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Magnolia Wednesdays | Wendy Wax
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From the USA Today bestselling author of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey comes a wonderfully entertaining book about what to do when life comes at you full swing. At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray's life as an investigative journalist is crumbling. Humiliated after taking a bullet in her backside during an expos, Vivi learns that she's pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. This explains why she says 'yes' to a dreadful job covering suburban living back home in Georgia, a column she must write incognito. Down South, it's her sister's ballroom dance studio that becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life-and where unexpected friendships develop. As she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is really so bad after all. Read Wendy Wax's post on the Penguin Blog.
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Middle-Earth. Anybody may guess it from my feed 😆
2. I think three is about right. Enough to create a world but not too long to give a conclusion to a story. I read also longer series, especially if each book can also stand alone. My favourite series is of course The Lord of the Rings.
3. Yes. I write historical fantasy stories set in the 1920s
4. I tag @KendallHershey @Lifeisasnap @Hazel2019

Eggs I love your responses! Fantasy HF!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Lifeisasnap Oooo, I would love to read your HF stories!! Anything published or finished?? 4w
JazzFeathers @Eggs Are you a reader of historical fantasy? 😊 4w
JazzFeathers @Lifeisasnap Thanks so much for the interest 😊 l've just started the serialisation of a novel on my blog https://theoldshelter.com/chapter/the-frozen-maze-episode-1-an-unknown-world-of-... l'd love to hear what you think, if you end up reading it 😁 4w
Alora Very neat that you write historical fantasy!! 3w
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I ended up enjoying this book a lot more than I anticipated, despite the fact that Vivi made a lot of opposite-than-I-would choices. In a lot of ways, this is a story about secrets and how often keeping them hurts the people we are trying to protect. While I did enjoy this one, I doubt I will read it again, so let me know if you would like me to mail you this copy!!

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1. I‘m so not a scary movie person and what I look forward to most at Halloween is It‘s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Love that!
2. My boss is pretty awesome - let‘s me come and go as I please and trusts me on projects
3. I‘ve only really had 3 in my lifetime so far 😂 I guess this one? I complain about it but I do have a good situation going on

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #1!!!🎃🎃 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @JenlovesJT47 ! 💕



1. The Little Bear series, Maurice Sendak
2. I love Julie Anne Long‘s humor in her historical romance books and also JD Robb‘s dry/snarky humor in her In Death series.
3. CS Harris‘ St. Cyr series, Anna Lee Huber‘s Lady Darby series & Deanna Raybourn‘s Veronica Speedwell series
4. Omelet, sausage, toast, OJ
5. Please jump in if you‘d like to play! 😊

Eggs Thanks for playing 💗🥳🤗 3mo
robinb @Eggs 👍😊💕 3mo
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1. So many! First one that comes to mind is Terra Nullius by Clare Coleman
2. There are a lot of these too, but the one I read over and over again is Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
3. Too many to count
4. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
5. @hjreviews
Thanks for the tag @Lcsmcat

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1. A barren wasteland?! 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Litsy, Kindle, Goodreads
3. Probably some form of chocolate 🍫😬😂
4. Love this quote I ran across...and Denzel too! 😍
5. I‘ll tag @IvoryLunatic , @mom2bugnbee , @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled

Thanks for the tag @tammysue ! 👋🤗


Eggs Thanks for playing 💗👏🏻🤗 I love Denzel too 💕 5mo
mabell @robinb 1. 😂🤣 That makes me think of Harrison Ford in Six Days Seven Nights - “it‘s an island, babe. If you don‘t bring it here ... you won‘t find it here” 😆 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thanks for the tag! I‘m thinking . . . 🤔! 5mo
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robinb @mabell 👍👍🤣🤣😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
tammysue I love that quote! 💖 Denzel too!! (edited) 5mo
robinb @tammysue 👍😊😘 5mo
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1. Hotcakes and sausage patties, with lots of butter and warm maple syrup.
2. The Blind Cafe - it's totally pitch black, you can't see the food you are eating. I'm not that trusting, thank you very much.
3. Yes, especially lunch
4. It probably does exist, but lemon meringue pie flavor or key lime pie would be outstanding
5. @megabooks @audraelizabeth @capatrick @JME

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #4!!🍨🍨👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Thank you for the tag @Stormborn1992 and @Klou
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
1.🎶Future by Madonna
2. I gather all the Littens & we go to The Strand in NYC, we take a ferry to The Statue of Liberty 🗽, we see a BDWY show and eat an authentic dinner in Little Italy
3. Who needs a car?!?! A home is forever ❤️
4. It‘s Thursday so I tag everyone 🌺

RachelO 💖💖💖💖💖 Your Litsy day trip sounds PERFECT! 5mo
squirrelbrain Can I come on your NYC trip?! Although, you could just leave me in the Strand for the whole day! 😁📚 5mo
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Cinfhen Yes!!! You are most definitely included @squirrelbrain ♥️ 5mo
Crazeedi Sounds like the perfect NYC trip!!💞 5mo
Klou You're welcome. And love the sound of #2!! 5mo
Eggs I‘m in! For the big apple 🍎! NYC!! 5mo
TrishB I‘m gegging in again today (this is a scouse saying basically sticking your nose in and inviting yourself!) 5mo
Texreader ❤️ no. 2! We did all of that last year on our trip to NYC except the meal in Little Italy. What fun it would be to do that with a bunch of Litsy pals!! 5mo
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Thanks for the tag @squirrelbrain !

1. Journals, bookmarks, other bookish things
2. A purse 👛
3. This is ONE of my favorites. Sorry for the poor pic quality. (Girl w/book in various sitting positions)*
4. @Crazeedi @Librarybelle @eanderson @ScientistSam 👋👋👋👋


*bookmark from Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarrotTopPaperShop

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 5mo
Eggs Love it🤗 5mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the tag!❣ 5mo
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Crazeedi My bookmarks are all over the place in various books...hmmm.... 5mo
robinb @Librarybelle 👍😊💕 5mo
robinb @Crazeedi 👍😊💕 5mo
robinb @Eggs 👋👍🤗 5mo
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@JulesG @CarolynM
1. Why mess with perfection? Maggie!!!
2. Bedtime is my biggest struggle. I try to make it to bed by 10:15pm and asleep by 11:00. Otherwise I take a quick nap around 4:30am and still make it to work by 7:30.
3. Beach read
4. We start and end our days with the electric kettle!
5. Bookstore 3/4 mile in one direction. Library 2.5 miles in the other. I‘m at the library everyday. It‘s my job!! I mean dress up time! 🙃

SledgeReader @julesG @CarolynM You nailed this one! Thanks for letting me steal your brilliance! 1y
CarolynM 👍 1y
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julesG Anytime! 1y
Stacy_31 I chose Maggie, too. She‘s brilliant! ❤️❤️ 1y
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1) simple lunch: jacket potatoes and quark or in this case yoghurt
2) just browsing
3) - -
4) sweets, roller-coaster
5) coffee 😁

@MinDea #HumpDayPost

Cathythoughts 😋Love this lunch 2y
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1. Love this gorgeous little Christmas town!
2. I'm aiming to just finish the ones I'm reading right now.
3. The cozy pillow in my lap.
4. A book, of course!
5. Prattville, Alabama, USA
@MinDea #HumpDayPost

MinDea That is a cute town. Where is that? 2y
bookishunicorn I believe it's Ottawa, Canada. Not really a "little" town, I suppose ? 2y
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Barely made it in!

1. I‘ve got to buy material for my son‘s graduation T-shirt quilt that a friend is making.
2. Both AND almond 😊 (bases covered)
3. C. S. Harris‘ Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries ❤️
4. Writer
5. 🤷🏻‍♀️ If it weren‘t for bad luck, I‘d have no luck at all...🤣🤣😞😔


MinDea Love the t-shirt quilt. My mom made me and my sister a quilt made from our old jeans. Loved that quilt! 2y
robinb @MinDea Love that idea of a quilt from your old jeans....cool! I‘m continuing a tradition. However my daughter‘s was for her sweet 16th birthday rather than graduation. Not so sure my son will appreciate it as much, but he does like to wrap up. 😊 2y
Cinfhen That's a great idea! 2y
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It‘s time for the #HumpDayPost with @MinDea ! YAY!!!

1. “R.I.P. Robin”, and I‘m fine with that! ❤️❤️❤️😊
2. My parents come to our house for Thanksgiving, and we go to theirs for Christmas. ❤️ Lots of great food!!!
3. Both, please...but probably meat more.
4. Blue
5. OK, I‘m honestly stumped here. I‘m a somewhat picky eater so I don‘t venture too far off the beaten path. I‘m sure there‘s something weird but just can‘t think of it now. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen Great meme 2y
robinb @Cinfhen I ❤️ it/him too! 2y
Andrew65 I miss Robin. 😢 2y
robinb @Andrew65 me too. 😔 2y
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