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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules | Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Readers around the world have fallen in love with the Senior League, five residents of the Diamond Retirement Home—Martha, The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Greta—who turn to a life of crime. New owners have taken over the Diamond, making cost-cutting changes that have transformed the happy home into a dull and dreary place. The residents wonder if they wouldn’t be better off in prison! Martha gets an idea: they shall commit a crime that will ensure conviction—some type of financial crime, a small coup of some sort. They will give whatever they get to the poor and elderly. If Robin Hood could do it, so can they! What starts as a robbery attempt at a nearby luxury hotel escalates to art theft from a major museum, the culprits armed only with bolt cutters and high-tech walkers. The Mafia gets wind of these robberies, and suddenly the underworld has its eye on both the stolen paintings and the handiwork of The Genius. Soon the Senior League has both the law and the lawless at their heels.
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AshleyC816
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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t finish this one. It‘s about a group of older people who try to do crime to prove they‘re smart, but they‘re just written as being so silly that I can‘t follow it. I think it‘s just not for me.

BookNAround I didn‘t like this one much either, nor did most of my book club. 1w
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BookishMarginalia
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#ChipmunkCat agrees: this is a fun read! So suspend disbelief about the ability of seniors to pull off improbable heists flawlessly, and just let the merriment ensue. #CatsofLitsy

Dragon 😻 2mo
Texreader Look at all those pops!!! 💜❤️😻 2mo
JoScho What a great picture ❤️ 2mo
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SarahHarts_books Such a beautiful kitty 🐱 2mo
EH2018 So pretty 💕 2mo
LeahBergen Look at that pretty face! ❤️❤️ 2mo
JennyM So beautiful 😍 2mo
Naj Sooo pretty 😻😻 2mo
Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Purrfectpages I ❤️ this picture! 2mo
akaGingerK That face! 2mo
Nerdfins I love those shelves and the Pop collection! And pretty kitty too. 2mo
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BookishMarginalia
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#TrickyCat has decided reading is overrated and petting must be done! #CatsofLitsy

Jennick2004 So sweet 💙💜 2mo
Slajaunie Looks just like my Rex. Beautiful! 🥰 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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BookishMarginalia
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So far so fun! #ImmersionReading — that‘s #MiaCat nearby. #CatsofLitsy

Dragon 😻 2mo
MaggieCarr Literally snorted a few times enjoying this book. Of you continue on with the series, I'm curious if they are equally as good. 2mo
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Tonton
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I have to finish my library books before starting on the new Marlon James! Finished this call to arms for independent seniors disguised as a caper comedy. A group of disgruntled but very genteel seniors at an old age home revolt against cutbacks in staff and services. Their solution: kidnapping Rembrandt and Monet paintings for ransom, bank robberies and high jinks to create a fund so that retirement homes have as high standards as Scandi prisons!

RachelO This sounds fun! 5mo
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mountainsandlace
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Early mornings at the airport.
I'm not sure how I feel about this one...not sure if it's the translation, but the writing isn't that great to me

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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

After loving Ove but discovering that he was younger than I thought, I listened to this book with five friends from a nursing home who embark on a life of crime. They are all over 70- so I feel better about completing this prompt of #Booked2018 !! Unfortunately, the book wasn‘t as hilariously charming as I expected... but it was fun to #audiocolor in my Golden Girls coloring book while listening! 😊

JoScho Lol I knew instantly that this was Sophia‘s purse! 6mo
tpixie I agree I thought Ovi was so much older then when he ended up being! 6mo
TorieStorieS @JoScho 👏👏👏 Yay for my favorite Golden Girl! For St Nicholas Day, my husband got me a chia Sophia! I‘m so sorry excited to grow her hair!! 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
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TorieStorieS @tpixie I know!!! I listened to the audio and I nearly stopped my car when they said he was only 59!!!!🤣🤣🤣 6mo
Cinfhen Congrats!!!i love how dedicated you are 🏆too bad about this book - sounds so cute! I‘ve just unstacked 😂 6mo
JoScho @TorieStorieS that is very cool! 6mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen My pleasure to help out!!! And yes, I read recently that oldest children tend to be rule followers so I had to find older MCs!! 🤣 6mo
TorieStorieS @JoScho Yes!! It was a great surprise- looking forward to starting to grow it after Christmas (we host Christmas Eve so I wanted to wait till after that to set it up in case it starts out messy!) 6mo
tpixie @TorieStorieS oh fun!!! 6mo
tpixie @TorieStorieS me too! I wonder if people act older in the country the authors from. Or just that Ovi is crotchety?!!! 6mo
TorieStorieS @tpixie Thanks! Yeah- I think Ove is just particularly crotchety!!! Even in the younger memories, that seems clear! 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
tpixie @TorieStorieS 😃😆😂 6mo
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KelseyPek
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I needed something to pick up my mood, so I picked up a book (of course). The dog thinks it‘s the right choice.

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Swe_Eva
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Pickpick

Charming tall tale about a group of geriatrics who plan a heist so that they can afford to escape their humdrum retirement home. Slightly silly but very cute. 👍🏻

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Kshakal
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Pickpick

What a fun book about a group of senior citizens who come to realize that it is never to late to wreak a little havoc! Very heartwarming and many laugh out loud moments! #mcover70 #Booked2018 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

CouronneDhiver Yes please. I‘ve never been much into fluffy/funny reads but, lately, it‘s my jam. I‘m in! 9mo
BethM That sounds good! 9mo
Cinfhen I wasn't sure I'd like this book but your review makes me want to try!! #stacked 😁 9mo
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KelseyPek
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Are dogs as good a judge of literature as they are of character? If they are, this is bound to be an enjoyable read.

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KB253
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OMG, this was so good! Look out world, senior citizens are a force to be reckoned with😀
Martha and her singing cronies, the Vocal Chord AKA The League of Pensioners are fed up with Nurse Barbara and her miserly ways. They have some really good ideas on making life better for themselves and other retirees. They inspire the others of Diamond House to live better. I like them and look forward to reading more about their adventures.

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Booksnchill
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Pickpick

Love these Pensioners from Sweden who decide they need fun, rebellion and money to live comfortably! They pull off heists, set things to rights and survive harrowing situations because no one thinks the oldies are capable! Such fun as an audiobook- I will be reading the next 2 #24in48 @24in48

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Booksnchill
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#24in48 3 hours in to this audiobook and loving the narration and what entertaining senior citizens! Great choice for a start! Using a countdown timer this time so set it for 12 hours today! @24in48

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FantasyEmma
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I'm excited to start this series. It looks awesome.

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MaggieCarr
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Pickpick

Honestly, I only picked this up to complete a task on the #readharder challenge, I never expected to enjoy it so much. Listening to it as an audiobook, the readers accent added so much to the story, in my opinion. So much fun and the League of Pensioners fought a fight worth having and bringing attention to all around the world. It's ridiculous the money spent on jails when education and the elderly see so little.

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xicanti
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My afternoon work plans changed, so I went to McNally Robinson and bought my brand new book for March. It's Swedish and I've never heard much about it despite its bestseller status, so it fit my mission parameters. I'll share it with my dad when I'm done.

I also got ink for my fancy fountain pen. They had over a dozen colours for under $10, so I'm sure I'll be back for another bottle as soon as this one runs out.

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Soubhiville
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I love sunny #yellow books. They feel so cheerful to me. #ReadingResolutions ☀️💛

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 1y
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tracyrowanreads
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My book buying hiatus didn't even last the month. This one sounded irresistible to this old lady, as did the collection of Obama's speeches, both on sale today.

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Lisaw13
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Taking a break from #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon ... this quote spoke to me.

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Clwojick
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#day2 for the #survivingDecember photo challenge.

This is me breaking all my rules about how I'm not going to spend more than X amount of money, or buy anymore things for so and so, or ONLY get what's on the list. Yeah right. 😂😂 I always break my shopping rules.

ptkpepe98 I didn't realize my mother had written a memoir.😉 2y
Clwojick @ptkpepe98 😂😂😂😂 2y
CoffeeK8 That cover though! 😎👍 2y
SandyW Rules were made to be broken. 2y
bookaholic1 I thought it was a cute book and have the second one now 2y
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BookishTrish
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Minutes away from hosting my first book club #eveninglibrarian

Sassy_Steph That will be me one day, the little old lady who broke all the rules!! 2y
kspenmoll Enjoy!!! 2y
Blueberry I hope you had fun !! 2y
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LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BookishTrish @Sassy_Steph sounds like a plan! 2y
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BookishTrish
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Have to finish this today so I can write discussion questions tomorrow #bookclublibrarian #suggestionswelcome

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BookishTrish
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Finally #weekendlibrarian comes home to read

Lindy Yay! And a nice fireside spot. 2y
EvieBee Looks so cozy! 2y
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AmyStewart
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LOOK at this novel I found at Third Place Books! A Scandinavian novel about a woman in a nursing home who goes on a crime spree. If it's half as good as the cover, I'm in for a treat. And there are two more!

Texreader Looking forward to this review!! 2y
Cathythoughts Thais looks great 👍 keep us posted 2y
TNbookworm Love the cover! Can't wait for your review on it. 2y
Gissy Did you like it? 2y
AmyStewart @Gissy You know...my interest faded. Great premise but didn‘t quite hold me. Might be the translation 2y
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Haweller
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Mehso-so

Spurred on by a feisty octogenarian a group of retirement home friends manage to steal valuable works of art, ransoms it back to the museum, run away from their facility and rob an armored truck. Just slightly fanciful but a quick mindless read if that is what you are looking for in the moment.

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Sharpeipup
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With my power out, there's no wifi which means no working from home so I feel like I'm breaking some rules today too.

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Mehso-so

This book is about senior citizens who turn to crime after getting sick of the declining quality of their retirement home (really, that's the type of senior I aspire to be one day). I wanted to love this book & I did like it in a way, but ultimately I had difficulty getting into the story (perhaps due to the translation). The middle of the book also got pretty dull & I had a hard time believing that any police dept. is that incompetent.

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Sharpeipup
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With a #libraryhaul like this, you know it's going to be a great day!

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HardcoverHearts
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This audiobook is a delight. I see my future and I'm taking notes. 😂🤣😂

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iread2much
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Panpan

I was disappointed in the writing and the plots. It might be a translation thing for the writing, but I found the plot holes irritating. I read through half the book and then skimmed my way to the end. The book actually has 3 heists, and only one of them really works. The main characters are ok; but the side plots are kind of just tacked on and there's no emotional investment into the side characters.

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SassyGirlReading
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"Now everything is sold on the Internet and anybody at all who doesn't know a thing can give their opinion."

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SassyGirlReading
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From the back of the book: Fed up with early bedtimes and over-cooked veggies, a group of feisty seniors set out to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere. Their solution? White-collar crime.

Who among us can resist a description like that? #currentlyreading

RadicalReader @SassyGirlReading could very well be the sequel to the Little Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly 2y
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silentrequiem
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This is wonderfully ridiculous! Just perfect with a gin and tonic.

lynneamch Sounds good. Reminds me of another feisty older woman in this book I enjoyed 2y
silentrequiem @lynneamch Thanks for the rec! 2y
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silentrequiem
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And a revolutionary pensioner is born.

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silentrequiem
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President's Day reading, because Swedish lit doesn't have to be dark and serious.

Daisydo I saw this at the used book store this weekend, and thought about picking it up. I'm interested to hear what you think! 2y
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ShelfSpaceLimited
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I am so excited about all the gifts from #cupidgoespostal. I started reading the Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules and it is hilarious!! Really looking forward to reading the other two and I adore the bookish gifts. Thank you so much @NerdyRev I love everything!! Happy Valentine's Day! ❤😊

NerdyRev You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them all. Happy Valentine's Day! 2y
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SassyGirlReading
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Got this one from the library today! I'm going to read it as soon as I finish "History of Wolves." This looks so funny!

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CynthJean
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Pickpick

Fun to read! A true caper!

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CynthJean
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Seemed fitting to be knitting hats while reading this. Made want to break some rules.

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CynthJean
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Next Chapter Chicks reading selection. Thanks to my book club for keeping fiction in my life.

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silentrequiem
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Here are some of the books with me with #DressesOnTheCover. #ReadJanuary

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silentrequiem
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My Black Friday Book Outlet order came!

...When is it time to admit I might have a problem?

BookishMarginalia Never. Never surrender. 3y
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BookNAround
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My parents are visiting so I picked up a book about oldies. (Don't anybody tell them I said that!). Actually, this is a book club book but it looks like a fun caper kind of book since The League of Pensioners plans all sorts of illegal activities and heists.

BkClubCare Haha - had to laugh at "oldies" but I do love books with "elder" protags. Have you heard abt the Wood book? Can't wait tonread this 3y
BookNAround @BkClubCare I read The One-in-a-Million Boy this summer. It was really sweet. 3y
BkClubCare Oh good! Thx 3y
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Liberty
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Thanks to everyone who participated in the #bibliogiveaway! I put all the names in the random winner generator and @irre won! 🎉

This was really fun! I think I will do another giveaway in the next couple months. It clears up some shelf space. 😂

@irre - I will be in touch!

DebinHawaii Thank you for the giveaway @Liberty and congrats to @irre !!! 👍😀 3y
Hazel0303 Congrats @irre ! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congrats @irre !👏🎉 3y
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irre Omg!!! I'm jumping and screaming!!! Thank you @Liberty 3y
Liberty @irre Please email me your address at Liberty at Litsy dot com. 😊 3y
Cinfhen Congrats, happy reading❤️ 3y
irre @Liberty On it's way?? 💕📖💕 3y
Liberty @irre Ahhhh! I know, I need to get to the post office. Sorry it has taken so long! 3y
irre @Liberty Totally ok. I know you've been super busy. Wish I could have come to Book Riot Live to meet you. Maybe next year! Thank you again!! 3y
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eastbaykate
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I am really enjoying this book. It's a fun read. The characters are an interesting group of friends. I hope I am this adventurous when I am older. I won't want to commit any crimes, but would love to have a group of friends to be naughty with.

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LiteraryLona
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Pickpick

A very cute tale about some badass grannies! #getindie Coffee Tree Books (Morehead, Ky)

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Soubhiville
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I REALLY want to read Little Old Lady!
For Labor Day's #biblioweekend I didn't get to read quite as much as I wanted...
But I finished Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult (100pgs) and the audiobook of Shift by Hugh Howey (1.5hrs), and got a good chunk of the way into Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg (155pgs) and started the audio of Sold by Payricia McCormick (30mins).
I'd love to read your #bibliogiveaway books!

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Liberty
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I had so much fun with our impromptu weekend readathon, I've decided to mail one lucky reader all the (physical) books I read for #biblioweekend!

Here's how to enter: Between now and 6pm PST on Friday, Sept. 9, post on Litsy about what you read over Labor Day weekend, tag me in your post, and include the hashtag #bibliogiveaway.

I'll pick one winner at random this weekend and mail them books!!! (Apologies, but it is US entries only.)

📚💗🤘🏻

Lizpixie ☹️☹️☹️☹️ I live in Australia!☹️☹️☹️☹️ 3y
LeahBergen 🇨🇦💔 3y
Cinfhen Cool! Love how you share 💞 3y
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Soubhiville Fun! I'd love to read about a little old lady bank robber! 3y
Simona It looks like that I have to move in the US....In the name of the winner- couldn't you read more?😅😂 3y
asiriusreader Coolio!! Thanks for your generosity...you part with your books so well. 😉 3y
Godmotherx5 Very generous. 3y
Bookworm83 You are the best...as if we didn't already know that! 3y
DebinHawaii That is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity and just for the fun impromptu biblioweekend too! 3y
Biljana It is time to move to the US then 😊 3y
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