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New Year's: Nathaniel P. as Seen Through the Eyes of His Friend Aurit | Adelle Waldman
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From Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., here's New Year's, a story from the point of view of Nate's friend Auritas startling, provocative and true-to-life a tale about a young woman's dating life as The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. was about a young man's. She felt some part of herself relax when she was with him. She could shut off the part of her brain that was always monitoring whether she was talking too much, being "selfish." A few years before the start of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., twentysomething writer Nathaniel Piven admires a piece of published work by a young woman named Aurit Arazi, and writes her an email expressing his appreciation. After this introduction, they meet for a drink. At the time, Nate is dating gorgeous, moody Elisa, and Aurit has an older, successful novelist boyfriend named Carter, but Nate and Aurit become friends. In the months, even years, that pass, Nate's and Aurit's romantic partners change, but their friendship carries on. And then, one New Year's eve, it seems that the nature of their relationship may change. Like many readers who got to know Nate P. in The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., Aurit is pretty sure that, when it comes to relationships with women, Nate can be an asshole, but is there more to him than that? In New Year's, author Adelle Waldman exposes the mating psyche of one brilliant young female writer, with the same shockingly accurate eye that brought the world Nathaniel P.
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Look what‘s just arrived 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That is THE CUTEST card ever.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh good. 💚❤️ 2w
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🎉Happy New Year, friends! 🎉

It‘s a gloomy sort of day here - foggy and misty, and giving me Wuthuring Heights vibes. #selfiescavengerhunt #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy New Year!! 🎈🎊🎆 awesome pic! 3w
Charityann @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! Same to you.😄 2w
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Based on all the explosions I‘m hearing, the clock has just ticked past midnight here, so Happy New Year, everyone! And now seems like a good time to finally post my January #bookspinbingo list. I don‘t think I‘ll make changes before the numbers are drawn, but we‘ll see! 🙄😂

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Got my goodreads set up for my first books of 2022! And all are part of Litsy! #foodandlit #egypt #newyearwhodis #kindredspiritsbuddyread #literarycrew
Here‘s to a good reading 2022! Happy New Year!

PurpleyPumpkin Excellent selection! I loved The Winter Sea. Hope you enjoy! 3w
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Got 4 of my #newyearwhodis requests from the library already
Now to decide what to read first- think I‘m leaning towards the Winter Sea but any suggestions? ! @Kangaj1 @monalyisha

Kangaj1 All so good - depends on your mood! 3w
Crazeedi I've enjoyed all of Kearsley books 3w
Jerdencon @Kangaj1 I‘m excited to start on Saturday! @Crazeedi I‘ve never read any - this will be my first (edited) 3w
monalyisha The tagged has been on my TBR forever…but the one you‘re leaning towards sounds more seasonal. Hard choice! 😉 3w
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Did I set an alarm to wake up early for one of my favorite Litsy events of the year despite having a migraine? Yes, yes I did. And since the sign up is already more than half full I'm very glad I did! Thanks for organizing this awesome event @monalyisha ! Can't wait to see what I get this year.


monalyisha I always *love* your lists! I hope your head feels better soon! 2mo
rachelsbrittain @monalyisha thank you!! The migraine has thankfully gone away whew 2mo
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Ok, I'm officially signed up so I can share now 🤣

I have so much fun with this each year and every time I find some new favourites that I add to the list for the next year!

This is a great way to get out of your zone and find your next favourite book. Sign ups open on @monalyisha page


monalyisha Ha! Glad you made the cut! You‘ve always got a fun list. 🙌🏻 2mo
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+344 points for me in these final days of #WinterGames for Team #MerryReaders. Bringing me to a grand final total of 6569. Big thank you to @Clwojick, our fearless leader! ☃️

Clwojick ❤ Thanks so much for participating! You did great! 👏 13mo
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AmyG Very clever! 13mo
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I was paired with @Kdgordon88 and read 4 books on her list. I had never heard of those 4 but really enjoyed them so I feel it was a good experience and I enjoyed it. This was my 2nd year doing it and both times were good experiences. Think you matched me up well!

Thanks for organizing and thanks for the giveaway @monalyisha 😀❤️ already looking forward to next year!

And the only book I have on either list is the Starless sea


monalyisha Perfect! Thanks for entering & for participating in the event (twice)! 💘 2y
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Yay, a #NewYearWhoDis giveaway. Thank you @monalyisha (have read Poet X)
My favorite part of the experience has been getting to read some great books that I might not have chosen for myself this year. The Passengers has been my FAVE of the 2 I've read but I have 2 more to go, so who knows what will happen!

monalyisha Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 2y
tvscag Wow! That looks awesome! Looks like you have a lot of reading to do! 👍 2y
monalyisha Hello! So, the book I was going to choose from my match‘s list for the giveaway has a shipping delay. How would you feel about two from my list instead? 🤔 (If you‘d rather wait an extra week or two & do one from each list, as originally intended, that‘s cool, too. Just let me know! 😊) 2y
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jessinikkip Honestly, whichever works best for your schedule @monalyisha I am fine either way :) 2y
monalyisha Excellent! Any allergies? (I may throw a bonus treat inside.) 2y
jessinikkip @monalyisha not me but my wife cant have strawberry so we try to not have it around 2y
monalyisha @jessinikkip ❌🍓👍🏻 2y
monalyisha Just a quick note to let you know that I‘ve acquired the pieces of your package & am planning to mail it out on Monday. 💖 2y
jessinikkip @monalyisha Sounds good!! 2y
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Books and Adulting

Sounds about right 😅😆😆

TheSpineView Feels poetry! 😎 so appropriate since I host #poetrymatters! 2y
umbrellagirl Fun Book Nerds! 2y
Eyelit Tears & Scandal. Oh my!! 😂 2y
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booksandsympathy Villains and road trips. Not certain about the villains part 2y
CarolynM Friends and coffe. I'll take that🙂 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love and poetry! ❤️ 2y
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Alright, here we go! This year's reading goals. Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉🎉

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Happy new year my dear Littens friends!
From Italy with love!!
#book #litsy #litsybook #goodreads #bookly #toread #bookworm #leggere #lettura #readingchallenge2020

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 2y
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Alright I‘m tapping out here since it‘s almost midnight. Not bad for only participating two half-days. #24B42020

Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉 May 2020 bring you many fantastic reads and may you overcome your TBRs! 😂

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️📚 2y
Andrew65 A great total. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 2y
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My first books for Jan!
One is my #jolabikaflodswap book that I didn‘t start on Xmas eve because I was trying to finish my book to meet my goodreads challenge, one is for #literarycrew, one for #newyearwhodis and one that my son picked out for me as a gift!
Getting a jump on the new year tonight and hoping to add some time to the #24before2020 since we are home for NYE (for the first time in abt 20 years!)
@Clwojick #merryreaders #wintergames

rubyslippersreads I really want to read that one about Princess Margaret. 2y
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Emilymdxn I‘ve loved doing all of this with you guys! Thank you for everything ❤️ 2y
veritysalter Thank you, you too ♥️ I‘ve had so much fun! 2y
AsYouWish Thank you!!! This has been so much fun and I have loved every minute and getting to know all of you!!!💙 2y
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AmyK1 Thank you! I‘ve had a lot of fun and have loved getting to know all of you 😊❤️ 2y
Inkblotsandcoffeestains Thank you! This has been so fun❤️ Getting to know you all and participate in wintergames was one of the highlights of my year! 2y
Jadams1776 Thank you! It has been a great December getting to know everyone! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! Happy New Year to you as well!! 2y
Clwojick I'm so happy that you've all enjoyed the event! Thanks for being such fantastic team mates! 💝 2y
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Sometime today I‘m hoping to finish the book I‘m reading before 2020 rings in. What about you?

TheEllieMo I wish that was going to be my New Year‘s Eve! 2y
NeedsMoreBooks This is exactly what I am planning with my husband and our dog 🥳 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
OriginalCyn620 Yes! 🙌🏼 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hear hear! 🥂 2y
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3 of my holds came in for #newyearwhodis - waiting for one more!
Excited to start - now to figure out which one to start with!
@monalyisha @Kdgordon88

monalyisha This is a falsely-lulling color scheme. 2y
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So @monalyisha matched me up well with @Kdgordon88 as 5 of the books on the list (the ones with marks by them) were ones I read and loved. Off to request the other five now! #newyearwhodis
Have a feeling I‘m going to love them!

BarkingMadRun This is intriguing! How does it work? 2y
Jerdencon @BarkingMadRun it was run by @monalyisha who pairs everyone up. Unfortunately I believe the sign ups are closed 2y
monalyisha I‘ll likely do it again next year. 😊 2y
Kdgordon88 We really have a lot in common book wise. I hope you enjoy the 5 you haven‘t read and look forward to hearing your thoughts! Happy Reading and Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
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My #readinthenewyear box arrived safe and sound @BarkingMadRun ☺️ Can‘t wait for opening day!! Thanks @MeganAnn and @Chrissyreadit for hosting!

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 2y
BarkingMadRun 😘😘😘 2y
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Check out @monalyisha for this fun opportunity to read some great books!

monalyisha Thanks for joining & for sharing! 🎉😊✨ 2y
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Now on our third episode (and last) of Nailed It Holiday for the night. My family is really enjoying the baking disasters. This one is a New Year's Eve episode.

#WinterGames #TMSkellington

@Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

coffees 6pts!! This keeps being recommended to me xD 2y
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Happy New Year #jb friends. My postman says he‘s happy to have such happy mail to be delivering throughout 2019! He‘s hilarious! Thank you lovelies for the cards and letters.

Kaye Great to hear you have such a cheery mailman ! He must like his job. ♥️ 3y
Mitch @kaye we only got to know him properly last year and all because of Litsy! He loves reading the # and talking to me about my mail! 3y
Kaye How about that ? Our Litsy group is even starting a friendship with a mailman from England. 3y
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Kaye Do you happen to know what his first name is ? I can write a Big HELLO on your next letter to him. 😁 3y
Mitch @kaye hahah - It‘s Chris! 3y
Kaye Thanks. I‘ll make note of that. ! 3y
phatsallylee Happy to see that you received the card! Chris is doing a great job 😁 3y
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1. To read 50 books, of varied genres
2. No
3. Wolverine
4. January (7th)
5. High-fiving those fellow January birthdays!!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

wanderinglynn Happy birthday month! 🎉🥳🎂🥂 3y
Elma Happy Birthday month!! 3y
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DebbieGrillo 🖐 3y
bibliobliss @Elma Thank you 😉 3y
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1. 300+ books
2. All the bad stuff - pizza, shrimp cocktails, cheesy biscuits, cupcakes and candy
3. Batman
4. December
5. @TheWordJar @MaleficentBookDragon 🙌

@howjessreads #friyayintro

britt_brooke Wow, 300+ is amazing! 3y
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Alright, I've put a huge chunk of these on hold at my library!! I'm pumped to start reading this list. The ones highlighted are the ones I've already read :)
#newyearwhodis @monalyisha @AsYouWish

AsYouWish Yay!!! I hope you like them! I tried to put a variety of genres on the list. 3y
monalyisha Especially excited for “Sweetbitter”! 🍊 3y
orange.books @AsYouWish Yeah! I'm very excited, they all seem to be genres I enjoy or want to read more of! 3y
orange.books @monalyisha Me too! I had only vaguely heard about it before and after reading the synopsis I am very intrigued! 3y
AsYouWish @orange.books @monalyisha Sweetbitter is such a good book and I loved the show too! I can't wait to see what you think of it. 3y
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Dear Littens, thank you for all your love, friendship, and bookishness! Here‘s to another wonderful year together.💜💜💜

C.Perone Happy New Year! 🥳💞 3y
AmyG Happy New Year! 3y
litenthusiast Happy New Year! 💜 3y
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Atticus6905 Happy New Year!!🎉🎊 3y
JenReadsAlot Happy New Year 🎉 3y
squirrelbrain Happy New Year to you too! 🥳 3y
JoScho Happy New Year! 🥳💙🥳 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy New Year to you too! 3y
LauraJ Happy New Year 🎊 3y
Velvetfur Happy new year luvvie! 🎉🍾 3y
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 3y
LeahBergen Happy New Year to you, too! 😘 3y
TheBookAddict Thank you! May you and yours have a Happy New Year as well. 😊💕🎆 3y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 3y
Lauram Happy New Year 🥳 3y
CarolynM Happy New Year to you too 🎉 3y
MrBook 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 3y
Andrew65 Happy New Year 🥳 3y
Lesliereads Cheers to having a wonderful 2019! 3y
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Some bookish resolutions!

My reading goal is 85!

Some other reading goals are to read more popular YA for my new job. Read more from my Goodreads TBR. Read more from my 4 book clubs I follow and the 3 lists I try and read from that's on my blog. And last but not least read from my own collection. I have so many books accumulated from Goodwill and library sales and I haven't looked at some in 2 or more years.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, Littens!! ❤️🍀🎊

CarolynM Happy New Year 🎉 3y
QuietlyLaura Happy New Year! 🎉💕 3y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 3y
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Hit my 2018 goal. Considered upping my 2019 goal but will be teaching summer school this year and know that will cut in to my summer reading. I‘ll adjust the goal higher if necessary. #cheersto2019 #2019 #bestyearyet

Eggbeater Congrats! I read 104 too this year! 3y
kimmypete1 @eggbeater Twins! Lol. It was a good reading year and I hope 2019 turns out the same! 3y
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Thought I would finish one more book but bringing it into 2019.
Read 3 more hours today- so ending #24B42019 with 15 hrs of reading. Finished 2 books, read 2/3 of Lights on the Sea & 50 pages of The Fifth Risk. Satisfied. ❤️📚🎉🥂

BeansPage That is so awesome! Congrats!!! 💕😃👍🏻🎉🎉🎉 3y
BeansPage Remember, you still have tomorrow to participate too! 3y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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SaturnDoo WTG ❤ 3y
JoScho 🥳💙🥳💙🥳 3y
batsy Wonderful! 👏🏽📚 3y
Crazeedi Awesome! Congrats!👍🎉 3y
Reggie Great Job!! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 👏 3y
Suet624 Nice work!!! 3y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3y
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#readinthenewyear #readingbuddies #catsoflitsy

The gang is keeping hubby and I company and so far, not reacting to the neighbor‘s fireworks.💥 Netflix, books, cocoa. #lifeisgood

wanderinglynn What sweeties! ❤️🐱❤️🐱 3y
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The fur babies have all been hanging around tonight. Taking turns on laps. #readingbuddies #readinthenewyear #dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn How sweet! ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐱 3y
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Happy New Year 🎆🎊🎈 everyone 😋📖📚🎊🎉

KatieCarpenter Happy New Year!! 3y
JaneyWaneyB Happy New Year 😁 3y
AmyG Happy 2019🎉 3y
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readordierachel Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 3y
CouronneDhiver You too 🥂🎆🎇 3y
staci.reads Happy New Year! 3y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy New Year! 3y
jfalkens Happy New Year! 3y
Bookzombie Happy New Year! 🎆🎊 🎉 3y
emmaturi Happy New Year 3y
TheWintergarden Happy New Year!💜 3y
Reggie Happy New Year!! 3y
rohit-sawant Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 3y
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I‘ve heard this quote before, but I love it every time ❤️

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Trying to decide which book should be my first read of 2019. What do you think lovely #littens ? 💗🎉🥂

LauraBeth I can‘t wait to read Insurrecto! 3y
j9brown I read Vita Nostra recently and loved it! 3y
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Not too shabby for a mom of 4 in grad school. This year I intend to focus on making a dent in my endless tbr owned books, through way too many challenges that I‘ve signed up for. 🖤

Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Samplergal Wow! That‘s GREAT! I didn‘t read anything except professional books and children‘s books when my kids were young. Sleep is what I wanted. Good for you! 3y
Chelsea.Poole Mom of 4 and grad student...you go!! 🎉🙌🏻😊 3y
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GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 3y
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 3y
Jas16 🙌🏽 3y
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I think I‘ve finished the last book I‘ll get through this year. Here is my year in books. I feel good about it, especially with two high-energy little ones. Happy early new year!

Liatrek Awesome🎉🎉🎉 3y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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I stole this from Karin Slaughter‘s IG 😂👍

tpixie Lol more books 📚 😂 3y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Crap, the first thing I saw was smore 😂😂😂 maybe there's lots of Smores in my future! 3y
TheBookAddict 🤣🤣🤣👍🏽 3y
Kappadeemom @KrystleTheBookSlayer that is hilarious!! I‘ll take more s‘mores 👍 3y
dariazeoli 😁 3y
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My secret Santa gift included a bookstore gift card and I purchased these two books. New year's reading for me 😊 I can't wait, I've heard wonderful things! Have any of you read these yet?

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Getting ready for 2019! 😎

Theshadedbuffalo Awesome!! 👏 3y
TheWordJar Love this! I‘m spending today setting my reading goals too! 3y
GondorGirl My Sunday plan is to get all my challenges drawn up in my bullet journal. Thanks for the awesome inspiration! 😍 3y
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My #newyearwhodis reading list, courtesy of @whippoorwill815

The list also had Station Eleven, Horns, Ready Player One, and The Winter People, but I‘ve already read them. They‘re great picks, though! Def check them out!

Bookish_AF Ahh I love this, so cool to see a collage of all my books! I hope you will enjoy some of these😃 3y
BookNerd9906 Good idea! 3y
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#in2018 I did ALL OF THE ABOVE! I hit 365 books finished today. I attended Morristown Festival of Books, where I met many authors and Littens. I shopped at multiple bookstores across the US. I also "read across Europe" for a summer reading challenge. I stayed up past 2 am finishing Michelle Obama's memoir. I discovered I'm a mix of Ravenclaw and House Stark according to an online quiz, and I'm wearing a bookish shirt right now. @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Woohoo!! 🎉🎉 3y
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I just skated in at the last minute to sign up for the #newyearwhodis readathon! thank you @monalyisha !! It looks really awesome. It can be hard for me to participate in swaps from the uk what with al the postage so this is perfect for me

zsuzsanna_reads I'm doing this one too! Such a great idea, @monalyisha 3y
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This may seem early but it's almost mid November!
Instructions to participate:

merelybookish Best 2018 read of 2018. Or any book read this year? 3y
ReadingEnvy @merelybookish any book read in 2018. I think most of us normal readers don't just read new releases! 3y
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Happy New Year, Littens!!! I hope you all had a safe night. I, of course, am a party animal and was in bed by 10:30. 😂

SilversReviews 😍 I actually stayed up for the first time in a long time. 4y
AnneCecilie Happy New Year 🎊🎈🎆 4y
MinDea HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🍾🥂 4y
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AmyG Happy New Year 🎊🎆🎈 4y
drokka Happy New Year! 4y
NatalieR Happy New Year! 🎉🍾🎊 4y
Owlizabeth Happy New Year!! 💞 4y
Bookzombie Happy New Year!! 🎆 ⭐️🎉 4y
LeahBergen Happy New Year! 📚📚 4y
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