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Wishin' and Hopin'
Wishin' and Hopin': A Novel | Wally Lamb
26 posts | 38 read | 15 to read
In Wally Lambs pitch perfect new novel, it is 1964. LBJ and Lady Bird are in the White House, Meet the Beatles is on everyones turntable, and ten-year-old Felix Funicello (distant cousin of the iconic Annette!) is doing his best to navigate fifth gradeeasier said than done when scary movies still give you nightmares and you bear a striking resemblance to a certain adorable cartoon boy. But there are several things young Felix can depend on: the birds and bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas hes never going to forget.
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KathyWheeler
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I went for a walk earlier today and listened to A Christmas Carol. Then I did some Christmas baking, and Jayne was “helping” me wrap presents. Now I‘m settling in and reading Wishin‘ and Hopin‘ while watching A Christmas Story. Happy Holidays to all you wonderful Littens!

batsy Happy holidays! 🎄💚 11mo
KathyWheeler @batsy you too! 11mo
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KathyWheeler
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Tonight‘s reading after having watched Scrooged. Watching various versions of A Christmas Carol is a tradition around our house.

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kezzlou85
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bibliobliss I just pulled out my copy!! 11mo
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Texreader
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This looks terribly fun for Christmas. Ebook on sale today. #wintergames

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TamTracy
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Pickpick

This story started a little slow for me but I ended up loving its inappropriate humor. Definitely gave me the vibe of A Christmas Story, my fav holiday movie.

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AmberWB
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Pickpick

This was a lot of fun! It had a similar feel to A Christmas Story-just a few decades later. 😊 I really enjoyed the antics of Felix and his friends.

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Clwojick
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Mehso-so

Meh. So far I‘m been pretty underwhelmed by all the #HolidayReads, with the exception of the children‘s books. Those have been great. Lol

21 points for #MerryReaders #WinterGames @StayCurious

4thhouseontheleft Me too. Haven't had a holiday book I've liked yet, apart from the picture books. Hopefully by the end of the month! But so far it's just confirming why I don't read this genre very often. 😂 2y
Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft I have an absolute TON of children‘s Xmas books that I want to buy now though. 😂 2y
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InnerSavvy
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Pickpick

Fun juvenile historical fiction. Makes you laugh.

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Aimeesue
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Just realized my last post sounds like I‘m asking for actual books. No! I would never!
I just need ideas! Tell me all about your favorite books that you can‘t believe everyone isn‘t reading - any style, and genre.
I need more great books on my list. Life is too short to read bad books! ❤️

Amiable Check out #adventrecommends --everyone is posting a book recommendation every day 3y
Aimeesue @Amiable Thanks! 3y
DGRachel My favorite contemporary author is Ausma Zehanat Khan. She writes socially conscious mysteries and a fantasy series. The Unquiet Dead is the first in her mystery series and The Bloodprint is the first in the fantasy series. 3y
Aimeesue @DGRachel Thanks! I‘ll check those out! 3y
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JacqMac
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Time for a tea break. I need something a little festive to get me in the mood for this holiday. I‘m just not there this year.

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JacqMac
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I really need to stop looking at the ebook deals on amazon. Today‘s #bookhaul

Leelee08 Me too! I bought My Plain Jane and the Dickens one today as well!😍📚😁 3y
JacqMac @Leelee08 Fun and festive, you can‘t go wrong. Lol 3y
Melissa_J Ha ha! I check them and the Kobo deals everyday. My e-reader TBR ‘pile‘ is rather long... 3y
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mrozzz
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Such a fun afternoon at today‘s #CTLitsyMeetup ☺️
We did a swap & I walked away with a Wally Lamb.
Also I 💜 RJ Julia‘s.

Hoping to see more of you at other meet-ups this year or at BookCon 🤓📚

kspenmoll Hope we can do this again & I can make it. So sorry to miss you all! 4y
mcipher It was so much fun and great to meet you! ☺️ 4y
mrozzz @kspenmoll I hope so too! 😊 4y
mrozzz Great to meet you as well! Always cool to meet the real readers behind the names online. 😃 @mcipher (edited) 4y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 So incredible meeting you after so long!!! We must all meet up again. And again. And again. 😆☺️ 4y
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Lcsmcat
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Last Thursday my #bookclub discussed the tagged book and did a cookie swap. This picture captures most (but not all!) of the cookies. 😋 #reindeerreads @Jess7

AmyG Wow. Heaven. (I love cookies) 4y
Cathythoughts Delicious 😋 4y
britt_brooke Yum!! 4y
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saresmoore Goodness gracious! 4y
RebelReader How fun! Yummy! 4y
Eggs How nice! 4y
Cinfhen Yum!!!! My type of swap/ bookclub!!! 4y
LeahBergen Wow! ❤️ 4y
Lcsmcat @AmyG @Cathythoughts @britt_brooke @saresmoore @RebelReader @eggs @Cinfhen @LeahBergen It was maybe the best-attended meeting we‘ve had all year. And the cookies are delicious. 😋 I‘m having to exercise extreme willpower. 4y
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LWagoner
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Pickpick

Such a fun Christmas read! I found myself chuckling several times.

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Lcsmcat
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Pickpick

This was a cute read. There‘s not a lot to discuss, but since tonight‘s book club meeting is also our cookie swap, we probably won‘t have too much time to discuss anyway. 😉

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kezzlou85
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My Christmas book parcel from Read and Relax. Lots of lovely little goodies. Plus two books that look really good.

BookMaven407 Is this a monthly subscription? I have not heard of it before. 4y
kezzlou85 @BookMaven407 this is a Christmas special box that they do but there is also a monthly subscription one as well. This was £20 and the monthly is £10 So a nice cheap one. 4y
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LWagoner
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Next up- Some Holiday Reading!

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Lcsmcat
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I‘m not good at sticking with a #TBR, but I know I‘ll read these in December. I always read the Dickens, and the Lamb is for my book club. #reindeerreads @Jess7

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Aloisi_tribe
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Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, paint by numbers, cross stitch kits, watching old episodes of Sherlock, Downton Abbey, and Stranger Things, podcasts.

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Aloisi_tribe
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Bookmark #1 done for the Litsy #bookmarkswap. Thanks for putting it together @Clwojick

Clwojick That is so cute! I love it! I'm glad everyone's having fun with this. ☺️ 4y
nelehelen So pretty! 4y
TricksyTails Wow! That's awesome! 4y
Kaye Pretty ❤️ 4y
MaleficentBookDragon That is amazing! 4y
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Lcsmcat
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I came home to #bookmail tonight! I “had” to order the tagged book for December‘s #bookclub meeting, and to get the free shipping I “had” to order the other two. #noSelfControl #sorrynotsorry

StephMC82 💖💖💖 Wally Lamb 4y
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LisaJo
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#seasonsreadings2016 #christmassyreads I purchased this for a dollar at a library book sale. Going to be my Christmas Eve read.

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Lakesidemusing
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I'm in the mood for a holiday read tonight!🎄

courtney I thought this was such a cute story! 5y
Lakesidemusing @courtney Read it in 2009 and loved it! Hoping for the same feeling this time around😊 5y
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Gina
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Today's sweet thrift store find has me chuckling out loud in the first 10 pages. Almost passed it up. phew!

" Transistor radio to her ear, she wore a tower of teased hair and a white two-piece bathing suit, the tip of which played peek-a-boo with what our dishwasher and part-time grill cook, Chino Molinaro, referred to as her 'bodacious bazoom-booms.'"

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LisaJo
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Spent the morning at the botanical gardens. Just needed to walk outside and clear my head. I had no idea there was a little library there. Like a public library. Well they had a couple shelves of books for sale and, of course, I couldn't pass up a few of them. #LibraryAtGarden

courtney Wishin & Hopin is a pretty cute story, especially for this time of year! 5y
MrBook 😁 5y
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