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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, and they plot their escape. Matters do not go as planned Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her but they manage to find a station and head north. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is not a metaphor a secret network of tracks and tunnels has been built beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, where both find work in a city that at first seems like a haven. But the citys placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens and Ridgeway, the relentless slave-catcher sent to find her, arrives in town. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing journey, state-by-state, seeking true freedom. Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in states in the pre-Civil War era. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage, and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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mdm139
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Two auto buy authors! Glad I held out for the Sager. I thought they might put it in July when it wasn‘t in June.

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TheSpineView Love this one! 20h
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Christyco125
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My #20in4 results: I didn‘t make my 20 hours but I got in 16 — and made some real progress on my TBR.

✔️Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions
✔️ The Lost City of Z
📖 The Magnolia Palace 28%
🎧 Jade War 35%

Andrew65 This is great, well done 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳 Thanks for playing along. 14h
Christyco125 @Andrew65 thank you. I might try this again in July. 10h
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TheSpineView Great poem! 2d
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@mrozzz Have a fabulous year 🍾🥂🎂🎂🍷

TheSpineView @mrozzz Happy Birthday! Wishing you a fabulous year!🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳 2d
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The Birthday Fairies are wishing @Yuki_Onna the happiest of birthdays today! May you have many #birthdayblessings and #birthdaylove today and every day in the next year!
🎊🎉🎂🎁🎈🎶⚘🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️
@julesG @squirrelbrain @KarenUK @robinb @CarolynM @Crazeedi
( @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks )

Crazeedi Happy birthday @Yuki_Onna ! 🎊🎁⚘🧚‍♂️ 2d
CarolynM Happy birthday @Yuki_Onna 🎂🎈🥳 2d
SW-T Happy birthday @Yuki_Onna 🎂🎉 2d
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robinb Wishing you lots of love today @Yuki_Onna ! Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 2d
squirrelbrain Happy Birthday @Yuki_Onna - have a great day! 🎉📚🍰🎉📚🍰 2d
julesG Happy Birthday @Yuki_Onna 🎉📚🎂🎉📚🎂 2d
Librarybelle Happy Birthday @Yuki_Onna ! 2d
kaysworld1 Happy birthday my lovely 🎂 🥳 🎉 🎈 🎁 2d
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! @Yuki_Onna 🎊🎂🎉✨ 2d
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎁🎂🎈 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎂🎊🎉🎈🎁 2d
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Perfect! 2d
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mdm139
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My son tends to obsess over one thing at a time for about a year. His current obsession is colors. He loves mixing them, and knowing all their names. But with infinite colors, he is always finding new ones. So to help him with his obsession, I found these postcards on Amazon with 100 different colors. I thought I would share for all those doing the #pantone2022 challenge. @Clwojick I may have to join up now

marleed Oh those are cool! 3d
Clwojick Oh my gosh! Those are stunning! I‘m obsessed with all the infinite colours too. 💜💙❤️ 3d
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vonnie862
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Here's my #BookSpinBingo list for the month of July.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
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DanaManiac
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Meant to post this yesterday! @Kdgordon88 your #LitsyLoveSummerSwap box is headed your way 🥳. It‘s scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.

Kdgordon88 Yay! Thanks! 4d
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Great poem! 4d
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eri.reads
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I'm a day late for tracking to this readathon, but will attempt it. Hopefully I do better tracking-wise this time around!

Hope to:
1. finish the book I'm currently reading, Foundling and
2. start something new.

@Andrew65

eri.reads Well today is Pokemon community day so I'll be out with my hubby. It's his fav game. I guess I won't get as much reading done today as I'd like. Lol 4d
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 (edited) 4d
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mdm139
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Got our first July clue for book of the month

Addison_Reads Looks like this upcoming release. 4d
mdm139 @Addison_Reads that is what I was thinking 4d
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Do you still think it doesn‘t matter whether or not you vote?

Branwen I am absolutely heartbroken today. 😢 And scared. 5d
Sleepswithbooks @Branwen - I am 100% feeling the same. In tears and disgusted. 5d
EKonrad 😢😢😢 5d
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Hooked_on_books I‘ve known for a long time that this day was coming, but that doesn‘t make it any easier. I‘m embarrassed by my country. And seriously pissed off. 5d
Cazxxx I‘m so upset and angry over this. A dark day indeed 4d
slategreyskies @Branwen I feel the same way. We‘re in this together! (((Hug))) 💔 4d
slategreyskies @Sleepswithbooks I couldn‘t sleep last night. I just kept cycling through all these horrible emotions. Pain, fear, anger, disbelief. Sending you a hug. 💔 4d
slategreyskies @EKonrad hugs to you! 💔 4d
slategreyskies @Hooked_on_books agreed. I‘m so pissed. The worst thing is that it didn‘t have to be this way. Why can‘t people show up and vote? It‘s not a hard concept. Not showing up at the polls resulted in this. If people had just shown up. I just. My mind is spinning with all the should-haves and could-haves, and my heart hurts. And yeah, it‘s embarrassing too to be this backwards. 🤬💔 4d
slategreyskies @Cazxxx yes, me too. I‘m really struggling. This is a nightmare. Hugs to you! 💔 4d
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Maria514626
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Lovely Littens—I‘m looking for a good short story collection for the Read Harder Challenge.

No scary stories. 😊 I‘m a weenie, first class. 🏅🥇

keithmalek "One More Thing" by B.J. Novak. 5d
keithmalek Any short story collection by Simon Rich, with the exception of "Baby Teeth." 5d
keithmalek "The Littlest Hitler" by Ryan Boudinot. 5d
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keithmalek "The Christmas Kid and Other Brooklyn Stories" by Pete Hamill. 5d
keithmalek "Wild Child" by T.C. Boyle. 5d
keithmalek "Raised in Captivity" by Chuck Klosterman. 5d
Maria514626 @keithmalek Thank you! This looks like a great list! I love Pete Hamill. (edited) 5d
EvieBee I really liked this collection. 5d
vlwelser This one is great. My book club loved it. 5d
Maria514626 Thank you, @eviebee, @vlwelser, @rachelsbrittain! These all sound great. I read The Secret Life of Church Ladies. So good! 5d
jlhammar Alice Munro is a short story master and one of my favorite authors. Dear Life and Too Much Happiness were both 5-star collections for me as was this one. 5d
jlhammar This collection is really good. Love Claire Keegan. 5d
jlhammar I really liked this one too. 5d
Maria514626 @jlhammar Thanks for the recommendations! They sound so good! 4d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved this collection of short stories, but I do remember them being on the darker side. Not necessarily scary though. 4d
Maria514626 Ooh, sounds intriguing. Thanks, @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego! 3d
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TheBookHippie
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#FOODANDLIT COLOMBIA

Can‘t add this from my phone but it was good.

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fredamans
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TheSpineView Perfect! 5d
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Weisubei
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Appreciation post for my husband for accompanying me running this morning, granted he only walked our child on a stroller but it's a HUGE success. We really need to work out more. Cheers to more morning workout(s) 🤭🤭

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Still trying to hit that elusive #20in4. No football matches this time so fingers crossed.

@Andrew65

Clwojick You‘ve got this! 🎉 6d
OutsmartYourShelf @Clwojick I hope so but something seems to crop up every time. 6d
Andrew65 Perhaps this will be the month. Good luck 😊👍 4d
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Yes🌭🥩🍗🥓 6d
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mdm139
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Reading outside as it sprinkles. I love rain. I love the smell of rain. We have a covered patio with a tin roof. I love the sound of rain hitting the tin roof. Reading while it rains is the perfect combination.

peanutnine Sounds peaceful 💕 6d
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fredamans
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TheSpineView So true! Great choice! 7d
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LeslieO
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Catsandbooks Woohoo! 😎☀️ 1w
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BookwormAHN
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Happy Summer Solstice everyone 🌞
#WheelOfTheYear #Litha #SummerSolstice #PaganBuddyStudy

MoonWitch94 Solstice Blessings to you! 🌞💛☀️ 1w
BookwormAHN @MoonWitch94 And to You 🧡 1w
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vonnie862
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Hi @Kimzey @Readergrrl @BookishBelle
I am back from my trip and here are some of the books from my shelves that I am thinking for #LMPBC #GroupT. Let me know if any of these sound good to you.

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Readergrrl I read and enjoyed I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter so much!! I haven‘t read the others, but one of my closest friends always recommends I Am the Messenger. She says it‘s one of her all time favorites. So I vote for that one, but I‘m sure I‘d be happy with any you choose! 1w
Kimzey I loved The Book Thief, so I‘d be interested to see how I Am the Messenger compares. But I am also open to any of your selections. 1w
BookishBelle I also read and enjoyed I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. I am most interested in I Am The Messenger as well, though I would be happy to read any of them. 1w
vonnie862 It looks like I am the Messenger. 1w
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fredamans
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Happy National Indigenous People's Day!

#ProudToBeNative #ProudToBeMetis

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fredamans
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TheSpineView Excellent choice! 6d
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Perfect! 1w
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Hazel2019
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There is still time to sign up for #LMPBC #ROUND15 !!

🌸 ☀️ 🌸

Sign-up link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

@suvata

Chrissyreadit I‘m copying your post!!! Hope it‘s ok. 1w
Hazel2019 @Chrissyreadit of course! 😊 1w
Hazel2019 hi! Are the three of you in #LMPBC group I? 😊 (edited) 1w
Hazel2019 @TheBookHippie yay! 😃 can‘t wait! 1w
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DanaManiac
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Another fun arrival yesterday! Thanks so much @Kdgordon88 for my #LLSS box!! I‘m waiting on one last fun thing to arrive for yours and then it‘s headed your way this week. I‘ll post when I ship it! 🤗

Kdgordon88 Glad it arrived safely!! 1w
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fredamans
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What did the baby champagne bottle call it's dad?
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Pop!
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

Happy Father's Day!

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fredamans
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TheSpineView Great find!👍❤️🤩 1w
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slategreyskies
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I love this. 💚🍃

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

CBee This is GREAT! 2w
Smrloomis Love this! 🌺🍀 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 2w
BooksAndYarn That's awesome. 2w
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fredamans
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TheSpineView What a beautiful description of someone!💜 2w
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Buddha just wanted to send some love to @CaliforniaCay 🖤 thank you for being amazing

CaliforniaCay Awww you're very welcome 💜🥰💜 2w
UwannaPublishme What a sweetie! ❤️ 1w
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fredamans
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TheSpineView So true! Great choice! 2w
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Lollymya
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Hey Y‘all….I need your help. I don‘t know what to read next. If you didn‘t know I read more than one at a time. I am about to start # 5 and considering #Shadow&Bone. I am putting to you guys….which should I read next??? #LitsyLove

Soubhiville Under the Whispering Door is wonderful. I also loved The Rosie Project. 2w
TheSpineView Shodow and Bone is an excellent choice. 2w
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Perfect!👍 2w
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hannah-leeloo
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Thanks for the tag @DarkMina
I've only just received it so shall still do hehe
@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

❄️ Well in chapter 1 I portalled through a mirror into a winter wonderland that I think is a fairy tale world
🌟 Gilded by Marissa Meyer
📚 Would have to say Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳👍🏼 2w
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fredamans
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TheSpineView 🦝🦝🦝 2w
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Yuki_Onna
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Thanks for the tag, @hannah-leeloo ❣

1. I've never thought about that question before and before now, was not aware there is a distinction. But all the fellow Littens who played before me have brought to my attention there is a clear distinction.
Please look for the answers of @kezzlou85 or @hannah-leeloo for a definition.

2. Yes. Always been a writer and storyteller; am an aspiring author.

Tagging everyone who wants to play & hasn't yet. 🥰

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
lirahlu Tracking 1Z6726876720001814 2w
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lirahlu UPS 2w
Yuki_Onna @lirahlu Thank you, dear! I'm soooo excited. 😁🌺 2w
Yuki_Onna @lirahlu @catsandbooks Your #soss parcel arrived on Monday! 🥳Sorry I didn't post a pic - got Covid and feel very weak... 🙁 On Opening Day there will be pics!
#sliceofsummerswap #LitsySwaps
@AbigailJaneBlog Got your tracking number, dear! It's still safely on its way. 😊
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lirahlu @Yuki_Onna I'm so sorry lovely! I hope you start feeling better! 💝 7d
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Had to read this twice. The poem as a lot to say. Great choice!💙 2w
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slategreyskies
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amywithbooks 😂😂😂 2w
DieAReader 🤣🤣🤣 2w
DGRachel I love fun dedication pages! 2w
JamieArc @Tamra I didn‘t realize the quote I mentioned, I saw it here on Litsy. This was it 😁 2w
Tamra 😂😂👌🏾 2w
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Good choice! 2w
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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1. Goodreads, Litsy, Libby, Sora, Kindle, Audible, and Book Buddy. I have LibraryThing, StoryGraph, Book Collage, and TBR Bookshelf but have not explored them fully yet.
2. Goodreads, Litsy, and Libby—every day. I use Audible frequently, Sora occasionally.
3. I think Litsy! It is such a fun and friendly place to hang out with other bibliophiles.
Thanks for choosing this #SundayFunday prompt @ozma.of.oz ! I love talking about book tech!

thereadingpal I just made a LibraryThing account, never heard of it before 2w
Cinfhen I so agree…Litsy is the FRIENDLIEST place on any platform 📖🎉🤩❣️ 2w
ozma.of.oz Totally agree on Litsy! I love this community! Thank you for posting! 💙 2w
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Avanders Oooh that‘s for the tag … what‘s Sora?? 😯 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Litsy is such a great place. Thanks for the tag! 2w
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Avanders Sora is the library app my school district uses for e- and audio-books. It also connects to our county libraries. I use it along with Libby and Audible for my audiobooks. 2w
DaveGreen7777 Thanks for the tag! 😊 2w
Bookzombie I‘m so late, but thank you for tagging me! 💗 2w
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Great pick! 2w
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vonnie862
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This sounds like so much fun! I just signed up.
#LMPBC

You can visit @suvata for more info.
You can sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

Kimzey Yay! We‘re in the same group. Looking forward to it! 2w
vonnie862 @Kimzey awesome!!!! 2w
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RedxoHearts
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Just wanted to thank my #LitsyLove friends for the birthday cards! I just realized it is this coming up Friday. No plans yet since my usual waterpark trip will be postponed until next month probably. I'm thinking plenty of relaxing and reading 📚

Thank you #LitsyLove @Lovesbooks87 @Pogue @aroc @Christyco125

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🥳💛🥳💛 2w
UwannaPublishme Happy Birthday! 🥳🎉🎂 2w
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