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    #76
    18) Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn A friend in a book discussion group talked me into this one but I didn't even participate in the discussion because... What the heck is there to discuss? I'm never a fan of the straight romance but this one was flat boring. Bo.Ring. New-to-me #8
    19) Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling #5 Cormoran Strike There aren't any more Strike books at this point in time but I sure hope she is planning to write more! Not vulgar or explicit really but FAR from cozy, these books perfectly for the bill when I'm not really in a cozy mood.
    20) When the Sky Fell On Splendor by Emily Henry I believe this is actually classified YA but that's never bothered me. It's realist sci-fi. A group of kids in the 17-19 year old age range who were brought together by a horrible accident in their little town (Splendor) and the various ways it impacted their lives go out to an abandoned house to make a YouTube video. They have a "close encounter" that lands them in the middle of .... Well... it's hard to explain with no spoilers. Things get interesting. I enjoyed it but I'm not sure I buy the ending. It isn't a bad ending but it doesn't necessarily make sense of all the craziness that happened. New-to-me #9
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      #77
      #23 Crewel World by Monica Ferris. A Cozy mystery set in a needlework shop in Minnesota.
      Linda
      2021 Stasbusting week ending 3/13 WTD = 0 YTD = +44
      2020 Stash busted +160
      Book Challenge 33/50; 6 non-fiction


      "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
      The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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        #78
        12: The Wolves of Savernake by Edward Marston. Mystery set in Norman England. Quite good, but not Cadfael level. 3/5

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          #79
          Babilonia, Misterio Religioso: Antiguo y Moderno by Ralph Woodrow (Spanish) - Historical recounting of the mixtures of paganism with Christianity which began around the fourth and fifth century AD. 5/5
          Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Ian Maclaren (misattributed to Plato)

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            #80
            Cecile is Dead by Georges Simenon - First book I've read by this author. Sorry, found it meandering and difficult to follow and had a very disappointing ending. Probably my fault, but for me this was a 3/5. Thought it would be more like Agatha Christie or PD James. Maybe I just stumbled on one of the author's less popular works??
            Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Ian Maclaren (misattributed to Plato)

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              #81
              #24 Framed in Lace, another Crewel World mystery.
              #25 Leviticus, Commentary by Wayne A. Turner #4 nonfiction
              Linda
              2021 Stasbusting week ending 3/13 WTD = 0 YTD = +44
              2020 Stash busted +160
              Book Challenge 33/50; 6 non-fiction


              "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
              The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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              • KnitsWithHorses
                KnitsWithHorses commented
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                I just checked and our Libby has a few of these (Needlecraft mysteries by Monica Ferris) in audiobooks so I checked out the first one. 😊

              • lovestostitch
                lovestostitch commented
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                KnitsWithHorses - I checked my library too and I checked out the first one in an audiobook. I need something light.

              #82
              #26 A Stitch in Time
              #27 A Murderous Yarn
              Both by Monica Ferris
              Linda
              2021 Stasbusting week ending 3/13 WTD = 0 YTD = +44
              2020 Stash busted +160
              Book Challenge 33/50; 6 non-fiction


              "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
              The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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                #83
                Spion Aan de Muur by John Le Carre - Dutch (Spy Who Came in From the Cold). This is about the third time I've read this and I'm still not sure whether Leamas was betrayed or just had bad luck at the end. Confusing story that you really have to follow well. 4/5
                Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Ian Maclaren (misattributed to Plato)

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                  #84
                  13: Conspiracy by Charlotte Greig and Mike Rothschild. I find conspiracy theories entertaining (even the most tinfoil hat ones) so I thought this would be a laugh at least. But honestly, it's riddled with factual errors that the least research should rule out, and so I can't take anything they say about anything as credible. Apart from the earth not being flat and that Hitler orchestrated the Reichstag fire. 1/5

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                    #85
                    #6 - A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel

                    This is Jennifer Deibel’s debut novel and it won’t be the last of hers that I read. A delightful tale full of the textures of Ireland. The author has lived there – obviously – and really brought the reader onto its emerald shores. The characters’ dialect is reflected in their dialogue, and their old-world superstitions come to the fore. The story has romance, intrigue, and a complex set of characters that will keep you turning the pages. I gave it 4 of 5 stars.
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                      #86
                      #28 Letter to the Romans, Commentray by John J Pilch #5 nonfiction
                      #29 Hanging by a Thread Monica Ferris
                      #30 The no.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
                      Linda
                      2021 Stasbusting week ending 3/13 WTD = 0 YTD = +44
                      2020 Stash busted +160
                      Book Challenge 33/50; 6 non-fiction


                      "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
                      The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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                        #87
                        Counter Clockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging by Lauren Kessler 5/5 A delightful book about the author's trials of anti-aging programs. Extremely humorous and self-deprecating, but she ends up realizing that it's lifestyle more than genes, and that yes, it's exercise, good nutrition (mostly plants), not smoking, a healthy weight and moderate alcohol consumption.
                        Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Ian Maclaren (misattributed to Plato)

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                          #88
                          14: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Very well written, very colourful, but I don't think I'll be looking out for any more. 3/5
                          15: The Green Round by Arthur Machen. A fantasy novel that really disappointed me. It has a great concept (a man visiting a Welsh resort complains about the horrible revamp of the place with an ugly funfair and dance hall, but there is no such revamp) but goes nowhere with it; then it has a man apparently haunted by a poltergeist, and goes nowhere with that either. Lots of metaphysical blether, and the limited incidents are repeated again and again till I wondered if there was a misprint (there wasn't). The worse thing of his I have ever read. 1/5

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                            #89
                            #7 Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund

                            Loved this story! Full disclosure, I’ve been to this lighthouse and love the setting, so it would have had to be a real goose egg for me not to like it, but I more than liked it. The characters are diverse and interesting, the plot is unique, and the setting … did I mention that I love the setting? And overall themes of sacrifice and redemption are beautifully handled without knocking the reader over the head. Thoroughly enjoyed it
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                              #90
                              #8 In Sheep's Clothing by Pegg Thomas

                              I know ... I know ... but I had to re-read this novella I'd written for an anthology because I released it as a stand-alone novella and uploaded it to Amazon today. Yay! This is my 2nd attempt to self-publish a book I got my rights back on. It's sooo exciting! (And more than a little intimidating.) And I'm sharing the cover because I think my cover artist is a GENIUS and really caught the spirit of the book.
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