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theresidentromantic

Joined December 2017

Romance Reader|Ravenclaw|Cross-stitcher|House Targaryen|
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Finished my Edgar Allen Poe summer piece! Thought some Edgar Allen Poe fans on here might like to see the light effect! I thought it was cool 🙃

LibrarianRyan love it 1mo
cobwebmoth That's amazing!😍 1mo
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Aloisi_tribe OMG! I love this so much! Where did you get the pattern? 1mo
DrexEdit Very cool! 😍 1mo
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The Harp of Kings | Juliet Marillier
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I'm Netgalley approved for the sequel to her Blackthorn and Grim series AND I'M SO EXCITED. Ahhhhhhh.

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Silver Silence | Nalini Singh
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This is book, I dunno 15? 16? They've all been great, but pretty much the same. But this? This book is A MASTERPIECE. The accent, the character, the plot. I'm not someone who cries at books, but I cried the whole way home while this was playing in my car and I keep putting this on pause SO I DON'T KEEP CRYING. 😭😭. It's SO good. I'm dyyiing, guys. Send chocolate.

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🦄 Mom used to call me Meglett, like Piglett from Winnie the Pooh.
🦄 Mozzarella Sticks
🦄 Saturday is my Bridal Shower and I'm so excited!
🦄 English & Italian

#FriYAYIntro @howjessreads

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This was so amazing I read it in a day. 😍 So many good things, only one/two bad things. Open bisexuality, positive gender queer rep, amazing world building, flawless smashing of traditional setups and regency plots. Ten stars, would recommend to anyone. I'll comment my minimal issues to mark spoilers.

Shout out to @Owlizabeth and @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian for putting this in their spotlights ♥️

theresidentromantic The side characters were hugely lacking, Louisa is very hot and cold and you'd think they'd be closer, but they barely speak, there's potential for a few other characters too but they play absolutely minimal roles, which is just a missed opportunity but noticed when series like this play on you loving a character enough to go buy their book. 3mo
theresidentromantic And I kind of hated the solution. I get that it was really one of the only available ones, but if that was what it was going to come to anyway, they should've come up with it a lot sooner than they did. Also, there's absolutely no way there was no blowback from Cambridge. Not to mention 4 years in the same locker rooms? Playing rugby and shit? I feel like they didn't address this nearly enough, though the authors note is fun history. 3mo
theresidentromantic I know those two spoiler complaints sound a little harsh, but only because they really stop this book from being like the book of the year for me. They hold this book back from being a mold busting rockstar. But it's 100% worth your time. 3mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Yay, so glad you liked it! 3mo
Owlizabeth 💜📚💜 3mo
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Rock Addiction | Nalini Singh
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Meet my new baby 😍😍 #primedayguilt It's my you're so stressed, you need a present! gift to myself. Yay me. 🤯

TheRomantiCate Is that the new one?? The Oasis?? 3mo
wanderinglynn Very nice! Enjoy! 3mo
BookHoarder32 Ooo enjoy! I was tempted but I just bought a Nook 3mo
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JoScho Good for you! 3mo
Caroline2 Awesome! 😎 3mo
theresidentromantic @TheRomantiCate No, that was gonna break the bank lol, it's the Paperwhite. 3mo
theresidentromantic @BookHoarder32 @wanderinglynn @JoScho @Caroline2 Thank you, ladies! It's been a great almost two days lol 3mo
TheRomantiCate @theresidentromantic I see... I think I‘m going to have to upgrade from my Fire so I‘m trying to do some prelim research... 3mo
theresidentromantic @TheRomantiCate This is so light, I honestly have to remind myself where it is. It's maybe the weight of several sturdy pieces of cardstock and fits into my smallest messenger bag, which I really love. It's simpler than a tablet, just does the ereader thing, but that's why I got it. I was reading on my phone and I need to detach a bit from the distractions and life. 3mo
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Shark Attack! | Gail Tuchman
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LOOK AT THE SHARKS!!! AHH. @mreads my bag is amazing!

Ddzmini 🦈🤣🙌🏽📖😋 4mo
mreads 😄 I had a good giggle to myself when I put the sharks in the pocket, makes my happy you noticed. 4mo
BlameJennyJane 🤣🦈🤣🦈🤣🦈 4mo
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Thank you so much @mreads for everything! I love the bag, but more than anything I'm obsessed with that book cover. I've shown it to everyone I've seen since this morning. ♥️♥️ @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 4mo
mreads I'm glad you like everything! 4mo
Crazeedi Wow! Awesome!!❤❤ 4mo
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Paper Butterflies | Lisa Heathfield
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@mreads I LOVE everything in my #makerswap package. I'm doing multiple posts because I can't express how much I love everything! I had to post this first, because look at the butterflies!!!

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 4mo
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Move the Sun | Susan Fanetti
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🦄 Classic favorite is Tortall, by Tamora Pierce, adult favorite is Signal Bend Saga by Susan Fanetti.
🦄 Relish is gross
🦄 No hardcore fears, but i absolutely hate walking up water slide stairs. Freaks me right out.
🦄 2 cute little brothers
🦄 Hi, my littens♥️

AkashaVampie Same here for the phobias... I get cold chills when I go over train tracks. Weird I know 4mo
theresidentromantic @AkashaVampie Not at all, sometimes train tracks definitely get a little shivery, especially if you think about their slave labor origins in any country. 4mo
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Visions of Heat | Nalini Singh
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I love these so much. They're formulaic, brain numbing, adorable, actiony, fantastic books I haven't stopped listening to. I hope she doesn't lose her mind around book 10.

LibrarianJen I ❤️ this series so much! Kiss of Snow (book 10) is great, don‘t worry! 4mo
theresidentromantic @LibrarianJen Thank you! After book 10 and in the middle of a half a series long build up was where I lost both Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan. So I'm over here on pins and needles. 4mo
LibrarianJen Book 10 goes more in depth on the Snow Dancers and Hawks past. 4mo
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The Devil to Pay | K.C. Bateman
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Mehso-so

This was an instant click for me, because it took place in Borgia Italy and that's so rare! But it was a try way to hard dissapointment because it belonged in YA. The main girl was "headstrong" in a way that was trendy, stupid, and foolish and she never really learns from it in any meaningful way. She asks for his help, then tries to escape out a window ?. Great premise, awful execution.

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Tagged by @Lynnsoprano Thanks for thinking of me ♥️♥️
? Nothing this year has really struck me as something I can't live without, I feel like I'm searching.
? I've run into a really high number of "absolutely not, nope", more than usual.
? The new Strange Practice comes out this fall ?
? Read. My. Damn. Shelves. (I'm actually all caught up on Audible, but my bookshelf isn't speaking to me).
? @IamIamIam @CoverToCoverGirl @LaurenReads

IamIamIam I never actually did this after I looked at it!! 😂 To be fair, I was at the museum on Thursday! Lol 4mo
theresidentromantic @IamIamIam Lol I almost never do them! I'm terrible, I mostly lurk 4mo
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Slave to Sensation | Nalini Singh
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I LOVE THESE SO MUCH, PLEASE DON'T HURT ME NALINI SINGH 😭😭♥️ May have bought the next three. 😍

Ronda Fabulous series ❤ 4mo
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@mreads Thank you! My package is safely in from my porch ♥️ I'll keep it hidden till July, promise!

@LibrarianRyan #makerswap

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh! 5mo
mreads Yay!😀 5mo
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Slave to Sensation | Nalini Singh
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As a teen, I read big authors and loved them, like Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and JK Rowling. In my 20s, all three of them (at least to me) have tried to single handedly ruin their franchises. So, I've stayed away from big time authors in fear of heartbreak around book 15 or so. But I'm going back today. Here's hoping!!

HOTPock3tt The kiss quotient author Helen Hoang recommended this book in a podcast! ☺️ She said it was one of her faves growing up... so I was a bit curious. Might try this out too. 5mo
theresidentromantic @HOTPock3tt And one of my new authors, Talia Halibert recommended both Helen Hoang and this series, lol! I have Hoang's books on hold lists with the library. 5mo
HOTPock3tt @theresidentromantic “The kiss Quotient” is amazing!! Well written & sexy. I didn‘t like “The bride test” quite as much, but it was still really good. Both have characters you can‘t help but want to know more about. Hoang‘s books are definitely worth checking out 😎 (edited) 5mo
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theresidentromantic @HOTPock3tt That's good to know!! I really like out of the box characters, the summary for the kiss quotient reminded me a lot of the main herione for simple faith, a book from my favorite author. 5mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl Have you read these? This book is on 🔥🔥🔥 I'm obsessed already and I've only been listening for half the work day. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl No I‘ve never listened to or read anything by this author... checking it out now though. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s read by the same person that did The MacKenzie series ❤️❤️❤️ adding it to my wants on audible, thanks for the recommendation! 😁. The whole premise sounds very good. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Whoa.. 17 books in this series 😳😉 5mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl and there are spin offs! It's what prompted my long, famous romance series rant. But I'm so hopeful. Angela Dawe does things to the word darling 😍😍 *dreamy sigh* 5mo
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The Kindle Pocket Guide | Scott McNulty
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Help! I read on my phone on my Kindle app though sometimes you do see me with an actual book. Do i need an actual Kindle? I can't decide. Is it different on your eyes? Let me know your Kindle opinions!♥️

CocoReads I use an actual kindle because of the larger screen. But my eyes are old and I need all the help I can get. 🤣🤣 5mo
TheSpineView I read on my phone also but only at work. Nothing bets my Kindle. Much easier on the eyes. You can read in bright sunlight and at night in bed without disturbing others. 5mo
StayCurious I use the kindle app on my IPad. I like a bigger screen and my iPad also has my Kobo app, and Scribd so I use it for everything. But IPads are $$$. So a Kindle might be the way to go. 5mo
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theresidentromantic @StayCurious @CocoReads I've been looking at it because it's an in-between. I have an iPad, but I always feel like it's huge to read on and I'm over careful with it cause I can't afford to replace it, so it never leaves the house. But I feel like my phone is too small and I often get distracted. And @CocoReads you're not old! 😜 5mo
theresidentromantic @TheSpineView Good to know, thank you! 5mo
StayCurious @theresidentromantic you could also try an IPad mini. Again pricey though. I like mine because things like book covers and graphic novels are in colour. I think it really depends on what you‘ll use it for. 5mo
CocoReads I‘ve got the kindle fire. It‘s in color which I like and I can‘t afford an iPad. @theresidentromantic I am older but overall don‘t feel it except when I get out of bed in the morning and in my eyes. I‘ve got cataracts that are ready to come out but due to my hubs more pressing health issues, I‘m not getting mine done until fall. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl I only read e-books @theresidentromantic when I can‘t get a physical copy.. for example The Last Riders or Hades Hangmen series @CocoReads because I want a book immediately or if a book only comes in e-format.... but when I do read an e-book I prefer to do it on my kindle or kobo over my phone. (edited) 5mo
CocoReads I‘m about half and half on real books vs kindle or nook (because ridiculously, I have both). I‘ve been trying to alternate physical with ebooks but ebooks are more convenient and right now easier on my eyes. I still love the feel of a physical book though. 5mo
wanderinglynn I used to only use the Kindle app on my phone, but finally broke down & bought a Kindle Fire. I like it because, like other people said, larger screen. It does make a difference. And then I‘m not using my phone‘s battery. 5mo
JoScho I adore my Kindle. Worth every single penny! 5mo
theresidentromantic @CocoReads I'm sorry about your cataracts! My offices accountant just went through that, I hope you'll recover really quickly!! @CoverToCoverGirl @JoScho @wanderinglynn it sounds like no one has anything bad to say! Thanks ladies ♥️ 5mo
CouronneDhiver I like the app... I‘m a minimalist. No sense in getting another electronic device if an app will do the same job. 5mo
theresidentromantic @CouronneDhiver That's what my wallet's saying 😂 5mo
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The Prince of Midnight | Laura Kinsale
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I don't even know what to do with this. 20 hours of audio and I just 🤷‍♀️. Narration and writing were excellent, Nicholas Bolton went from English to French to Italian perfectly. But the fmc didn't say one nice thing to the man who left exile to help her for 19 hours and honestly, even the last hour is doubtful. The mmc was decent, lots of depth, but he failed me in the last two hours. I'd read this author again, but this was...something.

MrBook Great review! 5mo
theresidentromantic @MrBook Thank you! That's very kind 😄 5mo
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I love this woman ❤️💙 #guysiwantacastle

teainthelibrary I love this! It reminds me of that quote - “What's a Queen without her King? … Well historically speaking, more powerful.“ 5mo
theresidentromantic @teainthelibrary right? I love that quote, I've always wanted to cross stitch it. 5mo
tpixie Awesome Quote!!
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"so politely I could've punched him in the mouth". I'm crying, I'm laughing so hard. I'm not a teacher, but I definitely get that ?? #blessedaretheteachers #iwasalsothathorrid #imsorry

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Heartless | Gail Carriger
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Audiostitching a bunch of little projects this evening!! One of these days, I'm actually going to do a 4 in 24 lol Impressed with all the posts today!

IamIamIam 😍😍😍😍 5mo
JoScho Love this little guy 💚 5mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 5mo
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Up next in print on my for the love of God read everything on your damn shelves, child read-a-thon that'll last as long as it takes lol 😜😂

JennyM 😆😂😆 (edited) 5mo
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Blameless | Gail Carriger
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And now onto the one that makes my heart hurt. From the end of Changeless to the middle of Blameless, I just want to cry. 😭😭😭

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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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In which the reading voice for Alexia is so fabulous, the terrible voice she does for Lord Macon is forgiven.

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Someone to Care | Mary Balogh
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Bailedbailed

This book is terrible. Everyone involved with this book is terrible. I cannot. They've been squabbling for at least six minutes over where the main characters should get married WITHOUT SPEAKING TO THEM. Not to mention that they're both terrible, terrible characters who refuse to acknowledge their own failings. It's getting returned. Tell me what to use my credit on instead, I am going to scream.

CoverToCoverGirl It sounds like her writing has changed because I certainly enjoyed her early works! 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl The Ravenel Series by Lisa Kleypas is amazing on Audible.. as good as The MacKenzie series by Jennifer Ashley 5mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl I love Mary Balogh, her series about Peninsula War Veterans is amazing. But this series is well intentioned, and her writing is the same as ever, it's just so cringy and unlikeable as a story. I might still read the one after, since the third one was as good as all her other books 5mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl Is it really? The two Lisa Kleypas I read I didn't like. Maybe I'll give her a second try, if you say they're as good as my Mackenzies. 5mo
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Someone to Care | Mary Balogh
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I hate this main character guy. I get that he's horribly damaged too and stuff, but Jesus Christ. He just told this mother of three that if she disappeared for a few weeks, no one at all would miss her. 😡😡🤬

CoverToCoverGirl 😳 really!!?? 5mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl YES. Granted, he thinks no one will miss him which is sad, but STILL. 5mo
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Someone to Hold | Mary Balogh
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I'm middling on this Westcott. Not as bad as the first, not as good as the third. Camille is a horror in the first one and no one actually likes her. She realizes that's because she has no personality. (Bonus points if Mom realizes that was her fault in Book 4). She makes a solid 180 with Joel's help, but he's so wishy washy about her, the story feels like he settles on marrying her when he doesn't want her to leave. Cute. 🙄 On to their Mama.

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Someone to Wed | Mary Balogh
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I finished this yesterday. I usually buy a bunch of Mary Balogh books at a time, because her writing usually never fails. I have the first audio to this Westcott series and I hated it. Just absolutely awful. And then I was trying to listen to all the audible books (May Read the Shelf Challenge!) And this one was sweet and careful and so much character growth! You didn't need the first, though now I'm listening to book two. Seems book 1 was a fluke

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Move the Sun | Susan Fanetti
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This was good, just honest to goodness good. It's not up to her usual standard I don't think, but this is her first since being done with four amazing full series, so it's ok. It's about Ada, a woman who works as a pack librarian in rural Kentucky and how she carries the world to isolated people and finds loss and romance. It reads a lot like a modern Dear America and it's a bit of a pallet cleanser. Sweet.

**tagged book her first**

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The Devilish Lord Will | Jennifer Ashley
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The best Mackenzie book yet! As always I listen to these on audio and Angela Dawe is a gift. Will and Josie are in the other two prequels and this finishes those, so now I'm worried about the health and safety of all if she does the childrens books and even more scared 10 will be the final Mackenzie number. I might have to read her shifter books...

Dragon I have this on my Kindle, glad to hear it‘s good 👍 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Cool beans! Didn‘t know this was available! Thanks for the heads up! 😘. I absolutely agree with all the above .. hope she continues on. 6mo
theresidentromantic @Dragon Have you read the others? I definitely recommend starting at 1 and working on through to 10. 6mo
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theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl Yes! I saw it come out in November but I stalked audible for the audio release, definitely the best book yet, especially if you've liked Will in the other two prequels 6mo
Dragon I‘ve read, I think the first 3 , I‘m up to the book that I think will have the half brother ( police man ) with the sister in law. I bought the tagged book and the other prequel on a Kindle deal. I read a Christmas novella. Too many historical romance series on the go. 🤔😀🐉 6mo
theresidentromantic @Dragon Lol I do the same thing! I love these books. I actually think she does a better job with the three prequels, plot wise. Happy reading ♥️♥️ 6mo
Dragon Thanks 🙏👍😀🐉 6mo
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The Devilish Lord Will | Jennifer Ashley
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So excited the new Mackenzie book is out on audio! It's been out in print for a few months, but I love all of Angela Dawe's accents and she has completely out done herself with all of Will's characters!! I expected no less ♥️ Teaching myself the eyelet stitch too, it's a good night!

cobwebmoth Very pretty! 6mo
Texreader Hardanger!!! Gorgeous! You‘ll love doing the eyelet stitch! 6mo
theresidentromantic @cobwebmoth Thank you! @Texreader This is my first Hardanger! I have to say I like it, but I miss my little x's 😥😥 6mo
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Kdgordon88 Beautiful! 6mo
Texreader @theresidentromantic I love cross stitch too, but doing Hardanger takes a special talent. My Norwegian grandmother-in-law taught me how with my brother-in-law translating between us almost 30 years ago. And we always go to the Hardanger region whenever we go back to Norway. And I buy tons of kits to make. What you are doing is very very special. 6mo
theresidentromantic @Texreader That is SO cool! I didn't know any of the history behind it, I'm definitely going to go look up more now. I haven't been to Norway yet, but it's on the travel list! I would love to go somewhere where something like Hardanger is popular! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful.. I‘ve only done a couple of pieces of Hardanger.. one was for my Mom because she‘s special and I wanted something unique for her. 6mo
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Harp of Kings | Juliet Marillier
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It's an absolute thrill when an author replies! Ugh, I love this age of technology 😍 I hope this series is more successful!

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It Happened in Scotland | Patience Griffin
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My first book, after Sunshine, of my new read the shelf commitment to may was a DNF. I gave it 100 pages and just watched it get worse and worse and worse and when I left it in my car this morning instead of bringing it in the office, I knew I had to quit. #thankunext

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Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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I loved this and I hated it, but you definitely have to read it, if you like urban fantasy. McKinnley's vampires are an absolute must. They're a total breath of fresh air and a world I would love to continue exploring. There's not a love triangle because there really isn't a romance, it's on a different level. But the lack of information is a real issue and I had a few other fundamental issues with the book too. But it was a good end to April.

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Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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Whelp, I'm a very puddleish mess of ovaries. Gah.

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Sunshine | Robin McKinley
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I got this from last week's library dime sale and it's been calling to me all week from it's place on the bottom of my tbr pile. So on this peaceful evening by myself, I'm giving in 😂😂 I also find it so interesting that it was an adult novel in 2003, but it's very much YA, at least from the narrative so far. Let me know if you've liked this!

Weaponxgirl I read this years ago and liked it. 6mo
Weaponxgirl I think it‘s the sex that put it in adult section for the time, ya wasn‘t that big then. I‘m sure I remember a erection felt against the leg scene. 6mo
theresidentromantic @Weaponxgirl Ah! That'll do it. And she is supposed to be 19 ish, 20, but she's emotionally very young, although I think that's been done on purpose. 6mo
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Den of Wolves | Juliet Marillier
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So the ending was rushed, like I thought it might be. But it was still good because Grim ended up happy and honestly the that's all I really cared about. I'm sad the publisher cancelled the series, but I can't say I don't get why. But he's so cute and loving and he just wanted her red haired babies 😭😭😭😭😭 And I guess there was a magic plot in there somewhere.

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I think I screamed "YOU ALL SUCK, GRIM IS THE ONLY ONE OF YOU WORTH SAVING", enough times that my fiance hates this book series. But that's the summary. Gonna finish book 3, but really Blackthorn is so straightforward and the "maiden" they help in this is absolutely worthless. What I do like is that you have a 100 questions left over and so do they. There's no neat, tidy bow, just the aftermath, which fits the story.

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This was pretty slow to start, I got it about a year ago and kept putting it down. But once it sped up a little bit, Grim was enough to keep me going. The prince reminded me of the character from Monty Python who requests rescuing from Lancelot, so he was generally terrible. But Grim is devoted and adorable and SHE COULD JUST BE NICE TO HIM FOR GOODNESS SAKE but it was a cute middle fantasy mystery that I enjoyed.

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😭😭 Thank you @IamIamIam ♥️♥️ It was super nice of you to send this to me to read!! I'll finish up what I'm reading and get right on it! You're the best!

IamIamIam LOL, it only took me 4 months to get it to you!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!! @ruthemmielang did an incredible job!!! 8mo
AmyG It‘s very good. 8mo
theresidentromantic @IamIamIam You still sent it and that makes it special ♥️ Maybe I can finish it before I see you for St.Pats! 8mo
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His Darkest Craving | Tiffany Roberts
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This is a sweet novella that takes a pretty common YA romance faerie pretense and makes it R rated. Sweeter than candy and worth a few lunch breaks. Triggers for spousal abuse (but sweet, sweet vengeance)

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I Do, Babe | Tillie Cole
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I think I'm gonna have to agree with @Daughter-of-words with her 🖤🖤🖤🖤/5 review. This did not feel like a two book built climax to the Hangmen war with the KKK. I enjoyed Tannelita, I really did, but going back and forth was too much and it only made me see the flaws and not forgive them. AND I'M MAD AT THESE BOYS. Tanner risked everything and you only go save Addelita because of the plot twist? GASP. @CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl @LaurenReads

Daughter-of-words I agree about the plot twist, I liked it even though it was bit predictable, but yeah Styx didn‘t seem to care about what was happening with Tanner until that moment😑 9mo
CocoReads I‘ll agree with all that. I also thought that was a little much-like really, she had to be related to Styx? And the flashbacks drove me crazy-a few in the beginning are ok, but they distracted me from the main story. But I liked it besides that. 9mo
theresidentromantic @Daughter-of-words @CocoReads I saw where we were going, but I was actually really hoping it was Charley that was the baby and that set up the next book with Viking. It was just too much. 9mo
Daughter-of-words @theresidentromantic yes I would have liked it better if it was charley too! That would have made the set up for the next book, plus can you imagine Vik with Styx‘s sister! That would have been epic😂 I figured out it was adelita a few chapters before the reveal, it was a bit too obvious and made the ending a little too easy 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Agree @CocoReads the flashbacks were distracting. And yes Vik with Styx‘s sister would have been epic @theresidentromantic 8mo
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I Do, Babe | Tillie Cole
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I. Hate. Flashbacks. UGH. I'm almost finished and I have a lot of emotions and I'm enjoying it, I think. But I feel like I'm not getting into the story I'm invested in because it keeps getting broken up and then I get into that and it's broken up again. I just feel so negative! I need a recharge, I think, before I finish. @Daughter-of-words @CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl @LaurenReads

LaurenReads I was getting so annoyed by them too!!! I am loving the book but I just wanted to get to the present time. I‘m at 60% and it‘s getting so good!! 9mo
CocoReads Same. 50% though. 9mo
Daughter-of-words I‘m the same way. I hate when the story cuts back and forth so much😬 9mo
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So in scrolling through my library, to see everything I've really neglected to review in my winter depression and my work schedule, I noticed that at least five of my books have the same couple and these two are right next to each other! It cannot be THAT hard to find original cover art, can it?!

BookHoarder32 LOL 🤣 (edited) 9mo
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Deep | Susan Fanetti
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I love Susan Fanetti, a lot, for her motorcycle series the Night Hoarde. And yet, I always seem to doubt her! It's a little rude of me, tbh. So I grabbed her new series without reading this one, the Pagano Family and I wasn't confused, but you need it. And you need it in your life. This little Rhody Italian family is dark, emotional, relatable, romantic, and beautiful. They walk the line between normal and mafia, but everything has a price. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jas16 Love the Night Horde books. Have you read Lauren Gilley‘s Dartmoor books? 9mo
theresidentromantic @Jas16 No, are they similar? Because if they're just as good, I'll go buy the first one lol My heart STILL hurts and I read those books about a year ago 😭 9mo
Jas16 I might just associate them together because I found them at the same time and they are my two favorite MC series but I think they are worth checking out. Like Night Horde there is a spin-off series so if you enjoy them you have quite a few books to look forward to 9mo
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theresidentromantic @Jas16 I have noticed these! Amazon recommends them when you're on the Night Hoarde books, I'll definitely give them a spin! Got the first one. Thanks ♥️ 9mo
Jas16 If you hate them feel free to yell at me! 9mo
theresidentromantic @Jas16 I would do no such thing! ♥️ 9mo
theresidentromantic @Jas16 so I haven't done a review, but I just finished the series! SO GOOD, you're a gift, I would never have read them without your specific recommendation. I'm totally in love with her down to earth writing style. Thank you! 7mo
Jas16 That makes my day! So glad that you love them as much as I do! 7mo
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I Do, Babe | Tillie Cole
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Tillie has a color coding system she explained on Insta and apparently her new series is gonna be a shade darker than the Hangmen 😍 (Also, GUYS SHE TALKED TO ME) @CoverToCoverGirl @CocoReads @LaurenReads @Daughter-of-words

Daughter-of-words 👊😆awesome!! I‘m way too shy to talk my favorite authors (edited) 9mo
CocoReads Awesome! 9mo
theresidentromantic @Daughter-of-words I really like the way some authors just interact naturally on the web. Tillie does it on Instagram and Addison Cain runs her FB group personally. It makes you feel like they're relatable people. 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s awesome! 👊👊 I‘m very excited about the new series! 🥰 9mo
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M*A*S*H | David Scott Diffrient
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@LibrarianRyan I really had to think about this, but this was a lot of fun to do! I also liked your tidbits about all the trouble with your name! I feel bad, but they definitely make for good story material. #20things

LibrarianRyan Yeah, I went for funny. I too love mash. 9mo
Joriebooks I love The Raging Quiet but know of no one else who has ever read it. 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl When you write your romance novel can I please be on your ARC list? My oldest son is getting married this year too, in September. 9mo
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xicanti Ugh, that trope bothers me SO MUCH. It's like, have you never read a book or watched TV? Do you not know you should KEEP LISTENING? 9mo
theresidentromantic @Joriebooks if you click on your tag, there are actually a ton of Littens who love it! Moon Good Beautiful ♥️ 9mo
theresidentromantic @LibrarianRyan lol! It's a show that speaks to every generation, I think. 9mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl Highest on my list! I'm trying to decide if I go contemporary and dark or slightly lighter and fun and make it steampunk. I flip flop every day. 9mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl And congrats!! ♥️♥️ 9mo
theresidentromantic @xicanti I will just shut stuff off or stop reading if that's the plot, TBH. The fact that you don't trust the other person enough to just ask? Kills me. 9mo
RadicalReader @theresidentromantic hope you have a wonderful time here on Litsy love all the beloved bookworms that there are on here and how splendidly my book stack grows 😂😂😂 8mo
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Cross stitch and audio books and I'm up wayy too late. Side effects of naps due to colds. It's ok, Vlad's here ♥️ #IloveTaviaGilbert

BookishMarginalia Pretty! 9mo
ReadingOver50 Looking good 😍 9mo
RachelO 😍 9mo
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bullbunny Wow that is pretty 9mo
writerlibrarian Beautiful. ❤️❤️ 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! 9mo
JeanAudrey This is lovely work keep me on mind 9mo
theresidentromantic @BookishMarginalia @ReadingOver50 @RachelO @bullbunny @writerlibrarian @CoverToCoverGirl @JeanAudrey Thank you, ladies ♥️ Your comments mean a lot of smiles go into my stitches!! 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Stitching only comes second to reading..and now with such wonderfully done audiobooks I can do both at the same time! 😊 9mo
theresidentromantic @CoverToCoverGirl I am telling you, Tavia Gilbert and Roslyn Landor's male voices are better than actual men lol but I love to hear that you like this hobby too! Thanks to the internet, I realize other people do grandma crafts ♥️♥️ 9mo
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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Thank you @Ingerella for my #xstitchxchange swap! I love every bit of it! The bookmark is my favorite thing, I couldn't love it more and your llama is perfect. Funny enough, the kit you sent? I got the finished product as my snarky xchange swap from FB 😂😂😂 I opened it because I have yours ready to send! Can you email me your address please? ladysalmalin@aol.com ♥️ @vkois88

Texreader ❤️ the llama ornament! Definitely my sense of humor! 10mo
vkois88 Love it! So cute 😍😊 10mo
bullbunny Me too love the llama 10mo
Ingerella Yay! I'm so glad! 10mo
teainthelibrary Love it!! I have stitched that exact same llama! 😍 10mo
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My pretty Elsa nails!! I'm rereading Frost's Once Burned Dracula series on audio (because Tavia Gilbert is a goddess) so I thought having Ice Nails was a bit funny 😁 Working on my Xmas Cross Stitch Swap box today as my original plan went horribly wrong! 😁🙄

Bookishgal71 What is a Christmas cross stitch swap?? I love cross stitch! 11mo
theresidentromantic @Bookishgal71 I love the unexpected cross stitch love on this site!! @vkois88 is running a swap for Cross Stitch Xmas ornaments and things. Sign ups were in Oct, but I'm sure if this goes well, we might run another! 11mo
vkois88 @Bookishgal71 @theresidentromantic yes!! If it's a big hit and everything goes smoothly in terms of shipping and receiving, I will most likely do more Cross Stitch Swaps 😊😊 11mo
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vkois88 P.s. I freaking LOVE YOUR NAILS 11mo
theresidentromantic @vkois88 Thanks!! 💕 They're dry apply nail polish, the link is in my bio! 11mo
vkois88 Thank you! I'll check them out 😊😊😊 Though I'll probably have to wait until AFTER the holidays 😲😲😲 lol 11mo
RadicalReader @theresidentromantic gorgeous nails I have ever seen!! 8mo
theresidentromantic @RadicalReader Thank you! Let me know if you'd like a free sample! They're Color Street, printed nail polish sheets. 8mo
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