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TheBookHippie

Joined May 2016

Creator of #SundayBuddyRead & #ChildrensClassicRead2022📖✌🏻Hippie-Activist for Social Justice✌🏻Literacy&Reading Advocate🤍☮️bookhippie.com
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Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
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A Promised Land by Barack Obama
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The Other Side of Midnight | Simone St. James
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

On we go! Chapters 23-28 😅

DebinHawaii Can‘t wait! It‘s so good so far! 🤗 now
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What THE WHAT?!

AmyG I am enjoying this one. Great secrets!!!! 3h
Librarybelle What a way to end the week‘s reading! 😮😱 3h
Karisa Still so many more questions than answers! It‘s fun 😅 2h
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Kdgordon88 I read last night and didn‘t realize I went a chapter past….it‘s hard to put down. 2h
vlwelser That's quite the cliffhanger to end the week on. 1h
TheBookHippie @vlwelser made me yell at myself! I purely use number of pages to divide it! What a happenstance ! 😱 @Librarybelle (edited) 57m
DebinHawaii Total cliffhanger! It was hard not to keep reading. I made myself put it down & switch to another book but then thought about it all last night! 😆Can‘t wait until next week! now
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii My mind has been trying to figure it out constantly !! now
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Ramona!!!!! Who killed her?!
He KNEW Ellie!!
So many QUESTIONS.

AmyG This was a good twist. Was it George Sutter? Davies? 3h
Librarybelle My heart was pounding during this scene! So spooky and so suspenseful! 3h
Karisa Creepiness! And then hiding behind the garbage and the guy just lurking there not even afraid of being caught! What? If it were someone Ellie knew she would have recognized him right? Who would want Ramona dead and why? Did she know more about Gloria‘s death or are they just killing psychics? 2h
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Kdgordon88 Is the killer killing everyone that was there to cover tracks? Or maybe as @Karisa suggested ridding the world of psychics? 2h
vlwelser I love this picture you found. This is how I'll be picturing Ramona in my head from now on. 1h
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I love trying to find the picture in my mind! This one was like YES THAT IS IT! 1h
TheBookHippie @Karisa I‘m thinking he knew her but she may not know him?? 60m
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle I was like DO NOT BREATHE! Or sneeze! So well written! 59m
TheBookHippie @AmyG 🤷🏻‍♀️ 59m
AmyG Was the killer in disguise? Is he/she killing psychics he think have power to see things-to cover up for something? So many questions! I love it. 32m
Kimberlone Definitely wasn‘t expecting this twist! (edited) now
DebinHawaii That was an excellent scene—so tense. 😱 I think it is someone who knows who Ellie is but that she doesn‘t know them as she appeared not to recognize him. I think Ramona was killed for knowing too much or at least having a piece of the puzzle of why Gloria was killed. now
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Ellie‘s mom went to see Gloria.
And so. The mom had no powers, but knew her daughter did and Gloria knew and exposed her?! WHYYYY?!

AmyG I am guessing Gloria is THAT greedy. And did that greediness lead to her demise? 3h
Librarybelle Exactly, @AmyG . Gloria said she was competitive. And, we know she‘s struggled with money… 3h
AmyG @Librarybelle It just occurred to me. If Gloria needs money, and she has the power, is she blackmailing someone with info she “saw” and did that person want her dead? (edited) 3h
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Librarybelle @AmyG Oh! Good thought!!! 3h
Karisa That flashback scene was awful. So sad. Why did her mother sign them up for that if she didn‘t have powers? Felt like her mother was holding back but why? Gut wrenching 2h
TheBookHippie @Karisa definitely a gut punch! 2h
TheBookHippie @AmyG I‘ve wondered what did she know that got her killed?! @Librarybelle 2h
Kdgordon88 @AmyG finally a motive that makes sense! The whole testing scene is awful. Did mom really not have any powers or did she throw the test and if so, why? 2h
vlwelser I felt bad for the mum. But I think she was just done. She may have bluffed during the tests also. Because if Ellie did is it so hard to believe that the mother did the same thing? 1h
Librarybelle @TheBookHippie Yes! What did she know??? 1h
TheBookHippie @Kdgordon88 🤷🏻‍♀️ did Ellie suspect or know and then saw she was correct? 55m
TheBookHippie @vlwelser Anything is possible. 55m
AmyG @Kdgordon88 oooo, I didn‘t think about the Mom failing on purpose. Ery interesting. 34m
DebinHawaii When I was reading it I felt like her mother had some gifts, just not as powerful as Ellie & that she knew she was sick & wouldn‘t be around long & she wanted them out of the business/spotlight so Ellie wouldn‘t be in that world alone. I feel like she threw it or didn‘t try. As for Gloria I think it was getting rid of the competition for the money. now
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Inspector Merriken
And the questions and her reading him !
She could use her power then. Think she is an actual suspect or do they think she knows who did it?!

And this has to be our former inspector!

AmyG It is! An Inquiry into Love and Death. I got a chuckle out of that. (edited) 3h
Librarybelle Oh! I didn‘t make the connection, @AmyG , but I thought the name was familiar! 3h
Karisa I like it when authors do that. Makes their “world” feel fuller. Many of her books are set in 1920s UK. Merriken being here left me wondering if their were crossover characters in Silence for the Dead or her other books too? 2h
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TheBookHippie @Karisa I wonder as well! We have in May 2h
Karisa @TheBookHippie We‘ll have to keep an eye out. I wouldn‘t mind seeing Jillian or the one of the tough, yet sweet nurses from Silence for the Dead back. 😊 2h
vlwelser What! How did I miss that? 1h
TheBookHippie @Karisa Oh I‘d love that! 50m
DebinHawaii I love the crossover. 💜 I thought it was just the same name until she starting talking about Jillian. I don‘t think they feel she is a suspect but think that maybe she can help since Merriken has experience with spirits. now
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Why did Gloria get telegrams notifying her of her brothers deaths? If she was hated and loathed?

AmyG Was she on a list for next of kin? 3h
Librarybelle Not sure… 3h
Karisa Were they to her or her parents? Was she still in touch with her brothers? Octavia knew Gloria before fiancé who was one of the brothers died right (but wouldn‘t explain other two). I‘m wondering how common it was to lose 3 siblings in those wars. So sad (edited) 2h
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TheBookHippie @Karisa it was common- both sides- in my family both my grandpa and his brother fought WWII- my dad and his brother Vietnam - sad beyond words for everyone. 2h
Karisa @TheBookHippie Just horrible. My dad‘s older brother died in Vietnam but the rest did not get drafted (they were a bit younger). His death still haunts my father 2h
vlwelser This also seems like a weird detail. I was surprised it turned up again tbh. But it must be important. Somehow. I haven't a clue. 1h
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I have zero clues😝 53m
TheBookHippie @Karisa So awful. 52m
DebinHawaii That is an interesting point about her receiving the telegrams. I need to go back & read that again as I don‘t remember if it said that they were sent to her directly by the War Dept or sent by her family to her, or are they something she took from her parents or George so she would have something to contact them with? 🤷🏻‍♀️ now
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The dog Pickwick her seeing Mr Bagwell, dead already… but didn‘t see the real happening… WHAT? She is unable to control the visions?

AmyG OR…she is realizing how much power she has and still has much to learn about controlling them. 🤔 3h
Librarybelle This scene was so sad! I agree with @AmyG - she knows she has power, but I‘m not sure if she realizes how much power she does have. Her mother taught her what she could but was also not thrilled that Ellie had the “gift.” 3h
Karisa Those scenes with her abilities taking over have been quite powerful. Poor Pickwick and Mr. Bagwell and Ramona. Ramona‘s death must be involved with Gloria‘s but was Mr. Bagwell‘s too? Or was his death just a sad side event to display Ellie‘s gift and give her Pickwick? Does Pickwick‘s name have significance (Dickens‘s Pickwick Papers or ten Boom‘s Hiding Place)? 2h
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TheBookHippie @Karisa I had those thoughts too! 2h
Karisa @TheBookHippie So many questions! St. James manages to keep the mystery going but still be satisfying! 2h
vlwelser Poor Pickwick. I like his name, btw. 1h
DebinHawaii That scene with Mr. Bagwell & Pickwick was so sad! 😥 i feel like Ramona was killed by whoever killed Gloria for sure but Mr. Bagwell‘s death just happened. Maybe as @Kariisaa said, to get her Pickwick. I think Ellie either doesn‘t realize how much power she truly has or has been in some kind of denial about it. How scary not to be able to control the visions.😱 now
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Davies. What strange man did she leave with ?

AmyG No clue. 4h
Librarybelle Yet another mystery! 3h
vlwelser No clue. Maybe she's the bad guy. But where would she have gotten the $? 1h
DebinHawaii I have no idea—was she lured away to be gotten rid of because she knows too much or is she involved somehow? 3m
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii did someone lie and say they were taking her to Ellie?! now
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Dubbses… what is up with them?! WHERE ARE THEY?

AmyG Yeah. Something isn‘t right there. Were THEY paid to pretend they wanted this seance…to lure Gloria???? 4h
Librarybelle There‘s WAY more about what happened that night that we need to find out!! 3h
Karisa Yep, and then didn‘t Ramona say they seemed to want to back out of it all right before? They know more. Why hasn‘t the inspection focused on them? 2h
vlwelser They seem to be fake. It all seems like a setup. 1h
DebinHawaii Yes, they definitely seem part of a set up whether they realize it or were just caught up in it, genuinely wanting to see their son but used by someone else. 5m
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James apartment and all those letters…
His explanation of his being bothered by Ellie?

AmyG Based on past books read by this author, I am going to believe he is a decent guy-just very troubled by his past. 4h
Librarybelle Agreed, @AmyG ! 3h
Karisa @AmyG Yeah, like Inspector Merriken in the Inquiry into Love and Death novel. I like how he‘s showing up here again and there‘s a nod to his love for Jillian. So sweet. St. James likes these tough, complicated men characters 2h
vlwelser I'd be very surprised if the love interest turns out to be a bad dude. Just based on her previous books. The letters are a weird detail. 1h
DebinHawaii I agree, he won‘t be the bad guy, just carrying around the baggage of his troubled past. @Karisa It is fun to see Merriken in this book! 7m
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Paul Golding (Psychical Research)
Ellie was wrong about the watch?!
What?

AmyG I thought she wasn‘t exactly wrong..,but just saw it after the fact. 4h
Librarybelle She wasn‘t exactly wrong, I thought, but I also think Paul caused her to be deflected somehow. Like, he focused on missing the watch but explicitly cleared his mind about actually finding the watch. 3h
Karisa @Librarybelle Do you think he was purposely redirecting her? Maybe he was trying to hide something important from her? 3h
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Librarybelle @Karisa I think he was purposely redirecting her. Maybe it was because he is hiding something??? It just seemed weird. 2h
Karisa @Librarybelle Yeah, oh geez. Does that mean there‘s another suspect?! Could they all be working together? 2h
vlwelser I think he did this on purpose as a test. I also don't trust this dude. 1h
Librarybelle @Karisa So many questions left to answer!! I love St James for this slow building and red herrings 1h
DebinHawaii @vlwelser I agree. I think he was testing her. I don‘t totally trust him but I don‘t feel like he is involved in the murder. (edited) 14m
vlwelser @DebinHawaii good point! I actually have no idea which among this cast of shady people was actually involved in the murder. 4m
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Restless night after drinking Gloria‘s GIN
Didn‘t we say DON‘T DRINK IT!

George Sutter
Why is he following her ?
Should she trust him?
“Be careful” he tells her!?

AmyG I am still not sure about him. Sometimes I wonder if he is involved in Gloria‘s death and that‘s why he hired her…to see if she can “see” it. 4h
Librarybelle I agree with @AmyG . I‘m not sure what to think of him. His behavior so far has been rather suspect. 3h
Karisa @AmyG Yes, George is kind of creepy. Why does he have someone following her? I‘m thinking if he really is Gloria‘s brother then maybe it‘s about inheritance. If he‘s such a great sneaky sort, why does he need Ellie? Weird 3h
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Kdgordon88 I agree. Why is she being followed? To protect her or something more nefarious? If he has the ability to see the police reports, etc., he shouldn‘t need her to investigate. 2h
vlwelser George is mega creepy. I still can't figure out what he's up to. 1h
DebinHawaii Yes, he is very suspicious but I wonder if he is being made too suspicious to actually be involved in the murder. I think he definitely is withholding information/hiding secrets of some kind but I can‘t figure him out yet. 🤔 16m
Kimberlone I love a good gin and tonic but how do British people drink straight gin?! now
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#joyousjanuary #readathon #weekendreading #menuplanning #foodandlit #egypt #shakespearereadalong #authoramonth

@rubyslippersreads @Andrew65 The Daughter of Time came in from library!!

@Soubhiville I got this BOTM in 2018 😅 time to read it!

Menu planning and reading til Monday!

Soubhiville I hope it‘s good! I‘ve always loved that cover. 1d
TheBookHippie @Soubhiville me too! It‘s aesthetically pleasing! 1d
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rubyslippersreads Can‘t wait to hear what you think of 1d
Andrew65 I loved The Daughter of Time. Enjoy. 18h
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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I didn‘t realize until today that the kids think you all are literal books with arms and legs ♥️ anyway I don‘t have the heart to correct that and although I have no clue how many think this I do know a great deal do. Litsy is a wonderful place. I have no words to express gratitude. It‘s so overwhelming. ♥️

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TheBookHippie I know I‘m forgetting people. Just know I‘m so grateful! 2d
Texreader Oooh I want to help! What do you need? I love this so much!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
TheBookHippie @Texreader believe it or not- socks (wet feet from snow) hats, mittens. I send books home to keep (I thrift) to each student I read one on one with- (3 each break and 6 over summer break) I have 65 kids 4-8 yrs old this year. On a random schedule I bring food and books to the alternative school 8-11 grade in school year every Thursday in summer. I keep busy. 😅 I‘m a full time literacy and reading advocate aka works for free. ♥️ huge percent ESL. 2d
Texreader @TheBookHippie Thanks for the info!! I‘m on it and will see what I can do. Just marvelous what you do. 2d
TheBookHippie @Texreader I love every minute of what I do what a privilege it is to see someone learn to read. 2d
Texreader @TheBookHippie I spent some years, many years ago, teaching a 30-something-year-old woman how to read and do simple math. It was so rewarding. She was such a dear little lady. I was straight out of college and knew I needed to fill my free time. So glad I did that when I could. Spreading literacy is awesome 2d
TheBookHippie @Texreader Awe. How beautiful. Literacy is everything. 2d
Cinfhen I ❤️this!!! Can u send me your address?? I‘m going to send through Amazon since it‘s the easiest & most affordable option. 2d
Karisa I love this so much! There should be a book person emoji 💗 1d
CarolynM 1d
UwannaPublishme Awww! Love hearing these sweet stories about your kiddos and happy that the package will bring them more smiles. We‘re so grateful for all YOU do! So, keep us posted on your wish list. Us Book People are always here for you! 😘😘😘 1d
Dilara Am I chopping onions? I think I must be... 😭 (edited) 1d
TrishB That‘s so lovely ♥️ 1d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen email me social@bookhippie.com 1d
TheBookHippie @Karisa I agree!!! 1d
TheBookHippie @UwannaPublishme ♥️♥️♥️ 1d
TheBookHippie @Dilara ♥️😭 1d
kspenmoll You are such a light in this world… 1d
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll 😭 Thank you friend. 1d
Crazeedi @TheBookHippie you must get such a joy from all of your children. A blessing 6h
TheBookHippie @Crazeedi I do!! They fill my heart! 4h
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Leftcoastzen I couldn‘t agree more ! 😄 2d
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An Old-fashioned Girl | Louisa May Alcott
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#CHILDRENSCLASSICREAD2022 FEBRUARY 💙🦋

Everyone welcome. A low key group read. I read a few pages with my morning coffee. Part of my zen.

Hoping this is a lovely sweet read! 💙

Follow the hashtag throughout the month you can see others thoughts 💙 I‘ll post fun things I find- please do so as well if you find anything !

Here‘s the 2022 schedule http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2021/08/25/childrens-classic-read-2022/

TheAromaofBooks I love this one so much that I'm almost scared to read it with a group because I know it won't be for everyone! 😂 2d
IndoorDame I‘ve never read this but I love Luisa May Alcot so I‘m looking forward to it! 2d
TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks 😂 I loved Pinocchio so no worries. 💙 2d
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TheBookHippie @IndoorDame I feel the same ! 2d
tpixie I never even knew this book existed! I‘m excited for February. Today I hope to start another version of 2d
TheBookHippie @tpixie 💙 I‘ve had a riot finding all the Pinocchio books at the library and in my house!! 😂🎉 2d
tpixie @TheBookHippie yes! I thought I had Pinocchio at our house but it was Peter Pan! Lol 2d
Andrea313 Ooh, I love this book! Looking forward to joining in! 2d
batsy I'm looking forward to this! 2d
curiouserandcurioser @TheBookHippie so excited for this!! I love Louisa May Alcott!! 2d
TheBookHippie @Andrea313 I‘ll add you to the tag list! 2d
quietjenn I remember really liking this one. Maybe I'll see about revisiting with you all! 2d
TheBookHippie @quietjenn 💙 feel free to join in! 2d
rubyslippersreads I read this fairly recently, so I think I‘ll skip it this time, though I‘ll definitely peek at the discussion. ☺️ 2d
rubyslippersreads @TheAromaofBooks I ❤️ it too, so you‘re not alone. 2d
Jess861 I'm excited to actually participate in February - Pinocchio still hasn't shipped 🙄...but An Old Fashioned Girl arrived, lol. (edited) 2d
UwannaPublishme Love Alcott, so I‘m in! How about you, @PurpleyPumpkin ? 14h
TheBookHippie @UwannaPublishme 💜💜💜💜gosh her tag didn‘t stick!!! 😭😝 thx 💜💜🤞🏻 14h
TheBookHippie @Jess861 It seems to be how it goes! 14h
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Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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Planning a #ourviolentendsbuddyread for March
Let me know if you want to join and I‘ll tag you.
Also write whether you want to do weekly, biweekly or just discuss at the end of the month.

Anyone welcome 🗡♥️

vlwelser 🙋 I have no preference on frequency. 3d
DebinHawaii Yes, please! My library hold came in already but I know I won‘t get to it in January, so March is great as I can hopefully get back on the hold list. I like a weekly or bi-weekly check in to keep me on track but I am flexible. 🤗 (edited) 3d
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii Time got away from all of us!! I agree I need some sort of schedule 😂😝 3d
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Yes please!!! Weekly or biweekly would be great for me! 3d
BooksNBowls I‘m down! No preference on how often! 3d
Catsandbooks Yes! I've been wanting to read it since it came out! Whatever schedule! 3d
Reynosa8701 Interested biweekly 2d
Nelnjali Oh yes, please add me. I had so much fun buddy reading the first book. I prefer weekly or biweekly, but I'm good with whatever. 2d
Sargar114 I‘m in! I don‘t have a preference. I almost bought this at Target yesterday knowing this was coming! (edited) 1d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I paused book one as I wasn't feeling it but it might've been the wrong time. If I can finish it between now and then, and want to continue, I may join you. 18h
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Coffee then part two. Unexpectedly home this morning so read it is. 😂😅🤷🏻‍♀️ #OBAMABUDDYREAD

CBee 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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The Other Side of Midnight | Simone St. James
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This may be a new favorite I woke up trying to figure it out! 😂😂😅😝🤷🏻‍♀️🤐🤐🤐

vlwelser Are we still doing Our Violent Ends in Feb? I may have dropped the ball on requesting a library copy. 3d
vlwelser I love this St James. This week's reading ends on quite the cliffhanger. I can't even pretend like I have any of it figured out. 3d
AmyG @vlwelser I am sure the Feb book is 3d
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TheBookHippie @vlwelser I‘m doing a side ride but we can do it whenever! I got the book for Christmas ! 3d
vlwelser Can we move it to March or April? I don't want to leave it too long. And lucky you! That's an excellent Xmas gift. 3d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser Let‘s do March! I‘ll look at the length and a day to post things for the month♥️ 3d
vlwelser March is perfect. I will put it on hold now. 3d
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Joyous Abundance Journal: 366 Days of Inspiration | Petra Weldes, Christian Srensen
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#JOYOUSJANUARY #READATHON

I‘m cookbook reading and adapting menus -making now until Junes meal schedule… I‘m a tad behind I usually have this done by January 1st.

wanderinglynn You plan 6 months of meals? 😮 That‘s incredible! 4d
TheBookHippie @wanderinglynn 😊😊😊I feed many many people -it‘s the only way. In May I plan July-December 👩🏻‍🍳 I also love to cook. (edited) 4d
bnp Wow! It's a good thing you love to cook! Or maybe you feed so many people because you love to cook? 4d
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TheBookHippie @bnp More of I use my gift ♥️ it‘s open plate policy here, anyone I‘ve ever mentored can grab a bite, just have to bring a container (COVID) I bring lunch meals out weekly to a teen mom house and an alternative school - ♥️ I don‘t really follow recipes- I don‘t measure- I adapt most recipes and make them simple- healthy and inexpensive as I drop recipes with the meals so the kids can make them on their own. ♥️ 👩🏻‍🍳 (edited) 4d
wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! ❤️ 4d
PaperbackPirate Amazing! 💙 4d
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3d
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The Other Side of Midnight | Simone St. James
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD I am ready for SUNDAY!

Also I break these chapters up by even page numbers and LOOK HOW THAT ENDED 🤫🤐

Chapters 17-22 for this week! 🤫

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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The favorite one 💜 #wanderingthroughwutheringheights

kspenmoll Beautiful cup! 1d
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll fun Amazon overstock sale -they never got them again 😅 -I love it. Nice and BIG! ☕️☕️ 1d
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#wanderingthroughwutheringheights #pemberlittens

My copies. I‘m reading the puffin and the readers digest one (pictures) to see if they‘re the same 😂

This reads a bit different than when I was in middle school -I did reread it in my twenties and again in my early thirties I think. It‘s been awhile. I‘ve never thought it was a love story and always took comfort in its darkness 😅. I am enjoying the reread!

TrishB Wow 😯 5d
TheBookHippie @TrishB You should see my Jane Eyre's 💜 5d
TheBookHippie I forgot I have one in my living room- a leather one- in the bookshelf! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. 5d
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TheBookHippie OH AND I HAVE THE CLOTH BOUND! OY 5d
Lcsmcat That‘s quite the collection! 5d
TheBookHippie @Lcsmcat Bronte girl♥️ 5d
UwannaPublishme Holy Cow! 😳 5d
TheBookHippie @UwannaPublishme IS now the wrong time to admit I have 61 or is it 62 different copies of Jane Eyre? 5d
inthegreensandblues How is the orange one in the middle so slim? And the Puffin so fat! 🤔😂 5d
Branwen This is so impressive! Wow! 😲 5d
batsy What a collection! 4d
TheBookHippie @batsy and it‘s missing three books 😂😂😂 4d
Crinoline_Laphroaig Beautiful collection! 😍 4d
UwannaPublishme What???😆This must be a world record! You truly take our bookish habit to a very impressive new level! 🙌🏻📚 4d
TheBookHippie @UwannaPublishme I started in my teens I don‘t look for them online, I have to be out in the “wild” people do gift me copies I desire and so it goes. It‘s a lot of fun. 4d
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I think I‘ve got it sorted out! Hopefully this will work 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

FEBRUARY #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

sprainedbrain Such a great book! If I hadn‘t read it relatively recently I would join you. 5d
TheBookHippie @sprainedbrain I‘m happy to hear it‘s good! Join us the last week! 5d
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD FEBRUARY 🤍

(No chapters AGAIN!)

Everyone welcome! Discussions every Sunday correlating with the scheduled reading. No spoilers and be kind are our only rules. You can join in the discussion at anytime in the week as well, as some do. Short book for a short month!

TheBookHippie If you have a kindle I‘m trying to figure the titles to work that out after school today! 5d
slategreyskies This book looks really good. I picked up a Kindle copy for $1.99 today. Now I can join in. :) 5d
TheBookHippie @slategreyskies 🎉🎉🎉🎉 5d
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kspenmoll Love her. 1d
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TrishB These are lovely ♥️ 6d
TheBookHippie @TrishB it‘s whole bunch of warmth on a frigid cold day!!! 6d
dariazeoli I wish the ebook was available through the library! I love the colorful alternative to winter. 6d
TheBookHippie @dariazeoli I lucked out hugely and found this at a bargain because the cover is actually ripped!! I jut taped it up and you cannot even tell!! So it is well worth the FIVE BUCKS!! SCORE!! It is very mood lifting all that color! 6d
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Sargar114 Ps was 1.99 on Apple Books 1w
BookwormAHN Thanks, I love a good kindle deal 😺 1w
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TheBookHippie So sorry wrong tag I fixed it! 1w
Karisa Oh! I read this book many years ago and remember loving it (details are blurry though it‘s been so long). Looking forward to it! 7d
TheBookHippie @Karisa I have the BOTM copy 😂😂😱 I thought it may be time to read it. I heard it was good for discussion! 7d
mollyrotondo Thank you! I snagged my copy! 7d
MelAnn I just got mine for 1.99! 6d
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WELL …. I have SO MANY QUESTIONS and zero answers. I do love reading Simone.

I‘m sure I missed something- thoughts on this weeks reading ? What did I miss?

I can‘t wait to read some more!

Chapters 17-22 this week 🎉

Five weeks of reading bits is a fun suspense I wasn‘t planning on! 🎉🎉🎉🎉😱👀

Librarybelle So many questions indeed!!! I‘m loving it! 1w
AmyG It‘s hard to stop at each section. I just love all the secrets. It‘s what makes me want to read on. And the sections read so fast! Maybe because there are 5. 1w
Sargar114 This is quickly becoming another favorite, up there with Silence for the dead (at least in these period piece ones) 1w
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sprainedbrain I‘m reading a library copy, so was going to have to finish a little early anyway, but now I see that someone is waiting for my copy. So, in the interest of being a good library patron (and not all because I can‘t stand stopping this time) I‘m going to finish today. 😅 1w
Kdgordon88 Really enjoying this book. Didn‘t have much to add to the discussion as there are lots of pieces but not enough info to make them fit yet. 1w
TheBookHippie @Kdgordon88 So many questions!! Usually @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick has a theory to help us along!!! 😂😅 1w
TheBookHippie @sprainedbrain 😱😅😝 well you will enjoy watching us all try to figure it out! Which I‘m horrible at 😂. 1w
BookwormAHN I've already read ahead some and can't wait for next week's discussion 😸 1w
Karisa ❓⁉️❓⁉️So many questions!!! 🤣🔍🔍🔍 7d
DebinHawaii It‘s going to be hard to hold off reading until next weekend—this is a good one! 🤔 7d
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii I‘m very much liking this one! 7d
vlwelser She does certainly keep you engaged until the very last sentence. 7d
Sargar114 Also inspector Merriken??? Is that the same name from her previous book? 7d
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 I wonder!!!! Oh my word! 7d
mollyrotondo I didn‘t even realize this one was broken down into five sections this month! The suspense!!! Lol loving this so much. And I can‘t wait to read the predictions from @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick (edited) 7d
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo Right?! It‘s so much fun! 7d
Kimberlone Ahh I missed the discussion again this week but I am now caught up listening to the audiobook and will be joining in for the rest of the month! 6d
TheBookHippie @Kimberlone Yay. No worries I never read the next section until Wednesday because a lot of people post until then 🤍 6d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo Sorry ladies, this week was a bear, coming out of Covid & training a new but former employee remotely. I'll read week 2 (and hopefully add my two cents today) and read week three tonight or in the morning. 1d
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick no worries we await your expertise when it arrives. Lots of us behind catching up seems to be the 2022 theme so far. I hope you‘re feeling better! 1d
mollyrotondo @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope you are feeling better! Can‘t wait to read your thoughts especially after this week‘s section!! 1d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Sargar114 YES IT HAS TO BE THAT MERRIKEN! I am so glad someone else picked up on that. 18h
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Interesting that Gloria had all her dead brothers pictures in her flask bag? Was it her flask or one of theirs was she trying to reach them or did she ?

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Librarybelle I thought that was very interesting, and I‘m not sure if it‘s her way to stay “close” to them or to communicate with them. 1w
AmyG @Librarybelle I also thought to keep them close. 1w
Sargar114 Ooooh that‘s an interesting thought about it being one of her brothers. I just thought of it as a way to keep them close as well. 1w
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BookwormAHN I wondered if she was communicating with them and was using the flask to be able to contact them quickly. 1w
Karisa I kept thinking “don‘t drink out of that!” What if it was drugged and had something to do with the night of Gloria‘s murder? I thought it was sweet to keep her brothers‘ photos close but kind of creepy to keep the death papers. Does keeping those with her mean she doesn‘t trust her home to be left alone? But maybe Gloria didn‘t take it to the Dubbes?Why was the handbag at her home and not in police evidence? 7d
DebinHawaii Yes, the flask & the items in the bag are very interesting. I thought it was about using it to communicate with them as Gloria doesn‘t seem the sentimental type. Another reason I am wondering if there are war secrets someone is trying to keep quiet? 🤔 7d
vlwelser How did she even get the death notices? Wasn't she already not living at home when that happened? This confused me. 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser ha I was thinking newspaper! I have no clue otherwise! 7d
mollyrotondo I think she has war secrets and maybe she was communicating with her brothers in order to try to get more information? I really have no clue lol 7d
kspenmoll I thought they could be telegrams from the oldest brother or newspaper too. 1d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yeah I need more details on these death notices. Were they public notices in the paper or from her family home. Was she really that far removed from the family as her "brother" says. I think it was nice that she had them. I didn't consider war secrets or that she was trying to communicate with her brother but it's possible. @mollyrotondo I am thin on theories right now. ? 18h
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If Gloria‘s family hates her why is her brother looking for her? She seemed to enjoy being different, was it an act so she could survive or was she being truthful?

The numbers, Gloria‘s clients think the answer is number 321?

What do you think of Gloria grabbing hands with Ellie. What was she truly after?
Was she really a friend?

So many questions 😅

Librarybelle Indeed! So many questions! There is so much we need to know! It‘s typical of St James to slowly unveil everything. 1w
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle I just love it too! 1w
kspenmoll Yes, tons of ?????. I think Gloria wanted to check out Ellie‘s power/gift. I just adore this author. It is tough to stop reading!!!! 1w
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kspenmoll I wonder what her brother wants. Ellie broke free of her parents to be her true self. She seemed to have loved her brothers(papers with flask) 1w
kspenmoll I missed 321…. 1w
AmyG I think Gloria had the gift and agree with @kspenmoll she grabbed her hnd wanting to see what‘s up. As for the rest…I, too, love this author as I love lots of secrets slowly being revealed. 1w
Sargar114 Yeah…her brother is another untrustworthy one…especially after we find out he was following Ellie and pushing her to investigate. I‘m starting to wonder if he‘s actually her brother at all or just investigating Gloria. That coding system was smart! 1w
BookwormAHN @Sargar114 I was also wondering if he was really her brother. I'm not sure about the coding system. I can see why to the clients she would use it but not just to herself and I wonder why she picked those numbers and the fact that they count down seem ominous. 1w
Karisa Oh gosh! I‘d kind of forgotten about that brother. Is he for real or just someone posing as her sibling? He doesn‘t seem to fit well with the description of her and her other brothers. If he is real, maybe it‘s an inheritance thing? So many unknowns still 7d
Karisa @Sargar114 I‘m so glad St. James let Ellie figure out the coding system fast for us. That code would‘ve been bugging me! 😂 She was like “it‘s so simple” and I was thinking I would‘ve never cracked that code 🤣 7d
DebinHawaii Yes, MANY questions so far. I have my doubts about her brother for sure-is the person who approached Elle really her brother? If he is, does he want her found because it‘s tangled up in MI5 business? How are the Dubbs (couple wanting to contact their son) involved? Is it something to do with the war & info someone wants or doesn‘t want out? (And yes, I think Gloria grabbed her hands to test her powers). But end of the day, it‘s St. James so🤷🏻‍♀️ 7d
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii St James just when I think I have it figured 🤦🏻‍♀️👀I‘m lost! 7d
DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie That is why we ❤️ her. (That & those awkward sexy scenes of course!) 😉🤣 (edited) 7d
vlwelser @DebinHawaii 💯 how do we know that's her brother? 7d
kspenmoll @BookwormAHN @Sargar114 Wow. Did Not think that it might not be her brother also wondering about the Dubbs too @DebinHawaii 7d
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii BAHAHA THE sexy scenes!!!!! 7d
mollyrotondo I definitely think this guy who may or may not be her brother needs information related to the previous war or the impending war. Some sort of intelligence. I feel like St James is very good at weaving war stories and ghost stories together. I also have no clue why her brother who supposedly disowned her from the family would care so much. So it‘s possible this guy is just posing as her brother. 7d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hadn't considered that the brother might not be her brother, but now I wonder if it's Inspector Merriken from Scotland Yard who sent the letters to Ellie and wants a meeting. THE SAME MERRIKEN, ANDREW FROM AN INQUIRY INTO LOVE AND DEATH!! 19h
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Gloria and Ellie‘s meeting on the train
Think it was coincidence? Especially since she wanted all the business and The Fantastique was her competition ..

Librarybelle I don‘t think it was a coincidence. 1w
kspenmoll I took it at face value when reading, but in retrospect I think Gloria purposely engineered the meeting. 1w
AmyG I didn‘t see it as a coincidence but then who knows? (edited) 1w
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Sargar114 @Librarybelle I agree. Knowing what we know about the betrayal with Ellie‘s mother, it seems orchestrated 1w
sprainedbrain Seems very planned to me. 1w
BookwormAHN I also don't think it was a coincidence. 1w
Karisa That didn‘t occur to me while reading either, but now that you mention it 🤔 Gosh! Gloria was so sharp even at 19. 7d
DebinHawaii I am in the “not a coincidence‘” camp. I feel like Gloria set it up somehow as a way to meet Ellie & get knowledge on her competition/Ellie‘s mother. 7d
vlwelser Definitely not a coincidence. But again not sure what the goal is. 7d
mollyrotondo Oh Gloria definitely planned that. Gloria seems like a very cunning person and glory hungry. I definitely think she had a scheme. 7d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It did seem planned, the meeting and the partying afterwards. I think Gloria was hoping to learn about Ellie and her mother. Loose lips sink ships. 19h
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Ellie at the seance- woe. She knew the girl was sick and would die. She saw the man‘s dead child wife by force? If she can‘t control it what will that mean for her in this hunt for the killer?

tpixie Not reading because of spoilers. But great photo! 1w
Librarybelle This scene was jaw dropping. I had to keep reading! Very haunting. Ellie‘s “gift” may either help or hinder things. Not sure… 1w
kspenmoll I am worried for her- she has this tremendous gift & the scene with the dead woman & baby was terrifying- 1w
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Sargar114 Such a creepy scene. St James does this so well!!!! I am fascinated by this world and the idea of a ghost presenting itself without the ability to control is terrifying! I‘m guessing it will be foreshadowing for later events and since most of these characters seemed to be passing, a way for St James to show us the various ways Ellie can use (and not use) her powers 1w
AmyG We see that Ellie truly HAS a gift. She is not a phony. But in her search for Gloria‘s killer does her gift get stronger (or is she letting it loose)? 1w
sprainedbrain Very creepy… I would hate to have Ellie‘s abilities. 1w
BookwormAHN Tha was a really creepy scene but it does make me wonder why she doesn't just conjure Gloria's ghost. 1w
TheBookHippie @BookwormAHN I wondered if she can or if she hasn‘t tried that? Seems they come to her but as yet we‘ve not seen her call them right? Is she afraid to tap into that “gift”? 1w
BookwormAHN I think she may be afraid to and the book would be much shorter if she did 😸 1w
TheBookHippie @BookwormAHN 😂 I like the slow drawn out so I‘m sure you‘re right but who wouldn‘t be afraid. It would freak me out that‘s for sure! 1w
Sargar114 It also seems like there would be consequences for calling on the dead… 1w
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 I believe so. Which is why her mom was probably trying to teach her to harness it but didn‘t really? There must be or it wouldn‘t be so feared and taxing? 1w
Karisa @BookwormAHN Yes, I was wondering that too. You know Gloria would have a lot to say! Or wait, can the ghosts not actually talk in this book? Anyway, I‘m sure she‘d share her thoughts somehow if she could. Anyone else wishing Gloria were alive? That character seems like a lot of fun 7d
DebinHawaii It is interesting reading about the extent of Ellie‘s power/gift & how it plays out. It will be interesting to see if she does try to summon Gloria but as others have said, it seems very dangerous. 😱 The seance was a great creepy scene. (edited) 7d
TheBookHippie @Karisa I‘m hoping we “see” or “hear” Gloria! 👀👻 7d
vlwelser So creepy. I love St James. 7d
mollyrotondo This scene was incredible! It seems as if the spirits just appear to Ellie when she is in the right setting. But she is too afraid to tap into that part of ability. It is so horribly sad that these spirits are stuck and can‘t seem to really communicate through this veil. I think Ellie said that the spirits can barely see her. It‘s just very sad 7d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This was creepy. I wondered too if we'd "hear from Gloria" away some point. The 19h
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Then I wondered if James or Ellie will technically die during this investigation but get revived. 19h
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The theater Ramona using Gloria‘s tactics?!
Who was in the balcony?

Ramona is an addict? Does this change her part in the story?

What and or who is Ramona referring to?
She thought the people were not good. What the world ?

Librarybelle I think this relates to the death of Gloria and that party somehow. Honestly, I‘m not really surprised that so many of the characters either drink a lot or, in Ramona‘s case, take drugs. Fake or real psychics, I‘m sure they have a lot of pressure. 1w
kspenmoll I also was not surprised Gloria was using drugs/addicted- so many people were at the time, post WWI. Not sure about the mystery man in the balcony. Romona is capitalizing on the sentiments/grief of so many deaths in war & flu like many did at the time. The time period is known as the “Roaring Twenties” so all the partying fits. 1w
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle @kspenmoll I wondered if drinking made the visions stop or calmed them, and I think like now people get caught up and then unfortunately become addicts. 1w
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Sargar114 Agree, it doesn‘t seem surprising that they‘re all using and abusing. It does seem like Romona is another terrible person and stealing Gloria‘s tactics…possibly seen the night of her death since it didn‘t seem like Gloria hung out with her much otherwise 1w
Sargar114 @kspenmoll I had thought the balcony figure may have been a spirit or Gloria‘s brother following Ellie 1w
Sargar114 @TheBookHippie that seems plausible 1w
AmyG I agree @TheBookHippie as my thought was….if she has the “sight” it must be very difficult for her especially if she sees people who have died. Does she take drugs to quiet that? 1w
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie Drinking, drugs must have helped stop visions - having such power must have been nerve wracking, frightening, especially when uncontrolled. Ellie is lucky she had her mother asa guide. 1w
kspenmoll @Sargar114 Could be her brother. Or her murderer? 1w
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 OH yes DUH could have been Gloria‘s brother ! 1w
Sargar114 @kspenmoll one in the same? Dun dun duuuuuun. Can‘t wait to keep reading 1w
BookwormAHN I think the person in the balcony could be the murderer. 1w
Karisa @AmyG Yeah, it is seeming possible that Ramona does actually have some power. Despite the tricks in use, maybe she‘s self medicating because there is more to her. Ramona is another one I don‘t trust. I wonder how many were involved in Gloria‘s demise? 1w
TheBookHippie @BookwormAHN Someone evil that‘s for sure. 1w
DebinHawaii My first thought was Gloria‘s brother. Interesting idea @Sargar114 that they could be one & the same. 🤔 Ramona is an interesting character—I agree, she may have the sight, maybe just not to the extent of Ellie & Gloria. 7d
vlwelser This all seems like an act. But I don't know what the purpose is. 7d
mollyrotondo @Sargar114 oh gosh Gloria‘s brother in the balcony! I didn‘t even think of that! I had no clue who it could be when I read it lol 7d
mollyrotondo Definitely not surprised Ramona is an addict. But it does hinder Ellie finding out what really happened at this seance since Ramona was not in a clear state of mind while she was there. 7d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I assumed the drugs were from the roaring twenties lifestyle and she realized that they dull the voices/ visions or whatever. I wonder if it was Davies in the balcony, angry that Ramona was stealing Gloria's schtick. 19h
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Davies how is your opinion of her changing after this section? Or what do you think of her?

Librarybelle I think there is more to Davies as well. I think we‘ll find out more. 1w
kspenmoll She remains a mystery to me in many ways & I think she is a keeper of secrets. 1w
Sargar114 I have a little less sympathy for her now…it‘s hard to trust anyone related to Gloria. I imagine everyone was looking for something from her 1w
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AmyG I think Davies was in love with Gloria. I wonder if she is just trying to protect her reputation at this point. But something else is up with her. 1w
Kdgordon88 I agree with @AmyG. I think she was in love with Gloria but how that love manifested remains to be seen. 1w
DebinHawaii Yes, her protesting & making it clear she wasn‘t in love with Gloria in the first section still makes me believe she was. Maybe her controlling Gloria through secrets & knowledge was her way of keeping her close. 7d
vlwelser She seems like a bit of a leech. The fact that Gloria was sneaking around on her is probably an indication of that. But I need more details. 7d
mollyrotondo I think she was in love with Gloria and just doesn‘t want to admit it. I feel everyone around Gloria had selfish motives. When Davies were harmful I‘m not sure. 7d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think she loved Gloria, but I don't know if it was a romantic love or a loyalty love. Did Gloria help Davies with something early on that endeared her to Davies causing her to be fiercely loyal and protective? She's still suspicious but isn't everyone right now? 19h
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Fitzroy what did you think of his story?
Gloria needed money?
She didn‘t trust Davies? Was afraid of her?! Is Fitzroy truthful you think?

AmyG I feel there is something to this plot line…but not enough info yet. There seems to be much more yet to be revealed about Gloria. 1w
Librarybelle Agree, @AmyG ! I think more happened at that party than what those who attended are willing to reveal. 1w
kspenmoll Agree with @AmyG @Librarybelle -so much untold mystery behind Fitz- don‘t trust him or what he says. Except Davies did herself say she was dependent on Gloria‘s $ & they all seem like leeches.Davies had some hold over Gloria- even if it was her knowledge of her clients but wondering if it was more than that. (edited) 1w
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Sargar114 @kspenmoll agree that they all seem like leeches. I definitely don‘t trust Fitz but I can‘t quite tell if he‘s just a dumb party boy looking for money or more nefarious 1w
BookwormAHN I think Fitz may just be a leech but Davies who has more to lose seems more guilty. 1w
Karisa Agree with all above. I don‘t trust either of them! 1w
DebinHawaii I feel like he is just a party-boy leech at this point but St. James has fooled me before. I do think he is withholding information either way. Davies does seem suspicious but as has been said, we need to know more about her & Gloria. 7d
vlwelser Davies and Fitzroy both seem mega shady. 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser RIGHT?! So shady!! 7d
mollyrotondo So remember when we questioned the homophobic remark made by Davies last week? Did anyone suspect Fitz as being written as a stereotypical closeted gay man? We wondered if the topic would be brought up again and I couldn‘t help but wonder if this was another layer to Davies line about not being in love with Gloria like “those people.” It was just something I picked up on but it could be nothing. 7d
mollyrotondo I find it interesting that people are sort of afraid of Davies. I wonder if Davies just protected Gloria from the leeches and the leeches didn‘t like that. 7d
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo oh that‘s a good point. I wonder!! 7d
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo as hot Davies it‘s hard to tell. Cannot wait to read more! 7d
Sargar114 @mollyrotondo oh that‘s an interesting point. I didn‘t think about it because of the painting he had in his room, but that could be a ploy. 6d
mollyrotondo @Sargar114 I just don‘t want that previous line from Davies that othered homosexuals to have no point because I love St James. I want what Davies said to be more part of the story and these characters and the Fitz scene seemed to harken back to it. Maybe both of the characters are in the closet and it relates to the bigger picture. But I could be so far off since my main goal is to redeem St James with that homophobic line said by Davies (edited) 6d
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo SAME !!! It disturbs me greatly. I‘m hoping it gets redeemed. 6d
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie still love this book but come on ending. Redeem St James! 6d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think Fitz is just a dumb playboy/f*ckboy or a dandy. I haven't gotten a feeling that he's nefarious, but they're is something off about Davies. She could be a red herring though. 19h
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick OH GOSH. I forgot about her doing that as a writer!!! 19h
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo 🤞🏻🤞🏻 19h
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sprainedbrain The tobacco industry has always been good at what they do. 😖 1w
mollyrotondo Disgusting 7d
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This book is excellent I highly recommend it. I got this from the library and the bookmark off Etsy https://etsy.me/3HGvvIC #FOODANDLIT EGYPT

Texreader Awesome! And what a great bookmark! 1w
Catsandbooks Excellent! 1w
Butterfinger I love reading and learning about ancient Egypt. 1w
TheBookHippie @Butterfinger I love it -so fascinating!!! 1w
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#weekendreading starting with this one ! 🥶☕️❄️

Andrew65 Looks good. 1w
jewright It drives me crazy how little we know. 1w
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See Winnie? She has a path to go potty ❄️😂🐶

Good morning Litsy! Off to get my pile of books to read! #dogsoflitsy

slategreyskies 🤣 🐶 💕 1w
QuietlyLaura 🐶😍 1w
CBee How does Winnie feel about the snow? 😁 1w
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TheBookHippie @CBee she won‘t go out unless we snow blow or shovel her a path 👑… she generally is very very quick about it 🥶🥶🥶 but she needs coaxing!! 😂😝🐾🐾🐶 1w
TheBookHippie @CBee if temps are warmer she acts like it‘s a big snowcone. 1w
CBee @TheBookHippie the QUEEN has spoken 😂😂😂 that‘s hilarious!! 1w
CBee @TheBookHippie I love doggies. They‘re all just so special and unique ♥️ 1w
TheBookHippie @CBee She‘s a hoot. She‘s getting older so she‘s really a DIVA about everything now. 1w
CBee @TheBookHippie I get it. My dachshund is 14! She‘s always been a bit diva anyway 😂 1w
batsy Awww! 😂❤️ 1w
Amandajoy She‘s not a diva, she just knows her own mind. And you should never try to argue with a Bulldog 😂 1w
TheBookHippie @Amandajoy she‘s bulldog number 4 for us. 🐶♥️ we‘ve had bulldogs over 30 years she is by far the most Diva we‘ve ever had 😂😂😂. I love them so. 1w
Amandajoy We‘re on Bulldog number 1, but already talking about getting him a little Bulldog brother in the next year. They are such lovey funny dogs! 1w
sprainedbrain Omg 😍 1w
tpixie How sweet of you to give her a path! 1w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick How cute. I think her diva name will be Winnie the Great! Watson is a Boston Terrier and enjoys the snow when it's low and soft but the shock he gets when he jumps in snow that is a bit higher is hilarious. 1w
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All the Young Men | RUTH COKER. BURKS
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I don‘t have words. I lost, we all lost so many beautiful people. Hard to believe that was so long ago. Broke my heart all over again … so many memories. To see in print how awful people were and I didn‘t imagine it. Surreal. Still to this day -so much hate. Ridiculous.

plemmdog This looks really good! I was not aware there was a book now, thanks for posting 1w
kspenmoll Thanks for posting; a must read. My husband covered AIDS prior to and during that time period for The Hartford Courant, locally, nationally, & worldwide- attending conferences etc in other countries. Deeply affected him. The loss of people, discrimination, & stigma gay men felt, the isolation, blame- like lepers were treated. 1w
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll I remember saying so many times “..these are my friends, I love them, they‘re people- what‘s wrong with you?! Ugh.” I often wondered then and now what day exactly did compassion die. 1w
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Oryx Incredible book 1w
TheBookHippie @plemmdog It was like having a flashback -it is really good. Necessary read. 1w
TheBookHippie @Oryx Agreed. 1w
BookBosomed1 My uncle, who has HIV & was dismissed from his job as a result, has referenced this time. I‘m always in horrifying awe about what he went through as a gay man in Arkansas and a man with HIV. I didn‘t know about this book. Thanks for putting it on my radar. 1w
TheBookHippie @BookBosomed1 it‘s difficult to explain how horrific it was. Horrifying is the correct word. 1w
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Snowballs | Lois Ehlert
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There you go ❄️❄️❄️❄️ it hasn‘t stopped since 3am ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

OriginalCyn620 So pretty! I wish I had some snow here in NC! ❄️ 1w
TheBookHippie @OriginalCyn620 day three of snow days for school it just keeps snowing ! I agree it looks so pretty. 1w
Mtroiano 😍 1w
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IndoorDame Gorgeous! But intense looking. Keep safe and warm! 1w
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame it‘s no joke. Driving is treacherous at best. 1w
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie definitely stay home and read if you can 1w
kspenmoll Looks like so much more snow they we are getting! Love your pictures! Snow day here in CT!!! But 3 days! Wow. (edited) 1w
Cortg Yay! We had snow days Mon/Tues and today. Enjoy! 1w
TheBookHippie @Cortg the snuggling in at home is just zen! 1w
DivineDiana Beautiful! And we did finally get some snow too! ❄️👏🏻❄️ 1w
TheBookHippie @DivineDiana ❄️❄️❄️❄️winter has arrived! 1w
AmyG Wow! 1w
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Snowballs | Lois Ehlert
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Day three of snow days- we got dumped on again over night WOW the amount of snow! 😱

Reading it is! 🎉

DivineDiana Where are you? Snow Joe at the ready, but nothing but a few snow showers in the suburbs of Philadelphia. ❄️🤷🏼‍♀️❄️ 1w
TheBookHippie @DivineDiana I‘m on Lake Michigan in western Michigan- so we get the SNOW lake effect. It‘s still snowing too! 1w
DivineDiana Enjoy your Snow Day! ❄️ ⛄️❄️ 1w
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TheBookHippie @DivineDiana we will -it‘s so pretty -thankful I don‘t have to go out in it! ❄️ 1w
Chelsea.Poole Snow days are perfect for readers ♥️📚 we got some yesterday and I have a delay to work. ❄️ southern Ohio here 1w
AmyG Happy Reading! 1w
Cathythoughts Snow day 😍 ..... we never get snow 🥲 Enjoy 😄📚 1w
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1. Reading goals I don‘t really do. I am however only buying what I want to keep to reread or donate otherwise library books for me. I‘m weeding my library of books I will never reread unless it‘s part of a collection.
2. My word is Tranquility for 2022
3. Tagged 🤍
❄️current view out window ❄️
#thoughtfulthursday

kspenmoll Thanks for the tag!!! Love your word choice. (edited) 1w
AmyG Thanks for the tag! 1w
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The Other Side of Midnight | Simone St. James
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Ready for #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD 💜🎉

Chapters 11-16 this week

DinoMom Beautiful book sleeve 😍 1w
TheBookHippie @DinoMom I love it as well- I got it two Simone books ago 😅 ETSY-she‘s since closed😝- I love book sleeves! 1w
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Wuthering Heights | Bronte Emily
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My new Shakespeare coloring book has a page for our current play 😂 #shakespearereadalong
I had this copy no clue from where but I‘m going to give it a go!

batsy Ha! I feel like immersive colouring will help 😆 1w
TheBookHippie @batsy I think it will! I rather like this one! It‘s quite a fun read! 7d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Please share to spread the word!

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Follow @LitsyEvents and be sure to tag the account in any Litsy goings-on that need to be amplified. The account will signal boost #ReadingChallenges, #BuddyReads, #Readathons, #LitsySwaps, and any other inclusive, Litsy community-building events.

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Snoopy's Snow Day! | Charles M. Schulz
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We closed for tomorrow too 🥶❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Now I can catch up on allll my reading YAY!

ReadingOver50 Lucky! 2w
TheBookHippie @ReadingOver50 No way we‘re going back this week. We were home today too. It‘s zero visibility awful treacherous roads. 2w
Cortg Enjoy! We had a snow day Monday and Tuesday for an extra long weekend, it was wonderful! 2w
TheBookHippie @Cortg it‘s just lovely. ❄️as long as I don‘t have to be out in it! 2w
LiteraryinLawrence Good for you! Stay safe and happy reading! 2w
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Jgacreations I loved this book! (edited) 2w
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