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Hi friends, we are excited to announce #CampLitsy, a Camp ToB-style summer read along run by @squirrelbrain @Megabooks and @BarbaraBB
📚 ⛺️

Everyone is welcome to join!

We‘ve made a longlist from last weekend‘s nominees. Link to the list: https://bit.ly/3w5SSIN.

Once you‘ve decided on your top 6, we‘ve opened up voting in this Google Doc:

We hope you‘ll vote & join share❗️
Poll closes on Monday 16 May!

BarbaraBB @LitsyEvents Can you please share? Thanks 🙏 7mo
Megabooks Can‘t wait to see what our campers choose! 7mo
KarenUK Done! Excited to see the final choices. 7mo
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squirrelbrain Exciting! But it‘s so difficult to choose just 6 from this fabulous list! 7mo
rsteve388 Selected! I have been trying to read a lot more sci-fi this year, so I picked a few of those. 7mo
Chelsea.Poole Squee! 🏕 Thank you guys so much for organizing! @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain 7mo
sarahbarnes I love this so much! Thank you for organizing it! ☀️ 7mo
Cinfhen This is SOOOOO AWESOME!!! I can‘t wait to get my #CampLitsy t-shirt 😁well done @squirrelbrain @Megabooks 7mo
Addison_Reads What a great idea! Thank you guys for putting this together. 7mo
vivastory To be honest, the Litsy TOB is way more exciting than the real TOB. So many wonderful selections that I'm only voting for a few of my own nominees! Thank you campers! 7mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! Thank you @BarbaraBB, @squirrelbrain and @Megabooks for making it happen! 😃 (edited) 7mo
Ruthiella @vivastory Yup! My six choices will now also be influenced by all the intriguing titles proposed last week by others! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella @vivastory I love that I will vote for books I hadn‘t heard of before last week! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Chelsea.Poole @sarahbarnes @Cinfhen @Addison_Reads You‘re very welcome. We were on a flow creating the thing 😀 7mo
batsy This is brilliant! Thank you @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks for putting this together. I'm off to vote 🥳 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm How does this work?? 7mo
merelybookish This is so exciting! I figured there was no way the official TOB could live up to our picks. So I'm thrilled we get to do one of our own! Thank you for organizing! @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB 7mo
merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm Click on the 2nd link in Barbara's post. It gives a good breakdown of how the tournament works. I hope that helps! Would be great if you joined. 🙂 7mo
Cathythoughts I‘m very interested in joining in , and I‘m also wondering @erzascarletbookgasm how this works ? Well done you three littens 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 you are onto something very exciting here 💫 7mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts the Google document linked above has a good description of how things will work. Basically, we‘re choosing six books to read together and discuss in June, July, and August (2 books per month) and we‘ll vote on a winner each month and then a grand winner from among the three monthly winners. 👍🏻👍🏻 @erzascarletbookgasm 😀 (edited) 7mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks Meg , I‘ll get cracking and have a look at the list and pick my six. Well done you guys 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
MicheleinPhilly I'm looking forward to this and am really, really, REALLY going to try to play. I will force myself to prioritize it if I have to, damn it! 😁 7mo
squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Tournament of Books is a kind of knockout competition for books run every year. Barbara runs a Litsy version alongside to see if we vote the same. It was my first year joining in this year and it was fun! There is also a mini CampToB in the summer with just 6 books. This year we decided to nominate our own books for Camp then we‘ll read and vote for our winner. 7mo
BkClubCare Fyi - book that I suggested is not actually released until Aug 2nd…. (edited) 7mo
Chelsea.Poole @cinfhen what's this I read about a Camp Litsy t-shirt?? Because NEED 😻 7mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen 👍🏻♥️ I‘ve sent mine in 👍🏻 7mo
squirrelbrain Oops @BkClubCare - we thought we‘d taken out all of the books published late-June and onwards. I must have missed that one. We‘ll cross that bridge if it gets voted for! 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m just joking @Chelsea.Poole but I feel just like The Rooster we should have merch too😉 7mo
Chelsea.Poole @cinfhen I thought so...BUT how cool would that be! 😎 7mo
BkClubCare @squirrelbrain - sounds good. I made a note on my sug‘d six, also… 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @Chelsea.Poole How cool that would be 😍! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts How great you are joining! @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you will too, if you still have questions, let us know! 7mo
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly We‘re counting on you to at least vote! One step at a time 😉😘 (edited) 7mo
BarbaraBB @Liz_M Check this out - instead of your co-workers 😉😂 7mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly Yes, please join what you can! I'm not planning on reading all 6 books on schedule but some of my favorites of this year were books that were in the most recent tob (edited) 7mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory @MicheleinPhilly I don‘t think I will read all of them either. I just love to have so many options! 7mo
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB @vivastory I‘ve voted but I saved a copy of the spreadsheet because there are so many interesting sounding books! 7mo
LMJenkins Just voted! Excited for this. 7mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB That's a great idea! I'm going to do the same! 📚📚 7mo
BarbaraBB @LMJenkins Happy you‘re joining, thanks for voting! 7mo
Hooked_on_books I want to vote but I can‘t! The form is requiring me to sign in but I don‘t know my password and can‘t recover it because it wants to text a phone number I no longer have! Grrrrrr! Edit: I was able to fix it and vote! Thank goodness! 🥳 (edited) 7mo
Suet624 My brain isn‘t working - lyme and last month of job - so I‘d prefer that you all decide the books to read and I‘ll join in after they‘ve been selected. 7mo
Desha Voted! This sounds like so much fun! ♥️📚 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Margot, Meg, Helen 👍👍👍 Sounds exciting! Will take a look. @merelybookish @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 7mo
Megabooks @Suet624 I‘m feeling you there unfortunately! I‘m having terrible long haul Covid brain fog today. Glad you have you on board, and I hope the brain fog clears! 💜 7mo
Megabooks @Desha fantastic! We‘ll have fun this summer for sure! 😀🏕 7mo
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Thank goodness! A password shouldn‘t be necessary to fill out the form. Glad you fixed it! 7mo
Suet624 @Megabooks I‘m so sorry to hear about your brain fog. I didn‘t realize you were experiencing long haul Covid. That makes me sad. 💕 7mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 I‘m sorry your Lyme is bothering you again. I noticed you‘ve been quiet lonely. Take care 🤍, we‘ll choose some nice books for you! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Desha Very happy you are joining us! 7mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB thanks Barbara. The Lyme symptoms pop up randomly and I have to slow way down. Also an upcoming transition regarding work is impacting me more than I thought it would. I‘m feeling a bit wobbly about it. It‘ll all be fine eventually, I‘m sure. 7mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB it‘s also 2:30 am and my sleep pattern is a mess. 😩 7mo
Megabooks @Suet624 I‘m so sorry you have Lyme. That‘s a very hard condition to have long term. I‘ve had a different chronic illness for 25 years, but the exhaustion has been way worse since Covid. The brain fog is new, and I‘m not enjoying it. And sleep issues are a real problem. I napped from 8-11 PM and now it‘s almost 2 and I‘m up!! Hope you can fall asleep soon. 💜💜 (edited) 7mo
Suet624 @Megabooks brain fog is no joke. Gosh, this stuff is tough. As far as sleeping, I seem to have a two hour window from 2 AM to 4 AM where I‘m awake. it‘s not bad if I don‘t have to go to work but on work days I have to be up at six. Anywho! I guess we‘ll just be sleepless sisters! 7mo
alisiakae Done! So excited to see the results! So many great nominations, it took me a while to browse the list and make my choices since I didn't want to just pick the 6 I recommended! 7mo
BarbaraBB @4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t just vote for mine either. So many good ones! Thanks for voting! 7mo
Desha @Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks so much guys! 7mo
Teresereading So many great choices, I voted for some I know of, and also some unknowns with great/intriguing titles 7mo
cariashley SO excited!! Thanks so much for organizing!! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Teresereading I ended up too voting for books I hadn‘t heard of until then! 7mo
BarbaraBB @cariashley Glad you‘re in again! 7mo
Sparklemn @barbarabb I missed out on the voting but I'd love to participate in the group! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Sparklemn You are very welcome to participate! And you can even still vote. It is still Monday on the west coast of the US! 7mo
Megabooks @Sparklemn I have reopened the voting. There was some confusion among the organizers about when the poll would close, and I closed it early. If you‘re still awake, we‘ll leave it open until 1 AM on the west coast US, so about another two hours. I hope you will join us reading even if you aren‘t able to vote! Once again, I apologize for the confusion! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks sorry Meg, my fault! Emailed you! Xxx 7mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks friend. Got it. I‘m glad straighten things out. Going to try to sleep for the 4th time!! 🙄 7mo
cariashley I missed voting too, am hectic with my first international work trip since covid started, but I trust the hive mind here and can‘t wait to see the results! 7mo
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