included a rarely discussed (in romance books anyway) health condition. And the STEAM 🔥

All I want for Christmas is to marry into the Bergman family 😭😭😭

charl08 I like your cover better! 🤣 4mo
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Ever After Always | Chloe Liese
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I'm so hooked on this series!! This one broke from the typical mold, in the sense that it features an already married couple whose relationship is at a crossroads. An honest, unflinching portrayal of two people who have drifted apart, and the journey to get back on track. Marriage counseling, anxiety disorders, family dynamics. AMAZING. Also, rediscovering the SPARK of course 🔥

Andrea313 LOVE a romance with an established couple! This one is going on my list. 6mo
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My collective #BOTM and #Aardvark selections for December! It's my birthday month so I got a freebie in the bunch.

Tis the season, y'all! 🎄

Megabooks I got the other half, too! 7mo
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Hello Again | Brenda Novak
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YOU GUYS! I got locked out of my Litsy account for a week and I've been losing my mind! Finally got back in today and am bummed I didn't get to post any BOTM or Aardvark predictions 🤣

But glad to be back - I MISSED YOU 💋

Bookwormjillk Yikes! How did you get back in? 7mo
swishandflick @Bookwormjillk A lot of back and forth emails with LibraryThing! There was some kind of glitch that wasn't recognizing my password (saved on my phone) and when I tried to reset it I got an "innactive account" message. Cue the panic. Lmao 7mo
LeeRHarry This happened to me earlier in the year - so annoying! I contacted admin and they were very good - did you? Glad you‘re back. 😊 7mo
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AmyG Glad you were let back in! 🤣 7mo
TheBookgeekFrau I was wondering where you got to - glad to see you back!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 7mo
Reggie Romantsy was lacking for the week you were gone. 🖤 7mo
peanutnine Welcome back! I don't subscribe to BOTM or Aardvark but I love seeing all your predictions! 😂 7mo
marleed I‘m so glad you found your way back in! 7mo
gossamerchild Arrrrgh, that's so aggravating! Glad you're back :-D 7mo
BarbaraBB I missed your predictions even though I have no subscription to the bookclubs! (edited) 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wondered where you were!! Happy you are ok! 6mo
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Always Only You | Chloe Liese
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OMG this series is gonna be over too soon, I can already tell. SO. FREAKING. GOOD. A heroine on the spectrum (expertly written by an author who's neurodivergent herself), and a hunky hockey stud who's been secretly pining for her for years. Love, love, loved every second.

Julsmarshall I blew through this series and now am waiting on the next (and I think last 😬) one. So much fun! 7mo
Megabooks Are you okay? Very surprised not to see any BOTM or aardvark posts for December. I hope you‘re busy with awesome things! Looking forward to your next post. 🫶🏻 7mo
swishandflick @Megabooks So sweet of you to check in!!! I'm alright, I just weirdly got locked out of my Litsy account and it wasn't letting me reset my password, saying my account was "inactive". Many mini panoc attacks and several emails to LibraryThing later and I was finally able to get back in today! 7mo
Megabooks Yay!! So glad you are okay and glad you‘re back!! 7mo
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Only When It's Us | Chloe Liese
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SWOON!!! This book made my heart melt right out of my chest. Amazing chemistry. Frenemies to lovers. Thoughtful deaf representation. ALL. THE. FEELS.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Jas16 Love this series. 7mo
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Cleat Cute | Meryl Wilsner
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SQUEEEEE, this book is SO STINKING GOOD. Extremely well fleshed out characters, smoking hot chemistry 🥵, and the world of professional women's soccer. At the risk of using an idiom that has nothing to do with soccer, Meryl knocked this one out of the park! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Side note: was definitely an odd choice to read while curled up at my GRANDMA'S HOUSE but oh well. Blame the flushed cheeks on the raging fireplace 🤣

mdemanatee Yay! I just started this one on audio so glad to hear it. 7mo
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Gosh, this book is phenomenal! A great continuation of the series. I've certainly been in my smut era this year, but when my library hold came through I couldn't pass it up. It's a chunkster, but the story is so we'll fleshed out and executed that it never lost my attention. Religious cults fascinate me and I was HOOKED. But holy moly does JK know how to reallyyyy takes "slow burn romance" to another level (IYKYK) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RobES Eeeeek! I love this series and I love Strike and Robin ❤️ I can't wait to read this 😍 7mo
reading_rainbow I‘m so behind on this series 😭😭 6mo
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The New Kitten | Joyce Carol Oates
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Is there anything cuter than itty bitty kitty toe beans?! 🥹

marleed Nope! 8mo
Gissy 🐾 🖤 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Beans ♡♡ 8mo
dabbe #coolestbeans 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
peanutnine 😻😻😻 7mo
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Check & Mate | Ali Hazelwood
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Kept my November #BOTM box simple. In all honesty, I probably would have skipped if the Ali Hazelwood wasn't an add-on 😆

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Some updated November #Aardvark possibilities based on new clues! 🕵️🏼‍♀️

mcipher Oooh I hope that‘s right… Ive been dying to read the new Ashley Winstead and nowhere near me has it!! 8mo
Megabooks You were almost perfect! You are so good at this!! Every month I‘m so impressed with your sleuthing!! 🤩🤩 8mo
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The New Kitten | Joyce Carol Oates
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Y'all, I am so in love with this sweet little nugget! Olive is such a joy. I just wish Moxie would chill tf out already. Seriously... she turns into a full on demon cat with the hissing and it makes me sad. Anybody have tips on how to smooth out the process of adding a new kitten to the mix? Or maybe recommendations for where I can find someone to perform a cat exorcism? 🐾

Bookwormjillk No tips just understanding. There‘s like a whole cat hierarchy that we mere humans will never understand. 8mo
JacqMac I don‘t have any help, but she is freakin cute! 8mo
Bookzombie She is so cute! I wish I had a tip. 8mo
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LiteraryinLawrence When we integrated our kitten in with our 2 adult cats, we put an item with the kitten‘s smell on it next to the adults‘ food bowl so that they associated something positive (eating) with the scent of the new cat. It seemed to help. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
swishandflick @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you, I'll give that a try!! 8mo
swishandflick Isn't she?? She's seriously the sweetest kitten I've ever met (don't tell Mox) @Bookzombie @JacqMac 8mo
swishandflick @Bookwormjillk Shew, it's wild! My sweet little Mox turns into a straight up meanie, and I'm just like "she's only a baby!!" haha 8mo
BarbaraBB So cute! 8mo
Megabooks I always recommend giving them plenty of separate spaces and making sure you have at least two litter boxes and separate food and water (often in separate spaces/rooms). Cats normally live fairly separately if left to be feral so sometimes it just takes a bit for them to shake out an order with each other. I‘d say I‘d see jealousy and territoriality in most two cat homes, but most cats also can learn to at least tolerate the other. (edited) 8mo
Megabooks She‘s stinking cute and fun even if she did shake things up in your house!! 😻😻 8mo
julesG I found this book very helpful. Galaxy's 'feeding through the door' helped get my cats acclimatise to each other. You put each cat's food bowl (for their "main meal") equidistant to a door that separates them. Each day you move the bowls a bit closer to the door until they are each touching the door. Also, I swapped their blankets a few times so each could get used to the other's scent. 8mo
marleed Such a cute little cat! 8mo
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This was cute! Loved the MCs, and always dig a "bad boy into the small town good girl" angle. It's got a really slow burn and more of a slightly cracked door romance vibe. Certainly alot less spicy than my usual fare, but would be perfect for someone who prefers good chemistry with minimal details in the bedroom ? #aardvark

Bookzombie Your porch is dreamy. 🙂 8mo
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The Reformatory | Tananarive Due
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Some November #Aardvark predictions 🤔

Megabooks Exciting!! 8mo
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Homerun Proposal | Maren Moore
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This new adult romance was so good! She's had a crush on her best friend's older brother since they were kids, but now he's the seemingly unattainable campus hottie and baseball star. He's secretly been harboring feelings for her too, so when he accidentally intercepts her request for help with her first kiss and... other things... he's happy to oblige. Home run! ⚾️

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The New Kitten | Joyce Carol Oates
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The kitten distribution system got me, y'all! We found this sweet little baby on the side of the road all by herself. And I couldn't bring myself to surrender her to the shelter knowing what I've heard about lower adoption rates for black cats. So anywho... MEET OLIVE! She's so spunky and sweet and has the prettiest green eyes. She's currently in my guest room and building up to an intro with Moxie, who is less enthusiastic about her new sister 😹

Gissy Hi Olive! 😻🐾🐾🖤🖤🖤 8mo
JenReadsAlot Adorable! 8mo
marleed Oh sweet. Welcome to a life of love, Olive! 8mo
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Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww Olive 🖤 8mo
dabbe Hello there, Olive! You hit the kitty jackpot! 🖤🐾🖤 8mo
Larkken Aw black kitties are the best! Hi there sweet Olive! 8mo
Soubhiville So cute! It looks like she‘s already in love with you. 🐈‍⬛💕 8mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh my heart 🥰🥰🥰🥰 8mo
5feet.of.fury D‘awww what a pretty girl! 8mo
Laughterhp 💚💚💚 8mo
LiseWorks Black cats are the greatest. I had one name, Metichi, who lived to be 18. He was 1/2 Siamese. 8mo
Susanita 🖤😻 8mo
TheBookgeekFrau She's a beauty!! 😻 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Congratulations!!! 8mo
TheQuietQuill She‘s gorgeous! Congrats! 8mo
Leftcoastzen Awwww! Bless your heart ! She‘s precious! 8mo
Leftcoastzen Hope Moxie learns to love her. 8mo
Jess Super cute. Good luck with her. 8mo
BennettBookworm AWWW CONGRATS! 🩷 8mo
Bette Good of you to rescue her. I always feel sorry for black cats this time of year. I‘m glad she‘s safe. 👍😊🐈‍⬛ 8mo
TieDyeDude ♥️♥️♥️ Black cats are the best 8mo
GondorGirl I have heard so many horror stories about black cats this time of year. I'm so glad you found her and gave her a safe home! 🥰 8mo
julesG Hello Olive! I adore black cats, no scratch that, I adore cats. I don't understand the prejudice towards black cats, they are just as evil as all the other cats. 😜 8mo
Roary47 So cute!! 😍 8mo
MaureenMc 😻😻😻 8mo
Megabooks So cute!!! 💕🤩 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence Aww, congrats on the new addition! 8mo
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Rock Bottom Girl | Lucy Score
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How stinking cute was this?? Lucy Score's books have really grown on me. I used to think they were too long and slow of a burn, but dang if she doesn't do the slow burn WELL. And then when you DO get to the spice?! 🔥

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Heritage Committee
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Greetings from ABQ, y'all! ❤️

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Shucked | Kate Canterbary
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Kate Canterbary is becoming a go-to author for me - I'll definitely be working my way through the rest of her backlist. So funny and steamy, with fully fleshed out characters and the right balance of conflict. I thoroughly enjoyed this "best friend's little sister, enemies to lovers" vibe. I would totally live in Friendship, Rhode Island! ❤️

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Banned Books | Marcia Amidon Lusted
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THIS! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

JamieArc 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 9mo
marleed Absolutely! 9mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
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Making TikTok Videos | Will Eagle, Andrew Cooper, Hannah Budke, Claire Cohen, Andrew Panturescu
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"My mom will become a TikTok influencer" was not on my 2023 bingo card... but here we are! You could have knocked me over with a feather when she went viral, and her platform keeps growing! She's a big hit in the 50+ market talking about the clothes, shoes, and girly things she loves with her signature southern twang and humor. Give her a follow if you're interested (or if you love online shopping ?). We're making a go of it as partners ?

LeahBergen How wonderful! 👏👏 9mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
IuliaC Congratulations! 👏 9mo
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marleed That‘s so cool! 9mo
marleed Haha. I just followed her on Instagram. I‘m laughing at the Travis Kelce post. Tell her from the KC fan that yes indeed, Travis (and brother and mother) was on a very big map, and it‘s been a pile fun watching the world expand it! 9mo
swishandflick @marleed It was my idea to make that video!! Lolol. I bring the trends going on in my age bracket to her attention 🤣 9mo
marleed @swishandflick oh how funny! 9mo
Gissy Congratulations 🎉 🎉🎉👏👏👏👏 9mo
mrp27 Love this! 9mo
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Starter Villain | John Scalzi
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October #Aardvark picks are live and I got all 5 predictions correct 💪🏽 - AND they added a surprise 6th pick (Black Sheep) in honor of their one year anniversary! The Burnout was already on my radar (the parallels with my current work situation are too on point) and I DEFINITELY let myself fall for the cover of Starter Villain. Happy fall, y'all! 🤣🎃

vlwelser That cover nearly got me too. Kinsella books are always fun. It was hard to choose. 9mo
Megabooks You are a champ at predicting!! 🎉🎉 9mo
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I'd consider this to be a soft pick. I loved the second chance, childhood friends, from tough upbringing to rockstar angle. But the delivery didn't always stick the landing.

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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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#BOTM picks are up and I was drawn to the witchy, October vibes 🎃

Branwen These were the ones I chose also! 9mo
ICantImReading I got the same box! ✨ 9mo
GondorGirl I already preordered Starling House, but I got the other two from BotM! 9mo
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The Burnout: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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The first couple of October #Aardvark hints are out, this is my first stab at guessing! 🎃

Megabooks Broder and Awad! 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
JamieArc @Megabooks My thoughts too! 9mo
Cinfhen I totally agree with you!! Especially for Rouge, Broder and Burnout!!! 9mo
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A fun, witchy, fall Goodreads win! 🔮✨

(Side note: hard to read the title to myself without hearing T Swift 🎵)

Bookzombie Same! Instantly hear her. Lol 9mo
EKonrad I thought the same thing when I saw the title! Lol 9mo
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This was a solid return to Knockemout (gosh, that town name is bonkers). A compelling enemies to lovers tale. A bit of a second chance trope. Slowwwww burn and pretty spicy, though some of the steamy scenes were a bit far fetched. I was certainly drawn to suit daddy though!

Side note: why are her books so LONG?!

Cinfhen First, I totally agree!!!! Books have become SOOOOO overwritten !!!! Almost every book can be cut by a good 100 pages 🤪and….did you see the new Aardvark clues 🕵🏻‍♀️ sooooo stinkin‘ cute 🥰 9mo
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Runaway Love | Melanie Harlow
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Super cute, very steamy, solid romance! A runaway bride with stumbles on a nanny gig for the hunky, blue collar single dad of twins... while literally still wearing her defunct wedding dress. So sparks were bound to fly (duh!) ❤️

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