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New Year, New You
New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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Expectations are never realistic. Outcomes often fail to meet objectives. Wishes rarely come true.None of that has ever stopped Abram Hoffman from meeting every goal he's ever set. In a world full of constants--his pace per mile, daily caloric intake, number of isolated bicep curls--the balance of Abe's delicately crafted life topples when his childhood best friend Cassie Montgomery unexpectedly moves back home with her new boyfriend, Jared, whose lingering touches and ambiguous actions make Abe question his true intentions. To top it off, Abe's ex, Harris McGee, also makes a sudden splash back into Abe's life.As each of them suffer through life's obstacles, they are forced to face the fact that control isn't always an option and words, whether true or false, can't always save you. Set in Buffalo, New York, NEW YEAR, NEW YOU deals with life and death--and the love that flourishes in between--told from three powerful perspectives.
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Smrloomis
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I am having the hardest time leaving 2021 behind. For lots of reasons, I can‘t concentrate or make the usual fresh start that I always love about the new year (part of this is definitely a lack of good sleep and some other “life issues” shall we say). So I‘m going to try accepting that I‘m in a crap mood and listen to this book. It looks happy, right? Ok, seriously though, I think I‘m going to agree with her a lot so let‘s see.

bnp Sorry life is difficult right now. 2w
Deifio Hope you feel more balanced soon! And lack of sleep always plays a part in my bad moods too 2w
Smrloomis @bnp thank you 😔 I really appreciate that. 2w
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Smrloomis @Deifio I know! I feel like fixing that will make a huge difference - hopefully soon 🤞🏽 2w
KellyK Sending good thoughts to you. 2w
IuliaC Sending good vibrations your way 😊 2w
Smrloomis @KellyK @IuliaC Thank you both 👍🏽 2w
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RamsFan1963
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While I did only finish 2 books for this readathon, I did cross the line for over 20 hours of reading so I'm happy with the overall results.
Thank you @Andrew65 for hosting another fun #20in4 readathon.

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳😍📚 3w
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CocoReads
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Finally posting about my #newyearwhodis list from @CharityBlee I haven‘t read any of these and it‘s tough to pick a starting point because I‘m a big mood reader but I‘m leaning towards Carry On because I loved Fangirl. Thanks for including me @monalyisha

Scochrane26 I love the Carry On series, although I haven‘t read the 3rd yet. I wasn‘t sure about it until about halfway through Carry On, then it gets good. 2mo
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IndoorDame
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I‘m so excited about my #NewYearWhoDis list! The only one I‘ve read is 10. A Gentleman In Moscow, which is one of my favorite books ever, so I can‘t wait to dig into the rest of these! I actually have The Midnight Library and The Murmur of Bees on my shelf and Kindle respectively, waiting to be read, so I‘ll probably start the year off with those while I look into getting copies of the others.

@monalyisha Thank you for making such great matches!

Prairiegirl_reading That‘s a great list! 2mo
monalyisha You're welcome! I hadn't heard of Arbitrary Stupid Goal until I saw Jenny's review and I think it looks so good! I also have The Library of the Dead waiting for me as an audiobook whenever I'm ready. I hope you enjoy! 2mo
monalyisha Also, I love the way you organized your collage! Just in case I don't have it yet: what app did you use to create it? 2mo
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IndoorDame @monalyisha thanks! this one is a piZap collage 2mo
monalyisha I *don‘t* have that one! I‘m dweebily thrilled! 🤓 Thanks! 2mo
IndoorDame @monalyisha 😆 you‘re welcome! I‘m always switching collage and editing apps too! 2mo
BiblioLitten I have always been curious about this tag. What does it require Littens to do? 2mo
IndoorDame @BiblioLitten do you mean the new year who dis tag? 2mo
IndoorDame @BiblioLitten Basically in November a set number of littens (first come first serve, not sure how many) send her lists of their top reads for the year, and she makes matches based on tastes and questions you answer. Then in January you read at least 1 book from your matches list. You can read more, you can keep reading from the list all year… it‘s a way to start the new reading year off with exciting recommendations tailored especially to you. 2mo
BiblioLitten @IndoorDame Wow! I knew it sounded perfect. Thank you for replying 💕 2mo
jen_the_scribe Yay! I‘m so glad you like my list! I‘m really excited about yours as well. Can‘t wait to dig in 😁 2mo
IndoorDame @jen_the_scribe oh good, I‘m happy to hear you‘re excited about my list too! January will be so much fun!😁 2mo
monalyisha Whoops! I didn‘t see your question right away, @BiblioLitten! Thanks for taking that one for me, @IndoorDame! 2mo
IndoorDame @monalyisha no worries, I expect you‘ve had a busy day (or couple of days). But I‘ll let you take any more specific questions 😊 2mo
monalyisha @IndoorDame If I see them, that is. 😅 Feel free to provide whatever answers you see fit! Your experience/viewpoint as a participant is just as valid as mine is as an organizer! 2mo
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monalyisha
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Had some tough cookies today, to be honest! I always start with the trickiest matches first, so I thought I‘d be coasting at this point.

…Not so much! 🙈

Still, I‘ve paired up 62 people so far! 15 more #NewYearWhoDis matches left to go! 💪🏻

Important Note: After last Halloween, I switched out my zombie Bitmoji for something more seasonally appropriate. I missed it more than I ever expected.😅 So, now it‘s here to stay.
Zombies forever! 🧟‍♀️

AmyG Ha! You got this. Thank you! 2mo
rachelsbrittain I'm so impressed! Amazing work and I know we all really appreciate it 2mo
sharread Wow. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming. 😁❤🎄📚 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs You (and zombie you) are awesome! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Wow! I‘m always so impressed by this endeavor ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
monalyisha Thanks @Chrissyreadit! I‘m calling it a night (& I took a break in between making this post & now for tap class)…but I‘m at 66 now! It should be 68 but I scrapped one & started over. 🙈 Getting there! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Thanks for all your hard work!! 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Amiable Am I the only participant who is feeling guilty, like it‘s probably my submission list that‘s responsible for causing you agita? 😀 2mo
monalyisha @Amiable Ha! No need for guilt. It‘s like a fun (sometimes frustrating) puzzle. Also, you‘re already taken care of, actually. 😉 (edited) 2mo
HOTPock3tt @Amiable hahah I literally read this post and was thinking “oh no she‘s talking about me! 😅 because my reading tastes are all over the board” 🤦🏽‍♀️ thanks so much for doing this!! ♥️ @monalyisha I actually kept a book list on my phone and added to it ALL year specifically for this event after missing out last year! I‘m really excited to be in this time!🤗 (edited) 2mo
monalyisha @HOTPock3tt Ah! That‘s so exciting! I hope you end up loving your list. 💓 2mo
HOTPock3tt @monalyisha Thanks Alyisha! 💕 2mo
Nute No doubt that this is a challenging undertaking. The fact that you are already almost finished with it is evidence of your amazing abilities. You‘ve got this! And we all appreciate it!🤗 2mo
Amiable @HOTPock3tt I know, right?? 😆 And yay, @monalyisha found another weirdo like me! 😀 2mo
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monalyisha
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#NewYearWhoDis matching-in-action shot, featuring: spreadsheets! And — breakfast of champions!

#NYWD22

monalyisha Also, I never announce them until ALL of the pairings have been made (in case I need to switch anyone around) — but let it be known that I‘ve matched 34 people up thus far! 😱✨ 2mo
squirrelbrain Ooh spreadsheets…I ❤️ a good spreadsheet… looking forward to finding out my match! 2mo
candority I missed the sign-up 😭 My day looks the same as yours though - lots of matchmaking and spreadsheets! 2mo
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Amiable You are a matchmaking machine! 2mo
TheLibrarian Spreadsheets are my jam. Thank you for doing this again this year!! 2mo
BennettBookworm This is so exciting! 2mo
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monalyisha
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The good news is: I didn‘t drastically underestimate the amount of people interested in #NewYearWhoDis!

But…that doesn‘t mean much to you, does it? (Cue Shania Twain‘s “That Don‘t Impress Me Much”).

What does matter is this: Since there weren‘t that many of you, if you made the Waiting List cut-off, you‘re IN! 🎉

@Blaire @Nute @tenar @ozma.of.oz @Librarybelle @CharityBlee @CocoReads @Caroline2 @CarolynM @JackOBotts @dariazeoli @jen_the_scribe

monalyisha If I tagged you above, it means I‘ll be including you when making my matches. You‘re now officially participating. 🙌🏻✨🍾 (edited) 2mo
JackOBotts 🥳🥳🥳💜💜💜🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! Thank you so much! ❤️ 2mo
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kaysworld1 I signed up twice and only got one email. Just thought I'd let you know xx 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations y‘all!! Woo hoo!! 🥳🥳 2mo
monalyisha @kaysworld1 Okay! I only see one response from you (which is what I want; one per person) & you‘ll be matched up with one person. Make sense? If you need to make sure that your list is correct, let me know & I can send you a copy of it. 2mo
monalyisha You‘re welcome, @Librarybelle ! Thanks for filling out the Waiting List form! It was really helpful. 😊 2mo
kaysworld1 @monalyisha sorry got you mixed up with the Christmas eve one my bad. Thank you for letting me participate xx 2mo
monalyisha @kaysworld1 Haha, that‘s okay! 😅 There‘s a lot going on in the Litsy world right now. 2mo
tenar What a lovely surprise! Thanks a bunch for hosting this and for taking the extra time on us! 🧡 2mo
ozma.of.oz I startled my cat right off my lap I shrieked so loud! I am so excited! Thank you for working so hard to put together something so wonderful and innovative! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
mgoga78 Any chance there can be one more?!?! 2mo
monalyisha Ugh, @mgoga78 I‘m so sorry 😓 — but I have to cut it off somewhere. I‘ll add your name to a separate doc, though. If anyone else expresses disappointment over not being able to participate, I‘ll be sure to tag you both together & maybe you can exchange lists independently? I know @Sharpeipup commented previously & didn‘t end up filling out the Waiting List. Not sure what genres you‘re both interested in but maybe you could start there? 2mo
jen_the_scribe Ooo yay! So excited! 2mo
jen_the_scribe Thanks for putting this together 🙌🏼🙏🏼 2mo
Nute Well, that‘s some EXCITING news! Yay!!! Thanks, Ms. Alyisha, for all your hard work and dedication to this reading challenge. I‘m glad that I get to experience it in 2022! Match me up, Girl!💕 2mo
Sharpeipup @mgoga78 I‘m happy to swap lists you as I missed out on this one too. 2mo
CocoReads So excited! Thanks for letting us in! 2mo
CocoReads Also, I was filling out my list really quick before work and it leans super romance heavy. If my match isn‘t into that, I can actually change things up a bit. But yay! I‘m super excited! 2mo
monalyisha @CocoReads If your list is Romance-heavy, chances are I‘ll just match you with someone who likes Romance. 😉😘 But thanks for being flexible! And you‘re welcome! 2mo
Blaire Oh wonderful!! I‘m so excited to participate! 2mo
mgoga78 @Sharpeipup let me know what that entails! I would be delighted to participate!!! :) 2mo
CharityBlee Yay! Thank you so much! 2mo
CarolynM You're a star Alyisha! Thank you😘 2mo
Chelsea.Poole So lovely of you to extend this! I‘m really really looking forward to it ☺️ 2mo
Caroline2 Yay!!! 😃 fantastic! Thank you so much and thank you for organising! ☺️ 2mo
Sharpeipup @mgoga78 wanna email me your top books of the year and I‘ll work on my choices? Sharpeipup@hotmail.com 2mo
dariazeoli Woot! Awesome news. Thank you! 2mo
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monalyisha
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This is your final, friendly reminder that at midnight tonight, the #NewYearWhoDis Waiting List turns back into a pumpkin:

https://forms.gle/jAPvwHX7xyXt9PyG9

(And by that, I mean it closes.)

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monalyisha
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DON‘T abandon all hope, ye who enter here!

Sign-Ups for #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 are officially CLOSED…but there‘s a Waiting List (open through Midnight on Saturday, EST)!

https://forms.gle/jAPvwHX7xyXt9PyG9

Please read my (admittedly lengthy) spiel ENTIRELY before filling out the form!

To those who made it in before the cut-off: Thanks for your enthusiasm & your organizational skills! The lists look great! 🤩

Sharpeipup NOOOOOOO! 2mo
monalyisha @Sharpeipup Ugh, I know! I‘m sorry. 🥺 I know you usually participate & I enjoy your lists! Take a peek at the Waiting List option? 2mo
AmyG Whoa that was fast! I am glad I didn‘t procrastinate (which I usually do). 2mo
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mklong Dang that was fast! Glad I got in and can‘t wait to see my list and meet my match! 2mo
JamieArc Glad I got in! Excited to discover some great new books in the coming year 😍 2mo
ozma.of.oz Well, worked overtime so I missed it, but I will definitely sign up for the waiting list! 2mo
Librarybelle I cannot believe I missed the signup! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Waiting list submission complete. 2mo
CocoReads Dang I missed it again! Because work gets in the way of everything. Joining the waitlist! 2mo
thewallflower0707 Phew, I think I got in 🎊 2mo
monalyisha @ozma.of.oz @Librarybelle @CocoReads Thank you for utilizing the Waiting List! I do think it will be helpful for me. Much appreciated! I‘m sorry you missed the sign-up period. 😪 2mo
dariazeoli Eek I missed it! Good luck on another successful year! 2mo
JackOBotts I missed it all! Looking forward to seeing people post lists. I will live vicariously (& perhaps enjoy some remaining from my 2021 list!)! 2mo
monalyisha @dariazeoli @JackOBotts Take a peek at the Waiting List option? 2mo
JackOBotts @monalyisha DONE! Thanks! 2mo
monalyisha @JackOBotts Of course. 😊 2mo
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Mitch
New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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Phew! Just got in there! Head over to @monalyisha and sign up for those last few spots. This is a fun one. The lovely Alyisha matches you up with a fellow Litten and you swap lists of the best things you‘ve read in 2021. Then in January- choose some things off the list you‘ve been given and you have some fab reading lined up for the first month of 2022. I‘ve participated for the last 2 years and it‘s been fabulous!

monalyisha Oh, good! I was *just* thinking about you! You always create such a stellar list. Glad you made it! ✨ 2mo
vivastory I included one of the books I read from your list on the list that I submitted 📚📚 2mo
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Mitch @vivastory 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Mitch @monalyisha the time difference meant I nearly didn‘t make it. When I open Litsy and saw the half full message I panicked! 🤣 2mo
monalyisha @Mitch There‘s currently *one* spot left! The anticipation! 🙈😱 2mo
Mitch @monalyisha lucky number 80! 2mo
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Megabooks
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***UPDATE: now the main list is full, but Alyisha does have a waitlist!! Check out her page for the details***

Can‘t wait for my match!!

Time is running out for the best “swap” of the year! Don‘t wait! This is my third year. 👍🏻👍🏻

Check our @monalyisha ‘s page!

#NewYearWhoDis

monalyisha Thanks for joining & sharing! ✨ 2mo
Megabooks @monalyisha thank you for thinking up such a creative, fun idea!! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve never joined - what does it involve ?? 2mo
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monalyisha @Cinfhen Basically, you create a list of your favorite reads from this past year & submit it to me. I use my magical powers to match you up with a reader with similar taste. Then, you trade lists & commit to read off of their list during the month of January. It‘s not required but lots of people use their list to guide their reading all year! It‘s not a physical swap — just a partnership to strengthen bonds & community! 2mo
monalyisha @Cinfhen If you visit the link for the sign-up form, you can read (a lot) more about it! I‘m not one for sparsity of language. 😅 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m in the middle of filling out the form / thanks @monalyisha and Meg for the heads up 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I thought you‘d enjoy it!! @BarbaraBB have you ever done this?? Gotta get my big sisters involved in this fun time! 2mo
MallenNC I‘m looking forward to seeing your list even if we‘re not partners! 2mo
Megabooks @MallenNC same!! I‘m very curious about you, too. I‘m looking to read more fiction in 2022. I was about 60/40 NF/F in 2021 and I‘m looking to flip that in 2022. We shall see. It‘s so interesting how reading habits evolve over time. 2mo
Cinfhen All signed up xx thanks for thinking of me 😊 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen 😘😘😘 2mo
Read-y_Picker Yay all signed up! Can't wait to see what awaits! Thanks @monalyisha! 2mo
Megabooks @Read-y_Picker same! She‘s so good with matches! 2mo
MallenNC @Megabooks I‘ve read a lot of nonfiction this year, but many were heavy topics that I wasn‘t sure someone else would want to start their new year off reading! So my list is mostly fiction. I did include The Lost Family on my list, and I got that one from one of your reviews! 2mo
Megabooks @MallenNC I think about what others will like as well. I also try to come up with a representative sample of what I‘ve read, like the best memoirs, best lit fic, my fave short story collection, etc. I‘m glad you enjoyed TLF enough to include it. Super interesting book!! 2mo
MallenNC @Megabooks I try to pick ones that I have continued to think about. So TLF fits that! And that aren‘t part of a series unless they can stand alone. I will say that this year‘s list wasn‘t as easy to make as some of my previous ones, where my favorites were very solid. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I always miss out on this. It works out though I guess because @emilyhaldi and I end up partnering up. 😆 2mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I‘m sure it is wonderful to have a sister with slightly different taste!! 2mo
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MallenNC
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I love participating in #NewYearWhoDis every year. It‘s fun to pick books for my “best of” list and then read from my match‘s list. It‘s also not a swap, so it doesn‘t cost money (unless you buy a book for yourself).

Thanks @monalyisha for organizing this every year.

monalyisha You're welcome! Thanks for always creating such great lists! 2mo
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sebrittainclark
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#newyearwhodis is always a highlight of my January reading. Thanks to @monalyisha for continuing to put this event together!

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monalyisha
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Edit: Only a handful of spots left!

I don‘t know if this makes me a pessimist or an optimist…but the #NewYearWhoDis reading event is more than 1/2 full! 💀

Admittedly, the pace has slowed a bit (phew!) but it‘s been a whirlwind thus far! Fingers crossed for everyone who‘s hoping for a spot! 🤞🏻

Register here:
https://forms.gle/EKReJSxUvuoyMCuz7

#NYWD2022

Kdgordon88 Form complete. Hope I made the cut! Thank you for all the work you put in for this super fun “swap”. 2mo
monalyisha @Kdgordon88 Oh, you made it! Otherwise, you would have been (sadly) redirected. Welcome! ✨👋🏻 2mo
Kdgordon88 Yay! This is my third year, makes my heart happy. 2mo
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monalyisha @Kdgordon88 Mine too. 💞 2mo
Bookzombie I just completed my form and it didn‘t redirect me! 🥳 Thank you!! 2mo
monalyisha @Bookzombie You‘re golden! 💛✨ 2mo
michellelav So excited to participate again!!! 📚😁 2mo
monalyisha I remember your list was interesting last time, @michellelav! Good to have you! 🖤 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Eek! I‘m excited for this. My first time, but I‘ve enjoyed reading posts from others about this. 2mo
monalyisha @Chelsea.Poole I love “Eek!” 😂 Welcome! 👋🏻🎉 2mo
vivastory I'm all signed up! Quick question: is there any way to edit response? I goofed on the Genre you are most hoping to see on the list question. (I only meant to include essays) 2mo
monalyisha @vivastory I can just go in & change it for you. Easy-peasy! Right now your response to that question reads, “Essays/Fantasy.” Just take the second part out, right? 2mo
vivastory Yes, please. I was filling it out on my phone & it autocorrected in a couple of strange places. Thanks! 2mo
monalyisha @vivastory Done! ✔️ 2mo
Cinfhen All signed up 🧡thanks 2mo
monalyisha @Cinfhen Given that I JUST added a book to my TBR from your feed, I‘m excited to see your list! 😉💯🎉 (edited) 2mo
chasjjlee @charityblee you should sign up! 2mo
sblbooks All signed up, got in first thing this morning! 2mo
ImperfectCJ Just signed up! 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @avanders are you doing this? 2mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon oh man … I‘m already over committed! But it sounds fun ☺️☺️ 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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#newyearwhodis

I‘ve watched (jealously) from afar in previous years, so thought it was about time I had a go this year!

I‘m trying not to do too many challenges next year, but this one is as simple as only reading one book, if that‘s what you want. I‘m sure I‘ll read many more though! 😁 Really looking forward to finding out my match and investigating the list of books….

Thanks for hosting @monalyisha - check out her feed for more details!

rockpools You‘ll love it 😊 (I‘m not doing it this year, but I‘ll have new year envy come Jan!) 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘m sure I will @rockpools ! 😁 2mo
Caroline2 Oh I did this year before last and loved it! I didn‘t do it last year but then regretted it!!! 🤦‍♀️ 😆 I‘m in this year! 😃 2mo
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squirrelbrain Did you already enter @Caroline2 as it‘s full already I think?! I do hope you made it in time? 2mo
Caroline2 I missed it!!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ (I filled in the waiting list form tho!) what am I like?! 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh no @Caroline2 - what indeed are you like?! 🤣 2mo
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BennettBookworm
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I‘m so excited for #NewYearWhoDis by @monalyisha !! What a fun idea- this will be my first year!

monalyisha 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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monalyisha
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Registration for #NewYearWhoDis is officially open!

https://forms.gle/EKReJSxUvuoyMCuz7

In times like this, does everyone else *still* think “May the odds be ever in your favor”? How long until that goes away, do you think?

Good luck! 🤞🏻
I can‘t wait to see all of your lists!

#NYWD22

TheKidUpstairs Done! Yes, I'm a keener 🤗 2mo
Jerdencon Just signed up too! Had my list ready to go! 2mo
Megabooks Just signed up!! So excited! Thank you! 😁😁 2mo
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HOTPock3tt Yaaay!! I‘m officially registered!! 😍🎉♥️🙌🏽Thanks so much for hosting this event!😃 2mo
rockpools Ooooh! I‘m not doing this year, but I‘m absolutely going to start planning for 2023 on 1st Jan 😂. (I do love this event) 2mo
Amiable I'm in! Hope someone else loves nonfiction as much as I do. :)
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monalyisha We‘ll miss you @rockpools! You‘ve always got a great list. 💯 2mo
monalyisha @Megabooks Hooray! 🙌🏻 2mo
monalyisha @HOTPock3tt YES! 💖 And you‘re welcome! 2mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs We love a “keener.” 😂 2mo
Megabooks I didn‘t get an email with my form. I think I put in the correct email address meglwsn at gmail dot com. Is it in there wrong? I‘m sorry if it is. 2mo
xicanti DONE! I‘m so excited I‘m finally in a position to participate. 2mo
monalyisha @Jerdencon Fast draw! 😉 2mo
monalyisha @Megabooks Hmm. The field “Send readers a copy of their response” is set to “Always” — & I did receive your response on my end! Hopefully, the email is forthcoming. If not, I‘ll have to go in & manually send them to folks. Fingers crossed…but either way, you‘re registered! 2mo
monalyisha @xicanti Happy to hear it! 😍 2mo
monalyisha @Amiable Nice! I hope someone does, too! 😉 2mo
Amandajoy Yay! I‘m signed up! I have so much fun with it that I‘ve convinced my non-Litsy using, book loving bestie to do swap lists with me too 🤓 2mo
LeeRHarry Done! Thanks for organising 😊 2mo
monalyisha @sharread You‘ve got to submit a list of Favorite Books (title & author) in order to have a valid registration. Take a quick peek at the piece I‘ve written on top for how to do that before submitting your form. I‘m going to delete your registration & you‘ll have to resubmit, unfortunately, as that‘s the most important part. 😬 2mo
monalyisha @LeeRHarry Great! And you‘re welcome. 😊 2mo
sprainedbrain Thank you for doing this again! 💙 2mo
Megabooks Fantastic. I‘ll keep an eye out for it. 👀 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yay!!!! Just signed up! Now I‘m late for work. Priorities! 😸 (edited) 2mo
mklong Woot! I‘m in! Thank you so much! 2mo
Zuhkeeyah Just signed up! So excited to see who I match with. Thank you for doing this!!! 2mo
monalyisha @mklong Perfect! 🔮 Happy to have you! 2mo
monalyisha @MaleficentBookDragon Fantastic! 🐉 Welcome! And that‘s hilarious! 🙈 I wish you a speedy & safe commute (if that‘s part of your work life)! (edited) 2mo
monalyisha @sprainedbrain You‘re most welcome. 💓 2mo
monalyisha @Zuhkeeyah It *is* exciting, isn‘t it? 😅 I‘m excited, too! 2mo
monalyisha @Amandajoy I love that! And what‘s with these non-Litsy using reader friends? My whole book club (friends I made in undergrad) falls into this group. 😅 Missing out! 😜 2mo
Johanna414 Just signed up! I‘m so excited because I was too slow last year and missed the sign up window, but it was one of my favorite events the year before! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yay, signed up! I‘m excited for my match! 😁 2mo
monalyisha @Johanna414 Welcome back to the fold! 😉📚 2mo
Singout Thank you! I saw references to this last year and thought it looked really cool: glad to be in this year!
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monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly Glad you made it! 🦋 (I‘m suddenly very disappointed in the lack of dragonfly emoji). 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I KNOW, RIGHT?! 2mo
monalyisha @Singout You‘re welcome! I hope you end up loving it! 💖 2mo
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly Absolute crap (and THAT, there‘s an emoji for)!💩 2mo
MallenNC Yay! I just put in my registration. I was glad to have notice so I could build my list in advance! 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I signed up!! Can‘t wait to get matched! Thank you for hosting this super fun event! ❤️ 2mo
DebinHawaii I‘m in! Made my list last night & got up at 3:30 AM. Off to sleep another hour or so! 🥱😵😴 Thanks for hosting! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Starting to work on my list now! 2mo
monalyisha Omg @DebinHawaii 😱😵‍💫😴! That‘s commitment! I‘m honored. Sleep tight! 2mo
Karisa Hurray! This one sounded wonderful from participants‘ posts last year. I‘m excited to be a part of #NYWD22! Thank you, @monalyisha for coordinating and wishing you the sunniest winter possible! 💗 2mo
BarbaraJean Thank you so much for hosting this!! I've had such great lists in past years (thank you @Johanna414 and @MeganAnn!!) so I'm really excited to see this year's list. I'm all signed up and now I'm headed back to bed for a snooze. 😄 2mo
monalyisha @BarbaraJean I‘m glad you‘re in! 😍 And that you didn‘t have to wake up too, too early (again, sorry @DebinHawaii 🙈🏝)! 2mo
monalyisha @Karisa I‘ve never felt so seen & a wish has never been received with such earnestness. 😅 2mo
monalyisha @4thhouseontheleft You can do it! 🙌🏻💯 2mo
monalyisha @MallenNC Thanks for saying so! I really do try to be clear & fair! 💓 Glad to have you! 2mo
DGRachel I‘m so excited! I haven‘t done it before but for the last two Januarys I‘ve watched Litsy light up with New Year Who Dis posts and was really hoping to get in on it for next January! Thank you for all of the hard work you put into this! 2mo
AmyG Thank you! I thought I‘d give it a try this year. 🎉 2mo
monalyisha Thanks, @AmyG! I still remember one of the witch swap gifts you created years ago! Your matches are lucky ducks. 🐥 Happy to have you! 2mo
monalyisha You're welcome, @DGRachel! Thanks for the kind words! 💕 2mo
AmyG @monalyisha OMG thank you for your kind words. And thank you for doing this. I am really looking forward to it! 2mo
MeganAnn Whew! Signed up… now I suppose I should start some actual work. @BarbaraJean I still have books off your list I want to read but haven‘t gotten to yet! 2mo
monalyisha Yay, @MeganAnn! 💖🎉 2mo
Emilymdxn Thank you so much for this I LOVE the event and your matches are all so thoughtful! One question (sorry if anyone else already asked this), do you know roughly when matches and lists will be sent out? I‘ve got quite a tight few months of budgeting coming up and I‘m trying to plan for when I‘ll be book shopping! 2mo
BarbaraJean @MeganAnn Oh, I love hearing that! Glad my list had staying power for you! 😄 I read from your list most of the year and really enjoyed it. 😊 2mo
monalyisha @Emilymdxn Ugh, I hear you on that. I‘m honestly not sure. I can tell you that I‘m eager to get started, though! And I‘m a tad obsessive…so I‘m thinking it won‘t take me too, too long. Sorry I can‘t be more specific! 2mo
sblbooks Thanks for doing this is my first year participating! I'm excited to see my list! 2mo
DebinHawaii @monalyisha Hah! No worries. It was worth it. I have really enjoyed the last two years. Thank you for hosting again! 2mo
thegreensofa Yay! I‘m all signed up! I thought I‘d miss out being on Australian time and fast asleep lmao!! Thank you so so much for doing this again this year. It‘s so exciting I can‘t wait for 2022 now which is mad! 🥳🎉💛😆 2mo
monalyisha @thegreensofa You snagged the very last spot! I‘m glad you made it in! 💚 2mo
thegreensofa Omg! Wow!!!! That‘s got to be a good new year reading omen!👏🏻😁 thank you 2mo
Amandajoy To be fair, my non-Litsy using friend doesn‘t use any social media. But I do think she would like Litsy! 2mo
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I‘ve tallied up the answers to my question about when to post the sign-up form for #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 and…

“Morning” won by 1 vote! ☀️

So, I‘ll be posting the registration form at 8am EST tomorrow morning (Thursday, 11/11).

Remember, the event is limited to 80 participants (which is a hearty number, I think! Still, not everyone may get in before we‘re at capacity…so be vigilant!).

It‘s all happening!

vivastory Thanks again for organizing this! It really does start my reading year off great. I'll have mine in right at 8 EST bc I have to leave for appointments just a little bit later. Have my books picked 📚📚 3mo
Emilymdxn Got it worked out what time this is in london and an alarm set! 3mo
BarbaraJean 😩 That‘s eaaaaarly for this West-coaster… I‘m seriously debating whether I should set an alarm for 5:00 a.m. 🤪 3mo
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monalyisha @BarbaraJean Yeah, it is! 😴 If I were you, I‘d risk it & sleep in for at least two more hours. Obviously, I can‘t guarantee anything (& I could be wrong), but I‘d be surprised if all 80 spots went in the first two hours. 3mo
monalyisha @BarbaraJean Also, who knows if you‘ll even like your list? I mean, I hope everyone will. But it‘s a crapshoot! 😅 And sleep is precious! 😜 (edited) 3mo
Amandajoy I like it! I‘ll be coming off a mid shift about that time 😋 3mo
rachelsbrittain Got my list ready and debating setting an alarm... 😅 3mo
BarbaraJean @monalyisha 😂 I can just see it now: “What is this crap list?!? I got up at 5:00am for THIS?!” 🤣 Seriously, though—I‘ve had two fantastic lists in previous years. You do a great job with matching people! And I don‘t think I‘m really gonna get up at 5… but I might leave my usual alarm on even though I have the day off…😁 2mo
Bookzombie Thanks for doing this again! It was fun to look at what I read this year. I‘m going to try and get up a little early. 🙂 2mo
DebinHawaii Yikes—hopefully it will hold for the first couple of hours because that‘s 3 AM for me & a workday. I am usually up by 5:00 so 🤞🏼 2mo
Chrissyreadit You rock!!! I love this event - so far have read favorite books because of it! 2mo
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I'm hoping to join #NewYearwhodis2022 next year. Thanks for the tag @monalyisha it looks like so much fun.

megnews I saw it when you tagged me. Thanks! (edited) 3mo
sblbooks @megnews you're welcome! 3mo
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Sign I ups open Thursday! Only 80 spots available got this very fun activity!

monalyisha Thanks for sharing! ✨ 3mo
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For all you super-preppers out there, I‘ve created some #NewYearWhoDis Sign-Up Tips.

The first one is the most important!

1) Create your list of favorite books from this past year in advance. This will cut-down on the amount of time you spend thinking about it when it comes time to sign-up. Keep in mind: I‘ll be asking for a numbered list of no fewer than 5, no more than 20. You‘ll want to list both title & author.

More tips in comments! 👇🏻

monalyisha 2) Make note of which genres are represented in the list of favorites you‘ve created (Literary fic? Memoir? Sci-Fi? Romance? etc).

3) Think about which genres you‘d most like to read in the coming year (& which you don‘t).

4) Optional (but helpful): Try to remember if the books on your list have any triggers. Do *you* have any triggers you‘ll want to avoid?

5) Work on your happy dance so you can bust a move when you make the cut. 💃
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monalyisha I hope this helps! #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 3mo
coffeewithbooks This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing. I can‘t wait to take part in this. 3mo
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monalyisha Thanks @coffeewithbooks ☕️📚! 3mo
Kdgordon88 💜💜💜 3mo
rachelsbrittain Oooh good tips, thank you! 3mo
wanderinglynn Thanks! 💜 3mo
Amandajoy My list is ready! I‘m very excited! I‘m also coming off a night shift so hopefully I don‘t sleep through signups. 🤞🏻 3mo
Megabooks I need to cut down my list! 🤞🏻 I get in! 3mo
Megabooks Just cut it down to 14. I hope you find a weirdo like me that enjoys memoirs, sociology, and literary fiction. 3mo
monalyisha @Megabooks If I like those genres (& I do!), I‘m sure someone else does, too! Or, who knows, it could just be me! 😅 I‘ve got 15 on my list at the moment. 3mo
Megabooks 😁😁😁 I‘d love to have to as my #nywd match! 👍🏻 3mo
coffeewithbooks Dang I think I miss it 2mo
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I know I said I‘d try to give a week‘s notice to those interested in registering for #NewYearWhoDis…but I‘ve never been very punctual. As such, I‘m giving just shy of a week!

Sign-ups will go live on Thurs, 11/11 (I‘ve got Veterans Day off & figured I should take advantage). Time TBD. As in previous years, registration is limited. Each year, I bump up the number of participants. 80 spots this time around!

Event description below.👇🏻
#NYWD22

monalyisha #NewYearWhoDis is an annual reading event. The idea is that you create a list of your favorite reads from this past year & submit it to me. I use my magical powers to match you up with a reader with similar taste. Then, you trade lists & commit to reading from their list in January. It‘s not required but lots of people use their list as a reading guide all year long! It‘s not a physical swap — just a partnership to strengthen bonds & community. 💞 3mo
sprainedbrain Yay!!! 3mo
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kaysworld1 Yes I am in, I love finding new reads 📚 😍 3mo
sebrittainclark Yes! This is my favorite “swap“ ever year. 3mo
JackOBotts This was such a fun way to kick off 2021! @dariazeoli had some kick ass selections for me! 📚📚📚 3mo
Singout Excellent! 3mo
sblbooks @megnews have you seen this? 3mo
Amandajoy Yay! 3mo
Magpiegem @monalyisha thank you for the tag ☺️ 3mo
Birdsong28 Thank you for the tag. I am very interested 📚📖 3mo
rachelsbrittain So excited!! 3mo
vivastory I'm definitely in! I was actually thinking of my 2022 reading goals earlier. This is a great way to kick off the year! 3mo
HOTPock3tt Really hoping to get in this year! 😃 3mo
Emilymdxn I will absolutely sign up, this is one of the highlights of my reading year! 3mo
Megabooks I‘m in! Got it marked on my calendar! 3mo
candority I was just thinking about this the other day! I‘m definitely in 😊 3mo
MallenNC Yay! I have always loved swapping lists for this. I‘ve been thinking of what I‘d want to include in my favorites this time. 3mo
Librarybelle I‘m excited for this and will (hopefully) get in before the cutoff on the 11th! I‘ve had amazing lists in the past from @Chrissyreadit and @MallenNC and @hes7 and cannot wait to read more exciting books that are standouts for another Litten! 3mo
monalyisha This year, I‘m also thinking of creating a Waiting List. That way, at the very least, I‘ll be able to gauge how many people are interested vs. how many are able to sign-up (which I can then take into consideration the following year). Also, if I end up with not that many folks on the Waiting List, I may just consider tapping into untold reserves of energy & making some extra matches.😉 It all depends! But I think it should help. (edited) 3mo
JenReadsAlot I missed the sign up last year so thanks for the heads up! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Yay! I am definitely in—and I have the day off too so that will help me get in right away 😁 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo thank you for letting me know!!! I've really enjoyed doing this. And this year I actually TOOK NOTES as I went along as to which books I though I should include! 😂 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Very excited! Although I haven‘t yet read everything my partner from last year had on their list, I added 95% of it to my TBR. 😅 I‘ll definitely concentrate on being more diligent with it this year. 👍 3mo
erinreads YES. I‘ve been away from Litsy for a while now, but am finally back into reading and can‘t wait to sign up for this. Your list was so good and at least two will make it on my best of 2021 list for this year! 💕 3mo
monalyisha @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm No worries! I never read everything on my match‘s list, either. I‘m still a mood reader at heart! That‘s why the minimum commitment is always just *at least* one book — & I try to be really explicit about expectations on the sign-up form. I‘m all for super low pressure events! It‘s just a nice way to get to know someone, I think. 😊 3mo
monalyisha @erinreads Hooray! I had a fallow reading time for a while, too. The pandemic impacted my reading in lots of unexpected ways. Glad you‘re back in action! 💞 3mo
Chrissyreadit Yes!! I‘m frantically trying to figure out how to remember to sign up since I have no short term memory!!! I love this activity so much 🌞 3mo
TheKidUpstairs Woo Hoo! Thanks for the tag! 3mo
monalyisha @Chrissyreadit Ha! It‘s just a form with lots of questions that I‘ll post a link to on Thursday. I think the best way to prep is just to work on your list of favorites. 📝 3mo
monalyisha OMG @TheAromaofBooks — that‘s organizational #goals! 3mo
Chrissyreadit It‘s remembering to sign up! I‘m not worried about filling out!!! 3mo
DebinHawaii Yes! I want to join in again & hope I get it together & get signed up. Thank you for tagging me! 3mo
Sharpeipup Definitely interested! Let‘s just hope I remember to sign up in time… 3mo
MeganAnn I‘m always in for this!! I better start compiling my list now so I can sign up right away on the 11th! I‘ve found so many wonderful books through this exchange 😍🎉✨ 3mo
monalyisha @Chrissyreadit Ohhh. Maybe set an alarm on your phone? Check my page the night before so you can note what time the form will go live on Thursday. Then set an alarm on your phone right before that time? I‘m hoping the spots won‘t go *that* fast! 3mo
Mitch Wow - I love the organisation of just getting to the form stage! Alarm is set! I‘ve loved doing this and there‘s a comfort in knowing the first few books of the new year are sorted and guaranteed winners! 👍🏼 3mo
ozma.of.oz Yeeeesssss!!!! This looked so amazing last year, and I am totally stoked to sign up this year! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
AsYouWish Super excited about this!!!!!! One of my favorite events every year!!!!!!! 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙😂 3mo
Laughterhp Yay! Putting it in my calendar now! 🤣 3mo
sharread This is new to me. Count me in. I have the date in my calendar. 😁❤❤❤ 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I forget if there‘s a specific amount of recommendations we‘re supposed to give… 3mo
monalyisha @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Uhhh, I‘m the one who set the limit & I forgot, too. 😅🙈 Just double-checked: no fewer than 5, no more than 20. 3mo
AbigailJaneBlog YES LOVED THIS LAST YEAR! I'm still working on mine 😂 3mo
BayouGirl85 I‘m in. I loved this last year. 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Perfect! I have a solid 15! 😅🤣 3mo
CocoReads I loved it the years I‘ve been able to participate. I‘m working nights on Thursday but if we aren‘t too busy, I‘ll try to get my registration in. 😁 thanks for tagging me! 3mo
monalyisha @CocoReads That‘s great info, actually! I‘ve been weighing if I should try to get it posted earlier in the day or if I should wait until after working hours (for those who don‘t have the day off). Details like this will help me to make the best choice for the most people. 💞 3mo
CocoReads @monalyisha nights for me actually means 10:30-7 so honestly if the majority have 9-5 type jobs, posting it later would probably still be fine for me. Whatever works best for everyone will work for me too. 3mo
coffeewithbooks Sound fun . When do we have our list by? 3mo
monalyisha @CocoReads Thanks for sharing! 🕰 3mo
monalyisha @coffeewithbooks I can‘t say for sure. It takes me awhile. I have to make all of the matches before I can post any matches (in case I need to reconfigure). But you don‘t start reading from the list until January, so there‘s plenty of time to gather books before then! 3mo
rsteve388 This seems interesting. 3mo
Kdgordon88 Thank you for tagging me. I will be dogging your feed on the 11th. And gathering a list of my fav reads until then. Just love this swap of book lists so much. 3mo
shadowspeak17 Thanks for the tag! I would love to participate again. 😊 3mo
MoonWitch94 Yay!!!!! 3mo
DGRachel I saw people‘s lists this past January and it looked like so much fun. I have FOMO now! I‘ll be stalking your feed, too!🤩 3mo
Patchshank Thanks for the tag. Looking forward to it. I still have my list from last year. I've bought a few books from it, but haven't had time to read them. 3mo
Kangaj1 I am interested! I will be watching for your post on Thursday! 3mo
FantasyChick YES!!! I look forward to starting my year with this every January! Got my alarm ready for sign ups and I'm working on my list....just in case 😉 3mo
mcipher Oooh I‘ve been meaning to sign up for this and keep missing it. Off to start a list in case I actually remember this year! 3mo
dariazeoli Ooh yay! I loved @JackOBotts list! I‘m so in again this year. 3mo
wanderinglynn I‘ve missed out on this the last 2 years. I‘m determined to make the sign-up this year. 🎉 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Cool! 3mo
CarolynM Hope I make the cut again this year 🙂 3mo
Bookzombie Thank you for tagging me! I‘m hoping I will make the sign-up this year as I really enjoyed reading from @Bookish_AF the year I participated! 💗 3mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola here‘s your reminder! 😉💜 3mo
Endowarrior21 I really enjoyed it this year I read 5 books from the list I got. 3mo
mklong Ooh can‘t wait!! 3mo
HOTPock3tt @wanderinglynn I also missed out last year!!!!! I‘m really hoping to be in it this year! 🙏 3mo
Zuhkeeyah I will make my list and sign up. Hopefully I make the cut 🤞🏾 3mo
TheLibrarian Woohoo! I‘ll have to mark the sign up on my calendar 😂 3mo
Jerdencon Have to set a reminder on my calendar 3mo
jinxmoon I'm really looking forward to this! It was so great to discover new books that way. I hope I can get a spot again. Thank you so much for hosting!! 3mo
BarbaraJean Woohoo! I‘m marking my calendar! 😁 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Oh, I'm new to this. I hope I get in! 3mo
lou.reads.a.lot Is it too late to sign up?????? 1mo
monalyisha @lou.reads.a.lot It is. I‘m sorry. 😓 There‘s always next year! 1mo
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Hello!

I‘ve gotten some questions about #NewYearWhoDis recently. So! This is just a quick note to say that I *am* planning on running this event again. I usually post the sign-ups mid-late November. Registration is set to a limited number of participants, so I‘d recommend checking on the hashtag periodically.

I‘m looking forward to it! Making the matches always feels like I‘m doing my part to contribute to internet wholesomeness. 😇

kaysworld1 I am so in I love this one sets the tone for the year in reading xx 3mo
Laughterhp Yay!! Can‘t wait! 3mo
ozma.of.oz I was so sad to miss out on this last year, so I‘m super excited to sign up this time! ❤️ 3mo
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Megabooks So excited!! 3mo
Megabooks I have a #nywd tag on the storygraph! 3mo
monalyisha @Megabooks You know, I think I downloaded StoryGraph twice but it didn‘t grab me & take hold, so I didn‘t spend much time with it. What do you like it for? (edited) 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
Amandajoy Yay! This has become one of my favorite things! 3mo
monalyisha Thanks @AmandaJoy! That‘s nice to hear. 🥰 3mo
Chrissyreadit Can you guesstimate a week so I can set up reminders to visit your page 🤣 3mo
Chrissyreadit Or I can just visit every day… 3mo
monalyisha @Chrissyreadit Honestly…no. 🙈 But I‘ll try to give a week‘s notice before I make registration go live. 3mo
Megabooks @monalyisha I‘m strictly mobile (phone/iPad) and I find it has a better interface than GR. Plus I like all the graphs - mood of book, fiction/NF, star rating down to 0.25⭐️. I love that I can easily track how many pages I‘ve read day-to-day. I love how it makes tracking your challenges easy. And their tags are superb! It‘s just a much more intuitive interface for me. You can import your GR if you‘re already using that. 3mo
monalyisha @Megabooks Hmm. Perhaps I‘ll play with it over my upcoming vacation. Thanks for the detailed insight! 3mo
Jerdencon Excited for this! Always read such great books! 3mo
Kdgordon88 One of my favorite things. Such a great way to start off the New Year! 🎉 3mo
sprainedbrain Hooray!! 3mo
Singout Thank you! 3mo
rachelsbrittain Yay! I enjoyed it so much last year so I'm glad to hear you're doing it again! 3mo
Magpiegem Can someone fill me in on what new year who dis is please ☺️? sounds like it‘s fun! Xx 3mo
monalyisha @Magpiegem Basically, you create a list of your favorite reads from this past year & submit it to me. I use my magical powers to match you up with a reader with similar taste. Then, you trade lists & commit to read off of their list during the month of January. It‘s not required but lots of people use their list to guide their reading all year! It‘s not a physical swap — just a partnership to strengthen bonds & community! More details to come. 😊 3mo
Magpiegem @monalyisha ooooooh that sounds amazing!!! I‘m definitely signing up!!! Xxx 3mo
sblbooks I'm looking forward to this. I tried to get in for last year but I wasn't quick enough. @Chrissyreadit had a good idea to set up reminders.😄 3mo
Chrissyreadit @sblbooks we gotta be proactive!!! This is a lot of fun ❤️ 3mo
monalyisha @Megabooks Okay! I have questions about StoryGraph! I decided to play with it a little bit today & am struggling a bit. 🙈 I‘ve elected not to import my Goodreads data…at least right now. The idea of starting fresh, without a decade long TBR backlog of things I may no longer want to read, is appealing. I wish I could JUST important certain shelves (like “Read”). But what i‘m really wondering is: can I create *custom* shelves in SG? 3mo
Megabooks What for shelves you have read and to-be-read. That‘s pretty much it. I hate that the only way you can do owned versus unowned is through a button. Anyway, I‘d recommend custom tags since they don‘t have shelves. I follow you on Instagram, so I‘ll send you some screenshots over there. 👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks Okay just sent you some screenshots on Instagram of my tagging system. It may help. I don‘t think you follow me, but I‘m Megabooksreads on there. May have to dig in your inbox. 3mo
Bookzombie I‘m going to be good about checking the hashtag, because I missed out on this years. Thanks for putting this together again. 3mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm SO EXCITED!!! 3mo
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs Just want you to know that your enthusiasm got a genuine, heartfelt smile outta me! Thanks! 3mo
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That‘s a wrap, folks!

Please, continue to read from your lists throughout the year as the mood strikes. But — with the end of January comes the end of your official commitment.

How was your #NewYearWhoDis experience this year? What was your favorite read? Any genuine moments of connection? Gimme all your warm & fuzzies. 💞 And, as always, thank you so much for participating!

CocoReads I enjoyed The Happy Ever Playlist from mine. I tried The Midnight Library but failed to connect with it, but I‘m going to keep reading off my list. Thanks for putting it all together again, I had a great time! 12mo
Chrissyreadit I looooove my list and am going to try to read one a month🙌❤️😘 12mo
vivastory My match with @Mitch was excellent 🙌👏 📚 I read 3 & loved them. If I HAD to choose a favorite.....well I honestly can't choose between Fair Fight & Your House Will Pay. My second #NewYearWhoDis & thanks again for all of your work! 12mo
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Cupcake12 I‘ve all my books so far as recommended by @TheAromaofBooks I probably wouldn‘t have chosen them myself but I‘m glad I took part. My favourite so far has been: 12mo
Librarybelle Thanks again for hosting! As always, very enjoyable, and I plan to continue reading from my list throughout the year. 12mo
Megabooks Loved my match with @kaysworld1 ! One of her picks was my top nonfiction of the month! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thank you for hosting!! I've only read one of @Cupcake12 's books so far but I really enjoyed it - I'm planning to continue reading the rest of her books throughout the year & I'm excited about all of them!! 12mo
Clare-Dragonfly I only read one book off the list (so far) but I really enjoyed it! And the brief discussion I had with @AbigailJaneBlog was nice—we really had the same view of the book. 12mo
Amandajoy I‘ve loved reading from @MallenNC ‘s lis and plan to read a few more. This has become one of my favorite swaps/challenges. Thank you for hosting! 12mo
AbigailJaneBlog I've loved doing this! I've read two of my match's list so far (although I forgot to tag one of them lol!) but I'm currently reading a third 😊 @Clare-Dragonfly and I clearly have very similar taste! 12mo
MallenNC I believe I have participated each of the years you‘ve hosted, and I always enjoy it. I love getting matched with someone and reading like them. I‘ve found some great books this way. I finished three of the books from @Amandajoy and I‘ll be reading more of them this year. Thanks for putting this together and for being so thoughtful with the matches. (edited) 12mo
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Finally (so far!) is #BFC21 I started to get fitter last year, lost 10 kilos, but after a bad migraine triggered a flare up of my condition, I‘ve gotten seriously out of shape again. So this months goals are:
📚Read at least 15 books from my TBR
🏋🏻‍♀️Get outside & move for at least 30mins per day
🍽Cut back on the sweets
🥕Eat more veggies
🧘🏻‍♀️Stop & breathe every day

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 Especially the stop & breathe. And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 13mo
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mrsmarch
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A great #newyearwhodis reading list from @AnneCecilie ... looking forward to Just Us and A Winter‘s Promise and trying to squeeze in Eighth Life (not on audio yet!). Eventually I hope to get to all of them, but prioritizing a couple for January.

Hestapleton I‘ve been reading this one this month and I‘m enthralled! (Also it will make you crave hot chocolate, so prepare accordingly) 14mo
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Jerdencon
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My #newyearshodis list from @Chars
I‘ve read normal people and all the light we cannot see and loved them both so think this is a good match. I own Less so going to start with that and then move onto the next 2
@monalyisha

monalyisha Ah! I checked your “Read” list but that‘s not a fail-safe (I know not everything I‘ve ever read is on mine). 🙈 I hope you‘ll let your match know if you find yourself wanting more! 14mo
Chars @monalyisha looks like we‘re a perfect pair- thank you for playing match maker!! 14mo
Chars Jerdencon - so excited for you. The plot of Less floats by. The writing is exceptional and something about it was very unique. Let me know what you think! 14mo
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MallenNC
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I love this list from @Amandajoy for #NewYearWhoDis and I‘m ready for 2021 to arrive so I can start reading. The Tana French is the only one I‘ve read, but Samantha Power‘s memoir, Ayesha at Last, and Pride, Prejudice, & Other Flavors have been on my radar for a while. And I am looking forward to checking out others on the list.

I hope you enjoy “reading like me” Amanda! Want to put in a plug for any of these?

Amandajoy Braiding Sweetgrass was my favorite book this year and wonderful on audio (though I did speed up the narration a bit.) Education of an Idealist was also great on audio. 14mo
Amandajoy Both of the Pride & Prejudice retellings were delightful. They both had new twists on an old favorite. 14mo
MallenNC @Amandajoy I just recently heard about Braiding Sweetgrass (but I can‘t remember where). Have you read Unmarriagable? That‘s the last retelling of P&P that I‘ve read. I liked it too. 14mo
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monalyisha
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All #NewYearWhoDis matches have been announced, & all emails have been sent!

If that‘s not occasion for a mic drop, I don‘t know what is. 🎤

Thanks again, to everyone who signed up, everyone who‘s shown excitement & gratitude, & everyone who‘s already written back to confirm that they‘ve received my email! Y‘all are great. ✨ It‘s been a pleasure playing matchmaker for you. 💕

Librarybelle Thank YOU for all of your work on this! 14mo
monalyisha I‘ve either received a response to my original email or seen an official #NewYearWhoDis “January plan of attack” post from almost everyone (&, from some good little doobies: both! Thank you! ✨). Tagging quickly as a reminder for a handful of pals. No shame! I just want to do my due diligence to ensure full participation. 😉 @DebinHawaii @RebelReader @MoonWitch94 @TheAromaofBooks 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Ack sorry!! I thought I emailed you back but apparently that was only in my mind haha I totally got your email - thank you sooo much for organizing!!! 14mo
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monalyisha It‘s cool, @TheAromaofBooks! I know we chatted a bit as I was matching, so I figured you were good for it. 🙃 14mo
DebinHawaii Sorry. It went to my junk email & I just grabbed it. I‘ll get a post up later today. Thanks for hosting. 14mo
monalyisha No prob, @DebinHawaii! ☺️🌺 Glad you got your list! 14mo
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monalyisha
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...and last but not least, @vivastory & @Mitch 🎉! Congratulations, you‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

And that‘s all she wrote. 📝

vivastory Looking forward to your list @mitch ! 14mo
Mitch @vivastory me too! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 14mo
Mitch Thanks for setting this up - can‘t wait to be inspired for January! 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @TheKidUpstairs & @sprainedbrain 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

sprainedbrain Awesome! Thank you @monalyisha and I am super excited to be matched with you, @TheKidUpstairs 😊 14mo
TheKidUpstairs Yay! Thank you 😁 14mo
TheKidUpstairs @sprainedbrain I'm excited to be matched with you, too! I can't wait to see what made your list this year 😃 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @Kdgordon88 & @MadDashReading 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

MadDashReading Yay! I'm so excited about this! ❤ 14mo
Kdgordon88 Yay! Thanks for all your work! @MadDashReading Glad to be partnered with you. I‘ll be posting soon about my January plan of attack. 😀 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @AllisonM89 & @Kalalalatja 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

AllisonM89 Woohoo! Thanks!! 14mo
Kalalalatja Yay! 🙌 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @alisonrose & @Emilymdxn 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

Emilymdxn This is so exciting!! Excited to embark with you @alisonrose 🥰 14mo
alisonrose @Emilymdxn same!!! 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @jenniferw88 & @Lesanne 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

Lesanne Yay! Thank you, looking forward to it!! 14mo
jenniferw88 So excited! Thank you! 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @BookNAround & @hes7 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

hes7 Yay! Can‘t wait! 14mo
BookNAround I can't wait. I love researching the list and planning my attack. :-) 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @DebinHawaii & @ladyneverwhere 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @meghathecloud & @candority 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

candority Yay! I can't wait 😊 14mo
meghathecloud Woohoo!! Thanks for this awesome event😄 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @Hestapleton & @jinxmoon 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

jinxmoon Oooh I‘m so excited to do this! Looking forward to your books and I hope you‘ll find and like something from me @Hestapleton 14mo
Hestapleton Yay!! So excited to read some of your favorites @jinxmoon !!! 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @Endowarrior21 & @Sarahreadstoomuch 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

Sarahreadstoomuch Yay!!! I'm super excited!!
14mo
Endowarrior21 Yay btw @Sarahreadstoomuch I love you list. 14mo
Sarahreadstoomuch I‘m loving yours too @Endowarrior21 !!! 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @RebelReader & @lou.reads.a.lot 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

lou.reads.a.lot Yay! I'm excited! 14mo
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AnneCecilie
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This is my #NewYearWhoDis list and I looking forward to reading from this list.

I‘ve already read The Five and loved it.

My library had Under the Udala Trees and the book is already on its way to me.

Fly Girls seems to be so up my alley.

I tried to read another of Haynes books and bailed on it, so I‘ll probably wait a little bit before trying her again, but this might be a good opportunity to try her again.

The last two sounds great too

AnneCecilie Thanks for the list @mrsmarch and thanks for organizing @monalyisha 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @Jerdencon & @Chars 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

Jerdencon @Chars looking forward to seeing your list! 14mo
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Amandajoy
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All right @MallenNC I‘ve been looking at your list. I‘ve already read (and loved) a couple of these, which gives me high hopes for the rest of the list. Several were already on my radar but quite a few were not. Any place you recommend starting? #newyearwhodis

monalyisha I was going to weigh in (unsolicited)...but I‘ve actually only read Echo. So I‘m not much help. 😅 It was a beautiful book, though! (I found myself wanting to read it again, except on audio, because of the deep focus on music! I bet it‘s so good that way!) Anyway, enjoy! 🎉 14mo
monalyisha Oh, I lied! I read the Beth O‘Leary, too, which was fast & fun! 14mo
Amandajoy @monalyisha unsolicited opinions on books are always welcome. Echo looks soooo good on audio! Pretty sure I‘ll be getting that one. 14mo
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MallenNC Hi Amanda! I‘m so looking forward to reading from your list. As far as where to start on mine, it depends on whether you want something heavy or light! For light, you can‘t go wrong with The Switch, which was really fun. I liked that it had an older woman as a main character. 14mo
MallenNC For a more serious topic, Know My Name was so good, and I had hesitated on read it because it is about the Stanford rape case (obvious trigger warning), but Chanel Miller is such a good writer, it was one of my favorites. 14mo
MallenNC Echo is really good, especially on audio. I listened to it after my 11 year old godson read and loved it. The music in the audiobook really added to the enjoyment. And This Tender Land was also really good on audio. 14mo
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monalyisha
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Bad news/Good news:

I‘ve been fighting a cold for the past couple of days. It‘s nothing major...but I realized I should stay home according to my workplace‘s rightfully cautious guidelines.

I slept in & had bizarre dreams about my grandmother texting me from beyond the grave, & monkeys being loose in the hallway.

And now... I‘ll be posting more #NewYearWhoDis matches from my snotty place on the couch! Hooray(?)!

4thhouseontheleft Feel better soon! 14mo
Smrloomis Ugh hope it passes quickly! 14mo
AllisonM89 Oh no, feel better! Those are some crazy dreams! 😂😬 14mo
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TheSpineView Hate colds! Feel better soon!🤒 14mo
IndoorDame Feel better soon! 14mo
Kdgordon88 Feel better! 14mo
BookishBelle I hope you feel better soon! 14mo
Lesanne Hope you feel better! 14mo
monalyisha Thanks, everyone! I hate that I got sick at all — with all of the hand washing, & cleaning, & sanitizing, & mask-wearing. But I‘m sure I‘ll be right as rain in no time. ☔️ (edited) 14mo
litenthusiast Oh no, I hope you feel better soon. 💜💜 14mo
ozma.of.oz Hope your recovery is quick and complete! ❤️❤️ 14mo
Megabooks Feel better soon!! Sending healthy vibes 💜💜 14mo
dariazeoli Feel better soon, you‘re a machine! You deserve some rest. 14mo
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 🌸 14mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you feel much better soon! Sending healing energy your way! 🙏 14mo
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monalyisha
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I‘m tucking in for the night! This is my favorite sleepy-time Bitmoji. OBVIOUSLY.

I‘ve got a lucky 13 #NewYearWhoDis pairs left to announce tomorrow...but they‘ll likely be later in coming, as I‘ve got to report to work for the day. Soon, though! Soon!

Sleep tight, lovely Littens. 😴

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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @JackOBotts & @dariazeoli 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

P.S. Forgive me the Halloween throwback...but @JackOBotts , your name always puts me in the spirit. 🎃

JackOBotts @monalyisha - LOL! 🎃 I love that season, so it‘s worked out nicely! Thanks for all your work in matches, etc.! 14mo
JackOBotts @dariazeoli - looking forward to this! Should be fun. 🤗 14mo
dariazeoli Yay! Excited for your list, @JackOBotts 14mo
dariazeoli @monalyisha You are amazing! Thanks for all the work you put into this each year! 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @Butterfinger & @BookishBelle 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

Butterfinger Thank you so much for organizing. 14mo
BookishBelle Thank you for organizing this! Hi there @Butterfinger ! Nice to meet you! 😊 14mo
Butterfinger @BookishBelle I can't wait to get to know you. Your books look fantastic. 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @Birdsong28 & @AsYouWish 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

Birdsong28 Thank you. Can't wait to see the list! 📚 📖 14mo
AsYouWish Yay!!!! Thank you!!! So excited to see the list!!!! 14mo
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monalyisha
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Congratulations, @MoonWitch94 & @Sharpeipup 🎉! You‘ve been matched!

You‘ll each be receiving an email from me, which will include your reading list, within the next day or so.

Thanks for participating!
#NewYearWhoDis

MoonWitch94 Yay! I‘m excited 😊📚 Thank you! 14mo
Sharpeipup Very exciting! Can‘t wait to see what @MoonWitch94 picked.... 14mo
monalyisha @MoonWitch94 & @Sharpeipup Your lists have been emailed! (Ignore the line about letting me match you both up again. 🙈 Blame copy/paste & insufficient coffee intake.) 14mo
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