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tracey38

Joined January 2018

I don't know how I'd live without books. Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.

-Jane Smiley

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Never Tell | Lisa Gardner
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Well, I hope after my surgery on 9/4 I will be back to feeling better and back to Litsy as I was before. Fingers crossed!
I finished this book yesterday afternoon while listening to the rain and getting some laundry done. Another great thriller and mystery by this author and I did not see the outcome until the end.

Amiable How did your surgery go? Sending healing thoughts! 2w
tracey38 @Amiable thank you. It's actually been postponed twice and is now 9/20, which I'm a bit upset about. Thank you for the thoughts! 1w
Amiable @tracey38 Ugh! That stinks. I hear you — I once had a surgery postponed at 4:58 pm the night before I was supposed to be at the hospital. And then it was postponed for 2 months. I‘m still angry at my insurance company for the delay (it was their fault) and it‘s been 8 years! Hang in there. 1w
tracey38 @Amiable thanks. This is because my surgeon hurt her finger, has stitches, and can't scrub in. But she hasn't had a very nice bed side manner about it. Plus, I've been so anxious about it anyway and was hoping it would be over by now. 1w
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Spin the Dawn | Elizabeth Lim
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Finished this yesterday. It was so good. Filled with a few unexpected twists. Only downside is we have to wait til next summer to find out what happens next! A fun, adventurous YA with some Chinese folklore woven throughout. I really liked Maia and Eden. Looking forward to seeing what adventures await them next.

*** Edited as I posted the wrong book!

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Misty, I came home from a rough day at work (heck, it's been a rough couple weeks with overtime, short staffed, not feeling well, etc) to a wonderful surprise package from you! You are just the sweetest! I am getting better. About to schedule surgery but it should be an easy procedure and hopefully get me back to normal. 💛💛💛 Thank you for being so amazing! Can't wait to read these!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome 💗💗💗 I hope things get better !! Let me know when your surgery is!! ❤️🤗❤️🤗 1mo
Crazeedi So sweet! I hope your surgery goes well! 1mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will. Pre-OP appt is 8/20. So will probably find out then. 💛 1mo
tracey38 @Crazeedi thank you! 1mo
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Spin the Dawn | Elizabeth Lim
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Started this one the other day. Really into it so far. It incorporates various Chinese folktales according to the author.
It's going to be an early night for me tonight as I have to be at work at 6:45 in the morning tomorrow. 😩😴

MellieAntoinette So good so far! 2mo
tracey38 @MellieAntoinette are you reading it, too? 2mo
MellieAntoinette @tracey38 Yes! Just got started though. 2mo
MellieAntoinette @tracey38 Just hit part 2 and woah Nellie! What a story!! 1mo
tracey38 @MellieAntoinette I finished part 2 past night. Just wait! 1mo
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I love Jill Shalvis and always enjoy her books. This was no exception. This story revolves around Brooke Lemon and her ex-love Garrett and their road to forgiveness. I loved these two. It also deals with Mindy Lemon and her husband Linc. And deals with Brooke and Mindy repairing their relationship as sisters. 👇👇👇

tracey38 And while I usually love all of Jill's characters, I wasn't very fond of Mindy. She just kinda annoyed me. But I did love this book and look forward to Jill's next book, as always. 2mo
tammysue Great review, Tracey! I felt the same about Mindy too. 2mo
tracey38 @tammysue thanks! Yeah, I just didn't get Mindy at all. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! 2mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks love this author. 2mo
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Need to catch up on some reviews. I finished this about a week ago. Took awhile to finish because I went days without reading. But I really loved this book. Magical, great libraries. Books that can talk to some. Books that can turn into grimoires that will walk off and cause great disasters if not stopped. Sorcerers. What's not to love?

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Excuse my absence everyone. These past 2 months have been a struggle with some medical stuff but it's getting better. And I spent today writing replies and am finally caught up on all #LitsyLove and #jb mail! 💜📬✉💜

Lovesbooks87 We all understand. You have to take care of yourself! 2mo
tracey38 @Lovesbooks87 thanks! That's what Littens are the best! 💗💗💗 2mo
tammysue I hope you‘re feeling much better now x💕 2mo
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tracey38 @tammysue it's slow going and we're still figuring some stuff out, but getting there. 💜 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 just let me know when to add you back!! 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Jennifer, thank you so much for the surprise #jb book I got today! I have had a horrible few weeks with stuff going on and this was wonderful. Thank you! @Jas16

Jas16 I am so glad that it arrived when you needed a surprise. I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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Getting some #jb and #LitsyLove replies written before bed tonight. 💜📬💜📬

Lovesbooks87 That's what I am getting ready to do too! 2mo
tracey38 @Lovesbooks87 one was written to you! Mailed out today. 🙂💜 2mo
Lovesbooks87 @tracey38 yay! 😀 2mo
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Started this book this weekend. Really enjoying it and already almost halfway through, which is surprising, as it's a chunkier one.

Mimi28 Ooooo- stacked!! Thanks for introducing it to me!! ❤️❤️ 2mo
tracey38 @Mimi28 this is such a great book! 2mo
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Soulprint | Megan Miranda
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First, please forgive me for being absent from Litsy lately. I have been having some medical issues in June that are still ongoing and haven't been online much, or even reading as much. But I did finish this one yesterday. I really was intrigued by the concept and the enjoyed the characters and story. Some of it was a little confusing but it may just be me and the fact that I read a lot of it in bits and pieces. I do enjoy this author!

Mitch Lovely to have you back 💕💕💕💕 2mo
wordslinger42 I've had periods of being absent on Litsy/social media, so I understand! Sometimes life just gets in the way. I'll be praying you feel better soon 💜 2mo
aprilpohren Hope you feel better! I have been absent as well for awhile. Life gets so crazy at times! 2mo
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CouronneDhiver Welcome back... I hope you‘re doing better now. Still think of (pray for) your momma quite often. 😘😘 2mo
Eggs I hope you‘re improving! And feeling better 🌺🌸🌷 2mo
tracey38 @Mitch @wordslinger42 @aprilpohren @Eggs thank you! 💜💜💜 @CouronneDhiver thank you as well. And for thinking of my mom. She is doing better, little by little. 💗 2mo
Mimi28 I hope both you and your mom feel better. You are both in my prayers!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 2mo
tracey38 @Mimi28 thanks. I've been having a rough summer. Hoping things look up soon. 💜💜💜 2mo
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Soulprint | Megan Miranda
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Started this book this past weekend. Been a bit under the weather so haven't gotten too much read so far but it's an interesting concept.

crazyspine Feel better 3mo
tracey38 @crazyspine thank you! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon 😘❤️😘❤️ 3mo
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1. It's only a couple hours to the beaches or the mountains.
2. I'm not a huge summer person. Maybe that there's a little less traffic due to school being out in the morning commute. And trips to the beach.
3. 🍉🍉🍉
4. Print
5. 👋
#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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#2 post for #summersantagoespostal from @nelehelen and I am so loving the Nancy Drew tote (I read all this series as a kid!). And am so excited about all the stationary stuff and love that a fellow #LitsyLove member was in this swap! You are the best! I already have the tote out and ready for use, as with the stationary supplies! And, of course, will enjoy the yummy treats. Thank you again, Helen! 💜💜💜
@BookishMarginalia

erzascarletbookgasm Love that tote too! 💗 3mo
nelehelen I love that tote too! I got one for myself hahah so happy you like everything! I had so much fun getting these things for you. 😘😘😘 3mo
tracey38 @nelehelen everything is amazing! The tote is fabulous and I love that you got one for yourself, too. 3mo
tracey38 @erzascarletbookgasm isn't it amazing? 3mo
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Soulprint | Megan Miranda
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Part 1 of my #summersantagoespostal box and these are just the books! @nelehelen you spoiled me so much! I am so excited for all of these and am about to dive into one this weekend!!!
@BookishMarginalia

Lovesbooks87 Wow! So many amazing books! 3mo
nelehelen I was hoping you didn‘t already have them! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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tracey38 @nelehelen no, I don't have any of them! I am so excited! 3mo
tracey38 @BookishMarginalia oh I will! Thank you for this wonderful swap! 3mo
tracey38 @Lovesbooks87 I know! I don't know what to start first! 3mo
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Hidden | Rebecca Zanetti
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Finished this one last night. It was a great romantic suspense. I haven't read this author before but have to look up to see if there are more in the series. I think there must be. Can't give too much away on this one though. Good pick from scribd.

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Hidden | Rebecca Zanetti
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This high-heel-loving, alcoholic dog is cracking me up. He is currently walking around in Jimmy Choos. Started this ebook earlier in the week during my lunch breaks at work but have been enjoying it and don't know what physical book I want to start next, so diving back in.

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Book, Line, and Sinker | Jenn McKinlay
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This is the third book in the Library Lover's Mystery series and another enjoyable read. This one had a bit of a darker storyline but I found it very interesting. The mystery involved a pirate's buried treasure from 300 years ago, a Treasure Island, a mysterious treasure map that goes missing, and this fun little seaside town revolving around the local library. I love the residents and am having fun with this series so far.

Mariposa_Bookworm I do love a cozy mystery! 🤓 3mo
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1. Just the end of the week week. It's been a rough one.
2. Ugh, I can't! I haven't been listening to much.
3. Not sure, maybe cut too short.
4. I like to play with stickers in a planner, even though I have nothing much going on in life to plan.
5. Hanging with my youngest niece last weekend. She is just starting to walk a little.
#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

Freespirit She's adorable❤️ 3mo
BiblioLitten So cute!!! 🤗 3mo
Trashcanman I hope next week is kinder, and that this weekend is a relaxing one. 3mo
tracey38 @Freespirit @BiblioLitten thank you! She is just so sweet. 3mo
tracey38 @Trashcanman thanks. I think next week will be better. 🙂 3mo
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Book, Line, and Sinker | Jenn McKinlay
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I didn't get any reading done today as I spent the morning running errands and the afternoon with my sister and 1-year-old niece. Settling down for a few chapters before sleep.

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For the last year, I have been outside the city limits, very quite, very woodsy. #LitsyNeighborhood @MrBook

TheSpineView I love little rural areas! 3mo
Kaye Pretty 3mo
MrBook Aww, looks like my old Middle Earth neighborhood! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 3mo
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SaturnDoo Our street is a little busy. Not too bad, but I would definitely love your quietness 😊❤ 3mo
Crazeedi Lovely view! I'll post my pic tomorrow, just got home!! @MrBook 3mo
tracey38 @TheSpineView @Kaye @MrBook @SaturnDoo @Crazeedi thank you! It is a nice, peaceful, old neighborhood. Only issue recently is that we have already had some big storms this spring, and we have hundreds of trees just in our yard. It can get scary! 3mo
Crazeedi @tracey38 yes we have many trees all around too, lots of rain none down. Several years ago we had a lot tumble and torn though, it cam be scary, but its beautiful too 3mo
tracey38 @Crazeedi we've had lots go down in the neighborhood, one big one blocking the road in and out, but luckily none in our yard, just branches. Wr did have hail damage to the vehicles a couple weeks ago though. 3mo
MrBook Yikes! I know that feeling. 3mo
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1. A patient brought me a flower she picked yesterday morning. 💛🌺
2. I don't reread books.
3. Or what... not a sports person, though I grew up around it because my family is big on sports
4. Um... I can't think of any particularly. I liked some and didn't like others as much...

#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

tammysue Aw how sweet! 3mo
DebbieGrillo I don't reread either. 3mo
readordierachel That's so nice! 3mo
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tracey38 @whatshesreadingnow @readordierachel it was! I work at a women's cancer center and the patients are some of the strongest women I know, and they are always so positive. It amazes me how much some of them think about us with everything they're going through. 3mo
tracey38 @DebbieGrillo yeah, too many books I haven't read to think about rereading ones I've already enjoyed. 3mo
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1. Not amymore.
2. I have no idea
3. Not really. I try not to read in depth reviews before hand. Sometimes if I hear lots of people with negative things to say it may slightly influence me going into the story.
4. If it's not a known to me author or something recommended, I am really drawn to new books by covers first.
5. So many have already done it!
#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻🎈 3mo
tracey38 @Eggs 💛 3mo
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Book, Line, and Sinker | Jenn McKinlay
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Decided to start this one as I have just been in the mood for nice, easy, and cozy reads lately. This is book 3 in the Library Lover's Mystery series.

BethM Stacked the first one! 4mo
nelehelen I love that notebook! 4mo
tracey38 @nelehelen thanks! It's actually a book planner from an etsy shop: Peanutbuttertaco. 3mo
tracey38 @BethM they are really good cozies! 3mo
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Came home from work to my #summersantagoespostal box from @nelehelen and I'm excited! I actually just sent you a #LitsyLove card today, too. 🙂 Now to wait til opening day! @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
nelehelen Yayy it got there safely!!! Woohoooo 4mo
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The Mailbox | Audrey Shafer
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Catching up on #jb and #LitsyLove today. Hope you all are having a great Sunday. ✉💜💛💜💛💜✉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💌💗 3mo
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Finished this one just now. The first in the Moonlight Harbor series (though I have already read book 3). A lighthearted novel which I needed as I have been a bit down lately. I enjoyed this little seaside town and it's people. I have the next book ready to go but might pick up a suspense one now. I can't decide.

Gbengar Hi dear 4mo
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Well, halfway through this one. It's a quick read but I feel like I haven't had time to really read much. Last two weekends I have been dogsitting for my dad. Then this week my uncle stayed with us. I finally have a free weekend to relax and read and catch up on #jb and #LitsyLove mail!

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Just started this one. Another light summery read.

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This is my used book store haul from Sunday!

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The Summer Retreat | Sheila Roberts
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I finished this book Saturday night and enjoyed it. It was a nice, summer romance novel with little romance though. The only issue I had was how Celeste and her sister pushed her towards this one man so much. It is the 3rd book in this series, I haven't read the first two, but it works as a stand alone, too. But I did find the first 2 books at the used book store yesterday, so that made me happy. Also the first book I have read of this author.

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Well, this sure resonates with me!

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Mr. Mike's Used Books - Cary | Cary, NC (Bookstore)
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Spending the day with my mom. We went to the used book store. I got 4 books. Two are ones I was looking for specifically, which rarely happens. One is the latest in the In Death series, which is the only one I haven't read yet. And then I got 4th book as a "bonus". ?? They are in the car so I will have to take a picture of my haul later.

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#summersantagoespostal went out today! Says it'll get there 5/30. @BookishMarginalia

JenlovesJT47 Just letting you know I received it yesterday, will post ASAP!! 🤗 4mo
tracey38 @JenlovesJT47 yay, I'm so glad you got it! 4mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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That's a badly drawn arrow, but that one book is keeping this from being the perfect sized box. Haha, it sticks up just a tad too much to close the box! And the other size box won't fit this one square boxed gift! The struggle is real. 😂 #summersantagoespostal

JoScho I hate that! 4mo
tracey38 @JoScho me too! I think I'm just gonna have to send that one book seperately. Which is fine. Wish those flat rate boxes came in more sizes. 🙂 4mo
JoScho Agreed. I had to work some Tetris magic to get all my stuff in a medium box this time around. 4mo
tracey38 @JoScho I'm glad you got it to fit! 4mo
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I found a really cute online shop that has cute bookish items. I ordered a few things for the #summersantagoespostal swap and got this really cute card with my order. I had to clip it to my photo frame right away.
My swap box goes out tomorrow!

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1. I'm a big mood reader so whatever I am drawn to at the time.
2. No. I don't take a bus/train, but I also get sick if Intrybto read in a moving vehicle.
3. Lots of people around, the dog 🐾
4. Don't really have a certain drink/snack for reading.
5. I'll have to come back to this as I don't know new followers off the top of my head!
@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌺🎈 4mo
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Sweet Reckoning | Wendy Higgins
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Read this trilogy as ebooks, mostly during my work lunch breaks. While there was a lot of teen angst that drove me a bit crazy, I really enjoyed the overall story, the good vs. evil. One girl who has a demon father and an angel mother, fighting within herslef and also against the evil of the world, finding friends and allies along the way. I really enjoyed the development of her friends along the way.

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The Summer Retreat | Sheila Roberts
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I was really in the mood for a fun, light summer read. I heard good things about this one and found it at the grocery this weekend so picked it up and started it Saturday. I dove right in and it is just what I wanted!

And this quote really stuck with me: "Life can be hard. It's important not to let that overshadow what's good."

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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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Wow, it's only May and we are in the 90s with HIGH humidity. It's miserable out! In other news, I finished this one last night. It was a good book set in space. Nothing overly spectacular but I enjoyed it. Had some similar feels to Hunger Games, but in outer space. I do want to read the next one to find out what happens next on Eden.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled What city are you in? Sounds like the weather in Baton Rouge where I am! 😓🥵 4mo
tracey38 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I'm in NC, the Raleigh area. Too much for just being May! This is July weather! I can't really take the heat/humidity even though I was born and raised in the south 4mo
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These 3 books came in the mail today for my #summersantagoespostal swap! Just have a few more things and this box will go out next week. (Also, my dad found thos sweet musical Winnie the Pooh sniw globe that was my grandmother's and I love it!)

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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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Evening snack (maybe overindulged a bit) and the end of this book. Really wish I was able to read more than I have lately. I could use the distraction from life and the world.

hermyknee Same. 4mo
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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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Finally getting a chance to relax with my current read. This book doesn't blow me away but it's a quick and easy read. Also updating my book planner, which I use to track my reads. Wish tomorrow wasn't Monday.

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@nelehelen #summersantagoespostal Sorry to say I am so indecisive and don't have a lot of "favorites" ?‍♀️
1. Summer = watermelon
2. Necklaces/sunglasses
3. Right now it's probably Big Bang Theory ?
4. Don't have a fav movie
5. Teal/aqua
6. Iced chai
7. Spending my summers with my grandparents in the Poconos
8. @JoScho @AmyG @JenlovesJT47 (not sure who is in this so randomly tagging!)

JoScho 🥰❤️ 4mo
nelehelen Necklaces and sunglasses for me too!! I am so pretty indecisive too so it was hard. Haha! Thank you for joining and playing! 4mo
AmyG Thanks for the tag! 4mo
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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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So I had no idea what I wanted to read next. I decided to start this one again as it seems like a quick read. I haven't read many books set in space but the few I have read I enjoyed. I'm about a third of the way through and it seems like a fun story so far.

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The Mailbox | Audrey Shafer
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Realized I haven't posted my #LitsyLove and #jb mail in a bit. This is from the past couple weeks or so and I am finally all caught up except for these, which I am replying to now. Sorry for the shot of them on the bed, but I am also in the midst of doing laundry! Happy Saturday! Thank you @AmyG (I got 2 from you here I think) @aroc @Kerrioke @LaurensLibrary @phatsallylee @Lovesbooks87 @IndoorDame (2 from you as well!) @nelehelen @Morr_Books

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I'm really late with this because work has been brutal. But I am excited for this #summersantagoespostal swap! I am shopping next weekend!
1. The beach
2. Watermelon
3. Umm... reading? I don't have a seasonal activity!
4. Again, nothing different than norm... water, iced chai.
5. Sunglasses
6. Inside once it gets too humid. The heat/humidity combo gives me migraines.

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No idea what I want to start reading next so will reply to some #LitsyLove and #jb mail. I saw they are releasing Seasame Street stamps soon and they are so cute! There will be a full sheet of 16 different characters but couldn't fit the pick with them all here.

laurenslibrary I love them! 5mo
tracey38 @LaurensLibrary me, too. I want them but would almost be sad to use them! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Must have!!!!! ❤️❤️ 4mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know, me too!!! 4mo
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Wicked Saints | Emily Duncan
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Finished this one last night. Overall, I really enjoyed this book from a debut author. I was a quick read and I really felt for the characters. What you see and think at the beginning may not be what's real. I couldn't pronounce a lot of names/places and one character I just gave a different name to in my head when I read 🤫. And I was a bit confused in parts that I didn't feel were explained well enough. But still really enjoyed this one.

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Finally Friday | Melinda Michelle
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1. With my two nieces on Easter. 💜💜
2. I've been reading Wicked Saints this week and enjoying it.
3. Relax!
4. Mid-80s
5. Have no idea!
#friYAYintro @howjessreads

Avanders Aww 🥰 5mo
nelehelen Awww love that pic of you and your nieces! 😍😍😍 5mo
tammysue Fabulous photo.. so sweet! 💕 5mo
tracey38 @Avanders @nelehelen @whatshesreadingnow thank you. They are the joy of my life and both have my heart. 💕💕 5mo
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