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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance | Ruth Emmie Lang
Ruth Emmie Lang teaches us how to find magic in the ordinary in her magical realism debut Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance.
Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.
As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places, jeopardizing not only his own life, but the life of Mary, the woman he loves.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey’s life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn’t stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell: great storms that evaporate into thin air; fireflies that make phosphorescent honey; a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.
There is one story, however, that Weylyn wishes he could change: his own. But first he has to muster enough courage to knock on Mary’s front door.
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sammisho
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Pickpick

I wish I could remember which Litten gifted me this book in a swap so I can thank them! This book was lovely, beautiful, otherwordly.
#pop19

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sammisho
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A new book and a new mug for this solo brunch.

JackOBotts Love the mug! 2w
kellyann28 Loved this book! Looks like a good breakfast! 2w
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thebluestocking
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I was having a hard time choosing my #botm this month, so I went with this reader fav I‘ve been wanting to read for a long time. And I caught the elusive confetti!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are going to LOVE this one!!! @ruthemmielang 💗✨ 3w
mellissimo This one was amazing! 3w
swishandflick I loved this book so much! 3w
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TheBookKeepers excellent choice! Fantastic read
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Jee_HookedOnBookz This sounds like a great read! Stacked! 3w
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TheBookKeepers
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Pickpick

Fantastic pick!! Loved this one a lot! @Shadowfat it is headed your way!
#lmpbc
@kellyann28 @Johanna414

Johanna414 I loved this one so much! 1mo
kellyann28 Yay! Such a unique story :) 1mo
PSreads73 Yes. Easily one of my favorites. 1mo
Shadowfat Yay! 1mo
TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat Did you receive? It shows delivered on my tracking 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Don't cry over the same thing twice. Get it all out the first time, even if it's loud and messy. Then it's over.”

#SummertimeMagic #SongsOfSummer

I LOVE this book!! If you haven‘t read it you should!! 💫🌟✨

Libby1 Wonderful advice. 1mo
StayCurious cool picture! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Love the quote! 💙💙💙 1mo
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IamIamIam 💜💙💜💙 I loved this book!!!!! 1mo
ruthemmielang Thanks! 😄🙌🏻✨ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ruthemmielang you‘re welcome!! I use your book for every prompt I can because I love it so much 💗🌟 4w
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Kdgordon88
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@howjessreads 2)shelves This is one of 4 full bookcases in my home. The horizontal books are all Tbr while most of the others have been read. Next up is the tagged book. #30Junebooks

StayCurious I like the quilts 2mo
Nute I love these bookcases! I like how thick the individual shelves are. Very lovely photo. 2mo
Kdgordon88 @StayCurious Thanks! Quilting and fabric is my other love. 💕 2mo
Kdgordon88 Thank you @Nute it was a Costco find many years ago. I wish I had more. 2mo
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tessavi
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Visited the used book shop after work 😁
I also got the tagged one and The Priory of the Orange Tree as ebooks.

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theresidentromantic
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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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theresidentromantic
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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) 2mo
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BilboBookends
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“It was a peaceful, unassuming life scored by birds in the morning and crickets in the evening, and because it was precious to us, we handled it with care.”

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TheBookKeepers
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Finally back home after a long weekend camping and visiting family up in the gulf coast. So thrilled to come home to book mail - including my #lmpbc book! @Johanna414 @Shadowfat @kellyann28

I didn‘t get any reading done this weekend, so gonna go do that now before GoT tonight 🐉

Johanna414 Sounds like a great weekend! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Beasts!!! 💫✨ @ruthemmielang 2mo
PSreads73 Beasts is one of my favorites that I read last year. 2mo
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AvidaLectrix

Oh, such a good, sweet romance with a dash of magic and a good bit of adventure! Highly recommended!
#readingglasses #BotM

swishandflick I loved this book too! 2mo
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AvidaLectrix
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Reading Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances and loving every page! I love honest, naive characters, and Weyland Grey is the perfect picture of one!

Excuse the Kleenex box--allergy season has been rough 🤧🥴😷

AvidaLectrix It's getting good!!! 2mo
RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
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Johanna414
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Pickpick

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK.
Seriously though, it made made my heart so happy 😍
#lmpbc @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat

kellyann28 Awww I'm glad you liked it! It's such a "feel good" read ? 3mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 I‘ve already recommended it to basically every coworker who has walked through the library today... whether they were looking for recs or not! 🤣 3mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 ??? "Please read this, it is amazing." 3mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 Literally. 3mo
TheBookKeepers Oh!!! So excited!!! 3mo
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Butterflyamore
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4.5 stars

Beautiful, quirky, sweet, humorous, and mystically charming, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance was a refreshing change of pace for me. I‘m incredibly thankful that I went outside of my comfort zone with this one.

See my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/272077886885825?s=1282951466&v=i&...

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Johanna414
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Dropped the kids off at daycare and came straight to the coffee shop for a little personal time. I am LOVING this book - but haven‘t had a ton of time to read this month. Hoping to fly through it the next couple days. #lmpbc @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat

TheBookKeepers Yay! No need to rush on my behalf, I‘m behind too 😬 lol Enjoy! 3mo
BookFreakOut This is on my shelf, good to hear you're enjoying it! 3mo
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Butterflyamore
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I was pretty certain I was falling for Weylyn Grey, but the moment I realized it for sure was not the moment he saved me from drowning... It was at a little roadside diner in South Dakota... Weylyn and I ordered two pieces of blackberry pie. “Someone worked really hard to make this,” he said. That‘s what sealed it for me, that simple appreciation for something that most of us take for granted.

(Not my photo)

Kayla.Adriena I loved that book! 3mo
Butterflyamore @Kayla.Adriena It‘s such a delightful read and a refreshing change of pace from my typical reads! 3mo
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Johanna414
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It‘s officially Spring Break! And with rain in the forecast literally all week, I‘m hoping for plenty of time to relax and read. The kids have run me ragged the last few weeks and I need some me time.

Top of my goals list is to finish these 2 book club titles - both of which I am totally loving! #lmpbc #booksnbrews

AmyG Enjoy! My daughter is a school counselor....and I just got the call with her yelling “spring break”! Good books! 3mo
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Kerrioke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uuuugh, this books was so good! It was whimsical and touching and so sweet. I got this book forever ago from BotM because the premise sounded intriguing, but I honestly did not expect it to be as good as it was. I thought it would be diverting and keep me interested, but it did that and more! This book had so much heart and I‘m glad I finally read it ❤️ This also ticks off my Herbology OWL for the #OWLsReadathon2019 ✔️

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Kerrioke
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. The tagged book plus The Land: Founding and No Exit
2. 🤷🏾‍♀️ It‘s just so sarcastic when used in the right context and if that ain‘t me, lol.
3. 😂🎂😊

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Johanna414
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I took a much needed break from this kids this morning and started my #lmpbc book at the family cabin. The original plan was to read at the coffee shop, but it was busy and I knew literally every person there (perils of small town living...). I wasn‘t feeling social. It was a little chilly at the cabin, but soooo nice to be back up there for the first time this year!

olivia.ferz I hope you had a good time reading! 😊 3mo
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echalpan
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Pickpick

You know a book is great if you get goosebumps reading the ending on a beach in 80* weather!

swishandflick I don't know where you are but I'm jealous 😂 (I also loved this book too!) 4mo
echalpan @swishandflick - Mexico for my spring break & birthday! Close to freezing temps in ATL the night we left! 🥶 4mo
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Johanna414
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It‘s heeeeeerrree! I think I‘ll get started tomorrow! @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat #lmpbc

kellyann28 Woo hoo! Can't wait to see what you think! 4mo
TheBookKeepers 😍 📚 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This book was just #Magical to me!! I loved Mary, Weylyn and his pig Merlin 🌟💫💙 I wish this book got more love and attention!!! I‘ll definitely read it again at some point!! If you haven‘t read it yet you‘re missing out!!

#LiteraryLuck

mabell How cool to use the lights! Great photo! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mabell thank you!!! 🌟💫 4mo
vkois88 I still need to get this one! 4mo
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BooknerdsLife Beautiful photo and this book sounds magical! Putting it in my TBR 🤗💓 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife yes!! Don‘t miss it!! 4mo
BooknerdsLife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣 That‘s why our TBR goes on forever and ever!!! 🙈😂📚📚📚📚💓 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife to infinity!!! 💫 4mo
ruthemmielang Thanks!! 😊✨ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ruthemmielang you‘re welcome!! Are you writing anything new? 4mo
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kellyann28
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My choice for this round of #LMPBC is headed to you as of tomorrow, @johanna414 !
@TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat

Readergrrl Loved this novel! 4mo
kellyann28 @Readergrrl I definitely liked it! Had a light, airy kind of feel to it. It was easy to read through it quickly! 4mo
Johanna414 Can‘t wait to read it! I‘ve got 50 pages left in mine before I send it to @TheBookKeepers . I should have finished it tonight, but I forgot it at work 😭 4mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 Ah, you still have a bit of time! It does feel like this month has blown by fast, though 😱 4mo
TheBookKeepers I‘m way behind on mine this month 😬 but I think I‘ll get it done before next weekend lol! 4mo
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Butterflyamore
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Aside from reading, what other hobbies do you enjoy? I love writing and photography, especially book photography!

LapReader Exercise. Love it especially pole dancing, ballet, waterskiing, yin yoga and pilates. 4mo
PathfinderNicole Video games and cross stitch 4mo
Butterflyamore @LapReader That‘s cool! I bet you are in great shape! 4mo
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Butterflyamore @PathfinderNicole What are some of your favorite video games to play? 4mo
Velvetfur I pretty much just read and eat. And eat while reading! 😂 4mo
PathfinderNicole @Butterflyamore oh man so many choices! My top two favorites that I play on my Xbox are Dragon Age and Mass Effect but my favorite two for my PlayStation are Uncharted and Horizon Zero Dawn! 4mo
Butterflyamore @Velvetfur Those are definitely good hobbies! 😂 4mo
kyraleseberg I love cooking and have recently started food photography! I also started encaustic art last year. 4mo
WhatWouldJaneDo I'm a knitter, and I love to cook/try interesting restaurants. I used to write and am struggling to get back to it - I got that writing book as a gift from a thoughtful friend to help! 4mo
Butterflyamore @WhatWouldJaneDo It‘s a fun book. There are some great writing prompts online, too, that you could try. I hope you can find your way back! 4mo
Butterflyamore @kyraleseberg Wow! That‘s really interesting. How did you get into the encaustic art? 4mo
Paperback.Propensity I love writing, and photography too. I also knit a little, crochet, and sometimes make jewelry. 4mo
BookishRedhead I love to write but I procrastinate a lot. I also love learning languages (Korean, Japanese and Mandarin) 4mo
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tammysue
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Love! Love! Love! Not very often do I find a book where I enjoy the entire storyline, and all the characters.. and those animals.. too much fun.. Merlin the “magical” pig(icorn), who would of ever thought!!?
Is unbelievable how well it all meshed together but it did. Even if your not a fan of magical realism read it anyway! 5 ☆ #botm

Daughter‘s kitty Baxter my little shadow 24/7 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 #catsoflitsy Next up- Daisy Jones & the Six

swishandflick I loved this book too, and I'm not usually drawn to magical realism! 4mo
tammysue @swishandflick It‘s amazing isn‘t it! I‘ll be anxious to see what she releases next. The past 6 mos or so I‘ve read a handful in that genre (a first for me). Enjoyed what I did read! 4mo
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JSW
Pickpick

Utterly delightful and charming, but not in a saccharine way. Just honest and quirky and true. Such a lovely book, @ruthemmielang !! ❤️❤️❤️

ruthemmielang Thank you!!! ☺️ 4mo
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these_dreams
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Butterflyamore
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Synopsis, you had me at “raised by wolves.” It doesn‘t really matter after that.

wordzie True❤ 4mo
hermyknee This book is sooooo good! 4mo
nu-bibliophile Love this book! 4mo
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Butterflyamore @hermyknee @nu-bibliophile I‘m so excited about its arrival and practicing self-control has been difficult. I don‘t want to abandon my current reads for it but I do want to abandon my current reads for it. 😂 4mo
SoniaC Loved this one! 4mo
theresidentromantic I'm about to read this!! @Butterflyamore same though, I'm rereading a series and I can't stop it to start this. Soon though! And the author is a litten! 4mo
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Tadams4
Pickpick

A weird and strangely compelling story with interesting characters and so much charm!

Bklover I wish @ruthemmielang would write us another book! I really enjoyed that one too!! 4mo
ruthemmielang @Bklover working on it! 😉 4mo
Bklover @ruthemmielang WooHoo!!!👍👍👍 4mo
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KatieDid927
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1. Rebirth, and that it‘s warmer but still not TOO warm. Also baseball.
2. The reminder that summer is coming.
3. Good friends.
4. Try to get out and walk more.
5. The magic of nature and whatnot.

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌷 5mo
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kellyann28
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Mini key lime pie and some #LMPBC reading on this super rainy evening

hermyknee I loved this book 5mo
kellyann28 @hermyknee I love it so far! Lots of funny, quirky writing and I'm all about that. 5mo
TheBookKeepers 😍😍😍 this looks yummy!! 5mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers it was SO good! 5mo
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nu-bibliophile
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1. California
2. I read all genres and I usually switch genres every few days.
3. I have too many but on top of my head: Neil Gaiman, Karen White, Charlotte Bronte, and Khaled Hosseini
4. My latest favorite one would be the tagged one. I bought it on a whim and I ended up loving it!
#socialsunday @EchoLogical

EchoLogical I tried to win this book in like 3 different giveaways with no luck. Plus, my libraries don't have it in stock. I'm probably gonna break down and buy it at some point. 5mo
nu-bibliophile @EchoLogical Lol...you should go ahead and buy it. I highly recommend it 😀 5mo
Lauram I bought the tagged on a whim, too. I can‘t wait to read it. 5mo
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kellyann28
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@TheBookKeepers @johanna414 @shadowfat

This will be my pick unless @shadowfat has already read it!
I also sent out an email to you ladies with a few questions when you get a chance! Hope y'all had a lovely weekend.
#LMPBC #GroupG #Round5

Shadowfat I haven't 😎 5mo
kellyann28 @shadowfat Awesome! Thanks! 5mo
Johanna414 I‘m really looking forward to this one! 5mo
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mom2bugnbee I really enjoyed this! 5mo
TheBookKeepers Yay!!! 5mo
kellyann28 @mom2bugnbee I'm on page 22 and love it already! 5mo
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theresidentromantic
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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!!! 5mo
AmyG It‘s very good. 5mo
theresidentromantic @IamIamIam You still sent it and that makes it special ♥️ Maybe I can finish it before I see you for St.Pats! 5mo
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kristincatastrophic
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#JanuaryWrapUp!
12 books finished this month. It feels like I'm getting back into the groove I lost in December.
10 books read. 9 physical, 1 ebook
2 audio
My favorites were the top row. In that order.

Mdargusch Great month! 👍🏼 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice job! 📚💕 6mo
Hermoine-Granger I loved Red Queen! Such a good book. 5mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

Just finished book 1 for #24in48. I definitely recommend this one. It's very fun. 💖📚

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nu-bibliophile
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I'm loving this book! ❤❤❤

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Librarybelle
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Such a beautiful, quiet novel filled with hope! Weylyn has gifts, which he uses #ForGood , and his life story is astounding. #MusicalNewYear

Crazeedi Sounds good! 6mo
Lauram I just bought this book yesterday. 6mo
Cinfhen This was a sweet story and #WrittenByALitten @ruthemmielang 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
Reecaspieces This is a fantastic read! 6mo
vivastory I've heard such great things about this one 6mo
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CareBear
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Snuggling with my baby boy #catsoflitsy #sheldon #newyearwhodis

8little_paws Awww 6mo
kristincatastrophic I just finished this book last night, so good. Also, your kitty is so fluffy. 6mo
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kristincatastrophic
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I read this yesterday. Yes, me the self-proclaimed "slow reader" finished this book in one day. It wasn't long and I didn't accomplish any adult like tasks the whole day but that still. It was so beautiful. When I was done I just sat in my bed hugging the book and smiling like a dummy. I'm already saying it's going to be a favorite of the year or forever. Thank you to this wonderful Litsy thing for helping me hear about this book! ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this one too ✨💛 6mo
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kristincatastrophic
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"I was able to piece together a few of the things she thought were important from the timing of those nods ... and third, that yes, she would like to join the rest of the congregation for cookies and punch in the activity room"
I just started the last of my unread Christmas present books am I am in!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this book 💛✨ 6mo
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PedanticPastorMartha
Pickpick

In a rare miscalculation, I recently found myself with a seven-hour airport wait and 2.5 hour fight, about to finish a book, with no more reading material. Imagine my panic! Luckily, I found Beasts in the newsstand. Beasts is indeed extraordinary--magical, absorbing, tender (both in tone and in what it will do to your heart), funny and fascinating. Achingly beautiful, lovely characters; perfectly plotted. Read it.

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ruthemmielang
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My Romanian edition of BEASTS arrived in the mail! 😄✨ it‘s so weird to see it in another language...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto It‘s gorgeous! 6mo
julesG Gorgeous! 6mo
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Daisey Beautiful and so cool to see other editions! 6mo
RaimeyGallant Lovely. (edited) 6mo
Megabooks Gorgeous! 6mo
SiriuslyWeasley Beautiful! 😍 6mo
JennyM Yey 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
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Kelican17
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Recommended reading pages 2 & 3.

suvata Read them all, and you are right! 6mo
Kelican17 @Wife i remember you liked that book! 6mo
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Kelican17
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Recommended reading page 1.

hermyknee Added the first book! I love Patrick Rothfuss, too! 6mo
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Kelican17
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I loved this book. Magical- but not too much. Wild animals- but not too wild. Love story- but not too cutesy. Happy ending- very much so. 👏🏻🥰🐺🐝

hermyknee Yes!! It‘s so good! I adored this book 💜💙💚💛🧡♥️ 6mo
Kelican17 @hermyknee did your copy have a list of recommended books in the back? I am investigating all of them 🕵🏻‍♀️😀📚 6mo
hermyknee No, mine doesn‘t, but I‘d love to see the list! 6mo
Kelican17 @hermyknee i will take pics and tag you. 6mo
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