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So, I‘ve made my own bingo card to work through some of the authors (or publishers) on my TBR shelves. I don‘t like to plan specific reads too far in advance so these categories should give me ample choice.

(Oh, and I‘m going to reward myself for each line completed by buying more books. 😆😆)

What do you think?

TK-421 Sounds like a good reward to me! 3w
LeahBergen @TK-421 Right? I must replenish that TBR. 😆 3w
LauraBeth Love this! 😍 Base your reward on every box finished! 3w
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DGRachel Awesome! 3w
Butterfinger ♥️ 3w
sprainedbrain I love your reward system. 😂 3w
Aimeesue I like that there's a Persephone in each row. 😂 3w
saresmoore This is perfect and I could use the exact same bingo card! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Love your bingo card AND the reward system! 3w
readordierachel Brilliant! 3w
Libby1 “Furrowed Middlebrow Book” 😃 3w
quietjenn Not surprisingly, I approve of every single square. 3w
Crazeedi Very nice!! 3w
CarolynM Love it! Do re-reads count?🙂 3w
TiredLibrarian Great idea! 3w
Cinfhen Looks good 💜 3w
LeahBergen @LauraBeth That‘s basically what I‘ve been doing lately. 😆 3w
LeahBergen @sprainedbrain I‘ve always been very reward-motivated. 😆 3w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue 😆 I have a backlog of Persephones! 3w
LeahBergen @saresmoore Read along with me! 😆 3w
LeahBergen @Libby1 From Dean Street Press and currently some of my favourite reads. 👏🏻 3w
LeahBergen @quietjenn I thought you might! 😄 3w
LeahBergen @CarolynM I think they should! 😄 3w
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😘😘 3w
vivastory I'm impressed! I've been thinking about keeping a paper journal in addition to Goodreads. 3w
vivastory PS Litsy is overdue for a gratuitous #johnnybergen picture 😄 3w
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! More #JohnnyBergen please 🐾 3w
BarbaraBB I love the 3 Persephone books! 3w
Cathythoughts I think I‘m taking a screenshot to investigate some of these authors !! Good luck ❤️👍🏻 3w
veritysalter Have you already read Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner? It‘s very evocative, you get a real sense of the tranquility (and cold) of Switzerland. 3w
andrew61 That's a great idea, you could even use the free space for a persephone book ☺ I might copy your idea at some point. Enjoy. 3w
saresmoore You know I will! 3w
britt_brooke Love it!! I might need to steal this idea. 3w
Aimeesue @LeahBergen @Libby1 The Dean Street Press books are great! I've read Alice and a few others. 3w
Suet624 @vivastory For over 2 decades I‘ve typed a list of books read, a brief description, and any quotes I liked. Two years ago I started using Goodreads instead and I‘m sorry I did that. So 2020 finds me doing both. I read great books over the last few years but never took the time to memorialize the quotes or passages that were important to me. 3w
Suet624 @leahbergen it‘s fabulous that you found a way to ensure that you would read books from your own shelves. 3w
vivastory @Suet624 Did you save it on a flash drive? Or were you using an online book journal? 3w
Suet624 @vivastory totally old school. I actually originally started handwriting everything into composition books. Then when I got a home computer I typed it into a word doc. Then, just to be really geeky, along the way I started printing them out and pasting each page into a composition book. I don‘t really like reading on a screen so I prefer to paste it into a journal. Sounds labor intensive, but I love doing it. 3w
vivastory @Suet624 I love that idea! I might have to use that. I like the idea of journaling, but realistically I know that I don't have the patience to sit down & write out my thoughts by hand. I've thought about doing a blog, but I'm not sure how different it would be for me than my activity on Litsy. But my inner analog really likes the idea of a physical object. 3w
Suet624 @vivastory Exactly! I don't have the patience to handwrite anything and I'm a fast typist. I'm too shy to do a blog. All I really want is something that I can look back on, something that is in my hands, that I can say, “Wow! That's a great quote - what a great insight!“ Or “Oh! I forgot I read that book!“ I find myself burrowing into the composition books often. 3w
TrishB That‘s a fantastic reward system! 3w
rubyslippersreads This looks like exactly the bingo card I‘d make for myself. May I steal it? 😂 3w
LeahBergen @vivastory I‘ve had paper book journals since the ‘90s and can‘t live without that little physical record to flip back through (like @Suet624 !) I like to say things like, “hmm... what was I reading on this day 12 years ago?” 😆 3w
LeahBergen @vivastory @Cinfhen I‘ll take another shot of him with a book (if he ever sits down again). 😆 3w
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB It had to be done. 😉 3w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I hope you find some that you like! 😘 3w
LeahBergen @veritysalter It was the first Brookner I read MANY years ago. I really need to revisit it! 3w
LeahBergen @andrew61 That‘s a good idea! Four Persephones, then! 😆 3w
LeahBergen @britt_brooke Steal away! 😁 3w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue I loved Alice. I have two of her other novels waiting on my shelf. No, wait ... make that three! 😆 3w
LeahBergen @Suet624 I love the idea of your composition books! 😍😍 3w
LeahBergen @TrishB One must treat oneself. 😉 3w
Reviewsbylola I love the reward system! 2w
AlaMich You have the neatest printing! 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Cuz I deserve it, right? 😆 2w
LeahBergen @AlaMich Why, thank you! 😘 2w
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Guess who was back at the office of Ministry today??? Guess whose son brought a book along??? #ProudMom #RaisingReaders #TeenEdition ❤️

britt_brooke 💚💚💚 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @britt_brooke 😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👍💙 1mo
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AmyG 🙌🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft 💙🤍💙🤍 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉🎊🎉 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks friends!! I just love seeing kids/YA reading ~ it warms my ❤️ @4thhouseontheleft @AmyG @erzascarletbookgasm 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks, misty 😘 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 1mo
merelybookish Raising a handsome reader! 💛 1mo
Megabooks Fantastic pic! 1mo
Bianca I love seeing kids reading! It‘s the best! 1mo
Cinfhen He has no clue I snapped the photo 😜 @Megabooks @TrishB let alone that I posted it 🤭 and I agree @Bianca I love seeing kids of all ages with a book in their hands 😍 1mo
Cinfhen I think he‘s pretty cute @merelybookish 😊and he‘s sweet too!! 1mo
LeahBergen He‘s so cute! 1mo
Cinfhen Just like #JohnnyBergen 😘 @LeahBergen (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Balibee146 👍👍👍 1mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous pic 😍. And well done mom 😀 mine would only bring his phone 📱 1mo
Suet624 A handsome son you have there, made even more so by having a book in his hands. 1mo
Cinfhen He‘s becoming a NF reader like his mom!!! And what‘s even better, his older brother gave him the book recommendation @Cathythoughts @Balibee146 @BarbaraBB @Suet624 #DoubleHeart ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Over the Gate | Miss Read
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I‘m turning the pages VERY quietly. Do NOT wake the beast. 😆😆


mabell ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Theaelizabet Awwww!💕 2mo
TrishB 😁😁😘 gorgeous 2mo
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squirrelbrain That‘s no beast! Such a cutie...! 2mo
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
kyraleseberg Be still, my heart! This is too cute! 2mo
Simona 😍😍😍 The puppies are the cutest while they're asleep ... precious time. 2mo
BittersweetBooks Omg 😍😍😍 2mo
veritysalter Gorgeous ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Tamra Haha! They are cute beasts! (edited) 2mo
Suet624 Oh gosh. 💕💕💕 2mo
throwmeabook 😍😍😍 2mo
Kalalalatja Cutie! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Pickles has some SERIOUS competition @Soubhiville! 2mo
Soubhiville Lol @MicheleinPhilly yep this is a cute puppy! 2mo
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly @Soubhiville But not as cute as that Pickles. Johnny‘s got a serious crush. 😆 2mo
Blaire Oh my!! Too adorable! 2mo
Amiable Ahhh!! The cuteness! 2mo
Aimeesue Oh my goodness! Puppy love. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
rubyslippersreads 😍🐶😍🐶😍 2mo
TheLudicReader Look at that belly! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly She has a boyfriend but she is a bit of a floozy so I‘m sure she‘d welcome his attention. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😁❣️ 2mo
mrp27 Oh my goodness.... 💕💕 2mo
quietjenn I can't handle how cute! 2mo
diovival The cuteness !!!!! 😍 2mo
BarbaraBB 😂😂😍 2mo
batsy My heart! ❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll My heart is melting!!!! ❤️ 2mo
BookNAround ❤️❤️❤️Johnny❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
mklong ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Rissreads Awwwww. Adorable puppy! 💛 2mo
youneverarrived Awww 😍😍 2mo
TheKidUpstairs Oh my! 😍😍😍😍😍 2mo
Bookzombie The beast is so freaking cute!!!💕🐶 2mo
Reviewsbylola I always say that every time I get a puppy, I instantly regret it. 🤣🤣🤣 He sure is cute tho! 2mo
Reviewsbylola (Especially when he‘s sleeping) 😆 2mo
LauraBeth I came here looking for puppy pictures! 😍😍😍 2mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth He‘s a rotten thing. 😆😆 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen can you email me your address so Auntie Laura can spoil him? 😀 familyramos1209@gmail.com 2mo
Centique Awwww! 1mo
Moray_Reads Oh my, what a lovely pup 1mo
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The Floating Feldmans | Elyssa Friedland
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Just enjoying a cup of serenity tea ☕️ while finishing the last few chapters of this lighthearted read. Thanks for the lovely cuppa #JohnnyBergen ‘s mom ❣️❣️❣️and those maple honey sucking candies are pretty delish as wel🇨🇦

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Where do you get your cool sounding tea 🍵?? ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one was gifted to me from the sweetest @LeahBergen and it‘s wonderful 2mo
Cathythoughts Maple honey 😋😋😋 2mo
emilyhaldi Love the hashtag 🐶 2mo
LeahBergen Johnny says you are very welcome. 😆 2mo
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A Memoir of Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck | Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke, Princess Mary (Duchess of Teck)
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My current read (another royal buddy read with @shawnmooney ❤️ and not in the Litsy database) is this biography of the original “People‘s Princess”. The Duchess of Teck was the great grandmother of the current queen and one of the last members of the “old royal family”.

(I was contemplating covering his “bits”, @LauraBeth . 😆😆)


erzascarletbookgasm Aww 🐾 💤 3mo
vivastory He's too adorable! 3mo
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Cinfhen He‘s too cute!!! I can‘t take it!!!! 3mo
batsy I'm with the rest! His cuteness is too much to take! ❤️❤️ 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego He kinda reminds me of Wishbone!! (The 90s TV dog that acted out classic literature, hope in not dating myself lol) 3mo
Hooked_on_books Gaaaa!!!!! I missed your initial introduction post. He‘s the cutest little guy ever! 🐶💙 3mo
vivastory @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved Wishbone! 😂 3mo
LeahBergen @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @vivastory I loved Wishbone! I got my first Jack Russell Terrier (that looked a lot like this guy) in 1997 - pretty much at the height of Wishbone‘s popularity. Little kids always yelled, “Wishbone!!” when I‘d take him for walks. 😆😆 I actually still have a couple of old Wishbone bookmarks with him in literary costumes. 😆 3mo
vivastory I love that. I can just picture him 😄 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love everything about that story! 😆💖🐶 3mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous #Johnnybergen he is a lovely Litsy fellow.... I love the puppies ❤️ (edited) 3mo
batsy @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Wishbone was the best 😁💜 3mo
mabell Such a baby! ❤️🐶😍 3mo
Sace Such a cutie! I feel bleesed to have been a parent to a Wishbone fan. I can still hear her 1st grade self singing "what's the story wishbone" ❤️ Thank you for this post so I could take this little trip down memory lane. 3mo
Simona Precious moments of peace and tranquility ♥️ 3mo
MicheleinPhilly I ❤️ that gorgeous baby. 3mo
Zelma What a sweet little boy. 😍 3mo
rubyslippersreads 🐶🐶🐶💤💤💤❤️❤️❤️ The People‘s Puppy! 😊 (edited) 3mo
youneverarrived He‘s just adorable 😍 3mo
DGRachel He's soooooo cute! 2mo
LauraBeth OMG I just saw this! He is SO itty bitty!! 😍😍 2mo
readordierachel I can't even handle it 😍 2mo
Aimeesue Fun fact: The fictional boardinghouse in Muriel Spark's Girls of Slender Means is named after her. 'The May of Teck Club was established by Princess May of Teck during the First World War "for the Pecuniary Convenience and Social Protection of Ladies of Slender Means below the age of Thirty Years, who are obliged to reside apart from their Families in order to follow an Occupation in London"' 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Those tummy freckles 😍 ! 2mo
LeahBergen @Sace Awww! I was just singing 🎶 “What‘s the story, Wishbone?” 🎶 to Johnny yesterday. ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Oh, that‘s actually her daughter who became Queen Mary (grandmother of our current queen). They are such a cool family. 👍🏻 And I need still need to read that Spark novel! 😄 2mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen You know, it would really make it easier for the rest of the world if the British royal families would use more than six names between them! 😂 2mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Right?? 😆😆 Well, there‘s an Archie now! 2mo
rohit-sawant How adorable! 💜🐶 2mo
BookNAround Johnny is too precious! 2mo
saresmoore Ooh, I‘ll be interested to hear what you and Shawn think of this book! 2mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore We‘re about halfway through and quite enjoying it (although a bit too much time is spent on her relatively uneventful childhood in comparison to her more exciting post-marriage years). 2mo
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻😻😻 2mo
Reviewsbylola She looks like she‘s rolling her eyes in the cover pic. 😆 2mo
emilyhaldi Omg I can't!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 and he really is the emoji 😆🐶 2mo
UwannaPublishme Omg, your puppy is so precious! ❤️ 2mo
valeriegeary Oh my goodness!!! How old? 😍😍😍 2mo
LeahBergen @valeriegeary 15 weeks of rottenness. 😆😆 2mo
valeriegeary @LeahBergen I have fallen fast in love 😆🐶❤️ 2mo
Suet624 oh my. seriously making me want to get a puppy to squeeze and kiss. 2mo
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Questionnaire | Evan Kindley
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1. I ❤️ having a group of kindred spirits to discuss books with. We may not all like the same books, but the important thing is that we all ❤️ books.
2. I‘m interested in most things, although I haven‘t done any swaps in awhile. And I love how Litsy has expanded my TBR. Also #catsoflitsy 😸
3. I wish there were a way to organize our followerers/followees. I have so many in my feed, I feel like I‘m sometimes missing things. #litsyquestionnaire ⬇️

rubyslippersreads 4. I used to post every day, but I‘ve gotten lazy. This discussion is making me resolve to be more active, because there‘s really no place like Litsy. 🌈👠 #keeplitsyactive #keeplitsyalive
5. I love readalongs/buddy reads, especially when they make me read a book I‘ve had on my TBR for ages. I like some of the questionnaires, but haven‘t done any readathons.
6. Make the app stop crashing after a new post in iOS. ⬇️
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rubyslippersreads P. S. For those who think Litsy has slowed down, my cats blame #JohnnyBergen for distracting @LeahBergen from reading and posting. 😹 3mo
ljuliel Thanks very much for taking time to reply. I like your added decorations on the screen. Very cute ! 🐈 ☕️ 3mo
ljuliel I just had to go to Leah‘s page to see who Johnny was. He is so cute. I like that one spotted ear. 3mo
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 2mo
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Why, Ted?!? 🐶 😭😭

DGRachel Oh no! 3mo
BookwormM Uh oh my guinea pig Rodney has also sampled library books 3mo
LibrarianRyan At least only it‘s the case. 3mo
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batsy Ooof! 😬 3mo
mabell @DGRachel @batsy He is a stinker! 😆 3mo
mabell @BookwormM I knew I wasn‘t the only one. I just wish he would have sampled something I don‘t have to replace! Forbidden fruit apparently. 🤣 3mo
mabell @LibrarianRyan True! Hopefully it wouldn‘t be a big replacement cost. This is my first time in this boat! 3mo
LibrarianRyan @mabell should be between $5-7. Depends if it‘s tape, or Cd and how many. 3mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen This is in your future! 😹 #JohnnyBergen 3mo
mabell @LibrarianRyan Oh good! That doesn‘t sound too bad. 2mo
mabell @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen It‘s bound to happen! Those boys 🐶 are trouble. 😂🤣 2mo
Chrissyreadit Good thing he‘s cute. 2mo
LeahBergen @mabell @rubyslippersreads I know!! Any time now!! 😫😫😫 2mo
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You've Got Tail | Renee George
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Got your tail!

erzascarletbookgasm 😁 and I love your bookshelf! 3mo
MeganAnn 😂😻 adorable! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Big Fattie wants to know if books are edible. 3mo
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Megabooks 😁😁😁😁💕 3mo
Balibee146 🐈🐈❤️❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen Love this photo and that bookcase 😍 3mo
Bookzombie I love this photo and how you are pointing out the many library books on the table. 📚📚💕🐱🐱 3mo
rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 3mo
Branwen So many things to love about this picture! 😻💕📚 3mo
BarbaraBB The library books 📚 😂 3mo
LibrarianRyan 😁 😁 😁 3mo
Soubhiville What a fun picture. 😻😹 3mo
saresmoore 😁♥️ 3mo
Sace 😻 3mo
sprainedbrain 😹 at the ‘library holds‘ 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 3mo
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm, @cinfhen that bookshelf is pushing 20 years old! The cats use it as their scratching post 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly everything is edible to Big Chonky 😹 3mo
LauraBeth @MeganAnn, @megabooks, @Balibee146, @rubyslippersreads, @Branwen, @LibrarianRyan, @Soubhiville, @Sace they‘re a fun crew to have around while I read 😽😽😽 3mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen I need more Johnny pics!! 3mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore I want to get nice bookshelves like yours, but the cats use this one as their scratching post...😹 3mo
LauraBeth @Bookzombie, @BarbaraBB, @sprainedbrain I‘ve made peace with my library hold situation - despite my family telling me that I need to get a handle on it! 😹 3mo
saresmoore This is why we can‘t have nice things! 😸 3mo
mabell Perfect photo! 😂 3mo
Cinfhen How‘s your shelf reorganization going @saresmoore 3mo
Cinfhen And yes, more #JohnnyBergen photos @LeahBergen 3mo
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